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Oct

Exercise Myth Busters #36

Fasting will help you lose more weight

To build a lean, healthy body then you must eat. You can’t starve off the unwanted fat, rather you must work with your body and supply it with the energy that it requires to exercise safely and effectively and get through the day. Your body will fight back if you fast by burning its fat stores more slowly as it fears it will run out of energy and insulation.  It will also break down your muscle and you will become highly fatigued, weak and your immune system will begin to fail in the long-term. There is also the risk you will start binge eating on anything and everything and eventually when you stop fasting you will regain the weight you lost in the first place.

2 thoughts on “Exercise Myth Busters #36

  1. Mike Pedersen

    I use to say to my clients, “feed the machine, so the machine will burn”. Having been in the fitness industry for over 25 years, I’ve heard and seen all the diets to lose weight, and most of them are some form of calorie restriction along with deprivation. A combination for failure no doubt.

    Mike

  2. Mike Pedersen

    I use to say to my clients, “feed the machine, so the machine will burn”. Having been in the fitness industry for over 25 years, I’ve heard and seen all the diets to lose weight, and most of them are some form of calorie restriction along with deprivation. A combination for failure no doubt.

    Mike

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