Exercise Alone Will Not Achieve Significant Weight Loss

Exercise Alone Will Not Achieve Significant Weight Loss
Without significantly changing their diets,
few succeed. As a personal trainer for
the past 17 years I have seen this first
hand... you can exercise nonstop but if
you do not change your nutritional
plan... significant weight loss is almost

Exercise alone is not going to help
you lose weight, but hold on – what the
heck are you supposed to do then? Eat
healthier, of course. And eat specifically
to lose weight, if that’s your goal.

The take-home point is not to stop
exercising, but to know why you’re
exercising. For example: A 2009 British
Journal of Sports Medicine study
revealed that 26 of 58 overweight
patients failed to achieve any weightloss
progress through exercise. Because
physical activity did make them healthier
in other ways, including blood pressure,
resting heart rate and positive
mood, “exercise should be encouraged
and the emphasis on weight loss
reduced,” the report concluded.

If you’re going to the gym for one
hour, how many calories are you burning?”
Probably 200, 300, or if you’re
working really hard, 400. If you eat a
piece of brownie, that’s 100 calories in
less than a minute. It’s so easy to underestimate
your calorie intake. When you
eat out, you might take in 1,500 to 2,000
calories. To burn that many calories on a
treadmill, you’d have to do 90 minutes
every single day, seven days a week. It’s
not realistic.

A growing body of science suggests
that exercise does have an important
role in weight loss. That role, however,
is different from what many people
expect and probably wish. The newest
science suggests that exercise alone will
not make you thin, but it may determine
whether you stay thin, if you can
achieve that state. Exercise doesn’t necessarily
help get the weight off but
WILL definitely help KEEP the weight

Let us, at Metabolic Medical Center,
give you the nutritional tools you need
to achieve your weight loss goals. Call
843.357.2851 and start losing weight

By Star Sade,

Metabolic Medical Center

Does Your Metabolism Need Resuscitation

By Michal Baird, M.D.


Did your metabolism FLAT LINE a few years ago? No matter what you do, no matter what you eat… you still can’t seem to LOSE WEIGHT!!

How Your Metabolism Works

Your metabolism involves hormones and enzymes that take food and drink and change them into energy. When you eat and drink more than you burn, you store the rest.
Your metabolism is influenced by your age, your heredity, your body composition (% body fat and muscle), and yes, your size.We will help you figure out your trouble spots and get your weight and energy headed in the right direction.
We Americans… we’re an interesting bunch. A lot of us don’t have time to eat any "real food" early in the day (or so we think). "Aye, there’s the rub"… trying to fit healthy foods into a busy lifestyle.
Cranking your engine with breakfast and having the correct foods for lunch is a great way to get your metabolism up and running. Skipping Food Increases Stress Hormones. Skipping food shoots up your stress hormones and then the hunger hormones get into the chase. Now, who wants those cortisol levels going higher and higher? Not me and not you. What is it about those cortisol levels that make us fat? Well, back in the Stone Age, when humans were out foraging for edible roots and berries, suddenly we would look around and…Yikes! There’s an enormous carnivorous bear and we’re on its menu! Adrenaline surges and causes all our fat cells to release fatty acids into our bloodstream to be used as quick energy. We need to make a speedy exit, and the adrenals jump into overdrive, releasing cortisol. This cortisol helps us handle the surge of energy and the release of fatty acids.
Flash forward to the modern world, and we’re not running away from hungry bears… in fact, we’re not even standing – we’re hunched over, staring at computer screens, enclosed by cubicles – so cortisol guides all that released fat toward our bellies, leading to toxic fatty deposits in and around our organs.
Great, huh? So what’s one to do? The Importance of Exercise Exercise is an effective stress reliever and it burns calories. So, get up, stand up. Take a minute. Close your eyes. Breathe. Perform some light exercise. Relieve some stress. Chill.
Exercise also gets your metabolism moving out of the slow lane and into passing gear. Use those muscles boys and girls! Using muscles can just be the simple act of getting up from a desk or couch – all motion can be classified as exercise. Walk, move around, use your arms and legs. Dance. Put on a James Brown song and get on the good foot! Every little bit helps!
The Benefits of Healthy Food There’s more good news. Healthy food can also ease the effect that stress has on our hormones. Healthy, fun and easy food can be found. We at MMC don’t expect perfection (how boring!) but we do hope to help you change a few bad eating habits.
ABC’S of Metabolic Resuscitation:
■ Activity
■ Better Nutrition
■ Check for Endocrine Problems
And Don’t Forget the D!
Why wait? We’re in charge of the ABC’s~ you’ve got the D,
Do It Now!!
We Can Help!
For help resuscitating your metabolism, visit us online at www.goingmetabolic.com.

Physician Supervised Weight Loss

Why Choose a Physician Supervised Weight Loss Program?

There are a lot of weight loss programs out there that make all sorts of lofty claims. The reality is that losing weight in a healthy way and maintaining your weight long-term are commitments that requires focus and dedication. To make the process easier, I advocate taking a team approach with a physician or healthcare provider. So when looking for a program, choosing one that offers physician supervision can make finding your path toward a healthier weight and lifestyle a little less daunting. And you are more likely to reach your weight loss and management goals successfully. Here are 4 more reasons...

1. It Isn’t Just About Weight. Losing weight in a healthy way and maintaining that weight is about more than just dropping pounds. It is a lifestyle change. There are many facets to helping you lose weight and manage it long term -- exercise, diet, overall health, mental state, etc. Having a doctor help you figure out the right balance and a tailored path based on your current physical and mental state means you are doing what is best for your body and mind.

2. It is Safer than Doing It Alone. Adding dietary and exercise changes to your lifestyle can be stressful on the body. And you need to be mindful of any underlying health conditions you may have. Having supervision from a physician means that any stress or current changes in your health will be noticed and you and your doctor will take proactive measures. You are less likely to get injured or have other ill-effects than if you go at it alone or via a program that offers non-medical supervision.

3. You Can Have a Tailored Plan. Every person is different. Every weight loss plan should, therefore, be different. Weight loss programs should not be one size fits all. A physician supervised weight loss and management plan offers you a custom plan that fits your current medical state, goals and circumstances.

4. You Will Have Long Term Success. Given that a physician supervised weight loss program offers a safer, more well rounded, realistic and mindful path than one that is not medically supervised, you are more likely to have long term success maintaining your weight. Doctors know how weight loss affects the body. They know the balance of nutrition, exercise and recovery that a body needs to be healthy. They know how current medical conditions can affect that balance. And they know that you need a foundation of good medical care and support to be successful.

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