Untold Story: The Hidden Truth About Cardio On Health And Weight Loss
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Kaelin Tuell Poulin ‧ Former IFBB Pro athlete and Co-founder of LadyBoss Weight Loss
Read and learn how your daily gut-busting cardio routine may actually be preventing weight loss and pushing you closer to death.
In western cultures like ours, countries like the USA, UK, Australia, Canada and other European nations, what’s the first thing that anybody thinks of or tells you whenever the idea of weight loss is brought up? You’ve got to hit the treadmill, exercise bike or the streets and burn those calories!
On the surface of it, this makes sense, right? After all, you’re doing a lot of work and you’re sweating and breathing heavy. Surely running a few miles every day must dissolve those unsightly pounds like crazy, right?
Why Cardio Is The Wrong Way
Would you be surprised to hear that this is actually wrong? No, I’m not crazy – let me lay it out for you... Yes, cardio burns calories, it’s true. And yes, some cardio is good for you. Light cardio promotes a healthy heart and increases your endurance. On the other hand, though... heavy cardio has the opposite effects. Before I get into why, let me give you a simple but common sense example.
Imagine prehistoric men. These men and women are running around the Paleolithic world chasing down antelope, red deer, bison, and the occasional woolly mammoth. Most of their diet comes from animal protein and what edible plants they can scrounge.
Well, if cardio was so great for losing weight, these people would starve to death while running down their food. All that cardio would burn through their energy reserves faster than they could replace them. Yet they didn’t starve to death... Why?
TIP: Your daily gut-busting cardio routine may actually be preventing weight loss and pushing you closer to death.
Save Your Knees And Feet
For one thing, a lot of heavy cardio is hard on your knees, feet and joints overall. Second, it’s also hard on the heart. Too much cardio actually begins to add scar tissue to your heart and increases your rate of heart attack. We didn’t realise that for a while until they did many scientific studies on the subject.
As for losing weight, excessive cardio has the reverse effect and here’s why. Our bodies are genetically designed to survive. Our body’s job is to store energy as fuel both for its immediate use and in the form of fat for those times when food is scarce. In modern times, of course, food isn’t really scarce, so this built-in safety feature is rarely needed.
However, when you deprive your body of the nutrients it requires, either by starving yourself on some crazy diet or by overtaxing your body with lots of cardio, it switches into survival mode. Unfortunately, with heavy cardio, your body also becomes anabolic.
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Stop Burning Your Muscles
This means that it burns the most effective source of energy first – and that’s not fat... it’s your muscle! Take a good look at some of these chronic long-distance runners who compete. Many of them are kind of stringy looking and have to pack in the carbs just to maintain their muscle mass.
You want your body to burn fat, not muscle, obviously. It’s not really about calories, as many diets and so-called fitness gurus try to make you believe.
Calories are only a means of measuring food energy. Yes, if you want to lose weight, you must take in fewer calories than you consume, yet there’s so much more to it than that.
FACT: When you deprive your body of the nutrients it requires, either by starving yourself on some crazy diet or by overtaxing your body with lots of cardio, it begins to switch into survival mode.
The Biggest Secret Of Them All
The biggest secret to weight loss isn’t running 10 miles every day, starving yourself or even avoiding some of your favourite carbs, believe it or not. In fact, if you’re going to lose weight properly, it’s actually important that you do eat some of your favourite foods!
I know that sounds crazy, too – but it’s absolutely true, and I can prove it to you! If you know how to use your body’s natural processes to your advantage, it’s entirely possible to lose 10, 20 or even 30+ pounds in a single month without starvation diets, gut-wrenching cardio, ridiculous workouts and eating anything gross! It’s true, and I can show you the science to prove it!
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