As a person you have standards for every aspect of your life
- Relationships (Swipe left or swipe right?)
- Career (What job should you apply for)
- Safety (This situation doesn’t feel right, I’ll leave)
What about health?
If we rate how high our standards are out of 10 and you decide you rate it at 7 but admit you have been operating at around a 5 you can only exist between 5 and 7 in the future. Until you raise your standards.
Are you happy, willing and able to go to a 10?
When you go to a 10 you will start eating different food and going to the gym even though you’re tired. I will show you how.
When people ask me why I don’t drink or go to workout classes while on holiday its because I make certain decisions around my health with the bar set to 10
If something is not helping me towards or maintaining a goal its not up to standard
VALUE YOURSELF MORE! Why are your standards so low?
You have to create an environment in which you can succeed. You cannot heal in the environment that is causing you harm. If you need to segregate yourself for a short while to gain momentum. YOU WONT WANT TO WASTE MOMENTUM! It makes you value yourself and improve your standards.
At what time of day or in what situations do your nutritional and health standards slip? Is it a person or a group? Avoid them until you gain momentum.
One of the biggest drivers of bad diets is working in a job you hate and doesn’t give you enough time (environment not letting you heal). If you live to 80, that’s 30,000 days and if you’ve worked 3 years in a job you hate you have spent 1000+ of those days doing something you don’t enjoy and has a negative impact on the rest of your life. You need a change long term, that’s a given.
You will learn to deal with characters and situations differently when you have momentum behind you.
1. Does exercise help you burn the sugars you eat? How?
The body of an average person likes to maintain about 1 teaspoon of sugar in the blood at any one time. If there is too much it is either withdrawn to the muscles that need it or turned to fat. Both of these processes use insulin to transport the sugar to the correct place. If you exercise more your muscles will withdraw sugar from the blood until it is almost depleted, then your body will start producing its own sugar to put back into the blood for your muscles to use by burning fat.
2. Can you speed up the rate at which your body burns off stored sugar by exercising more?
Absolutely. Sugar is stored as fat and once your muscles have depleted their energy sources they turn to fat stores as the next thing to burn. Studies have shown that kettlebell circuits and repeated bike sprints (short bursts of exercise followed by a short rest, like a spin class) burn more fat than any other exercises. But any exercise is better than doing nothing. So even if you do something sub-optimal for burning fat like Pilates but do it 4 times per week compared to doing a perfect workout once every two weeks Pilates wins every time.
3. Will eliminating sugar help with belly fat?
Yes! Eliminate sugar over a couple of weeks, especially if you have a vary high intake reduce it over time. If you personally put on weight easily on the stomach reducing calories from sugar helps massively. Some people lose weight faster from other areas than the stomach but don’t be discouraged!
4. How long does it take to see results from cutting sugar?
You will see results in mood, motivation and energy levels within a few days (the first few days you can become irritable). If you are in a calorie deficit and have no sugar or carbs in your diet you should start seeing results on the scales within two weeks and visible results soon after.