Lifting weights and changing physique
Contrary to popular belief, cutting back calories might help you drop weight, but only briefly. It is your metabolism, or the rate at which your body burns calories for energy which determines how fast weight will come off and how long it will stay off.
Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the speed at which your body burns calories while you’re at rest.
Studies have demonstrated that low carb dieting (less than 1,000 calories per day) can reduce your metabolic rate up to 15 to 30%.
On a fad diet, you will most likely lose additional pounds, but your body will adjust your metabolic rate to survive on fewer calories. Then, when you consume more food to satisfy your hunger, you won’t just regain the weight you lost, but also put on more pounds since your metabolism has been slowed down to accommodate that 1,000 calorie diet.
Yes, it is true, you can lift weights and get rid of weight. Aerobic exercise burns calories while you’re performing the action and for one-to-two hours afterwards. (So you are burning more calories while you sleep.) Allow me to explain further…
Many myths surround resistance training and women, particularly the notion that it gives girls big, bulky muscles. Many women do not lift weights for this reason.
The hormone testosterone is depended upon by development. Girls have less testosterone than men and are less likely to build muscles. It takes weeks of weight training to develop muscles.
Muscle, as active tissue, burns off calories to keep itself and to fuel bodily movement. Fat, which functions primarily to purify the body, needs calories simply to sustain its cellular activity.
Having a regular, moderate weight lifting or strength training regimen, girls are more likely to achieve a thinner, well-toned body shape because of increase in metabolism and resultant fat reduction.
Over cutting down the quantity of food burning calories through exercise is recommended. The body will not think that it’s being starved and, thus, won’t respond by slowing the rate at which it metabolizes food.