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Metabolism And Weight Loss

If you are trying to lose weight or just wanting to maintain your body weight as you age, increasing your metabolic rate (the amount of energy expended per day) is the key to sustainable weight loss. Many diet and fitness experts will have you believe that the key to weight loss is burning more calories in harder and harder workouts, and/or by imposing drastically reduced caloric diets. Both approaches are flawed and dangerous to your health. Only a sustainable increase in your daily metabolic rate will achieve permanent weight loss. There are many ways to give your metabolism a boost – including exercising at the right intensity, eating right, and putting on more muscle.

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“Aerobic exercise” also known as fat burning exercise is low intensity activity that allows your body to combining oxygen with the nutrients in your body to burn fat as fuel. During aerobic exercise you teach your body to burn fat as the primary energy source. Most sedentary people have a carbohydrate dependent metabolism. However, fat is a much more efficient fuel providing more energy than carbohydrates per gram. And who doesn’t want to burn more fat?

STRENGTH TRAINING

Additionally, strength training with weights or other forms of resistance will increase muscle mass. Muscle is more metabolically active than fat; therefore the more lean body mass you have the higher your metabolism will be. Incorporating a sound weight training plan to your routine will significantly speed up the weight loss process….

Sustainable Weight Loss – High Resting Metabolic Rate & Balanced Nutrition

The key to sustainable weight loss(as opposed to the “yoyo” weight loss and weight gain of trendy weight loss fads) is a high resting metabolic rate and balanced nutrition.

“The calories you burn during workouts are inconsequential to your overall body weight or body fat content! Instead, it is how well you use your exercise time to reprogram your daily physiology that matters.” Robert Fortser

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Why Strength training?

  1. Increases your lean muscle mass, and raises your metabolic rate to assist with weight management.
  2. Helps improve body composition, i.e. more muscle and less fat at the same body weight.
  3. Increases bone density to prevent and reverse the onset of osteoporosis.
  4. Improves body strength and joint function, allows for ease of movement so that exercise, work, and daily activities becomes much less burdensome.
  5. Improves circulation, coordination, balance, and overall health
  6. Improves energy levels and mental focus
  7. Helps avoid injury: a stronger body is less likely to become injured.
  8. Helps develop a balanced, well-proportioned physique.
  9. Helps you look better and improve your self-esteem, with a sense of personal empowerment.
  10. Makes life fun! Improved conditioning will increase enjoyment of your favourite activities and sports.

Over 35s?

Most people still look young, but are already experiencing the BIG Three of aging: deteriorating lean muscle mass, worsening posture and crumbling joints” say Robert Forster, Physical Therapist and PT.

Find Out Your Resting Metabolic Rate

What should my daily intake of calories be? You will read articles where they give just a single figure for recommended calorie intake for men and another for women. However it depends on many factors such as age, lifestyle – how active you are and your size, your height and weight can affect how many calories you burn. The best way is to find out your resting metabolic rate.

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Personalised Programmes

Many clients come to us in frustration because they have reduced their calorie intake and increased their training, but are still unable to achieve the body they desire. At this point, they are consuming fewer calories than their body needs for basic systems function, forcing their metabolism to slow to an idle to conserve every calorie consumed. The result is a sluggish metabolism that stores fat instead of burning it for energy. With the information gleaned from this test, we can accurately prescribe for you the quantity of calories you need in order to keep your metabolism revving all day long. The result is less body fat and more energy.

The key to sustainable weight loss is a high resting metabolic rate and balanced nutrition.

High Resting Metabolic Rate

The calories you burn during workouts are inconsequential to your overall body weight or body fat content! Instead, it is how well you use your exercise time to reprogram your daily physiology that matters..

Program Your Body To Be A Fat Burning Machine!

Use Herbalife programmes to establish a healthy pattern for yourself a structured eating routine, here are some tips for the new year:

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Exercise Tips for the New Year…

  1.  The key to sustainable weight loss (as opposed to the “yoyo” weight loss and weight gain of trendy weight loss fads) is a high resting metabolic rate as well as balanced nutrition. Your resting metabolic rate, or the calories you burn throughout every minute of the day, is much more important for weight management than the calories you burn while exercising. One pound of muscle burns about 15 calories, one pound of fat burns 3 calories.
  2. Strength training 3 times a week for 30 mins (at gym with equipment, fit camp with own body weight, at home with resistance bands/dumbbells with the 24Fit Workout)
  3. Take part in your favourite cardio exercise (dancing, walking, running etc.)
  4. Over 35? Step up your strength training. By your mid-30s, most people still look young, but are already experiencing the BIG Three of aging: deteriorating lean muscle mass, worsening posture, and crumbling joints.
  5. Choose “Periodisation Training” (24 Fit Workout DVDs) over the “Militarisation of Fitness“. Teach your body to be fat burning machine v  rather than just burning carbs.
  6.  Use a post workout shake after training which accelerates lean muscle growth, which in turn revs your metabolism and burns more fat, and speeds up recovery. Eating soon after your workout not only speeds the recovery process, it also can prevent you from feeling deeply ravenous and overeating later on. Recovery shake = 10-20 of protein.

Use Wellness Coaching with 24Fit to get results in the New Year covering: 1.Nutrition 2. Exercise 3. Metabolic Analysis. 4. Challenges, 5. Education, advice and support.

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