2011 November

November 19, 2011

Memphis Personal Trainers of Energy Fitness encourage you to Load Up on these Ten SuperFoods for Look Young & Weight Loss.

FYI..Superfoods are measured by 2 scores (a basic grading system for food nutrient and health benefits)

1) ANDI Score – Aggregated Nutrient Dense Index

2) ORAC Score – Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (a way to measure antioxidant capacity of food)

Remember Hippocrates said

Let food by thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”

Let Super Foods be your medicine.

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November 18, 2011

Memphis Personal Trainer show you how to

“Eat Less By Using Your Mind”

Nov. Newsletter 2011 – Motivation, Tips, “Insider Secrets”For Your Best Body NOW!

Thanksgiving is almost here!

That means lots of goodies and LOADS of temptation…

But here’s the good news…

Today I’ve lined up a cool little Jedi “mind trick” you can use to hopefully eat a little less this holiday season.

Your waist line will thank you! 🙂

Yours For Health,
Tonya Tittle, ACSM, M.S.
Energy Fitness

P.S. If you missed Morgan and Mark Guthrie’s Commercial Appeal testimonials, click the links below.
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/oct/24/success-story-mark-guthrie/
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/oct/31/success-story-morgan-guthrie/

 

Why What You Think About Your Food Matters…

There’s no doubt about it… Your body and your mind are directly linked. What you think about has a clear effect on your health and vice versa. In fact, I’ve just come across a fascinating study that shows how strong this mind-body connection is.

Researchers at Yale University decided to see how your thoughts affect your body’s response to food. The study, published in the online journal Health Psychology, focused on ghrelin levels in the body. So we’re on the same page, ghrelin is also known as the “hunger” hormone. It sends a signal to your brain that makes you want to eat.

If your body’s ghrelin levels are high, you’ll tend to overeat… even if you are already feeling full. Likewise, low ghrelin levels are associated with feelings of satiety and not needing to eat more. .

One more thing – ghrelin levels typically increase before meals and decrease after eating.

Back to the study…

The researchers recruited volunteers and divided them into two groups:

Group 1 – received a milkshake that they were told was a 620-calorie “indulgent” shake.

Group 2 – received a milkshake that they were told was a 140-calorie “sensible” shake.

In reality, both groups got the same exact shake, which came in at 380 calories.

So what happened?

After drinking the shake, both groups had their ghrelin levels measured.

The group that thought they were having the nice, fatty-shake had a dramatic and steep decline in their ghrelin levels.

The group that thought they were being healthy had a neutral ghrelin response.

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November 14, 2011

Memphis personal trainer (me – Tonya Tittle) wants to say that I hope the following story I relay to you motivates you to workout and control your portions in your diet. This is going to be a short post because really I don’t want to drag it out. I just merely want to give you something to ponder.

I was at a charity event last weekend that had lots of wine tasting and food stations. I had to use the ladies restroom. As I was in the stall doing my thing I heard a man’s voice as he entered the stall right beside mine. Apparently he had to come in and with three separate attempts had to hoist his wife/lady friend, or girlfriend off the toilet because she couldn’t get up on her own. They were whispering and trying not to draw attention to themselves. I tell you it was pretty odd to see a mans feet in a woman’s stall with a woman also in there.

Upon my exiting the bathroom after washing my hands I just had to see what the woman and the man looked like. They were standing right outside the bathroom door against the wall. She was still recovering from the ordeal. I was not surprised that the couple looked to be in their early 60s and very much overweight and did not possess the healthiest glow in their skin.

As a trainer and health enthusiast I was pondering two things: 1) if they were both quite embarrassed 2)would the woman have gotten stuck on the toilet she had made different choices in her life such as implementing exercising and eating healthy at an early age. I understand if maybe she had knee surgery from an injury such as a car accident or other misfortune but still if different choices were to have been made she could have had enough strength in her upper body to use the walls of the stall or push off the toilet.

As for me I do not want my husband or children years from now or even now have to help lift me off of any toilet, especially a public toilet. I want to always have the strength in my legs to hover over the germs in public. Ladies… You know the hover I am talking about. Squats in the gym here I come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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November 6, 2011

Morgan Guthrie (Mark Guthrie’s 17 year old daughter & previously featured success story) found a way to lose weight after being sidelined from Pom Squad with a knee injury.

Click her to see full Commercial Appeal Story

Morgan has done so well with weight training and cardio sprints. She really sticks with it to get the results she wants.

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