Is the # on the scale healthy ??
What does it mean when you “lose weight?” What is “weight gain?” Well, it could actually mean a lot more than you think!
The number on the scale or your total body weight is comprised of body fat, lean muscle tissue, fluid (water/blood), bones, organs, and anything else in or on your body at the time you step on the scale.
So many people are consumed by the number on the scale today instead of their actual health. This saddens me. People should be more aware of how they feel, how your body is functioning, mental, physical, emotional state instead of the number on the scale.
Example, if you are not healthy emotionally and you can consciously recognize this, then perhaps your hormone levels are off and you should seek medical attention because hormone levels will completely effect your weight. You could be running your butt off with no results on the scale simply because hormone levels are off.
Are you constantly tired, sluggish, brain fog, exhausted? These are all symptoms of numerous health complications. High blood pressure, anemia, deficiencies, hormones again, chronic dehydration, ph levels, stress, you name it. But you weigh yourself everyday and get more stressed out about the number not moving. Perhaps if we fixed the root problem, the scale would move in the right direction.
Health should always be the #1 priority, not the number on the scale. Evaluate yourself. Ask yourself these 10 basic questions.
- Do I drink more water all day long than anything else? Y/N
- Do I have smaller waist than my hips with a relatively flat midsection and minimal belly fat? Y/N
- Do I get at least 7 hrs of quality sleep 5 out of 7 nights per week? Y/N
- Do I workout moderate to intensely at least 4-6x per week? Y/N
- Do I recover fairly well and my soreness and aches go away within 3 days of training? Y/N
- Am I usually in a good mood with very few mood swings? Y/N
- Is my pantry and fridge filled with at least 75% healthy food choices? Y/N
- Do I take a daily multivitamin and very few prescriptions, if any at all? Y/N
- Do I feel that I have enough energy to get through the day compared to other people? Y/N
- Are you comfortable walking to the mailbox or going up and down 1 flight of stairs? Y/N
If you answered YES (like I did) to ALL of these questions, then congratulations, you are well on your way to being healthy as a horse 🙂
However, if you answered even 1 NO, then we have work to do! And if you answered NO to more than 3 questions, then I would highly recommend seeking professional assistance asap because it is not normal, safe, or healthy for you to feel like you do! GET HELP, BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!
Speaking from experience, I come from family that is the polar opposite of me, who I am, and what I stand for. However, I am thankful because they have made me become who I am today and I am a lot healthier and happy because of the experiences I’ve had with my family. Growing up and seeing so many family members struggle and suffer from illnesses or ailments from self-destruction drove me to create change. Seeing a uncle and grandfather both have heart attacks as a young girl is a frightening experience. Seeing alcoholism and food addiction run rampant through family members is a eye opening experience. Never wanting myself or my daughter to go through that, I knew I had to create the lifestyle I wanted her to grow up in. A parent should be able to protect their child no matter what! If you can’t even get off the couch fast enough to catch your child, how are you going to protect them if a child predator comes around. If you have lost your drive for yourself, quit being selfish and do it for your family. Think about all the pain you are/will put them through because of your selfish habits. If you have a child, YOU HAVE A PARENTAL RIGHT TO BE THE BEST PARENT AND ROLE MODEL FOR YOUR CHILD! So I encourage you to MAN UP/WOMAN UP and get some self control, self drive, self motivation and MAKE A CHANGE! I did. We all have choices. The choice is yours.
Go through your 10 questions from above and find the ones you answered NO to. Go start working on those healthy habits now. If its water, fill up all your bottles for the next week. If its energy, mood, medications, call your doctor and make an appointment to get all your labs done. If you’ve done that and don’t trust them, get a 2nd opinion. Whatever your bad habits are that are causing your answers above to be NO, go start working on them NOW, NOT TOMORROW, NOT NEXT MONDAY!
AND FORGET THE NUMBER ON THE SCALE, FOCUS ON YOUR HEALTH FIRST!
Let’s Get Started!
There’s only one thing worse than not trying to stay healthy… And that’s trying to stay healthy, the wrong way.
Let me explain.
If you exercise or diet the wrong way, you are at best – just wasting your time. You won’t see any results, you’ll get discouraged and you’ll give-up. That’s bad enough, but it gets even worse…
Exercise or dieting done wrong can also give you even more health problems to deal with… On top of ones you may already have!
To find out if that could be you, take this quiz;
“Do You Make These Weight Loss & Exercise Mistakes?”
If you flunk this, like most do, then that’s a good thing.
You’ll see, it’ll open your eyes to all the health & fitness myths and misinformation out there, and will prevent you from making any more weight loss & exercise mistakes.
It will empower you with valuable knowledge how that can change your life. Take the test and see for yourself.
The most accurate measure for long-term health and weight management is your Body Mass Index (BMI)
You should drink at least 8 glasses of water every day
Your body is approximately 55% Protein
Cutting carbohydrates from your diet is a good way to lose weight
You can lose weight fast by skipping meals
The best time to exercise for maximum results and weight loss is in the morning
Exercise deficiency can lead to accelerated development of diseases associated with a sedentary lifestyle (cardiovascular disease, obesity, internal disorders, insomnia and more)
Strength and weight-training is not important for fat burning
People who continue to go on and off “restricted calorie” diet programs typically rebound to a higher weight after each round of dieting
After exercise has ceased Fat burning may continue at an accelerated rate for some time (up to 4-6 hours)
In general, fats will make you fat
Here’s The Answers:
“The most accurate measure for long-term health and weight management is your Body Mass Index (BMI).”
False. The Body Mass Index is a useful figure, but on its own really means nothing at all.
For example, according to their BMI, many professional athletes would appear to be “overweight.” Here, it might be additional muscle that affects the accuracy of the BMI reading.
The problem is the BMI is based on averages.
But no one is average. Everyone is different and so guideline measurements like the BMI are just that, guidelines.
“You should drink at least 8 glasses of water every day”
False. For the same reason above.
The average person should drink about 8 glasses of water every day. But again, what does average mean to you? Nothing.
A more accurate way to measure whether or not you’re drinking enough water is actually to look at your urine. Dark yellow means you are not drinking enough water. Pale yellow on the other hand suggests healthy.
“Your body is approximately 55% Protein”
False. But, after water protein is the next plentiful substance in the body.
Most of your body’s protein is found in your muscles. That’s important whether your health & fitness goal is muscle gain or weight loss.
You see you need a plentiful supply of protein in your body to effectively build muscle. AND, muscle generally increase metabolism, causing you to burn more calories, even when you’re at rest.
“Cutting carbohydrates from your diet is a good way to lose weight”
False. This is just another common myth.
With a low-carb diet, it’s normal to see big weight loss results within the first week. This is very misleading though.
You see you are not actually losing fat at all, but just water. Which isn’t a good thing. Also, any weight loss after the first week is typically due to low-calorie intake, and not because you’ve cut carbohydrates from your diet.
Carbohydrates are also an essential component of healthy nutrition.
It’s not whether your should or should not eat carbohydrates, it’s what kind… You see not all are created equal.
“You can lose weight fast by skipping meals”
False. In fact the opposite might be true…
You see if you cut meals from your diet, when you do eat, your body tries to make-up what you’ve missed out on, so you could end up over eating.In any case, it’s dangerous to cut meals from your diet and something you should absolutely not do. You should aim for 3 square meals a day plus 2 or 3 healthy snacks in between meals.
“The best time to exercise for maximum results and weight loss is in the morning”
False. There is no “best time,” other than what’s best for you.
Just like some people are early risers and some or night owls; different people prefer to exercise at different times.
The most important thing is that you choose a time you can stick to, and not let anything interfere. Exercising at a regular time is habit forming, and that makes it easier to commit to a healthier lifestyle.
“Exercise deficiency can lead to accelerated development of diseases associated with a sedentary lifestyle (cardiovascular disease, obesity, internal disorders, insomnia and more)”
True. The lifelong health benefits of exercise are simply amazing.
As technology advances, people become less and less active. The problem is, our ancestors were hunters and gatherers. And so we have been built to be on the move, and live an active life.
The modern sedentary lifestyle clashes with our age old design causing our bodies to literally “crash.”
Exercise can be key for fixing that.
“Strength and weight-training is not important for fat burning”
False. Strength and weight training IS important for fat burning.
Muscle in your body has a big energy demand. And so the more of it you have, typically the more calories and fat your burn.
This doesn’t mean you have to look like a hulking gorilla though if you want to lose weight, you just need to make sure you are working your muscles when you exercise.
When you do, you will become tight and toned in no time.
“After exercise has ceased Fat burning may continue at an accelerated rate for some time (up to 4-6 hours)”
True. Up to 6 hours after exercise you could still be feeling the benefits.
As you know your body doesn’t change instantly. It takes time. So although you may have finished exercising, your body might still be in “exercise engine” mode, burning away fat like you’re still on the treadmill.
This is why it’s very important to know what you should and should not be eating after you exercise.
“In general, fats will make you fat.”
False. Some fats are good for, and some fats are bad for you.
So it’s really just a matter of getting know your fats.
Saturated fats and trans fats are generally bad for you. But monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats generally promote good health.
What To Take Away From This Blog Report:
The one thing I would like you to take away from this is…
Don’t believe everything you hear. There are a lot of myths out there that are frankly, quite dangerous. Always consult a certified expert before trying a new exercise or weight loss regime.
Get the truth first.
Like I said at the start of this report, at best you waste your time.
That said, I hope you enjoyed this report and can take away some valuable nuggets from it.
Fact is, there is actual valuable, truthful information out there. Take this report for example. And if you’re given the right guidance, then you stand to achieve amazing results.
Feeling better about your health or fitness shouldn’t be a chore. If you ever need some extra support, come by BEFIT to speak with one of our trainers or simply fill out a Free Consultation Request by clicking the link and a fitness professional will reach out to you within 24 hours.