Fact: If you’re overweight, you may need more exercise – but you don’t need to drive yourself nearly that hard.
In fact, doing so may make your body think. “Emergency!!!” and hold onto your body fat even harder. If you’ve tried a healthy diet and moderate exercise and still failed to lose weight, your body is probably out of balance in some way.
You may be struggling with hormonal issues, insulin resistance, thyroid abnormalities, adrenal dysfunction, or some combination of all of these.
Find the problem and solve it.
Don’t push yourself to higher levels of exertion.
Women freak out and go straight to the High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), or the ‘chronic cardio’ version of workouts to try to work off their weight, this is definitely a wrong approach.
I have written an article about studies that where 700 women in their menopausal stage tried just cardio to lose weight – read that article here.
To learn more about moving into the menopausal sector of your life, about foods to chose and training protocols to follow, along with stress management – check out my Healthy Hormone program.
Learn about resistance training to help improve muscle composition in the body, which helps the metabolism work better, along with balancing hormones for mood, energy and wellbeing.