Weight loss: Too much exercise could stop you from shedding the pounds | Diets | Life & Style

Gym members no longer have to feel guilty for dodging the gym. 

According to a nutritionist, you might be better off ditching the dumbbells. 

Jessica Sepel believes working out regularly may hinder your chances at shifting the pounds. 

She told Cosmopolitan: “I can tell you that over-exercising can do more harm to your weight than good. 

“I see clients all the time who exercise everyday (sometimes twice) and still can’t lose the weight.” 

Jessica explained that when you work out too much, your cortisol levels spikes – your body doesn’t know the difference between exercise stress and normal stress. 

Then, when you stress out about working out, your cortisol levels go crazy. 

She said: “And high cortisol means your body can’t burn off fat – it’s too busy trying to balance out your parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems.” 

She suggests that instead of intense fat burning exercises, lesser cardio such as pilates or walking helps to reset your cortisol levels and recover the body. 

It worked for one of her clients. She said: “They would come back into my office and their clothes were looser, their energy levels were higher, and they were sleeping much better.” 

When it comes to what food to eat, weight loss diets aren’t all about what you eat, but the amount you eat too, which is why a new plate design could trick your mind into eating less and shedding the pounds. 

A crinkly plate, designed with ridges that reduces the amount of food it holds, could soon hit the market and be an easy answer to weight loss. 

While the plate looks like any other from above, it’s also made of clear glass to make food look bigger. 

The plate was designed by Nauris Cinovics from the Art Academy of Latvia who is now planning to test it on 100 people. 

Obesity experts have backed the idea, saying the plate could act as an alternative to just choosing smaller plates. 

The plate could turn eating dinner into a more complex and longer process, as diners…

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