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All I need to do is eat right and exercise... right? GONGG!!!!!!

So that's what you do, you plan out your meals, you hit the gym, you go to ZUMBA and Jane's classes, working your derriere off. Your heart rate increases, but that extra cushioning doesn't decrease. WHAT???! You've worked so hard, what could be wrong?

Despite what you might hear, fat loss is NOT just about diet and exercise. Physiology plays a very important role. And today, our physiologies are more out of whack than ever in human history, losing weight is much more complex than just dieting and exercising.

  • There's the exercise part – which plays a huge role.
  • There's the diet part – another major player.
  • There's the psychology – which is a stumbling block for many recreational exercisers.
  • And there's the social part – which many believe plays a massive, but underappreciated role.

The body is a complex machine with many different systems interacting to make sure you stay alive. When one of these systems is out of whack, your body doesn't function at optimum level. FOUR particular systems, the oxygen delivery system, the blood sugar management system, the adrenal system and the digestive system, could be the culprit of why those pounds aren't melting away.


The cells of your body run primarily on two things: oxygen and glucose.  If either one of these is deficient in any way, hundreds of trillions of cells in your body will not work correctly.

Blood Sugars

Blood sugar balance is the focus of virtually every diet book. And with good reason: imbalanced blood sugar levels are at the peak of many health issues, including being overweight.

Adrenal system

The adrenal glands are your body's primary defense for managing stress.

When the adrenal glands are activated, they produce a number of hormones that help your body deal with both acute and chronic stressors.  One such hormone is cortisol.

Cortisol's primary function is to increase blood sugar levels so your brain, muscles and organs have enough fuel to get you through a stressful situation.  Problems occur when stress becomes chronic.


A properly functioning gastrointestinal system is critical for overall health and well-being.  In fact, we should start treating our gut with care if we are interested in weight loss.

If you feel your workouts are in vain (which they never are since, aside from weight loss, there are so many other benefits), and you are not seeing the results you would like to see, it might be time to take a deeper look into your overall health.

I am here! Just ask!

Yours in health
GI Jane

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