It's not just about Looking Good!
Everyone knows it’s not good to be overweight, but sometimes that’s not enough to keep us motivated to start or continue our lean body program. Here are some reasons why a lifetime investment in fitness and a healthy diet will pay big dividends in the long run.
It's not only about looking good… it's about your health and wellness. Extra fat on the body has been attributed with multiple health imbalances, including: increase incidence of cancers & diabetes: joint stress & degeneration; endocrine imbalance; insulin resistance; liver stress, chronic inflammation; self-esteem challenges and lowered energy levels just to start.
Traditionally the education and advice about changing body size has ranged from advice on lower calories, low fat, low carb, exercise – we now know that much of this has been misleading, inaccurate and combined with other global influences have added to the increasing obesity problem.
In addition to dietary choices and a sedentary life – there is growing evidence of other factors influencing the dramatic rise in obesity in adults and children. These include genetic factors, gut bacteria imbalances, the affect of plastics and toxins on the endocrine system and even the mother's diet while pregnant.
Taking the US as an example, a recent study has shown that the risk factors for ill-health and morbidity / mortality caused by obesity has now equaled and nearly surpassed that of smoking. The authors of this study also noted that these are modifiable risk factors for ill-health. In other words, the risks can be reduced by changes in behavior and lifestyle.
"We are getting confirmation that the general health of the average person is declining, weights are increasing and the majority of the population has a weight problem co-existing with nutritional deficiency. It is worth pointing out again the three pillars of wellness as defined by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). They are: a good diet, appropriate nutritional supplementation and exercise." Dr Stephen Boyd MD
Modern Dietary Advice
Modern science is clearly showing that a 'good diet' is a Low GI (Glycemic Index) diet and it is the most health-enhancing and lean supporting dietary choice. This advice is evidence based with science coming out of Canada and Australia (www.glycemicindex.com). Low GI eating is easy to follow and utilises generally available foods, the principles being awareness about healthy carb intake. Summarised, healthy carbs are ones that come from most fruit and vegetables (there are a few high glycemic fruit and veg which should be on the seldom list). When eating grain based carbs, the least processed and more difficult to digest breads are best. It is becoming more and more common to find GI levels on grain product labels today.
In addition to the best food choices, avoidance of high amounts of sugar, alcohol and caffeine are recommended as well as ensuring you have an abundance of clean, purified water daily.
It's Important to Lose Fat, Not Just Weight
In a typical 'weight-loss' program, your body will shed equal amounts of fat cells and lean muscle. This is obviously not ideal being that our lean muscle is critical for many aspects of good health and equilibrium in our body. A health balance of lean muscle is shown to support many health biomarkers like blood pressure, metabolic function, organ reserve and vitality. However, there's been no other option other to ensure you add weight bearing and muscle building exercise to the regime.
Now you have access to new technology! New, whey peptide technology is shown to assist your fat loss in 4 ways:
- Increase Fat Loss – increases fat metabolism and lessens new fat being stored
- Preserves Lean Muscle – enzymatic activity
- Assists Appetite Control – without use of stimulants or pharmaceutical components
- Supports Fat Metabolism – tells your body to convert existing stored fat into energy
And the science is solid, 2 blinded studies* in humans showing in summary that it supports individuals in losing twice as much fat while sparing lean muscle AND many reported increased well-being and appetite control.
*The OsoLean powder works synergistically with the OsoLean Plan and proper exercise to help you lose fat and keep your hard-earned muscle.
“It’s a widely accepted assertion that 75 percent of our health
and life expectancy after age 40 is determined by environmental factors,
including the impact of our daily lifestyle choices."
Now there’s a reason to get going & get off the couch!