Are you looking to lose weight? Has your progress flatlined? If your goal is to reduce your weight effectively here are a few recommendations that I suggest you incorporate in your routine:
Workout Variety- Do not allow your body to get use to the same old routine. Mixing up your intensity, duration, and workout type will shock your body into weight loss. If you are not already, combine both cardio and strength training in your routine.
Strength Training- Incorporating strength training with free weights into your routine will encourage weight loss. Remember: the more muscle you have in total body mass will allow you to burn more calories in your workout.
Sleep- Be sure that you are getting an adequate amount of sleep daily. People that are sleep deprived often have a harder time at losing weight and often weigh more, compared to those who eat the same diet but receive adequate sleep. When your body lacks sleep it “over” produces the following hormones: leptin and ghrelin which signals hunger pains.
Nutrition- Exercise and diet together work to improve your health on the inside and out. Physical activity works to reduce your risks of disease (heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, etc.). Balanced nutrition assists with improving your health (heart health, brain health, energy levels, and weight control).
Recovery- Although, you may be addicted the results you are seeing from working out, do not forget the importance of “rest days.” Your body and muscles need time to repair and this occurs when you are sleeping. While asleep you produce the most growth hormone; further assisting with burning fat and building muscles. Overtime building more muscle results in increased strength which further encourages weight loss.
I highly encourage you to be your own advocate when it comes
to your health. Do your research. Anyone who speaks against the sustainability
of eating meats and veggies for the long term simply lacks knowledge.
Healthcare professionals push the incorporation of fruit, dairy,
grains and starches in your “balanced” diet. However, they advise you to reduce
sugar in your diet. Be mindful that these foods break down ultimately into
sugar. Consuming these foods in excess can result in many health problems as
sugar is linked to inflammation and the breaking down of needed blood vessels.
The most proven way to accelerate weight loss and improve
your health is to reduce sugar in your diet. In order to reduce sugar in your
diet, you must eliminate the consumption of simple carbs (ceral, pasta, soda,
bread, etc.) Aside from what you are consuming your body makes and regulates its
own sugar. Adding excess sugar will result in excess weight gain. This is a
fact that I did not learn from my personal doctor. There are so many
enlightened individuals like Dr Ken Berry, who have medical degrees and are
actively sharing supported information on these issues.
Doctors are working for the healthcare industry and they are
expected to follow certain guidelines which are regulated. If they really told
you the truth on how to “get healthy” it would be a fall in our healthcare
system. There would be no need for monthly follow up appointments, or repeat
labs. Pharmaceutical companies would see a decrease in profit, since medication
sales would also decrease.
Medication is not the answer to controlling your levels or
getting healthy. There are far too many risks associated with medications that
are recommended to “treat” medical conditions. Medications are not the cure or
answer to your health problems. I personally would not choose to medicate a
problem. I support solving and eliminating the problem.
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