Why Weight Training Is Not As Effective To Lose Weight As You Might Think?


Most of us have been told since childhood that one must do running or walking or you will be overweight. Newspapers are flooded with chronicles of “nutritionists” and “fitness experts” who invite us to work out or train more to lose weight.
However, there are individuals who train at the gym for six days a week and run a mil a day in the woods and still never lose weight? And is it no one ever wondered a little why the local fitness instructor is bits flabby, even though he is almost training like a squirrel? Therefore, your training might be not as effective to lose weight.

One of America’s most distinguished professors in training research, Eric Ravussin at the University of Louisiana, recently told Time magazine that: “In general, exercising to lose weight is rather pointless.” The fact is that more and more recently published studies of weight loss indicated that strenuous exercise is not close to being as effective as people are led to believe through advertising and self-proclaimed experts in weight loss.

Although burning workout calories (though not nearly as much as you might think), also stimulates hunger. The increased appetite associated with exercise may lead to the intake of excessive calories mostly unconsciously than you would otherwise have done. This in turn hinders weight loss to occur or even gain weight.


How many treat themselves with a kebab or candy after exercise? This comes from an overestimation of the amount of calories you burnt off with running on the treadmill and then to eat as much or more than what you burnt. Even more problematic are those who are not even aware that their training leads to increased appetite and do not have an awareness of how many calories different foods contain, or how much energy they really need to eat. Another problem is that intense exercise may put the body’s fat burning system to go on the backburner.  It isn’t that you must not workout. It is important to train your muscles and heart. However, one must not be incorrect and contain poor understanding about his actual calorie intake.

Oxygen uptake, effective stress management, balance, flexibility, injury prevention, and reversal of muscle loss associated with weight loss are just a few of the really good reasons why you should train but not insanely. But do not think you automatically lose the abundance fat just because you keep running. As someone said, “muscles are made in the kitchen, not the gym.”