We all have frustrations/stresses of everyday life that get in the way sometimes, but some of us don't realize that they are a HUGE part of our successes in and out of the gym. Maybe our day didn't go as planned or we were happy when we left the house and then someone or something made it switch, almost suddenly. Those little things can creep up on us and STORE FAT! Yes, that's right, our frustrations and stresses cause us to store fat. As if we needed anymore, right?
Have you ever wondered why we have food cravings and why people battle with making good food choices? Well researchers have discovered a critical link between the unhealthy connection between food and addiction- Dopamine. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter associated with reward and pleasure. Cocaine, heroin, and sugar all stimulate the dopamine transmitter that triggers cravings. When we are about to eat 90% of the dopamine neurons in the Ventral Tegemental Area of the brain are stimulated. The VTA transmitters branch out to other p
Eating less processed foods is going to give you more energy and help you maintain a healthy weight. The more nutrient dense foods you consume the less high-calorie, low nutrion foods you will eat. Go ahead and eat some pizza...can you make the pizza at home using high quality whole foods rather than purchasing a frozen or fast food pizza? Focus on the quality of the ingredients and putting high-nutrition foods i
Breakfast. The most important meal of the day. So why do we typically skip breakfast? The answer for most of us is probably a lack of time. In fact, most Americans rarely stop their busy lives to eat throughout the day. By the time you get home you are starving. You consume one large meal then sit in front of the TV drained of energy from your hectic day. Sound familiar?
It goes without saying that the best way to eat is to have 'meats, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar.' Trust me, I've experimented with every fad diet there is, as well as the recommendations from the FDA, and ultimately my results went up exponentially when I subscribed to the above. However, there's an emphasis today on what quantity of each macronutrient one should ingest on a daily basis.
LET'S BE HONEST................................. When it come to health and fitness I am not perfect. Sometimes I1. Eat badly2. Lack motivation3. I have "one to many"Could go on and on but I won't. You get the picture. I struggle with some of the very same things you do. But I make up for this by1. 80/20 rule. 80% good. 20% not so good.2. Training with intensity and using my whole body.3.
Over the last 22 months and counting, I have had the privilege of working with a plethora of people each with his/her specific goals. With that being said, one of my favorite parts of my job is to unravel the mystery gift each person brings to the table. This gift being their mind and body.
Tip of the Day ~ Heard the Hawaii News Lately...
Hope you've been watching the Hawaii News the last couple of weeks, there's been several cases of Liver and Kidney failure due to taking certain DIET supplements.
So far they've reported that at least 7 people and the numbers are raising that have been hospitalized with major life threatening medical issues for taking over the counter diet supplements to loose weight. Really people, loosing weight or LIFE...