Friday, 10 August 2012

The Most Absolute Best Products You Should be Taking for Weight Loss and/or Health Optimization

Good Morning to you!

Do you want to start making a difference with your body right now?  Today?

Then you need to start implementing a good quality protein powder and a good essential fatty acid, like coconut oil as part of your daily regime.  This is not a complicated routine at all.  I will explain why these 2 should be a part of everyday living.
First, these 2 in combination have a sure fire effect on weight loss and health.  Hands down! 
There is no gimmick, no push, no fake information, no second guessing. 
It has worked for me and continues to work for my clients, the fitness world and it will work for you.  Let me show you some of the benefits and how they work.

What will a Protein Powder Supplement Do For Me?
A high quality whey protein will help build lean muscle mass, maintain stable blood sugar (insulin) levels, give the the feeling of fullness, stimulate your cells to actually use the protein for increasing your immune system, fights off T-cells (these are nasty), increase your metabolism to burn body fat, increase your energy levels.........See where I'm going with this?  The question then becomes, why wouldn't you want to take a protein supplement.????
When dealing with weight loss, lifestyle change or sport specific training, I can honestly say that 90-95% of clients I see are simply not getting enough protein.  They come to me wondering why the performance isn't there, why are they getting sick all the time, why are their muscles killing them after they workout (also known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), why they can't seem to lose weight and the list goes on.
Consuming a protein shake (with good quality carbs), specifically immediately after a workout is the most important thing you can do.  Your muscles are hungry for nutrition and so they act like a sponge to soak up that protein shake and put it to work for you to achieve your health and wellness goals.  You must meet the demands that your body seeks and the rest is science.  (And help from me.  ;).
Here's another way to look at it.  When you are active, you deplete your body of something called glycogen (which are carbohydrates) as well as amino acids (protein).  The key word here is depleted.  Your body is now drained of nutrients from being active and now your body is in a catabolic state (which is a state of breakdown).  So now you need to put your body in the best environment possible to grow, repair and build lean muscle mass and just keep you looking and feeling your best.

Ok, so now Coconut Oil. 
I just happen to be a fan of coconut oil. LOVE IT!  It's my favourite EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) because it just tastes great (much better than the fish oils- even though they are flavoured but I still continue to use them in conjunction with the coconut oil.)
Coconut oil is anti fungal and anti microbial, it is fantastic to boost the immune system and it's amazing for great hair, skin and nails.  Coconut oil is a Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT).  What this means for us is that even though it is a saturated fat, our bodies do not tend to store it as fat but rather to reserve it for energy requirements.  THAT is awesome!!! This powerhouse helps to stabilize blood sugar (like protein), gives you the feeling of fullness and slows down digestion of other fats and carbs (like protein) and helps to improve calcium and magnesium absorption in the body.
Other EFA's you can use or substitute in coconut oil's place is hemp oil, flax oil (careful if you have a history of breast cancer in the family), Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and of course fish oil.

So putting it all together, when you combine protein with an EFA, the two magnify the whole health continuum for beneficial results.  There is plenty of research out there on the two subjects.  I hope this helps clarify some things and answers what the hype is about out there in the big wide world.
Feel free to drop me a line!  Have a fantastic day!  I know I will!


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