Starvation doesn’t always include eating less than what we need, but not getting enough of the kinds of foods that we need. Whether you are on a crash diet or eating a lot of processed foods, the metabolic process is adversely affected.
The body responds to nutrient starvation by storing fat, and when you go on a crash diet you end up fighting yourself in an effort to be healthy. Secondly, because it is being starved, your body will release cortisol to cope, which also signifies and produces higher levels of stress that impacts your metabolism. Stress hormones break down proteins from your muscles and bones, and over time your lean body tissues deteriorate.
Stress caused by a crash diet (nutrition starvation) can result in poor thyroid function, loss of muscle and bone mass, insomnia, blood sugar swings, high blood pressure, skin conditions such as eczema, a poorly functioning immune system and emotional problems such as depression.
The key to losing excess weight is listening to your body and eating what you love to satiation. Crash diets a€“ that ever popular way to drop some pounds a€“ fast.A And a dieting fashion that seems set to remain as shrinking celebrities promote the message that a€?thin is the new blacka€™.A But do crash diets really work, or do they do more harm than good? The maple syrup diet is another example, along with the hCG Diet which will also have you injecting hormones into yourself!
Whenever we lose weight, most of the weight lost is fat but we also lose some lean muscle tissue.
If crash diets were a form of medication they wouldn’t be allowed because of the side effects. Crash diets can lead to yo-yo dieting and the never ending spiral of losing and putting on again. The Seven Characteristics of Emotional Eaters… that spell disaster to long-term recovery! In speaking to people who have successfully addressed their root causes and have achieved long-term success with food addiction, I identified seven common symptoms exhibited by these people, prior to achieving success.
In order to remain safe and in control, it is better to ignore threatening situations and emotions.
In addition to the characteristics outlined above, seven basic triggers for emotional eating emerged. Sandra Lenington, MA is an authority on the psychology of recovery with a purpose of assisting others to experience the psychic change that is sufficient to assure a life of irresistible joy and balance .
But if I know that eating less and exercising more will result in weight loss, why don’t I just do it?
The simple reason is that when I diet or go on an exercise program, have surgery or use pills and achieve my goals, I have only addressed the symptoms. As long as I treat the symptoms (the weight, or the outward manifestation of the addiction, the weight will eventually return, usually bringing along a few extra pounds with it! If you have gained and lost the same 100-50-20 pounds again and again, you are in the right place.
Place your name and primary email in the box to your right and receive your copy of 5 Little-Known Secrets About Weight Loss (based on scientific research) In addition, the report has a link to a magic, fat-burning soup. On the follow-up page, discover the TRUTH about food, diets and about what you are eating. We have been striving to stray away from the all-present soy additives in our food source by eating clean and researching our nutritional supplement ingredients. We all know soy protein, soy flour and other soy products contain a multitude of phytoestrogens and phytosterols, which interfere with the bodies testosterone and estrogen levels.
Ok… so we know to stay away from soy protein and soy flour… but what about soy lecithin?
Some tout it as being just as bad as soy protein, some say its phytosterol and phytoestrogen levels are so low it doesn’t matter.
My Silk Almond Milk product from the fridge lists 1 cup as a serving size, so I’m assuming its the same for Silk Heart Health. It is relatively simple to cut out soy lecithin from our diets by eating whole foods such as meat, fruits, vegetables, nuts and berries, however when it comes to supplementing our diets with protein powders and vitamins, we are left with very few soy free alternatives.
Here I am going to explain a little bit about alcohol and its potential to hamper your fat loss and muscle gains.
Perhaps after reading this you may think twice about your daily drink or your weekend binges. If you read an article I posted last week from Precision nutrition you will remember the point about what you are willing to sacrifice to get where you want to. The very first thing that you need to take note of is how many calories are found in alcohol. The calories in alcohol are worthless, unless you are going for the spare tyre around your midsection look.
The processing of alcohol in the body is a complicated matter – but here is a (really) short course. The last thing I want to mention about alcohol consumption is the impact it will have on your recovery rates. In addition to putting the brakes on all fat burning, the second thing that alcohol is going to put the brakes on is protein synthesis. This means that no further lean muscle tissue will be built up as long as that alcohol is in the body. Given most of us have building lean muscle as part of our goals this is once again bad news. So my message is this: if you are training hard and eating well in order to lose fat and gain muscle, then think twice about the amount of alcohol you consume, and if you really need to have it on every occasion you go out. This entry was posted in Articles and tagged boot camp, diet advice, Fat loss, fat loss tips, fitness boot camp in Reading, how to lose body fat, James Parker Personal Trainer, Nutrition advice, personal goals, progressive fitness, weight loss, Weight loss in Reading, weight training in reading on April 26, 2016 by James Parker.
8 reasons why sprinting should be part of your training plan and how you can implement them into your schedule. A 2008 study showed that the heart showed a decrease in chronic inflammation when exposed to sprint intervals as opposed to aerobic training.
Sprints will improve your bodies ability to deal with sugar and improve your insulin sensitivity.
Sprinting decreases inflammation in the brain, improves hormone balance and increases mobility which makes you feel more energized and keep you young at heart. This entry was posted in Articles, Uncategorized and tagged boot camp, diet advice, fat loss tips, fitness boot camp in Reading, fitness trainer Reading, James Parker Personal Trainer, Nutrition advice, outdoor fitness, weight loss, Weight loss in Reading, weight training in reading on January 22, 2015 by James Parker. You need to balance the things you have to do, with the things you want to do. Are all the things on your “Have To Do” list really necessary, can that list be tweaked? Why can’t exercise go on the Have To Do list? It is definitely something that most of us need so why not put it up there as priority one. Do you think it’s only people who don’t have much work, don’t have a social and family life who are the fit and healthy people?…Err no, I can definitely vouch for that group! 4: Be creative with time: If you are struggling to find a time during your day, can you run to work, run back from work? This entry was posted in Articles and tagged boot camp, diet advice, fat loss tips, fitness sessions, fitness trainer Reading, James Parker Personal Trainer, Nutrition advice, progressive fitness, reading Boot Camp, weight loss, weight training in reading on October 6, 2014 by James Parker. The second law (entropy) has been called the law of common sense – it says that energy will be lost and energy will be used up in making available energy and we need to take both of these into account.
These ‘laws of the universe’ were developed during the industrial revolution to help understand if we could make a perfectly efficient steam engine. The laws of the universe were never intended to become the fundamental principles of dieting. Let us say that our average person has a basal metabolic rate (BMR) requirement for 1,500 calories a day (the number of calories the person would need if they were ill in bed all day – just to run all the activities done by the body). The idea that a reduction of 500 calories leads to the body giving up 500 calories of fat assumes that neither the BMR requirement (1,500 calories) nor the additional requirement (500 calories) change.
Think about it – you lose your job – you don’t automatically dip into savings – you cut back on expenditure and the body does exactly the same. Both the eating less and doing more beliefs also make the massive and wrong assumption that the body is able to burn fat. This entry was posted in Articles and tagged diet advice, fat loss tips, James Parker Personal Trainer, Nutrition advice, weight loss, Weight loss in Reading on June 24, 2014 by James Parker.
8. If they have been running for some time then they should have some great testimonials? If not, why not? This entry was posted in Articles and tagged boot camp, fat loss tips, fitness boot camp in Reading, fitness sessions, James Parker Personal Trainer, Nutrition advice, outdoor fitness, progressive fitness, weight loss on May 19, 2014 by James Parker. Adding some morning training sessions to your routine is going to drastically help you burn extra unwanted body fat and get your metabolism firing from the start of your day. At this 4 week Boot Camp you will get 8 early morning sessions which will last around 40 mins each. The 4 week Boot Camp will also be perfect to add as addition to your existing training regime or if you are a member at our evening Boot Camps. This entry was posted in News and tagged boot camp, Boxing, Fat loss, fat loss tips, fitness boot camp in Reading, fitness sessions, fitness trainer Reading, how to lose body fat, James Parker Personal Trainer, reading Boot Camp, weight loss, Weight loss in Reading on April 2, 2014 by James Parker. If done outdoors you get a lot of health benefits like vitamin D from the sun and generally feel good.
Doesn’t have the “after burn” associated with other types of training. Once you finish, your metabolism isn’t raised for that long afterwards. It burns a lot of calories way after you work out, which can be up to 48hours afterwards that you have EPOC (exercises post oxygen consumption) or “after burn”. Burning calories whilst sat on your ass! Technique is the key when working at high intensity as sometimes form is compromised for speed. So again it could be great to have a partner or trainer with you to watch out for this. Easy to get wrong, especially for beginners. You need a balanced programme to cover all muscle groups and address any imbalances. So these are the 3 main types of exercise that I use daily for myself and with clients. Looking at all the pros and cons of each (and there are lots more for each one) what is my summation? The other key thing to remember is that your fat loss goals and achievements will be seriously impaired if your nutrition isn’t bang on! This blog is about exercise but don’t forget the importance of good nutrition. Have at look at my other posts for ideas. I hope you have found this useful and please feel free to post any questions in the comments box that you have. This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged boot camp, fitness boot camp in Reading, fitness sessions, fitness trainer Reading, James Parker Personal Trainer, Nutrition advice, Personal training, progressive fitness, weight training in reading on February 18, 2014 by James Parker.
Diets don’t work do they? I am sure you have heard the saying before that “if there was diet that worked we would all be on it and the world be a healthier place.” We wouldn’t have an obesity epidemic and all the horrible things associated with it like diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, osteoarthritis and cancer if there was a “diet” that worked.
Unlike other calorie restriction diets, what she also found during the human tests was that people lost fat, not water. For 50% of the week you will be getting insufficient nutrients and vitamins in your diet; read that again – 50% of the time! So what do I suggest? If follow my previous blogs or Facebook posts then this will be no surprise really. Fish oil should be added to either option and you could also add a portion of your favourite nuts and berries too. A piece of fruit, nuts or a protein shake. An apple and a few almonds would work well here.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged boot camp, fat loss tips, James Parker Personal Trainer, Nutrition advice, progressive fitness, Reading Personal training, weight loss, Weight loss in Reading on January 23, 2014 by James Parker.
So what does my title Wage War on Christmas Excess mean? As you will know, I have an Army background so planning and preparation is a big thing for me. 2) Plan in your normal workouts for your week. Don’t have any? Then plan some runs, join classes or write a few body weight circuits using a method such as TABATA. 3) On your good days you need to eat a good, clean diet full of lean protein and lots of veggies and fruits as snacks and plenty of water! This will keep you in good condition come your next battle.
Do you need alcohol at each event? If you have to answer yes, can you make healthier choices and do you have to go to excess on every night out? Are the food choices from a menu or buffet? A menu you can choose the healthiest option and not choose deserts. Buffets you can do the same and only put a small amount on to start with. Chances are you will be full anyway once you wait, and the idea of going up for seconds may just put you off if you think someone will catch you doing it!
When you get in from a night out and if you can remember to do so, drinking a pint of water before bed will be good idea to help with the hangover. Most of which is caused by dehydration. This entry was posted in Articles and tagged boot camp, fat loss tips, James Parker Personal Trainer, Nutrition advice, Reading Personal training, weight loss on December 6, 2013 by James Parker. Plain and simply put, you cannot out train a bad diet. It is my opinion and it’s one I tell my clients all the time, that most of your fat loss and training goals will come from 70% good nutrition and 30% training. If you are looking to be in the best shape of your life, if you want to reduce body fat from legs, hips, tummy, get ripped, get a 6 pack, build stronger muscles – then you MUST start with your nutrition. You will be amazed too at how much your brain and mental state are affected by poor diet. Have you ever eaten badly for a period of time and then just can’t get yourself out of the rut? Quality supplements are always something I advocate for my clients. Fish oils, multi vitamins and protein supplements are the main ones. Do you take them? Snack on these fruits, they are chosen because they have a lower Glycemic Index rating than other fruits. This entry was posted in Articles and tagged boot camp, fat loss tips, how to lose body fat, James Parker Personal Trainer, Nutrition advice, Reading Personal training, weight loss on November 6, 2013 by James Parker.
The allure is usually very appealing to people who have struggled with weight issues for years.
If a crash diet is robbing you of the nutrients you need, then it is unhealthy even if you get results.
The basic formula for most crash diets is to starve yourself, often of the nutrients and minerals that you need to sustain a healthy metabolism.
One of the reasons many people struggle with weight issues is because the body is craving these nutrients, but a diet of fake processed food is not meeting the needs of the body. Feeding our hunger, however, is not entirely about eating more or less, but eating the kinds of real foods that the body needs, including traditional fats, protein, and carbohydrates as well as other nutrients.
On the one hand, the body may release endorphins and other hormones to help you cope with the physical stress. If you are struggling with weight issues, paying attention to your metabolism, including what you eat, as well as how you exercise can make the difference in losing weight for good, or gaining it all back over time.
A crash diet is essentially semi-starvation which is associated with decreased concentration, food preoccupation and a strong desire to eat, feeling tired, anxious and low – so hardly beneficial for our general well being. Our next article will outline the seven situations and seven secret conversations these emotional eaters had prior to achieving success in the face of eating. As a life-long learner and lover of new and fun techniques, she insists that recovery be joyful…otherwise, why do it?
What’s getting in my way? Or, if I do succeed in losing a little weight with a diet, why do I usually regain the weight I lost? Namely by blocking testosterone receptors and binding with estrogen-receptor sites throughout the body. It is near impossible to cut it out of your diet unless you switch to a simple diet (hmm… possible future project?). Alcohol is processed in the liver you probably knew this as you always hear about alcoholics whose livers are failing.
The human body, however, is not a closed system and it is not in thermal equilibrium (although it is continually trying to be there). This is the law that proves that a calorie is not a calorie, as even Weight Watchers cottoned on to with their launch of ProPoints in November 2010. They do have some relevance to dieting, but only when they are correctly applied and when all the caveats are allowed for. The idea that eating less will make you weigh less assumes that the body cannot and does not adjust. Let us then say that they have a requirement for 500 additional calories if they are up and about (this is a realistic estimate – the BMR is the main determinant of the calorie need for the day by a margin). If you think that you can eat the 2,000 calories needed for the day and then try to do 500 more calories worth of exercise, with the body making no adjustment elsewhere, you are wrong. Exercise is arguably best fuelled by carbohydrate (it provides glucose quickly for the body to use). Boot Camps should have a start and end point, in other words be for a set period of time. To me it has to have a set period otherwise it’s a rolling class with out any direction that you pay for each month. Which leads me on to point 2? This 4 week Boot Camp is going to give you the tools and ammo you need to get on the right track before the summer is upon us. At Progressive Fitness we know that without the right nutrition your results will be severely hindered. You can achieve a lot in 4 weeks, but everyone is different in terms of their starting point and how your body will adapt to training. Although a full home programme will be given to you, some people will respond better if under direction at classes or Boot Camps for the entire time. Varady came across this finding while conducting tests on mice to find out whether diet restriction helped produce anti-cancer chemicals. You know you’re doing it but you can’t help it, you tell yourself off in your head, you feel bad, but in spite of all that nothing changes and you still eat crap and feel bad? I have so I know how that feels! If you suffer from energy lapses, concentration issues, and mood swings, dry skin, amongst other conditions, then lack of water may be the reason. Take nuts out with you, pre-prepare meals and think about where you can buy healthy meals during your day. Remember failing to plan is planning to fail! Studies have shown than more than 80% of those who start crash diets regain any weight they have lost. Ideally, we should eat what we love when we are hungry and stop eating when we are satiated. The thought of asking for help is out of the question, since it means I am admitting I am less than perfect. Emulsifiers have been in use for ages, however due to soy emerging as a cheap alternative ingredient in many foods in the past decade, it has been widely publicized as a miracle food and steadily added everywhere in our food.
Our livers work great when they are new, but we humans like to give them a lot of work to do on occasion.
The energy used up in making carbohydrate, for example, available to the body as energy vs. The laws say nothing about weight being conserved – we humans flit between energy and weight interchangeably in the world of dieting and our conversions and assumptions are wrong.
The person who eats less has less energy and they will likely do less additional activity that day – they won’t go to the gym or walk to the post box – they will be too tired. Hence, if our average person has any glucose in the blood stream or any glycogen (stored glucose) in the body – this will be used to cover any gap in food eaten or activity done. Neither eat less nor do more have worked, can work, or ever will work as a solution for the obesity epidemic. This means high intensity, whole body workouts using lots of resistance equipment and techniques.
This is why we have teamed up with world class Nutritionists Matt Lovell and Gavin Allinson. 4 weeks is a great amount of time for building foundations and teaching you the right ways.
Heavier weights will work your bigger, stronger, faster muscle fibres that require a huge energy demand.
Avoid processed foods. Food processing came about in the last few generations and as we get better at learning new ways to process food, the world gets progressively fatter. I also increased my activity by working to get 10,000 or more steps a day, and went to the gym.
To think that if you eat 500 fewer calories the body will give up 500 calories of fat, to make up the difference, is the ultimate naivety in the world of dieting. The body will also cut back on its maintenance for the day – it can save cell repair, fighting infection and building bone density for another day – you haven’t eaten enough, so it can cut back. If you go to the gym, you may then sit on the sofa all evening – too tired to do the housework.
Carbohydrates can be useful for the vitamins and minerals they provide, but the macro nutrient, the carbohydrate itself, can only be used for energy – not cell repair and fighting infection. They have given you access to their online nutrition course to educate yourself on all things nutrition. If it has grown in the ground, grown in a tree or has parents then it’s a safe bet that it is natural and will do you good. This means your fruit will get you fat faster than sugar in some cases (especially in the form of juice, so avoid that at all costs). 100 calories of carbohydrate eaten may make 93 available to the body; 100 calories of protein eaten may make only 70 available (Ref 1).
Hence – if you eat 1,500 calories of carbohydrate (as the average citizen of the developed world currently does) – it can’t be used for body maintenance – you need to burn if off down the gym or you will gain weight. Modern man rarely, if ever, allows his body to get to the state where it can burn its own fat – let alone will. Have a few nuts, or a protein shake with fruit and do not eat more than 2 servings a day, unless you are very active and need the energy. There are also fasting diets that usually include a drink concocted of odd ingredients for the purpose of detoxification.
This is bad news because as we get older we are predisposed to gaining body fat and thus fat loss becomes more of a priority. That’s a significant advantage for dieters and helps to explain the effectiveness of low carbohydrate diets. Once you have completed the online course you will have the tools and know-how to create your own successful nutrition plan. For ladies this storage tends to happen on the legs and bums, for guys it is out front on the abdomen.
I will also be on hand to encourage and support you with lots of practical nutrition tips and ideas. Here is the way that body weight is determined: calories in versus calories out determines body weight.
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