If you ever needed an excuse to skip tonight’s gym class, then you’re in luck.
According to a nutritionist Jessica Sepel, exercising too much can actually stop you from losing weight.
The Australian nutritionist, who has a Bachelor of Health, discusses the problem in a blog post.
According to her, “overdoing the exercise may be making it harder for you to lose weight”.
When you work out too much, your cortisol levels spike (remember, your body doesn’t know the difference between exercise stress and normal stress).
Then, when you stress out about working out, your cortisol levels go CRAZY. And high cortisol means your body can’t burn off fat – it’s too busy trying to balance out your parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems.
She advises low-intensity exercise such as pilates and yoga.
So if you’re hitting the gym non-stop and not seeing a difference, maybe that’s why.
Hmm – not sure if it’s 100% accurate, but it definitely sounds good to me.