Time and time again I see people struggling to lose weight eating very few calories and doing tons of cardio. What gives? Shouldn’t the pounds be dropping? Well, not if your metabolism has been damaged through a faulty fitness lifestyle. Here’s what you need to know about your metabolism and how to fix it.
What Causes a Broken Metabolism?
To put it simply, a damaged metabolism (also known as metabolic adaptation) is typically caused by prolonged excessive calorie restriction combined with excessive physical activity.
You might be wondering why your weight isn’t budging if you’re eating 1200 calories and doing hours of cardio every day. After all, you know that you need a calorie deficit to lose weight, and you think it’s obvious that your deficit is more than enough.
And therein lies the problem – your calorie deficit is more than enough. However, understand that this calorie deficit is only on paper, as your true energy deficit is… Continue Reading