We all realize the importance of maintaining a healthy
weight. What we often fail to consider
is that strength training benefits weight loss. The two best ways to lose weight are through
proper nutrition and a planned exercise program.
It seems that most of us have developed a real love affair
with food. There are those that see food
as fuel. The majority of us use food for
comfort. It is our go to in times of
stress. Food we buy in the store, at the
restaurant, or the local fast food chain, is designed to make us want
to eat more than we should. That is
called marketing. Eat a normal portion,
one cookie, finish the package because you can’t just stop at one, right?
I am a perfect picture of the lose weight then gain back
what you lost plus ten pounds. I have
done it over and over. The picture above
is me before and after. I was 80 pounds
overweight before starting this process.
Almost to my goal in the after photos.
What is different this time?
I never really concentrated on the exercise portion of
weight loss. This time I am reaping the benefits of a strength training program. While fat is
necessary to store energy, and performs many beneficial functions, too much is
detrimental. Pound for pound fat takes
up more space than muscle.