Before you start a new diet, answer these five questions to see if it will help you lose fat.
Fat Loss Question 1: Does it make you hungry all day every day?
When you’re on a diet, it’s normal to feel the occasional tinge of hunger. Much of those light hunger pangs, however, should be done away with by drinking a glass of water. And if you stay busy enough with life in general, you ought to be able to ignore some other hunger. But if your diet has you feeling hungry at all times, you’re not going to last long.
To avoid falling into the pit of hungry despair, go with a diet that lets you eat protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Also, as stated above, drink plenty of water to avoid confusing hunger with thirst.
Fat Loss Question 2: Does it force you to drop food groups?
A healthy diet is one that incorporates appropriate amounts of food from each food group. When a diet cuts an entire food group from your eating options, you’re going to have a hard time surviving your diet for longer than a week or two.
One of the most popular food groups to cut is carbohydrates. While not eating carbs will indeed help you lose weight, carbs are what make it possible to store energy to make it through the day. No carbs, no energy, no willpower to maintain your diet.
Fat Loss Question 3: Is your mood suddenly unpredictable?
Everyone gets metabolic every once in a while, but if your diet is too restrictive, you may find your mood swings coming with greater regularity and severity. This happens because excessive caloric restrictions messes with the chemicals in your brain. When this occurs, there is no telling what direction your mood will go.
Before letting your diet ruin your relationships and put your job at risk, reconsider your diet and find one that helps you be cool, calm, and collect.
Fat Loss Question 4: Does it insist there is no need to exercise?
There are some diet plans that promise plenty of lost pounds without the addition of exercise.
If this is the type of diet you’re considering or are in the midst of, beware! Exercise comes with countless health benefits that will make your weight loss all the more beneficial. From preventing chronic pain to improving your energy level and sleeping better, exercise is a vital component to any diet.
Fat Loss Question 5: Do you still weigh the same?
It is true that the best way to lose weight is slowly—approximately one or two pounds per week. But take note that slowly doesn’t mean not at all.
In the event you’ve been on a diet for a few weeks without any results to speak of, then your diet is a flop. Drop it immediately and find something that will help you lose pounds. Otherwise, you’ll get discouraged with your diet and swap it for the old habits that got you where you are now.
Remember that a true body transformation comes only from a combination of diet and exercise. Call or email me today to get started on the only fitness program that you’ll ever need!
Fight Age-Related Muscle Loss
As you age your muscle mass naturally dwindles. This process, called sarcopenia, begins as early as 20 and can ramp up to .4 lb loss in muscle each year by age 50.
There is a solution to fight off sarcopenia and to maintain your muscles: exercise your muscles with an assortment of resistance training modalities. Consistency is key – the muscle building benefits of each workout ends after about 48 hours.
Keep challenging your muscles and they will repay you with ageless strength!
Incredible Hulk Muffins
These tasty muffins are free of gluten, refined sugar, additives, artificial coloring and artificial flavors – all of the hidden harmful ingredients that fill most kid foods on the market. In addition, we’ve packed FRESH spinach and wholesome protein powder in the batter for additional nutritional benefits.
Best of all these muffins taste fantastic, so the effort that you spend in making them will be rewarded with happy children that are filling up on good, wholesome nutrition!
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
What you need
1 cup old fashion oats, ground to flour
1 cup blanched almond flour
½ cup vanilla protein powder
1 tablespoon Chia Seeds
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups baby spinach
¾ cup almond milk
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon coconut sugar (optional topping)
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Line a 12-muffin tin pan with silicon baking cups or paper liners.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine the ground oats, almond flour, protein powder, chia seeds, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt and cinnamon. Mix until the mixture is free of clumps.
3. In a food processor pulse the fresh spinach. Add the banana and almond milk and blend until smooth. Add the egg, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, vanilla and almond extract and blend.
4. Pour the liquid mixture into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix until fully combined.
5. Fill each of the 12 prepared muffin tins with batter. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with coconut sugar and a crack of sea salt. Bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
One serving equals: 119 calories, 4g fat, 99mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 3g sugar and 7g protein.
I hope that you get a chance to give this recipe a try this week. Remember that I’m only a call or email away to assist you in all things fitness.
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