I read in Reader's Digest that people only lose 3% of their body fat with just exercise alone. And people lose more body fat and weight when they combine exercise with improved diet.
Since the time you started working out...have you also revamped your diet?
If not, 1) Check to see if you're reducing the amount of calories in your diet...but not extreme reduction! Just a couple or few hundred calories will do.
2) Reduce your sugar/processed food intake...those sabotage any weight loss efforts!
3) Stay hydrated...at least 8 cups of water, if not more. Staying hydrated boosts metabolism.
4) Trade out high calorie foods for more fruits and veggies, which are naturally less in calories and better for overall health and longevity.
ALSO...do you do any strength training? Building muscle helps to burn more calories, and people who do 3 sessions of strength training per week lose more weight, too...I think I read that in Reader's Digest too!View Thread
You're welcome! Like I said, I doubt you have tachycardia because you would know! Heart skips a beat then starts racing at unimaginable beats per minute, chest tightness, dizziness/lightheadedness, shortness of breath, panic that you could be having a heart attack but you're not...these are all things that I experience with that condition! I was just mentioning that it could be something heart-related in general.
"Why do I often feel cold just after exercising? When you get cold, even feel cold or get goose bumps at the end of an exercise session or after, you are dehydrated, that is, your body requires water. During exercising, heat from your working muscles is transported by the aid of water to your skin where it is transformed into sweat. If there is too little fluid in your body, it will start "economising" on the water so that less water and blood will be transported to your skin. The skin then feels less warm. Another economising mechanism consists in the sweat glands in your skin contracting, producing the small bumps on your skin called goose bumps. What is seen in your skin are the small muscles and when they are contracted, your skin will give off less water. That is why you get goose bumps when you need water. One or both signs often indicate dehydration, unless the air is cold where you exercise. That may also be the reason why you get cold."View Thread
Maybe it is low blood pressure. But perhaps it can also be that you're anemic...possibly low on iron...I know that feeling cold is a symptom of that. Not sure if being low on B12 (another form of anemia) also causes the feeling of being cold.
Your thyroid horomones can also be low...again, feeling cold is one of the symptoms of that.
Not to scare you, but it could be an underlying heart condition. I have tachycardia, which is a fast, irregular heartbeat that beats over 100 bpm...haven't had an episode in a while, but when I did in my 20s while I was running, I felt light headed, muscles felt rubbery, among a whole other list of symptoms, but those were two you mentioned. Not saying you have tachycardia, but there could be some relation to the heart.
Bottom line, talk to your doctor. It could be something benign and just happens to you, and it's a pain but you'll live with it, OR it could be something more serious, you never know until you seek help. Explain everything and see what they say...maybe blood tests or other referrals have to be given.View Thread