#THE SOBER LIFE
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9 June 2021
What if we told you that calorie counting alone is a waste of energy and that wasted energy you could actually be gaining back from your food.
Yes, it’s true that the way to lose weight is by creating a calorie deficit but there’s much more to being healthy and promoting sustainable weight loss than simply counting calories.
This is where LYS comes in, we do all the counts for you and these include your macro nutrition targets based specifically on you, by the information you provide us with.
Almost every packaged food today features calorie counts in its label. However, most of these counts are inaccurate due to being based on a system of averages that ignores the complexity of digestion and the individuals BMI and BMR, don’t know the difference between a BMI to a BMR don’t worry, we carefully work it all out for you.
An advantage of counting macro nutrients is that it ensures your essential nutrients are incorporated into your diet. This is the direct opposite of calorie counting which takes no account of nutrients. Nutrients are the fuel for the body. At LYS we believe in clean eating, the purer the fuel we put into our bodies the better you will feel and the better the engine (your body) will run. It doesn’t take a degree in nutrition to work that out (but we have one anyway) Many of our clients are past users of other diet programs and they tell us how they would eat to their calorie targets every day including fast-food, highly processed food and even sugary treats. Guess what, they felt awful, their energy would be low, so exercising was a struggle, everything from their skin to their sleep pattern would be agitated. Therefore you will find none of that ethos here.
Another massive benefit of energising your macro nutrient is If your goal is to have a poppin six pack and sculpted shoulders, then counting macros helps to prevent muscle loss and helps assure you that the weight you’re shedding is unwanted fat not much needed muscle.
Our magical recipe ratio is 15% protein 25% carbs and 60% fats.
There is no question that a low-carb or lower-carb diet makes it easier to lose weight however a severely strict low-carb diet can backfire and result in a long-term relationship with low-carb eating, bouncing back and forth between trying to avoid all carbs and wind-up eating all the carbs four days later. This can leave you b disempowered with food and your diet as the cravings take over!
That yo-yo relationship with food is exactly what our plan is designed to overcome, we have created a lifestyle you will love not a diet you will dread! We are not saying the first week wont be challenge, our past members have uncovered lots of behavioural eating habits in those first 10 days. Eating when stressed, eating when tired, this plan will see you break all of these. This is where you will feel the challenge, habitual hunger is a real thing!
Our plans are extremely well researched but the actual living of the research in our students who are feeling energized and refreshed as well as looking amazing provides us with more and more reassurance this plan is successful. You just need to bring your mental game.
One particular piece of research we found interesting was a study* that was conducted on carbs found in their 25-year follow-up of participants that diets both low and high in carbohydrates were linked with an increase in mortality, while moderate consumers of carbohydrates had the lowest risk of mortality.
It’s not that all carbs are bad but the high processed starchy ones are and that’s why our plans are abundant in vegetables, fruits( the lower sugar kind) and nuts but no processed foods. I am proud to say I understand all the ingredients on the plans there are no E numbers or hidden nasties!
Estelle the founder of LYS and the creator of our plans tell us;
“At the grand old age of 39 years old I was brought up to think fat was bad and although this is not an untruth processed fats are bad for you “Bad” fats, such as artificial trans fats, are guilty of the unhealthy things all fats have been blamed for—weight gain, clogged arteries, an increased risk of certain diseases, and the list goes on. But I’m here to tell you the “good” fats are soooooo good and have the opposite effect. In fact, healthy fats play a huge role in helping you manage your moods, stay on top of your mental game, fight fatigue, and even control your weight hence why everyone on plan, who stays on plan, feels amazing. But that’s not just it you can also Eat fat to burn fat? It sounds counterintuitive, but that’s exactly what they do as well as fill you up so you’re not left starving till the next meal When it comes to investing in my body I have long had the rule that I come before any expensive handbags and if I would “treat” myself to a plush bottle of wine (or two) at the weekend then why would I not make an investment in myself all
week so I will go with the best quality food and I would advise you to the same, think grass fed meat, organic tofu, and fresh farmed vegetable’s that is the intimate aim but for now we just do the best we can! But always remover you would not put dirty un productive fuel into the car so why would you i to your body……and you are the top of the range Tesla my friend. “
Another car analogy is to think of your body like a hybrid car. You may now be built to rely on carbohydrates, like bread and pasta, for fuel. Your metabolism is designed to turn carbs into glucose for energy and store the leftovers as glycogen. The stored glycogen in your cells can become fat and literally make you feel hungover by food.
However! do not fear just like our hybrid Tesla can run on gas or electricity, your body has another way to make energy and there comes our super power fat! More than 60% of your brain is fat, so it needs a steady supply of fat to keep the engine highly functional. Fat is a satiating macronutrient, which means it helps you feel fuller for longer. On the LYS plans you’ll spend less time snacking and more time taking over the world The magic is to primarily get your fats from quality sources like nutrient-dense whole foods and we have done the hard work for you!
So settle down, read your plan and re-read this information a few times. Get your mindset ready, so many before you have done this, you can do this!!!