Post 50: 3 Common Weight Loss Myths

 Here is an interesting article from the guys at Prograde about detoxing your fat cells.

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The big question that personal trainers struggle with is the client that just doesn’t lose fat as expected. I am not talking about the client who you know doesn’t do the cardio and doesn’t follow nutrition recommendations. I am talking about about someone who seems to be doing everything right yet they are still not getting the results they should.

I trained a client in Castle Rock a few years ago. She was in her mid thirties, two small kids and wanted to get in shape. She was a runner and had an athletic back ground. Her body fat was in the high twenties. This should have been a great success story.

  • She busted her butt on the workouts.
  • She was in great cardio shape and she had above average strength.
  • She was running on the treadmill on non-workout days.
  • She was enthusiastic.
  • There was no indication she was sabotaging the training in any way.
  • Her life did not seem to be overly stressful.

Yet the results were minimal. There had to be something else going on. This is why I am open to the idea of hormone imbalances and the effect they can have on fat cells. It is a medical fact that your hormones get thrown out of whack when you have children, so it is possible that certain hormones may end up staying at the wrong levels afterward.

The problem is that getting tested for this stuff seems to never be covered by insurance. and it is pricy.
 This article is based on the research by Dr. Mike Roussell. Click on the end of the article and you will be taken to a video that explains fat detox in detail and offer for a fat detox program. As with everything I offer on my blog and website, it is fully guaranteed so you have nothing to lose.

Three Common Weight Loss Myths – Debunked

By Kevin DiDonato MS, CSCS, CES

Fifty years ago, adding physical activity and changing your diet were all you needed to do to lose weight and keep it off.

However, flash forward to today, and the same formula for weight loss does not hold true.

In fact, today there are many other factors which contribute to weight gain, and why for millions of people worldwide, it is much harder for you (and them) to lose weight.

Chronic inflammation, which is low-level inflammation that is present in your body and could signal the start of many different disease processes, is on the rise and could be the leading cause for dysfunctional fat cells.

Dysfunctional fat cells, research suggests, could inhibit your fat cells’ ability to secrete powerful hormones.  These powerful hormones could be the key to helping you lose weight.

By not secreting these hormones, your body may have a harder time using stored fat, which could prevent you from having a lean and tone figure.

Today, we have debunked some of the common myths associated with your fat cells.

Myth #1: Your Fat Cells Are Just A Storage Unit – FALSE

People once thought of fat cells as pockets where fat from food goes – allowing for storage of fat to be used for energy later.

Now, however, research suggests that your fat cells are, in fact, alive and metabolically active.

Your fat cells, commonly known as white adipose tissue, could be the largest endocrine organ in your body.

Just like your thyroid and pancreas, your fat cells release many different hormones, which directly impact your weight loss success.

One hormone in particular, Adiponectin, could help you lose weight and keep it off.

However, research shows that being overweight could cause your fat cells to slow the secretion of Adiponectin and other key hormones, which could make it even harder for you to lose weight.

Chronic inflammation, which is low-level inflammation and is always present in your body, could cause your fat cells to become dysfunctional, therefore altering their ability to release powerful weight loss hormones.

Myth #2: Your Fat Cells Can Burn Off – FALSE

Your fat cells shrink but they do not burn off.

This means that during exercise, or cases of extreme fasting, your fat cells release stored fatty acids for use as calories (energy).

This could help to shrink the SIZE of the fat cells.

However, by overeating, there is an influx of calories which your body tends to store as fat.

And this could increase the size of your fat cells.  However, when your fat cells are at full capacity, they send a signal to smaller, undeveloped fat cells, to divide and take on more fatty acids.

This could create more fat cells to store extra fatty acids.

Myth #3: What You Put in (and on) Your Body Can Slow Fat Loss – TRUE

There are a lot of factors involved when you are trying to lose weight now, than there were 50 years ago.

Exercise and diet do play a role in your body’s ability to burn stored fat; and this could enhance your fat cells’ ability to secrete hormones, causing you to lose weight.

However, there are certain environmental factors which need to be considered when you are trying to lose weight.

Today, there are more hormones and antibiotics injected into livestock which, once eaten, could alter the hormone levels in your body.

Plus, there are also hundreds of chemicals that you are exposed to over the course of the day, which could also alter your hormone levels and lead to weight gain.

Certain chemicals act as endocrine blockers and potentially could alter your ability to gain lean mass by throwing your hormones out of whack.

This could increase the storage of fats from your blood, making it harder for you to lose unwanted belly fat.

Optimize Your Fat Burning Potential

Research suggests that your body could have toxic fat cells, which could limit your fat cells’ ability to secrete powerful weight loss hormones.

Toxic fat cells could also increase your risk for developing heart disease, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes.

However, by losing weight and altering your hormone levels, you could have the ability to transform your fat cells, making them happier and healthier for years to come.

NEXT: Discover How To Detoxify Your Fat Cells >>

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Visit me at http://www.mfactorfitness.com Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. |

Post 49: How Are You Going To Feel At 50?

For this concept to work, please feel free to put in an age you are going to be. For example, to get the best use out of this article it won’t help if you are 55 and think about age fifty. I need you to look ahead. Those 49 and under use the title. Those over 50 use ” How are you going to feel at 70?”  This is a post about looking ahead, so take a minute, I will wait for you and get the correct title in your head.

Good? Good.

This is important because I was training a client the other day. Remember I am actually a fitness trainer not a wannabe fitness dude. He is training hard to get in shape for his 50th birthday. Like a lot of people in life, myself included, he is very hard on himself. Hard on himself for letting himself get out of shape. And that is not a negative in my opinion. I am the first to beat myself up when I miss workouts or my eating goes out the window. Nothing wrong with a little self-hate. It tends to keep things in perspective. It keeps us all humble.

Back to the story.he was getting down on himself for not getting in enough workouts. ” Fair enough but what did you think you were going to look like at 50?” I asked. “” I thought I would dead” he laughed.

“Did you ever think you would be busting out jump squats and push-ups at 5:30 in the morning?”

” No way, I should be bald, fat and tired.”

 And this is the point. When I was young, 50 was old as hell. 30 was old but 50????
That is ancient. Growing up I thought 50 meant:

  • Certain parts of your anatomy stop working.
  • You grow hair everywhere but where you need it.
  • You fall asleep watching Jeopardy.
  • You watch Jeopardy.
  • You consciously eat extra fiber.

So this was a revelation to me. I am still doing everything I was doing at age twenty. Well, not staying up all night and drinking massive amounts of beer but that is another story. That is for the young. What I mean is that as I have grown older chronologically, I still feel the same on the inside. And that I attribute to weightlifting. At 47 I am stronger than I was in high school. I can still do whatever I want and not have to worry about getting injured.

This is the gift I try to bring to all my clients. Sure you may stress about some bra fat or saddlebags but look at the big picture.

    Visit me at http://www.mfactorfitness.com Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. |

    Post 48: Is Eating Raw Chicken Good For You?

    So my daughter was watching Wife Swap on TV yesterday and I saw an incredible episode. You know the premise, two couples switch spouses and get exposed to different ways of life. Pretty entertaining show. I was trying to find the episode number but the Lifetime website didn’t list it.

    This one had a couple from rural Iowa who ate nothing but raw food. I am not talking about the run of the mill eat some raw vegetables type. This is a family who eats:

    • Raw Vegetables
    • Raw eggs
    • Raw milk
    • Raw beef
    • Raw Chicken.
    • Aged ( rotten ) meat

    Here are some other goodies

    •  They don’t drink water because it is a ” solvent” and dehydrates you.
    • No cleaning chemicals. In fact, no chemicals at all. In fact, no cleaning at all.
    • No hand washing.
    • Rudimentary bathing at best.
    • They brush their teeth with a mixture of butter and clay.
    • No Doctors.

    Really, I am not making this up. In fact the wife was bragging that she doesn’t have any formal education and has learned all this on her own. She also brags that since they have been eating this way, her husband is growing his hair back. I saw no evidence of his hair growing back or her education but that is not the point.

    These people have been doing this over a year. They had two kids and they are doing the same thing. How are they still alive? I mean I get the macrobiotic thing but raw chicken? I have eaten undercooked chicken by accident and spent the next couple hours of my life in the bathroom. Is this something you build up to? Either die or build up immunity?  The reality is that they didn’t look healthy but they didn’t look unhealthy either. Which is another mystery to me. I would think to put yourself through such torture, there has to be a bigger payoff than looking and feeling normal. Show me how you can shoulder press a cow. Do squats with a pig across your shoulders…..something!

    Of course the wife from the other couple takes them to a restaurant to eat cooked food. The dad and the kids enjoy it but feel sick the next day. Predictable. But if they have such a fine-tuned immune system, why can’t they eat a hamburger?

    She also takes them to a doctor for a check-up. This is the disappointing part of the show because they didn’t disclose the results. Obviously they weren’t dying but I would have wanted to see the blood work to see if they had developed a super immune system. Living in rural Iowa, I can’t imagine you get exposed to the same amount of pathogens as in a city.

    Oh yeah, I just remembered this nugget. When they get nervous or stressed they drink a raw egg. (?)

    So please don’t look to me for answers on this. I am hoping someone has more information on how someone can eat rotten meat and raw poultry and live to tell about it. This may be another example of the fallacies of modern life. Is there any value to this? Once primitive man discovered fire, he started cooking his meals. Primitive man may have been primitive but he was no dummy.

    One more thing. Please don’t try this at home. I am not recommending this. Well, I am recommending you eat cooked meat but don’t try this raw chicken stuff.

     

    Visit me at http://www.mfactorfitness.com Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. |