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Dieting is NOT Practical. It’s not supposed to be.

Dieting is NOT Practical. It’s not supposed to be. That’s what makes it a diet.

For those of you who are on a diet of some sort, remember what you are doing is temporary. Don’t forget that.
Weight loss is very impractical, but you have to remember this won’t last forever. The worse feeling ever is going to bed hungry.

It sucks.

If this keeps happening to you, I would suggest Intermittent Fasting (IF). This is a fancy term for skipping a meal or multiple meals with the understanding that you will make up those calories later in the day.

For example. My “magic number” when dieting (a calculated daily caloric goal based on my height and weight for weight loss) is 1,800 calories a day. If I eat three meals a day, that averages about 600 calories per meal.

If I were to introduce fasting to my diet, I could skip breakfast and take those 1,800 calories and spread them out over two meals. Now my meals come out to be 900 calories each!

There are many benefits to this both psychologically and physiologically.

Physiologically, you will give your gut some rest from digesting food all the time. You will find yourself more alert while helping normalize blood sugar.

Psychologically, you will feel fuller since your portion sizes are more significant. You won’t feel deprived as often after meals.

This technique has proven the most successful in keeping individuals on a diet much longer than those who didn’t practice Intermittent Fasting. Give us a try and let us know what you think!

Washing your hands with water is just as good as soap

How warm does water have to be to get bacteria off your hands?

A: Turns out cold water is just as effective as warm water, whereas using soap is the much more important factor. What’s more, using warm water costs a lot economically and environmentally. In fact, some estimates suggest that heating the water puts as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as 250,000 cars. Additional factors in effective hand washing are duration of time spent washing and amount of soap being used. The referenced study performed at Rutgers University found that 30 seconds of lathering with 0.5cc with plain soap is most effective. Using more plain soap, antibacterial soap, or washing for longer made no difference in the number of bacteria on the subjects’ hands.

References: Rutgers Study

Courtesy of Barbell Medince

Listen Up!

As we continue to roll into 2018, it is our mission at Naples S&C to provide our members every resource possible to help them succeed. That’s one of the reasons we started the podcast.

Coach Brett and I have been working on a new project over the last few months called the “LifeLong Fitness Podcast”. Every week we record a podcast on a topic that we feel can benefit our members and listeners.

We couldn’t be happier that we followed through on this. We are having a great time recording these podcasts and would love your feedback. If you haven’t heard any of the episodes, you can listen on your iPhone by going to Itunes and searching “LifeLong Fitness Podcast.” Its free. 

Some of the episodes include:

If you don’t have an iPhone or want to listen from your desktop, you can also listen for free on Soundcloud (click here). 

Also, if you have heard any of our episodes, we would appreciate it if you leave a review on the Itunes store by clicking (here). These reviews help other people find out about our podcast. 

To all competing, this weekend bring your A-game! Your gonna need it!!

Mario Ashley
Owner, Naples S&C