I hear it over and over again. “I am exercising, but I am not seeing the results I want.” Well honey, what are you doing the other 163 hours a week? Exercise is so important for mental and physical well-being. However, it is only a portion of a very complex equation of weight loss and health.
Think about it; There are 168 hours in a week.
If you exercise 5 hours a week, that’s only 3% of your time.
If you eat (I know you do), that’s 12% of your time. Plus the time it’s taking for digestion, nutrient utilization, energy conservation (fat storage).
If you sleep 8 hours a night, that’s 33% of your time.
What about stress? What percent of your week is spent stressing? How much are you raising your cortisol levels?
What about your NEAT (Non Exercise Activity Thermogenisis)? Do you sit all day at work, do you walk to the store, go up and down stairs, ?
Most experts agree that 70% of weight loss is attributed to diet. I honestly don’t know exactly how they have come up with this number. I do know, that it is proven by my clients and the other success stories I hear. Those who eat real whole foods in moderate portions and stay away from the processed junk are seeing excellent results.
Think about the BIG PICTURE of your health. Are you taking care of yourself?
Are all of the variables in your equation adding up to equal success?