It’s quite common to hear people saying how ineffective their exercise routines are in making them lose weight. How can that be possible? If you’re really working your butt off sweating for about an hour, how can it be that you see no results?
Well, it’s not really a mystery, you know? There’s actually an explanation for that and I’m sure that you will all agree.
Some people just see exercise as a task that’s very hard to do. Now after 30 minutes to an hour of work out the best thing that they could think of (after making themselves do something so hard) is to reward themselves of “good” food to make them feel better.
This is the reason why more and more Americans are still becoming over-weight despite (what they say) keeping them active. That also goes to the British people were in less than half of their adult population is obese.
Author and weight loss expert Dr. Khandee Ahnaimugan says that most people just end up taking in more calories after losing some in the gym (eating up calorie rich foods after working out) thinking that it can’t hurt when actually it does. This is one reason why some people would even notice themselves gaining weight even after working out for a month.
Some people tend to see very small results because they sometimes misinterpret the guidelines. Like in Britain where it’s been recommended that a person should do about 20 minutes of exercise daily. However, this only goes to those who want to maintain their weight and not on losing some.
Another factor is not changing their diet plan. No matter how much time you spend on the gym sweating, it will all go to waste if you’re just going to have pizza for dinner. To really lose weight, a person should make it a point to lessen their calorie intake and gradually change their diet with healthier options instead of the usual unhealthy things that they’re used to.
Jonathan Ross of the American Council on Exercise points out that the sedentary lifestyle of people is what makes it even harder to shed some pounds. People would think that doing the exercise for a while is already enough and then they will just return to their couch and do nothing again expecting to lose weight. But what people should know is that it doesn’t really work like that.
David Marshall, a famous fitness trainer suggested that having protein shakes or other protein rich food like chicken, meat, fish and eggs are the best food to eat after a workout. Since the most worked out part of the body is the muscles, replenishing it with the right kind of food can replace what’s lost without adding numbers to your waist.
Sam Feltham, a health expert says that eating omega-3 rich food can improve the fat-burning process when you work out while it also helps rebuild the muscles in the body. With this he recommends fish fillets, mashed peas and avocado chips as an after-work out meal.