Metabolism ! Get it Going

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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**
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Good Eating Principles

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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 !

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Signs of Dehydration:

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

THIRSTY IS TOO LATE !

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 🙂