There is a right way and a wrong way to go about weight loss. One way embraces following a fitness lifestyle. It will improve your health, longevity, appearance, performance, and countless aspects of your life. The other way is an extreme, borderline self-punishment approach that can led to physical, emotional, and systematic damage in terms of how your body and your life should be.
Last May a NY Times’ article highlighted recent research which underlined the damage that following an extreme fitness approach can cause. A big part of the article’s focus was on the television show The Biggest Loser and how the overwhelming majority of the participants wound up not only gaining back the weight they’d lost, but had been left with a measurably slower metabolism. For years, often against the criticism of well meaning, yet uninformed fitness professionals, myself and other have been teaching about the reality of metabolic burnout and how to prevent it (or recover from it). I’ve even created a free video based course via the Yescourse platform on that very subject.
At the time, Terry Goodlad and I did a Face 2 Face interview in which we talked about the issues involving extreme fitness, metabolic burnout, and what effect the NY Times article might have. Below is that interview for you. If you have any questions regarding this I would really encourage you to check out the free Yescourse on Metabolic Burnout, and as always you can contact me with any questions or comments. email: email@example.com