Separating fact from fiction in fitness! Proven steps to improve your health, body, focus and self-esteem! Motivation, Exercise, Nutrition. Lose weight, get in shape, stay motivated!
Launched in 2007, FitGirl one of the longest running fitness podcasts!
Fitness Guru Kira Langolf has an international following and is best known for her proven body changing programs, personal development seminars and Fitness Makeover Workshops. Author of the groundbreaking book: “MINDSET MAKEOVER: Stay Motivated, Get the Body You Want and Live the Life of Your Dreams!” Kira tells you exactly which exercises and diets are a waste of time and which to use to get your best body ever!
Fit 265 When Failure is Your Best Option
This podcast is all about believing in your own ability!
Failure can be good when it comes to training, nutrition and motivation! I'll explain in this episode.
Here is a link to the video of Deshauna Barber, who I talk about at the end of the episode. Her story is inspiring to say the least! It's a short video and something that I think EVERYONE should watch, especially if you are frustrated and feel like giving up on any goal! (Even if you only watch the last 30 seconds, you'll be glad you did!)
Deshauna Barber Video https://fb.watch/6uZuGZZLYV/
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Fit 264 Leave the comfort zone, lose fat with no workout, how much protein
Leaving your comfort zone is never easy but it has to be done if you want to change! Listen to how I left my comfort zone recently! Learn how to be realistic with your time and why your expectations might need to change!
Find out what makes a workout so effective that it keeps you in shape even after 3 (three) weeks of no workouts!
How much protein do you need? Are you getting the right amount? The answer will surprise you!
More about Live Stream workouts on the GetFitTV channel
Have you done this Live Stream workout yet?
Fit 263 Live Stream Workouts and Epic Fails
If you didn't get my recent email (sign up for the newsletter and notifications on the home page) then you are missing out on some epic fails as I leave my comfort zone!! Do you subscribe to my YouTube Channel? If so then you know what I'm talking about! If not, go subscribe now! Click here!
The videos on YouTube explain everything! It's big for me to leave my comfort zone, as I'm sure it would be for you too, because I pay too much attention to detail! Sure, for some things that is great, but when doing audio and video....well...... it's just too much to ask!
For the next few weeks, my goal is to do a live stream workout each day. Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong! I'm not at home and what I am doing usually takes all day for weeks and I don't stop until done. Now I am forcing myself to start or stop the day to do a video. Day one was a great workout but the audio didn't get recorded, you can think of it as a "silent movie workout" until I do a voice over and then it will be a "Godzilla movie workout." Day two, I stopped early to attempt (keyword) to do a yoga live stream at the beach during sunset. Epic fail #2! I forgot to bring some items to the beach, ok, I can still do this...nope! Too windy and cold!
Which brings us to today! Day three-a nice yoga stretch, with audio (LOL). Me with alot of cracks and aches and ughs during stretches (watch the end of the video and it will make sense). Oh yes, and a yoga mat to the face a few times! I still think it was a good stretch class despite all that! Let me know what you think!
Make sure you subscribe to the channel and get notifications! I might not always be able to give a heads up of the time I'm doing the workout, but if you are on my newsletter list you will get some notice (hopefully).
Since there are a few "never used before" locations and workouts that I want to do live, it should be interesting and probably humorous!
Here is a link to a quick video of one of the fails! Enjoy it!
Fit 262 Food Label Trickery, Live Workouts and Diet Myths
Food labels fool you many ways! Listen and learn how to spot the tricks!
Fact or fiction in fat loss:
Can you eat fast food and lose weight?
What is the best measurement of weight loss?
If eating less to lose weight is all you have to do, then why aren't you at your goal weight?
Update on Live Workouts!
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Food label deception Light vs low fat vs fat free
Food labels can be very confusing. Sometimes something is a lighter version and it’s still really not good for you! If you start looking at labels and comparing you'll see this. A great example of this labeling is Pop Tarts. Compare the label of regular Pop Tarts and low fat Pop Tarts, well there is only 1 or 2 grams difference in fat! I think one has to 2 and one has 4, and reality Pop Tarts are really all sugar not a whole lot of fat to begin with. So the difference is not that much, yes I one could say 50% less-which sounds like a lot, but when you are talking 2 and 4 grams, let's face it, that’s not that much difference! Now when you talking 18 grams versus 8, yes that’s a huge difference. So you need to start reading labels and don’t just grab something because it says “low fat” or “light”, look at the labels and compare it to the original version and see what the differences are. Sometimes there is no difference! Shocking, I know but you can see how a label of 50% less fat on the Pop Tart would sound phenomenal but the fact that there is hardly any fat to begin with makes it a pointless claim! Remember, one item can have maybe 1 gram of fat and then the “light” version has less than the original they can still call it light even though we know the difference is negligible.
Food Label Foolery Part 2: Serving size
Now there is another very important piece of information on the food label... and that is your serving size. Your concept and the food company’s concept of a serving size are probably not the same. Take a look at the serving size on the level of a food you might pick, is that an accurate representation of the amount that you would eat? A more realistic measurement may be three times a suggested serving size!
For example, you might see that your favorite frozen yogurt has only 4 grams of fat per serving. The label shows a serving size of half a cup, yet after you measure your normal serving you realize that your normal is actually one and half cups now that equals 12 grams of fat... and that’s a big difference. So if you think you can eat the suggested serving size which in the case of the frozen yogurt is just half a cup then go for it, but you know what, if you realize that you are going to eat the whole thing or your serving size is much more than half a cup then you might want to reconsider or find a product that will fit into what your realistic serving size is going to be and that has the amount of grams of fat or calories that you want to ingest.
A great way to educate yourself on serving sizes is to look at a product and take a guess of how many servings you think item has and then look at the label. Do this just a couple of times you will start to get the idea of how the deceiving labels can be!
When looking at pre-packaged or pre-made foods how do you know what will be a good balance of nutrients? How do you know if something is right for your plan?
Here's the trick, you should look for foods where the grams of carbohydrate are not more than twice the grams protein. Many so called healthy foods may contain natural and healthy ingredients, but be much higher in carbs than protein. This is fine if you are doing an endurance activity like mountain climbing, but if your goal is fat loss then its not so good. If there are significantly more carbs than protein,
Fit 261 Food to increase your metabolism and help your body lose fat
Alter your body's lean muscle to fat ratio and keep your metabolism burning all day long! Topics include Starvation mode, muscle vs fat, the perfect meal combination, meal timing and more!
Eat to lose
The first thing we are going to discuss in this podcast is how to eat to lose weight. It’s true, you can actually eat more and lose weight if you are eating the right foods. Every time you eat your metabolism actually speeds up a little bit to help your body digest and that’s just one of the many reasons why eating several meals throughout the day helps the body lose weight. When You keep your body nourished correctly, your energy levels remain high and your metabolism will increase.
You may have heard about blood sugar levels being important to health and weight loss. I know past podcasts have touched on this subject. As your body starts to utilize your food and break it down, it gives you fuel in terms of blood sugar levels (that's being simplistic) and the effects will diminish over time. Kinda like putting fuel in a car and using it...eventually the fuel gets low and the card starts to sputter and quit unless you refuel it. Your energy may go down if your blood sugar levels drop due to lack of refueling. For example, you might get tired, drowsy, lightheaded or dizzy and that’s why it’s important to nip that in the bud and to actually eat before you get to that point.
The best structure for meals is to eat every two to four hours and definitely don’t try not to go more than five or six hours without eating something. That's how “feedings” get divided into five to seven small meals through the day. And when you think about that it sounds like a lot but it’s not. That’s your three meals and two snacks. See now it’s not so scary. It’s breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner and maybe another snack. When you are choosing the right foods you can have more of them. When you are choosing the wrong foods you are not going to feel as good and you can’t have as much.
Meal timing and the starvation mode
Keeping a schedule of eating every several hours throughout the day will also help your body let go of fat. It will let go more easily when you are eating throughout the day because your body will expect food frequently and it won’t go into the starvation mode. Starvation mode it what can really damage your metabolism and make it hard to lose weight. Its what happens during the diet cycle.When the body hits the starvation mode which is going without food for more than six hours and I am not talking about nighttime when you are sleeping because your body is not using as much energy then, when your body hit starvation mode it will hold on to fat for long-term energy and it will use protein stores for current energy needs. Now you may think that sounds okay but protein your muscle, muscle is your metabolism, the more muscle you have the higher your metabolism will be and that’s why most men usually have a higher metabolism than women, they carry more muscle.
But as women, if we increase our muscle to fat ratio then we will actually have that faster metabolism and be able to eat what we want and still look great. And I know that for fact because I struggled with this almost all my life and finally found the secret and you know what, it’s having more muscle. And once I switched that ratio now it’s a piece of cake, a little bit of a pun intended, to keep my weight where I wanted to be. I don’t even think about it anymore whereas it used to be a major obsession and that’s one of the reasons why I am doing this now to help everybody else see that you know what it’s doable, it really is. I am not any different than anybody else, I don’t have any special qualities or anything like that I just kind of keep plugging away and learn everything I needed to know that would work and not work. So I am trying to share that with you believe me it works....
Fit 260: The Power of Three
What is the right thing to do to overcome a plateau?
Have a plan!!
One that incorporates the big three:
* Nutrition-eat and use the right foods at the right times to boost your metabolism, burn fat, eliminate cravings and give you sustained energy!
* Exercise/Training-Less than an hour 3-4x week, maybe 5, but not everyday for hours! Use the most effective exercises to boost your metabolism, stimulate lean muscle to help burn fat, exercises of the large body parts with challenging weights to burn more calories. Prioritize weight training over cardio. Be consistent and work hard!
* Mindset-you MUST program your mind for success! Your thoughts keep you going thru the day and can make your day (and fitness program) easy or very difficult. Knowing what to tell yourself when you feel like skipping a workout or overeating, is key to getting over plateaus and ultimately reaching your goal.
There's a reason why most people are not in the shape they want to be. Its not easy. There is no magic pill, there is no super exercise to melt fat, there is no perfect meal plan either. It's a combination of diet, exercise and the most important element is mindset! That's the most forgotten part of fitness and why most people never reach their goals-things like self-sabotage, lack of motivation, negative self-talk can all be overcome with the right mindset routine.
What prevents most people from getting in shape? The don't have a plan or they have an incomplete plan! Your plan should include the three major areas of the Fitness Makeover-mindset, exercise, nutrition. And all three require you to make new habits. Subtle changes can go a long way! In this episode, I'm going to give you some examples for each one.
Let's start with mindset-simply one positive affirmation each day is sufficient to change your direction! That's the “I am” statement, the positive, productive, present tense statement that may feel awkward in the beginning because your mind is not accustomed to it, but through repetition the thought sinks deeper into your mind and subconscious until you own that I am statement. Learn more by listening to the episode!
Exercise is easy! To make small changes, that is! That subtle change could come in the form of less rest between sets, or doing your bench from the incline or decline...anything that your body sees as different. That's why it is vital to your success in weight loss or shaping your body... or basically anything to have a plan! More details in the episode!
Nutrition is where most people get it wrong! In this area you actually need several plans! Obviously a plan for what you should eat and when, but also a plan for when you are not at home or have to bring food to work or even have to deal with social eating situations. The latter being most important because it can make or break you mentally more than physically and we all know what that can do to you! Listen to the episode for all the info!
As we continue into the new year, hopefully this episode will help you plan for success and recognize when it is time to revise or evaluate your plan and goals in order to keep progressing toward the body you want!
If you need help creating the right plan to change your body and mind, check out my programs and consultation plans at FitnessMakeover.com
Awesome podcast a lot knowledge of all things fitness. Wish the podCast were longer
Fit Girl Rocks
Kira's coaching and fitness tips are invaluable. Her motivational ideas keep you going back for more and her nutrition advice is knowledgeable and helpful.
I am looking for a fitness podcast, but I cannot stand to listen to a full episode of this. The droll is nauseating. Couldn't stand it for more than 5 minutes.