5 minute abs
Lose 5lbs in 5 minutes
7 days 7 pounds
What do all of these advertised weight loss programs have in common?
They are all full of shit. No, really they are.
There is no way you are going to lose 7 pounds of fat in 7 days. Physically impossible unless you had surgery to cut it out. Hey, at least the 5 minute abs is one I can almost get, workout for at least 5 minutes and you will burn some calories. 5 minutes is better than nothing, and next week you can progress to 6 minutes!
Why America, are we so damned wrapped up in weight loss techniques that have never been proven, probably never will and cost YOU extra money to listen to some guys secret? Well guess what, today is your lucky day. I am going to tell you a secret about weight loss, one that is so secretive, no one talks about it anymore. In fact, its just like Fight Club. #1 rule of Fight Club? Dont talk about Fight Club.
Ok Hashmeer, are you ready baby? Cause I got a secret, and it is SOOOO GOOD TO HEAR IT.
Ready? Here is the secret to losing weight.
Don’t get fat in the first place.
Oh Yeah, Diet is a noun, not a verb.
Listen guys and gals, unless you want to die around 55, we have to start making some changes. Small ones at first, and then big ones. All to often I see people that are so frustrated with themselves that they try to change overnight by eating new foods, working out and buying all new clothes in the size they want to be in as motivation to starve themselves.
First you have to look in a biology book and compare it with human history. We humans tend to get fatter around the winter time. The Holidays have a part to play in that, but Mother Nature, who by the way hates the term Muscle Confusion (she knows what muscles do, you cant confuse them) has protected us for Ions by helping us stay warmer in the winter by adding some insulation.
Also if you think about it, there is just a small band around the Earth that is able to support life 24/7 365 without the use of man made air conditioning or buildings.
Its called the Equator.
The further away we got from the Equator, the more we needed to rely on our ingenuity to stay alive. Without it, we would all be dead from exposure, hunger and dehydration.
So is fat the problem?
Excess fat on the human body is an issue. Fats themselves are not. take a look at some of these interesting facts:
Fats provide energy. Gram for gram fats are the most efficient source of food energy. Each gram of fat provides nine calories of energy for the body, compared with four calories per gram of carbohydrates and proteins.
Fats build healthy cells. Fats are a vital part of the membrane that surrounds each cell of the body. Without a healthy cell membrane, the rest of the cell couldn’t function.
Fats build brains. Fat provides the structural components not only of cell membranes in the brain, but also of myelin, the fatty insulating sheath that surrounds each nerve fiber, enabling it to carry messages faster.
Fats help the body use vitamins. Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble vitamins, meaning that the fat in foods helps the intestines absorb these vitamins into the body.
Fats make hormones. Fats are structural components of some of the most important substances in the body, including prostaglandins, hormone-like substances that regulate many of the body’s functions. Fats regulate the production of sex hormones, which explains why some teenage girls who are too lean experience delayed pubertal development and amenorrhea.
Fat provides healthier skin. One of the more obvious signs of fatty acid deficiency is dry, flaky skin. In addition to giving skin its rounded appeal, the layer of fat just beneath the skin (called subcutaneous fat) acts as the body’s own insulation to help regulate body temperature. Lean people tend to be more sensitive to cold; obese people tend to be more sensitive to warm weather.
Fat forms a protective cushion for your organs. Many of the vital organs, especially the kidneys, heart, and intestines are cushioned by fat that helps protect them from injury and hold them in place. (True, some of us “overprotect” our bodies.) As a tribute to the body’s own protective wisdom, this protective fat is the last to be used up when the body’s energy reserves are being tapped into.
Fats are pleasurable. Besides being a nutritious energy source, fat adds to the appealing taste, texture and appearance of food. Fats carry flavor. Fat is also the reason why cookies melt in your mouth, french fries are crispy, and mom’s apple pie has a flaky crust.
Next installment we talk about some of the good things about fats and why its just more than fat that is making you fat.