Watch TV and lose weight!!

Ok, that headline is slightly misleading and it’s a rare occasion I will ask you to put your feet up to watch the box. But take advantage of me telling you to take a chill pill for an hour or so because if there is one thing you do this weekend, I want you to watch a documentary called 10 things you need to know about losing weight. In this BBC documentary, medical journalist Michael Mosley investigates the latest scientific breakthroughs in slimming uncovering ten of the simplest ways you can shed those pounds. The documentary was shown on Thursday night this week, but was originally aired last year. However, I thought it would be an invaluable insight for you readers to watch it now especially at this time of year when we have vowed to make healthier lifestyle choices for the long term. The documentary is totally inline with Fitlass’s ethos on losing weight and leading a healthier lifestyle. Not wanting to give too much away about the documentary as I want you to watch it for yourselves, here’s a few issues that were tackled on the programme. Don’t skip meals A CT scan of the brain showed the brain reacted highly when a volunteer who had skipped breakfast was shown pictures of calorie-laden food. But it had very little affect on when the volunteer was shown pictures of low calorie food. The volunteer who had eaten breakfast showed no difference between the two pictures. It was the appetite part if the brain that was reacting highly to the fatty sugary foods. Think – if you want to steer clear of the croissant, eat breakfast! Dairy helps get rid of fat Eating a low-fat dairy products helps the body to excrete more fat than usual. Dairy binds with fat in the small intestine and passes through without being absorbed. So skimmed milk, low-fat yoghurt, cottage cheese and the like all help to carry the fat out of your gut. So you cheese lovers out there, don’t give yourselves nightmares over this food group. Just keep an eye on the portion sizes  Burn fat while you snooze Now unlike Fitlass, our medical journalist wasn’t keen on exercise until of course this experiment was concluded. Michael ran at 4mph for 90 minutes and had his fat burn measured. He was disappointed when told that he’d lost only 19g of fat – that’s equivalent to a bag of crisps. However, he went to sleep and returned in the morning and had his fat burning levels rechecked and he had since burned a whopping 49 of fat through sleeping. That’s because the body accesses carbs during exercise but needs to use stored fat to function after that even when you are sleeping. Impressed? So was Michael and needless to say the chap loves exercise all of a sudden! So there we have it. I’ve just given you a snapshot of the documentary but to watch it is way more powerful. So do yourself a favour and take time out of your weekend to watch this and take note. You will be surprised at the small changes you can make that will contribute to a big change in your weight. I’ve attached the link to the programme below. You may need to copy and paste it into your browser. Happy viewing and I look forward to hearing your feedback. 


About Fitlass

I'm a young, independent, career driven girl with a hectic lifestyle. Once upon a time I used to be fat but now I've changed my ways and lead a healthy lifestyle. I want to show you how YOU too can be fit and healthy and yet STILL have a lifestyle!
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One Response to Watch TV and lose weight!!

  1. Amrit Cheema says:

    I watched it last night, it was really interesting- most of it was common sense, but also learnt 1 or 2 new things.

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