I’ve always been under the impression that if I sweat more I lose more weight.
From time to time I go jogging with a friend of mine and I noticed that she sweats more than I do.
Does this mean that she loses more weight than me doing the same type of physical exercise, with almost the same intensity and duration?
I started doing some research to find out if this is possible at all.
Well, apparently it is possible for her to lose more weight because she sweats more. But it isn’t the weight loss I believed it to be. It seems that sweating can help you drop more pounds than if you are not sweating at all, but these pounds are not necessarily fat and can be gained back immediately.
Why? Well, because sweating means losing water which can be replaced immediately by drinking a glass of water or other liquids.
What happens with the body when it sweats?
When you start working out your body consumes lots of energy. It heats up so there is an automatic reaction against the excessive heat. This reaction is sweating. You could say that you sweat to cool off. The same thing happens when it is too hot outside and the body temperature tends to rise. To avoid that, the body starts to sweat again.
This cannot possibly be the same thing with weight loss. But, when it comes to sweating during working out, it can really mean you are losing pounds at least just temporarily.
If you are looking to lose weight for good, to burn fat and calories, you need to combine work out routines with a proper diet. This is the secret all those who have lost many pounds share with us. Cardio is great, but it has to be combined with weight lifting and other types of exercises that do not necessarily involve sweating. So, don’t fool yourself into believing that you are burning fat if you are sweating more all of a sudden!
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