Dr. DeSilva of NJ12 News interviews Dr. Mitchell Chasin of Reflections Center in New Jersey about what we actually know (scientifically know) about losing weight.
We used to think a low-calorie diet (specifically a low-fat diet) and lots of cardio was the key to losing weight, but studies have shown that weight-lifting and a diet high in protein are actually much better at helping you lean out (preserve or build muscles while reducing fat, the key to looking fit).
- Keep it simple – don’t try to get overly complex right out of the gate.
- Focus on a variety of healthy foods and a variety of types of exercise.
- Listen to your body – overworking yourself, in the beginning, is just asking for an injury that will limit your success.
- The foods you think of as healthy may actually be full of simple carbs (sugar), which your body can readily make into fat. So try to limit these sugar-laden foods.
- Focus on eating complex carbs and enough protein to fuel your new muscle growth.
- Switch up your workouts – because your body becomes easily accustomed to workouts, and you won’t make progress unless you are challenging yourself.
- Make sure you are lifting heavy weights! We know that resistance training is one of the better ways to boost your metabolism throughout your entire day.
Losing body fat isn’t a fast process, nor is it easy to maintain a very low body fat percentage. But science is making break-throughs in this area.
Dr. DeSilva of NJ12 News interviews Dr. Mitchell Chasin of Reflections Center in New Jersey about a new technology, called EmSculpt that can actually make your muscles bigger and more defined, using electromagnetic energy.