Then why the heck do I have a section on it on the website??
Because exercise can help you maintain your fat loss and some studies suggest that Exercise Changes Fat and Muscle Cells. The Simply Stronger Program is about getting stronger, not thinner or less fat, although many people who start a program like Simply Stronger DO lose fat. The reason is often because a) they start to pay more attention to what they are eating b) they feel better and so "crave" sugary foods less often c) they become more active in their daily lives increasing the number of calories burnt daily and/or d) they decide to combine exercise with a nutrition plan.
Most people don't burn enough calories while exercising to offset the number of calories you are eating on a daily basis. It just doesn't work that way. Exercise makes your body more efficient at using the calories from the foods you eat, helps your body "reset" itself to a healthier baseline weight when you come off a reduced calorie diet, and affects your body on a cellular level, affecting your hormone production and metabolic function.
The Simply Stronger Program has an effect on your quality of life. Having bigger muscles (mostly for men - women don't carry enough testosterone in their body to get bulky) or having a more shapely body (result for most women) will happen. The more fat or padding you have on your body, the less you will see muscles.
But how do I get six pack abs?
There are 2 ways you can get six pack abs: 1) lower your body fat % to VERY low and 2) have the genetics that would give you more bulky abdominal muscles. Abs are like blond hair: either you are born with it, or you have to spend a lot of time and energy making it look that way.
In the end it's not important for your heath to "look" a certain way, and it's certainly not healthy to be extremely lean. What IS important is to have strong muscles, strong bones and strong ligaments and joints. The rest will come naturally.
The reason exercise helps you lose weight has very little do do with burning calories.
Exercise improves insulin and leptin sensitivity, affecting your body on a cellular level, improving metabolic function across the board. When you metabolic function improves, your body is better able to USE the food you eat for energy, rather than storing it as fat.
Exercise is your first line of defense against insulin resistance.
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