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Eat Fat to Loose Fat

Loosing weight is a tough and often demoralising game we all play at some point in our lives. In many cases when we do try and loose weight we end up putting more on!

It is important you understand that nutrition is the key. If you are not eatting correctly i.e. consuming too many sugary or saturated fat products you are likely to put weight/ fat on. In the same instance though, if you start to drastically cut calories, yes you will have an intial loss in weight! but then it will come to a stand still. At this point your body will begin to shut down, and go into survival mode. In survival mode fat WILL be stored, so you will go from skinny with no muscle to skubby (skinny chubby). Then you are in the predicament of having to get out of this survival mode which does mean having to consume more than 1000-1500 calories you have been on, and you WILL put all of the weight AND more back on! However, calories is a matter I will discuss in another blog post. 

The matter I want to address is when people start a weight/fat loss plan and they think they need to cut out fat. Granted if you have done your reading and research you will know that fat contains 9 calories per gram and you are on a weight/ fat loss kick the automatic response is EAT NO FAT GAIN NO FAT. However, this is WRONG, a moderate amount of healthy fatty acids which will help keep your hormonal production where it needs to be. Therefore, assisting in weight/fat loss by nulling cravings thanks to the production of leptin. Furthermore, with the consumption of unsaturated fats will reduce inflamation and help maintain a healthy immune system preventing such diseases like cardiovascular disease.

So, if you are looking to loose weight/fat do not cut out fat all together. Be mindful of what fat you do consume. Be sure to consume more unsaturated fats rather than saturated fats. Try to add nuts, seeds, extra virgin olive oil and so on into your diet.  

 

Picture 1.Coconut/Oil/Milk a great source of essential fats.

LEGACY

                     

LEGACY - something that comes from the past or a person of the past.

2015 is going great so far! everything I have set my self to do. I think this is un heard off with my track record. Question is what has bought this miraculous change on?

 

Those of you who know me well im very family orientated and cant wait for the day I can start my own family. One thing that I always remember is when my grandma told me about my dad and when he use to compete in judo tornaments. Apart from my grandma telling the stories fantastically (magical with words) I just remember thinking my dad is basically a super hero! And still till this day when i see my grandma I always ask about what dad was like when he was younger. This provokes the thought of what would be the stories that myself and Sarah can tell our children. So when i enter these events or carry out a set goal I do start to think what am I going to be remembered best for? what legacy do i leave behind? I know what i dont want to be remembered for, quitting, not living to my full potential, all talk no walk.

 

This thought of what my legacy is, has possibly only developed as I have been in a position where the future has been explored. As far as sporting performance and any goals I have set myself, the idea of what legacy I do leave behind has been a massive motivator for me to really go the extra mile. So before you set goals, or if you have set goals, just take sometime to think, what do you believe you will be remmebered for? what legacy will you leave behind? 

 

 

Under Active Thyroid

An under active thyroid is not usually serious and is combated through the use of hormone tablets to replace the hormones that the thyroid isnt making (thyroxine). A normal thyroid produces to hormone one called thyroxine (T4) and another called triiodothyronine (T3). In the cells the T4 is converted to T3. Its the T3, derived from the T4 or secreted as T3 from the thyroid gland, which is biologically active and influences the activity of all the cells and tissues of the body. what causes the thyroid to be under active is the fact that not enough thyroxine is produced (hypothyroidism).

The syptoms of hypothyroidism

  • Tiredness
  • being sensitive to cold
  • weight gain
  • constipation 
  • depression
  • muscle aches and weakness
  • muscle cramps
  • dry and scaly
  • brittle hair and nails
  • carpal tunnel syndrome

Anyone with an underactive thyroid should not be dettered from wanting to pursue a life in the fitness industry or prevent it from wanting to achieve that desired body. Sarah has proven this with her hard work and dedication, she has been on top her medication and has kept on top of her calorie controlled diet and exercise. Sarah has learnt how to control it so well she can even enjoy meals out and nights out with her friends. 

How?....

Sarahs routine has been comprised of taking part in very intermitent exercise such as interval training, circuit training and insanity. With regards to any cardiovascular training the after burn effect has been taken into great consideration, therefore sarah is burning more calories when sedentary. Also, in order to increase sarahs metabolism, more resistance training has been incorporated into her routine. this will increase her lean mass and will therefore increase her fat burning potential when she isn't at the gym. 

For more information email David Benson dave@bensonpersonaltrainer.co.uk