Weight loss is on every body’s mind today. The fear of gaining weight scares off even the healthiest beings. In an effort to lose weight, we have tried every trick in the book, from yoga to dance to gymming. However, an overload of anything can harm our body. While our trainer may tell us that spending all those hours in the gym can help you lose weight, it is important to remember that this can also trouble your weight loss journey. This does not mean that you should stop exercising altogether, but rather that excess of anything, whether a diet or a regime, can harm your body in the long run.
Gymming poses to be the perfect combination for a whole body workout. Squats, treadmill, cross trainer, weights, pull-ups and a hundred other machines which are found in the gym are meant to tone your body in an effective manner and achieve weight loss in the best way possible. This does not mean that gymming should be done every day for two hours and that this excess sweating means you’re also shedding extra weight. If done excessively, gymming can pose the following problems for you and hence, hamper your weight loss.
You’re exhausted all the time: If you have been feeling burnt out every day after a great session at the gym, chances are gymming has affected your metabolism. One major issue with too much gymming is the soreness it brings with it. This soreness can make you slouch through the day and leave you exhausted every day! The purpose of the exercise is to increase your energy levels and not diminish them.
Your body is bored: Even though in the beginning you lose all that water weight and feel that you have finally found your calling, doing the same routine every day means your body is bored now and will not change any further if you stick with it any longer. This is also your body’s way of telling you that you need to change your routine and try something new. Your body becomes resistant to the same kind of workout and hence, this can be one reason why you have stopped losing weight.
Over-training can lead to weight loss plateau: Over-training can lead to the body hitting a weight loss plateau difficult to break. This means that over exhaustion is making the body prone to stagnant weight.
Overworking your muscle: As per experts, training for more than an hour can lead to muscle tear and not repair. When you are training, the muscles are being overworked. This means that your body needs a rest day, wherein your muscles need to repair themselves to tone up. Over exhaustion will stop this process and hence, your weight loss as well.
You feel hungry all the time: Overtraining and exhaustion also mean that you are hungry all the time. Calorie in is equal to calorie out and this process only aggravates further if you overwork your muscles. This can hamper the body’s process of losing weight because you will always be feeding it to make up for the lost energy and creating a calorie deficit, which may stop your weight loss process.