Tuesday, July 15, 2014

3 Keys to Weight Lose

Obviously these 2 have no sleeping issues!

Any good life style change, weight lose, weight maintenance program should address three key points:
  1. Sleeping
  2. Increasing healthy fat intake
  3. Carb loads 
When working with my clients these are always areas I address to some degree or another, because of their importance. Some need more support and guidance in one area verses another.                

So, why are these three important?

Sleeping is the time our bodies repair, grow, our minds can processes and decompress our days, rest. Our bodies take care of the stress and damage we have done to them throughout the day. Important hormones are made and released during our sleep cycles that aid in weight lose and maintenance. Have you ever noticed that when you get a good nights sleep, you are not as hungry the next day? That is because your body has gotten what it needs, rest, repair, growth, production of good hormones. Do what you need to get restful sleep every night, seven to eight hours. You will think more clearly, your hungry levels will be in-check and your weight will do better.

Increasing healthy fat:
You should know by know my love of fat, butter, bone broth, marbled meats, eggs, all that good yumminess. When we are not eating enough healthy fats, animal fats, our bodies do not have the building blocks they need to make hormones, as well as the nutrients in fat.
Eating healthy fats will keep you full for longer periods of time. They are very nutrient dense, giving our bodies the nutrients they need to thrive and will aide significantly in weight lose. You will begin to effortlessly lose weight by increasing your fat intake. Good fat = effortless weight lose

Carb load:
We all need carbs to some degree or another, however these carbs do not have to come from grains. We need carbs to help our brain and thyroid function properly, among other things. The trick is figuring out how much you need. If you are looking for weight lose, you want to be on the lower end of the carb load. Weight maintenance, you can be higher, but you have to figure out what you need to maintain your weight and feel your best. Your carb amount will change depending on your workouts. If you are training hard, you will need more. If your are not, then you will need less. There are many factors that go into the amount you need, some trial and error is involved in figuring it out where your sweet spot is.

Wherever you are in your health journey, be sure to check in with yourself and make adjustments where needed.

Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
God bless,

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