FITNESS TIPS & ADVICE

How to make it a Lifestyle

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WEIGHT LOSS: FACTS VS. MYTHS

You have to cut calories and carbs to lose weight. 

False: By inccorporating the right carbs and fats into your meals at the right time you can actually speed up your metabolism by eating more and in the end lose weight faster than just going low calorie. 

INTERMITTENT FASTING PROGRAMS

It is true that the pairing and timing of your meals is just as important as the quality and size for weight loss. 

 If you have been dealing with a weight loss plateau or hormonal issues due to dietary restrictions this is the best plan for you. I will help write out the best IF protocol for overall health and fat loss.

TOP 10 FLAT BELLY TIPS

1. Drink 1 gallon of water per day

2. No artificial sweeteners EVER

3. Limit sodium intake

4. Eat smaller meals throughout the day

5. Avoid carbonated beverages

6. Eat plenty of Fiber rich foods

7. Choose veggies wisely

(Limit broccoli, cabbage, and brussels sprouts to avoid the bloat)

8. Know your portion size

9. Say NO to processed/packages foods

10. Practice good posture

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HOW TO PICK HEALTHIER OPTIONS AT RESTAURANTS

-Look for items that are Grilled rather than fried. 

-Choose steamed over sautéed 

-ask for dressing or sauces on the side

-avoid dairy, ask for no cheese on salads or sandwiches

-Avoid sugars in drinks by choosing unsweetened options or pick seltzers or soda water over cocktails and tonic

TRAVEL TIPS

  Always carry a refillable water bottle with you when traveling. The key to staying hydrated is always having water available. Refill water in airports at filter stations, it's a lot cheaper than buying water at airports. 

   Pack healthy snacks such as mixed nuts or sliced veggie sticks or fruits. This will keep you satisfied while waiting in airports without reaching for processed sugary items.

  Don't forget your vitamins. Keeping on routine is the best way to avoid disrupting your body's daily process. This will keep you regular and boost your immune system while on the go.  

DON'T FEEL DEPRIVED

If you have a favorite food or sweet tooth, don't try to cut it out and never eat that special item again, just learn to make it healthier. If you love cookies, then bake healthier versions (try out some of my favorites from my cookbook). If you love nachos, then discover how I make them completely guilt free.

    It's not about NEVER having great foods and treats; it's about having a healthier alternative to enjoy!