Body Fat

Fat I'm Gonna Burn You

Why can two people of the same height and weight be two different sizes? Because one of them has more muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat (and burns more calories). The person that has more muscle is going to be smaller. Here is a photo showing the difference (in size) between 5 lbs. of fat and 5 lbs. of muscle:

5 lbs of fat & 5 lbs of muscle

Skinny vs Fit:

Skinny vs Fit Person

This is what fat looks like:

What fat looks like

See before and after fitness photos for motivation!

 

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Water

Water Is Essential to Your Health

Glass of WaterDrinking water helps your body burn fat. Your kidneys require large amounts of water to filter toxins. When water is not supplied, the liver has to help out with the job of filtration. The liver’s job is to burn and process fat. If your liver is busy doing the filtration job of the kidneys, your fat-burning furnace is shut down.

When you drink all of the water that you need, you will notice a decrease in your appetite. If you’re serious about becoming fit and healthy, drinking enough water is a must. If you are doing everything right, including eating and exercising right, and still can’t see results or get rid of your belly paunch, this might be what’s missing; you’re probably not drinking enough water.

The average person should drink eight 8-ounce glasses (two quarts) of water each day. If you are overweight, you should drink another eight ounces for every twenty-five pounds you are overweight.

You can also drink “Cran Water“. This mixture eliminates water retention, cleanses accumulated wastes from the lymphatic system (your body’s waste dump), and also helps to clean up cellulite.

Image Credit: Derek Jensen (Tysto)

Calories

Calories equals energy, food is fuelA calorie is a unit of measure used to measure the energy provided by food. A person’s energy requirements depend on their age, height, weight, gender and activity level. When a person consumes more calories than they burn off they store the excess as body fat (energy in reserve) in their fat cells which results in weight gain. When a person consumes less calories than they require as fuel they burn their fat stores which results in weight loss.

Calories come from protein, fat, carbohydrates and alcohol. Protein and carbohydrates provide about 4 calories per gram. Fat provides about 9 calories per gram. Alcohol provides about 7 calories per gram.

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Don’t Give Up What You Want Most

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P90X RESULTS – Transformation 136lbs Lost in 12 Months

Kathy McDonald lost 136 lbs in 12 months!

Kathy after 120 lb lossGreat video (see below)! Short and to the point (2 minutes, 43 seconds).

(Someone commented on her video that 136 lbs in 12 months seemed like a really long time.) Really!? You shouldn’t lose more than 1-2 lbs per week.

Her reply to the comment:

Wasn’t really long at all 🙂 It was a healthy and safe amount per month averaging 10 lbs per month with a few extra here and there. Proper weight loss with cardio, strength training and good nutrition needs to be consistent and slow. Rapid weight loss is dangerous and with anyone who needs to lose a lot..your skin will not bounce back like it would with steady losses.