Mitochondria the Power Station of the Cell

mitochondria the little beanInside each cell is a structure known as mitochondria which means “little bean”. It is appropriately named because that is exactly what they look like, tiny bean shaped energy factories inside every one of the body’s cells converting the food we eat into energy. When the food we consume is combined with oxygen this fuel mixture is used to run every system and process in our body.

Since fat is part of the food that they convert, our mitochondria need tip-top “fitness” working fast and efficiently if we are going to burn off excess body fat A single cell may have anywhere from 200-2000 or more mitochondria.

The hardest working cells such as those in the heart, liver or muscles contain the greatest number. Without these little powerhouses doing their job, you would not be able to breathe much less walk out your front door.

Simply put they are responsible for keeping you alive…a pretty important job! [Read more…]

Dealing With Metabolic Slow-down When Dieting

body weight1It doesn’t matter what diet plan you’ve chosen to tackle your weight problem, any diet plan if it’s a properly set up plan or a poorly set up one, you are going to face some metabolic slow down.

This slow-down is natural and normal because the body is sensing that it’s not getting as much energy as it needs to meet its daily requirements so it begins to slow down certain processes. The extent of this slow-down is in direct relation to how severe your diet plan is. Those with lower calorie intakes will suffer a greater slow-down. [Read more…]

Resistance Training the Key to Permanent Fat Loss

strength trainingStrength Training for permanent fat loss.

There is no other form of exercise that is as beneficial as strength training when it comes to fat loss.

“Fat” loss and strength training belong in the same sentence. You might even say you can’t have one without the other they are so intimately entwined. It is the most critical form of exercise in your fat loss plans. [Read more…]