You’ve probably heard hundreds of times — Just eat less and exercise more to lose weight — right?
Ugh! That’s no fun!
Who wants to count calories every day?
Who wants to do boring exercises every day?
Who has spent hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars every year trying to find the ‘magic bullet’ to losing weight?
It doesn’t matter if you are a couch potato (spending hours sitting) or a devoted athlete (spending hours running or at the gym)!
What Is Important?
The important thing to do is — Get in touch with your body
What Does That Mean?
There are several points to remember — and do:
1. Proper breathing techniques — Are you a shallow breather or a deep breather? In other words, do you breathe short breaths from your lungs (shallow)? Do you breathe deep long breaths from your abdomen (tummy)? If you are doing it this way — that is the best most restorative breathing you can do. Are you conscious of how you are breathing?
2. Proper amounts of fluids — The recommended amount of fluids per person per day is 1/2 ounce per pound of body weight. This doesn’t include coffee, tea, soft drinks or other sugary drinks, or alcoholic beverages.
3. Adequate amount of sleep each night — Deep, uninterrupted, restorative sleep of 7 – 9 hours of sleep depending on your needs and how you feel when you get up in the morning. If you awaken in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep because your mind is active — we all have a few nights like those — get up and do something to clear your mind and get you sleepy again. On the other hand, if you wake up groggy, you’ve probably had too much sleep. It’s all about your circadian rhythm — it can simply and quickly age you or it can restore your youthfulness –it’s up to you and what you want.
4. Proper nutrition — This means eating fresh wholesome food that has not been altered by science. What does that mean? Are you eating fresh fruits and vegetables that have not been genetically modified? Are you avoiding prepackaged foods or condiments that have additives or preservatives in them so that they have long shelf life? These are not good for you! they are stored in your body — in your fat cells! Are you avoiding dairy because it adversely affects your digestive system and feeling bloated or are you congested in your sinuses? Maybe you are eating too much of a good thing, i.e. spinach (you’re thinking that if a little spinach is good for me then a lot of spinach will be fantastic for me) — not so — spinach does have some good properties, but it has Oxalic Acid, which depletes the calcium in your body. It is better to rotate your leafy green vegetables.
5. Proper amounts and types of daily exercise — A good rule of thumb here is — 10 – 15 minutes a day alternate doing ground-bearing exercises or weight training. One example: Burst Training (you run in place for 1 – 2 minutes, depending on your physical ability, and then rest for 2 – 4 minutes, again depending on your fitness ability. This type of exercise is best explained on Dr Pompa’s website at www.drpompa.com – under his exercise tab. Exercise should be something you enjoy doing, and enjoy doing well. Examples: power walking, bicycling, rebounding, jump roping, hula hooping, swimming, fitness and stretching (very important) on a whole body vibration machine. Examples of this technology are on our other website: www.vibratebacktohealth.com
What is making you sick?
It could be what you are taking into your body. Is it grains? There are many, the worst culprit is the wheat kernel that we are familiar with in our day — people experience horrific digestive issues because of it as well as allergies or food sensitivities. It is the gluten that’s the problem. This gluten is in all kinds of prepackaged or bottled foods. Why? Because the food manufacturers have found it be addictive. Can you eat just one potato chip? No!
It could be what you are putting on your body — all the fragranced lotions and potions, shampoos, conditioners, and soaps
It could be the environment you are living or working in. Is smoking allowed in your working environment or in break areas? Is someone’s perfume irritating you so much that you get a headache?
Why are you not losing excess weight?
It could be any number of reasons as mentioned above. Again it is NOT about eating less and exercising more!