Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Are Looking To Lose Weight and Feel Great?

Are you looking to lose weight but don't think you have time for a workout? Does it seem impossible to lose weight? Do you find yourself starving when you're trying to diet? Are you suffering from cravings and snacking when you're supposed to be on a diet? Then you need to whip your health into shape.

Sometimes the simplest things like talking to someone about your health goals and having them help hold you accountable, can make a HUGE difference in reaching those goals. If you're having trouble committing to a workout, grab a partner to workout with. If both of you can remind each other of your goals and congratulate each other on your progress you will improve much better than trying to tough it out on your own. A simple and effective workout may be as simple as a 20 minute workout at home or 3 days a week at a Crossfit gym. So grab a partner, plan your weekly workout schedule, and stick to it!

If you're having trouble with cravings or hunger, there's a chance you're not getting enough protein or calories for the workout you're doing or you may be suffering from withdrawal from those processed foods. Processed foods such as breads, pastas, and grains cause insulin spikes and literally flood your brain with serotonin (the feel good hormone in your brain) and many of us may crave these foods because not only do they make us feel good when we eat them, but they can also cause insulin resistance and sugar imbalance in the body. This can lead to binge eating, weight gain, and may lead to diabetes long term. I highly recommend looking into a lifestyle (NOT DIET!!) eating program that focuses on eating 4-5 servings of protein daily and is full of fruits and vegetables. If you cut down on the processed foods and sugars mentioned above you'll notice a total change in how your body functions and how you feel. Talk to your local AlignLife office about setting up a nutritional consultation for some tips on what to eat, when to eat, and how to deal with withdrawal symptoms from processed foods.

Well today's blog post is a short one because I am doing a BodyRock Workout at home!! Here's the link if you'd like to join in!!