The Wake Up Call

The Problem with High Protein/ Low Carbohydrate Diets
 
If you cut carbohydrates drastically and add corresponding amount of protein, your body is forced to turn to an inferior fuel source: protein metabolites called ketones. Because ketones are toxic, your kidneys go into overdrive to flush them out of your system. In the process, you drain water from your tissues. Since a litre of water weighs about a kilogram, you can lose a lot of weight very quickly on a high / protein / low- carbohydrate diet. And you may drop an additional kilogram or two because you’re eating less. 
 
There’s good news on the scales, perhaps, but bad news for your body. You’ve lost mainly water – along with calcium from your bones and protein from your muscles, but not as much fat as you think. Your kidneys are under stress, you may become dehydrated, which puts an extra strain on your heart. Few people can or should stay on this kind of diet in the long run. The weight usually returns quickly as the body’s water supply is restored. 
 
 
IDEAS TO KEEP YOU MOTIVATED
·         Exercise with a partner
·         Vary your exercise activities
·         Look for other exercise facilities such as parks or pools 
·         Use an exercise bike whilst watching TV
·         Try an exercise class
·         Di-arise your exercise daily
·         Choose an exercise that you enjoy
·         When jogging or walking or cycling vary your exercise route
·         Go for a morning or afternoon walks along the beach
·         Take up a team sport
·         Buy some new exercise gear
·         JOIN A GYM OR FITNESS CENTER

The Problem with High Protein/ Low Carbohydrate Diets

 

If you cut carbohydrates drastically and add corresponding amount of protein, your body is forced to turn to an inferior fuel source: protein metabolites called ketones. Because ketones are toxic, your kidneys go into overdrive to flush them out of your system. In the process, you drain water from your tissues. Since a litre of water weighs about a kilogram, you can lose a lot of weight very quickly on a high / protein / low- carbohydrate diet. And you may drop an additional kilogram or two because you’re eating less.

 

There’s good news on the scales, perhaps, but bad news for your body. You’ve lost mainly water – along with calcium from your bones and protein from your muscles, but not as much fat as you think. Your kidneys are under stress, you may become dehydrated, which puts an extra strain on your heart. Few people can or should stay on this kind of diet in the long run. The weight usually returns quickly as the body’s water supply is restored.

 

 

IDEAS TO KEEP YOU MOTIVATED

·         Exercise with a partner

·         Vary your exercise activities

·         Look for other exercise facilities such as parks or pools

·         Use an exercise bike whilst watching TV

·         Try an exercise class

·         Di-arise your exercise daily

·         Choose an exercise that you enjoy

·         When jogging or walking or cycling vary your exercise route

·         Go for a morning or afternoon walks along the beach

·         Take up a team sport

·         Buy some new exercise gear

·         JOIN A GYM OR FITNESS CENTER

One of the reasons the world has an overweight problem.

I traveled on the train the other day and already knew what to expect when commuters had a choice of taking the escalator or the stairs after exiting the train..

It is not the first time I have seen this, but it was great to get it on video to assist with my view on why, as a global population are overweight.

Here is the answer to your personal battle with the bulge around the old gut….

WAKE UP!
• GET OFF YOUR BUTT
• GET MOVING AGAIN - OFTEN
• EAT MORE FRUIT & VEG
• EAT LESS PROCESSED & FATTY FOODS
• BURN MORE THAN YOU CONSUME
• DRINK MORE WATER
• NEVER EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR HEART (you only
have one)
Really, it is that easy! There are no hidden formulas, diets, special super
magic powder, vitamins, minerals, protein powders or magic bloody wands!
But wait - if it was that easy we all would be fit and healthy, wouldn’t we?
Think back when you were last fit and healthy. It might have been 1, 5, 10,
or even 20 years ago.
What could you do back then?
Could you run, hop, skip, jump, throw a ball, ride a bike, throw a Frisbee?
Do you remember what those things are? Could you walk the stairs and still
be able to laugh and talk?

So start moving again and begin to take the stairs instead of the lazy lifts in your part of the world. 

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