A long time client of mine texted me last week. She said she feels like she has put on weight, despite going to the gym every single day. She’s also training for a half-marathon in April and hasn’t particularly changed her diet from what I’ve advised her. And yet she feels heavier.
The first thing in my mind was that it could be a sign of overtraining, so I told her to get her body fat percentage checked. She came back to me the next day with a scanned copy of her results, markedly showing that she has gained 10% body fat in six months.
Oh the horror.
For most of us who are training, and training hard every single day, the last thing we ever want to see is us putting on weight, or worse, body fat. Not seeing results is one thing, but seeing negative results is probably the worse feeling ever.
The good thing is, it can be avoided, if you know what the signs of overtraining are.
If you’ve been exercising for a while, read on to see if you’re experiencing any of these indicators. It could very well be the reason why you’re gaining weight even if you’re training every day.