Your Metabolism Loves Toned Muscles

metabolismThe food we eat gets processed into glucose which is taken by the bloodstream and delivered to the muscle cells to be burned for energy. If the muscles are weak and flabby from disuse, they simply cannot use this glucose. So it stays in the bloodstream until instructed which fat storage depot it will be stored in.

There is no where else for it to go…you either burn it for energy or store it as body fat.

On the other hand, if you perform proper strength training exercises just 2-3 times a week with some real effort put into it, your muscles will become toned and will gobble up the glucose at a much faster and more efficient rate. This means of course that less or none gets parked on your hips, the back of your arms or around your waistline as excess blobs of fat. [Read more…]

Balanced Hormones are Key Players in Weight Loss Resistance

Hormonal-BalanceBalance creates peace, harmony and stability in our lives and this same concept carries over to our health and diets. Science has discovered that there is a hidden “key” to losing excess weight and it has very little to do with calorie input or willpower.

Hormones are the key players here, governing nearly everything…stress levels, sexual activity and immune response.

When our biological systems are working in metabolic balance it is called “homeostasis”. When our weight is normal, our sleep patterns good, we’re exercising regularly, experiencing little to no stress in our lives, no depression nor chronic pain we are considered to be in a state of hormonal balance. [Read more…]

Your Metabolism Is Your Body’s Engine

metabolismExcess weight…if you want to take it off and keep it off a healthy metabolism is your best friend. It’s about making sure your metabolic motor (your metabolism) is running smoothly so you do not have to become a yo-yo dieter on a never ending merry-go-round of weight loss/gain.

Losing weight is like running half a marathon. You are only half way there. You must change your metabolism right down at base level or you will continue to gain weight and as the years pass it will only get worse.This jeopardizes not only your looks but your health is at risk because being overweight increases the risk of al disease.

Strength training is by far the best answer to resetting and boosting your metabolism so it can burn more fuel around the clock. It is vital in cases of slowed metabolism as it may be that way if you have not been doing enough muscle building and maintaining activity. [Read more…]

Muscle Matters

muscle mattersFrustrated dieters take notice…

The true key to successful and permanent weight loss is not about restricting food – it is about improving metabolism, your body’s engine. Your metabolism is responsible for turning the food you eat into energy so it can be burnt up rather than building up your tummy, hips and thighs.

The only way to boost your metabolism is to get your muscular system in better condition so you can burn more fuel (calories) both day and night. Proper strength training exercises are the key. [Read more…]