We live in a world that wants use to keep gaining weight. We need to fight back! We need to understand that weight loss is complex and is more complicated than eating less and moving more. Research has clearly shown us what does not work for weight loss. So then what does? It's clear. The obesity epidemic is environmental and its time we are realistic with individuals that lifestyle interventions that emphasize on the "eating less" idealogy will only predispose individuals to weight regain. Do you want to stop yo-yo dieting? We know we can lose weight, but what prevents us from regaining it? This course will not only teach why its hard to keep weight off, it also won't leave you there. It will teach you how to overcome our own resistance to weight loss and keep it off for good. You will learn:
1. What is the metabolism's responsibility in weight regain. This matters and if we don't understand it we will continually be on the weight loss regain cycle.
2. A system that will allow you to be flexible enough to manage the environments we live in and never have to count calories.
3. How to change the environment that you live that pushes you towards weight loss vs. weight gain.
4. How to change your behaviours and support the change through your environment so that is becomes a habit.
5. Learn why willpower and motivation will never help you reach your goal.
I will be discussing what makes up our metabolism and the difference between resting metabolism and exercise metabolism. If you want to determine what your own metabolism is. Go to any search engine and search Harris Benedict resting metabolism calculation. Play around with the subject characteristics to better understand what influences metabolism.
There are no fast or slow metabolisms, there are only efficient or inefficient metabolisms. I will explain the difference and how this will impact weight loss.
This will explain whether or not we can boost metabolism as we lose weight. There is a difference between ones ability to grow muscle and lose fat at the same time. Does this phenomenon really exist.
Low carb diets produce the largest amount of weight loss, but do they produce the largest amounts of fat loss over time? This will explain the difference between water weight and fat weight. There is a reason why its called carboHYDRATE. Does this hydrate at the end of the word carbohydrate mean anything?
Does it seem that your weight is destined to be at the same weight for the rest of your life? Does the set point theory exist? I'll explain this theory and what you can do to overcome this in your life.
There are many reasons why we gain weight. Its complicated but I will explain how to view it simply and how this will impact your weight in the future. Every reason why a person is overweight comes down to one diagram, I will explain this in the video.
The exchange system will help set you up for success but will also lead you to understanding what stands in your way of weight management over the course of your life.
This lecture will give you the simplistic version of the system and what we are looking for along with a journal to get you started.
Grain classification in our exchange will teach you how to live in this carbohydrate and lose weight vs. the elimination of them which may predispose you to weight regain in the future.
Dairy is a carbohydrate on our list. This will describe where it fits in the exchange system, allowing you to plan better.
Fruit is a carbohydrate on our list. This will describe where it fits in the exchange system, allowing you to plan better. We do recommend fruit, although a carbohydrate, as a part of a well balanced lifestyle.
We are social creatures. Sometimes alcohol is part of our lives. In the area of weight management is there a space for alcohol? We will teach you where this fits in to help facilitate health in a social world.
Even too much protein can give rise to more fat cells. In this lecture I will teach you what a protein portion looks like and how it fits in the exchange.
Fat can be easy to consume in our fast paced world. In this lecture I will teach you where it fits in and how to better plan fat in your life and see change.
Vegetables are free in this exchange system. The only time they aren't is when we juice them. In this lecture I will describe where vegetables fit into the exchange system.
We live in a fast paced world and sometimes we can't cook. So where do restaurants fit into the exchange? I will teach you the restaurant exchange and how this looks from a visual perspective to better equip you in restaurants and fast food settings.
What if we don't even know what we're eating? In this lecture I will describe how mixed foods and items that may be difficult to classify sit including foreign foods.
We all like the odd treat in our life. Its social and cultural. I will show you where treats fit and how to better plan for these in your life.
This will explain how home prepared foods fit into the exchange system and how to lose weight with any designed meal.
Now that I know the system how do I log my meals using the exchange system? In this lecture I will show you what a log sheet may look like and how to log a day of food using the system.
This lecture will teach you how to design your perfect biological plan as well as one that can be used that takes in account the psychosocial that is unique to you to allow weight loss and weight management.
Things get in our way when we plan something. Plans can be broken. In this lecture I will teach you how to name the barrier so that you are better equipped to overcome them.
Once you have identified your barriers, this lecture will teach you how to form intention statements to overcome each unique trigger you come across in your life.
This food documentation sheet goes with the first step in building your plan
These are more examples to help push you in the right direction of trigger management. It will bring the thoughts and words together.
This will teach you why motivation can't be relied on. Weight loss isn't a matter of willpower but skill power. This lecture will teach you why you can't rely on willpower to succeed.
Now that you know what triggers you need to manage to better see success, this lecture will teach you why environment has to now take on the responsibility of that new behaviour change.
With a Master of Science in Exercise and Health Physiology degree from the University of Calgary, Jason is highly sought after as a consultant, expert speaker and health coach.
Jason has worked with the Physicians Primary Care Network and led the implementation of an innovative medically supervised weight management pilot project delivered with distance technology. This project in turn was published as The Proposal of a Collaborative Model of Care between Nurses, Physicians and, Community Based Partners for the Treatment of Obesity in the Canadian Journal of Diabetes. Additionally he has been published in numerous scientific journals including the Journal of Gerontology and Journal of Applied Physiology.
Further strengthening his presence in the medical community Jason currently proctors physicians from the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine during their obesity rotation and has examined wellness prescription for the Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE) for internal medicine unit to assess the competency of medical students.
Jason’s vast experience includes over 10,000 hours of coaching experience in the area of behaviour change and weight management.