BODY REBOOT PROGRAMME
If you’re feeling down about your body, or looking to improve your shape, with the Body Reboot Programme, you can make a significant body transformation in just 8 weeks.
You don’t need access to special exercise equipment, you simply need the will to succeed and have access to our Body Reboot sessions from the comfort of your own home
With so many ways to lose weight it can be difficult To decide which way to go
Anytime you change from one way of eating to another it will have an effect. You immediately become more aware of the foods, especially snacks, that you are eating and this alone helps reduce weight. You are also changing your diet, so for instance, if you are reducing carbohydrates, then straight away that is going to eliminate many of the foods that you were regularly eating. Or if you only eat for 4 hours in a day, then obviously you will lose weight, as again, all the snacking in the day etc is gone.
Any diet that stops you eating anything you enjoy will not be a long-term solution. Any diet that has extremes will not be sustainable unless you have incredible levels of dedication and resistance, which to be honest most people don’t have and in reality, why should we stop the things we enjoy?
I know all this because I have tried almost every diet out there and they all worked to begin with but they could not be sustained because life takes over.
For a diet to become a lifestyle is has to be sustainable and for this you need it to be
- Enjoyable – you shouldn’t have to starve yourself or stop eating things you like.
- Realistic – you should be able to eat “normally” around your life.
- Make sense – understand the simplicity and relevance of it, then you will continue
Many diets restrict you in a variety of ways. Here are just a few examples
No carbohydrate diet – avoiding carbohydrates, in my opinion, as well as many others is not enjoyable. Bread, pastries, potatoes, fruits etc are all foods that we have grown up and for the majority, we enjoy. Any diet that makes us crave the things the diet does not allow is not sustainable.
Time restricted diet – this is where you eat only for a certain number of hours. For instance, the 16 – 8 diet. This is where you eat nothing for 16 hours, say 10pm till 2pm. Then you eat between 2pm till 10pm. But what happens if you are hungry at midday? Or you are working odd patterns at work?
Fasting diet – well, this one makes sense. Off course you will lose weight if you are not eating. The problem for me is that when I’m hungry I’m not happy. I don’t want to have to have strong levels of discipline when sustaining am eating regime and have to fight my hunger to this extreme.
Extremely low calorie diet – again, it does not take to much common sense to know that if you eat really low calories, say 500 calories or less a day then you will lose weight. You will also lose a lot more. Your energy, your zest for living, your muscles. In fact, your body is an incredible survival machine and one that will slow your body functions down if it realises that you are not giving it enough fuel. You will lose weight at the outset for sure, but at the cost of turning your body into a fat storing machine.
Raw food diet – No doubt that cooking destroys many nutrients in foods but your choices will be limited and many people enjoy (that’s the word ENJOY), cooking and cooked foods, so again, removing this will make it an uphill battle.
High Fat Diet and Protein only diet – Fat is a real good source of fuel, but I would prefer to use the fat from my body as fuel. This diet is a full on guilt trip for many. All our lives we have been taught that fat is not good and suddenly we are going the opposite way. The thought of having high fatty foods and meats seems a dream, but along the way you will notice that other vital ingredients from your diet are omitted. So yes, you will lose weight but at what cost?
Fluid only diet – there are diets that are based just on shakes, juices etc and again these for a short term will help you lose weight, but the enjoyment of chewing and eating are just too demanding to make this sustainable.
We are not saying that the above types of diet are not good, we are not saying they don’t work. What we are saying is that they are hard to sustain. Any time you have to refrain from anything, then human nature makes you want more. Anytime you have to fight against natural human instincts like hunger then it cannot be good.
Every one of the diets above have excellent merits. For instance, there are so many benefits to the occasional fast, as well as the benefits of adding raw foods to your diet. It’s good to have healthy fats in your diet and unrefined carbohydrates are a good option too. The secret is to have a good blend.
All of these diets work but they are not SUSTAINABLE.
What is the secret
There is one piece of the puzzle that is missing with most of the diet programmes, and one that I have fought against for years.
The one piece of the puzzle that
- Many people at the gym stay away from.
- Most people think they can get away with.
- Lots of people think it doesn’t need doing.
- People think is too much hassle.
- People think takes too much time.
- Lots of people think is too hard to do.
- People think they can guess.
It’’s the one secret that as soon as I did, within 6 short weeks, I saw the biggest difference in my physique ever.
It’s the one secret
- That has continued to develop my body.
- That has become second nature.
- That takes a few seconds to do.
- That I know I can’t get away with.
- That has seen so many people transform their bodies
- That has got my household all doing the same
- That is the missing link with all diet programmes
What is this secret? Isn’t it just about healthy eating?
Healthy eating is exactly what I did for many years but the fat was still slowly accumulating.
Here is an example of a healthy days eating for me.
I never felt like I over ate, except with my evening meal, where sometimes if the food was really good, I would have an extra helping, but as I had been eating healthy all day, I never felt guilty.
So why did I still put weight on? What if I exercised more?
Exercise has been such a big part of my life especially as I am a fitness instructor. I would normally hold up to 8 cardio based classes a week as well as visit the gym to do resistance training for at least an hour, 6 days a week. In fact, I realised, once I found the secret, that it was the exercise that had stopped me gaining weight much faster. Had I not exercised as much as I had then I would have been much fatter. It also made me think about times in the future when I may not be able to exercise as much which would definitely result in me putting on lots of weight very fast.
Here is the answer, the secret.
It is so simple. Your body requires a certain amount of fuel to live its normal life. To breath, sleep, eat and general day to day moving around. If you exercise a little, then it needs a little more fuel. If you exercise lots, then you need even more.
- If you have more fuel than you use then you will put weight on.
- If you have less fuel than you use then you will lose weight.
- It’s simple the simple maths of calories in and calories out.
Regardless of which diet plan you are on, if you exceed the calories that your body needs YOU WILL PUT WEIGHT ON. If you have less calories than your body needs then YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT.
It’s as simple as that. THAT IS THE SECRET...
This is why even just healthy eating doesn’t work.
Coming back to my sample day of eating, here is a rough calculation on calories.
I was consuming almost 2400 calories on good days which were Monday to Friday. On weekends and Friday evening I would have lots more including alcohol.
My daily requirement worked out to be 1900 calories which meant I was over eating by 500 calories a day. It didn’t matter how healthy it was, it was still 500 calories too much. On weekends I was regularly eating double my intake, and this is easily done.
Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the number of calories your body needs to survive on a daily basis. Some people also refer to this as your metabolism.
If we imagine the cup above is your metabolism and the coffee being poured in is the number of calories you take in. Let’s say the saucer is your body. As long as the coffee doesn’t overflow then you will maintain or lose weight. If it’’s filled to the top then that’s how many calories your body needs to maintain itself and if you have less calories then you will lose weight.
Now, once the coffee overflows it becomes an excess and settles in the saucer. This is the same as your calories. Anything above and beyond your daily requirement will be stored as fat on you body. It may not be as dramatic as the image above with the coffee all in the saucer but it’s still exactly the same process. The excess calories that are above your BMR will be stored as fat. Some may pass through your system but some will definitely stay. It does not happen overnight but over a period of time you will see your waistline increase.
I suppose if we all did see it appear immediately then we may not let it get to the stage where we are obese. Unfortunately, this does not happen and suddenly one day we look in the mirror and ask ourselves “how did I get this fat?”
Why then, do so many people fear counting calories?
It’s because they do not realise how simple it is. I didn’t do it for years because of all the reasons above but soon found out that every single one of those reasons is not valid. I only found this out after I did the Body Reboot programme.
We are creatures of habit and to break out of those habits can be hard at times, but there are ways to make it much simpler for you.
By doing the right type of exercise, you will develop more muscle tone helping you to burn off more calories resulting in a more toned, shapely body.
Body Reboot is a body recomposition program.
While the scale will tell you how much you weigh, it doesn’t tell you what your body is made of.
Body recomposition is an approach to weight loss that emphasizes the importance of not only losing fat but gaining muscle at the same time. Aside from trimming fat, using body recomposition techniques will help you increase strength and boost the number of calories you burn throughout the day.
Unlike a standard diet, body recomposition is a lifestyle in which fitness and nutrition techniques lead to healthy changes in your body’s ratio of fat to muscle.
Recomposition means “to form something again or in a different way,” hence the term “body recomposition.”
If you focus just on weight loss without body composition the you will more likely end up with a body which is often called “skinny fat”. Whereas if you focus on fat loss and muscle build then your body will have a more toned “skinny fit” look.
Body Recomposition Is More Than Just Weight Loss
Typically, people use a scale to gauge their progress when trying to lose weight.
If the number on the scale goes down, most dieters think this is success. In fact, many diet companies get you so focused on this that inevitably you feel bad if the scales don’t show a loss, when in fact, a gain could mean something very positive.
The problem with using a scale as the only method to track your progress is that most scales don’t differentiate between fat loss and muscle loss, which is an important factor in measuring health.
With the Reboot program you will learn to use the scales as a measure of your bodyweight to then apply the calorie targets to get better body composition. We track weight on a scale, we evaluate results by taking body circumference measurements and seeing how they compare.
Having too much body fat has been linked to a slew of health issues and may increase your risk of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. In contrast, having a healthy ratio of muscle mass to body fat can improve your health while decreasing your risk of the above diseases.
If done correctly, body recomposition changes the makeup of your body so that you have less fat and more muscle.
Interestingly, favouring body recomposition techniques over other methods of weight loss may result in much slower weight loss, or no weight loss at all, due to the simultaneous gain in muscle.
However, contrary to popular belief, your ratio of muscle to fat is the best indicator of overall health and fitness, not body weight.
Body recomposition is a wonderful way to reboot your body.
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The 8-week Reboot Programme
Is simple to follow.
Gives you complete freedom in food choices.
Gives you full support.
Will teach you to easily track calories
Sets all your targets which are personalised to your requirements.
Has the foundation of the BlazeFit exercise classes.
Has a simple on-line portal for you to record your progress.
Gives you direct 1:1 support.
Gives you group support.
Will help with menus and all dietary advice.
Has weekly monitoring and updates.
Will not let you go hungry.
Focuses on shape change not weight loss.
Will build muscle tone and reduce body fat.
Make you look younger and feel so much fitter.
Will not stop you from enjoying family and social events.
These are just a few of the many benefits of the Reboot Programme. The main benefit is that it will be a lifestyle that you can easily maintain and one that you will want to maintain. In fact, many of our members state that they could not go back to the way they used to be now they understand the concepts of the Reboot Programme.
We will focus on finding the right number of calories for you based on your personal circumstances and then give you the tools to easily monitor this. We will give you access to LIVE on-line fitness workouts that are the type of workouts you need to achieve the body type you desire. We will personalise your calories every week as we see progress in weight and body shape. We will advise you on all supplements that will help you.
The fitness workouts are all LIVE but if the times are not convenient then they are all available via catch up, meaning that it is totally flexible. In addition to the regular sessions there will also be other private sessions that are only for Reboot Programme members.
The next Body Reboot programme starts Sunday 9th May