Wednesday, June 8, 2011

10 Tips for Losing Weight Fast

1. Learn what a serving size is-  A serving of meat or fish should be about the size of a deck of cards. A serving of almost everything else should be able to fit in the palm of your hand. And always remember, when you are full, stop eating.

2. No more Soda - You can save an average of 43,000 calories per year by cutting this habit! It may be difficult to do, so if you find that you are struggling with kicking the habit completely, start by switching to diet sodas. I'm not a fan of diet drinks, however, they are  heck of a lot better than regular sodas.

3. Drink a glass of water before you eat a meal- Drink an 8-ounce glass of water prior to eating your meal & it will take the edge of your hunger.

4. Stop circling the parking lot for the closet space- You may even save time on the weekends when at the mall, by parking further. Park & walk people!

5. Take the stairs, not elevator- We've all heard this one before, but did you actually give it a try? I had a client lose 5 lbs. by taking the stairs at her apartment.

6. Avoid the middle of the grocery store- That’s where all of the processed foods are. Instead, try to stick to the edges of the grocery store, where the fresh produce, whole grains, and dairy are.

7. Don't skip breakfast- This is the meal that feeds your body through its most busy… and studies have shown that eating a healthful breakfast helps you lose weight faster. Make sure your breakfast contains plenty of complex carbs (a hearty bowl of oatmeal is the perfect example). If still hungry, you might add some protein (eggs) and vegetables.

8. Hire a Fitness Trainer- One-on-One trainers are more affordable than ever these days. Make sure they are Certified, professional, and that your personalities click.

9. Turn off the t.v. while eating- Turn off the tv and enjoy your meal in the peace and quiet. This will allow you to recognize when you are actually full.

10. Listen to your body- Our brain doesn't register that we are full until 15-20 minutes after eating, which is more than enough time to overeat. Slowwww down while eating, and as mentioned before, avoid distractions such as the tv. Sometimes we overeat because we are distracted.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Exercise for Seniors

As you grow older, leading an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise helps older adults maintain health, prevent possible injuries, and boost energy. Many seniors are not sure where to start when beginning a new exercise routine. Here are a few tips when getting started:

1. Get medical clearance from your doctor- Inform your doctor that you are beginning a new exercise program. Be sure to ask if there are any exercises you should avoid.

2. Start Slow- If you haven't exercised in a while it can be harmful to do too much when first starting your routine. Take your time and go at your own pace. There are many people in exercise classes that are all on different fitness levels...They started somewhere, so don't feel embarressed if you can't do as much as they can. The important thing to remember is that you are there to take care of yourself, at whatever fitness level you are currently at.

3. Pay close attention to any ailments or discomfort- Exercise should not hurt! If you are having any discomfort, stop what you are doing. If the pain continues, consult you physician immediately.

Consider starting a fitness class in your area. Fitness Classes are great for Seniors! They provide fun, motivation , and accountability.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Eat Hot Food, Lose Weight

Turn Up The Heat!

Studies have shown that eating spicy foods may help increase weight loss. Capsaicin, the chemical that causes heat in chili peppers, has been found to increase calorie expenditure for several hours. This speads up fat use and increases metabolism.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Boot Camps Coming Soon

Boot Camps Coming soon!!!

Details will be posted shortly!!! The camps will be in Buckhead.. So get ready! Break in your tennis shoes now & prepare to get fit for Summer!!!