Nutrition

Why is this stupid scale not moving?

What To Do When The Scale Doesn’t Move

Hey There,

Let me ask first… Did you get your Monday Workout in?

If not.. Why? If you did, Great job, you started your week off right.

Make Never Miss a Monday Workout one of your life rules!!! This starts your week off right and will help you make better decisions for the week.

Now to get into the main subject of this post. What to do when the Scale doesn’t move?

I talked to one of our newest members into weighing yesterday and the scale didn’t move. I could sense the punch in the gut feeling when the scale didn’t move because she’s worked her butt off the last 3 weeks. I know that disappointing feeling. She was telling me before she weighted-in how great she was feeling and how her clothes were fitting better so it’s working.

So what do you do when the scale isn’t moving?

First, NEVER QUIT!!! This is not an option. The new member I was telling you about did seem to be a bit disappointed but it only lasted for a second and then I sensed her determination to reach her goal! She is going to get great results here at Custom Body Bootcamp!

Quitting will ensure you will not get the results you want and is not an option! Never Quit!

So many people give up and quit when they don’t see results. The reason is that they are not doing the right things to get the results.

What the solution? Simple, try a different approach.

Understand that if you are not eating properly to lose weight you will not get the results you are seeking. It doesn’t matter if you are exercising and eating healthy! Let me say this again…

YOU WILL NOT LOSE WEIGHT IF YOU ARE NOT EATING PROPERLY!  

If the scale is not moving, you must change your eating! This is what I mean by finding a different approach.

There are so many different eating plans out there to lose weight. Some of the ones that I would recommend are a Balanced Macronutrient Weight Loss Eating Plan, The Whole 30, Ketogenic Eating Plan and Weight Watchers. Side note Notice I don’t call them diets, they are eating plans!

So which one should you try? The one your going to stick to!! 🙂 That Simple!

You have to actually follow the plan! If you throw in a cheat here or there.. Don’t expect to get any results because you are rolling the dice.

Which is OK because you are trying to LEARN WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. Just don’t expect to get any results that week. If you get results,  great! If you don’t it great too because you are learning!

Creating a healthy lifestyle and learning about eating nutritiously is trial and error. You learn from the mistakes and then over time you will learn your body and what works best for you! Then you don’t have to listen to me amore because you will know yourself!  

This is why you never quit when you don’t see results. It’s a necessary part of the process to be successful in your long term goal!!!

Keep showing up, learning, and doing your best!!!

Chris

If you are not getting results in fitness, weight loss and need the accountability, call us to set up a consultation (424)393-4055

 


Coconut Oil- Healthy or Unhealthy

Healthy Virgin Coconut Oil

Healthy Virgin Coconut Oil

There’s been lots of controversy in the last couple years to whether Coconut Oil is Healthy or Unhealthy!

Coconut oil consists of 90% saturated fat and research has shown that the fatty acid chains of Coconut oil are shorter than the saturated fats from meats. The shorter chains in coconut oil have been shown to raise good cholesterol as opposed to the longer fatty chains in meats products have been linked to heart disease!

“Coconut oil is made up of about 90% saturated fat, but the scientific community has started to figure out that not all saturated fats are equal,” Susan Mitmesser

There are two types of Coconut oil, virgin and refined. The virgin coconut oil comes straight from the pulp of the coconut and has more nutrients than the refined oil which is heated and has chemical added to it to keep the coconut taste!

In my opinion I think that virgin is the way to go if you chose to use coconut oil. Always go for the higher nutrient, natural food choices.

Also… substitute the coconut oil vs adding in to meals! Example use the coconut oil for the olive oil!

To Your Health,

Chris

 


Why You Should Eat Breakfast

A healthy breakfast is the best way to start your day and a great habit to get yourself into!

dreamstime_xs_29048403-300x225Here is a list of some of the benefits

Provides the body nourishment to start the day

· More energy to perform daily tasks

· Help control weight

· Kick starts the metabolism

· Improves bad cholesterol

· Great for the brain and short term memory

I have always encouraged my personal training clients in Santa Monica to eat breakfast every morning! This is an essential part to living a healthy lifestyle! Our bodies are not meant to starve or go for a long period of time without eating after waking up.  We need to take care of our body, you know that saying ‘a happy wife is a happy life” well so is your body, “good nutritious food is a better life!

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Clean Out Your Body

FarmersMarketSpreadI started off this year at one of my heaviest weights I’ve ever been at 202 pounds. I had gotten married in September and found myself in celebration mode through the Holidays. As a consequence I gained 14 pounds.

I set my goal to get extremely healthy and  lose 20 to 30 pounds and get back in to bike racing! To do this, I made the choice to quit drinking (my last drink of alcohol was at midnight new years), cut out cheese and processed foods and only eat whole fresh foods. I also make sure to eat light at night.

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Dam Holiday Weekends

SlippingOnBanana-232x300I just weighed myself and found I’m up 7 ½ pounds from the 4th of July week. The reason is because I made poor eating and drinking choices. I must now correct those choices; I will be eating extra healthy and cutting back on calories till I get back to where I like to be.

In my lifestyle I usually eat healthy and exercise so I feel good and my brain optimally functions. This past week I decided to make poor choices and today my energy is low, so I’m feeling tired and sluggish and struggling to write this blog entry.

For example: This weekend I ate chicken wings with beer and a late night pastrami sandwich. To undo these negative effects: Today I’ve had a few healthy meals and drank lots of water… I’m already starting to feel better!

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I Found The Fountain of Youth

Apple-weights-measuring-tape-300x199One of the things I’ve seen as a personal trainer is how exercise and eating healthy changes people. I’ve seen the change when people consistently start to exercise and eat healthy. It’s a positive change and is the reason why I feel exercise is so important to incorporate into people’s lives.

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Are You on the Computer? You Better Read This!

techphoto-300x199We live in a society where stress has become the norm and technology is making life easier and easier so we are able to do everything from the comfort of our homes. Examples, as the remote control, ordering groceries online, microwavable meals, etc… Although amazing, technological advances and how it makes life more convenient, is at the cost of our health. Added stress in our daily lives and lack of activity are causes leading to diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, etc… (add an unhealthy diet to this and it only compounds the problem…ouch)

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