Facilitating Fitness

The following are more things to consider and facilitate reaching your fitness objectives:

  1. Boost your metabolism so that you burn more calories while at rest.  Weight training, adequate water intake and sufficient sleep are the top three metabolism promoters.

*If you add 6 pounds of muscle to your body, you will burn an extra 300 calories per day just through sitting alone!

  1. Get plenty of protein in your diet, balanced with good carbohydrates and healthy fats.
  2. Poly and mono unsaturated fats speed metabolism, clear arteries and promote weight loss.

* Sources: Fatty fish, tuna, salmon, olive oil, ground flax seed, avocado, walnuts, almonds, coconut oil (a good substitute for butter and very yummy!).

  1. Calcium and antioxidants are nutrients needed for an active lifestyle and good general health.  Get your vitamins and nutrients through food and not through pills!
  2. Fiber rich carbohydrates suppress appetite.  Try eating oatmeal, berries, whole grain bread, vegetables and beans if you are feeling constantly hungry.

Tips to Improve Metabolism

  • Eat more nutrient-dense foods.
  • Eat smaller portions more frequently (5-6 small meals or snacks per day).
  • Avoid calories from liquids such as juice, soda, high calorie coffee drinks, etc.