Your thoughts program your DNA

If my thoughts can program my DNA and my DNA communicates with The Ether, I should control my thoughts because that’s a clear example of how my outside world is formed by my inside world!

All of your cells, including your DNA respond to vibration and sound. Well, actually sound is vibration… Not only do they respond to sound but they respond to feelings and your unique sound vibration is the most powerful programming device for your unique DNA. Your DNA it’s a collection of all of the information from your ancestors but once it becomes you, it is synchronized to you and you are the one that turns it into your unique DNA! You do this through your thoughts, feelings, actions and words. Music is another way to program your DNA. Just music playing in the background is one thing but when you really get into the music and it brings up memories and emotions for you and, especially if you sing along to the music. Your DNA is always watching and listening to you, to learn your uniqueness and continues to program, write and rewrite, every second. They hear you see you and feel you celebrating this sound vibration. That is a sign to them that they should be like this. Do you see what I mean? DNA or like your little children, they don’t get programmed by what you tell them, they get programmed by what they observe see and feel you do, as they begin to emulate you… If a child just hears or sees you listening to music, that’s one thing but if the child Hears A song Come On or a certain type of music and you get excited, radiate happy emotions and start singing and dancing to this song, that’s one of the most powerful signs for a child to download and program that into their DNA! Take a moment and just imagine your child sitting there in a Delta, brain wave, state, completely open and ready to be programmed, just like a brand new computer or brand new phone, it’s waiting for your input and that input will stay there as a running program until it’s changed. It watches you, it waits for your response and it emulates you. Not only that, in that Delta State, the child is so open and ready to receive that it can download your thoughts, feelings, actions and energy!
The programming of our DNA is the strongest when we are children. When we are in that Delta State it’s pure and raw programming, just like programming a motherboard for a computer. Then, as we start to move to that theta state and start to form a little bit of reasoning, that’s when we add all the other software programs on top of that Delta based motherboard. So, as you can see the Delta programs are pretty hardwired and the Theta programming is a little more malleable, although together, they form the personality that you are made of and oftentimes will live with for the rest of your life. Unless, of course, you develop the desire for change and learn information like this. Then, it’s like going to a tech school to learn how to work on and reprogram computers. Now, you have the tools to reprogram your hard drive and install new software! Anyone can do this with the proper knowledge, the proper tools and most importantly, the willingness and desire for change! The stronger of these 3, is desire! Many people have reprogramed their minds with just the desire and will for change! Although, it is much easier and a smoother process with knowledge and the right tools… Anyone can learn this, anyone can do this, just ask me and I will show you 🙂 ⚛️

Stay tuned for the next article on how your outside world is formed from your inside mind.
“YOU ARE THE PROJECTOR”

~Jason Latas~

6 Fitness and Health Secrets You Must Know

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6 FITNESS AND HEALTH SECRETS YOU MUST KNOW

From the ”Journey to You” Series by Jason Latas 

At Summer Body Now, we believe in a holistic approach to health and wellness. We don’t preach boot-camps, harsh diets or the “no pain, no gain” methods. We believe that whole life wellness is a nice balance between health, fitness and getting to know yourself. It may sound funny but most people don’t know themselves as well as they think… For example, what foods make your body feel better, feel worse, burn fat, store fat, give you energy or bring you down? What time of day is best for you to work out? What body type are you? Why do you get tired about 30 minutes after lunch and want to fall asleep? Figuring out the answers to these questions will help you take a giant leap forward in your quest for…

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Staying Fit Over 40 and Dangerous Visceral Fat

If you miss the days when you could buckle down on diet and exercise to drop a few unwanted pounds within a reasonably quick period of time, you’re not alone. Older adults, especially women, face physiological changes that can promote weight gain and, even worse, muscle loss.  I know, Talk about a midlife crisis.

Once women reach 40, their likelihood of becoming overweight or obese sharply rises. In fact, about 68 percent of women aged 40 to 59 are overweight or obese–a 17 percent increase compared to women between the ages of 20 and 39–according to data from the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)). Hormonal changes may be to blame, researchers suggest.

Everyone has some subcutaneous fat but the dangerous fat is the visceral fat that hides in-between your organs. Visceral or “deep” fat wraps around the inner organs and spells trouble for your health. How do you know if you have it? If you have a large waist or belly, of course you have some visceral fat but if your stomach protrudes and is tight too the touch, it could be a sign of visceral fat. Visceral fat drives up your risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even dementia.

Visceral fat is thought to play a larger role in insulin resistance which boosts risk of diabetes more than other fat.  It’s not clear why, but it could explain or partially explain why visceral fat is a bigger health risk.

A large study conducted by the International Menopause Society found that hormonal changes in women alter the way the body distributes fat in the body, making it more likely to accumulate in the abdomen as visceral fat. Visceral fat worsens existing  hormonal changes by acting as an endocrine organ itself, pumping out hormone-like compounds that increase inflammation and the risk of insulin resistance related to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Another study from the Mayo Clinic investigated what was going on at the cellular level during menopause by comparing fat tissue of pre- and post-menopausal women. They found the two enzymes that work to produce and store fat were more active in the postmenopausal women, increasing their risk of having a higher body fat percentage (3).

How to battle the middle-aged spread?

Exercise intensely. Engaging in exercise, especially resistance training at high intensity, helps stimulate muscle growth, which in turn boosts metabolism and burns fat. Studies show that physically active women who enter menopause are leaner than sedentary women and have a decreased risk of developing metabolic disease (4).  What’s more, postmenopausal women who exercise daily maintain their weight while those who have lower activity levels have been found to have increased body fat, mostly around the midsection (5).

Eat a balanced, protein-rich diet. What you eat can also influence midlife weight gain. A study with 17,000 postmenopausal women assigned to either a control or a diet group (who were encouraged to eat healthy, balanced meals) found that those in the diet group had less severe menopause symptoms and were three times more likely to have lost weight (6).

A diet lacking essential nutrients and high in refined carbohydrates and empty calories will accelerate the aging process including age-related weight gain. Instead, eating a balanced diet with the right amounts of high-quality protein  can stimulate muscle synthesis and boost metabolism, turning the scale in your favor.

For the working Executive or traveling sales person, I recommend high protein meal replacements. They are great to fill you up before a business lunch or dinner and can help you get through airports without grabbing high calorie and processed foods. (contact me for recommendations).

Hold on to muscle. Loss of muscle is a common result of the aging process with women losing about 1 percent of their lean body mass per year after age 40 if they aren’t physically active (7). Because muscle is more metabolically active than fat, a muscular body composition burns more calories and uses fat tissue for fuel rather than stored energy. Eating a protein-rich diet and engaging in muscle-building exercise helps establish a healthy balance of fat and lean body tissue in the body.

Get quality sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, up to 61 percent of postmenopausal women have issues with falling asleep or getting enough quality sleep most nights . A major reason for this loss of sleep is due to instances of hot flashes. Hot flashes can disrupt sleep because body temperature drastically increases, leading to discomfort and waking. Consequently, lack of sleep has been associated with increased levels of the hunger hormone, ghrelin, and decreased levels of the satiety hormone, leptin, leading to overeating and weight gain.

To improve sleep quality, it’s best to avoid caffeinated beverages before bedtime, follow a regular sleep routine, and exercise during the day. If sleep issues still persist, it’s best to see your doctor for further guidance.

Make sure to get enough fiber. Middle-aged women commonly face gastrointestinal changes caused by fluctuations in hormones that lead to bloating and sluggish intestines. These feelings can affect appetite and energy level–two important aspects of staying on track with diet and exercise goals. To support bowel health, drink plenty of water throughout the day and eat sufficient amounts of fiber. In addition to getting fiber from whole grains, beans, fresh fruits and vegetables, supplement your diet with extra fiber to reach the recommended 25 grams per day.

While there may be additional challenges when trying to lose weight midlife , sites like www.SummerBodyNow.com can provide you with the tools to alter your lifestyle and reach your weight-loss goals. They specialize in coaching over 40 men and women through diet and exercise programs individually designed for  your unique situation and body type.

Take your health into your own hands and make 40 and above feel like 30 all over again.

jasonlatas@gmail.com

References

  1. Ogden CL, Carroll MD, Curtin LR, et al. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States, 1999–2004. JAMA. 2006;295(13):1549-1555.
  2. Davis SR, Castelo-Branco C, Chedraui, et al. Understanding weight gain and menopause.Climacteric. 2012;15(5):419-29.
  3. Santosa S, Jensen MD. Adipocyte fatty acid storage factors enhance subcutaneous fat storage in postmenopausal women. Diabetes. 2013;62(3):775-82.
  4. Sternfeld B, Dugan S. Physical activity and health during the menopausal transition. Obset Gynecol Clin North Am. 2011;38(3):537-566.
  5. Sternfeld B, Wang H, Quesenberry CP Jr, et al. Physical activity and changes in weight and waist circumference in midlife women: findings from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation.Am J Epidemiol. 2004;160(9):912-922.
  6. Kroenkw CH, Cann BJ, Stefanick ML, et al. Effects of a dietary intervention and weight change on vasomotor symptoms in the Women’s Health Initiative. Menopuase. 2012;19(9):980-8.
  7. Paddon-Jones D. Lean body mass loss with age. Abbott Nutrition websitehttp://images.abbottnutrition.com/ANHI2010/MEDIA/14-110th AN Conf Paddon-Jones Final.pdf. Accessed march 31, 2014.
  8. Menopause and sleep. National Sleep Foundation website.http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleep-topics/menopause-and-sleep. Accessed March 31, 2014.
  9. Heitkemper MM, Chang L. Do fluctuations in ovarian hormones affect gastrointestinal symptoms in women with irritable bowel syndrome? Gend Med. 2009;6 Suppl 2:152-167.

Diet Myth #3.8 – I Need to Starve Myself to Burn Fat

I NEED TO STARVE MYSELF SO MY BODY WILL BURN FAT

Wrong! Your body is the master compensator. When you drastically cut calories, your body goes into survival mode and slows down your metabolism. Yes, as crazy as it sounds, that’s what it does because your body’s first priority is survival. Also, if you just cut calories but don’t focus on nutrient dense, well-balanced meals, you also end up loosing muscle. The amount of muscle on your body is one of the main factors that determines your metabolism (how many calories you burn). So, if you end up losing muscle then you lower your metabolism. This can be a disastrous combo of losing muscle and damaging your metabolism. 


This is one of the main reasons that people rebound after a “diet”. They loose “scale weight” but don’t realize that a lot of it was muscle and for the reasons listed above, lowered and perhaps even damaged their metabolism. So when they resume eating normal again, their body regains the fat and sometimes even more…Summer Body Now Body Comp


It is very important to know your body composition and body fat percentage before you start any dietary change to reduce your weight. You need to focus on well-balanced and nutrient dense meals, evenly spaced throughout the day. Make sure you take measurements and use the mirror more than the scale. This is where a coach can save you a ton of time and frustration because they can get you started on a personal plan that is as unique as you are…

jason@summerbodynow.com

Self Talk and Manifesting your Future

Does your mindset support you or hinder you? Does the self-talk in your head move you positively toward your goals or away from them? Self-talk or intrapersonal communication is the constant feedback that you give yourself throughout the day.

This is a very important question that I ask my clients. It’s truly amazing how many people are unaware of the amount of self-talk that goes on in their head at every moment of every day. Even when you sleep, you are “making movies” about your life! Are you the hero or the villain? Have you ever taken the time to really listen to the “voice inside your head”? I often ask, “If you were to write down all of the feedback that goes on in your head and read it back to yourself out loud; how would it make you feel?” Most people don’t think of it this way, but your subconscious does! Your subconscious mind is sitting in the background, listening to every word and the scary part is that after it hears it enough times, it starts to believe it! So ask yourself again. “Is my self talk supporting me of hindering me?

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If you listen closely you may be very surprised at the amount of times you harshly judge yourself and put yourself down. Now if listen even closer, you may find that it’s not even you talking…it’s a replay of what others have said to you and you believed. A lot of the standards that we judge ourselves by are actually opinions from other people in our past that we listened to and then chose to agree with. Notice that I used the word chose. It is always your choice whether to believe or not believe someone’s opinion of you. As soon as you agree with them you have made the choice to take on that belief system and make it yours. This is not uncommon when you make a choice to change your life for the better and someone else is jealous of you… It is very important to remember: “Those that have abandoned their dreams will tend to discourage yours.”

Even advertising has a tremendous effect on our choices. The first goal of advertising is to make you feel a sense of lack or fear and a need to have that product or service. Remember that you have the choice to either accept and agree or disagree and move on and this choice will profoundly affect your inner happiness.

Often, if we listen close enough we will hear things that our parents, siblings or friends said many years ago when we were a child and as a child we chose to believe it. It doesn’t matter that they may have been mad and didn’t even mean what they said; we chose at that time to believe it and agree with it and it became a truth to our subconscious mind. It is amazing how many things we “say” to ourselves every day in our self talk and don’t even stop to realize that it is old, out of date and not even true. The challenge is that we have been doing this so long that it is just habit and we don’t even know we are doing it!

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The most important thing to remember is that you can start changing all of this today! You can make the choice to erase the old “recordings” and begin to reprogram your subconscious mind to a new and better soundtrack! It takes time, but if you truly concentrate and want to change, you can do it. At first you will need to identify all of the times that your thoughts do not support you and consciously make the effort to rephrase the thought in your mind. It will take time and practice and you must not get discouraged because in due time you will become your own best cheerleader! Supportive and encouraging self-talk will become so natural to you to that it will actually start to feel unnatural to say anything negative about yourself. You will be amazed at how, instead of putting yourself down for a “mistake”, you will actually start to learn from the “life lessons”!

As with anything good in life, it takes practice but anyone can do it! So don’t be afraid to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, pat yourself on the back and say “Great Effort”!

Here’s to your success!!!

Have your Fitness Goals Plateaued?

Were you seeing progress in the beginning and now it has faded or totally hit the brakes? You’re not alone so don’t be discouraged!

You’re body is built for survival and is a master compensator when it comes to change… It’s your body’s job to learn, adapt and overcome, to keep you alive.

You remember when your current routine kicked your butt and you struggled through but that same workout doesn’t seem to push you anymore. Or you were a regular in that class and counted the minutes until it was over but now can crank it out like it’s nothing.

Do you remember the last time you were out of breath during your workout?

Do you do the same routine every time?

Do you workout at the same time every day?

Do you eat the same thing every morning?

Are you doing multiple workouts a day but don’t feel it anymore?

Are you bored with your gym? Studio? Trainer? Routine?

If you do the same routine, every workout, your body will get used to it and settle into the “norm”. If you’re just not feeling it after your workout anymore, it’s called adaptation and it means you need to mix it up and keep your body guessing and “growing”.

Your body will adapt to tasks that you do on a regular basis. This is good because you can learn and become proficient at many things; although if you want your body composition to change, you need to keep changing your routine.

Try a different class, one that challenges you and makes you work. Mix-up your weight routine, mix up your reps etc… I rarely have my clients do the same routine for more than a few workouts and I often mix-up all of their workouts so their body doesn’t know what’s coming and has to adapt to new stimulus.

You can train the same muscle groups, many different ways… Lower the weight and raise your reps – Raise the weight and lower your reps – Use different exercises for the same muscle group – train your muscles from a different angle – Use free weights one day and machines the next… There are so many different variations that you could mix up your workout virtually every time you’re in the gym. The trick is to Just Do It! You will be amazed at how mixing up your routine can bust you out of that rut!

Hook up with me on FB. I’m always glad to answer questions and help out.

https://www.facebook.com/SummerBodyNow/

~ Jason Latas ~ www.SummerBodyNow.com

 

Wheat Belly

Is it just me or are more and more people becoming sensitive to wheat? Everywhere we look, we see gluten free options and more and more people avoiding the staple grain of our ancestors or grains altogether…

Many people do have Celiac disease, where their bodies cannot assimilate gluten and it actually causes an autoimmune response and other’s that are Gluten intolerant (there is a difference). Although there are more and more people that get a “wheat belly” and inflammation every time they eat wheat. What’s going on?

Well, the wheat we eat today is not the same stuff that our grandparents ate. Back in the 60s and 70s science was out to feed the world (a great cause) and produced wheat that could produce 10 times the traditional yield. It was created through cross breading with wheat and wild grasses from across the world. Thousands of experiments were implemented, using chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers and even radioactivity to produce mutant and hybrid plants.

The challenge is, with every new breed there were minute biochemical changes in the new offspring; small amino acid and protein changes that were though to be of no concern to human health. Amylopectin is one of those “small changes”. It’s a starch that will, not only spike your blood sugar but stimulate your appetite. Gliadin is another (gluten) protein found in modern wheat and is also an appetite stimulant that will actually stimulate your brain’s opiate sensors! Even the Gluten in today’s wheat is slightly different than that of the old ancient grains…

If you get “Wheat Belly” when you eat wheat or other grains, you should educate your self about the difference between Gluten Intolerance and actual Celiac disease.

This is a great, in-depth Video explain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv5RwxYW8yA#t=19

As for me, I’m just going to skip the wheat and keep my grains to a minimum…

To your Health

~Jason~

 

 

High Protein, Gluten Free, Pre-Workout Pancakes

This has to be one of my favorite pre-workout, breakfast meals! It’s fast, easy, high protein, nutrient dense and gluten free.

This recipe is for one large pancake and you can simply double or adjust the recipe for more…

Main Ingredients:

One medium sized, soft, mashed banana

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2 eggs

Coconut oil

Options:

½ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

Organic maple syrup

ÂĽ tsp of Stevia or Xylitol so you can use less syrup

Raw nuts and berries

Almond Butter

Whey protein

With a blender: Blend the dry oats, on med until powdered, add eggs and banana on low and mix until thoroughly blended. Make sure you don’t blend too fast or you will froth the eggs.

Or, without a blender: Mash the banana in a bowl, add the eggs and continue to blend with a fork and then add the oats as you continue to blend…

Add coconut oil to a pan, on medium heat. The pan is ready when a drop of water dances on the pan. Pour mixture into pan and wait until you see a few bubbles in pancake and it’s brown on bottom, Flip and cook until done. I like mine crispy!

I like to add nuts to the mix and top with almond butter and berries, then drizzle with organic maple syrup. I wash it down with an organic non-denatured whey protein drink for extra protein before my workout!

Try it out and create your own custom blend!

Eat Right, Train Hard and Live Life to the Fullest!

Much Love and Aloha,

~ Jason ~

http://www.SummerBodyNow.com

 

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