“Your body metabolism adapts to the healthier lifestyle, improving energy efficiency; the downside is that calorie burn slows down”
It’s usually easier to lose weight at the start, because the more weight you have to lose, the faster it comes off. The closer you get to your goal, the tougher it becomes to drop those extra kilos.
For one, your body metabolism adapts to the healthier lifestyle, with energy efficiency improving – this means your body requires less calories for the same bodily functions. The longer you do the same sort of workout, the less challenging and effective it becomes.
“Your body responds to restrictive diets and extreme exercise with a stress response, and rising levels of the stress hormone ‘cortisol’ promote fat storage”