What if the best possible work out was easy for you? ASK YOURSELF THIS AND EXPECT IT TO BE EASY. The following ten step-quiz is for those of you who want to get in shape by addressing your body image. It encourages you to approach your body image with the expectation of success. Your mental attitude is the key. If you want to become fitter, then these suggestions are from the pros.
Mark 1-10 with 10 being the highest possible.
1. _____What is your commitment level?
2. _____What are the times you eat?
3. _____What is the quality of what you eat?
4. _____Are your nutrients balanced?
5. _____Have you checked yourself for food allergies?
6. _____Do you know your metabolic type for carbohydrate & Protein Balance?
7. _____Have you checked yourself for Gluten Intolerance?
8. _____Do you know the right kind of exercise?
9. _____Have you checked your hormones?
10. _____Have you checked for Chronic Candida Yeast?
Scores: 10- 30 you need to put attention on your health, 30-50 you’re doing something keep going, 50 – 80 you’re almost there to great health for life, 80-100 this is the ideal to strive to attain.
Your Commitment – Say, “I’ll do whatever it takes to improve my body image and work out for better energy and well being.” For some you’ll need to build calorie burning muscle by lifting weights. Others will need to add an extra session or two doing something that increases your heart rate, using a monitor.
The best way to find out what you truly eat every day is to keep a food journal for the week and write everything you put into your mouth. You’ll be surprised how much awareness you gain.
Your eating times? Have you ever said, “I got used to skipping breakfast so that I could cut down on the calories to lose weight?” For whatever the reason you may have convinced yourself, skipping breakfast backfires in many ways to sabotage your conditioning and body image. In terms of conditioning, even if you eat a low fat, balanced diet, if you eat most of your food in the second half of the day you are unlikely to burn off excess fat deposits. The body is busy digesting the carbs, and proteins and is not going to get to burn the body fat deposits before you eat again the next day.
When you reward yourself with food at the end of your long day this is what happens. It is just adding to the fat storage that nature automatically activates for your survival. If you must have an occasional treat do it for breakfast.
Quality of foods and are your nutrients balanced? Eliminating all carbohydrates isn’t wise. With your commitment in mind you will benefit from letting go of processed wheat breads, pasta, or gluten high grains. This alone can naturally let any extra weight drop. By adding more proteins and natural carbs like brown rice and millet, you will by pass any food sensitivity you might have.
Why check for food allergies? This is one of the most important items, leading to poor health and weight gain. The five big offenders are: wheat, dairy, corn, soy, and yeast. The three to add are alcohol, sugar, & caffeine. Many people are suffering from the addictive/allergic response. What this means is a person can be allergic to the foods that they crave, and they have to eat these foods to stay off the withdrawal symptoms. This is a deadly dance of deception. This can drain your life energy and the result is an unmotivated depressed feeling. Forget that and decide to live fully and with vigor.
Know your Metabolic Type It is suggested for protein types 30% carbs, 30% fat, 40% proteins. The good quality fats are cold-pressed vegetables, olive oil, or coconut oil for cooking, nuts, avocado, oily fish oils. For Carb Type it’s 60% carbohydrates, 15% fats, and 25% protein. The mixed type is 50% carbohydrates & 30% protein with 20% fats.
Why check for Gluten Intolerance? There are four known enemies for your duodenum (the first section of the small intestine.): gluten, casein, soy, and corn. Adhesives are made from these four foods. Powerful, industrial-strength glues are made from gluten, casein, and soy. Corn is also used to make adhesives. The glycoproteins from these foods are clearly very sticky by nature and it should be easily understood why they adhere to tissues of your duodenum. Furthermore gluten comes from the gluten grains: wheat, barley, and rye. Casein comes from cow’s milk products and is mostly absent in goat’s milk
Do you do the right kinds of exercise? To be an effective conditioner and utilize your optimum work out, you need to have your heart rate elevated for a certain amount of time, with no breaks. If you are used to an exercise then step up to a couple of hard sessions or weight sessions to get your heart rate up. This increases the metabolic rate. Beginners should start by vigorously walking for thirty minutes daily. Then add hand weights.
Check your hormones Something that directly impacts one’s weight and well-being is insulin resistance. This insulin resistance condition is where the body has difficulty handling the carbohydrates, because the hormone insulin which breaks down these types of foods isn’t working properly. The symptoms of insulin resistance include difficulty losing body fat despite concerted efforts, skin pigmentation, fatigue, bloating, and a family history of diabetes type two or infertility.
Why check for Chronic Candida Yeast? Most women have this yeast and don’t know it. We are used to eating carbs and sugars and these are the foods that feed this yeast. It can quickly proliferate and in its fungal form cause fatigue and sugar cravings. When this overgrowth is under control, these sugar cravings decrease and the body can then use up fat deposits for fuel.
So this is your ten step-checklist in a nut shell. Each one of the ten points is crucial for your body image work out and ultimately for your good health. Take the time to look into each one, and see how you can dramatically improve your body image and your energy.