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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

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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?

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That Somebody

I Am…

Somebody.

I am that somebody who can make a difference
I am that somebody who is responsible for my life
I am that somebody…

I am that somebody who will let others dictate what I do
I am that somebody who relies on others for my happiness
I am that somebody who will hope for the best and do nothing…

At the end of the day, we decide the type of somebody we can be.

We can decide that we are responsible for our health, for our wealth, for the shape of our relationships, how much we let others control us…

Or we can be that somebody who will pass the blame on to others because nothings our fault, Someone else is responsible for our health, wealth, happiness etc…

Who are you…
That is up for you to decide…

But also if you don’t like who you are, change is always an option…

Be that somebody.

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Level Down, So you can level up

Level Down, So you can level up

I know I wrote this post a few weeks back (Where in your world do you need to level up)

And this post is more the opposite, Where do you need to level down.

Because we all want to accomplish so much, So we take on too much and accomplish nothing.

We try to help others, Try and do five things at once and we become overwhelmed and drained, then do nothing.

Somewhere in your world, you need to Cut back on, So you can level up elsewhere, where it will make a difference to your life, SO you can make a difference in other lives as well.

You can’t do everything and in trying you’ll do nothing.