What can make you gain weight? is a question i will always get asked and its the actual reason behind todays post.
Earlier this week i was asked this question and for the first time it really made sit back and think, “Geez it
amazes me how many people out there DON’T KNOW what makes them gain weight.”
I obviously take this for granted because i live and great a healthy life style.
Friends of mine think that personal trainers and dieticians are a dime a dozen but when i think about how many people out there that don’t know how to live a healthy lifestyle i personally thing that there’s not enough!
Today I’m going to cover 3 factors that will make you gain weight.
What Can Make You Gain Weight? – What You Eat
Obviously what comes straight to mind is the old calories in and calories out. For example If you eat 4000 calories but you only burn off 3000 calories what happens to the remaining 1000? It gets stored right?
Usually stored for women around the butt and thighs, gents its usually stored around the belly.
Is nutrition the answer to gaining weight?
Well always remember the phrase that abs are made in the kitchen. What you see in the mirror is 70% nutrition and 30% exercise.
Pretty amazing hey? So i hear a few of you saying “great! No more gym for me!” well no. I’ll cover that shortly.
So what foods are good for weight loss?
Check out the tables below.
MAXIMUM OF 6
|Flank Steak||Chicken Thigh||Clam||Bluefish||Bison|
5 foods that burn belly fat. Check out number 4, its my favourite
What foods are NOT good for weight loss?
Trans or hydrogenated fats
You can find these in fried foods, peanut butter, pop corn, margarine and the icing on your favourite cakes. Yep all the delicious things you love.
Now the sneaky food manufactures have come up with a way to have ZERO transfats on the labels of products and its by having less than 1 gram. If you read the back of a food label the lowest it goes is 1 gram.
Now you may think that less than 1 gram is not much but some of the side effects of eating these bad fats are inflammation in your joints and disruption of the way your body uses the essential fats like omega 3′s. Just avoid these bad boys please.
Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners
To lose weight successfully is to keep your insulin or blood sugar consistent. Meaning you don’t want any spikes. Ever had the feeling of increased energy then really tired and sluggish shortly after you’ve eating something sugary? Well thats your blood sugar spiking then dropping rapidly.
Sugar is seen by many as an actual drug. Cravings and the highs are accustomed to hardcore drugs and our body has the same dependents on sugar as it would have with harder drugs.
Sugar also provides your body with empty calories and drains your body of essential vitamins and minerals used to process real foods to energy.
Here is recent post i wrote on 13 foods that burn belly fat. Something i think you may be interested in
What Can Make You Gain Weight – The Wrong Types of Exercise
The aim of the weight loss game is to to do exercises that will BOOST your metabolism. That way your body can burn fat faster and also burn fat while your resting.
Now how do you boost your metabolism with exercise? The answer is NOT long boring cardio. Its weight training. If its bodyweight or dumbbells just get lifting and get your muscles pumping.
If you love cardio so much and can’t bear not doing it then try HIIT. Perform an exercise at 80% of your maximum speed for upwards of 30sec then at a comfortable pace for upwards of 60sec. Repeat 6 – 10 times.
What Can Make you Gain Weight – Your Liver
If your liver is not working at an optimal level then that means the good foods you eat are not being converted properly to energy. So instead of being used as an energy source it gets stored as fat.
Your liver has a tough job cleansing our system, especially when you consider how many toxins you put in and ON your body. For example just think about the junk foods, alcohol, sunscreens and even make ups. The list is almost endless.
What you should do is look for an organic, natural way to cleanse your liver every 6 months. This can usually be done with juices, teas and natural supplements.
So Lets put a check list together for you.
1. Cleanse your liver with a natural detox formula every 6 months. Start now
2. Plan your nutrition weekly and avoid trans, hydrogenated fats & sugar as much as you can
3. Lift weights and boost your metabolism. Speak to a professional asap
There’s no time like the present so make a move on this today.
I hope i helped you answer the popular question what can make you gain weight?
“Lost time is never found again” - Benjamin Franklin
Yours in health,
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P.P.S – A good friend of FastFatLoss4Life Craig Leonard wrote a guest post that i think you’ll enjoy. Here it is -> Eat Carbs, Lose Fat & Build your Ideal Physique
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