1. Take up a winter sport. If you're a competitive type, why not try a new winter sport? From skiing to snowshoeing, there are many great options that burn mega calories and put a whole new twist on your cold-weather workout plans. 2. Get creative at home. Sure, getting to the gym can be more of a hassle when it is cold outside, but never use snowy weather as an excuse to miss your daily exercise. Instead, work out at home, where's it's cosy and warm. Whether you pop in a new workout , invest
I learned a long time ago that "The only way to lose is to quit". As long as you continue to make the effort and test and measure your results, you have not lost and your still in the game. Everyone experiences setbacks yep even me . However, those who achieve the most experience the most setbacks because they persist as long as it takes to reach each end goal i mind. Does it ever seem that you are blocked in every direction? That's the time to get creative, become more flexible,
Everyone women that I train has different strengths, weaknesses, and eating patterns. I tell my ladies that you will only become successful when you learn to respond to your own feelings and not to what someone else says is right for you. It is critical that you learn how to be aware of and attend to both feelings of hunger and fullness, and learn what will satisfy you both physically and psychologically. Ladies Your own body, not someone else's estimated guess, is the very best guide for how much you need to eat. So, try to get in
What is the difference between desperation and determination? The difference comes from having a positive, meaningful direction. The energy of desperation is wasted on self-pity and negativity. That can lead to destructive behavior, which only makes the sense of desperation worse. Yet by choosing a positive orientation, you can always transform the self-defeating energy of your desperation into solid, potent determination. By applying that energy toward a positive purpose, you can make great and valuable improvements in your world. If you become dismayed, discouraged or even desperate, recognize that there's a positive opportunity.
My top clients have one thing in common – they keep an honest fit book and food journal. They record every mouthful of what they eat and every sip even if they have gone off the rails . I also ask them to jot down the time, who the meal is with, and where they ate it. What I look for is the obvious – macro’s, any bad habits we may need to address, and a summary of their lifestyle and when they tend to deviate. Other things I’m looking out for
here are 3 tips that will limit cravings, and over-all sugar consumption: 1. Focus on Protein: often times when we craves sweets it's because we are lacking protein. Remember, serotonin is made from an amino acid (the building blocks that make up protein). PLUS, sugar alone causes your insulin, or blood sugar levels, to shoot up and then crash down. This can leave you feeling tired, hungry, and weak. It also gives your body an easy opportunity to convert (and store) that meal as fat. When you combine a protein with sweets (or any carb), however, the protein slows
Have you ever started a weight loss or exercise plan, veered off course, and then decided you’ve already "blown it”, so might as well continue being “bad" and start over on Monday? If so, you’re not alone. It’s very common. Instead of straying from the plan on Friday night and then getting right back on track the next morning, you totally derail and eat everything in sight — knowing that you’re going to have to be “good" on Monday. A safe, effective fat loss program is not one that you go on and then start over once
Did you know that fibrous carbs are extremely beneficial for 4 reasons: a.) they are low in calories, b.) they are high in fiber, c.) they have almost no adverse affects on insulin, and d.) they are loaded with vitamins and minerals and other nutrients that fight off illness and disease. So then why shouldn’t we load up on them early in the day too? So we encourage you to load your system up with natural starchy carbs, and/or some green fruit, early in the day and then later transition to fibrous carbs. This way
When you jump out of bed at the buzz of your alarm for an early morning workout, eating breakfast might be the last thing on your mind. But after fasting all night, your energy stores are depleted — and the last thing you want to hear during a gruelling workout is your stomach growl. f you’re ready to amp up your a.m. fuel, check out what I eat before my morning workouts! 1. FRUIT Fruit is a key whether it is fresh, frozen or dried, has quickly digestible carbohydrates that can fuel a
In My previous article here i discussed if some people are born with fast metabolism Can You Speed up Your Metabolism to Lose Weight? Weight loss isn’t only about eating fewer calories. Effective weight loss programs also include strategies to speed up metabolism. Fortunately, there are multiple ways you can do this. Below are 5 simple methods. 1. Do High-Intensity Workouts One of the most effective forms of exercise is high-intensity workouts, also known as high-intensity interval training (HIIT). HIIT is when exercise involves quick and very intense bouts of activity, such as sprints or fast push-ups.
The biggest advantage of protein supplements when people ask me is that not that they can build more muscle than chicken or egg whites or any other whole food protein, the biggest advantage is convenience. It is easier to drink a protein shake than it is to buy, prepare, cook and eat poultry, fish or egg whites. Consuming small, frequent meals is the optimal way to eat, regardless of whether your goal is fat loss or muscle gain. To keep your body constantly in positive nitrogen balance, you must consume
If you've caused metabolic damage as a result of following starvation diets or losing weight too rapidly in the past, it can be extremely difficult to achieve any further fat loss at all. The good news is, metabolic damage can be repaired. All it takes is the right combination of metabolism stimulating exercise and metabolism stimulating nutrition (NOT just a diet), all done consistently over time. The big irony is that most of the diet programs that claim to help you get rid of excess weight, only end up making it