Remembering Christmas in Mexico

I just stumbled onto my photos from my Mexico trip last winter… I miss the HOT weather so much. California is awesome but Mexico is just better, right? Here’s a few photos I especially love. XOXOXOX -Stace

I could go for one of those fancy drinks about now!

I could go for one of those fancy drinks about now!

Sand, water, and sun!

Sand, water, and sun!

Benefits of the Leptin Diet

leptin dietThe hormone Leptin has an essential role in the body. “With today’s society getting high on sugar, failing to incorporate exercise and their ignorance of the role a leptin diet plays; they’re fated to become obese,” says Dr. Johnson, CU’s (University-of-Colorado) head clinical research scientist of nephrology. The holidays have just gone, but the sugar cravings and extra pounds won’t disappear by itself. The events that contribute to excessive weight gains are avoidable. Hopefuls looking to shed some pounds and lead a healthy, fulfilled life, should explore strategies to improve their lifestyle. It’s paramount that your diet explore nutritious recipes that include fast-acting ingredients known to burn fat. While the official Leptin Diet developed in the 1990’s is effective, I’d recommend the Venus Factor program which was developed by John Barban.  I originally found out about the program from Mary Miles’s HealthLivingSummit blog. (Thanks girl! You are still looking great!)

What’s Leptin’s role in the diet?

Sometimes losing weight isn’t about a dieter’s discipline. Few hopefuls know about the effectiveness of a Leptin diet. If the body is resisting Leptin or fails to produce enough from fat-furnishing foods; it’s likely for a dieter to gain some extra pounds over time. In any of the above-highlighted circumstances, exercise is the least relevant factor. Sometimes, the problem exceeds that of routine exercise and self-improvement interventions. Leptin plays an elementary role in enabling the body’s biological elements to shed fat. A recent research focused on Leptin diet has shared credible evidence, which indicates that the hormone plays a primal role in weight loss, appetite control and metabolic performance. The body undergoes a natural process to produce this hormone, which acts as its biological weight-control mechanism.

Benefits of weight-control hormone Leptin diet

  • Improves appetite and metabolic regulation
  • Increases thermogenesis to accelerate fat burning
  • Improves hormonal information transfer to the brain
  • Increased Leptin production

Leptin resistance and how it hurts the body

Medical veterans have raised arguments that focus on Leptin resistance and how dieters often unknowingly overeat. Leptin sends a message to the brain which interprets it to know when someone is full. It’s dangerous if he or she ignores the message. The body will eventually fail to recognize the presence of Leptin if a dieter overeats on a regular basis. It’s impossible to lose weight if the brain fails to intercept the right message based on a Leptin diet. For this diet to drive any sort of success, it’s imperative that a dieter practice to:

  • Avoid excessive amounts of food in a single meal
  • Consume three meals every day
  • Incorporate a rich, high-protein diet for the breakfast
  • Reduce carbohydrate intake

Wonder about results? Here me before and after…

stace before and after venus factor diet

3 reasons Weight Watchers isn’t for me

weight watchersThere is no doubt in my mind that Weight Watchers has helped an unbelievable number of people achieve their weight-loss goals. I have participated in Weight Watcher groups, and have discovered that there are at least three huge reasons why this system isn’t for me. In no way do I want to dissuade anyone from this program if it is the key to their continued health. I know WW isn’t a good match for my goals because of three specific things.

First, Weight Watcher nutritional scheduling doesn’t allow enough whole foods for my active lifestyle. The main purpose of this program is to teach over-eaters how to manage portion sizes and meal timing. I am a runner, jumper, lifter and builder. That’s the schedule before breakfast each day. I also work a full shift, and manage a household at night. My metabolic needs are far beyond the Weight Watcher recommendations. Weight Watchers tends to limit intake, but my needs require intake abundance that is designed for hard-working people.

If this sounds like you too, check out the Leptin Diet. It finally got me to shed the pounds.

I have learned that total health has very little to do with weight as an indicator of success. Weight Watchers programs are great, but they treat the scale as an all-knowing god. Lean muscle weighs more than fat. A person who is lean, flexible, and active could easily tip this program’s alert while looking incredible. I believe the goal isn’t just to watch weight on the scale, but to find a proper balance of body composition elements.

Depending upon the fitness and health goal, weight might have very little to do with achieving a desired body appearance and fitness level.

Weight Watchers is a huge and popular company because it is intimately tied with sales.

The normal price for a weekly meeting and meals averages nearly $40 each week. A chain gym membership with training averages this dollar amount, or less, each month. It’s also a gamble if the Weight Watcher products taste good enough to become part of a nutritional regimen. Some of them are horrible tasting and expensive.

If a total reset of eating and nutritional habits is needed, WW is a great program in which to subscribe. Otherwise, less strict nutritional programs, combined with active lifestyles, will produce the weight loss and body composition transformation results desired. Starvation is only a temporary route to weight loss. Permanent fitness and health is only achieved through being well-fed and physically active. In short, Weight Watchers programs just leave me starving.