Less Cardio for Weight Loss

Did you know that I do less cardio than before… and l am still fitter and leaner than ever?

This may sound unbelievable, I know.

We have been led to believe that it’s healthy to do hours on the treadmill.

That we should run for miles to get a toned physique…

That we should spend most of our exercise time doing cardio.

But this just isn’t true!

Most women spend way too long doing cardio, and they are burning off their muscles instead of burning fat.

Another problem with cardio is that women tend to be compulsive with cardio.

We become addicted to it.

The truth is, it’s not healthy for your body’s metabolism.

When you’re doing high-intensity cardio over long periods of time, you burn off glucose, which is sugar.

However, when you’re burning off sugar, you actually start craving even more sugar.

You’re training your body to use sugar as fuel and this can lead to more and more intense sugar cravings.

Cardio can also burn muscles when you do it for too long.

It doesn’t burn off fat.

What our bodies need are intense bouts of cardio followed by slow walking or resting.

These are called Intervals.

Here are some examples of Intervals:

  • Do a 1-minute sprint followed by a 2-minute walk.
  • You can also do a 2-minute run followed by a 4-minute walk.

It’s always a 1:2 ratio, meaning every spike you do, you do twice as long in the lower intensity.

When you do intervals, you spike your heart rate during the bursts of cardio and lower it when you do the lower intensity.

This tells your body to hold on to the muscle and get rid of the fat.

You can spend less time on cardio.

You actually become leaner because you get to keep the muscles and not burn them off.

What you’re doing is training your body to burn fat, which means you’re going to be craving fat.

That’s when you know that you’re on the right path.

Your body should be craving fat and not sugar.

This means that you’ve trained your metabolism to go from being a “sugar burner” to a “fat burner”.

Try it and let me know how it works for you.

To Your Fat-Burning Machine,
Love and Light,

Andréa

 

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