I wanted to share this very interesting study I read earlier today. You can read it at http://jama.jamanetwork.com/Mobile/article.aspx?articleid=1730520
It concludes the macro nutrient make up (the ratio of carbohydrate, protein, & fat) of the diet has little impact on weight loss and risk of disease.
The biggest factor affecting weight loss and risk of disease was the adherence to diet.
What that means is; the better a person met dietary and fitness goals, the greater the weight loss and lower the risk of disease. .
What you eat is important and it will affect your health, but according to this study anything more seems fairly irrelevant.
There are a few key points that most diets agree on. These are things I share with all our students who want to improve there diet;
- Don’t eat too much.
- Eat a wide variety of food (my Mum says you said you should try to eat a rainbow a day).
- Avoid processed foods.
I have long believed the best way to lose weight and keep it off is by making a sustainable lifestyle change.
This study seems to confirm that. It is also something I’ve see time and again with the students of our Academy.
The people that lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off make a lifestyle change.
It won’t happen over night and will take some work on your part, but the results will be worth it.
A great example of this is Joe who started training with us about a year ago. He was your typical dad of four kids. He was slightly over-weight, fairly unfit, and has a passing resemblance to George Clooney.
Since he started training with us he’s lost his middle-aged spread, dramatically improved his fitness, and told me earlier joining the Academy is the best decision he ever made.
How did he do this, you may ask?
Its simple really.
First, he started training in our Muay Thai Kickboxing programme.
This kicked off his lifestyle change. He enjoyed the sessions, wanted to do more, and realised to do this he needed to improve his diet.
Joe’s second step was to get some nutrition advice and a diet plan.
Once he combined his new diet, with his training he really started to see results. Consequently he wanted to see more.
Of course he’s had set backs, and that’s where the support from his trainers has kicked in and kept him on the path to a continued healthy lifestyle.
As you can see these are really simple steps anyone can do.
Honestly, I could’ve choose any number of examples from our Academy, but the key ingredients would remain the same.
3) Continued support
If you are ready to make a change and improve your lifestyle give us a call on 01752 262233 and we’ll be able to get you started.
Until the end of September we have a very special offer running. You can get;
- two months training,
- a years insurance,
- academy membership,
- a uniform, and
- equipment pack
All for only £99.00. That’s a saving of up to £200.
If you’re interested call 01752 262233 or fill the form below