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12 Healthy Alternatives That Can Make You Happier

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No doubt, there’s a clear relationship between the foods you eat and your current state of mind.
By combining strategies for eating regularly with foods like these can have a positive effect on your well-being.
Planning healthy  alternatives well help you get your mind is a place of focus in feeling better.  Once you begin, be patient with yourself. It’s not uncommon for many of your “bad cravings” to subside.
Once you learn to avoid and substitute healthy foods into your life you’re on your way to a customized lifestyle change.  Now, that’s something to be happy about! ~Coach D. Clark

What Happens at Fitness Bootcamp?

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#‎FIT4YU‬ Bootcamp is designed to challenge the mind as well as the body. We work on motivation, technique, form, core training, breathing, relaxation, and a better understanding of how the body moves. With the group setting we inspire and encourage one another.

Time and time again I see the confidence participants gain in bootcamp classes. As the body feels stronger it begins to help them take control of other aspects of their life.

#Fit4yu is a program for all fitness level and ages. Whatever your current state of health and wellness is, it doesn’t matter. You have to get started. You can start right now, today, and commit to live fit! Make a lifestyle commitment and take baby steps if you haven’t been active. You can do it, all of them did. Your life depends on you making the right choices! ~Coach Clark

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Am I losing weight or mass?

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Weight vs Mass

Unfortunately, when most of us feel uncomfortable in our body we focus on losing the weight rather than mass. So, why does knowing the difference make a difference? I’ll explain.
The mass of an object is the amount of matter that something is made up of. The weight on the other hand is simply related to the force by which gravity pulls that mass. So, if you’re dieting (successfully) you are losing mass. You are literally shedding matter off of your body and since there is “less” of you to pull by gravity, you are getting pulled with less force. When you step on the scale, there is less force pressed against it so it shows a lesser weight.
In a nutshell: Your WEIGHT is equal to your MASS times the GRAVITY of the Earth.

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So basically, if you are a person weighing about 150lbs and you ship yourself to the moon, your weight will change (to 25lbs) because there is less gravity on the moon. Your mass hasn’t necessarily changed since you didn’t actually lose that weight.
REMEMBER: You want to lose MASS, NOT just weight. That is really what you want to feel better in your clothes. Your weight is simply a measurement of how much mass was lost.
You may ask: is this really so important to know the difference? Yes!
When you workout in my #FIT4YU sessions you will gain muscle- which means you will start to gain a good healthy weight. If you don’t understand this you will think your weight must always go down and become discouraged when really you should be patting yourself on the back!

~ Coach Derrick Clark