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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.

To Lose Weight Avoid Late Night Snacking

Avoid late night snacking if you are looking for the scale to go down.Green tea
It’s very easy to pack on the pounds by night snacking. A bite of this and a taste of that while watching TV or on the computer can really add up. Before you know it, you’ve consumed several hundred calories mindlessly.
If you must have a snack at night aim for a healthier food such as an apple or a cup of steamed veggies. Have a cup of herbal tea to satisfy and relax you. Better yet, go to bed!

Only 25 Calories in a Cup of Cauliflower

 

Only 25 Calories in a Cup of Cauliflower

cauliflowerCauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, cousin to broccoli. It is rich in antioxidants and nutrient filled. Cauliflower is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, and manganese.
Cauliflower contains sulforaphane which may aid cancer patients. Reports show it kills cancer stem cells and slows tumor growth.
With only 25 calories in a cup, there is every reason to add this to your menu!

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.

Drink Green Tea to Fire Up Your Metabolism

Drink Green Tea to Fire Up Your MetabolismGreen tea

Along with being a powerful antioxidant,  green tea increases your metabolism thus aids in burning fat.

Other benefits are mood enhancement, helps prevent heart disease and cancer.

Drink 2-3 servings per day.

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.

Reasons you should drink more water

water-bottle-537x402Many experts suggest drinking eight 8 oz glasses per day. Some suggest half your body weight in fluid ounces per day.
Make sure to drink more water when exercising. Muscles do not work as well when they are dehydrated. Fuel up with at least 8 ounces before you exercise and sip throughout your workout.
Water is calorie free. If you would like to lose weight, swap soda and other higher calorie drinks for water.
Make water your beverage of choice! It will not only keep you energized, water can help keep your skin looking youthful.

All good reasons why you should drink more water!:-)