Why Keto doesn’t work longterm for women over 40

Why keto doesn't work for women over 40
First of all, what is the ketogenic diet, what does it do and why is it popular? So the ketogenic diet, in essence, is a low carb diet where you’re eating less than 50g of carbs per day and you’re getting your main fuel from foods rich in protein and fats and those are the macronutrients that you concentrate on. So the reason why this works because you’re putting your body in a state of ketosis which is teaching your body to fuel itself from fat, more specifically the glycogen that’s already stored inside of your own fat cells rather than using carbohydrates you consume. I have followed a low carb diet myself but I've always done it in a carb cycling format so I’ve never been on 100% keto because of the reasons I will tell you and also because I know my body in terms of what I’m trying to achieve. That said, there are positive about the Keto Diet, I like how Keto motivates people into eating less processed food but when you take out a whole macronutrient for long term, in my experience of my female clients I see side effects like major headaches, migraines, brain...
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What to do if you are just not motivated

What to do if you are just not motivated?

What is motivation?  Are you naturally motivated? If you’re not naturally motivated what can you do about it and how can you get yourself going? Related: Lacking motivation? You need to hear this. So first of all I’ll share a little story of my own. Anybody who knows me or knew me say 15 or 20 years ago would be absolutely dumbfounded to find out that I’m a not only a personal trainer but that I have my own strength and fitness studio where we have over 60 members and over 300 attendances a month. And that I teach 18 classes a week. I mean from the outside I must look like somebody who’s highly motivated but really I’m still that same girl from 15 years ago and the only way that I have achieved what I have achieved is to learn how to get motivated. Let’s unpack this…   So based on certain personality tests that exist there are people who are internally motivated and people who are externally motivated.   (Note: I couldn’t remember the name of the most recent test I did on the video but it is called Enneagram and you can take the test for…

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How to build your inner promise

How to build your inner promise so that you will always do what you'll do

How cool would it be to say, “I am gonna go and workout today” and then you do it or how cool will it be to be able to say, “I’m gonna eat and follow my plan today and stick to my plan.” Related: Lacking motivation? You need to hear this.   So the first question I want to ask you based on this is can you remember a time when you just felt really good in your body? Can you remember a time when you were feeling more energized or you felt like you were really on it? When did you feel like you were in control? When did you feel like you were empowered? What did that look like for you? So for me when I think about the times when I’m really feeling really good, really focused, really confident, really like on a roll, really high energy, it’s generally when I have created a series of really healthy habits  that when I do those habits I am able to achieve the thing that I want. I’ll give you an example and one of the big things that I did in my life is to do with running….

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Lean after menopause? Is it even possible?

Lean after menopause

Want to know how to change your body shape and achieve a lean, strong and curvy body even in your 40s or 50s? Hormones are your superpower or your kryptonite Hormones can be either your superpower or your kryptonite when it comes to being lean in your 40s and your 50s and the thing that tends to happen with women is that in my experience of dealing with women and working in the health and wellness industry for the last 15 years is that women mostly have been on a diet for most of their life. In fact they’ve been on a diet for decades and decades and the impact that that has on our hormones, metabolism and thyroid can really make a massive impact on how well you’re going to maneuver through the menopause, not just your overall health but also your body shape as well. Often women don’t see the effects of what decades of the eating choices has inside their bodies. They have been under eating calories (and nutrients) or they have been binge eating and eating toxic foods. What that does is it put the body’s version of homeostasis in major disrupt. This puts a lot…

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You are in control of your schedule, your body and how you feel

You are in control of your schedule, your body and how you feel

For today’s topic, we’re going to be talking about a response I see  that comes up time and time again. The response: “I don’t have the time”. I don’t have time First of all when people say to me “I don’t have time” my answer is always: “You do have time we all have the same amount of time. We all have 24 hours in our day but you’re just choosing different things with your time and that’s okay.” It’s not that what I’m trying to say here is that you’re a bad and wrong person because you’re making those choices. What I’m trying to say is that you do in fact have the time you’re just prioritizing to make different choices with what’s going on for you and in your life. What I generally ask people to do at this point when they get that sort of feedback from saying “I don’t have time” is to really just ask yourself: What is important to you in your life right now and is this your season for that change? So if you’re somebody who says, “Okay this is the time I really want to focus on changing my body shape, I…

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11 Reasons to Smash the Scale

I couldn't tell you how much I weighed right now.  No a blinking idea. And honestly I could care less. I have never been a slave to the scale but there have been times in my life when it caused me a lot of unhappiness.  But I see this time and again with my clients who make the change and say it was the best thing that could happen to their mental health. Here are 10 reasons you should throw away your scale, or better still SMASH it! SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR WEEKLY VIDEOS LIKE THIS >> 1. Weight fluctuates. First of all, you will rarely weigh the exact same everyday. In fact, I can put on 3lbs from the morning to the evening and well 3lbs from before my menstrual cycle until after. Weight fluctuates a lot. What you eat and when, not drinking enough water, certain exercise and hormones can impact your body’s water composition and therefore weight. 2. Muscle is more dense than fat. You’re working out everyday to lose extra pounds but the scale doesn’t seem to be aware of it. Don’t freak out. Muscle is more dense than fat, meaning that when you lose...
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Outdoor or Garden Body Weight Workout

Who says you need lots of fancy equipment for an awesome workout in under 30 minutes. Try this simple but intense workout for all levels- beginners to more advanced. Give it a go and then let me know.       ROUND 1: Elevated Front Lunges 10 Reps on each level for each leg (almost like a pulse)   ROUND 2: 10 x Alternating Steps Ups 3 Sets   ROUND 3: 20 X Walking Lunges Every 20 Lunges do a 4 Step Bear Crawl 3 Sets   ROUND 4: Elevated Push Ups Start on highest step 10x Highest Step 5x Middle Step 3x Bottom Step and repeat   ROUND 5: 15X Tricep Dips 3 sets   ROUND 6: Sprints 5 Times up and down flight of steps OR Sprinting in place for 4 minutes OR 10 secs ON, 20 sec OFF Use your Tabata timer. If you complete this workout, you can put this special hashtag in the comments below because you are a true WARRIOR GODDESS SUPERHERO…. #SUPERHERO Want more body weight workouts you can do from the comfort and safety of your own home or garden? Download our FREE 21 Day Body Weight Workout Plan here.

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