Articles tagged with: weight loss

Couples getting fit together have greater success

Couples who workout together have a higher rate of success

 

 

Couples definitely have an advantage when they work together.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and conducted University College of London found that couples who undertake a fitness program together were three times more likely to succeed at their goals than those going it alone.  The Study, entitled: The influence of partner’s behavior on health behavior change: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, looked at 3722 married and cohabitating couples.  It focused on three areas of lifestyle or behavior: smoking, exercise and obesity. In all areas, the study found that when one partner in a couple changed to a healthier behavior, the other partner was more likely to make positive health behavior changes than if their partner remained unhealthy.

Weekend Binge Eating – Insulin Resistance Can Occur in Only 2 Days!!

Over Eating can cause Insulin Resistance in Only 2 Days

Weekend Binge Eating – Insulin Resistance Can Occur in Only 2 Days!!

Insulin Resistance can Occur in Only 2 Days

Thinking of Weekend Binge Eating – Insulin Resistance Can Occur in Only 2 Days!!

Obesity is very common in America, and is often associated with a group of health problems collectively known as Metabolic Syndrome. Insulin resistance is a key component of this syndrome.  For those of us that have insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes as it’s otherwise known, losing weight to get fit is a hard task.  You have to be diligent and stick to your eating regime to see long-term results.  Sometimes though, we get those long weekend getaway trips, where we decide to just forsake the routine and live it up, or maybe we decide to stick to the regime for five days and treat ourselves on the weekend. During football season this is an easy trap to fall into, the tailgating at games, the parties for Super Bowl Sunday. What could it hurt, right?  We’ll go back to eating healthy on Monday. You may want to rethink that idea.  According to a recent study publish in Science Transitional Medicine, eating large amounts of high calorie food can cause changes to your metabolism that lead to a state of insulin resistance, which over time sets the body up to be more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes. Get this, those changes can occur in as little as 2 DAYS!

Shakeology Review: Superfood in a Glass – Is This Stuff For Real?

Shakeology: Superfood in a Glass – Is this stuff for real?Shakeology

Let me say, when I first started my journey to getting fit, I was VERY skeptical about Shakeology, or any meal replacement shake.  We’ve all seen the vast amount of meal replacement supplements out there on the market, Body by this, and the pink drinks that make outlandish claims about helping us to lose weight and get in shape.  Also,  coupled with the $120 price tag for a one month supply of Shakeology – FORGET ABOUT IT!!!  I could find protein supplements and meal replacements for a lot cheaper, and still get results, and I did.  So you’re reading this and thinking “Okay tell me again why I need Shakeology?”  Let me spend a little time explaining why.

My Fitness Journey

My Fitness Journey

In fitness, as in life, we gain more, not from having reached the destination, but from the journey to get there.  If you’ve read the “About Me” Section of this blog, you’ve read about parts of my journey.  I let myself go over the years, but it wasn’t just laziness on my part, it was also a lack of understanding of my own body.  To give you a little history of my weight problem, lets back up to the days before P90X and Beachbody.  I used to workout regularly, but my nutrition sucked, so that soon after I would experience some progress in getting back in shape, I would soon hit a plateau and then get discouraged, and soon quit trying.  The weight would go back up and with some extra pounds.  The weight slowly over time creeped higher and higher, I would come home from work in the afternoons and just sit on the couch from doing no physical activity.  I would catch myself dozing off at traffic lights, it was really getting bad.