Dr. Luiza Petre, a board-certified cardiologist, discusses 11 things that could be slowing down your metabolism in this article. She states that your metabolism is what helps your body create energy, so every time you eat, your body goes though many chemical reactions (which your metabolism controls) to turn your food into energy. There are many factors that can affect metabolism including diet and exercise. One example is alcohol because the minute alcohol enters our body, it begins to use that as energy and causes fat storage as a result. To find out the ten other things that affect metabolism click here.
Are there times when you think to yourself that you have hit a weight plateau and aren’t losing any more weight? There are plenty of reasons why this might be. One of the most important ways to lose weight is to eat enough protein. If you aren’t eating enough protein, your body can’t lose weight! One way to get enough protein is to eat a high-protein breakfast, as studies have found that protein helps keep people full and have less cravings throughout the day which in turn promotes weight loss. Read on to learn about the other common reasons you may not be losing weight.
10 Morning Habits to Adopt that Help with Weight Loss
A few small changes to your morning routine can help with weight loss. For example, try working out first thing in the morning. Studies have found that this helps to balance your blood sugar as well as keeping you satisfied throughout the day. If you are interested in learning more about how to change your morning routine to help with weight loss, click here.
Does Intermittent Fasting Make You Lose Muscle or Fat?
It seems there is a lot of discussion about whether intermittent fasting causes you to lose muscle or fat. This article discusses studies that looked at intermittent fasting and the effect on the body regarding muscle and fat. The first study found that intermittent fasting causes the participants to lose an average of 12 pounds over the course of 8 weeks. Another study found that men in the intermittent fasting group lost three more pounds of fat than the control group and that intermittent fasting did not slow the rate of muscle growth. To learn more, continue reading.
If you’re trying to lose weight, make sure you eat enough protein. Protein is positively associated with weight loss because it helps keep you full and reduces snacking. This article discusses some good protein sources including trail mix. Trail mix is a mix of nuts, dried fruit, and sometimes chocolate and can provide up to eight grams of protein in 2 oz. This is a good source of protein, but the nuts and dried fruit can also make it high in calories, so you don’t want to eat too much. If you want to learn about other good sources of protein, click here.
Refined Carbs? Stay Away!
All carbs are not created equal. Some carbs, like whole foods, contain nutrients and are healthy, while others are refined and processed making them less nutritious. Refined carbs have been found to drastically increase rates of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Examples of refined carbs are high fructose corn syrup, sugars, and refined wheat. These types of carbs are stripped of almost all fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Read on to learn why refined carbs aren’t healthy and how they can cause health problems..
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7 Exercises to Keep You Lean
Click here to learn about seven exercises that can help keep you lean.
4 Exercises to Strengthen Your Body
Ridge Davis a fitness instructor gives four tips for toning, strengthening, and losing weight.
A Fundamental Workout to Help Strengthen
A nutrition expert, trainer, and app developer, Corey Phelps, shares a workout that she believes will help everyone, no matter fitness level, to master fundamental movements.
Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash w/ Cranberries and Kale
2 medium butternut squash
2 tsp olive oil
3/4 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable OR chicken broth
1 bunch kale
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
15 oz can of chickpeas
1/3 cup cranberries
(Recipe linked in photo)