why you’re not losing weight at the gym

here are three reasons why you aren’t losing weight at the gym and what to do about them:

You’re Not Doing Enough (Intense) Cardio

Do at least 30-45 minutes of cardio, three to four times a week. Faster-paced workouts help release fat-burning hormones in the body and that interval training is key to losing unwanted belly fat. It also increases metabolic rate for up to 14 hours post-workout. To melt away unwanted pounds, choose high-intensity workouts like intervals, running, boot camp, or spin.

You Aren’t Really Committed

Mindlessly walking on the treadmill while flicking through a magazine isn’t the best way to go about weight loss, and neither is talking yourself out of a workout once you’re there. Commit yourself by finding a specific goal or personal reason that inspires you to lose the weight and use that as motivation to maintain your fitness routine. Along the way, set smaller goals for yourself and celebrate in some small way when you meet them. This will help you stay focused the entire way through.

You Don’t Strength Train

A good fitness program should incorporate one to two strength training sessions per week. Strength training can reduce overall body fat by three percent in just 10 weeks since muscle burns more calories than fat. After an hour-long strength training session, the average woman burns an extra 100 calories over the next 24 hours. If you don’t have time for a long session, perform supersets of compound moves instead.

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