In the next 10 days, I'm bringing you one 10-minute episode a day, each one related to dieting, slowed down metabolism, and fat loss resistance.
Today is Day 3/10, and we're talking about why it doesn't really matter how many calories you burn while working out.
FREE Ignite Your Metabolism Webinar
Do you struggle to lose body fat? Do you feel like no matter what you do, how little you eat, how much you exercise, you're not getting results? Do you feel exhausted and don't know what to do next, because you've tried virtually everything?
If so, Ignite Your Metabolism is for you: https://kerstenkimura.lpages.co/ignite-your-metabolism-webinar/
Webinar time: May 12th 2021 at 4pm PST/7pm EST
On this webinar, you'll learn
- Why you are not losing weight or inches even though you're exercising regularly and limiting your calories
- Why you may experience symptoms like fatigue, irritability, poor sleep and maybe even issues with digestion and cycle health
- But I won't only tell you WHY this happens, but also what is the #1 key to overcome metabolic resistance and finally start seeing the results you work so hard for.
If you can't join the live webinar, no worries — the recording will be sent to everybody who sign up.
However, try to be there, because that way you can ask your questions and I can coach you right there on the call! All participants who join the live call, will also get an early access to a bonus that will really help you to boost your metabolism so that you can start seeing the fat loss results that you've been working so hard for.
Why You Don't Need To Burn A Lot Of Calories In A Workout
Many women who want to lose body fat and weight, think that they need to burn as many calories as possible in a workout to accelerate weight loss. But the truth is that exercise plays a relatively small part in your daily calorie burn, and there are two factors that determine a way bigger portion of your daily calorie burn.
Here they are:
- Your BMR, or Basal Metabolic Rate. This is key because about 65-70% of your daily calories are burned via all the processes that your body goes through, that have nothing to do with your movement. The body uses energy all day, including when you don't work out, to think, digest, perspire, breath
- Your NEAT or your daily movement that does not include formal exercise. That's walking, shopping, running errands, cooking, doing laundry, walking, squatting down, picking up stuff, twisting, turning, etc. NEAT makes about 15-20% of your daily energy expenditure, so while it's not as significant as BMR, it's still important
- Your exercise. Believe it or not, but calories burned in exercise account for only about 10% of your daily calories. So, not nearly as important as your BMR or even NEAT!
How To And Burn More Calories – Without All The Cardio?
The best way to start burning more calories is to increase your BMR, so you don't have to rely on cardio to burn a large amount of calories daily. By doing a lot of calories, you're not building muscle, but muscle is the key to increasing your muscle mass and speeding up the metabolism.
How do you increase your BMR? By increasing your muscle mass with two things: 1) lifting weights regularly and 2) eating a high protein diet.
This is why I recommend that you don't choose your workouts based on how many calories they burn but instead, how much muscle they build.
Check out today's podcast, and don't forget to sign up for the Ignite Your Metabolism webinar too.
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