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Does More Exercise = More Calories Burned?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but if you think increasing your exercise will increase your calories burned per day, you’d be wrong. It pains me to tell you this but according to some recent research (Pontzer et al.) we are all subject to what is called “Constrained Daily Energy Expenditure”. What researchers realized was that no matter how active we are, our bodies are designed to maintain a daily energy expenditure within a narrow window no matter how hard or much exercise we perform. It’s called homeostasis.

This certainly doesn’t mean that exercise is pointless, it just sheds light on why the typical recommendation of exercise more and eat less doesn’t work long term. More importantly, building muscle is the only way to speed up our long-term metabolism and the only way to do that is to exercise. Specifically, resistance training.

The good news though, is that there are endless benefits from exercise and if combined with proper nutrition, you can lower your body fat as well as increase your overall health and wellbeing without worrying about calories in versus calories out. By following the Motivate Fitness Rules for Fat Loss along with a properly designed exercise program, this can easily be accomplished, which is why we have been so successful with our Leptin Reset Program.

Getting Started Tips:

·Weight train 2-3x per week focusing on full body compound exercises such as squats, deadlifts, rows and presses for 2–4 sets of 6–15 reps of resistance training

·Walk daily

·Consume approximately 1.5 g protein per kg of body mass

·Add healthy fats to your nutritional plan like avocado’s, coconut oil, ghee

·Reduce the amount of processed carbohydrates and sugar

To GET STARTED or for more information on our Leptin Reset Program click HERE

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