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Even God rested on the 7th day


Thursday, May 09, 2013

i have an addiction to the gym. now, dont get me wrong. i want to sleep in with the rest of them, and if i could be naturally skinny and fit with muscles without ever having to workout again, by all means id never hit a gym. but i cant, and so i am addicted to going. we all know that you are suppose to have a rest day. i havent had one in.........i lost track. i am running a 10k on saturday, which makes tomorrow the perfect rest day. but i am trying to talk myself into NOT going to the gym.......my fear? if i dont burn off extra calories in the morning, i wont be able to eat all of my meals because it would make my caloric intake only 1180 for the day - IMPOSSIBLE without hunger pains. lets see what i decide to do tomorrow morning.
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DBERGY 5/10/2013 7:44PM

  Our bodies are Amazing!

Did you know that if you over-exercise you will actually slow your metabolism down? It is true! If you don't eat enough your body has a way of slowing itself down to protect itself from starvation periods, even if you exercise.

Now granted you don't eat enough LONG enough you WILL lose weight (just look at concentration camp victims) BUT you are losing valuable muscle which is essential for a higher metabolism.

You should NEVER eat less than 1200 calories (the average BMR) ever! Even on days you don't exercise. Doing that slows your metabolism down to a crawl... Your body will think it is in starvation mode, and make it very hard for you to lose weight. I know it seems counter intuitive, but trust me... I KNOW... (aka been there done that)

So yes you need to rest... and eat more than 1180 calories in the same day... Relax just one day... your body will thank you...

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