I'm down 27 lbs and have my figure back from 25 years ago. I was a size 10, now I am a size 2. The perfect workout to maintain a healthy lifestyle while feeling fabulous.
-Connie P. Danville, CA
Whether you're trying to lose 10 pounds or 100, a comprehensive exercise and nutrition plan is essential. Try to just eat less and your body will adapt by slowing down your metabolism. And even if you do reach your weight loss goals, because your metabolism is slower it's even easier to put the weight right back on -- the dreaded "yo-yo diet" syndrome.
Can Cardio Help?
Sure, you can add cardio exercise, and that will help, but too much cardio has a downside: it increases levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can lead to overeating and health issues, but it also leads your body to burn muscle instead of fat. Those calories you're burning have to come from somewhere, right? Well, muscle is easier to burn than fat!
The Secret to Weight Loss
There is a secret, however: building muscle. Not big, bulky bodybuilder muscles, but the lean skeletal muscle that revs up your metabolism and burns more fat whether you're exercising or not. If you want to lose weight, drop a dress size (or 8!), focus on gaining muscle. You'll lose weight, look great (think Michelle Obama arms!) and set yourself up for long-term success.
We're Here to Help
Koko is located near you, and we've helped thousands of people lose weight in Grand Rapids and beyond. We'd love to customize a fat-busting weight loss plan — nutrition AND exercise — designed to help you reach your weight loss goals in the shortest amount of time.