"We are born to be fit, strong, and healthy." Robb Wolf

December 20, 2010

Wanna Lose Weight???

How many times have you tried dieting (Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, etc.) and seen success? I'm sure you were pleased with what you saw. Now, how many of those times have you gained that weight back? Probably the same amount of times.

The following are some simple steps to follow in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and lose unwanted body fat:

  1. Eat until you feel satisfied, not full. Focus on high quality protein and fat which will keep you full longer.
  2. Eliminating grains and dairy from your diet will decrease the amount of inflammation occurring in the body. Grains get converted into sugar quickly in the body which gets stored as fat.
  3. Don't be afraid to eat fat. The body will look to use fat as energy rather than glucose/sugar. Fat is needed for the brain to function optimally and for the integrity of the cell membrane.
  4. Lifting heavy weights and quick sprints are essential to raising the metabolism. Running on the treadmill or long distance running causes cortisol to be released. This causes the body to store fat.