Burning Calories is Not the same as Burning FAT!
Nor does Exercise automatically mean you are burning FAT!

Diet and Exercise Yes – but is Stress part of Your Problem?
Have Your Health and Fitness goals hit a plateau?

Eat right train smart with Dr. Len Lopez

Dr. Len Lopez

“You can burn calories all day – but if you’re Not burning calories from Fats – you’re going to struggle”

Eat Right – Train Smart

Most people diet and exercise to Look Better, Feel, Better and Sleep Better.  If you’ve hit a sticking point or plateau, I invite you to watch the video and/or visit our website – You may find the answers you’re looking for.  

Dr. Len’s training and background as a Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Chiropractic Sports Physician has taught him that  ‘just because you ate it – doesn’t mean you absorbed it.”  Nor does simply exercising and sweating for an hour guarantee results.  This is what Eat Right Train Smart is all about. 

3 tips for Eating Right

1.  Do No Harm – To Your Tummy!

  • If your tummy is constantly irritated and inflamed?  How do you expect to Nourish and Strengthen Your Body?
  • Just because you Ate it – Doesn’t mean you Absorbed It
  • If What You Eat or How You Eat is Inflaming your Gut – You Need to Fix it!
  • All that extra protein and supplements you are swallowing and paying for may not be getting absorbed.

2. Has Your Metabolism Shifted?

  • You Burn Calories to produce Energy by burning carbohydrates, proteins and fats!
  • Burning more calories doesn’t mean – burning more calories from FATS.
  • People who struggle with weight gain, fatigue, cravings, mood swings, hormonal imbalance, etc….are typically burning more carbs and proteins (lean muscle), than Fats throughout the day!
  • The right diet and dietary habits will keep you in your ‘fat-burning’ zone 23/7

3.  Is Stress that Missing Piece of the Puzzle

  • The best diet could be thwarted by too much stress and cortisol
  • Cortisol stimulates your metabolism to burn more carbohydrates and proteins, instead of Fats.
  • An Inflamed Gut or allowing your Blood Sugar to spike-and-fall triggers a surge in cortisol

4 Tips for Training Smart

1. Exercise is a form of Stress!

  • Can your body handle the additional stress?
  • Not all exercise is Stress Reducing
  • The more intense your workout – the more cortisol you produce
  • Maybe you’ve over-loaded your body and that’s why you haven’t been able to burn the fat and add lean muscle!

2. Intensity Matters If You Want to Add Lean Muscle

  • The more intense your workout – the more testosterone (TT) and growth hormone (GH) you produce
  • I didn’t say, the longer you ‘fatigue and exercise’ your body – I said the More Intense Your workout – the more you spike your TT and GH.
  • TT and GH builds lean muscle – and after age 35 keeps You from Losing Lean Muscle
  • Aerobic, low intensity, endurance training are great, but do they spike you TT and GH enough?

3. Burning the Wrong Fuel

  • The worst thing you can do when you exercise is Burn Lean Muscle (proteins), but it happens All The Time1
  • The intensity (the pace) of your workout determines if you burn Sugars (carbs and proteins) or FATS for energy.
  • Don’t assume your aerobic workout is ‘fat-burning’ – you could be training at too fast of a pace, and be burning carbs and proteins (lean muscle) for energy….NOT FATS!
  • It’s OK to burn sugars – but if you think you are burning FATS and you Aren’t and You Don’t have enough Carbs in you to get your through a workout. You’re Burning Lean Muscle (proteins) for Energy.

4. Stress, Cortisol and Over-Stressing Your Body

  • True aerobic exercise is stress reducing
  • Doing your aerobic activity a little too fast for your level of conditioning is Stress Producing
  • Are your workouts more intense than you think?  Which triggers more cortisol?
  • Do your workouts and lifestyle keep your cortisol levels elevated, which could be slowing down your results?
  • Have you had your cortisol levels measured?

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Exercise is when you tear the body down…it’s the ‘catabolic’ breakdown phase.  The quicker you get your stress hormones back to normal after a workout – the sooner you activate your body’s Natural Anabolic Rebuild and Repair phase.

Don’t let the stresses of your day, hurry-up, go-go-go, etc….keep you in your catabolic phase longer than you need to be.