Weight loss programs, we've all heard that the harder you work, the better the results. While it is true that exercising at a high intensity can stimulate a stronger weight loss response in your body, the best results are achieved with careful planning and moderation. Overtraining can cause physical problems, such as persistent pain, nausea and injuries, as well as lack of encouragement and motivation. This means that training yourself too much could, in reality, prevent you from achieving the weight loss results you want.
It may be tempting to exercise hard every day to lose weight fast, but plan to have rest days and follow them as strictly as you would with a workout or diet because they are equally important. If your program involves high intensity exercises, such as circuit training or long runs, do them less frequently and with at least 48 hours of rest in between. You can do low-intensity training, such as short races, almost every day, but you must have at least one day of rest per week. Keep a training log to monitor your activity, as well as your weight loss.
Back to normal
If you are experiencing stagnation in your weight loss results, too many muscle or joint injuries or a decrease in motivation, you may have already reached a point of overtraining. The only solution is to rest. If the symptoms come from just a few weeks of overtraining, some days of complete rest will be enough. However, you may require more recovery if the problem is not treated for a long time or if the symptoms are severe. Consider consulting a personal trainer or medical professional to help you redesign your routine and lose weight again safely.