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Maybe you have been exercising regularly for a couple months, but are still seeing no changes. The next step is to take a look at your nutrition. What kinds of foods are you putting into your body? Are you eating too much or too little food? Are you eating enough meals during the day?
Here are some tips that will help you make the changes that will help jump start your metabolism and help you to lose fat.
Drink plenty of water!
When I say plenty of water I don't mean 8- 8oz glasses of water, I mean 80-100 oz. of water everyday especially if you are doing lots of cardio. Being dehydrated can and will mess with your metabolism. Water is such a simple thing and yet most of us have the most trouble getting enough down everyday, so DRINK UP.
Start tracking your meals and calories. --NOPE
The very best thing you can do is track your calories. Start out by writing down what you normally eat for a week or so to see just exactly you have been putting in your body. Then, you should figure what calorie range you need to be eating in. Some people are not eating enough food, which makes their metabolism slow down and makes it harder to lose fat. Track your calories, staying in your range, using one of the following free meal trackers: sparkspeople.com Calorie Calculator and fitday.com
Don't cheat yourself, you must enter everything. Even that little nibble of your kids sandwich. In the long run you will be happy you did. Most people find that when they have to be accountable for every little bite, they are more likely not to have it!
Here is how to determine your caloric needs and tell you how many calories per day you need to be eating to aid in fat loss:
For fat loss= multiply your body weight by 12-13 = your calories *Maintenance (TDEE)= multiply your body weight by 15-16 = your calories *Weight gain= multiply your body weight by 18-20 = your calories
This is a basic way of finding a calorie range. It does not take into account the amount of calories you are burning with your workouts. The Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle e book by Tom Venuto book goes into more detail and you can get an exact formula.
Pay attention to food labels.
When you are in the grocery store, you should do most of your shopping on the outside of the store, where the foods with little to no preservatives are. Of course you will need to go into the isles to grab your canned foods and spices. Read the labels and if there are ingredients that you can't even pronounce, its likely its not a food you want to be putting into your body. Organic and all natural foods are very good choices.
Eat foods closest to their natural state: Right out of the ground, off a tree or right from the animal! --NOPE
For instance oatmeal is close to its natural state, but wheat thins are NOT! Choose 100% whole wheat when buying bread or tortillas. Whole grain does not always mean healthy, so it is very important to read those labels. Another very good rule of thumb is if you cannot pronounce it, don't eat it! It is most often chemicals that are very hard for your body to digest. Sugar is very processed, so is splenda. Your best choice for sweetener is stevia. I The creamers that are premixed and flavored are full of chemicals also, so beware. Half & half does have more fat but worth the extra fat for its non-chemical state. This may be hard to get the hang of at first, but after while you will become a pro on knowing which foods are best to be putting into your body.
Eat 5-7 times a day. --NOPE
This may be very hard at first, especially if you are only used to eating 2-3 meals. But your body will adjust pretty quick and you will start to have more energy. Smaller meals every 2-3 hours is the best way to eat. This way your body is getting just enough to use for energy and wont be storing the extra calories as body fat. Make sure that most of your meals contain a protein, such as meat or cheese, healthy carbs, such as fibrous vegetables and healthy fats, such as olive oil or peanuts.
Use these tips daily and you will be well on your way to losing that body fat and fitting into those favorite pair of jeans you have been saving!A proper breastfeeding diet is essential to production of nutritious mother’s milk for the newborn child. With a few simple tips, any mother can create a breastfeeding diet plan that will keep her healthy, her child well fed, and even aid in post-pregnancy weight loss.
Breastfeeding Diet: The Basics
The breastfeeding diet is similar to the diet prescribed for pregnancy. High-calorie and high-nutrition are the most important factors. The calorie intake should be approximately 500 calories above pre-pregnancy levels. Many of these calories should come from protein sources (approximately 1 gram for every pound of mother’s body weight), and mothers should continue taking pre-natal vitamins.
High calcium foods such as yogurt, cheese and milk should also be included. When choosing fruits and vegetables, a wide variety of colors are needed, and when choosing carbohydrates, whole grains are the best choice. Beverage consumption is also very important. Any breastfeeding diet plan should include plenty of water, milk and other nutritious beverages. The goal is 3 quarts of caffeine-free liquids per day.
Breastfeeding Diet: Affects on Breast Milk
There are foods known to affect the breast milk. Some of these foods may not agree with the newborn, and they should be avoided or the child’s reaction should be monitored for discomfort. Some of these foods are:
There are definite breastfeeding foods to avoid in any breastfeeding diet plan. Mothers should not consume any herbs or other supplements without a doctor’s consent. Mother’s should also abstain from fish with high levels of mercury. Alcohol, of course, should be avoided. While not a “food,” cigarettes should be avoided by nursing mothers. Cigarettes reduce breast milk production and can induce vomiting, restlessness, increases in heart rate, and diarrhea in the newborn. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is also more often found in the children who have mothers that smoke.
Breastfeeding Diet and Weight Loss
The breastfeeding diet is primed for weight loss. There is no need for the nursing mother to decrease her calorie intake more then the recommended 500 calories above pre-pregnancy levels (unless instructed by a physician). The newborn ingests approximately 650 calories per day from breast milk. This creates 150 calorie deficiency in the mother while maintaining milk production for the child. The most important thing is that milk production remains in tact.
Mothers should not begin a weight loss plan for the first two months of the child’s life. If the mother follows a healthy breastfeeding diet, the most weight loss will be experienced in the first 3 to 6 months. The goal should be 1 pound per week after 6 months, to maintain health and energy levels.
Gentle exercise may be introduced and will not have any negative effects on the breast milk. In fact, women who begin exercise, after the suggested postpartum recovery time, experience higher milk production then mothers who do not exercise. Weight loss medications or supplements are not recommended.y name is Duncan Bannatyne and I was born 2 February 1949 in Clydebank, Scotland. My business interests include Health Clubs, Hotels, Media, TV, Stage Schools, Property and Transport. I am most famous for my appearances as a business angel on the BBC programme Dragons' Den.
I have written 7 books; Anyone Can Do It sold more than 200,000 copies; Wake Up and Change Your Life quickly entered the Sunday Telegraph top selling books list, as did How to be Smart with Your Money. My fourth book, How to be Smart with Your Time, provides practical advice on making the best use of your most valuable asset, and my most recent book, 43 Mistakes Businesses Make, explains how to avoid those costly mistakes that can waste time, cause embarrassment or even endanger the future of a business.
Born in 1949 in the town of Clydebank, I was raised in relatively modest circumstances. I was told by my mother that she could not afford to buy me a bicycle, so I asked the local newsagents if I could start a paper round; told I would need a list of 100 potential customers, I painstakingly knocked on many doors and eventually drew up a list of 100 names and addresses. I got the job, bought a bike and never looked back.
In 1964, at the age of 15, I volunteered for 12 years with the Royal Navy as a junior 2nd class engineering mechanic stoker at RNTE Shotley near Ipswich. I served in the Navy for several years before receiving a dishonourable discharge for threatening to throw an officer off a boat landing jetty in Scotland.
In my biography, I explain the incident; it was in part a reaction to this officer's abuse of his authority, in part a dare by his shipmates and in part a way of getting out of the Navy, with which I had become disillusioned. Afterwards, I had to serve nine months in the tough Colchester military detention centre before being discharged aged 20.
In my twenties, I moved to Jersey, where I met my first wife, and then to Stockton-on-Tees in the North East. It was there that my business career began, with an ice cream van bought for £450; I soon expanded by buying more vans and eventually sold the business for £28,000, founding a care home business instead. Quality Care Homes was sold for £26 million in 1996 and another business, children's nursery chain Just Learning, for £22 million.
I have since branched into Health Clubs, with the popular Bannatyne's Health Clubs chain, and also bars, hotels and property. We acquired 26 Health Clubs from Hilton Hotels back in August 2006, which made us the largest independent chain of Health Clubs in the United Kingdom.
In October 2008, in defiance of the credit, crunch I opened the £12,000,000 Bannatyne Spa Hotel in Hastings and also revamped the spa chain.
I was honoured with the Order of the British Empire for my contribution to charity and I support many good causes, especially for children. I am also heavily involved with Comic Relief and UNICEF, and I am a passionate anti-smoking campaigner.