With so much fitness and weight loss industry noise cluttering both your mind and your shopping cart, these 10 tips really tell you like it is without all the nonsense. It’s about realistic approaches that sustain lifestyle changes rather than temporary results that are impossible to maintain. Let’s dive in
Tip #1: Pick Your Consumption Style There are basically two schools of thought and studies show that both of them can work equally well. The first preaches you should eat 5-6 meals a day at regular intervals that are no farther apart than 2 hours. The other says eat three square meals a day that supple all the micronutrients you need. The key is to pick one and then stick with it. The body needs to be able to rely on your consumption habits so that it can adapt accordingly. If you keep changing things up or have no consistency, it throws the metabolism into a tailspin.
Tip #2: The Three Wise Men of Micronutrients Listen, you can’t just eat fat and protein with no carbs and expect to remain healthy. And, you can’t eat nothing but carbs and protein and expect to feel full. Each meal needs to have all three in the proper amounts to facilitate muscle growth and provide the body (and brain) with the energy it needs to look and perform better.
Tip #3: Make Your Carbs Work Harder As time passes and physiological data piles up, it becomes more apparent that your primary source of carbs should be fruits and veggies and nothing else. Pile them on. Tons of them. Mountains of them. The more the merrier as long as they are nutrient dense but low on the glycemic index.
Tip #4: Cut Away the Toxicity Go organic or local with your food. Stay away from processed, packaged and preserved goods. Stick with food that’s truly natural and devoid of the countless modern toxins in supermarket munchies.
Tip #5: High Intensity + Lower Volume Less is more when it comes to resistance training. It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality. Go with proper form and high intensity/lower volume for better results.
Yoga enthusiast everywhere are forming exercise classes based off the underground homosexual dance phenom known as vouging. Combining pricipal moves from both Yoga and Vouging, this craze is sweeping the world.
Vouging made it's above ground debut in the late 1980's documentary Paris is Burning (available on Youtube.)
Don’t panic, no one is messing with the original recipe of the classic Thin Mint or Samoa. But with the rise of Americans adhering to no gluten-diets, the Scouts realized it was time to introduce a new G-free cookie to the family.
The new bite-size, certified gluten-free Chocolate Chip Shortbread is made with a blend of rice and tapioca flours, cornstarch and potato starch. The recipe also contains real butter, real chocolate chips and pure cane sugar — so no artificial flavors or colors, high-fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils, like most of the cookies in the Girl Scouts’ collection.
For its debut year, the G-free shortbread is only available in 20 test markets. (Find them here, along with information about National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend on Feb. 7-8.) If it’s popular enough with buyers, the cookies will roll out in more areas next season.
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That is one steamy fitness plan.
Newly engaged Gabrielle Union, 41, divulged her unorthodox approach to keeping her fabulous physique on Conan Monday night: an exercise and diet regimen she dubbed "The Porn Diet." Her gurus? Adult film stars, who happen to work out at her gym. When host Conan O'Brien asked whether she watches them exercise near her, like on the StairMaster, Union amusingly replied, "Yep, and I'll be on the next one going, 'You're not getting off before me!' "
How, exactly, does she know how her fellow gym-goers make their living? She told O'Brien she recognizes them, which made the host blush.
I'm sure the Being Mary Jane star has a few tricks up her sleeve.
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If toning is a goal of yours, you need to build muscle while losing fat. The toned look = having muscle while being lean enough for that muscle to appear. This cant be attained by cardio and cardio alone. You will burn fat as well.
Spot reduction; the impossible.
Spot reduction is a MYTH! It is IMPOSSIBLE to spot reduce., Meaning to take a body part and reduce the fat surrounding the muscle. To lose fat anywhere on your body you need to burn calories by following a program that involves both cardiovascular training and weight training. In doing so, you will decrease fat stores throughout your entire body, including the problem areas
Here are a couple of quick pointers and tips to keep in mind on your travels to a better you. These simlple but looked over tips will help you reach your "better you" destination faster.
Tip 1. The most important piece of fitness equipment you can own are your sneakers. Know your foot and what works for you. Are you flat footed and the sneakers your wear extreme arch? Maybe you need one with less. Your shoes are important because with the wrong support you can end up in pain or a quick unexpected trip to the hospital.
Tip 2. Proper Hydration is very key. 2 hours prior to exercise drink 10-20 oz of water , while working out 10 oz every 20 mins (More sweat = More Water) after your workout drink at least 17-20oz of water then too.
Tip 3. Rest Time… The amount of rest in between sets is Very important. If your main goal is more definition… Keep your rest between sets from 45secs to 1min.
Trimming the mid section is always high on everyone's to do list. Love handles, overlapping of waistbands, and pure muscle definition are the top concerns. I have provided you with some easy, yet effective workouts to help you reach your 6 pack aspirations and say bye-bye to that belly!
Remember, the more work you put in, the more results you see.
Warning: perform these exercises at your own risk. TheeBlackSocialite and all subsidiary groups and persons are not held liable and will not take responsibility for harm occurred while attempting the above exercises. We recommend Consulting a certified trainer & physician before attempting. Know your limitations.
My end goal? To make a difference in someone’s life while educating them on their current health status and health related issues. Many people look at getting in shape as a seasonal phase. Using excuses like, the summer time, spring break, and vacations to get in the gym and practice healthy eating. With all these lose weight quick schemes floating around the net its easy to get lured in. Nobody wants to work hard these days, everybody wants the easy way — the 20-minute abs, the 10 minute this, the 10 minute that.… word of advice F**k that, don’t look for an easy way out.
Come to the gym. Work your ass off. Earn it.… CT Fletcher
I’ve been committed to getting in shape for 13 months now; not long I know but within this year I have personally learned and experienced so many things while on this journey. Starting out I was 218lbs with a 22.4% body fat I looked horrible, at least to myself. My overall goal was to lose as much weight as I could to look better and ultimately feel better. I got myself down to 187lbs with 9% body fat, but I still wasn’t satisfied with my body, because my physique was small, so I began to focus on muscle enhancement. Currently I am at 200lbs with 8% body fat; meaning that 193lbs of me is pure muscle, and I’m still working towards maintaining my weight and decreasing my fat percentage.
Here is my point, getting in shape is not about how much you weigh, or who you want your body to emulate. Living by a healthier creed is what matters. Focus on giving yourself a healthier heart, reducing the body fat you carry, improve self-esteem and ultimately become the best you that you can be. I promise you, once you truly understand that its all in the amount of hard work that YOU put in, you too will give yourself a personal charge to do better.
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