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Revving Up Your Metabolism To Lose Weight

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

It’s encouraging to know that with a good healthy diet and exercise we can turn our health around and lose those unwanted pounds.

In contrast to losing weight we know that if we consume the same amount of calories per day that we are burning we will maintain our current weight.

The question some of us have is how do we revv up our metabolism so we can lose?

For us to lose weight, we have to reduce calories taken in, and burn more calories.

One of my favorite ways to eat to see results is low glycemic fruits, like berries and green apples, lots of veggies, good protein, low starch, and if you’re going to eat cheese I suggest string cheese it is low fat, and to keep calories on track don’t eat added sugar.  Check labels before purchasing your food.  Being consistent with this will definitely work.

One pound of body fat equals 3500 calories, so to lose 1 pound per week it would take eating 500 calories less per day.

That’s 52 pounds per year.  Of course losing weight doesn’t work exactly like that because some weeks we may lose more than one pound and some weeks no lose.  If you stay consistent the weight will come off and it will stay off if you keep with the plan.  It’s a great way to lose weight, steady and slow.

It’s something to think about before you decide on what you put in your mouth.  Think about the calories you are going to consume and pick an alternative if you want to lose weight.

Rid your home of junk food, high fat, high sugar and processed foods.  Go for whole natural foods, rich in nutrition.  No need to be eating empty calories which equals empty nutrition.  Three Oreo cookies are 160 calories, there are 75 calories in 20 Lay’s Light Original Potato Chips, in one McDonald’s BiG Mac there are 576 calories, and 670 in Burger King’s Whopper, 350 in the Taco Bell Fresco Chicken Burrito Supreme.

A lot of us have stopped eating this way and have decided long ago to eat healthier, low sodium, low fat, high fiber, fish, chicken and less red meat.

It really is 80% of what we put in our mouths that makes the difference.  So to lose one pound per week we need to limit our intake and exercise.

Exercises like weight training, walking, running, push ups, sit ups, swimming, hiking or biking are pretty easy ones to do.  These exercises really are the ones that we all know and have done many times.  It is not hard, it is just making a decision to do it everyday. Once you do you will be glad you did.

Increase Your Basal Metabolism

“Metabolism is somewhat a function of genetics”, but you can increase basal metabolism by building muscle. Muscle cells are up to eight times more metabolically active than fat cells, and muscle burns more calories than fat. Adding weight-bearing or resistance exercise – such as weightlifting or exercise bands — is one of the only ways to increase basal metabolism.

An efficient metabolism also requires the smooth running of many complex body processes that rely on sufficient antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin C and the B vitamins.

Finally, dehydration can contribute to an inefficient metabolism, by affecting body temperature. When you are dehydrated, your body temperature drops slightly, and causes your body to store fat as a way to help raise or maintain the temperature. Making sure you drink enough liquids, preferably at least 64 ounces of water per day, to avoid this metabolic pitfall.”

Increase the Thermic Effect of Food

“Resting metabolic rate typically increases as much as two to three times more after eating proteins versus carbohydrates and fats. Complex, high-fiber carbohydrates — like high-fiber vegetables and cereals, however — burn more calories than simple carbohydrates. You can increase the thermic effect on metabolism by focusing on quality protein, high-fiber fruits and vegetables, with an occasional high-fiber grain.”

High Fiber Foods aids in weight lose

Limit Complex Carbohydrates such as a baked potato is a complex carb, isn’t it interesting that if you eat a potato by itself it will digest quickly which as we know will

Slow digesting carbs are natural here are Eight Facts About Carbohydrates that I find very informative and important for us to know if we are going to boost our metabolism by eating the proper food.

The Slim & Sassy® Trim Kit – is how I have changed my metabolism.

Kick off your weight loss goals with the Slim & Sassy®Trim Kit. Slim down by using Slim & Sassy on a regular basis throughout the day—even topically, together with dōTERRA®’s new Trim Shakes. TrimKit includes 4 Slim & Sassy 15 ml blends and two vanilla TrimShakes (40 servings)—the product you need to keep you on track with weight-loss.

Lose Weight the Healthy Way

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

I just can’t keep these two amazing products a secret any longer.  I love the fact that I can use one of these two systems and know that I am doing my body good.  Remember that old saying “it does a body good”?  Well these two nutritional systems will work for you if you are consistent.  We all know that anything worth having takes work,  this work will be easy because it is a delicious way to lose weight, you are not depriving yourself of anything, instead you are adding a nutrition system to your life every single day for healthy aging.  The directions for your shake says add two scoops of shake powder along with either Mangosteen and Minerals or Acai or you can do as I do and add Mangosteen and minerals super juice and the Acai super juice along with  fruit, yogurt  and organic greens for a filling shake as your meal.

If you want to replace one or two meals a day these systems work terrific.  I have seen men and women alike lose many many inches around their middles and shed many pounds by sticking to this healthy way of  losing weight.

The Mangosteen Diet and the Acai diet are complete nutritional systems to help you achieve your goals. With the ultra-premium nutrition of M2 and Forte (Acai) as the anchor of the program, we combined the Mangosteen Shake and the Acai Shake with our “secret to success”, Cleanse, Burn & Balance™, and the Chocolate Malt Calcium Chewables for the most effective program on the market! Utilizing all natural ingredients such as triphala, protein, fiber, calcium, guarana and green tea, the Mangosteen Diet and the Acai Diet is the realistic approach to attaining your weight management goals, and it doesn’t hurt that the products taste amazing!

Who are these products for?  Consumers who are looking for nutritional support in attaining their weight management goals. With the program centered around the ultra-premium and antioxidant rich M2 and Acai, consumers can also count on these products to give them the nutritional support of a great tasting and filling Mangosteen Shake or Acai Shake  the powerful Cleanse, Burn & Balance, and the delightful Calcium Chewables.

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Lose Weight With More Fiber and Protein In Your Diet

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

A HIGH FIBER DIET is an essential part of a healthy diet for healthy aging.

I read an article that suggested we eat a salad for lunch everyday, why it recommended this is so that we keep our calories low, and to add more fiber to our diets.  There are so many varieties of salad you should not get bored with it either, so make yourself a delicious salad for lunch, or order one at one of your favorite restaurants.  It will also eliminate the question…what should I have for lunch?

The recommended daily requirement is 35 grams of fiber each day.

Eating a higher-fiber diet has been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels, improve and prevent constipation, and eating enough fiber will also slow the rate that foods pass through the digestive system.

A suggestion would be to double your intake of fiber from 15 grams per day to 35 grams. This will help reduce caloric intake, because when we eat enough fiber we feel satisfied after we finish a meal, so we don’t overeat.

Add Protein to Your Diet

Let’s add  protein to this salad meal as well.   Why? Because emerging research has hinted that protein may be able to satisfy hunger better than either fats or carbohydrates. Remember every morning when we wake we have the privilege to take care of our bodies so we can live healthy, vibrant lives.   One way to do this is to keep our weight at the recommended level for our height.   Obesity levels in the U.S. are rising higher at an alarming rate.  You ask how much protein should I be getting everyday?  For every 2 lbs that you weigh you should be getting .8 grams of protein.  Example if you weigh 100 lbs that is 45 kg, x .8  that equals 36 grams of protein needed that day.