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Why It’s Difficult For You To Lose Weight

Many sources would advice people to try and cut back on their caloric intake if they wanted to lose weight. Sad to say, this does not work for most people as shown by many studies. Even those who participated in the popular weight show World’s Biggest Loser gained back most of the lost weight after a period of six years even though they tried to include diet and exercise into their lifestyle. What could have gotten wrong? Why is it very difficult for most people to keep the weight off and maintain to an ideal size? The answer it seems has something to do with metabolism.

How is metabolism connected to you losing weight? When you lose weight, your resting metabolism rate (RMR) has the tendency to do down. What does this imply? RMR are the biochemical activities that happen inside your body when you are not living a physically active lifestyle. This is responsible in keeping you alive and warm. The standard RMR reference is when you are sitting down someplace in room temperature. RMR increases when you perform more rigorous activities such as walking or jogging. When you lose weight, you lose some muscle tissues or body fat, which causes your RMR to fall a small amount. The drop in RMR would mean that you need to work out harder than you did before you lost the weight and it just so happens that most people find it impossible to fit this into their schedule.

So how do you address this problem? Experts observed that people who underwent body contouring surgery procedures were able to keep the weight off on a long-term basis. For those who cannot afford to have these, exercises that train the soleus muscles such as squatting and heel raise exercise are recommended to help maintain RMR.

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