Sunday, April 27, 2008

Boost your Metabolism ~ Tips ~

Boost your Metabolism and encourage weight loss.  Some tips to get your started.

Drink lots of water ~ hydrate yourself with water.

Eat high fiber foods ~ fiber fills you up, sustaining you longer than foods without it.

Eat whole foods ~ Try to avoid most processed foods.

Eat 5-6 times per day ~ eat a serving of protein along with a complex carb every three-four hours.

Eat more vegetables ~ choose from dark leafy salad greens, asparagus, spinach, broccoli etc.

Eat fresh fruits ~ apples, melons, strawberries, blueberries etc.

Limit your salt & sugar intake ~ avoid soda, cake, canned soups, salty snack mixes etc.

Keep a food journal ~ either a notepad or online, get into the habit of writing down your workouts and meals.

Lift weights ~ Start a weight training program.  Builds lean muscle, builds strong bones, increases metabolic rate, reshapes your body.

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