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7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

If you are looking to lose weight you have to jump-start your metabolism. Just a proven fact.

7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just wanting to maintain your sleek physique, boosting your metabolism to a higher rate is always a good idea. There are several ways to give your metabolism an extra push — including exercising early in the day — but eating can also be a factor in its elevation.

Increasing your metabolism means your body burns calories at a higher rate. So if your metabolism is high, it’s burning calories even when you aren’t working hard at the gym. A sluggish metabolism can cause you to gain weight, because you’re consuming more than your body is burning.

Here are 7 ways to boost your metabolism, so you can burn fat fast:

  • The first thing you need to do is add breakfast to your daily meal planner. Although many people don’t like eating breakfast, it gives your body the rev up it needs to launch your metabolism. A 250-calorie snack is all it takes to boost your metabolism in the morning.
  • Make sure you’re getting enough chromium in your diet to help your body burn more calories. Chromium, which is found in tomatoes and in a supplement form, also boosts the way you burn fat. According to MedlinePlus, meat, eggs, green pepper, apples, banana and spinach are also good sources of chromium. When you supplement 120 mcg of chromium daily, your body benefits by revving up its metabolism.

(This is such an important mineral… (Reliv’s Innergize has had it since the beginning, just a FYI)

I found this article to be very educational. What did you think?

Cheers to Your Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

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October 19, 2010 Posted by | Alternative Health, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, weight loss | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Trying to Lose Weight? Don’t Miss a Meal!

Trying to Lose Weight? Don’t Miss A Meal!

Hi Friends and Fans!

I know you are not going to believe this but it is true. When I started snacking more on veggies and fruit I found that I was loosing weight faster. Taking Slimplicity took it over the wall.

When you’re trying to lose weight, being told you should eat more seems counter-productive. But it’s really the frequency you need to increase, not the calories.

For example, a recent Harvard study found that those who ate breakfast regularly were less likely to become obese, compared to those who skipped it.

Rather than cutting calories from your day, meal skipping tends to lead to binging later. A grumbling stomach can make you lose control by late afternoon, bulldozing over any will power as you dive into that bag of chips. And do I know this feeling. Girl Scout Cookies are banned from the house. LOL!

Meal skipping also can slow down your metabolism — so you’re doing double damage when you do binge. Your body needs a certain amount of calories and nutrients each day for normal function. Denying the body these essential elements throws the system into survival mode, slowing metabolism and encouraging the storage of fat.

Snack to Boost Metabolism

Another way to keep your metabolism humming is by eating every three to four hours during the day. This isn’t a license to eat full-blown meals every few hours, though. Instead, you should slip a healthy snack in between lunch and dinner. But watch portion size and the type of food you eat. Aim for less than 200 calories. Try low-fat string cheese, cut-up vegetables with low-cal ranch dressing, peanut butter on apple slices, a handful of nuts or a cup of yogurt to satisfy your hunger. With a snack to tide you over, you’re less likely to overeat at your next meal.

A quick meal or snack idea is a Slimplicity® shake. While it’s an ideal meal replacement, you can also use it between meals to satisfy your hunger and keep your metabolism on track. In addition, Accelerator capsules, part of the Slimplicity Weight Loss System, can help control your appetite and guide you to better food choices all day long. And boy do these really work. I haven’t found a tastier shake.

Cheers!
Katrina van Oudheusden
Independent Reliv Distributor

Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. Our products are designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs.

February 21, 2010 Posted by | Diets, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, weight loss | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Snacking is Good For You

Good News: Snacking is Good for You!

Here’s a breath of fresh air: It’s OK to snack, whether you’re trying to lose weight, maintain weight or just get through the day! In fact, snacking between meals can keep your metabolism humming and your energy and mood steady. Of course, it’s not a total free pass. It’s important to make healthy snack choices that satisfy yet don’t break the calorie bank for the day.

Plan it. To prevent overeating at meals, fit a morning and afternoon snack into your schedule. Planning your snack means you’ll have a healthy option ready when your stomach rumbles so you don’t pounce on the nearest vending machine or easy-to-grab chip bag. When you’re on the go, keep a healthy snack with you.

Know your taste buds. If you always crave sweets in the afternoon, plan to have fresh berries, a crisp apple or a juicy tangerine handy. You could even top it off with a small piece of dark chocolate and still be in the safety zone. Or if crunch is what you crave, keep a handful of nuts on call.

Span the food groups. Nuts and seeds are good sources of protein that keep hunger at bay and offer other important nutrients. Whole grains are high in filling fiber and give you an energy boost from carbohydrates. And fruits and vegetables offer vital nutrients along with fiber. Low-fat dairy is another good choice to boost your daily calcium intake.

Practice portions.
Be careful not to make a snack a meal-size extravaganza. Until you know your portions, measure your snacks and know their calorie content.

Keep it interesting. Try something new for the ultimate snacking satisfaction. Sample star fruit. Chop up jicama sticks for a crunchy alternative to carrots. Mix up your choice of nuts: Almonds one day, soy nuts the next — or a little of both.

Reliv just made it even easier to snack healthy with Relivables™ Healthy Snack Bars and Soy Nuts. For salty cravings, reach for Relivables Soy Nuts, which are an excellent source of fiber and non-GMO protein, yet are low in sodium and are cholesterol-free with no trans fats.

To satisfy your sweet tooth, indulge in a chocolate-coated granola snack bar or a low-fat cranberry granola snack bar — each packed with fiber, healthy soy protein, whole grains and Pycnogenol®, a powerful anti-inflammatory. Plus these bars contain no trans fats, no high fructose corn syrup, and no cholesterol! Stash these bars in your car, desk or purse for guilt-free goodness at your fingertips.

Cheers!
Katrina van Oudheusden
Independent Reliv Distributor

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February 12, 2010 Posted by | Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, weight loss, Wellness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

   

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