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Weight Loss what’s a phony


Weight loss is something everyone wants, but how do we achieve that desired goal? We look at many things from cosmetics to all natural ideas. It seems alot of people have Ideas on what is the right way. Lets be honest here, there are many products out there that are a scam. How do we know what is a scam and what is not?

What principles are correct, what are the myths, and what are the scams? If it sounds to good to be true,it is. Nothing comes without some sort of change. If anything says you won’t need to change your lifestyle, do not believe them. You got into your situation because of the lifestyle you started. Even if your genes are geared for weight gain and slow metabolism there are still things you can do to change and make life more healthy and manageable.

I did mention there are a few principles or things to look for to see if it is legit. One is how does it effect my metabolism? Your metabolism is how effective we are able to use food into energy to make it simple. If we have a fast metabolism, it means we are able to be efficient in burning alot of calories into energy. If we have a slow inefficient metabolism the body will store alot of the calories into fat.

To increase the effectiveness of your metabolism there are some small principles, if done consistently, will help you gain a better metabolism. When do you eat and how often you eat are very important. Also, the volume you are eating is very critical. We have to reach a certain intake each day within those calories. They are broken into 3 major groups, fats, protein, and carbohydrates.

This leads to our next concern. Are we getting an excess of nutrients or a delinquent amount of nutrients? If some product says only eat this product, it is wrong. All three major nutritional groups provide specific needs that make up a balance within the body. Without one specific nutrient, it can throw the body out of balance. Out of balance in all likely hood is making the body unhealthy even if you are unable to notice it.

When your body is missing a nutrient, it either will miss it completely and the area needing the nutrient will either wither away. Or the body will need to spend time trying to produce it. Now I’m not going in depth in all aspects of what is a false claim or not, but what I have mentioned here are very sound principles that have to be used if you are going to feel healthy and lose weight…the right way.

You can look at any product and see if they follow a few simple rules, you will know how legit it is. If it makes some outlandish claim, it properly is stretching too far to gain some sells. You can sign up for our email list to get new ideas on products , exercise and nutrition ideas.


Should we be Anabolic?

Eating Healthy

Ok everybody seems to want one of two things lose weight or Gain Muscle.  The answer for both is the same need we have to place our body in an anabolic state. With an anabolic state means healthy metabolism , healthy eating habits, more energy and overall better self-image of your self

The answer is simple and of course I can answer it in one word. Before I do that what really is anabolic and how does it affect us. There are two major stages we place are bodies in:  Anabolic or Catabolic. what do they mean?

Anabolic: anabolic is a simple term which basically means growth. When your body is naturally gaining the nutrients to stay out of starvation mode you are in an anabolic state. Your body has a time-table  for nutrients and keeping your metabolism running in an optimum rate.

Catabolic: This is the opposite of growth Catabolic destroys the body . When the body is in a Catabolic state means it isn’t getting the proper nutrients in a timely matter. You don’t want to be in this stage. When the body is in this stage it also known as starvation mode.

So we have made the distinction of the two stages we place on our body. When you here , you need to eat 6 meals a day . There is only one reason why ,your body is in need of nutrients at all times. When you have 3 meals a day there are hours you are depriving your body of nutrients. When this habit is occurring you are going from an anabolic state to a Catabolic state and your body moves to the starvation mode.

Starvation mode is when your body has learned that the nutrients aren’t coming on a regular basis so it needs to hold on to what little nutrients it can. This causes fat storage and your metabolism goes from good to bad.

Do the meals have to be big ,NO. Start off by Planning  your meals around daily activities , and remember the big three foodpyramidFats , Carbs, and Protein.  Each one needs to be thought of and used in their perspective orders. Carbs give you the energy (complex carbs are great because it helps keep your blood sugar leveled ) Protein helps in maintenance of the body while fats like omega 3 help with brain function, lubrication of joints to name a few things.

So having a small plan around your activities and eating on a regular basis 6 plus meals will allow your body to stay in an anabolic stage and a promise or a Christmas Gift is you will have more energy, feel better, and  have a desire to be out in about


FAD Diets? What is wrong with them?

The glycemic index classifies carbohydrate-containing foods according to their potential to raise your blood sugar level. Foods with a high glycemic index value tend to raise your blood sugar faster and higher than do foods with a lower value.Maria Collazo-Clavell, M.D.

It’s funny since I’ve been a trainer I’ve noticed all of these different types of diets. What is the most common thing between each of them? They all had their fifteen minutes of fame and everyone ended back where they started. Growing up and going to grade school they taught about eating right and eating healthy. I never once heard of a teacher recommend  Twinkies or a pop for lunch or snack. So why is it now we see so many people consuming for meals junk?

That is something I have scratched my head on for 12 years. USA Today reported that by 2030 our obesity as a population will be at 42%. Out of that 42% they have said half will be over 100 pounds obese. Now my last nutrition post spoke on your metabolism. The argument people will  have is “I have a slow metabolism.”

I see a few important factors that everyone should follow if they are looking for first, having more energy and second, starting to loose weight and keeping it off. As with any process if we learn how to incorporate things in our lives the more likely we are able to follow them on an every day aspects.

When deciding what to eat, ask where does it stand on the glycemic index? Now this only a guide line but there are so many advantages on following the glycemic index rather than just eating anything. It helps to regulate the blood sugar and that alone will give you a better overall feeling of being healthy.

This is just the first step in getting your body at a more healthy energetic level. One of the best advantages it helps to eliminate many unneeded Health problems such as type  II diabetes.

It can be difficult to follow a glycemic index diet on your own. For one thing, most foods aren’t ranked by glycemic index. Packaged foods don’t generally list their GI ranking on the label, and it can be hard to estimate what it might be. Still, basic principles of the glycemic index diet may help you better manage and control your blood sugar:

  • Choose high-fiber foods, such as whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables.
  • Choose fresh or raw foods over canned or processed foods.

If you have diabetes, the glycemic index diet is just one tool to consider when determining your diet. If you’re interested in learning more, talk to a registered dietitian. He or she can help you make changes in your diet. as mentioned by  Maria Collazo-Clavell, M.D.


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