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Think Cardio is Enough for Weight Loss? Think Again!

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How many of us have thought that the secret to weight loss is as simple as lacing up our sneakers and hitting the pavement each morning?

We’ve heard the advice…

We’ve seen the videos…

We’ve told ourselves that if we just run a little further or sweat a little more…

We’ll finally start to see the pounds melt away.

But I’m here to tell you something different .

Don’t get me wrong, running is great. 

It strengthens your heart, boosts your mood and improves your overall fitness.

However, it might not be the silver bullet for weight loss we’ve all been led to believe.

Here’s the thing…

When you only do cardio, your body adapts to the exercise and burns fewer calories as time goes on.

In fact, you may have noticed hitting a weight loss plateau after a few weeks or months of daily jogs.

This doesn’t mean you’re failing or doing something wrong.

It simply means that it might be time to diversify your fitness routine.

Adding strength training to your routine, for example, can help build lean muscle…

Which boosts your metabolism and helps your body burn more calories even when at rest.

Balancing your cardio routine with a healthy diet is also crucial.

Remember, it’s not about necessarily eliminating your morning run. 

It’s about finding a balanced, sustainable fitness plan that works for you and your body.

I just wanted to clear that up because it’s an easy trap to fall into.

After all, the more we understand our bodies and how they respond to exercise and nutrition…

The better we are at reaching our health and fitness goals . :)

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Suzan Galluzzo

Suzan Galluzzo

I’m Suzan Galluzzo, Personal Trainer, Group Trainer and Nutrition Specialist, and a mom, too. And I’m here to tell you that you can have it all (without losing your cool). I know what it’s like to be that mother, wife, and caregiver who spends most of her nights awake only to have a full-time, relentless job waiting in the morning. Without her, the household doesn’t run. I get it. Read More >

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