BELIEVE IT OR NOT... It's True! I was taking a weight loss tips and techniques class with a friend and at break one day we got to talking. She shared something amazing she had just learned about burning fat and what she ate. Couldn't imagine what this trim looking lady meant.
She told me she had had a DEXA scan performed for bone density at her company's annual convention. When she went for the results of the bone test the technician pulled her aside. He saw something "unusual" about her test.
Concern danced across my friends face. He told her privately that the test revealed that she was 1/3 body fat. He wanted her to know so she could do something about it. One-third body fat is unfortunately not unheard of today. But, get this, at 5'4" and 105 pounds he thought it was worth pointing out.
My friend was carrying 35 pounds of fat! Let that sink in for a moment. Small, slender "looking" woman - 5'4", 105 pounds and 1/3 fat!
To say the least she was a bit confused.
How did that happen? What was she eating? Her food intake consisted of a cup of coffee in the morning and her first meal at dinner-time consisting of a salad.
Here's your first clue and lesson about healthy and effective eating for men and women.
She so stressed her body by eating poorly that it was turning salad fixings into fat to store. Her body was doing what nature designed it to do when there is little or no nutrition being taken in - Store Everything As Fat For Later Use.
Shocked, she got herself back to healthy meals all day and began a fitness program, just to get active with a buddy. She was doing really well - reduced the stress on her body and was really happy that she had lost 2 dress sizes. Her fitness buddy urged her to jump on the scale to see how she was doing and, with reluctance, she finally did.
To her surprise, no her amazement she had put ON 25 pounds, now weighing in at 130 pounds. And, she still lost the 2 dress sizes.
Let me REPEAT that, so your brain doesn't go completely haywire. There is no question here. My friend told me that she had put ON 25 pounds and LOST 2 dress sizes! She looked great, felt great and was never going to starve herself again.
But wait, doesn't what happened blow the whole way we think about eating and weight? The whole paradigm is shifting.
My very luck friend had converted her fat to lean ratio by eating more and being active. Eating more?
Talk next time about how eating more food affects your weight.
Certified Weight Management Advisors
Miami, FL, USA