The type of food you eat and exercise you do is critical to weight loss, but equally important is how your body is functioning. Lasting weight loss is not about adopting "the" diet, or the best "fat-burning" workout, and in fact most people that abide by strict diets often put the weight right back on. Weight loss is often seen as a battle, or a struggle, but it doesn't have to be.
This post isn't very romantic, but it sure is important! This is all about cholesterol. The discussions around cholesterol have been more than a little confusing in the past 20 years. Entire categories of food such as saturated fats and eggs have been demonized because of their high cholesterol content. Millions of Canadians are being diagnosed with high cholesterol levels, told to follow a low fat diet, and put on medication, but what does that really mean for you and your overall health?
We are always looking for shortcuts in our fast-paced lives. Exercise is no exception, hence the popularity of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). HIIT involves alternating high intensity bursts with recovery periods at lower intensity. I used to exercise with a mentality of “more is more”, and if I didn't work out for at least an hour, then it wasn't worth exercising at all. Now, with less time on my hands and a better understanding of human physiology, I’ve discovered, happily, that Less is More.
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