Episode 6 – Size Your Body in the Kitchen
You are listening to the Apollo Podcast network. This is Titanium Life Radio with your host Peak performance speaker and business coach Arman Sadeghi.Welcome to the Titanium life podcast. This is Arman Sadeghi, your host on this incredible journey, where we are going to take our lives, our businesses, and just about everything else, to the next level. So, today I want to talk to you about your health, about fitness, about vibrancy, about energy, about nutrition. About the things that are hoping to allow to have the energy to do the things that you love in life.
See, many of us in our society are obsessed with the way that we look. And I am not telling you, you shouldn’t consider the way you look. And there is nothing wrong with wanting to have an incredible body. In fact, I tell people why not have a world class body. Why nothave that kind of body, whichcould end up on a cover of a magazine?
There is nothing wrong with that. You can go for that. But I think for most of us; the most important thing is having energy. Is having the vibrancyto get out and to tackle life, to tackle the things in life that most people cannot. And so the way to do that is, I am going to share some absolute secrets with you, these are revolutionary secrets that I’ve been sharing with people now, for over 10 years.
And incredible, some of the science that’s have been coming out in the last year or two, is showing what I’vebeen talking about for 10 years, to be absolutely at the cutting edge. And now, as the science is starting to prove what I have been talking about many more people are starting to embrace these things. And I have discovered these things, not only because I am a scientist, I’ve studied molecular and cell biology, and that I was an athlete growing up.
But also just by observing the people and the things around me. And notice that there are just these things that, you see, for example, you go in the gym, and when you in the gym look around the next time you are there. And see who’s got the nicest bodies in the gym. Is it the people on the bikes and treadmills? Or is it the folks on the weights? And if you don’t know the answer, go to the gym next time and see.
What you’ll find, if your gym is anything like the gyms I’ve been to, the folks with the nicest bodies are the people who were working out with weights. Whether to do on a free way or the machines, but somehow people get this impression that you got to go on a treadmill, for hours on and then bike for hours on. Right! It’spretty interesting that you look at that. Well, you havewatched the Olympics. And if you pay careful attention, and look at the bodies of the sprinters versus the folks who do the long distance stuff, the marathon runners.
Now the marathon runners have incredible strength, their minds are absolutely out of this world. I’ve never run a marathon but I can imagine how incredibly taxing must be, mentally. Right, and physically. But when you look at the bodies of marathon runners versus sprinters, if you are anything like me, you would much rather have a body of a sprinter. For both men and women. And if you look, you’ll see sprinters have very fit bodies, where they have muscle tone, but their bodies look healthy. Whereas many marathon runners, and long-distance runners, when you look at their bodies, unfortunately they don’t look that healthy. And there are exceptions of course, to all of these things, but I want you to look at that. And so, where we got to is the key I want you to understand.
Number one, when it comes to health, fitness, vibrancy, your body, you shape your body in the gym, and you size your body in the kitchen. Make sure you pay attention to what that really means. What that means is, don’t go to the gym to try to lose weight. The gym is not where you go to lose weight. I hear this all the time. People are like, well I’ve made a New Year resolution. And if you know anything about me, by the way, you know how I feel about those New Years resolutions. I ’ve made a new year’s resolution; I am going to lose 50 pounds. I am going to lose 10 pounds. And you’ll say, what are you going to do?
You know what, starting January 1stI am going to go to the gym every day. And I am like, why would you want to go to the gym if you want tolose weight? See, most of us have this connection with the gym and losing weight. But the gym is not where you go to lose weight. It’s ludicrous. When you look at the science behind it when you look at the science of health and fitness, it’s literally nearly impossible to lose weight by going to the gym.
Now you are going to say, but Arman everyone talks about this, and this is just a known fact. Try it. The next you go to the gym, I want you to the gym, maybe you can go today. If you are crazy enough, go to the gym and get on a bike, or the treadmill for two hours. After two hours on the treadmill, or howeverlong you can stand, I want you to see how many calories you have burned.
Then on the way home, I want you to grab some of the foods I love to eat, like some pizza and a little bit of ice cream, and maybe a chocolate chip cookie. And what I want you to see, is that your pizza, or the ice cream or the chocolate chipcookie, is going to have way more calories that you can burn on a treadmill. Therefore, it is not how manycalories you can burn in the gym. Because whatever calories you burn in the gym, you are going to put back on with whateveryou eat, anyways. Now, does it help to lose some calories? Sure, possibly.
But see, there are certain things going on in your body, that you have to understand, and someone who have extensive background in molecular and cell biology, and neuroscience, and understands how the human body and the human mind works. I want to share some things with you, to understand where you need to go to do what. So size your body in the kitchen, meaning if you want to lose weight or gain weight for that matter, you need to do it with what you put inside of your body.The food that you eat.
Now, once you have the size of your body correct, which is your size is what it is, your weight is whateverit is. Now if you want to shape that body, now is when the gym comes in. Because no matter what you weight, for me I weight around155 pounds. If I want to take my 155 pounds of my body, and I wanted to changeitsshape that it’sin and I go to the gym, and I can’tpossibly do that with what I eat. Now, what I eat, of course, influences the shape that I am in.
But nowhere near as much I do in the gym. So whatyou want to do then, is you want to make sure you want to understand that. Some people will go to the gym, for example, again to get on the treadmill, to try to lose weight.
But here what happens, first of all, if you consistently do a ton of cardiovascular exercise, for example, amarathon runner, whose running 5, 6, 7,milesor more aday. What happens is, your body completely changes, and your body goes into essentially a starvation mode, where you hold on to more fat. And that’swhat you notice when you look at marathon runners.
They are typicallyvery thin and pale, yet they still store a lot of fat in their bodies. When you look at it, they have more fat than a sprinter. So why is it, if they burn all those calories, why do they have all that fat? Well, because the human body is designed to be in the mode of make sure it can survive. And when you are putting that much pressure on your body, and you are burning all those calories, first of all, your body becomes very efficient at using calories.
Think about that for a minute, if your body knows that you are going to spend twohoursrunning, what it’sgoing to do, it going to become very, very efficient at the way it burns calories. So now you are getting on that treadmill, the treadmill is telling you that you have burned 800 calories, but you didn’t burned 800 calories. 800 calories are for someone who never gets on the treadmill. But if you get on the treadmill every day, your body is adjusted to it; your body has become more efficient and better at burning calories.
So now you are may be only burning 400 calories. And that when this thing becomes very interesting. What you realize most of the people who are doing, what I like to call, cardio doingyourself to death, what they are really doing at first they may get some results, but the results very quickly stop. Now, I am not against cardio, a cardiovascular exercise. In fact, I think it’svery important. But I believe you should get your cardiovascular exercise by doing the things that you love. For me, I love basketball. I love being an athlete. I love basketball; I really enjoy playing tennis, I enjoy getting out and being active. So for me, if you want to hike a mountain, go to a beautiful place and take a 4-hour walk on the trail, well that’s beautiful.
You want to go for a jog ina place that I really enjoy being, then yes. Lets go on the beach and let’s go for a beautiful, beautiful jog or a walk. Lets get in the basketball gym and play basketball for 2-3 hours. But don’t ever try to put me on a treadmill for 2 hours. My goodness, don’t even put me on a treadmill for 10 minutes. I couldn’t possibly standing on a treadmill for 10 minutes. Yet I used to have people do that with me. But here is the other thing that happens.
You get people in the gym, you put them on the treadmill, and what happens? As soon as they got off that treadmill that has been on for 30 minutes, the human mind kicks in, and this is where my background in neuroscience is critical, because the way the mind works, you now feel like you deserve, you earned your right to eat what you want. So, you get out of the gym, and now you are eating the foods you shouldn’t eat, and you have that cookie, you have that pizza, because you feel like you earned it. So you’ve earned that right. And so you’ll eat a bit extra. And what happens? That’s for lunch. Then comes dinner time.
You go eat your dinner, you’ll want to say no to desert, but you’ll say ah its ok, I’ll have desert. What is everybody says, that’s ok, I will put 20 minutes extra on the treadmill tomorrow. So you are already borrowing from tomorrow’s treadmill. And the calories that you are going to burn. Now, of course, you don’t sit there and do the math, and you realize my goodness, now you are going to have to spend4 hours on the treadmill. And you forget about the fact that your body changes as you do more of this.
But putting all that aside, now the next morning when you get up and you’ve already spent all the calories that you are going to gain today, and if you are actually motivated enough to get in there and actually work out, and get on that treadmill, or the bike, or whatever it is you do. By the time you get off of it, now you really feel like you earned your reward. And it’s the cyclethat’s just continuing, and you skip a day, you skip 2 days, or week, or month, and that thing just doesn’t work.
So here is what I want you to understand. If you want to have an incredible body, you are going to have to learn size your body in the kitchen, and shape your body in the gym. Now, sizing your body and shaping your body are the same whetheryou are trying to gain weight or lose weight. I work with a lot of people, a lot of successful business folks who’stheir biggest problem is, they need to lose weight. But I work with as just as many incredible successful people whose biggest problem is that they need to do the other way around.
So it doesn’t matter if you are trying to gain weight or lose weight. Some people battled disorders that have to do with food, for a big portion of their lives. And their whole things is, they want to put on more weight. But they want to do it in a way that makes them feel healthy. So it’snot about whether you want to gain weight or lose weight, it’s about understanding where you go to that. So as of today, I want you to understand, go to the gym when you want to shape your body, and look at your nutrition when you want to size your body. Now, as we are looking at this thing, lets just finish this in the last minute here, of me giving you some hints as to what we are going to talk about when we get into fitness and then when we get into nutrition, which are two of my upcoming podcasts for you.
When it comes to fitness, the key is you want to do a short burst, high intensity, strength training. So just break that down, short burst, high intensity, and strength training. Strength training is when you are using weights. Now it doesn’t have to be freeway stuff, the fancy stuff, the big bodybuilders use. You can use the machines in the gym. Or you can be using a band even at home. It doesn’t matter, but the key is you are focusing on the strength training. You are doing your strength training, you’redoing your short burst of it, but you are doing it at a high-intensity level. So if you want to get your cardio now, what you do is, you are in the gym for 25 minutes, and you need to get about 25 minutes of cardiovascular exercise a day or more, but the way you get that is you are doing high-intensity strength training, which will make you sweat as much as anyone on the treadmill or bike, but its strength training, not purely cardiovascular training.
That’s the key for the gym. And when it comes to nutrition; I am going to talk to you about the four categories of food in an upcoming episode. And it’s important you tune in and you listen to what these four categories are. Because these four categories, will be life changing for you. I guarantee you, many of the foods that you consume you think are healthy, are the foods that are getting you the most when it comes to gaining weight or having that type of body that you don’t want.
So its important for you to realize what are some those categories of foods. I will give you one, that’s scares people when I tell them.
Category one foods are the once you absolutely have to cut out if you are trying to lose weight. Would you believe that things like milk and fruit juiceare category one foods? Most people don’trealize that it’ssomething like milk or yogurtor fruit juice, these things can make you gain massive amounts of the weight.
And yet we’vebeen thoughthat these are healthy. And what I will tell you, the reason that they are not healthy is because the human body wasn’t designed to drink fruit juice. It wasn’t designed to drinkmilk, past age of 2 or 3. So we do these things to our body, thinking we are being healthy, but instead we are actually damagingour body and we are putting way to muchsugar inside of our bodies. Now the nutrientsfrom fruit is great to put in your body, but trust me, there is waybetter way to get those nutritionthan drinking a fruit.
So we will talk about that, we will talk about the fact that you shouldeat your food and drink your vegetables. We will talk about the fact that there are 4 categories of foods. And you want to cut out the category one foods as much as possible, you want to limit the category two foods, but focus on the fact that you should have the category two foods that you love not the ones you kind of like. And there is category three and four which are pretty hard to abuse but you just have be careful of how much of these you consume.
Those are the things we are going to talk about. So tune in for the next episodes where we talk about the specifics about my 25 minute workout, which is incredible, revolutionary workout that I have thoughtthousands ofpeople all over world and the results are incredible. And I’vegot some of the busiest people in the world on this routine, and you should see the results that they are getting. Just 25 minutes in the gym. So today I want toend with what I started with, whichis you shape your body in the gymand you size your body in the kitchen.
So focus on what you eat, ifyou want tolose or gain weight, and focus on your workout, if you want to shape your body in a different way. Hey I love you all, I want to see you have that vibrancyand energy that you deserve. Get out there and as always lead with your heart. Thanks for listening to Titanium life radio with Arman Sadeghi. Here on the Apollo Podcast network. For more information, or to subscribe to this podcast, visit titaniumsuccess.com/podcast