Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Be Lean, Be Healthy?

I thought that you said that eating fat doesn't make you fat. It really doesn't make you fat. It does contribute, sure, but it is not the main reason that we gain weight from fat. Leaner meats, such as fish, lean beef, turkey, and chicken are all great sources of protein that is used for building muscle. If leaner meats are that beneficial why do I still eat fatty pork or fatty beef? I have been asking this same question for years. America seems to gravitate to the beef and the pork. The holidays are an exception because the majority of Americans eat turkey instead of ham or chicken. Let's look at the benefits of eating leaner meats.

1. Metabolism Boosting B Vitamins
Leaner meats are packed with more metabolism boosting B vitamins. These vitamins get your stomach going and your food passes through your body quicker, making it prime for burning the fat instead of storing it.

2. Zinc...Immunity?
Zinc is an essential mineral that is found in leaner meats. Zinc helps your immune system to stay healthy and strong. This in turn allows you to push toward your weight loss goals even harder.

3. Heart Healthy?
Are you saying that leaner meats is more heart healthy? Yes, I am! Leaner meats contain less fat that can get clogged in your heart valves. The fat that we eat converts and some of it goes to our hearts. This is one major cause for heart attacks.

4. Lower Carbs
Lean meats are lower in carbs than most other meats. Why is that? It is due to the fact that they contain less fat and more good and wholesome contents. The fat is what causes cholesterol and is a great and devious resource of carbs.

Now that we have looked at the benefits of lean meats, go out and eat a chicken salad. Incorporate at least one meal of lean meat into your diet for a greater weight loss gain. You will than me now rather than later!

Why Do We Gain Weight Even Though We Work Hard?

Why do we gain weight despite our efforts? I sometimes feel like I tread water when my weight loss slows down. Have you ever been in this place? A lot of people have. You may not know where to start. Even when we feel like we are getting no where, we need to realize what we are doing wrong and get back to what is going to help us lose weight.

1. Back to Basics
When you don't know where you start go back to the basics. Go to the weight loss formula.
Eat Less Calories + Burn More Calories than You Take In = FAT AND WEIGHT LOSS!!!

2. Plateau
The plateau is a point in time when you haven't lost weight for a good amount of time. We all come to that time. Get back to why you are trying to lose weight and keep doing the right things. In accordance with this tip, stay fundamental and focus on what you are doing.

3. Cut Out the Sugary Drinks
Sugar adds extra fat to your diet. Cut them out to get even more from your weight loss. We don't realize the simple fact that sugar causes us to gain weight. Eating fat doesn't make us fat, eating and drinking sugar does.

4. Beer is Fattening
If you consume beer and alcohol on a regular basis you could be adding a beer belly on top of the abs that you could be gaining. This is another big reason we gain weight even though we work hard.

Implement and observe these tips in your life to get past the hard times. Obesity is plaguing our society in America. Take your stand against obesity. Don't let your efforts be lost. If worse comes to worse, start over in your weight loss, make new goals, and get started again!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Obesity Overload RELOADED!

Obesity Overload has been a great blog that a lot of you have benefited from. I was needing to ask that you guys share it as much as possible. We need a LOT of shares. If you guys want the blog to blow up and me keep writing it, then I need you guys to be wonderful people and pick one blog post and share it. I really want to reload it and have what would be a second season. This may be asking too much, but I think that if we can get this thing to go VIRAL that we can really enjoy the benefits of this blog for years to come. This is for all of you that have heard of this blog, have benefited from it, and those people that are readers of those big blogs. I really need this guys, thanks!

Now, getting back down to business. I want to talk about fats and what incorporates in the body to compose the fat that jiggles on our bellies, butts, and hips. I know what a lot of you guys are thinking, "Here we go again. I have heard this before." This will be unlike anything you have heard. Fat is a substance that can be confused for muscle when working out.

1. FAT...What is it?
Fat is a jello-like substance that stores in fat cells that coexist from earlier on in life. It is stored for those days when your body thinks that it will be starving. It begins burning that fat when it has enough energy to run the body, which, in turn burns the fat. Fat can also be formed in women's and some men's bodies as cellulite. Cellulite is formed on the abdomen area and the leg and butt area. It looks similar to cottage cheese.

2. How is Fat Formed?
Fat is not formed by eating fat!!! This is a ginormous myth that a lot of people get wrong. Fat is formed by eating sugar. Yes, that soda and those Snicker bars are making you fat! Sugar is converted to glucose (sugar or fat in the blood), and that glucose then is converted to fat that is stored in your fat cells. (On your abdomen, butt, and thighs.) Drinking sugary drinks can decay your teeth, deplete your bones of calcium, and put fat on like it's going out of style.

3. Protein Shakes 
Protein shakes are fatty and add a lot of fat because of the sugar content that is in it. You may be putting on more fat than muscle. It is a fact that you may want to look at the label. If it has more than 5 grams of fat per serving, then it is too much.

4. How do I get rid of fat?
You and I can get rid of fat by doing cardio workouts, aerobics, medicine ball workout, bodybuilding, weightlifting, and running. If you want to jog, you can burn enough calories to begin burning fat. Get outside and spend at least 45 minutes a day to burn enough calories to burn enough fat.

Now that we have looked at fat and what it is, you can be better equipped to fight it! Combat obesity with this customized program!