Monday, September 25, 2006

Fire Up Your Fat Stores!

Are you ready for the facts? These are 5 simple tips to help you steer clear of the gimmick's and learn how to lose fat, lose weight and feel better. Here we go:

1. There is no "Magic Bullet"
I know you have heard them all "2 Minute Abs", "Lose 30 lbs in 30 Days", "One Pill A Day Keeps The Pound Away". When a weight loss system seems to good to be true - it probably is! If there was a miracle cure for fat and weight loss, we would not have an Obesity Epidemic in North America. Period. No gimmick or fast fix can replace a regular exercise program and an sensible diet.

2. Chew The Fat!
Eating less fat is making us fatter! People are so afraid to consume any fat that our bodies are losing out on the good fats (yes there are good fats) These include monounsaturated fats (Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil) that are essential to protect our organs and improve heart health. Essential Fatty Acids (Omega 3 & 6 found in Fish, Flax Seeds) improves our immune system and increase our metabolism. Don't be afraid - embrace the fat!

3. Drink Up!
Water is life. Stay hydrated by constantly sipping all day long. The body will become dehydrated long before it signals you to drink. Water is used in ridding the body of waste. By having a cleaner body internally, digestion improves, energy levels increase and fat loss can continue.

4. Eat Whole Foods!
Unprocessed food (fresh fruit and veggies, lean meats, grains) are full of the vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants that nourish the bodies fat burning furnace. Processed foods are not very nutrient dense and are much more easier converted into fat if not used immediately.

5. You Gotta Move
OK, I 've said it before but I will say it again! You have to include exercise (both cardiovascular and strength training) to lose the fat a keep it off! Aim for 3-5 days/week of aerobic activity (at least 30 minutes) and 2-3 days/week of weight training. (Not sure where to begin? Contact me and I would be happy to get you going)

Do you have a hard time taking off the fat (from thighs, butt, abs...the list could go on)? If you are looking for a way to tap into your fat burning furnace?More fat burning tips will be featured in my upcoming book "New Breakthroughs In Female Fat Burning"

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