Maybe 1 Percent Of The Adult Population Truly Knows How To Eat Correctly
Weight management and the efficacy of caloric intake is a nuanced topic. “Calories in, Calories out” is a foundational principle of weight loss, implying that the body will lose weight if you burn more calories than you consume. However, not all calories are metabolized equally, and certain foods can be utilized more efficiently than others. There are foods that are less likely to be stored as fat due to their thermogenic effect or the body’s process of digesting them. Exercise plays a crucial role in increasing metabolic rate and promoting fat burning. Yet, as Sam Ridgeway’s personal experience reveals, drastic calorie restriction can send the body into survival mode, slowing metabolism and conserving energy. This highlights the importance of individualized nutrition plans, as everyone’s body reacts differently. Investing in professional guidance can accelerate understanding and effectiveness in achieving weight goals, emphasizing the significance of both nutrition and exercise in conjunction.
Is it Calories in, Calories out? Do certain calories burn off faster than others? Are there foods you can eat that won’t be stored as fat? How much of an impact does exercise make on your ability to use fat as an energy source? This is a complex subject and it requires someone well trained to guide you through it. But once you learn, it’s a skill you’ll use for the rest of your life.
[00:00:00.000] – Sam Ridgeway
I was eating 1,500 calories a day and I couldn’t lose weight. I dropped a few pounds at first, but I quickly plateaued. I had zero energy, brain fog, exercising was a struggle, and I was making myself miserable for nothing. So I hired a nutritionist. He moved me to 3,000 calories a day and I started losing weight again. What? That’s counterintuitive, right? This is exactly why 99 % of you out there who think you know how to lose weight don’t. I know I certainly didn’t. When I restricted my calories, I was teaching my body to become extremely resourceful with the food I was eating. It slowed my metabolism down to a crawl. It pulled every nutrient out of my food it could, and it dropped my energy levels to the point where I didn’t even want to be active. My body went into survival mode because it thought I was starving. Now that’s how my body responded. And in your body could be entirely different. And this is the biggest struggle for people on hormone replacement therapy. They do HRT to balance their hormones, but they don’t understand nutrition and exercise. So their overall results are only a fraction of what they could be.
[00:01:03.100] – Sam Ridgeway
I started seeing this pattern over and over. So I hired an in-house Viking nutritionist. I also bought our very own nutrition and exercise app that can be used on the iPhone or an Android. Now you can track your weight. You can scan a barcode to log your food. You journal within the app to remind yourself of external variables. You even get your own diet plan written by our nutritionist based upon your objectives. And the best part? There’s a real licensed person behind the scenes watching over all of it. They’re guiding you, looking for patterns, modifying your program as the two of you figure out what makes your body lose weight and keep it off. There’s even a place to chat with your nutritionist when you have questions, and it’s only $29.99 a month. Listen, what if you did this for two months, and during that time, you learned how to eat and exercise? You now have knowledge you can use for the rest of your life, and it’s all for under $100 in total. So if you’re currently a Viking patient, you’re struggling with weight loss, or if you’re with a different clinic that doesn’t offer the full spectrum of products, Viking does, then let’s change that.
[00:02:04.420] – Sam Ridgeway
As with anything in life, if you hire a professional, you’ll get the results you want in a fraction of the time. So to get started, just email Jennifer@vikingalternative.com because we all only have 24 hours in a day. It’s what you do with those 24 hours. That’s what really matters.