Which Fuel is Your Body burning
Burning Calories is Not the same
Eat Right – Train Smart
Most people diet and exercise to Look Better, Feel Better and Sleep Better. If you’re Diet and Fitness goals have hit a sticking point or plateau, I invite you to read further and watch our videos. 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 fitness results. This is what Eat Right Train Smart is all about.
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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!
- Check out our Do-It-Yourself Fitness Test
- 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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Burning Calories or Burning FATS
3 Reasons for High Intensity Training
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.