Are you bored with your current weight loss workout? Have you reached a weight loss plateau and can’t figure out how to get out of the rut you are in? You are in luck. We have a solution for you.
You will be pleasantly surprised to hear that a steamy, heart-pounding romp between the sheets can help you lose weight – and keep it off.
Here are five reasons why sex is good for your weight loss efforts.
1. Sex burns calories.
Which would you prefer?
- Lying in bed with your honey, watching late night TV, and burning 70 calories an hour. Or…
- Engaging in 25 minutes of hot sex and burning way more calories?
We thought so. Option number two it is. A 150 pound woman will burn 88 calories in just 25 minutes. A 180 pound man will burn 106 calories. If you don’t want to have sex, you could burn those calories while riding a stationary bike for the same length of time. But really, who would prefer that?! Plus, a single orgasm burns the same amount of calories as a quick jog up a flight of stairs.
2. Sex curbs food cravings.
Cortisol is a high-anxiety hormone. If you have too much of it in your system, you’ll probably have uncontrollable cravings for high-fat, high carb foods.
Sex keeps your cortisol levels in check and reduces your blood pressure. If you’ve had a super stressful day, your cortisol levels will spike. When it does, don’t reach for a slice of gooey chocolate cake. Have sex instead. You’ll feel much more satisfied.
3. Sex helps cut fat.
If you don’t get enough sleep, your diet will suffer – big time. However, if you get plenty of sleep, you can significantly increase the amount of fat loss.
Sex helps regulate slumber. If you have sex, you’ll sleep better. And as we have already pointed out, a trim waist is a direct result of restful sleep.
4. Sex will motivate you.
Sex improves your body image. What is better proof of how appealing you are than being ravished by your lover? Nothing! After a sexy romp, your self-esteem will get a boost. No doubt you will want to hold on to that feeling, so you’ll be extra motivated to stick to your diet and exercise regimen.
5. Sex will make you want to have more sex.
The more sex you have, the more pounds you’ll lose. The more pounds you lose, the better the sex will be. The better the sex is, the more often you will want to have it. And there you have it – you’re right back at the beginning. The more sex you have…
Even a little weight loss can boost a guy’s testosterone levels and begin to reverse erectile dysfunction. When women lose weight, they experience enhance arousal, orgasms, overall satisfaction.
The next time you are tempted to skip your morning workout or splurge on a high-calorie lunch, think of how great your last love making session was. You’ll feel better when you fit into your skinny jeans, but you’ll feel even better when you take them off!
Guest author Julie Clement writes for various blogs. She usually dispenses health or relationship advice.