My story: used to work out 20-25 hours a week; ate super clean; and still had trouble staying as lean as I wanted or as healthy as I wanted; used caffeine, craved sugar.
Chemical reaction in a fire; your body’s reaction to food and exercise; clean burning and non-clean burning; chimney isn’t open and the smoke can’t escape; throw on a wet log; wet log is something you’re intolerant to; stress is the squirt bottle; sleep – close down; the fire can’t draw in enough air to burn; oxygen element is out.
Firefighters are exposed to more environmental toxins then other people: smoke, other hazardous materials. Many of you have been in this business 30 years before requirements around air packs and filters; chemical suits; fires in paint factories.
One size fits all and your body is not a one size fits all. When you diet without exercise, you lose 50% of your weight is muscle mass. So that’s the equivalent of your body is a fire place and the last thing you want to do is take out a log.
The food guide pyramid experiment could account for part of the problem. The same percentages of fats, carbs and protein that we use to fatten up cows and pigs are what are recommended here to help us lose weight and get healthy.
I call it, the swine fattening formula
The new food guide pyramid isn’t much better with its heavy emphasis on grains and dairy. It also counts potatoes as veggies and fruit juice and dried fruit for fruit! Everyone has a different furnace and we all need to focus on what works for our bodies.
Eating a high carbohydrate meal raises insulin and gives your body the signal to store fat. (Examples: oatmeal or cereal by itself for breakfast. Fruit, cereal or dessert before bed. Remember how the pigs get fat…)
Go back to the fire metaphor, putting the log into the fire. Jump rope, stationary bike, stairs. Whatever your preferred method of training, you can do a burst.
Review the tanita body fat numbers so that they understand where they should be, take someone from the audience to show them how to read theirs. You can have a normal weight and still be fat.
Survey audience before this slide.
Firefighters are more likely to have some underlying toxicity issues:
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People who sleep two to four hours a night are 73% more likely to be obese than normal sleepers.
Those who get five hours of sleep are 50% more likely to be obese.
Those who sleep six hours were 23% more likely to be obese.
Those who get 10 or more hours are 11% less likely to be obese.
Among the findings presented by researchers at Columbia University in New York at the annual meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association
How Chronic Sleep Deprivation contributes to Weight Loss Resistance
Decreases insulin sensitivity
makes you store fat easier
Increases cortisol, especially during the afternoon and evening