Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Donna Aston Seminar
I attended a seminar on the weekend, presented by Donna Aston, and came away having learned more about the science of losing body fat in one day, than I thought possible.
If you haven't read any of her books, check out your local library or purchase them online, as they're rather difficult to come by in book stores.
The main message of the seminar is no surprise - there is no quick fix and exercise + eating well are key to increased health & vitality.
Losing only your excess body fat, while maintaining lean muscle, keeps your metabolism working for you, avoiding the familiar diet-regain-more-weight cycle that some of you have experienced throughout your lives.
While cardio exercise is an important component of your fitness, you are only using energy while you are doing the cardio. Resistance or weight training builds lean muscle, which uses more energy just existing, thereby raising your resting metabolic rate even after you've stopped lifting the weights.
Healthy eating is not dieting, it is not about deprivation or denial but it is about making better choices for your health and for yourself.
There is no magic trick to losing fat; your results are based on your actions, not your wants, needs or desires.
Over the coming weeks, I will be sharing with you individually the small changes you can make that will see you reaching your goals, based on your willingness to implement them.
Keep taking great care of YOU!
Success is not just on the scales