Eve's Health & Fitness

DOB: October 27 CURRENT RESIDENCE: North Eastern Oklahoma OCCUPATION: Certified Group Fitness Instructor HEIGHT:5'1"; WEIGHT:105 lbs.; BF%:14.3% bodyfat FAVORITE BODY PARTS TO TRAIN: Back, abs FAVORITE CHEAT MEAL: Mexican and any dark chocolate CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Featured as a fitness role model in Chad Tackett's Global-Health & Fitness website: http://www.global-fitness.com/ DESCRIBE MYSELF: Competitive, energetic, persistent, focused, consistent, and driven.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Dos and Dont's to Boost Your Metabolism!

There are lots of ways in which you can keep your metabolism ticking in high gear and make the best of your dieting days. The following are some handy tips and hints:
Good: GO!
  • Eat more of these: Hot, spicy foods like mustard and hot peppers can actually speed up metabolism for several hours after you eat them.
  • Eat early: By eating earlier, you'll have more time to be active and use some of those calories before the day's end.
  • Snack sensibly: Eat Protein, Carbohydrates, and good Fats like fruit, non-fat yogurt or pretzels.
  • Increase muscle mass: The more muscle you have the better your body burns fat and helps increase your metabolic rate.
Bad: STOP!
  • Avoid fats and oils: These are easily stored by the body and harder to burn off. Omega-3 and Omega-6, Flaxseed oil, and peanut oil are much healthier choices.
  • Don't skip meals: This lowers your metabolic rate. You are also likely to overeat when you do sit down to a meal.
  • Don't over-exercise: This will cause your body to hold on to fat, as it is going into a catabolic state, and starts to burn muscle, not fat! Vigorous, High-intensity exercise, such as High-impact aerobics, should not be done more than 2-3 times a week.
  • Kick out restrictive diets: These cause your metabolic rate to plummet. Eat smaller, healthy meals every 2-3 hours.

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