Every day we are hammered on TV and social media about crazy exercise plans with terms like savage, extreme, shredded, animal and so on. On top of this we are bombarded with information on diet plans and “miracle” pills that claim to make you lose fifty pounds in two weeks or some other ridiculous claim which is totally unrealistic and unhealthy.
The truth of the matter is that it is very unhealthy to lose a large amount of weight in a short period of time. Doing so makes the body go into shock. The consequence of this is the release of stress hormones which make us feel edgy, anxious, and stressed. Stressing the body in such a way causes inflammation, which as I mentioned in many of my previous blogs can have serious negative effects on our general health. We may also have serious problems with sleep and rest. Continue reading