hunger hormone

February 22, 2012

Personal Trainer Tonya Tittle of Energy Fitness, Memphis wants to give you something to ponder …….

BOTTOM LINE LITERALLY…… MUFFINS ARE CAKE!!! & FRUIT BARS ARE PIE!!!

……IF YOU ARE GOING TO EAT ONE THEN HAVE SOME DETOX TEA AFTERWARDS.

Are you one of those people that thinks because something is called a muffin even an all bran or wholegrain muffin is healthy? Stop fooling yourself. Just because you change the name of cake to call it a muffin doesn’t mean you won’t store it on the hips or abdomen area.

Maybe you don’t eat muffins but think you are eating healthier by choosing a fruit bar. Guess what fruit bars are basically PIE….flour and fruit…lots of sugar for not a lot of fiber or protein for the calories they contain.

okay i am finished with the short rant. try getting real food in your diet and eating at least 3 fresh veggies and 3 fresh fruits every day.

EVERYDAY IS A NEW DAY TO START EATING HEALTHIER 🙂

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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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