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Dieting vs. Lifestyle: What’s the Difference?
You’ve no doubt heard the ominous statistic: two thirds of people who lose weight gain even more back within four or five years.
That in itself is enough to discourage even the most determined among us. What’s the answer? What is the secret to not only losing weight but keeping it off?
The good news is that you do not have to be one of the statistics...
DO YOU NEED A LIFESTYLE MAKEOVER?
It happens to everyone. That moment when you realize that it's time to do something about your weight and health. It may happen when you're looking in the mirror or standing on the scale. Your first thought is to go on a 'diet' but as quickly as that enters your mind the ghosts of a hundred diets past return ... along with all the frustration. Then you wonder, why bother? The weight will come back, as it always has. Then you'll be back in front of the mirror as discouraged as ever. The answer is not to go on another diet. The answer is to change your lifestyle. You've heard this before, and it makes sense, right? So what's holding you back?
Your Lifestyle Obstacles: Most people resist changing their lifestyle for two reasons.
1. Change is scary Whether you realize it or not, your life is in a constant state of change. Though you cling to the familiar, it's a futile struggle. Change always wins. The most consistent thing in life is change. Since you'll never escape it, you might as well channel it. It's time to make the change in your life purposeful and positive.
2. Lifestyle misconception How many times have you heard the term 'healthy lifestyle' only to picture a health nut with celery sticks in one hand and tofu in the other? The truth is that most people think that changing their lifestyle will be an extreme and unpleasant experience - and that's not true. Improving your lifestyle does not mean swearing off chocolate or living in the gym. You don't have to eat wheat germ for lunch and you can still enjoy a nice plate of pasta. The key is moderation.
3. Making the Change It's time to lose your 'all or nothing' mentality. Embrace simple, small changes that will add up to big improvements in your lifestyle. These are your main venues for change:
What You Eat: The solution to cleaning up your daily diet is NOT to go back on a 'diet'. In fact, I never want you to go on a 'diet' again. (Yes, you heard me right!) Instead I want you to make permanent healthy changes to your eating habits.
Here are some practical examples:
I don't expect you to eat a perfect diet every day of the week - that'd be ludicrous. You should, however, make MORE healthy choices every day than unhealthy ones.
What You Do: Exercise is a huge component to a healthy lifestyle, and quite frankly you're not getting enough of it. How often does an entire week go by without you ever lacing up your tennis shoes? Don't disregard the importance and power of a good workout.
Your new healthy lifestyle means exercising on most days of the week. This may seem tough, but I have the perfect solution - my training programs were created for busy people just like you who only have so much time to dedicate to exercise. You'll spend 30-45 minutes with our Small Group Training programs, a small time commitment with big results.
I understand how hard it is to find the motivation to stay consistent and to push yourself. Make exercise a no-brainer - contact me to get started on a lifestyle enhancing program today.
Here are simple ways to move more:
While none of the above are meant as substitutes for a solid exercise routine, they are great ways to become more active and to improve your lifestyle.
So the next time you're in front of the mirror you won't worry about your weight.
You'll relish it.
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GET MORE From Your Workout !
Use the following three Fitness tips to bring your routine up to the next level:
1. Be Unstable: Use your entire body, and target your core, by performing exercises that engage stabilizing muscles. To do this use an exercise ball, a balance board, a balance disk, or you could simply stand on one leg.
2. Add Resistance: The more resistance that you incorporate with your routine translates into higher intensity and more calories burned. Some ideas for adding resistance include: carrying dumbbells while doing squats and lunges, or try a round of body weight push ups (modification - on knees)
3. Use Intervals: Interval training is an amazing tool for creating short yet effective workouts. Don’t worry, it’s not complicated. Interval training is simply alternating between different short bursts of activity.
We incorporate all of the above in our BRANDFit50 Small Group Training Sessions at BRAND FITNESS in Langley. Join us today for a FUN, Quick and Effective Workout. No need to spend hours in the Gym. Call us today to get started ... 778-726-0590
Although the aging process is hard-wired into our systems and cannot be stopped this doesn't mean that we are completely at its mercy. On the contrary, individuals are able to significantly, and sometimes dramatically, influence how quickly or how well they age. The foods they eat, activities in which they choose to engage, environmental toxins to which they are exposed and numerous other factors have been shown to either “accelerate” or “slow” the aging process.
This is your life, and your chance to live it to the fullest. Enjoying Family, Grand kids, Travel, Hobbies with a little help from yourself. Take the time for YOU, by staying active and eating healthy. This is YOUR Life to Enjoy!
BRAND FITNESS has functional training programs specifically for Adults, aged 50 and up, in Langley, BC. Finally, there are safe programs for Baby Boomers and Seniors! Our BRANDFit50 Small Group Training is a 30 minute session with your Certified Coach leading you towards success. Let's keep doing what we're supposed to be in life. ENJOYING!! FEEL BETTER ... LIVE BETTER!
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It's normal to have days where you just don't feel like exercising.
You feel too busy, too stressed and quite simply too tired. Sometimes you forget about all the amazing benefits that a consistent and challenging exercise routine gives you ... Here's a list of 15 of the top reasons to exercise. Pull out this list and read it when you're having one of those days.
1. To Be Happier
Exercise has been shown to stimulate brain chemicals that induce relaxation and happiness. When you're having a bad day, lace up your shoes for an invigorating workout and feel happier.
2. To Reduce Disease
Exercise has been proven to reduce the risk of pretty much every single health problem known to man, from stroke to heart disease to cancer and osteoporosis. Exercise is also a great defense against type 2 diabetes, one of the most widely growing diseases of our time.
3. To Look Amazing
Exercise firms your muscles, improves your posture and even makes your skin glow. Looking amazing is a wonderful result of regular exercise. It's very rewarding when the people in your life start to notice your transformation.
4. To Reach Your Goal Weight
Exercise burns fat and helps you keep it off. If you want to have a leaner, healthier body, exercise is your answer.
5. To Be Energized
Remember that feeling you experience after a great workout? You're body is buzzing with energy, you're less easily irritated and feel more peaceful.
SKINNY JEANS - 7 Easy Steps to Success
I know, I know—you are sick and tired of weight loss solutions being classified as “easy”, but stick with me as I explain how it really can be easy. Most weight loss solutions fail because they only offer a partial solution to your weight gain and do not truly address your weight gain triggers. This means that the few pounds you do lose will come flying back on with astounding speed. In order to attain and sustain healthy weight loss you need to include the following seven steps:
Women everywhere complain about the size of their thighs. Fat and cellulite have a way of ending up there – especially in the upper, inner thigh area.
I'm often asked how to quickly and easily reduce fat in this unwanted thigh region, so today's article from my weekly NEWSLETTER is all about reducing your thighs.
First I need to remind you that it's not possible to spot reduce fat from one single part of your body, so my 3 steps to reduce your thighs will work by reducing your body fat percentage as a whole. It sure would be great if we could point a magic wand and make fat shrink from one particular spot, but that's just not how the human body it built.
The great news is that your entire body will become leaner and sexier in addition to your thighs shrinking!
Here are my 3 steps to Reduce Your Thighs... REDUCE YOUR THIGHS
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PS You'll find some great support to stay fit and look young here: Female Fat Loss Over Forty.
FAI - Functional Aging Specialist