We are refocusing some of our energy and resources to help our adults in the community…Why Because of this…
- More than two-thirds (~68%) of adults are considered to be overweight or obese.
- More than a third of those adults are considered to be obese.
- It is reported that more 1 in 20 people (~6%) are morbidly obese.
- Approximately 3 in 4 adult males (~75%) are considered to be overweight or obese.
- Approximately one-third of children/adolescents from ages 6 to 9 years old are considered to be overweight or obese.
- More than 1 in 6 children/adolescents ages 6 to 19 years old are considered to be obese.
- The prevalence of obesity is around the same for both males and females (~36%).
- Approximately 8% of all adult women in the U.S. are considered to have extreme obese.
In 2009 CSF was the first adult training gym in Western Mass and we helped dozens adults finally trim the fat, get stronger and stay lean.
We will be launching completely redesigned website this weekend which will help educate more people on…
- Real World Fat loss – Destroying The Dogma
- The Real Secret To Fat Loss
Before you jump on that elliptical or sign up for a calorie counting program read this brief Summary on Metabolism:
There is no secret to fat loss! There is not an end all be all to losing weight, there is no magic pill, exercise or superfood that will do all the work for you. The concept of fat loss is actually much simpler than you think. There are 4 key steps to losing fat that everyone needs to know:
But to truly understand the process of fat loss, we need to actually understand how our body burns calories. Let’s start with your metabolism, it’s all the reactions that take place in our body’s that involve the transformation or utilization of energy. Every movement and reaction we make requires energy. The total expenditure of all this energy is measured in calories.
The largest percentage of our metabolism is our resting metabolic rate (RMR). This would be the minimum amount of calories we need to maintain our body’s life support systems and the reactions that happen within it.
This is amount of calories you burn while performing no activity such as reading this news letter or basically just lying in bed. The greater amount of muscle mass we have the higher our RMR will become!
Now let’s talk about the balance of your body’s caloric needs and what determines them. Our activity level plays a huge role in how many calories we need to eat a day.
Now depending on your activity level (biggest factor) your overall calorie needs will be very different compared to your RMR.
The way we lose body fat is by being in a caloric deficit. All that means is that we are essentially burning more calories than we are taking in.
So increasing activity levels and our RMR (by gaining more muscle mass) will be the most effective approach for fat loss. Simply consuming less calories will result in weight loss but also potential loss of lean mass as well.
We want to create a gap between our metabolism (calories burned) and intake (calories consumed) that needs to be closed. This gap can only be “closed” by “borrowing” from our body’s stored energy…..body fat!