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If You'Re Going To Overdo Something, Overdo Everything

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This sounds strange, but the idea is that if you're really going to push yourself on a given day (e.g. doing 2 hours of cardio instead of 1), make sure you overdo your normal water intake and calorie intake too. We tend not to, thinking that the extra exercise will burn off more weight.

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But ultimately, all it will do is make you sick - you'll either be burning up lean muscle mass if you're not taking in enough food, and you'll wind up dehyrated (with an IV in your are, like I recently had), if you don't up the water intake. So, if you're going to overdo, overdo it all :-)

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  • I AGREE-LESS IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER-GREAT WAY TO THINK-MORE OF EVERYTHING-I LIKE THIS ALOT! emoticon - by 2RCSATHOME
  • I use the My Coach by Adidas. It is super great to ensure I have maximum burn! - by ASHLEYGRACE3
  • That makes all kinds of sense, I have been really hitting the exercise most Fridays, and then I wonder if I am overdoing it, because Saturday is almost impossible to get my 10,000 steps in or anything else, I always do 8 to 10 glasses of water but maybe I should try for more. Thanks for the suggestion. - by MERRYMARY42
  • Well that makes sense I think.
    I keep getting a message that I must increase my food intake. Since I am not losing a lot of weight I am very reluctant to do that for fear of additional gains instead. These 10 lbs have been a struggle but I do exercise daily and often for an hour or more. Good secret. Pat in Maine. - by NORASPAT
  • Very interesting concept - I guess it's all about keeping everything in balance. Thanks for the tip! - by CASE4GRACE

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