The Mystery Of Weight Management

Posted on May 25, 2014

Tim and Leon Gold know a thing or two about keeping fit, maintaining a good fitness regime, nutrition and pretty much everything else that comes with living a healthy, balanced life. The TimGold Fitness concept that brought them to Ibiza has become one of the most popular personal training services on the island, with clients from all over the island dropping into their villa gym for a session. Having experienced their techniques previously, the Essential team listens whenever they offer any kind of training or eating advice so when they told us they had a new system that could work out an individuals metabolism, we felt it our duty to share this information with you…

Every one of you must admit that he or she knows loads of people who at least tried one or more diet concepts in their life. Now, honestly think about their success rate – the conclusion is sobering. Statistics say that more than 90% of weight loss programmes fail long term; that is why the diet market grows exorbitantly every year. But is weight management such a mystery? The answer is much more simple than you expect it to be. What if the solution to long-term weight loss lies merely in the relationship between input and output? Sounds too simple – well, it is and this is why.


Car vs. Body
To give an ‘easy to understand’ explanation lets think about cars and their fuel. Cars with bigger engines usually use up more petrol that smaller ones, even while the engine is idling. Now substitute the engine with your muscles and the fuel with food or calories. Individuals with more muscles burn more calories, even when they rest. Of course the body holds several mechanisms making it rather hard to consume the fuel (fat and glycogen storages), but this simple input-output-scheme can be applied to anybody and everybody. Basically that means if you do not eat more calories you won’t put on the unwanted.

How Many Calories Does My Body Burn A Day?
Have you ever reading the basic calorie uptake recommendation on food packages? They recommend a daily consumption of 2500kcal for men and 2000kcal for women, no matter what age, weight or lifestyle. Very often that declaration is wide of the mark. Due to the so-called ‘modern lifestyle’ (why “modern” if we become prone to diseases and overweight) the metabolism of the majority is much less than what is written. So wouldn’t it be best to know your real rate?

Measuring Your Metabolism Is The Key To Success
Of course in Ibiza it does not make sense at all starting a weight loss programme before or during the season. However, preventing yourself from gaining might be first choice for summer. Knowing your overall allowance makes restaurant management a lot easier. Yes, it can be measured. Our Fitmate Medical device, which is used in sports and diet medicine, analyses the respiration gas and within 15 minutes it tells you the truth about your basal metabolism rate. The only thing you have to do is breathe through a tube. The device measures the difference of oxygen between inhaling and exhaling and while oxygen consumption is the indicator for effort it calculates the burning rate exactly.


Our offer
Would you like to have the advantage of awareness? Then get in touch with us on – until the end of May we offer a special rate on the metabolism measuring. You get 50% off the usual rate and pay just 20€.