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Anti-Aging

Studies show that for successful weight loss you not need to diet, but you need to eat the right food.

It is very easy to lose weight (muscle loss) by starving yourself, but it requires knowledge to lose fat by eating more.

UCLA researchers report in the issue of American Psychologist, apr.5  2007  that diets do not work.

Have you ever been on a diet?

It’s hard to find someone who hasn’t! It’s also hard to find someone who has been on a diet, lost the weight they wanted to, and kept it off for good.  There’s a simple explanation for this:

“A diet is something you stop when you’ve achieved your goal weight. It doesn’t change your habits.”

True and lifelong weight control is not about going on a diet. It’s about addressing the root of a weight problem by making permanent changes to your lifestyle and habits.

Unfortunately, most diets focus only on calories, and foolishly forget one vital component: NUTRITION

The most popular diets include:

  • Low fat diet
  • Low carb diet
  • High protein diet
  • Low calorie diet or calorie restriction.
  • Liquid diet ( optifast, slim fast, herbalife…)
  • Cookie diet
  • etc…
  • Unlike these diets, a proper nutrition will increase and speed up your metabolism.

    A few tips:

    • Never skip a meal
    • Never go on starvation
    • Eat healthy snacks between meals

     

    Low -fat diet: 

    30% of your daily calories should come from good fat. A low fat diet is very unhealthy and not efficient for weight loss (fat loss).

    Healthy fat helps you:

    • Lose weight
    • Lower your glycemic load
    • Restore your balance omega 3/omega 6 necessary for good health
    • Reduce insulin secretion
    • Lower your cholesterol
    • Stimulate your metabolism
    • Decrease inflammation in the body
    • Nourish your skin, brain, cells..
    • etc…

    Low- fat diets have been popular for more than 15 years, yet people are getting more overweight each year.

    Low-fat and fat free food create insulin secretion (they contain too much sugar and too many chemicals)

    Low-carb diet :

    Some facts about carbohydrates:

    • Low glycemic load carbohydrates  control your blood sugar and insulin (necessary to remain lean and healthy)
    • Only refined carbohydrates create an insulin spike and will make you fat and sick (most cereals, pasta, cookies, crackers…)
    • Good carbs will give you the energy to work out and to burn fat.
    • Healthy carbs are loaded with fiber, antioxidant, vitamins, and minerals.

    Low-carb diets tend to rob your body of too much energy. Low-carb diets are often very high in bad fat (pro-inflammatory)

    This diet is too unhealthy, too strict to follow, and totally inefficient in the long term.

     

     High protein diet:

    Studies show that whey protein promotes fat loss, but does it mean that a high protein diet is healthy?  Of course not.

    All proteins are not created equal. Some are very healthy, and some are not.

    A high protein diet is generally based on the use of large quantities of  pro inflammatory fat (cheese, saussage, bacon, non grass fed meat…) and the exclusion of all carbohydrate foods.  It can result in:

    • Gout
    • Too much stress on the kidneys
    • Bad breath
    • Loss of muscle tissue
    • Risk of developng diseases  (lack of antioxidant)
    • Very acidic ph

     

    Calorie restriction diet:

    Calorie restriction is proven to extend the life span in rodents and primates, but do I want to live longer by starving myself and look terrible?  No thanks.

    I am french and food is part of my life. I am advocating a healthy life, not a miserable life.

    To obtain a lean and attractive physique, you need to feed your muscles with enough calories. Period.

    HCG diet:

    The HCG diet protocol can reset your metabolism and protect your essential fat (fat between your organs and needed body fat) and muscle tissue while restricting your caloric intake. 

    It can be a good start, but you must adopt the right lifestyle and follow my 8 principles.  It is not a miracle  in anyway. It cannot give you a great physique like Ross or Nathan.  See my testimonials sections. 

    Fat loss, not weight loss, is the key to looking sexy, shapely and toned!

     

    Liquid diets (optifast, slimfast, herbalife…)


    Liquid diets are not an effective weight loss in the long term.
    Individuals eventually stop using these replacements and return to their old eating habits. In addition, if these drinks are used as a meal replacement, instead of a supplement, individuals will miss out on the nutritional benefits of solid food.

    The resting metabolic rate drops drastically, preventing the body from burning fat efficiently, and losing too much muscle.

    Cookie diet:

    Dieters eat six of Dr. Siegal’s cookies (a total of 500 calories) during the day and a conventional low-calorie meal at night.

    The American Dietetic Association advises that any diet that’s extremely low in calories will result in quick weight loss. But keeping it off is a different story.

    The cookie diet may not provide the recommended daily amount of nutrients, and some dieters may even overeat the food in the diet plan.

    As a lifestyle personal trainer, and nutrition consultant, I will advise you how to develop a healthy diet plan.

    I work in Palm Beach, West Palm beach and Palm Beach Gardens.

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    Progesterone

    When your hormones are in balance, everything works: Digestion Immunity Energy Sex drive etc… When your progesterone levels decrease and your estrogen levels increase, it creates a very serious hormonal imbalance which is very unhealthy. This is called estrogen dominance. It is characterized by an abundance of symptoms, such as: PMS Anxiety Osteoporosis Breast soreness Hot flashes […]

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    Estrogen

    Excess of estrogen is responsible for a vast number of health problems. It is one of the main cause of prostate enlargement, prostate cancer, and heart disease in men and a big risk factor for breast cancer in women. In women, estrogen dominance can cause: Weight gain Headache Osteoporosis Night sweat Mood swing Fatigue Low libido etc.. Testosterone/estrogen levels in […]

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    Cortisol

    It is the stress hormone that gives you energy, but it can also makes you fat. When cortisol levels are high, it takes more insulin to drive glucose into the cells. Excess cortisol is associated with weight gain and the difficulty of losing weight. High cortisol and high insulin levels, resulting in insulin resistance, are going to cause you […]

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    Thyroid

    Low thyroid levels can affect every metabolic function. Your thyroid gland is your body regulator. It regulates: Heat production Energy Growth Tissue repair Development It modulates: Carbohydrates Protein and fat metabolism Vitamin uses Digestion Function of the mitochondria (energy makers of your cells) Muscle and nerve action Blood flow Hormone excretion Oxygen utilization Sexual function Etc…  […]

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    Human Growth Hormone

    It is described by some as the key to slowing the aging process. Get the facts , and understand proven ways to promote healthy aging. Growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland to fuel childhood growth and help maintain tissues and organs throughout life. Beginning in middle age, however, the pituitary gland slowly reduces the amount […]

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    Insulin

    Insulin has a profound effect on aging. If you have too much or too little of it, you won’t live for long, it: Sweeps sugar inside cells Turns amino acids from protein into muscle Transforms fatty acids into fat Sugar is first stored into liver and muscle (glycogen).  Excess sugar that cannot be stored as glycogen, is […]

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    ORAC Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity

    ORAC is short for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity.  It is a test tube analysis that measures the total anti-oxidant power of food and other chemical substances. Foods that score high in ORAC may protect cells and their components from oxidative damage.  They may reduce the risk of disease of aging. It is the reason why: In […]

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    Anti-Aging

    Biological and psychological aging are the ones we can exert the most control over thanks to my 8 principles for healthy aging. There are several definitions for aging: Chronological Age – Actual numbers of years alive Biological Age – A general term encompassing loss of muscle, strength and endurance, fat gain, loss of ability to resist disease, wrinkling […]

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    Supplements

    You are at high risk for many deseases  if you have suboptimal levels of: Vitamins Minerals Essential Fatty Acids Antioxidants Amino Acids  Research over the last 60 years has shown that by taking simple nutrients, you may: Be able to perform better at any age Add healthy years to your life Promote weight loss Lessen […]

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