Common Weight Loss Mistakes That Are Keeping You Fat
The most common weight loss mistakes go against everything we’ve learned about losing weight.
Calories in-calories out, exercise and restriction seem like perfectly reasonable ways to shed unwanted pounds; but that is not the whole story.
Running for hours on the treadmill and eating too few calories could be sabotaging your efforts.
A prolonged calorie deficit causes your metabolism to slow.
This is a survival instinct to prevent you from losing weight in times of famine.
When you do lose weight, you’ll be losing both fat and muscle.
This further slows your metabolism.
A Slower Metabolism May Lead to a Longer Life
A slow metabolism may not be the worst thing for your health.
A fast metabolism may be credited for keeping you slim but it may also be responsible for speeding up the aging process.
A review published in the Journal of Nutrition evaluated studies on daily energy expenditure, calorie restriction, and variations in metabolism and lifespan. Researchers discovered a strong negative relationship between residual longevity and residual daily energy expenditure. Higher daily energy expenditure in this review was associated with a shorter lifespan. As we metabolize food for energy, metabolic waste is produced that can cause free radical damage to the body. The higher the metabolism, the greater the metabolic waste produced. This scenario can lead to increased oxidative damage, accelerated aging and earlier natural mortality.