Too Much Exercise Can Actually Make You Put On Weight

Ok, we know what you think. You go to the gym, you train, you eat healthily and quite frankly, these are all lies. HOW could we put weight on exercise?

And before trying to catch up with us, no, we are not about to say anything about how muscles weigh heavier than fat but on exercise can have many adverse effects on your body and, oddly, their. Said who? Says science. So the. Now that we have your attention, let's explain how it makes sense.

Lyn-Genet Recitas is a nutritionist and woman behind the metabolism plan, and in a recent post on MindBodyGreen she decided to clarify some myths about how you should actually boost your metabolism. ]

Long-term weight loss is only achieved and supported by an increase in your metabolism, right. So it makes sense that anything that slows down your metabolism results in weight gain. Most people assimilate exercise to metabolic stimulation, but overexercising can have the opposite effect.

When your body is subjected to excessive physical stress, your hormones are affected. This has an effect on the function of your thyroid, such as estrogen, testosterone and cortisol. "These asymmetric hormones affect your thyroid, the main gland of your metabolism," says Recitas

"Overexercising also affects your endocrine system, which creates even higher levels of cortisol," she explains. So you have it. Naturally, this is music to our ears – any possibility of passing a weight for more time in bed gets our approval.

Brb, we left to cancel our class tomorrow in order to be able to get additional zzzz. All in the name of weight loss, obvs.

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