During the Sweatpants stage, be careful not to overdo it with extreme calorie deficits and excess cardio exercise. Let me explain why…
In the Sweatpants stage your body’s ability to release fat is far better than its ability to burn that fat.
Your fat cells are over-filled with fat and if you push your body/metabolism too hard, it can cause them to release too much fat into your bloodstream, leading to insulin resistance, thicker blood, inflammation, and other health problems.
That’s right…releasing too much fat (i.e. faster than you can burn it) can actually make you insulin resistant.
So, take it slow and steady during this stage. Cut a few calories (for example, 10%) from your diet and increase your activity just enough to get the weight moving (walking and resistance training are great forms of exercise for the Sweatpants stage).
Too large of a calorie deficit from too much cardio and/or too few calories can lead to unwanted cravings, hunger, and fatigue, and ultimately derail your weight loss efforts.
Although this part of your journey can feel rewarding, it is not uncommon for people to get derailed easily after just a couple of weeks. That’s why you need to be especially strategic during this stage, you risk overloading and over-stressing the metabolism.
So what now?
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