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Cats and dogs

Be more like cat, Be more like dog

Be more like cat, cats don’t do anything they don’t want to, it can be cuddling you one minute and as soon as its had enough it will walk off and stare out of a window or something

Cats don’t waist time doing things they don’t want nor do they give a fuck what you think

Dogs enjoy the little things in life, no matter the time, day or weather, give them a ball and they’ll play all day, just enjoying the moment

We should be more like cats and dogs, getting shit done and not worrying about what others think of us and then taking time out to enjoy the moments and having some playtime

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Off and on again…

When your always on and off

The on is going to be 10x harder than the off

Stopping and starting is a killer.

The more you stop the harder it is to start again and the harder it is to keep going and get momentum.

In terms of exercise the more you stop the harder it is to find motivation to get started again. Then you get mucles soreness and want to stop again. Where as if you just pushed through and kept going you keep gaining momentum.

In relationships if your on and off the on is never going to be the same and you have more chances of breaking up again.

In business if you only market when you need to its going to be a lot harder to get sales than if you marketed consistently.

Basically when your on and off the on gets 10x harder and quitting or being off gets 10x easier so keep going because the off is not worth it

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Plan all the way to the end

“Let all your efforts be directed to something, let it keep that end in view. It’s not activity that disturbs people, but false conceptions of things that drive them mad.” -Seneca, On Tranquility of Mind, 12.5

You’re suited up ready for action, ready to level up. You can see your target it’s locked in. You charge towards it, Boom It was an ambush and now there is no way out.

When motivation is high, when we’re ready to level up and our emotions are high, we need to steady ourselves, go back to the war room and check the battle plan.

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And Hero In the afternoon

The same man can play Craven in the morning and hero in the afternoon

– Last of the Amazons

It can be turned around as fast as that

Just one thought, just one action,  just one stroke of luck

And your whole life could change

When you think that you have been defeated and there is no hope left.

Just remember that there is

Posted in Health and Fitness

Consequences of short term weight loss

Low energy intake and minimal body fat are perceived as indicators of energy unavailability, resulting in a homeostatic endocrine response aimed at conserving energy and promoting energy intake.

When we restrict energy (Calories) from our bodies for an extended period of time we are accompanied by a host of changes in our circulating hormones, mitochondrial efficiency, and energy expenditure

A general endocrine response to hypocaloric (Low calorie) diets are increased hunger, reductions in metabolic rate, and the maintenance of lean mass is compromised 

Basically your body does not care about your vanity and when we lose weight by cutting calories, you expend less energy and don’t need to consume as many to maintain weight either this is referred to as adaptive thermogenesis

Numerous Studies involving energy restriction report decreases in leptin , insulin , testosterone, and thyroid hormones. Whilst subsequently, increasing ghrelin and cortisol.

These unfavorable changes in hormone levels persist long after desired weight has been reached making it harder for long term weight maintenance.

A study took –

50 overweight and/or obese patients without diabetes in a 10-week weight-loss program for which a very-low-energy diet was prescribed. circulating levels of hormones such as Leptin & Ghrelin, Insulin as well as other key hormones and participants rating of appetite were all measured. They were measured At baseline (before weight loss), at 10 weeks , and at 62 weeks (both after program completion.)

Findings show that One year after initial weight reduction, levels of the circulating mediators of appetite that encourage weight regain after diet-induced weight loss did not revert to the levels recorded before weight loss

In some people there is also an increase in Lipoprotein Lipase enzyme which is responible for removing Lipids from the blood and into stroage. So when normal eating resumes fat storage becomes enhanced.

Not to mention that an 8 -12 week fat loss program are going to be super restrictive and hard work after you have reached the desired goal normal response would be to binge on all the things you’ve sacrificed and you’re probaly not going to want to exercise for a while either coupled with the increase in hunger hormones

The question is are short term restrictive diets worth it?