A few days ago, I was watching a 20/20 episode we recorded a while ago. It discussed a number of diets out there that are controversial, yet a lot of people follow them.
First, the episode showed more about the feeding tube or K-E Diet. This in particular was extremely concerning. Basically, a doctor puts a tube in your stomach through your nose and a pump provides you with a blend of nutrients throughout the day, for a total of 800 calories a day.
This amount of calories is shockingly low as it is not even enough to support your body’s basal metabolism (the amount of energy your body needs to keep vital functions going without any extra activity). Therefore, you end up losing a lot of important tissue in your body which is not fat, plus it is not enough to support your organs to function properly.
Surprisingly, many brides do this diet since it gives quick results for their special day. However, it is not without danger for your health. It also makes your body retain more after the diet and I can imagine many people splurge and gain more weight back later.
The statistics show that 80% of people on diets regain their weight. Now why is that? One reason for it is that most diets are so extreme that people can’t stay on them. They get some results (often not as much as they are hoping for) and they get back in their old habits. Other diets revolve around pills, of which many are nonsense. Some that do have active ingredients may have some effect. However there is no such thing as a magic pill. Instead, you need to change your habits, eat well, work out responsibly and adjust your lifestyle.
Also please be wary of ‘before and after’ pictures. Just check out this video.
We all know obesity rates are extremely high and it is a huge problem. Even though we live longer than we did hundreds of years ago, we can do much better. Many companies and individuals take advantage of people feeling desperate and helpless and promise them amazing results. Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way and even more sad is that so many people believe these ads or claims.
Please do not let someone talk you into spending tremendous amounts of money for something that doesn’t really work or may be hazardous for your health. Instead, find an honest professional who will tell you the truth. And you may not really like it but at least you will do the right thing and get your body healthier. Instead of losing 30 lbs. in 30 days, it may take you 90 days but at least you can rely on this information and your body will become healthier without any exaggerated stress, chemicals or deprivation. Plus you will not have to spend an extraordinary amount of money.
With hard work, dedication and good support, you can change your lifestyle and become a healthier you. However, be cautious and critical when looking for ‘magical’ solutions.
By Sander Vanacker, owner, head instructor and personal trainer of Define Defense Martial Arts & Personal Training.
Define Defense in Boulder, CO
- Modern Martial Arts
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA
- Self Defense Classes & Workshops
- Personal Training
- Cross Training / TRX Classes
1805 11th Street Suite B
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 340 6254
Since we at Define Defense use many traditional but also unconventional training methods and tools, we have added another to our arsenal.
The TRX suspension trainer is a great piece of equipment to work out your whole body. It has been developed by a Navy Seal and has been taking the fitness world by storm.
Looking at the TRX, it may not look like a full size gym. However, using it in combination with the right guidance and your own bodyweight, you can get some amazing results. You are able to either target certain body parts or execute a full body workout.
The TRX is not only built for professionals but is suited for everyone - as long as there is good guidance.
Define Defense will allow all clients to use this training tool in several classes, such as adult, women’s and circuit training classes. Of course, it will also be available for all clients who enjoy our fully private training sessions.
Having said that, Define Defense does not only guide you while using the TRX suspension trainer. We have also custom built a 20 feet frame to anchor the bands from. This means that many clients or students can use the TRX at the same time without any interruption. This is important since we like to differentiate within our classes. Each client or student will proceed with his/her own exercise and speed to ensure the best progress for that individual because as always, no two people are exactly the same so why treat them the same?
Please come by April 2nd & 3rd to see our fully equipped studio, for both martial arts and personal training. We will be open from 9am until 6pm both days and are offering one time discounts for you to take advantage off.