YOU'RE eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, you're regularly working up a sweat in your local spin studio, and you've put a virtuous ban on all after-work wines at the pub. So when you step on the scales after weeks of blood, sweat and tears, why has your weight-loss progress stubbornly plateaued?Perhaps it's your genes, rather than your lack of gusto on the treadmill, that holds the answer.Chances are you'll have heard someone blame their slow metabolism for their weight-loss struggles at some point. The general idea is that if you've been blessed with an overactive or fast one, you can eat more, work out less, and still maintain a svelte figure.But what exactly is the mythical 'M' word, how does it work, and can it really be the reason why some people find it harder to lose weight than others? We asked some experts to weigh in...:: The metabolism in a nutshellYour metabolism isn't a single organ. It's actually an umbrella term that's used to describe lots of different metabolic … [Read more...] about Is your slow metabolism actually the reason you struggle to lose weight?
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Could your slow metabolism be the real reason why you can’t shift that weight gain? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk You're eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, you're regularly working up a sweat in your local spin studio and you've put a virtuous ban on all after-work wines at the pub. So when you step on the scales after weeks of blood, sweat and tears, why has your weight-loss progress stubbornly plateaued? https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/could-your-slow-metabolism-be-the-real-reason-why-you-cant-shift-that-weight-gain-37445429.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37445423.ece/cec3f/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-10-23_lif_45118320_I2.JPG Email You're eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, you're regularly working up a sweat in your local spin studio and you've put a virtuous ban on all after-work wines at the pub. So when you step on the scales after weeks of blood, sweat and tears, why has your weight-loss progress stubbornly plateaued? Perhaps … [Read more...] about Could your slow metabolism be the real reason why you can’t shift that weight gain?
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 07/23/2018 05:33 pm ET Susy AlferezGuest Writer Before I was ill, I took my health for granted. I was a vegan. I ate only organic. I avoided additives and preservatives and drank eight cups of water a day. I ate mostly raw mono meals, with hardly any salt or sugar. I compacted all the health dos and don’ts I had read or heard about into a very rigid lifestyle that centered on maintaining a “clean body.” I should’ve appreciated that my body never hurt and that I rarely got sick or needed to visit a doctor. Being healthy was like having electricity ― it was a luxury that I thought I would never be without. I honestly could not have imagined the nightmare that was waiting for me. I have been sick now for over two years. On the journey to a diagnosis, I heard it all ― pancreatitis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes. Even cancer was mentioned as a possibility. I have dealt with severe fatigue, … [Read more...] about What I Learned From Losing Weight Against My Will
You've been working out a ton and are convinced this is going to be the week that the number on the scale is finally where you want it to be. And then...nope. Womp womp.Put away that sad trombone—with a few simple changes to your normal routine, you can finally start to see results. In fact, changing it up is basically the secret sauce for making progress—whether you want to lose weight or just get strong AF. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below “Your body adapts to your workout, so it’s important to tweak your normal routine so you continue to get the most out of it,” explains Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S. and founder of TS Fitness in New York City. Here, some of his favorite ways to switch up your workout if your goal is weight loss. 1. Warm up (but really tho)If you jump into your workout without prepping your body first, well, you're a normal human being. But you won’t be able to perform as optimally (read: burn as many calories), says … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Switch Up Your Workout Routine To Lose More Weight
Getty ImagesRachel Murray If there's one thing reality-TV trainers are known for, it's definitely not sugar coating the truth. And that's why Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian trainer Ashley Borden tells all of her clients the same thing: You can't lose arm fat—at least not just arm fat.Getting rid of fat in just one area is what experts like Borden, who's also the creator of the ABFit app, call "spot reduction"—and as much as you might want it to be a thing (especially if you have a big event coming up), it's unfortunately not. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below In one study, for example, women who exercised using only their non-dominant arm for 12 weeks saw no change in size or shape between that arm and the arm that had just been chilling for three months. While they did lose some fat, it came from all over their bodies, not just the arms they'd worked. Real talk: You have very little control over where and how your body stores fat. And since women are … [Read more...] about A ‘Revenge Body’ Trainer Drops A Truth Bomb About What It Takes To Lose Arm Fat