3 Weight Loss Myths
What are 3 prevalent myths around weight loss?
You’ll learn more about weight loss myths soon enough. But first…
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[+] Reduce stress, increase immunity and feel amazing
[+] The SIMPLEST way to lose weight
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Back to Weight Loss Myths…
There’s a LOT of information (and mis-information!) out there on the internet these days. So much so, that it’s more and more difficult to separate the fiction from the fact.
When it comes to weight loss, you can read about diets, supplements, exercise and more. Everyone will tell you what they think works. And they may even back it up with some evidence.
Why care about weight loss?
There’s nothing inherently wrong with extra weight. However, carrying extra weight correlates with many modern chronic illnesses – like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer and COV1D.
And, unfortunately we Americans seem to care less and less about carrying the extra weight.
I’ll share 3 myths you’ve probably heard about weight loss that you may or may not know as myth…
Weight Loss Myth #1: Exercise to lose weight.
As a life-long athlete, this myth is something that I strongly believed for most of my life. I saw people who couldn’t control their weight as lazy and lacking will-power to exercise.
However, now I understand that exercise really doesn’t move the scale all that much. Why?
Without getting into all the intricacies of exercise, diet and weight loss, you can think that, when you exercise, your body is likely going to gain lean body (muscle) mass. This will likely improve your body composition; but the scale might actually go up!
Furthermore, when you exercise, you’re probably not burning many more calories than you would doing your normal daily activities. You see, your body is already burning a good amount of calories by powering your large brain and other body parts.
If you really want to lose weight, it can be as simple as eating less (and healthier!) food.
So is exercise useless? For losing weight, it doesn’t seem to help much. But for overall health, it’s a must.
Click to learn more about exercise and weight loss – explained with 60+ studies!
My Update: Peptides to heal faster, fasting, breathwork, beef, and more…
It’s cooling off here in northern Thailand so I’ve moved my desk back outdoors so that I work outside – even when I’m staring at my computer screen!
In my personal update you’ll learn about how and why I inject with peptides, the Master Faster Challenge, supplements I use for energy and strength, selling beef jerky at Nana Jungle, and hosting our first volunteer.
Injecting Peptides for Quick Recovery
I’ve been recovering from an injury (dog bite on the hand!), epicondylitis in my elbow, and more recently frozen shoulder.
Along with massage and mobility exercises, I decided to try and biohack the problem with peptides.
What are peptides?
In simple terms, they are chains of amino acids that inform your body. In my case, I’m using something called “BPC 157” to heal tendons, ligaments, muscles, and even bones.
The upside is there’s plenty of research to prove the efficacy of this peptide. The downside is that peptides are not readily available – so I got mine from a friend who buys this stuff from China. Oh, and I have to inject it with a needle!
Here’s what else I’m up to…
Promoting Red Light Therapy
Building Strength while Burning Fat
We’re wrapping up this month’s Master Faster Challenge (with more info below) and, with that, I’m going back to a practice I used before to build strength while burning fat.
What is this secret strength-building, fat-burning practice?
I’m boosting strength with ketones, essential amino acids, and fasting.
More specifically, on training days, I take ketone salts and essential amino acids before I do a (usually quick) workout mid-day and then I unofficially break my fast after.
I say “unofficially” because technically both the amino acids and my morning Bulletproof coffee break my fast. Thus I call it a “modified fast”.
Selling Beef jerky at Nana Jungle Market
We’ve been selling beef jerky online since April this year. Last weekend, we took our show on the road. (Well actually… just up the street at the local Saturday morning market.)
Unfortunately beef still gets a bad rep and I’m afraid it’s only getting worse with the pro-vegan propaganda increasing. Here’s what people don’t seem to understand about beef…
Beef is nutritious.
Beef is the most accessible, nutrient-dense food we have on the planet. It’s also a “cleaner” fuel source because of the simple fact that cows feed on grass. We can’t say the same about pork, poultry or fish. (Then there are all the anti-nutrients, GMOs, chemicals, and incomplete proteins found in plants.)
Beef can help restore the planet.
Furthermore, if you want to save the planet, you need to save the soil. You can’t effectively do this with mono-crop farming and confined feed lots. Instead, we can improve the soil and sequester carbon by practicing regenerative farming – meaning that animals defecate on the soil!
EcoHealth Playground gets a “Volunteer Upgrade”
Unfortunately with just .4 acres, we don’t have nearly enough room for cows. But we do plan to get our chickens back! (And maybe rabbits?)
My feedback for our first Workaway volunteer:
William was more than just an amazing volunteer; he quickly became a friend and part of the family during his 2 weeks here.
We worked together on various jobs around the yard and house – clearing paths, removing weeds, sweeping, cleaning, fixing tubs, caring for trees, taking out the compost, making mulch from coconuts and grass, and even taking a short road trip to buy compost where we stopped to enjoy some scenic waterfalls.
After 2 weeks, our landscape and our small house look so much cleaner.
Better yet, having William’s company as a Thai veteran (living here 10 years!) made the work enjoyable and something I looked forward to every day.
I definitely recommend William and welcome him back any time!
More Weight Loss Myths
Without further ado, here are 2 more weight loss myths you may not know of…
Weight Loss Myth #2: Eating breakfast helps you lose weight.
There are plenty of people saying,
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
In fact, there are studies to back up that people who eat breakfast are generally healthier.
So it makes sense that you need to eat breakfast to lose weight, right?
Wrong. Just because people who eat breakfast tend to be healthier, you can’t then conclude that eating breakfast will help you be healthier.
Stop and think for a sec…
What’s the quickest way to lose weight?
Easy: Stop eating. Or fast.
So how does it make sense to add a meal in the morning to the equation of losing weight?
It’s quite the opposite. If you want to gain weight, you should eat breakfast.
Click to learn more about why eating breakfast is not a good weight loss strategy – confirmed by scientists.
Weight Loss Myth #3: Low-carb is the best way to lose weight.
Keto is the craze of fad diets these days. Anyone who pays attention to health is learning:
Carbs are bad!
But is it true? Is it necessary to cut out carbs to be healthy?
Wait a sec… that wasn’t the question… The question is:
Is it necessary to cut out carbs to lose weight?
…and the science tells us: No.
A year-long randomized clinical trial (DIETFITS) has found that a low-fat diet and a low-carb diet produced similar weight loss and improvements in metabolic health markers. Furthermore, insulin production and tested genes had no impact on predicting weight loss success or failure. Thus, evidence to date indicates you should choose your diet based on personal preferences, health goals, and sustainability. – examine.com
In fact, it seems that you can go low-fat and still be healthy – based on metabolic health markers.
This is where I personally disagree and will go on record to say that people eating healthy fats are going to be healthier than people severely restricting fats.
Healthy fats are likely our best source of nutrients.
These are found in foods like fatty beef, liver, and eggs. And if you’re in the minority that doesn’t do well on saturated fats, you can opt for coconuts, avocado, olives and their oils.
So, if you’re goal is to lose weight, go ahead and cut out fat. But I’m warning you: You will find it quite challenging to optimize your health without a healthy amount of fat in your diet!
Click to read more about the nutritional benefits of animal vs plant protein.
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What is the SIMPLEST way to lose weight?
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