You can’t out train a bad diet.
If you just “workout”, you could actually increase your cortisol, which will force your body to store more fat. You don’t want that.
You see it all the time. People work their butts off (figuratively that is, because at the end of the day their flabby butt is still there). They train and wonder ‘why am I not getting lean?’
Let me tell you why…three reasons:
#1 Backward Body Composition
We trade fat for muscle as we age. This tanks our metabolism because our muscle is metabolically active while fat is dead ugly weight.
Unfortunately, it’s easier to lose muscle than it is to lose fat. Our bodies PREFER to use lean muscle tissue for energy over our belly fat.
But with a strategic combination of high intensity interval training (HIIT), strength training and a nutrition plan that works synergistically with these workouts, you can actually force your body to harness belly fat as energy buy putting your metabolism into Afterburn.
#2 Hormone Havoc
Fat storing hormones like cortisol wreak havoc with belly fat and in today’s high stress world this hormone is at an all time high. Hormones that can promote fat burning like growth hormone and testosterone (women should have a healthy level of testosterone as well) decline with age but can be naturally boosted with the right kind of exercise. (This does NOT include things like running on the treadmill that actually increase fat storing hormones like cortisol.)
#3 Poor Eating
No matter what your exercise plan, if you’re not backing it up with solid nutritionally dense food, your plan will fail. And when it comes to eating, failing to plan is planning to fail, especially when your diet is too restrictive.
Adequate protein, nutritionally dense foods, weight training and HIIT together can get us the optimum health we so need.
Be Healthy and Stay Healthy.