The fabulous thing is is that if you spend 80% of your time/energy getting into this way of eating whole foods (and eating Good Fat/Protein & Safe Carb sources)…you will get results! Because bad fats, and to an extent grains too, cause oxidative stress—which actually *instructs your body to make more fat cells*…as I previously mentioned.
So if you’re eating these toxic foods that tell your body to make fat cells—
Or you're eating foods that bind up & block key Micronutrients like Iron, Calcium & Zinc--
you can see how "just adding in exercise" on top of this is NOT going to allow you to burn fat/lose weight.
It’s key to eat foods that give you all the Macros & Micros you need & don’t cause an Inflammatory (or fat-cell-creation instruction) response in your body. And at the same time—if you want to lose weight/burn fat—you do want to add in that other 20%—some "metabolic movement"/exercise! 🙂
Exercise essentially creates a hormonal chain reaction that INSTRUCTS your body with how best to use food! So adding in movement is one of the best ways to direct the use of Whole Foods in your body to building muscle, providing energy & allowing you to burn fat.
Dr. Chris Masterjohn explains that:
“Nutrient partitioning is affected by Protein and Exercise, in a way that says, for any given caloric balance, how much goes into fat storage, how much goes into muscle-building.”
I’ll share how creating a daily Macro Plan (that allows you to get in essential Micronutrients too) not only allows you to feel energized & able to get into a consistent FLOW with exercise that you enjoy…but also allows you to build muscle & burn fat, too.
And it is important to get in some daily movement—preferably for an hour total (and ideally add in Strength Training several times a week too)—while reducing the amount of time you spend sitting…if you want to lose weight/burn fat.
The good news is that brisk walking & doing chores can make this really do-able—and especially if you’re looking to feel more energized—then taking “movement breaks” (see my favorite Nitric Oxide Dump movement break here)…and walking on a treadmill, or even better—outside—is a very effective way to move!
When you feel more energized with this way of eating—and by getting in some gentle & effective daily "metabolic movement"—then I recommend adding in some strength training to build muscle and feel (and look) GOOD in your body! Lifting weights doesn’t have to be about “no pain, no gain” at all in order to get sculpting & trimming results you love. More soon from me about this! 🙂
For now I just want to share that adding in Movement—reducing stress & getting good sleep as well—in combination with strategically eating nourishing foods, eliminating food & body toxins as much as you can—is what will allow you to lose weight/burn fat and feel great.
Can I get a woo-hoo?
And it doesn't have to be as difficult...It's mostly about “getting in” these Perfect Health Foods (+ moving) while ditching foods that your body treats as "Toxic"...
I've seen my own body respond very quickly to this...once I started clearing out the initial inflammation...and I am excited for you to experience this too!!