Monday, 14 October 2013

No Growling Allowed! More boot camp secrets...

Was that your stomach growling? Did you know that when
your stomach growls it means that your metabolism has slowed
down dramatically? Don’t allow yourself to get to that point!
Eat small healthy portions more often.

Going all day without eating will put your body into storage mode. The body is quite extraordinary and has systems in place to compensate for irregular eating patterns. When you go three or more hours without eating the rate at which your body burns calories slows down.

The reverse is also true. If the body learns food is coming at regular intervals, then the metabolism will speed up and burn calories at a more efficient rate. You will have more energy and minimize muscle loss. Going long periods without eating results in catabolism;The breakdown of muscle to be used for energy. You body needs energy from some where. So, if you are not eating, then the muscle is the last resort for energy supply. Why is catabolism bad?... because lean healthy tissue burns fat at much higher rates than body fat. Lean healthy muscle tissue is key to being lean.

The best thing you can do is train your body daily that food is coming on a regular basis. This means never go more than 4 hours with out a small healthy meal. A participant in my Toronto boot camp told me they would be big as a house if they did that. Actually the opposite is true. Long periods of dieting or limiting calories makes you MORE fat! Lean healthy muscle tissue breaks down and fat stores will go up.

I'm not saying this is a license to go crazy and eat 5000 calories as day. What I'm saying is, Take your estimated calories target and divide it into 6 meals across the day in stead of 3 meals. If you are not sure what your daily target should be try a online calorie counter or contact me for you estimate.

Well that is it for today, If you like this blog article there is more at my boot camp Toronto website.

Talk to you later.. Rob

Sunday, 6 October 2013

How to rid the cravings for junk foods – New method

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I had a boot camp member from the Toronto location the other day tell me she had 5 cookies but she deserved it because she worked out five days this week... ohhh-NOOO! She she rewarded her self with junk food. Yes it's awesome you worked out 5 days this week, but reward your self with something else. Anything but food! Money, go shopping, buy yourself a nice blouse or a pair of designer jeans. Treat your self to a massage or facial.

Fighting the cravings is common. We have all done it We tell ourselves “Ok... today I'm going to start eating clean.” But then the day starts, with your radio waking you up, tempting you with a glorious fatty fast breakfast from you local coffee house. Then on the way to work you see eye popping ads with pictures of scrumptious looking food on billboards everywhere. Then you get to work and see mouth watering chocolate cake left over in the lunch room from a co-workers birthday. You resist most of the day, but finally you breakdown only to eat that glorious fatty food that will go right your hips and thighs. So why do we still do it?

I'll tell you why. Some where along the line growing up fatty unhealthy food has become a source of pleasure, stress release, and has been associated with reward or positive experiences. When we were children growing up birthdays were usually filled with lots of pleasure and joy: presents, cake, cookies, ice cream, parties. That is where the problem lies. Junk food has become a reward for you. You see junk food as something you get when you have behaved or accomplished something.

My point is you need to do a re-frame. The only way to change your behaviour is to break the positive association you have with junk food. So how do you do that? First make a list of all the negative things that result from eating junk food. Here are a few:

It clogs your arteries.
It leads to extra unsightly fat on the mid section.
Makes you self conscious in clothes.
Puts you as risk for diabetes and heart problems.
Could cause heart attacks, cancer or an early death.
Your partner will start to find you unattractive and their eye will wander.

The list is endless. Carry that list with you, and when every you are tempted by junk food just read your list immediately. Break the positive pattern and replace it with the negative. Realizing where this road will lead will help you break the cycle. The key is remember and repeat it every single time your tempted. This will help break the cycle.

Secondly, start to associate positive emotions to wholesome foods. Fruit, leafy greens, water, and lean meats. Organic whole grains, and fibre. Surround your self with healthy like minded people. You might even have to limit your exposure to unhealthy people who could influence you. Eat healthy meal at celebrations like thanks giving or the the holidays.

Try it out and let me know what happens. To read more tips and learn more secrets visit my website
at www.Gordy'

Later, Rob

Saturday, 21 September 2013

The Big Lie. More Boot Camp Secrets...

The Big Lie.

Do you know the absolute BEST way to GAIN weight?
Not eating. Does that come as a surprise? Fasting for extended periods of time actually slows your metabolism (your body’s rate of calorie burning). Add to that the fact that you will lose muscle and energy by not supplying your body with proper nutrients. Instead of not eating at all try just eating less! Going long periods without eating will actually make fat increase. All my Toronto boot camp members follow this and see results.
Ever hear the term skinny fat? Flabby lose skin with no tone. Yes they are light on the scale but carry around too much extra body fat relative to their weight and height. Ever see those people who are thin, frail and have no muscle tone, but are skinny?
With out proper amounts of protein and nutrition the body goes into survival mode and actually clings on to body fat for dear life. However, since your body still needs energy; the process of anabolic catabolism (the break down of muscle) begins. The lean muscle tissue is broken down and converted into energy the body can use.
The result effect leaves your body low in lean healthy muscle tissue and high in unsightly body fat.
So instead of going long period without eating; try eating more often at least every 2-3 hours smaller portions of nutritious food. This is why those extreme body builders who eat hoards of calories have such a low body fat. They eat often!
I'm not saying to eat extra tons of food, but what I mean is spread out your daily calorie target out over the day and divide into several meals. Instead of one big breakfast and dinner, take that same amount of food and divide it into smaller meals. Around 5 to 6 meals is much more effective.
If you are not sure what you daily calorie target is there are plenty of calorie counters or online apps that free. One I like to use is called Myfitnesspal
This is what I tell my members in boot camp all the time, and they all see results when they make this shift. If you would like to know more or as me questions. Check me out at

Talk to you later,


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Water hydration in boot camp and intense exercise

Day in and day out I ask my campers at Gordys Boot Camp Toronto Daily, if they had their 8 glasses of water a day. The answer is always is muffled kinda..ya..umm..maybe. I get the rolled eyes and 'yes father' whatever teenage smirk everytime. There is good reason I pound it into their head daily and they thank me later always of course. You will to here is why..
More than half of the adult human body is made of water. So it goes without saying that water is an essential part of life and health. When your body loses more fluid than it takes in, you’re in danger of dehydration. (By the way if you like this article you can find a ton more
fat loss articles to help you  at my web site)
Without a balance of fluids, your body parts can’t perform their normal functions. Minor dehydration can be easily remedied by drinking additional fluids, but severe dehydration is a dangerous condition that requires emergency medical attention.
All day long, your body loses fluid through sweat, vapor in your breath, urine, and stool. And all day long, you replenish lost fluid by drinking and eating. There are times, however, when fluid is lost at a faster rate than you can replenish. These include bouts of diarrhea or vomiting, sweating during hot weather or strenuous exercise, or during a fever. Anyone at any age can get dehydrated, but kids, the elderly, and those chronically ill are at increased risk.
What are the warning signs of dehydration and how can you keep yourself and your family adequately hydrated when at risk?
It is chronic water shortage in the body that causes most diseases of the human body.
Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj

Mild to Moderate

You’re out cycling on a hot, humid day. The first clue that you could be getting low on fluids is thirst. Your mouth feels parched and sticky and you feel thirsty. Additional signs of dehydration include sluggishness, headache, and dizziness. As time goes by, you may notice you haven’t used the bathroom in a while. When you do, your urine is not a healthy, pale yellow color.
These are all signs of mild to moderate dehydration. If you’re a healthy adult, you’re still in the safe zone, but you should take these signs seriously. Hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of water or sports drinks to replenish lost fluids. Call your doctor if these symptoms are noticed in a child or older adult.

Severe Danger Zone

When you’ve gone too long without adequate fluids or you just can’t keep fluids down, your body can reach the point of severe dehydration. If this happens, it’s time to get emergency help. Perhaps you have been sick with vomiting or have had a high fever for several days. Regardless of the cause, watch for these warning signs: extreme thirst; dry mouth, eyes, nose, and skin; no sweat or tears when crying; little to no urine output and if there is, it’s dark yellow; skin loses elasticity; blood pressure may be low; breathing may be fast; heart palpitations; fever; a sunken soft spot on a baby’s head; confusion or loss of consciousness.
If you notice any of the above signs of severe dehydration, get to your local emergency department as quickly as possible.

Drink, Drink, Drink

The best way to fend off dehydration is to drink it away. If you’ll be out in the heat, in high altitudes, or doing strenuous exercise, drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after your activity to replace the fluid you lose through sweating. You should also avoid drinking much alcohol, as it increases your loss of fluid and decreases your ability to detect signs of dehydration.
In the event you’re sick or suffering a fever, remember that your body will be losing more fluids than usual. Therefore, begin sipping on water, sports drinks, or Pedialyte at the first sign of sickness. Start with tiny amounts of fluid, and as time passes, if the fluid stays down, slowly increase the amount of fluid. Another alternative is to suck on popsicles or ice chips. However, be careful to avoid sodas, milk, coffee, alcohol, or fruit juices, as these may actually worsen the problem. Finally, keep cool and take action if the signs of dehydration don’t pass or grow worse over time.
So if you want to know more about hydration , contact me, or learn more great tips then visit my home site. At Gordy's Boot Camp in Toronto, I am helping people just like you live a healthy fit life every day!
Regards. Rob

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Gordy's Boot Camp Toronto Testimonials

Testimonials of members at Gordy's Boot Camp Toronto. Learn more here...

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Sucess Story- Case Study:

My name is Neil Applebaum. I'm just a average guy that found a program that works...Gordy's Boot Camp Toronto! I've trained at other private gyms, commercial health clubs, and tried all the mainstream diets like Dc Bernstein and Weight Watchers with NO long-term results!

A couple years ago, I was overweight, unhappy, depressed, suffered from first stage of osteoporosis and not proud of the way I was living and looked. I weighed 210 pounds and was 47% body fat! My waist size was 45inches. I had high blood pressure, was tired all the time, and was at high risk for a heart attack or worse!

Rob is an incredible trainer and helped change my total way of life!
Boot camp was different! He really cares and wants you to succeed, not just  to reach your short-term goals, but for a total mental  health and fitness transformation, and a way of life!
He helped me with a nutritional plan which consisted of some loose
guidelines right out of Health Canada and with training only the three
days a week, and I lost over 30 pounds in and 5-6 inches off my waist!..

By 2013 I weighed in at 170 pounds and was only 23% body fat!
That totals 24% of pure fat that I lost.My osteoporosis is reversed
and non-existent, My depression is gone and energy levels are high!

Learn more about Rob Gordy's Boot Camp Toronto here.