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Weight Loss Motivation | WHY We Should Lose Weight | Benefits of Healthy Weight Loss
February 5, 2017|Healthy Meals

Weight Loss Motivation | WHY We Should Lose Weight | Benefits of Healthy Weight Loss

Weight Loss Motivation | WHY We Should Lose Weight | Benefits of Healthy Weight Loss

Hey guys! Welcome back to my channel.

In this video, I wanted to share with youguys some reasons WHY you should stay motivated and some really great benefits that come fromreaching your goal weight and following through with a healthy nutrition plan, so if you wantto hear about those reasons on why you should be motivated, stay tuned.

(Intro music) You may want to lose weightbecause of different health reasons or perhaps vanity reasons.

You just want to feel better about the wayyou look, so there's a lot of different reasons why it's great to be in shape and feel better.

Obviously, you gain confidence.

It's really nice to be able to go places,speak in front of people if you have to and feel good about the way you look, feel goodabout the way you're presenting yourself.

And not be self conscious allowing that tohold you back from, you know, things that you can do, that you're perfectly capableof, so confidence is just invaluable, it is just one of those things that I think we reallytake for granted.

If you've never struggle with self esteemor body image then you may not understand but for most of us, I think we do strugglewith that so gaining confidence is a huge reason why you should stick to your plan andfollow through to the end until you reach your goals.

Accomplishing what you set out to do, justbrings you so much satisfaction so following through and all of those things really givesyou a boost to your confidence, knowing that you can do certain things that you never thoughtyou could do before.

Another really great benefit to sticking toyour weight loss plan and staying motivated is because you get more energy.

When we eat junk food, fast food, soda, highsugar content, our bodies tend to just start feeling sluggish.

Those foods contain little to no nutrientsand our bodies just can't take it after awhile so we just start feeling tired all the time.

When we eat good and we have vegetables andfruits, food that is grown from the ground from nature, natural foods, whole foods, thenthat gives our body a chance to be rejuvenated and thrive like we were meant to thrive.

We're not meant to sit around and feel sluggishand just down all the time.

You know, we're meant to be vibrant and bealive.

So losing weight gives you more energy andit helps you to sleep better too.

Recently, I've started getting up at 3 inthe morning just completely starving, to the point where my stomach hurts, I have pain,the pain is what wakes me up so I started reading what could be causing that and onething is stress.

I think stress causes a lot of different problemsfor most of us but aside from stress, another reason was problems with your blood sugar.

I'm not diabetic but I have been eating mostof my calories in the evening.

So that would make sense for me.

Because I take in all that food and the majorityof my food in the evening, that tends to raise my sugar to the point that it does enablea sugar crash and that's what's leaving me starving and just really, really hungry at3 in the morning.

So what I need to do instead is eat more mealsfrequently throughout the day.

That's going to keep my blood sugar regulatedand hopefully improve my sleeping patterns.

Another awesome reason to stay motivated andstay on track with your weight loss goals is that it gives you improved mental and physicalstrength.

Day to day tasks like going grocery shopping,bring in the groceries from the cra, picking up the dog food bag, picking up the kids,you know, just running around the house crazy, burning calories.

I think it's just really takes a lot of theload off your day when you can perform those physical activities with little to no problem.

Improved mental strength also comes from reachingyour goals and sticking to your weight loss plan so a really good reason to stay motivatedis just the improved mental status I think that you get when you work out on a consistentbasis and when you eat the right foods.

I think a lot of us know already that eatingjunk food, eating just fast food, too much sugar, too many carbs, it causes us to bedepressed.

We really need to try to avoid the fast food,avoid the soda because those added sugars, the preservatives, all the chemicals and everythingthat's in there to make you addicted to the food and make you just want more and morebut give you no nutrients, that's what we need to stay away from.

And when you do that, you start feeling bettermentally and you start feeling a little bit more of a clarity day to day.

You don't feel like you're in a fog just weigheddown.

Another reason, which is one of my favoritesreasons is an improved immune system.

Staying motivated and sticking to your weightloss plan gives you a better immune system.

You are less likely prone to disease, you'reless prone to sickness and you're also less prone to injury when you improve your physicalstrength.

So a stronger immune system is really important,especially in the day in age that we live in where we just have so many things surroundingus that are cancer causing and just wrecking havoc on our health.

You want to do the most you can, in your powerto strengthen your immune system and be the healthiest version of you that you can beso you can fight off all of those things that are coming against us in our atmosphere, inour food, all of those areas of life these days.

Another great reason to stay motivated isso you can help other people.

Other people love to be inspired, other peoplelove to see other people doing good! So that's a really great reason, that's afun reason.

Educate other people, educate your familyso that you guys can all live a healthier, happier life.

You know, that's a really great reason tostay motivated.

And then of course there's the vanity reasonwhich is one of my favorite reasons.

I think just because I struggled a lot withmy self esteem.

I'm very much a girly girl.

I wear make up and so I love all of that kindof stuff so vanity is one of those things that is important to me.

I also want to reflect a healthier lifestyle,I want to reflect that no, I don't eat junk food.

You know, I don't participate in that kindof environment or those things.

And that's something to be proud of.

It feels really great to know that you'redisciplined and you can choose the better option.

The healthier we are, the longer we live.

the longer we're there for our kids and thelonger we're just here to help impact this world in a better way.

Today's Saturday but I might not be able toget this video up until tomorrow, which would be Sunday but today is my weigh in day andfor me personally, today I did not lose any weight and my measurements didn't change eitherso I was feeling a little bit discouraged and I started thinking about all the reasonswhy I should keep going, why I should stay motivated so that's why I wanted to sharethis with you guys today.

I personally kind of dealt with this justtoday so with that said, it does happen.

It happens to all of us so I encourage youguys to keep going.

Keep pushing towards your goals.

The effort and the work IS worth it, I promiseyou.

Make it fun, do something you enjoy.

Find something you enjoy, you know, it istrial and error with cooking, with your food prep, with all of it, with exercising so ifyou just press on, you will find probably a million ways that don't work for you butin the end, you will find a way that does.

I always welcome video suggestions! So if you have a suggestion for me to do avideo on a topic or a work out, leave it in the comments below and I would love to getback to you and see what I can do for you! So thanks a lot guys for watching, I reallyappreciate it.

Have a great rest of your weekend and makehealthy choices! Bye everyone.

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4 Popular Diet Tips – YOU SHOULD NEVER FOLLOW!!
January 16, 2017|Dieting Tips

4 Popular Diet Tips – YOU SHOULD NEVER FOLLOW!!

4 Popular Diet Tips – YOU SHOULD NEVER FOLLOW!!

What's up, guys? Jeff Cavalier, Athlean-X.


Today we're going to commit a murder.

We'regoing to kill four nutrition myths that need to die.

They needed to die a long time agowhen it comes to building muscle.

Okay, let's start off with our first one andthat is "Fats make you fat".

Guys, eating a lot of fat makes you fat, just like eatinga lot of carbs will make you fat, eating a lot of protein will make you fat, and eatinglots and lots of food in excess of your caloric maintenance level will make you fat.

We've talked about, in order to lose fat youhave to be in a hypocaloric state.

Eating fats on their own is not going to cause aproblem unless you're eating them in excess.

Here's a little caveat when it comes to fats,however, that maybe confuses people.

That is that fats on a gram by gram basis– you've probably heard this a million times – are more calorically dense than a gramof carbohydrates or a gram of protein.

For every gram of fats you're looking at 9 calories,versus the 4 calories of protein, or 4 calories of carbohydrates.

Because of that you can't eat as many fats,or at least as much food containing fats as you might be able to of the other two.

Peoplethat indulge in a lot of fats might find that eating high quantities of these can make themfat.

It’s not the fat molecule itself that'smaking you fat.

Please, don't avoid healthy fats.

They are a major constituent of everycell in our body.

You need them and you need them for optimal growth and hormones to beable to produce maximum muscle growth.

Do not make this mistake; let's kill thisone right away.

Next up, one I can't wait to actually personally throw a shovel fullof dirt on is this idea or concept that you can't eat past 6:00 PM, or you're going toget fat.

You're going to turn into a big fat pumpkin because you eat after a certain periodof time in the day; you're cut off at night.

It's garbage.

Guys, remember your body willutilize those calories if you're within your caloric maintenance level.

If we still have600-1000 calories, we don’t have to get into the nuances of calorie counting.

I cantell you all about how we can keep that much simpler, but we'll do that in a whole othervideo.

The idea is, if we're still below our caloricmaintenance levels, whether or not we eat those calories after 6:00 PM, or even 8:00PM, or as I can even vouch for myself, I've been eating dinner almost every single nightat 10:30 for the last three months.

It has had no impact on my body fat levels.

If anything,I feel I'm leaner in the last few months than I have been at any point in my life.

It doesn’t all of a sudden trigger justbecause the clock says that it's after a certain point that you're going to start putting onbody fat.

Your body is still utilizing those calories regardless of what time in the dayyou eat them.

I will give you one big caveat, though when it comes to your delivery andyour timing of your meals.

From a blood sugar stability standpoint – Imade this point very clear on this channel multiple times – your blood sugar stabilityis paramount as a guy who trains athletes, when it comes to optimizing performance.

Youdon’t want to be in a low blood sugar state when you're trying to drive and illicit greatperformances from athletes.

I think the same thing should apply to usas human beings.

If you want to optimize your function, your level of focus throughout theday, supplying your brain with the fuels it prefers at a regular interval by keeping yourblood sugar stable is done by providing yourself with more frequent meals.

It has nothing todo with your ability to either store fat, or burn fat because you're eating later inthe day.

So let's quickly, please, throw one more shovelof dirt on that one and bury that forever.

The next myth up is one that actually comesin the form of a question often.

That is: can you build muscle if you're following avegan based eating plan? The idea is: no you can't.

I wonder, "why not?" Let's start with thatthere's at least a certain level of intensity needed in your workouts and if you're providingthat level of intensity to stimulate new muscle growth, a vegan following a sound nutritionplan will be able to build muscle because they can still get their protein necessaryfor building muscle in a vegan based eating plan.

There's plenty of sources, and vegans thatare already following a vegan based lifestyle know them very well.

They could be hummus,or chick peas, they could be quinoa, and they could even be protein based supplements thatare pea proteins.

So they're vegan based protein powders that they rely on to get the proteinneeded.

Even then, how much protein is actually needed? That varies from individual to individual.

It varies conservatively.

Some estimates say even half a gram per pound of body weightup to a gram per pound of body weight.

I even hear people say a gram and a half per poundof body weight.

I think that's a bit excessive, but it doesn't matter.

The idea that if vegans are supporting hardtraining – that's the prerequisite – hard training, just like everybody else with asound nutrition plan that has protein in it from vegan based sources; who cares? You canabsolutely build muscle.

If you, or someone you know is looking or pondering the idea,don’t let somebody talk you out of it because they're telling you that you can't build musclethat way.

It's a complete myth.

Finally, tying intothis whole concept on supplementation, there's a belief out there that supplements will getme ripped.

I actually had a college roommate who did nothing, never worked out, used toshow up with his bottle of fat burners and think "I'm all set.

I'm good to go.

I've gotmy fat burners.

" He used to even think about spot reduction in his belly from taking hisfat burners.

Guys, if you have an aversion to eating healthyand to having a sound approach to nutrition: forget your supplements.

Your supplementswon't do anything.

Remember, supplements are supposed to supplement a good nutrition plan.

If a good nutrition plan is in place, supplements can make a big impact on your level of bodyfat.

As I've said many times before, they provideyou the option for a consistency level that might not exist otherwise.

Again, for someonewho is always on the road, running around from place to place, I rely on my supplementsto keep me lean 365 days a year.

They provide a level of consistency for me when I may beat a loss for what to eat, or may not have direct access to something that's very consistentwith what I want to eat.

I know that my supplements provide me withthat option.

The second thing I think supplements do is: they create an accountability factorfor you early in the day.

If I take my pre-workout, RX1, in the morning I already feel like I'minvested in the idea that I'm on this path today to make sure that I continue my goalsof eating well to support my hard training and to keep me looking the way I look.

By doing that I'm much more reluctant – I'vefound over the years – to really stray off that path.

I feel like I've invested boththe money, and I've invested the time to take to follow a good nutrition plan.

Don't screwit up now.

Keep everything going.

I find a lot of guys feel that same way about it.

Ifyou are looking to have supplements be the reason why you lose body fat then I wouldsay just look elsewhere.

But if you're committed to your nutritionplan and are willing to take that extra step to try to speed up, or enhance what you'reseeing from your current approach to nutrition; supplements can play a big part in that aswell.

As I say all the time, that is what my approach has always been, even with myown supplements, how I approach my day of eating and how they fit into it.

There youhave it.

If you, like me, are happy that we've finallythrown dirt on these four myths – as a matter of fact, you even got one last kick in yourselfto make sure this thing stayed down – that's great.

Make sure you leave your comments andthumbs up below.

In the meantime, let me know what else you want to see, what other typesof videos you want me to cover here on this channel.

I'll be more than happy to do so.

We have a complete nutrition plan in our Athlean-XFactor Meal Plan that will help you to cut through a lot of the BS when it comes to nutritionand simplify it.

It doesn't have to be all that complicated, and you'll get the resultsthat you want to see.

It's the one I follow 365 days a year.

You can get that at AthleanX.

Comand our Athlean-X training systems.

All right, guys.

I'll be back here real soon.

I'll see you.

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