5 Ways to Lose Weight (& Keep it off) & How Growth Hormone Can Change Your Life.

Via on Sep 12, 2012

I believe that within almost everyone’s grasp are the tools for weight loss.

Healthy habits define wellness, and for some, all that is lacking, is a kick-start, or what I call a taste of explosive living. If you’re living explosively, you’ll know what I mean, and you’ll probably also know about growth hormone and be involved in some form of resistance training.

The great news is that the latest research coming out is showing that we are not victims of our genetics.

Losing weight and keeping it off is all about healthy habits.

The fact that your genetic makeup may predispose your body to put on excess weight does not mean you’re destined to be obese. We are not slaves to our genes!

Your habits alter the genetic expression of your genes. You are in charge. There is no “quick fix” solution. Those who lose weight and keep it off maintain a healthy lifestyle and form permanent habits of staying active and eating healthily.

There are consequences to be aware of. Once you’ve been obese, you will not be able to return to the number of calories that a normal person of your size should eat unless you’re particularly active. This is particularly true of childhood obesity, which changes your genetic predisposition.

Much like a recovering alcoholic who avoids alcohol, someone who has suffered from obesity, is advised to avoid sugar and other junk foods.

Whatever your history, it’s your habits that make all the difference. Yet, there is one secret to improving conditioning, kick starting your metabolism and promoting energy and longevity (for all).

Who wants to look and feel great, improve their sex life, live longer and thrive?

The secret is resistance training!

 

Resistance training (weights, resistance machines, climbing stairs, kayaking/rowing, swimming, boxing, etc.) is the most effective way to increase metabolism, as it not only burns fat; it also increases the production of growth hormone.

Why you really need to know about growth hormone:

>> Growth hormone has an anabolic action in the body. It builds bone, muscle, breaks down fat, improves protein building, stimulates the growth of organs, stimulates the immune system, helps maintain the pancreas.

>> Growth hormone even promotes the generation of glucose for energy.

>> Growth hormone is boosted via intensely exercising fast-twitch muscles for brief periods of 10–30 seconds. Cardio, aerobics and even many strength training exercises do not increase growth hormone, thus minimizing their efficacy for weight-loss.

>> For growth hormone to be activated, you need to work out intensely, and sweat profusely!

Five Dynamic Ways to Lose Weight and Keep it Off:

1. Start a resistance training program.

Explosive Training is the way to explosive living.

Up your metabolism, burn fat and increase growth hormone. The results will astonish you.

In my own experience, I’ve found that with any new fitness regime, there is a hurdle to climb initially. Once you get over the hill, then your stamina and endurance will significantly improve. Your body will start craving exercise. Soon, your basic conditioning will keep you feeling great, and the added benefit of kick-starting growth hormone and your metabolism has far-reaching health benefits.

Be mindful of needing to explode your muscles into action. Explosive movement is what activates growth hormone. That’s why sprinters look so muscular (versus marathon runners).

Explode into action. And don’t be shy of a good sweat!

Bringing passion to your workouts will reap benefits you never imagined from upping your sex drive, self-esteem and confidence, to burning fat and looking hot and sexy!

2. Improve the quality of the food you eat.

It’s not as simple as just calories in/calories out. It’s the quality of calories that counts.

I teach three really simple principles to get this right:

>> Organic.

>> Raw.

>> Alkaline.

3. Avoid bad fats and get plenty of good fats!

It’s important to develop an understanding of good fats versus bad fats. Good fats are found in Paleolithic sources like raw nuts, organic greens, wild animals, wild fish (not farmed) and raw seeds (hemp, chia seed and flaxseed are my favorites). These are nature’s favorite snacks, so keep a supply at hand wherever you go.

4. Avoid all sugar

Sugar addiction is another that can easily lead to yo-yo dieting, so avoid the sugar, high fructose corn syrup, fructose, and other hidden sugars.

5. Up your activity levels outside of dedicated training times.

You may want to run instead of walk to the gym, go for a walk whilst catching up on phone calls, stand instead of sit on the train, learn some sexual gymnastics, activate your core and pelvic floor muscles when waiting in lines, use TV commercial breaks to fit in your ab routine. There are many opportunities for you to take advantage of.

 

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Editor: Brianna Bemel

 

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About David G Arenson ND

Part dreamer, visionary, healer, coach, writer, speaker, teacher and human being, David G Arenson ND worked in corporate South Africa, before embarking on a spiritual odyssey that took him to Jerusalem, Australia, Asia and beyond. En route, he earned degrees in complementary medicine and various professional certifications. Having worked throughout the world as a wellness specialist offering healing, speaking, teaching, soul-coaching, and consulting, he established his own retreat company, METAMORPHOSIS RETREATS, dedicated to transformational travel. As a Naturopath and Soul-Coach, David integrates spiritual journeying into grounded wisdom for everyday living, presenting powerful concepts in personal change and living on purpose. He is now available for consulting or soul-coaching sessions via skype. Or you can contact him to discuss retreat options for your company. WEB: mretreat.com BLOG: findshambhala.com EMAIL: davidgarenson@gmail.com. FACEBOOK: facebook TWITTER: twitter @davidarenson.

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13 Responses to “5 Ways to Lose Weight (& Keep it off) & How Growth Hormone Can Change Your Life.”

  1. [...] the rest here: Five Dynamic Ways to Lose Weight (and Keep it Off!) – Why Growth … 此条目发表在 Loss Weight 分类目录,贴了 genetics, great-news, growth-hormone, [...]

  2. cathy says:

    It is called HGH, human growth hormone. While what you described will facilitate the increased secretion ogf HGH, the eis a very definite decline in HGH production in people from their mid-20s and onward in aging.

    Thus, though HGH is very valuable and necessary people in their 40s, 50s 60s have a bit of an uphill battle so to speak if all theyrely on is HGH levels in their body which they circulate. many get shots, purchase the precursors from different health oriented companies- Life Extension and VitaCost come immediately to mind.

  3. [...] Five Dynamic Ways to Lose Weight (and Keep it Off!) + Why Growth Hormone Is Your Way to Explo… [...]

  4. Ellen says:

    So very very tired of weight loss articles on Elephant. I'd really like the author to point to the studies that support his argument that these lifestyle changes will result in permanent weight loss. Not that I disagree with the advice – it's pretty standard practical stuff that anyone could benefit from. However, long-term maintenance of weight loss is rare so I take issue with it being presented as easily achievable just by following this advice.

  5. coco says:

    It is kind of a nothing article. Resistance training is nothing new.. and unless used with knowledge, which this article is too surface to do.. will not makemuch difference. This article sounds better for mindbodygreen or seventeen magazine, tho 17ers have lots of Hgh.

  6. Thanks for the great feedback. Things like Growth Hormone (hGH) and resistance training are hardly new, yet the message is not getting through to the majority of the population. So more articles, inspiration and role models are necessary. I do understand that this article is hardly brain surgery, it is not meant to be. If half the population is obese, clearly we need to keep informing people to exercise and get rid of sugar, etc. So I will keep writing about these topics until I see a healthy, happy (lean and sexy) society around me. Thanks everyone for the responses and stay WELL…!

  7. [...] human growth hormone for anti-aging purposes is dangerous business. It has been shown that taking human growth hormone does not increase longevity, and that may be due to the increased cancer that it has the potential [...]

  8. Erica says:

    Really? The image that ‘shows us’ weight loss (healthy weight loss, even!) is a thin woman IN A BIKINI holding a phallic symbol?!? Come ON, Elephant Journal, you’ve been called on this before. Again, and again. When will you stop visually equating desirable life style choices with beautiful, scantily clad *female* youth??

    • Hi Erica. That's up to you the viewer to make your choices. Personally I think that woman is awesome, she reminds me of the Amazon woman archetype, strong and assertive and courageous. I don't see a sword as being phallic necessarily…I mean you can see everything as phallic, that's up to you. But by your argument, should we remove all pictures of swords from elephantjournal?

      I am not sure why desirable attractive women are bad and should not be role models?

      As a man, I find inspiration and motivation in seeing healthy and sexy men.

  9. Armando says:

    I agree, past the age of 30, growth hormone can do wonders. There are plenty of studies out there to support it, Ellen. It's easy to bash something because you have a set mindset.

  10. Becky says:

    A well-written, indepth article. Thank you!

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