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.
I have seen many of my clients realize after they start tracking their food that they are actually consuming well over their daily required caloric intake. This is often why people fail on nutrition plans. If you are not monitoring your intake then one drink can turn into two or three before you even realize it.
If you want to be successful when on a nutrition plan you need to eat and track everything that you consume.
If you are constantly telling everyone that you are exercising or killing it in your workouts, then do it! Stop lying to everyone and yourself if you are not. Your body will tell everyone the truth!
Everyday I see people posting about how healthy they are and how healthy they eat. Then they post up pictures of themselves and friends drinking alcohol and eating crap. Plus showing themselves sitting in a chair playing video games. So whats the reality? Your body has not changed in 2 years, but yet you say you are killing it everyday!
Stop Fooling Yourself!!
Sundays are the best day for rest and preparation.
If you prepare for the week ahead you can guarantee success by having a map to follow. One thing to remember when writing/drawing this map is to be realistic. If you set unrealistic plans you will be setting yourself up for failure.
What is Metabolic Testing?
Physiologic evaluations based on actual oxygen consumed and carbon dioxide produced for:
- Resting Metabolic Rate – a measurement of calories used to maintain basic life functions such as circulatory, respiratory and brain function. RMR typically accounts for 60-75% of total energy used in a healthy person.
- Exercise Metabolic Rate – measurements used to determine the efficiency and types of fuels used (fats or sugars) during exercise.
- Aerobic Base – a zone based on heart rate that tells you where you are most efficient at utilizing fat as an energy source.
- Lactate Threshold (LT) – a marker that determines your maximal sustainable exercise intensity during which you burn fat and sugars. Beyond the LT, anaerobic metabolism begins to take over and glucose is predominately used as an energy source.
- VO2 Max -the maximum volume of oxygen that the body can consume during intense, whole-body exercise, expressed as liters per minute (L/min) or milliliters per kg bodyweight per minute (ml/kg/min). This number is largely genetically predetermined.
- Laboratory tests utilizing blood, urine and/or saliva to determine:
- how your body produces and utilizes energy at a cellular level.
- factors and imbalances that influence energy metabolism.
What are the Benefits of Metabolic Testing?
Information obtained through metabolic testing enables us to design individualized programs to help optimize your health and performance.
- Learning to exercise at an intensity relative to your metabolism determines the efficiency and effectiveness of your workouts and weight management program. When exercising too hard, your metabolism uses primarily sugars which can leave you feeling hungry, tired and sore afterwards. Too low of an exercise intensity doesn't challenge your metabolism to reach optimal levels and diminishes fitness improvements and weight goals.
- Taking a laboratory “peek” at your cellular metabolism defines those influencing factors affecting energy production. Imbalances of hormones and nutrients, the presence of toxins that can overload detoxification pathways and food sensitivities and allergies disrupting gastric-intestinal balance all influence optimal metabolic processes.
Is Metabolic Testing Right for You?
Absolutely! Through metabolic testing you have taken the first step towards making your metabolism work for you. Understanding how your body's metabolism works will give you the tools to lose fat while retaining muscle, increase energy levels and bring back that spring in your step and sparkle in your eyes!
Follow our program and you will see results in just a matter of weeks.
Lately you have probably been seeing a commercial by Dr. Scholls where a personal trainer is promoting shoe inserts that solve the problem of shin splints and other issues.
This is complete false advertising! A shoe insert can not correct a musculature issue. The lower leg and foot issues are from overactive or under active muscles which need to be corrected by strengthening and stretching exercises. In regards to shin splints it is a combination of overactive muscles and under developed muscles, which are typically engaged by running on different surfaces causing unused muscles to activate and overactive muscles to take over and apply pressure to the tibia. When the pressure is placed on the tibia it causes minor hairline cracks if the issue is not addressed when you first notice the pain.
Wearing a different shoe insert will not correct this issue! Please do not listen to Trainers that sell out to make a buck.