Exercising Makes Weight Loss Impossible?!
We usually think that, as long as we exercise regularly and eat the right kind of food, we are bound to stay fit and in excellent shape. However, this does not necessarily have to be true. Namely, there are certain factors related to exercising which can stand in the way of losing weight and staying fit in that respect.
Basically, once you wake up in the morning only to have your demanding cardio training on an empty stomach, you surely are bound to burn quite a large amount of calories. Nevertheless, this extreme loss of calories will cause you to be extremely hungry once you come back home.
Now, since you need food in order to have energy for your workouts and your busy daily schedule, you are likely to eat more after an exhausting exercise session. This, in the long run, causes you to eat more for your breakfast and other meals during the day, leading to a weight gain instead to a completely opposite effect.
How To Change This?
Logically, you need to eat less after your workouts. In order to achieve this and reduce your hunger, you may try taking a shower after your morning exercising session and immediately going out for a coffee or an extremely light meal on the go.
Alternatively, you may want to have a meal high in fiber before your workouts. For these purposes you may have a bowl of cereal or whole grains. Eating these before working out will grant you calories you can spend without being extremely hungry afterward.
Pay attention to the protein shakes you are drinking, if you are doing such a thing. Quite often, these are full of sugar. Sugar makes up for all your lost and burnt calories, even adding somewhat extra, making your exercises futile, keeping your weight levels the same, or even elevated, regardless of your physical efforts invested. So, read the ingredients carefully and choose low calorie drinks of this type, keeping your calorie count under control and actually losing weight through exercising.
All in all, you need to organize your exercise schedule carefully. You will need to be careful about what you eat and when you eat it, since all this can influence your progress. Have a good diet, combined with a well planned exercising routine and you will be losing and maintaining adequate weight in no time, with minimal effort.