How to Train for Sustainable Weight Loss
A few caveats:
You can lose weight doing anything as long as you’re eating at a calorie deficit.
I assume you’re already focusing on nutrition as a way of getting into a calorie deficit.
I’m talking very specifically about sustainable weight loss, losing the weight and keeping it off long-term.
I’m advocating what works for most people. Your mileage may vary.
You should also be moderately active on a day to day basis, getting at least 7000 steps per day.
Most people do this when they first try to lose weight. I have a ton of clients who have done this.
But, the problem with focusing on cardio without lifting weight is that you almost certainly lose muscle.
Which leads to a slower metabolism.
Which means you’ll have to eat fewer and fewer calories to maintain the weight loss!
Which you won’t be able to do for more than a few months because you’ll be so damn hungry. 🤦🏽♀️
Just doing yoga or Pilates is another issue I see all the time, especially with women who are either scared that weights will make them bulky, or are plain intimidated to lift weights.
Yoga and Pilates are great and have a TON of benefits. You should do them, or at least spend time doing mobility work on a consistent basis.
But, they don’t quite have the same muscle preserving affects the strength training has. 💁🏽♀️💪🏽
Oh and fellas...
Lifting weights is awesome.
But, what if I told you doing a little more mobility work and throwing in some cardio from time to time would actually make you STRONGER.
More mobility = movement through a greater range of motion = more strength.
And isn’t it obvious that having a stronger heart from cardio will help your strength training??
A balance of everything is key. 🤗❤️