Thursday, June 13, 2019

Breaking the Weight Loss Plateau (Part 5) :

Breaking the Weight Loss Plateau (Part 5)
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Breaking the Weight Loss Plateau (Part 5) :
Enhanced Fitness Levels As your fitness level increases, your body efficiency increases and requires less calories to operate. Enhanced fitness causes a reduced resting metabolic rate and fewer calories required for normal daily activities. This is partially because your cardio-pulmonary efficiency is increased and your resting heart rate is lower. Solution: Congratulations! You're officially fit and healthy. You can justifiably feel proud of yourself. Concentrate on mixing up your routine to maintain progress and life will just get better and better! Another thing to keep in mind is that weight loss is not the only aspect to increasing your fitness.

It is possible to lose inches without losing weight. This is because if you build muscle through resistance training that muscle weighs MORE than fat but requires LESS space. A person who weighs 200 lbs with 25% lean muscle will be smaller than another person of the same height and weight who only has 20% lean muscle. So in summary there are four main things to remember:
  1.     Keep track of your BMR (how many calories per day your body needs to maintain itself).
  2.     Maintain a calorie consumption of 500-700 less than your BMR without going below the 1200 minimum.
  3.     Engage in exercise to prevent muscle loss.
  4.     Mix up your exercise program to prevent your body from adapting.

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