Sunday, July 27, 2014

Alternative to Dieting?

You have often heard the quote, "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." I'm here to tell you that, that statement isn't necessarily true. Today we are going to talk about intermittent fasting. Lots of people only have a few hours to eat due to crazy work schedules and just life in general. Its better to eat for a few hours and then to stop eating. This is an alternative to dieting. This is a great option for those people that hate dieting. Let's get started!

1. What is Intermittent Fasting?
Intermittent fasting is, eating for a give set of hours and then now eating for a long amount of time. Basically, I can eat at 8:00 in the morning, and then I have 6-8 hours to eat the rest of my daily intake of calories. After that, I don't eat until the next day at 8:00am. There is a huge span in there when the body burns excess fat and gets your body for the next day of eating. Your metabolism will run so fast that your fat will not stay in your stomach.

2. What are the benefits of intermittent fasting?
The benefits to this kind of fasting is the sheer fact that you're not eating and then going to sleep. When you eat and then go to sleep you make it easy for your body to store extra fat and weight. Fasting like this allows your body to burn more calories over the fasting time, especially when you work out at night. For those with diabetes its suggested that you not fast like this.

3. Eat like a King, Prince, and a Pauper!
For your first of your six meals eat like a king. For the next meals eat like a prince, and for your last, eat like a pauper. In essence, you eat the most food earlier on in the day. You eat like a king and a prince first because eating like a pauper near night time allows you to hit your fast earlier rather than later. You eat smaller amounts of food as the day wears on and your body burns it quicker because you are eating 6 smaller meals in a day.

Get going guys! This is not a diet. Its just a lifestyle change that allows you to eat well and lose weight at the same time. Intermittent fasting is one of the great tips for weight loss that most people don't think about. Share it with your family and friends!

~Obesity Overload

Friday, July 4, 2014

Thor Workout...Strength of an Asgard Warrior!

Come on, we have seen the workout that Batman threw down, but now there is a Thor workout?!? Yep! Thor's workout is a shoulder and upper body heavy workout that is bound and determined to leave your core burning like lightning, and your shoulders like smoldering fire. Chris Hemsworth a really ripped and lean body, but it wasn't always like that. He began to throw down this workout and lost some fat to really cut out his muscle. Now, he is known as an iconic Marval legend known as Thor. Thor is admired for his cannonball shoulders, tight eight pack core, and quad god legs that leave nothing to be desired. I personally did this workout three times in a matter of four days and I noticed a considerably large amount of muscle growth and lots of muscle definition. Join me in working out like Thor!

Please, please, please stretch well because this workout is no light workout. This workout CAN and WILL hurt you if you don't stretch!

1. 20 Lunges
The 20 lunges will leave your legs burning and your heart rate up after the first set. These lunges work your hamstrings, quads, and all-around legs.

2. 5 Shoulder Presses
The shoulder presses will get your upper body going as they work your deltoids and upper shoulders.

3. 10 One Legged Squats
The one legged squats work on defining your calf muscles and your lower quads. Don't underestimate them!

4. 20 Shoulder Touches
These shoulder touches help your shoulders grow, as well as your chest and your core due to having to balance.

5. 12 Pushups
The reason that there are not a lot of pushups is because there are a lot of shoulder exercises. You can alternate your leg distance to work different parts of your muscles.

6. 20 Plank Jump-Ins
These jump-ins will raise your heart rate and will torch your core as you work on them.

7. 20 Sit-Ups
20 sit-ups will help work on those upper abs. You will enjoy this as a down exercise to rest your shoulders.

8. 20 Sitting Twists
These twists are called Russian twists and are not to be taken lightly either. They are easy enough, but try them on the third set and you will be dying afterward.

9. 20 Turkish Get-Ups
These get-ups are the clincher for absolute wear-down. They are not fun by any stretch of the imagination, but they work your core muscles to the max!

Beginner Level: 3 Sets 
Moderate Level: 5 Sets 
Advanced Level: 7 Sets

Enjoy this workout by the Asgard warrior, Thor! Comment below on this workout to let us know if you like it or what other one's you would like to see. Be safe on this 4th of July! Burn some fat and get going to get that huge body. Obesity doesn't stand a chance!

~Obesity Overload

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

5 Tips to Beat Obesity

You may have heard that it was said, "You are what you eat." This isn't always true, but there is something to be said for eating too much or eating a bunch of food that's bad for you. You won't become a fatty, greasy piece of pizza if you eat it, but you may become obese or overweight if you eat too much pizza, too often. You won't become a carrot if you eat it either! You can become someone that obese if you eat obese inducing foods. Not to worry, we are going to give you 5 tips to jumpstart you on your beating obesity.

1. Listen
A lot of us, when we are looking for something to eat have a little voice in our head warning us not to eat what we are looking at. This little voice seems to disappear after we begin eating, and then it shows up near the end of our meal, right before dessert. Listen to that voice the first time if you know that the food or drink is going to be bad for you. If you decide to eat that bad food, eat a little bit of it and be done. If you go to a restaurant, eat half of your meal and then put the other half in the box.

2. Work-out
Working out is a long lost thing of the past. I mean, you have a few guys that work out hard, they look good, but we need more of those people. If you need something to help you help you to get started, start with trying to do 20 pushups. If that is easy for you consider doing the Batman workout. The main thing is to get off the couch and get going. You can't lose fat when you do nothing to burn the fat. We have tons of workouts to help you. Get up!

3. Invest
Invest in good food for your diet. So many people buy fatty, junky, and poor quality food that the body absolutely despises. Your taste buds may think that it tastes good, but your body is screaming and yelling that it is poison and detrimental to you. Invest in some fresh produce, good whole grains, nuts, and other good foods. Stop paying very little for food that just isn't worth giving a second thought to and invest some money in good foods.

4. Slower is Better
Losing weight slower is better than losing it fast because you never really get used to being lighter than you were. When you lose weight fast your body doesn't get the message until months after you have lost the weight. By then you have started to go back to eating your junk food. Eat your good foods, work out, and lose weight as it comes. Losing your weight slower is way better than losing it fast. Fat doesn't burn that quick anyways!

5. Run
This tip may be something that not everyone can do. If you can't run then jog or walk. Get out into that summer heat and burn some fat off. Take plenty of water as you can become dehydrated while running, jogging, or walking. Don't just sit at home and watch this beautiful season go by without taking full advantage of it. Run like Usain Bolt does when he runs his record pace. Uh...maybe we can't run that fast, but we can still run and workout to get to a place where we are fit and built.

I'm glad you guys have joined us in our weight loss journeys. These tips have helped me immensely and I urge you to please use these tips and share them with family and friends. Implement these tips to get the body that you want and beat obesity with a vengeance. We all dream and wish that we could have a body like Batman, Thor, or maybe even Captain America, but keep in mind that it takes dedication and a will to want to change your body. Let's do it!

~Obesity Overload