Exercise Therapy

The plateauing of weight loss occurs due to decreased metabolism. The cause of this decreased metabolism is homeostasis—the body’s natural biological defense mechanism to balance against outside forces. Therefore, even if food intake is decreased, weight loss does not occur. After starting the obesity treatment, many become frustrated at this plateau. However, having the right knowledge about the adaptation phenomenon and not giving up on treatment is the key to continuous and successful weight loss.

In the case that the adjustment phenomenon appears and weight loss stagnates, it is helpful to increase the amount of exercise. During the primary weight loss period, the body burns its carbohydrates for energy; then it uses the body’s stored sugar and muscles. Lastly, the body burns fat for energy. More than 25% of weight loss takes place in the decomposition of muscle tissue that is necessary to the body. However, when the muscles are broken down, the base metabolism also slows down; therefore the pace of energy reduction also decreases, making the diet more difficult.

The Importance of Exercise

  • Exercises increases the basal metabolic rate, which causes energy consumption to increase and allows you to lose rate more quickly and healthily.
  • The goal of a diet is to reduce fat, to not reduce weight. Do not focus on the numbers. This diet program will help you to maintain muscle mass, increase basal metabolic rate, and prevent protein degradation that may arise as a result of prolonged and excessive fasting, allowing you to maintain your weight in the future.
  • Light exercise is helpful for relieving stress and reduces appetite.
  • Exercise also allows you to create a beautiful figure that cannot be achieved through weight loss alone.