Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tip #2 eating breakfast

I know you have probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day since you were a kid.  Well it’s true.  If you don’t eat anything in the morning what is fueling your body for the day?  If you had no gas in your car would your car start in the morning? Absolutely not.  Your body will function, but not properly and not at its best capacity.  You should be eating a healthy balanced meal within an hour of getting up in the morning.  Here is a good analogy, think of your body as a fire.  Overnight you have nothing fueling it so the fire is pretty low when you wake in the morning.  You need to add fuel to the fire to get those flames nice and hot.  This will also help with weight loss.  Keeping a balanced healthy diet throughout the day will help keep that fire burning which in turn will help keep that metabolism going to burn calories.
So much has happened this week for me!!  On Monday night I actually met Heidi Powell from ABC's Extreme Weight Loss.  I was completely star struck! I am a huge fan of hers.  She was the sweetest person.  She took time to talk to me and take pictures with me and after I presented my magazine to her she asked me if she could feature me on their blog!!!!!! She gave me her email address and as soon as I got home I emailed her.  I heard back from her last night and the blog is a GO!!  I will keep you all posted

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Here is the 1st of many tips!  Enjoy and remember that these are my tips that I live by not ones that are proven by anyone.

Water and lots of it!  
The key is to keep you body HYDRATED!  Put the sugary juices and sodas down and start drinking water.  There is no nutritional value in most juices and definitely non in soda.  Here is a shocking realization, in one 20 ounce bottle of soda there is the equivalent of 16 packets of sugar!  Would you eat 16 packets of sugar?  Probably not so why would you drink it?  People are big on counting calories these days but they tend to only count the food calories that they consume and forget about the calories in all of the drinks they consume on a daily basis. 

  • You should be drinking 1/2 of your body weight in ounces on a daily basis. It sounds like a lot but you body is constantly releasing fluids from your system in various ways and you need to replenish to keep your system functioning properly.
  • Try and drink a glass of water before each meal, you will notice that it will make you feel fuller in turn you will consume fewer calories. 
  • Water will help you energize your muscles.  If you have cramping after a workout you are not drinking enough water.
  • Water is a good flush for your system.  You will notice people that drink plenty of water have clearer skin.  Dehydration will cause dry and wrinkled skin.  Water helps flush toxins out of your system and keeps those kidneys clean.  
  • When choosing what water to drink the best kind is filtered water.  There are so many additives put into water these days that even some water isn't good for you.  Brita filters are a easy and cheap way to get filtered water, they do not take everything out of the water but it will also help with all of the waste from plastic bottles.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

So i recently hosted a Biggest Loser competition at work and every day i emailed all of the contestants a daily tip that I live by.  will be posting all of these tips here as well!!! stay tuned:)
Do to a high demand, I have officially started a blog! :)

This is new to me, so bare with me lol.  I will be attempting to post recipes and or meals that I like to eat and cook for both me and my husband.  Also I would love to post my continued progress with photos.  I would love it if people did the same.  I love trying new recipes and absolutely love seeing the progress of other peoples journey's.  That makes me so proud!