No body fat percentage measurement this week, the device we use has broken down. We will just have to wait until next week for the nice surprise!
Another great week under the Californian sun: Min Jee has stabilised around the 90Kg (198 lbs) mark for a good week now. And that’s all the better!
At this stage, it is a priority that she gets used to her new body, her new size, her new reflection in the mirror. She must learn to own the new body shop windows reflect back at her when she goes about town.
As I arrive home a little late for our Monday meeting, who do I see climbing up the steep hill that leads up to my house?
Our dear Min Jee flask (of sobacha) in hand, a smile on her face, exerting herself, but that does not scare her (anymore?).
She came on foot and will leave the same way, adding in that way thousands of steps to her pedometer, none on a flat terrain! And that was after her Zumba class, thank you very much!
Today, after her weekly weigh-in, we share a home cooked lunch at my house.
On the menu, sunshine of course, but also grilled halibut steak with a drizzle of olive oil accompanied by kale salad and lots of berries for dessert.
Yummy ! We fill up on vitamins and fibre… and Nestle (my dog, for those of you who yet have to be introduced) wants to steal a few but no, none for you my dear friend!
Last week, I was telling you that Min Jee’s diet was high in fat, higher than the levels we have gotten accustomed to in our contemporary carb rich diets full of sugars and carbohydrates of all kinds.
Indeed, taking numerous serious studies into consideration, especially the latest ones published by the Harvard School of Nutrition, there isn’t any more doubt about it! The tidal wave of “lite” or reduced fat products and the shrinking proportion of fat content in our diets (we are talking good fats here, not the saturated ones on red meat!), are largely to blame for the obesity epidemic. This is why at LeBootCamp we encourage a higher consumption of healthy fats contained in foods such as fatty fish, avocado, vegetable oils like canola (rapeseed) and olive oil, nuts and seeds…
Undeniably, an almond calorie DOES NOT EQUAL a calorie of industrially produced vanilla ice cream. Why? Because carbohydrates (white sugar, lactose from dairy, white flour, etc.) trigger a rapid hike of insulin production in our body (definitely not recommended to diabetics). Insulin is the hormone responsible for the conversion and storage of excess sugar in our bloodstream into fat in our bodies. So, higher insulin production means increased fat storage. I won’t go into any more details here but I promise a full post on that topic very soon.
All that to say that Min Jee eats a lot of fresh almonds, Brazil nuts (excellent source of selenium) and avocados. She NEVER counts calories. But you can just see, the results speak for themselves!
Please note also that her blood pressure has gone down to ABSOLUTELY NORMAL 2 months into the LeBootCamp program. Her doctor has congratulated her on that (and so has her coach ).
All her results are set fair, so has her motivation.
I have set her an interesting challenge for the coming week, I will tell you all about it in 7 days when we will find out if she has succeeded or not