We have lots planned, but let's start with the workouts...
So by now most of you know Iwrote a book last year for Bootcamps. It's a years worth of workouts...what most of you don't know is that my workouts are being used in more than 1,000 Bootcamps around the world...so thank you to all our Bootcampers for letting me test out my ideas....
What you also may not know is that my publisher asked for a sequal...another 12 months of Bootcamp workouts...so get ready ready if you are a member of our program!!!
Here is what we go going on this Summer:
This workout program includes:
Chapter 1: Sexy Build (Weeks 1-3)
Chapter 2: Get Tight (Weeks 4-6)
Chapter 3: HIIT Weeks (Weeks 7-9)
Chapter 4: Beach Ready (Weeks 10-12)
NEXT....yesterday for the LAST Episode of Season 2 of our PODCAST:
"It's Not Just Bootcamp -The Show" we closed with an interview with Lais about her experience competing in the WBFF in Orlando this past weekend....I made some announcements about what the Summer Season of the show would be like and of course you all know tomorrow I am opening up a few spots for PRIVATE Coaching...so be on the lookout for that!!
What about some of the "HEALTHY" Stuff.....yeah people...take care of your Health!!
So it's the 1st day of a new season....are you where you want to be?
Closer to your goals?
Doing what you should do to reach your goals?
On course to reach them?
On course to get further away from them?
What can you do to get there?
Are you ready ready to do what needs to get done to reach them?
Can Omega 3 Fats Really Help You Lose Fat?
Especially during times of a huge calorie deficit, fats could be your biggest ally in weight loss rather than your enemy. Find out why below.
All lipids/fats are composed of the same chemical structure: carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.
The recommendations for linoleic acid are 1.6 and 1.1g/day for men and women.
There's never a reason to avoid fats, they do more good for your body than bad.
How many times do you plan to start a diet, or listen to a friend talk about starting a diet, and the first thing you think of is "less fat", "no fat", "low fat"? Or, you'll be grocery shopping, and you purposely pick the no fat/low fat products out from the aisle?
Now, aside from these products usually being high in sugar (to make up for the loss in taste from having less fat), you may be missing out on an essential nutrient for your body. Especially during times of a huge calorie deficit, fats could be your biggest ally in weight loss rather than your enemy
Why Do I Need Fat? I'm Dieting..."
According to "Basic Nutrition and Diet Therapy" by Staci Nix, "Low levels of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are linked to hair loss, low blood platelets, impaired vision, altered mental states, learning problems, and growth retardation in children."
So essentially, there's a reason these two fats are known as essential. If we have a deficit, multiple bodily processes, including those required for the brain, central nervous system and cell membrane functions, will be slowed down, or halted.
Central Nervous System: The human central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. These lie in the midline of the body and are protected by the skull and vertebrae respectively. This collection of billions of neurons is arguably the most complex object known.
The central nervous system along with the peripheral nervous system comprise a primary division of controls that command all physical activities of a human. Neurons of the central nervous system affect consciousness and mental activity while spinal extensions of central nervous system neuron pathways affect skeletal muscles and organs in the body.
There's more to it than just that, though. Clinical trials (some preliminary) have been done suggesting the effectiveness of Omega-3 supplementation on: cancer prevention, cardiovascular disease prevention, reducing risk of stroke, brain/cognitive function, arthritis, immune function and possibly some psychiatric disorders. If anyone would like medical journal references, let me know
There are several ways to not meet your daily minimum quota for fat intake. If you're malnourished, for instance, eating food that is not necessarily nutrient dense, then you could be missing out on your essential fatty acids in addition to other important vitamins and minerals.
Wow! Fats Are Important! How Do I Get More?
There are several different sources of Omega-3 fatty acids; for example, soybean, canola and flaxseed (or chia) oil are all known as "botanical" sources of fat because they come from plants. However, there are also "animal" sources. The most widely available source of EPA and DHA is cold water, oily fish such as herring, mackerel, salmon, and sardines.
If you don't like fish, you can also try grass fed beef (which has a lower ratio of Omega-6: Omega-3 - this is a good thing), eggs (look for ones that are Omega-3/DHA enhanced), and some types of milk and cheese.
A study presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition claimed that in women who were on very low caloric diets (who you'd expect would drop off in their rate of fat loss eventually), "Fats (Omega-3's) accelerated removal from adipose tissue indicates either a preferential step in Beta-oxidation or a defined need during supplemented fasting which exceeds its rate of provision from adipose stores."
This means that Omega-3 is very important during the fat burning process (Beta-Oxidation means that fatty acids are broken down to create a usable form of energy), and it's required even during states of fasting because it can help burn more fat.
Another way Omega-3 fatty acids help fat loss is by taking fats with your meals you're actually lowering the glycemic load of the meal; implying that the insulin spike that comes with food consumption won't be as high because fats help lower it.