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Play sports and lose weight

Play sports and lose weight

Mireia Cervera 31 October 2017

Discover in this post the keys to exercise and lose weight. We explain the factors involved in weight loss and the best way to feed ourselves.

Exercising helps increase energy expenditure.co and therefore allows you to burn fat and lose weight. Therefore, it seems logical that just by starting to exercise we will lose weight. However, this is not always the case. Why?

First of all, we must take into accountthe following factors:

  1. That the effort we have made does not significantly increase energy expenditure (Pilates, yoga, gymnastics, undemanding walks).
  2. Eat more. It is quite common for exercise to awaken the apetito. And it is also common that sports are taken as an excuse to eat or drink the odd temptation.
  3. The big palizones in the gym are not effective if we then spend the rest of the day at the computer or on the sofa. HOh, to adopt a more active lifestyle in general.


Once these factors have been discarded, we must bear in mind that when we start to exercise, our body detects that it lacks resources to face that exercisephysical. In this way, the body begins to adapt to exercise by creating more muscle tissue and accumulating glycogen (energy) in the muscles and in the liver. This increase in protein to create muscle tissue retains water. Therefore, the increasemuscle mass is one of the factors to take into account.

That weight loss is the consequence of your training, not the reason.

Another factor to take into account is that, when exercising, we will also need more energy, which is usually basically glycogen that is stored in the muscles. Glycogen when stored also retains water, something that also adds and doesthat the weight does not drop as much as we want.

Therefore, if we want to lose weight, basically, we must create an energy deficit. But if we exercise and maintain the same diet, we will probably stay with the same weight. ANDnot because exercise doesn't work, but because what we lose in fat, on the other hand, we gain muscle mass.

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale

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