Have you seen facebook posts from friends, saying they are working their butts off in the gym and not making progress? Maybe they’ve ignored their nutrition programme or the bathroom scales just dont reflect the progress they are making.
Are you making progress with your nutrition programme? Are you creating a deficit in calories from your active metabolic rate, whilst still maintaining good levels of macro and micro nutrients? Getting at least 15g of protein per meal, the actual amount personalised to your height/weight? Using your Herbalife Formula 1 shake for breakfast? Finding alternatives to carb based snacks with those sugar highs and lows. Eating protein with every snack etc etc. In summary, its not just about counting calories its about balanced nutrition.
The next step? Sorting out your exercise programme? Many people say that, as they age, they eat and exercise the same amount but still gain weight. One of the main causes of this is loss of muscle mass. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn. Strength training preserves and even increases muscle mass, keeping metabolism at a high level. One option is to use the resistance bands within the 24 Fit workout so you get into an routine of strength training 3 times a week. In summmary, the calories you burn during workouts are inconsequential to your overall body weight or body fat content! Instead, it is how well you use your exercise time to reprogram your daily physiology that matters.
Metabolic testing unlocks the secrets held in the individual physiology of each of our clients and is crucial to our success in helping people of all ages and abilities reach peak fitness and optimum body weight. It reflects the progress you are making with losing fat and gaining lean muscle.
If your metabolic age is higher than your actual age, then it’s time to change your lifestyle! It means you have less muscle mass, more fat, are probably less active, and therefore can consume fewer calories. A metabolic age that is substantially lower than your chronological age means, compared to the average person in your age group, you have more muscle mass, less fat, are probably more active, and therefore can consume more calories.
Metabolic age can give you greater insight into your health habits and can help put you in charge of your health and well-being. Let’s face it – feeling a little younger than our years is a state of being that many of us aspire to. Being motivated by reaching a younger metabolic age could help get you there.
Wellness Coaching can help you get there, 1.Nutrition 2. Exercise 3. Metabolic age analysis 4. Challenges 5. Education, advice and support.