Hey guys. Maybe the Headlines in my Post seems a little bit on the condescending side ? Frankly, I know it is, but sometimes people need a good swift kick in the underside to give them a dose of reality and get them moving forward on the right track.
If you think it is just too harsh for your taste….then in all due respect you may consider going to another boring, fluff filled weight loss blog selling weight loss pills. Pardon the French, but you will not find that sh!t here . Never
Anyway, I will make this short and to the point today ! Well, maybe not short !
Now onwards shall we….
To lose weight and get fit and healthy is simple. It ain’t rocket science. On the same token shedding the pounds can be difficult. Believe me just because something is simple doesn’t mean it is easy.
Especially those last few pounds that you are striving to burn off. I can attest to this because it has been tough in the past to do it myself.
So how do you get on the right track to losing weight and getting fit ?
1. GET ENOUGH SLEEP – I cannot stress how important this is ! Most people overlook this variable in the weight losing equation. Personally, I go for a minimum of 6 quality hours a night. I try to hit 7 to 8 hours but it only happens about 50% of the time. So a quality 6 hours a night does it with me. And this also includes a few minutes of power naps during the day. One of the main benefits of Sleeping well is that many Hormones like HGH are optimally produced during this time. HGH also known as Human Growth Hormone does many wonders to your body. One of the main ones is increasing your metabolic rate of your body and producing lean muscle….which all adds up to a lean mean body fat removing machine.
2. STAY AWAY FROM SUGAR – You betcha I am going to let my two girls literally drown their precious bodies with snicker and twix bars for Halloween tomorrow, but dammit you should not do it. Their Metabolisms are operating at a much faster rate than a grown up. So your youngins will have that crap burned off faster than a fly over a bonfire within a few days of consumption . BOTTOM LINE…. Fat does not make you fat sugar makes you fat. It wreaks havoc on your Hormones especially Insulin. And any spike upwards or downwards in Insulin will result in an increased glucose level in your Blood and a increased or expansion of your Fat cells. So any food you get take a look at the back and make sure the sugar grams are under 10 !
3. CONTROL THE STRESS – We all have it. If you have kids, a job, or care for sick parents or pretty much dealing with life in general….. there is no getting around having stressful events. Notice how I use the word stressful events. There is a big difference between having stress and having stressful events. The latter entails that you will have something that could be deemed stressful but it is how you deal with it that counts. For me I use a lot of medication, I mean meditation lol ! Whether it be praying to an actual God or just closing your eyes and using deep breathing techniques to deal with those stressful events in your Life and rid the actual stress from your body and mind. I use a combination of both. And I find a quiet corner with no outside noise or distraction. I try to do this at least 5 minutes everyday. It will help if you practice it on an ongoing basis !
Remember stress is conducive to binge eating and impulsive consumption of crappy foods.
And it really screws around with your hormones especially one called Cortisol. Cortisol helps regulate sugar, movement of carbs, proteins ,and fats in and out of cells. When you get really stressed out over a long period of time your body will be bathed in Cortisol. This in turn spikes insulin levels which leads to nasty things like Obesity and Diabetes. Foods like casein- rich cottage cheese, fruits especially berries, whole grains, and mushrooms will help combat this spike in Cortisol.
But to avoid any of this just work on some of the techniques above to keep stressful events from becoming stressful on your body !
So in meantime, when I go around the hood with my daughters tomorrow , I will be smiling from ear to ear as they are dressed in their Sponge Bob and Police Woman Costumes eating their reese cups and I am drinking my Smart Water to my heart’s content! A perfect atmosphere for a great Halloween
Have a safe and good one guys,