From our CEO
So you want to lose weight and be as firm and toned as possible ?
For starters, I am just going to remove any and ALL elements of "sugar coating" and get real about reaching fitness goals. I want to address an everyday healthy life goal approach. I don't know about anyone else, but I am tired of the deceiving propaganda that is consistently aired showing professional body builders a
nd paid models and actresses saying that " You too can have these results for only X amount of dollars"
How about some realistic and COST-FREE answers and tips?
Whether your goal is to lose 25 or 50 pounds, or you are over 40 years old, if you have not been consistent with good eating habits in addition to exercising, the probability of you starting to notice some loose-han
ging skin after you have lost the unwanted weight will increase without the proper foods to help the elasticity of your skin regain what it once possessed ....something I'll affectionately refer to as the "bounce back".
The skin, our largest living breathing organ has a great memory. It is programmed to behave much like a spring if nourished correctly, which in turn helps to maintain it's elastic capabilities. In instances of extreme weight loss, the skin can become over stretched which unfortunately, hinders it's ability to "bounce back" and ultimately would need to be surgically removed. Women's skin, unlike men's, have higher stretching capabilities due to their estrogen production. What this means is that the female population have a higher probability of having their skin revert back to almost its original state throughout time with the help of good eating habits accompanied by toning or strengthening of the muscles. The optimal results depend on the development and sustainability of muscle growth.
Many diets help you loose the weight, but establishing consistent healthy eating habits even after you've reached your goal, can actually slow down the natural aging process of your skin and help defy gravity, reducing the amount of loose skin as a result.
Exercising is crucial to the development of muscle, but the key and secret to longer lasting muscle sustainability resides on what you eat.
RhythmX is committed to continue offering you the best Zumba, Latin Hip-Hop and Boot-Camp money can buy as a jump start and the engine to aide in the sustainability of your goal, but success relies on you and your desire to make it stick. Everything is possible and nothing is unattainable or out of reach to the determined human will and exceptional power of the mind.
Allow me to push you in the right direction with some interesting research results and valuable information for everyone!
What to eat
Plain and Simple: base your diet on garden vegetables, especially greens, lean meats, nuts and seeds, little starch, and no sugar. That's about as simple as we can get. Many have observed that keeping your grocery cart to the perimeter of the grocery store while avoiding the aisles is a great way to protect your health. Food is perishable. The stuff with long shelf life is all suspect. If you follow these simple guidelines you will benefit from nearly all that can be achieved through nutrition.
The Caveman or Paleolithic Model for Nutrition
Modern diets are ill suited for our genetic composition. Evolution has not kept pace with advances in agriculture and food processing resulting in a plague of health problems for modern man. Coronary heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, obesity and psychological dysfunction have all been scientifically linked to a diet too high in refined or processed carbohydrate. Search "Google" for Paleolithic nutrition, or diet. The return is extensive, compelling, and fascinating. The Caveman model is perfectly consistent with the guidelines here and forth stated.
Foods to avoid
Excessive consumption of high-glycemic carbohydrates is the primary culprit in nutritionally caused health problems. High glycemic carbohydrates are those that raise blood sugar too rapidly. They include rice, bread, candy, potato, sweets, sodas, and most processed carbohydrates. Processing can include bleaching, baking, grinding, and refining. Processing of carbohydrates greatly increases their glycemic index, a measure of their propensity to elevate blood sugar.
Problem with High-Glycemic Carbohydrates
The problem with high-glycemic carbohydrates is that they give an inordinate insulin response. Insulin is an essential hormone for life, yet acute, chronic elevation of insulin leads to hyperinsulinism, which has been positively linked to obesity, elevated cholesterol levels, blood pressure, mood dysfunction and a Pandora's box of disease and disability. Research "hyperinsulinism" on the Internet. There's a gold mine of information pertinent to your health available there.
Caloric Restriction and Longevity
Current research strongly supports the link between caloric restriction and an increased life expectancy. The incidence of cancers and heart disease sharply decline with a diet that is carefully limited in controlling caloric intake. “Caloric Restriction” is another fruitful area for Internet search. Follow the tips listed above and you will realize that this prescription allows a reduced caloric intake and yet still provides ample nutrition for rigorous activity.
I hope these tips serve as additional motivating factors and prove to be valuable contributions to your journey.