Why you cannot lose weight

cannot lose weight

Let me start with some bad news – you cannot lose weight by following most of today’s conventional advice around what makes the best exercise to lose weight.

Most exercise tips to lose weight these days focus on aerobics (often referred to as “cardio”) as the best way to tackle the problem.  They suggest that you should try walking to lose weight, endless running or any combination of demanding fitness activities that will have you sweating buckets and panting like a dog on a hot day.

The reality, however, is that – despite following that advice and engaging into endless jogging, elliptical machine training, Zumba and other “fun” activities – the majority of people cannot lose weight and keep it off.  You too might have tried some semi-esoteric “fat burning exercises” found in many glossy magazines or sweating buckets trying various DVD aerobic workouts – all to no avail.  But that’s not your fault – what you have been told so far might have all been very wrong – the reason why you cannot lose weight is because the best exercise to lose weight is not aerobic training.  This article will explain why – and will also teach you how to spend significantly LESS time exercising and get MORE results.

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The hidden dangers of running and other cardio

Winter or summer, day or night, women or men – it seems that any time you peek out the window you see fitness enthusiasts running or jogging with their MP3 players on, hydration packs around their waists, reflective gear and total dedication on their faces.  Old or young – people are running towards a great goal – getting healthier and fitter.

Or are they?

The road to hell is said to be paved with good intentions.  For years, running was (and, unfortunately, still is) synonymous with fitness.  If you wanted to lose weight or commit to a healthier lifestyle – the first thing you did was grab a pair of running shoes and head outside.  You almost knew that to be fit you had to endure cold in winter and heat in summer, spend many hours each week waking up at five o’clock in the morning and slowly but surely trying to melt off those extra pounds.  The sense of achievement after running your first 1K, 5K, 10K (or simply thinking that, like in a famous Scotch ad, “someday you will”) felt great.

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