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Only 48 days until spring! Have you made plans to get it shape? 5 Tips to get you started.

Only 48 days until spring! Have you made plans to get it shape? 5 Tips to get you started.

1- Eat a nutritious breakfast.  Eggs or egg whites (even better!) with non-starchy veggies like broccoli, onions, peppers and jackie13mushrooms will stimulate your metabolism.
2-Exercise! Put aside a minimum of 30 minutes per day to walk, bike, elliptical or weight lift.
3-No late night snacking!
4-Meditate.  Meditation can help ease stress.  It can also help you program your ideal body image and create that road map to it! (hypnosis can too!)
5- Make water your beverage of choice.  Eat your fruit don’t drink it.  Many experts suggest drinking 8-10 eight ounce glasses of water per day.

Are low fat foods a healthier choice?

d6ae4a3b99eb526615eeaef1a888171f_5pkqThe truth: A low fat or reduced fat item may have nearly as many calories as a high fat version because ingredients like sugar often replace the fat to make the product taste better. Plus, low fat foods can still contain unhealthy saturated or trans fats, both of which may increase your risk of heart disease.

Low fat labels (like those on cookies and fruit-flavored yogurts) cause people to underestimate calorie consumption, increase the amount we eat, and temper the guilt of polishing off a box of reduced-fat Oreos. Some people see the term ‘fat-free’ and use it as a green light to eat as much of it as they want, which leads to over consuming calories.

Ask Coach Jackie: Does eating at night cause weight gain?

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Ask Coach Jackie: Does eating at night cause weight gain?

Answer: Many people believe their metabolism plummets later in the day, which is why we often overeat nutritionally corrupt foods. But a calorie is a calorie no matter when you eat it. As long as you don’t take in more calories than you burn in a day, you won’t gain weight. Overeating at 9 p.m. is essentially no worse than overeating at 9 a.m.
If you workout in the evening, eating at night is a must. You have to eat a well-balanced meal to encourage recovery no matter how late it is. As long as you don’t gorge, you’re not in danger of gaining weight. But if you routinely eat more than you should at night, you’re going to sabotage your efforts.

Build Muscle to Lose Weight

Build Muscle to Lose Weight

d6ae4a3b99eb526615eeaef1a888171f_5pkqAs we age many of us begin to gain weight. As adults, if we do not do strength training exercises, we lose muscle mass. Muscle is very dense and takes up less room than fat. Muscle requires fuel, fuel as in calories. Therefore in order to stay lean we need to keep some muscle.

It is recommended to strength train 3-4 times per week. If you are just beginning, start out with light weights. Don’t overdo it to cause injury. The goal is to strengthen slowly.

Check with your doctor to make sure you are physically able to do the exercises. Your doctor should be able to give you guidelines.

Hire a Personal Trainer if it is in your budget. Form more information on Personal Training email me at:   jackie@resultswellnesscenters.com or by phone 866-998-4100.

Coach Jackie;-)

Limit alcoholic beverages

Limit alcoholic beverages

Limit alcoholic beveragesd6ae4a3b99eb526615eeaef1a888171f_5pkq to lose weight.
If you must have a cocktail opt for a white wine spritzer at around 96 calories. Even better, have a sparkling water such as club soda or seltzer with a piece of lemon or lime for zero calories. Stay away from juice drinks which can add upwards of 100 calories in addition to the booze. Creamy liqueurs can have as much as 350 per serving or more…so STEP AWAY!!

Going to a party this weekend and don’t want to sabotage your diet? Use my tips!

Going to a party this weekend and don’t want to sabotage your diet? Use my tips!

Eat BEFORE you attend the d6ae4a3b99eb526615eeaef1a888171f_5pkqParty

Yes …Really! Eat a nutritious meal consisting of lean protein and veggies to keep you full and satisfied. When adding a selection of veggies, aim for the non-starchy kind such as spinach, broccoli and asparagus. By feeling full and satisfied you will be less likely to reach for unhealthy foods.

Ask Coach Jackie: Do I have to totally “ban” foods to lose weight?

Ask Coach Jackie: Do I have to totally “ban” foods to lose weight?

 

Answerd6ae4a3b99eb526615eeaef1a888171f_5pkq: People who try to slim down often try to cut out all indulgent foods, but eventually, this approach backfires. If you’re following an overly restrictive diet, you’re more likely to go overboard on your vices. Cutting out your vices completely can activate the brain’s stress system, making you want to eat those foods even more.
Losing pounds and keeping them off depends on learning to balance your diet without depriving yourself, and eating in a way you can maintain. Try following the 80-20 rule. Eat great 80 percent of the time, and allow room for small treats the other 20 percent. As long as you are reducing your overall intake, you don’t need to nix any one food from your diet.

Ask Coach Jackie: Can I “make up” for weekend splurges?

Ask Coach Jackie: Can I “make up” for weekend splurges?

 

d6ae4a3b99eb526615eeaef1a888171f_5pkqAnswer: The weekend represents about 30 percent of the week, so too many slip-ups will put you on bad terms with the scale. Case in point: Dieters usually lose weight during the week, but stop losing weight on the weekend because they ate too much. By feasting on whatever you want on the weekend, you’ll cancel out five days’ worth of healthy eating. When it comes to shedding pounds, consistency is key. Aim to consume a similar number of calories on Tuesday as you would on Saturday. Weigh yourself on Friday and again on Monday. Any weight gain is a sign you shouldn’t have eaten the extra slice of pizza.

Ask Coach Jackie: Should I exercise in fat burning zone to lose weight?

Ask Coach Jackie: Should I exercise in fat burning zone to lose weight?

d6ae4a3b99eb526615eeaef1a888171f_5pkqAnswer: The “fat-burning zone” lies between 50 and 70 percent of your maximum heart rate. When you exercise at this low intensity, your body draws energy from fat. As your heart rate goes up, more energy comes from carbs. So it seems logical that to lose fat you should keep your heart rate low. But that’s not the case.
Doing cardio at higher intensities causes you to burn a lower percentages of fat calories in favor of carbs, but you use more total calories. And that’s the key to slimming down. Plus, since you torch more total calories, the absolute amount of fat burned actually increases too.

Ask Coach Jackie: Cutting Carbs or Fat to Lose Weight

To lose weight, should I cut card6ae4a3b99eb526615eeaef1a888171f_5pkqbs or fat?
The truth: Most get-thin-fast plans revolve around the idea that restricting your intake of one particular nutrient, usually carbs or fat, is the best way to lose weight. But the results have shown that calories are the most important factor for weight loss. To lose weight, you need to take in fewer calories than you burn-regardless of what percentage of carbs, protein, or fat you’re eating.