So it's not more about weight loss – it's more about body fat percentage, and there's two reasons why we're overweight or over-fat One reason for being overweight, or over-fat is lack of knowledge
Not knowing what to do, when to do it, what to eat, how much, and when – because we haven't learned it It's never been really taught to us So when I consult with my new clients and they learn more about nutrition, I mean they get amazing results pretty quickly I mean I had a client in a week lost about 15 pounds of fat, but of course he weighed 330 pounds to begin with I had another client, a young lady who weighed about 130 pounds and she lost 5 pounds within in a week
So it's really more about the body fat percentage and not about the number on a weight scale and I'll explain more in a bit There's another reason There's a psychological reason How many of you have a food compulsion or a food addiction? So a food compulsion or food addiction is when if there's a food that I put in front of you and you can't say no to, no matter how much you've eaten already, you cannot stop eating it And there's actually a reason for that
When we look at our brain, our brain has two hemispheres We have the right and we have the left hemisphere And each hemisphere has in it something called the amygdala In Latin, means almond So it's the size of an almond and its job is to monitor the entire body except for itself
So what happens is whenever we have an experience each amygdala on each side of our hemispheres in our brain makes an image or a picture The right hemisphere is more in charge of the artistic and creative side of our brain It functions like emotions, imagination, intuition, music, and the left hemisphere is in charge of logical, analytical, reasoning, math and science, language, so the right hemisphere is kind of like your emotions and feelings and so on and the left hemisphere is I call information-in and information-out So if you would imagine it's my 8th birthday and at my birthday you guys are all invited so I'm surrounded by friends and loved ones so in my right hemisphere I'm experiencing friendship, love and connection, and then my parents come out with chocolate cake Ok, so the left hemisphere goes, "chocolate cake" is friendship, love connection
So when I'm older like 30 and I'm feeling lonely and I want friendship, love and connection, I eat chocolate cake And I can eat all the chocolate cake in the world unfortunately, I'll never experience those feelings but my brain is linked up or hooked up for that And that's the whole idea when I teach nutrition it's not depriving yourself, but finding out what you really need and what's necessary for you to function optimally and efficiently And being that most of the people that are probably watching this video are more likely in the fitness I'll explain how we could eat so that we can have better results, better fuel and take better care of our bodies because believe it or not, exercise creates free- radicals and free radicals are in charge of breaking down cells to steal electrons and once you start to do breaking down continually, we want to be able to repair those cells or prevent that as much as possible So when we look at food, food consists of three macronutrients and those are proteins, fats, carbs
And these help supply energy for the body With all these diets out there – there are these online guru's that can't explain simply what a protein or carbohydrate is Let me make it easy and possible to understand so you don't exactly need a biochemistry degree to know this So speaking of degree, I got my Bachelor's Science degree from Purdue University – Go Boilers – and a minor in nutrition in 1998, and before college I worked at G-N-C in my home town for a few years and I was really into working out in high school for sports and working at G-N-C at the time seemed like a great idea The first day I was captivated and after college I started working for a sports nutrition company back in California and still to this day I'm still in the industry but at Max Muscle
I've competed in bodybuilding drug-free shows, judged shows, but the really passion of mine is to help people with nutrition and supplementation So all right, so let's move on shall we?