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17 Reasons You’re not Losing Weight- Mark’s Daily Apple

Daily WOD 5/9/2012

Push Press 5-5-5

7 OH Squat, 75#,45#
7 Power Snatch 75#, 45#
7 Push Press 75#,45#
AMRAP 3 minutes
2 minutes rest
X 4 rounds

Reebok CrossFit Games Woman's Individual Winner 2011

It's Time for Snatches

Effective, healthy weight loss isn’t only due to the simplistic calories in, calories out paradigm. Nor is it solely reliant on diet and exercise. It’s everything – it’s all the various signals our body receives from the environment that affect how our genes express themselves and thrive. How we approach the subject matters, too. Our mood, our methods, our temperament. Our conscious decisions and our willpower. It’s setting good habits and expunging bad ones. Most of all, it comes down to keeping our genes happy by providing an environment that approximates evolutionary precedent.

1. You think you’re eating healthy, but aren’t.

Does your diet consist of a massive amount of “products”? Low-carb or not, you want to eat real food. Flagons of diet soda, plates of pure fiber in the shape of noodles, and loaves of 1g net carb “bread” do not a Primal eating plan make. You’re just feeding an addiction and consuming empty calories – sound familiar? Disregard the labels and look inside for what you know to be true: this crap isn’t food, and you shouldn’t be eating it. It’s about way more than just low-carb.

2. You’re under too much stress.

The stress response system is subconscious; it responds to stimuli and nothing else. Emotional stress, physical stress, financial stress, relationship stress – I hesitate to even make these distinctions, because the body does not differentiate between sources of stress. They all cause the body to produce cortisol, the fight-or-flight hormone that catabolizes muscle, worsens insulin resistance, and promotes the storage of fat. For 200,000 years, stress meant a life or death situation. It was intense and infrequent, and the cortisol release was arresting and extreme enough to improve the chances of survival. Today, our body responds to a stack of paperwork the same way. Traffic jams are like rival war bands. A nagging boss is like a rampaging mastodon, only on a daily basis. Take a step back from your life and take stock of your stress levels – they may be holding you back.

3. You need to watch your carb intake.

Carbs are key, as always, especially when you’ve got weight to lose. Veer closer to the bottom of the curve, taking care to avoid all processed food (hidden sugars). You might also try skipping fruit.

4. You’re adding muscle.

I always tell people not to get hung up on the scales so much. Those things are useful – don’t get me wrong – but they never tell the whole story, like whether or not you’re adding lean mass. The PB will spur fat loss, but it also promotes muscle gain and better bone density. If you’re feeling good but failing to see any improvements register on the scale’s measurements, it’s most likely extra muscle and stronger bone from resistance training. You wouldn’t know that just from the bathroom scale. If you absolutely need objective records of your progress, get a body fat percentage test (although these might not even tell the whole story) or try measuring your waist.

5. You’re not active enough.

Are you Moving Frequently at a Slow Pace for three to five hours every week? Remember: the near-daily low-level (between 55-75% max heart rate) movement should be the bedrock of your fitness regimen. It’s easy to do (because every bit of movement counts) and it doesn’t dip into your glycogen reserves (making it a pure fat burner, not a sugar burner). If you’re on the low end of the spectrum, crank it up toward five weekly hours and beyond.
Marks Daily Apple- 17 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

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Are you looking for a gym near South Coast Plaza, or Irvine, Santa Ana, Tustin, or Newport Beach. We are located in Costa Mesa off of Red Hill Blvd. To find out more about HOW TO BE EFFECTUAL in your workouts- South Coast CrossFit is the place. South Coast CrossFit is a great place to experience CrossFit we focus on the fundamentals of CrossFit. Every class is a great chance to continue to develop and work on your skills. If you have heard about CrossFit, and you want to try out a CrossFit work-out Saturday at 10:00AM is the perfect time. It is going to be a great time. We would like to invite you to check out our facility and sweat a little bit. Get Fit!!!!

If Saturday doesn’t work for you check out the free class links we have 5 other times available for you to check out the facility and do a work-out. Want to lose weight? I encourage you to get started today! Let’s lift some weight. Come out and check out South Coast CrossFit in North Orange County! We are just minutes from Tustin Marketplace, Jamboree Marketplace, Irvine Spectrum, South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island, The Camp, The Lab in Costa Mesa, and John Wayne Airport to name a few. Our Gym near Newport Beach, Tustin Ranch, Irvine, Santa Ana, and is located in Costa Mesa. Most of our members work or live 5 minutes or less from us. We are also adding 12:00 Noon classes to accommodate our members that are dedicated and want to WOD at lunchtime. Check the schedule for changes.

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