A complete change in the personality has occurred now compared to 5 years back YOU.
That fabulous body and beaming face, that confidence for having all the fun with friends, , spouse, kids is now nowhere to be seen?The person that you can see in the mirror is someone much older, duller and thinks twice before wanting to spend any energy on having fun as the mundane takes all the energy now. It was not like this a few years back, and now you wonder how just 5 years have made you look and feel 10 years older, you wonder, ‘Do I even want to be this person after 10 years?’ But you don’t know the way to find this person you want be again – Yourself!
1) Muscle is an active tissue in your body, that means work is done by this tissue to burn calories. so in simple words more muscle burn more calories
Change in Lifestyle: This is also the time where women generally get married OR choose a serious career option OR both. This results in dropped metabolism to show increase in fat . There is either no thought given to a workout regime or there comes a big pause in the workout regimen even before it has started showing results.
Nutrition: This becomes an coefficient of lifestyle change. Irregular meals and wrong food choices becomes a norm. When I say wrong food choices , I do not specifically mean the deliberate ones . We all know junk food is bad and we make deliberate effort to avoid it , but most of the times the junk food is replaced by equally unhealthy options that seemingly look and sound healthy . So this has to be very specifically taken care by, with professional guidance.
Hormonal Imbalance:Yes the hormonal imbalance can accelerate the process of dropping the metabolism, taking more toll on the emotional state as well, making you a person you do not want to be.
But this is the time for all of you to try harder to fight these issues rather than accepting them, just like another aspect of your life. Did your school allow you to fail in 3 subjects cause you were good at the rest? No! You worked hard to clear those 3 subjects all 10 years of your life!!! why give up now, when you did not even as kids?The weight gain is not just making you look, feel, behave older, but is bringing along all kinds of physiological disadvantages to you. Now with all these factors affecting how you look ,your mind very smartly plays the blame game card!! We have all heard the grumbles of how marriage or the jobs or the added responsibility of the kids and all other things being blamed upon for the weight gain all the time . Lets go beyond that and take up the responsibility to accept the reasons that has actually done the damage and make the change for good.
To find yourself back and never lose yourself again.
We have understood that dropped metabolism with above mentioned factors reduce the muscle mass. The reduced muscle mass makes you fat and look old. So obviously the solution is to stop the muscle loss and try and to increase the percentage of the lean body mass in your body.
As you must have derived the formula by now,to achieve good body composition, which is to simply increase the, ‘Lean body Mass’ to look younger leaner.
Ideal body composition
It is sad to see people putting in every effort, trying extremely hard, giving in a lot of time and money for activities like running up n down 2 hours, 2 weeks crazy boot camps that make you do numerous activities that are all cardio n endurance OR eat only fruits for a week OR try other cookie cutter diets, soup diets etc. This actually gives rise to dropped muscle mass making them more vulnerable to adding fat, and they actually look worse in a few months than where they had started off. These are the same people now, that give up on any diet or fitness programmes, as according to them they have tried it all and nothing works, but actually makes them add fat .I urge you all to apply this formula and enjoy this beautiful journey.
I have been weight training for 8 years now. My intensity is my body weight or more.
Inactivity: 6 months
Not so strict not nutritious diet: 3 months.Mind played games told me I miss the gym so I’m sad
weight training actually helps you maintain a good body even during unavoidable break, age not being a benefit.
Pilates Master Trainer, Strength Training Coach,
K11 Master Trainer and Sports Nutritionist.
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Jui is a faculty member at the reputed K11 Academy of Fitness Sciences and a personal trainer, coach and consultant by profession. An Avid cyclist, adventure travel fanatic femme who loves partying as much as she loves training, loves Bollywood but only on the dance floor and loves dogs no matter where they are.
Great advice! I’m trying to be better about my nutrition