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Blasting Diet & Exercise Myths

FAT LOSS is always a hot topic.  Aside from the incredible health benefits that come from maintaining a healthy body composition, who doesn’t want to shed the extra fat hugging our midsection, hips, or thighs?

Liam LaTouche Wellness – Natural Approaches To… monthly health seminar series was privileged to have Lyn Faminial and Joe Fight share some amazing tips on Blasting Diet and Exercise Myths.

Special thanks to all who made it out…full house today!  For those who took advantage and signed up for Joe Fight’s FREE promotional 3 Week Home Fat Loss Program, please let me know how it goes!

Below, you’ll find a condensed breakdown of select topics covered in today’s Fat Loss Health Seminar:


5 Myths About Strength Training

[Tips from fat loss expert, Joe Fight]

I’ve got to warn you. There are bogus rumors going around about strength training.  The truth is that strength training is one of the absolute best things you can do for your health and appearance.  If you’ve fallen for these 5 myths then you’re missing out on tremendous potential results.

Myth #1 “Muscle Turns Into Fat”
  • Why would anyone want to build muscle if it could morph into fat after a span of disuse? Rest assured that this is a myth of the highest order.
  • Muscle tissue is muscle tissue. Fat tissue is fat tissue. One will never become the other.
Myth #2 “Strength Training Doesn’t Burn Fat”
  • On the contrary, muscle mass is your number one ally against fat gains.
  • A pound of muscle burns 10-20 calories each day, while you’re just living and breathing. Regular strength training helps you increase your muscle mass as well as preserve existing muscle mass, turning you into a fat burning machine.
Myth #3 “Lifting Weights Makes Women Bulk Up”
  • Yes, strength training increases the amount of muscle on your body; so many women take this to mean that their body will become body-builder-esque, which is quite the look you’re going for.
  • The truth is that the female body simply doesn’t contain high enough levels of testosterone to produce that level of results without a very focused and dedicated effort.
  • The tighter, toned figure of a recreational female weight lifter is every bit feminine.
Myth #4 “Strength Training Is For Young People Only”
  • Ha, that’s a used-up excuse that senior citizens across the globe have shattered.
  • Assuming that your doctor has given you the OK, you have much to gain from a regular weight lifting routine.
  • Improved balance and coordination, better strength and flexibility, and a decreased risk of osteoporosis are just the beginning.
Myth #5 “Use Light Weight and High Reps To Tone”
  • This myth, popularized in the 90’s, that very high repetitions of very light weights would result in a toned physique, has become outdated. These high repetitions will increase your muscular endurance but will not add strength or tone.
  • We now know that in order to truly challenge your muscles, heavier weights with lower repetitions are a must. Start with an 8-10 repetition range and push your muscles with each set.
  • Including strength training as a part of your fitness routine is essential for achieving a fit and toned body.

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The Many Forms of Strength Training

Resistance training is no longer limited to dumbbells and barbells. Each of the following are new ways to challenge your body with resistance:

  • Kettle bells
  • Medicine Balls
  • Exercise Bands
  • Weight Machines
  • Body Weight Training

Joe Fight added that when it comes to strength training, the key is to stimulate your body to pump out growth hormone and promote fat breakdown by choosing exercises that engage multiple large muscle groups.  For specific info on structuring your fat loss workout, or to try his incredible fat loss bootcamp, contact Joe Fight!

Joe Fight
(647) 955-KICK (5425)

Weight Loss Myths

[Tips from Holistic Nutritional Practitioner, Lyn Faminial]
Myth #1 “If I starve myself, I’ll lose weight”
  • When you go on a diet, your brain misreads the lack of food as a life threatening time of famine and slows the rate at which your body burns fuel for energy.  —When you crash diet or cut calories drastically to lose weight, you are temporarily slowing down your metabolism.
  • Boost your metabolism by taking part in regular weight bearing exercise, eat small portions and eat often, drink enough water, and increase protein intake to support muscle mass.
Myth #2 “I don’t need to eat properly to lose weight, as long as I’m working out”
  • Everything you ate yesterday consists of 2 basic groups of elements. The first group gives us ENERGY (protein, fats and carbs) the second group is building blocks like amino acids, vitamins and microelements. We spent the energy while we were awake during the day. And the building blocks are used by your body while you sleep; because during the night the body goes through cell rejuvenation process. Besides that, the body spent all water through sweat, breathing, and morning trip to the washroom. This way our body wakes up in the morning hungry and dehydrated.
  • Bottom line, improper nutrition leads to health conditions down the road.
Myth #3 “Diet pills alone will make me lose weight”
  • They can help kick start your weight loss plan, but they are definitely not the only intervention.  They are an adjunctive approach that will start you in the right direction while you work on making the necessary behavioural changes to see lasting and healthy weight management.
  • Of the products on the market, Joe, Lyn, and myself support TLS Core.  In conjunction with your balanced weight management program, it can help support weight loss goals, promote healthy blood sugar levels, help mediate carbohydrate issues, improve sluggish metabolism, help reduce stubborn belly fat, and increase energy uptake.
Myth #4 “Supplements don’t help..Most people get all the necessary amounts of nutrients they need from their daily average intake of food”
  • Let’s be honest, if you’re trying to drop fat, you are probably not eating a the healthiest diet – one that wouldn’t place a high demand on supplements to fill the gaps.  On top of sub-par eating habits, lack of exercise, stress, and produce that is stripped of its nutritional value (and packed with pesticides) also makes supplements that more important.  Supplements, just like fat loss pills, are not the final destination.  Supplements can offer you temporary help while you make the necessary changes to diet and lifestyle to ultimately no longer require them to the same degree.
  • You may want to speak to your Nutritional Consultant or Naturopath about the following valuable supplements (and how to get them in your diet from whole foods): multivitamins, fibre, omega 3 fish oil, antioxidants, and B vitamins.
Lyn shared some take home points that everyone can start with:
  • Healthy breakfast avoid refined carbohydrates
  • Drink enough water – 30ml per kg
  • Sufficient protein intake – 1g per kg daily
  • Eat every 2-3 hours
  • Monitor portion sizes consumed
  • Increase activity  & weight bearing exercise
  • Make sure your diet includes adequate amounts of: vitamin B —omega fatty acids —fibre antioxidants
  • TLS Core as an adjunct to the above

Lyn hopes you can choose one or two points above that you think you can adopt into your routine starting tomorrow!  As you progress, you can add one at a time from the suggestions above.  If you need any specific clarification or guidance, please don’t hesitate to contact Lyn!!

Lyn Faminial

About the Presenters…

Lyn Faminial specializes in Personal/Group Fitness Training, Thai Yoga Massage, and Nutritional Consulting.  Lyn approaches health from a holistic standpoint, understanding that each person is unique and that there is no one-size-fits-all approach.  Lyn strives for her clients to understand the value of incorporating healthy diet and exercise principles into their daily lives, and equips them with the tools necessary to achieve their goals.

Joseph “Joe Fight” Hsiung, Fitness Coach and Competitive Kick Boxer, specializes in healthy and active living through the practice of martial arts.  Joseph presently runs the highly successful Fight Fit Bootcamp – where his combination of skills, knowledge, and contagious positive attitude have helped countless clients shed fat, gain muscle, and learn to kick butt!  In addition, Joseph stays on top of current research and is heavily engaged in continuing education, setting him apart as an elite fitness expert.