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Over-exercising

November 12, 2020

Ilana Milstein personal trainer in nycWhy Exercise Might Be Sabotaging Our Weight Loss Goals

by Ilana Milstein

Over-exercising, specifically high intensity interval workouts or hours spent doing cardio can interfere or combat weight loss.

These exercises can often cause you to become hungrier than normal as they burn an incredible amount of calories in one time. Finding yourself starving combined with knowing you burned so many calories can both cause you to overeat as well as take on the mentality that you burned it so now you can eat it.

Moreover,  these kinds of exercises cause your cortisol levels to rise. Cortisol is your stress hormone which sometimes turns off your digestive system, letting your body hold on to the food it takes in and not burning it off or digesting it.

Take a look at your workouts – do they make you feel good after or deplete you and make you starving. Proper nutrition both before and after your workout is key but maybe you are overexercising. Experiment with other forms of movement like yoga or pilates or see how you feel when you take a workout break… are you as hungry? are you eating as much?

Ready to set up the right program? Contact Ilana today!

Ilana Milstein
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Balanced Pilates Certified Pilates Instructor
Founder No Excuses Training

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