Hi there, It’s Luci, Your healthy lifestyle transformation coach!
Today I want to talk about the myth that abs are made in the kitchen, or 90% of your weight loss is done in the kitchen.
There is SOME truth tho this… you can lose weight fast simply by manipulating diet ( and I recently interviewed semi pro athletes about that). Spoiler: It's not the best way to go.
And while food is very important to weight loss /fitness and health, I don’t think you can say it’s most important.
Because of this Little known physiological phenomenon: “sarcopenia”
What is it? I'll read to you from the American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Journal to give you the definition.
Muscle is metabolizing tissue. When we lose it, we lose metabolism. Period. AND, much of what we associate with AGING is loss of muscle. Loss of the ability to move, do things the way we used to, we lose our power. And that extra weight we see where we didn't have it before? It's largely due to loss of metabolism due to loss of muscle.
So, we need to build muscle and keep it in order to keep our metabolism, and stay young as possible. And we can’t do that in the kitchen.
You can keep muscle, and build more of it with exercise. Specifically, strength training. I’ve worked with 50, 60, 70 and 80 years old and they are stronger than they were in 20's and 30's because they have a good exercise program.
There you go.
Fitness and health is not 100% kitchen. You need to exercise.
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