Friday, 18 May 2012

Get back in the kitchen

What a cliche.  I hate this picture.  Not because every Tom, Dick and Muppet has posted it at some point onto their walls, their tweets, their cars or their foreheads, I hate it because as much as its so very true, its out there in your face all the time, yet people still don't believe it.

As a trainer, and many trainers reading this can relate to the infamous "I've done 1 million crunches and I still don't have a six pack"  you can do a million more, but if you still going to shovel donuts and McDonald's every chance you get, that tyre around your waist is going to be used as a piece of gym equipment very soon.

It doesn't matter if you run every morning at the crack of dawn, hit the gym every afternoon and close the evening with a session in Pilate's, as long as you not watching what you eat, you not going to achieve those goals.  Exercise of course plays an all important role in weight loss, it burns calories.  If the exercise is right, the post oxygen consumption is going to have you burning calories right through the night.  You going to build muscle and the muscle mass will increase your resting metabolism. I am not going to elaborate on the degenerate comments of weight training for woman bulking you up.  Cakes and chocolate bulk you up. But how pointless this all is if you going to hit a case of beer on the weekend and fill your lunch boxes with processed rubbish.

I'm not going to go any further into either subject, as they are subjects that have been covered in over a million books and at least 3 times on my blog alone.

If you cant get back into the kitchen and preparing yourself healthy natural food, if you cannot replace the bad with the good, then you cant get rid of your excess weight.  The magic pill does not exist.  I know that it is not easy, I know that it will take time to lose the weight and the stigma that comes with being overweight, I know that diet and exercise may not work for everyone as each person is different and wadda wadda fish paste.  I am aware.

I am merely just saying that exercise is not the big answer to losing weight.

You need to eat foods that are as close to their natural state as possible, one should focus on their health, as being overweight is not the big problem, life expectancy is.

The big corporations will tell you whatever it is you want to hear to get you using and eating their products.  If you cannot pronounce an ingredient it is probably not food, acknowledge food labels.

It is all about your diet, it is all about your health.  I do not strive to get you being the best at exercise, I strive  to build your physical and mental strength, I strive to lengthen your life.