MANY DIFFERENT WAYS............................
Be very wary of claims that say "the best way" or 'the latest way" or "the fastest way" to get in shape and loss weight. Truth is everyone is genetically different and our bodies respond differently to different training and nutrition protocols.
I read an article "Evening Food Cravings Linked to Circadian System: by Sandy Todd Webster in the Idea Food and Nutrition Tips Newsletter and found it rather interesting and attest there is alot of truth in the theory. Webster speaks about those nightly cravings that a lot of us struggle with. "Circadian" refers to the 24 hour clock cycle that is innate in all of us. It refers to the way our metabolic clock evolves throughout the 24 hour clock schedule in our eat/sleep cycles. When this internal clock gets interrupted, it can cause hormone imbalances,
The best way to get results with a client is to create a completely transparent nonjudgemental relationship. One way to do this is to have a dounut or two every few months to communicate your humanity, empathy, and not so out of touch grasp on reality. We all live with what I call real life obstacles but they are all things that we can overcome if we are gut wrenchingly honest with ourselves about what we want and are capable of. Just look at Demi Moore in G.I Jane. One-arm push-ups = very nice, passing all the other tests despite being ganged up on by all the men =&
It is important when you are focusing on becoming a healthy balanced person to focus on working out and the types of food you are eating. The types of food and the amounts you eat are in direct correlation on how well your body performs before, during and after a workout.
When it comes to proper nutrition I see many people cheating and thinking it is ok. If you eat a good healthy nutrition plan and exercise you can reach every goal. So why self sabotage with alcohol or extra sugar?I will be the first to tell you that cheat meals are ok, but not every night or multiple in the same night. Binging happens more times then not and people just are not recognizing that they are even doing it. This is why tracking your nutrition is very important.
An amalgamation of numerous messages or emails I receive:
What is the best way to eat to get shredded abs and be healthy? Can you please send me your client's plan so I can follow it too?
- There is no single, perfect way to eat. In other words, there is no such thing as a "perfect diet" or a "perfect plan". If there was, we would all be eating the exact same thing and every single one of us on the planet would be looking pretty darn fantastic every single day...forever.
When I construct a program it is based on the individual.
General Nutrition Guide:Although nutritional requirements will vary based on activity level, here are a few basic guidelines for losing weight. In a nutshell: Exercise 3-5x/week for thirty to forty minutes, eat 5-6 meals a day, limit fat intake to 10 to 20% of total calorie intake, drink plenty of water, eat low glycemic carbohydrates and lean proteins, and limit simple sugars.
The headline says it all, "US Waistlines Expands Despite More Exercise". So if we're exercising, why are we still obese? Isn't exercise the "cure"? As a personal trainer and fitness professional, I'd like to say yes. However, Americans can't lose weight until we become honest about how we eat.