Here are 8 tips for getting your metabolism running !
- WATER, hydrate with water to encourage the best bodily function and speed up the metabolism !
- Burn fat efficiently by adding essential fatty acids like flaxseed and unsaturated oils to your diet.
- Eating 6 small meals a day.
- Fiber fills you up !
- Don’t go past the point of being hungry, skipping meals will only trigger starvation making your metabolism slow down.
- Eat meals with complex carbs! Fruits & Vegetables will satisfy the needs of an active body.
- Each meal should include 4-5 oz of lean protein, chicken, white fish, egg whites, turkey.
- 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**
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 !
Signs of Dehydration:
- Blurred Vision
- Lack of Mental Clarity
- Back Pain
- Excess Weight
- High Cholesterol
- 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 🙂
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