5 Mindful Ways to Lose Weight and Keep it Off
Recent research shows that we are not victims of our genetics. The fact that your genetic makeup may predispose your body to put on excess weight does not mean you’re destined to be obese. We are not slaves to our genes!
Your habits alter the genetic expression of your genes.
There is no “quick fix” solution – those who lose weight and keep it off maintain a healthy lifestyle and form permanent habits of staying active and eating healthily.
Once you’ve been obese, you will not be able to return to the amount of calories that a normal person of your size should eat unless you’re particularly active. This is particularly true of childhood obesity, which changes your genetic predisposition.
Who wants to look and feel great, improve their sex life, live longer, and thrive?
The secret is resistance training.
Resistance training (weights, resistance machines, climbing stairs, kayaking/rowing, swimming or boxing) is the most effective way to increase metabolism, as it not only burns fat; it also increases the production of Growth Hormone.
Why you really need to know about Growth Hormone:
Growth hormone has an anabolic action in the body – it builds bone, muscle, breaks down fat, improves protein building, stimulates the growth of organs, stimulates the immune system, helps maintain the pancreas. Growth hormone even promotes the generation of glucose for energy.
Growth hormone is boosted via intensely exercising fast-twitch muscles for brief periods of 10 – 30 seconds. Cardio, aerobics and even many strength-training exercises do not increase growth hormone, thus minimizing their efficacy for weight-loss. For growth hormone to be activated, you need to work out intensely, and sweat profusely.
5 Ways to Lose Weight and Keep it Off:
1. Start a resistance-training program.
Up your metabolism, burn fat and increase Growth Hormone.
2. Improve the quality of the food you eat.
3. Avoid bad fats and get plenty of good fats.
It’s important to develop an understanding of good fats versus bad fats. Good fats are found in Paleolithic sources like raw nuts, organic greens, wild animals, wild fish (not farmed) and seeds (hemp and flax seed are my favorites).
4. Avoid sugar
Sugar addiction is another thing that can easily lead to yo-yo dieting, so avoid sugar, high fructose corn syrup, fructose, and other hidden sugars.
5. Up your activity levels outside of dedicated training times.
You may want to run instead of walk to the gym, go for a walk whilst catching up on phone calls, learn some sexual gymnastics, activate your core and pelvic floor muscles when waiting in lines, use commercial breaks to fit in your ab routine…
Follow these simple steps and you can lose weight… and more importantly, keep it off!
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