Diet & Exercise: What You Think You Know is a Lie

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We all know how important a healthy lifestyle is. From eating our five a day and avoiding overloading on sugars, fats and carbs, to ensuring we get our heart rate up for 30 minutes three times a week and walking 10,000 steps a day, there is a lot of best practice advice for us to follow if we want to keep our bodies as healthy as possible.

But while these guidelines (and plenty more besides) will help us to maintain a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index) and avoid preventable health problems in the long run, they’re not especially effective when it comes to fat reduction.

Fat loss lies

For those of us who want a sleek, toned physique, it’s typically more extreme diets and fitness regimes which promise us the bodies we want. Seemingly every year a new trendy diet comes onto the scene and a new fitness movement advertises the look we crave. From 5:2 dieting, to HIIT classes, these diets and workouts promise to help us achieve our dream bodies – but how often do they really work?

If you’ve been disappointed by results in the past, we’re here to tell you that many of the things you’ve been told about dieting and exercising for a more toned body are simply untrue. Stand by to discover why what you think you know about diet and exercise is a lie…

Dieting can make you gain weight

Starting and maintaining a restrictive diet is seriously tough. With hectic schedules, it’s very difficult to keep up a “heavy duty” diet, even over the medium term. This can result in extremely unhealthy yo-yo dieting.

On top of the impracticality of maintaining an extreme diet, restricting what we eat can actually make us gain weight over the shorter term. When we reduce the nutrients our bodies receive, our systems can enter “panic mode” which causes us to store fats instead of burning them. When this process happens, it can also start reducing our muscle mass. As muscles are the elements of our bodies which help us burn fat, this can make the problem even worse, triggering further fat retention.

Unless we’re planning to make a change for life, dieting is a hugely ineffective way to reduce fat. Any dietary changes we make must be sustainable over the long term to have any true, lasting effect when it comes to fat reduction.

It’s impossible to target fat reduction with exercise

No matter how many planks and crunches you do, it’s impossible to reduce fat in a particular area (like your belly) with exercise alone. While exercise will help you strengthen your muscles (which in turn will help your body burn fat and help improve how toned your body appears), it cannot target specific areas of fat, which means it will take a lot of sustained cardiovascular exercise to reduce fat – especially in stubborn areas like your tummy.

Xero Lipo can help you see results faster

It’s time to forget crash diets and extreme or unrealistic exercise regimes. Often that put such strain on your body and overall health. Instead it’s time to focus on achievable, sustainable and healthy lifestyle changes which will generate long-term, lasting effects (not to mention health benefits).

But sometimes you want to see results sooner rather than later – or need a little help reducing those stubborn pockets of fat. In these cases, technology can help. The latest innovation in non-invasive, non-surgical laser treatment can reduce waist circumference by up to an inch after just one, comfortable 40 minute session. Based on FDA approved technology it has been shown to be the safest non-surgical lipolysis on the maket place with the best results. It’s medical grade technology coupled with its nutrition and exercise support programme is all centred around balance and science. So it’s a gentle approach to a problem that we often look to attack rather than balance.

Your body shouldn’t be a battle ground.

Xero Lipo is the ultimate accompaniment to sensible lifestyle changes, which can result in visible fat reduction and toning in a matter of minutes.

Ready to kickstart your sensible, fat-shedding lifestyle changes? Give your body a head start and give yourself some serious extra motivation with a series of Xero Lipo sessions. Get in touch today to book in a consultation.