How is YOUR waistline looking lately?
It's safe to say a great number of us are feeling the squeeze in our pants and wondering when that happened.
I’m going to show you where that extra weight came from and why, but most importantly how to get rid of it. But, you HAVE to ditch the notion that there is a quick fix, a magic pill, an easy way to get back to the body you once had or maybe the body you always wished you had!
HOW DID I GET HERE?
Three things that contribute to weight gain:
1. Blame Father Time!
As we age everything slows down. Our waist gets a little wider. We start seeing more grey hair and more wrinkles. But it’s not only on the outside. It’s also internal organs.
Our organs slow down which means that our METABOLISM slows! (Darn Father Time!) What now? Well, read on…
2. I’m sooo busy!
When your Metabolism slows down it’s not a huge problem if we are ACTIVE. But, let’s be honest. Are we as active as we were in our 20’s? Probably not. If you are…awesome! Keep it up! But, most of us have jobs, families, and demands that lure us away from exercise or being active.
3. Fast food is my friend!
So if it wasn’t enough that we’re older, too busy and frankly a little slower. There’s another little element sabotaging our waist line; convenience food! We’re looking for a something, anything to make the demands of life a little easier and we turn to highly processed, quick and easy foods at the grocery store and the all too ‘convenient’ fast food.
Age + Inactivity + Bad Food = WEIGHT GAIN!
Multiply this over a period of time and you find yourself looking in the mirror asking, “what happened”?
“HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM”
Let’s be honest with ourselves!
We are a super-sized nation and it’s getting out of control and there is so much to tempt us. And I’m not going to dispute the fact that it all tastes so GOOD! Even with 30 years of personal training under my belt, I am tempted by burgers, pasta, French fries and ice cream. All of it. I’m just like you!
The difference is I have managed my metabolism over the last 3 decades and managed my activity level to allow for moderation in my diet. I eat ‘clean’ 95% of the time and allow myself a little of life’s food pleasures, as the exception not the rule. It's not always easy but I have made a commitment to my health for myself, my young boys and wife. What's your why?
If you are over-weight by 40-100 pounds you are at risk of a heart attack.
Understand, your larger waistline isn't a body image problem. It's a health problem which can result in a multitude of issues including; internal inflammation, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, circulation problems, skin issues and more.
HOPE ON THE HORIZON
How do we fight back?
It’s simple, through Nutrition!
Yeah, It’s really not complicated…go back to the basics!
Natural foods have all the answers you’re looking for to lose the unwanted body fat.
Start eating fresh foods:
Cooked lean proteins: like fish, turkey, chicken.
Buy organic foods, when possible.
Choose healthy carbs: beans, oatmeal, brown rice, healthy grains.
Include moderate amounts of nuts: almonds, pumpkin seeds.
Start eating IN and cut back on eating OUT.
Which means you need to plan your meals!
You want to speed up your Metabolism eat fresh! Period.
Your organs do much better when you eat fresh food. Our bodies where designed to eat fresh foods, not frozen, not canned, and not packaged.
WHAT'S HOLDING YOU BACK?
Try this for 21 days and see what happens!
You will be amazed by how much better you will feel and look.
Combine this with a structured exercise program and you WILL be on the road to a healthier YOU!
And remember, I offer everyone 1 week to train with me for free to learn about how exercise fits in your life and how it can transform your health. All you have to do is call to schedule your appointment. (480) 650-1230
Cauliflower is an excellent source of Vitamin C and a good source of Vitamin K, Folate, Choline, Vitamin B6 and Potassium.
No Oats Oatmeal
(minor modifications made to the recipe)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
*First things first, you need to “rice” your cauliflower. If you have a box grater, simply grate the cauliflower down to the stem or you can use a VitaMix, BlendTEC blender or a really good blender which and puree the whole cauliflower. Cut the cauliflower into chunks, add to canister, then add enough water until the cauliflower “floats” off the blade. With the lid on, pulse a few times until all the chunks are “riced”. Strain.
GARLIC CAULIFLOWER "MASHED POTATOES"
Add in milk slowly, as you may not need that much to achieve desired consistency. I head of cauliflower will yield enough for 2 people.