Metabolism ! Get it Going


Here are 8 tips for getting your metabolism running !

  1. WATER, hydrate with water to encourage the best bodily function and speed up the metabolism !
  2. Burn fat efficiently by adding essential fatty acids like flaxseed and unsaturated oils to your diet.
  3. Eating 6 small meals a day.
  4. Fiber fills you up !
  5. Don’t go past the point of being hungry, skipping meals will only trigger starvation making your metabolism slow down.
  6. Eat meals with complex carbs! Fruits & Vegetables will satisfy the needs of an active body.
  7. Each meal should include 4-5 oz of lean protein, chicken, white fish, egg whites, turkey.
  8. Supplements ! – very important for boosting the immune system and protesting against deficiencies.
** Each pound of fat burns approximately 2 calories a day**
**Each pound of muscle burns approximately 50 calories a day**

Good Eating Principles


Most important guidelines to follow for healthy eating are :

  • Eat 5-6 small meals every day
  • Eat every 2-3 hours
  • Never miss a meal, especially BREAKFAST !
  • Avoid saturated and trans fats
  • Avoid sugar-loaded soda and juices
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid ALL calorie-dense foods that contain little or no nutritional value
  • Drink 64 oz of water a day !
  • Avoid ALL over-processed,refined foods, especially white flour and sugar !
  • Stick to proper portion sizes !

Water Water Water !


Signs of Dehydration:

  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy
  • Irritability
  • Headache
  • Blurred Vision
  • Lack of Mental Clarity
  • Constipation
  • Back Pain
  • Excess Weight
  • High Cholesterol
  • Cellulite
  • Water Retention


Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink water. If you are thirsty it is alrady too late. Many of us have trouble deciding when we are thirsty.I know I am thirsty when I feel tired or experience headaches, have trouble concentrating etc.

Here is a helpful tool to get you hydrated !

7 AM  16 oz before breakfast

10 AM 16 oz with mid morning snack

1 PM 16 oz with lunch

4pm 8oz with mid afternoon snack

6-7 PM  8oz with dinner

8 oz during workout

8 oz after workout !

I hope this helps 🙂