Eating Right as the Key to Flatter Abs

Megan Fox Abs

Megan Fox Abs

Eating right can give you flatter abs faster that you may think.  Don’t get hooked on the miracle machines or creams that just don’t work.  There are no quick fixes to a healthier body, more importantly there are no short cuts to getting a toned physique.  The only weapon you have is your commitment to make the necessary changes for you to have toned abs.

Before you jump into jargons and technical stuff, you’d better get down to the basics first.  Are you eating right?  The food that you consume is directly related to your health.  Likewise, it is a big factor in the amount of fat that you have in store.  To get really gorgeous abs, consider how and what you eat.

Eating is a very natural process that everyone undertakes in order to live.  Eating is a hobby for some, others it is a way of life.  However, eating healthy seems to elude most people who want to get their bodies toned.  Here are some principles about healthier eating that you should consider:

Eat more often.  As counter productive as it may seem, eating more often actually works to get your metabolic rate higher.  The important thing here is to eat smaller portions more often through out the day.  Having a higher metabolic rate will help you burn more calories.  That in turn can help reduce belly fat.

Count calories.  Calories are your fuel to do activities.  Any extra calories are stored in the body as fat.  So getting rid of that nasty-looking belly fat requires consuming only the right amount of calories.  So any excess calories from your food must be burned so you don’t run the risk of having to tuck it away somewhere.

Balanced meal.  Just because you want to lose belly fat don’t stop eating fats.  This is a big mistake.  Fats are essential part of your body’s processes. Just make sure you are eating the right fats.  In fact, your diet must include 20% – 30% fats to sustain a healthy process.  Likewise, carbohydrates, the major source of our energy must comprise 50% – 60% of your food intake.  Protein on the other hand must be around 20% – 30% as well.  Including high fiber rich foods will also help out in the body’s processes.

It is easy to overlook the most basic aspect of your life that contributes to your health.  Eating right can give you a healthier life.

How to Burn Body Fat

woman_jumpThe principle of burning body fat is simplified in this statement: “Use up more calories than you consume in a day.” With this principle, you are given the guide that in order to get rid of more body fat, you will need to utilize more calories on a daily basis. Then again, this does not imply that you accomplish this by missing meals and depriving yourself of food. That is a big no-no! Skipping meals will only cause your body to slow down your metabolism in response to your low food intake. It is a compensatory mechanism adapted by the body in emergency situations like in the case of famine. As a result, your excess calories will not get burned and will be stored in as fat.

For you to burn more fat, you will need to take in more food. Eating small frequent portions of your meals a day, which is about 5-6 times, will help your metabolism to increase and keep going. Consequently, you will burn excess calories at a quicker rate and hence, burn more calories.

In a day, you should only cut down a maximum amount of 500 calories from your daily intake. When calculated, a pound of fat contains about 3500 calories. This means that if you maintain the maximum 500-calorie cut down, you will lose roughly a pound in a week’s time. If you are just a bit overweight, you can lower it to cutting about 50 calories on a daily basis. At this rate, you will see results in no time.

To aid in your goal, it helps to know the foods that will help you burn fat. Although there aren’t really any magical foods you can consume to help you burn off those excess calories and help you curb your hunger, the fat-burning foods known as catabolic foods when eaten will help you burn more calories than you consume. The process of chewing and digesting such foods will burn off more calories than the amount contained in them. Foods belonging to this group include celery, oranges, broccoli, artichokes, asparagus, lettuce, spinach, pineapple, pears, tomatoes, and zucchini. Notice that the foods mentioned have low fat content, high in fiber, and contains more water. Eating these foods will cause you to not mind counting calories, especially when you opt to eat them raw, thereby preserving the nutrients and enzymes contained in them.

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3 Simple Butt Toning Exercises

miss-howard-stern-tv-janessa-brazil There are no shortcuts to the road to amazing glutes.  Sure there are a variety of exercise programs that promise gorgeous behinds in no time but the fact remains you need to do something.  Getting into the hype of fitness and health requires you to set aside time and energy to get the body that you want – more specifically the  firm butt you desire.  This is a problem area for both men and women. However, females tend to be more conscious about it.

Here are some exercises that you can do to start your road to a gorgeous gluteus maximus.  It is important that you remember to keep the exercise regular and make every exercise count.

Squats have been known to help tone the buttocks as well as strengthen the muscles.  Likewise, using this exercise can increase the strength of your legs and your thighs.  Furthermore, hip flexibility will also increase as well as your balance.  If done properly, you can instantly feel your butt burn with every motion.  However done incorrectly, you’ll simply be targeting other areas of your body.

Step ups are also great toning and shaping exercises for your butt.  This exercise requires you to mimic climbing motion.  This is why there are so many climbing machines out in the market.  But you don’t need to spend much.  Your stairs can be more than adequate for this exercise to help you get that firm butt.

Lunges are also a favorite among fitness experts as it works several muscle groups at the same time.  Repeating every motion properly is needed so you can achieve a leaner butt in no time.

These three exercises are great since they require no additional equipment or tools to execute.  However, it is imperative that you do it using the right form and technique.  This is where an exercise buddy comes in handy.  If you prefer to exercise alone, doing the reps in front of the mirror will help you execute it properly.  Another important note to these exercises is to do it regularly but allow your body to rest in between. Overworking your buttocks can prove to be counterproductive.  A reasonable workout schedule is a must.

Before you can flaunt that booty you have to put some work into it.  It takes more than just a couple of squats to squeeze your butt into shape.  But with a little patience and conviction, you can tone those muscles into perfection.

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What is a Team Beachbody Coach?

Turn Your Fitness into a Business!

Turn Your Fitness into a Business!

Beachbody products such as P90X, Insanity, Turbo Jam, Chalean Extreme, Slim in 6 and Hip Hop Abs are fast becoming a household name.   Now there is the added bonus of getting a Beachbody coach when you purchase any of these workout DVD’s.  You might be wondering, “ What is a coach and how much is this coach going to cost me?”  That is what I am going to answer.

A Beachbody coach is usually an average person just like you or me that loves the products, fitness, staying healthy and sharing this lifestyle with others. Coaches work with programs that produce results fast. Coaches are dedicated to your goals and are here to help you in any way that they can.  Most coaches have done the Beachbody workouts so they can answer any questions you might have on a particular program.  Need help uploading a picture on your transformation site, can’t figure out how to send a buddy invitation, wondering what workout to do next, need some extra motivation, need to get back on track, need help with your meal planner or nutrition plan, need someone to talk fitness with, need a buddy to workout with and so much more.

A coach is here for you to ultimately help you reach your goals.  Some are doctors, musicians, trainers, nutritionists, lawyers, nurses, housewives, REALTORS, plumbers, mechanics, teachers that all have one thing in common.  They want to share health and fitness with the world and help put an end to the obesity trend in this country.

Does it cost me anything?  Short answer, NO.  You will get a coach as soon as you purchase your Beachbody workout.  Not a bad deal.  Most companies charge a ton of money for a service like this. Why would Beachbody give it away for free?  Simple, coaches add value to the company and give the customer someone to turn to when they need it. Go to Target and purchase a workout DVD and see if anyone can answer your questions. Chances are you will be talking to a customer service rep from another country that speaks English as a third language.

So if you have a coach, use their knowledge to your advantage. Who knows, you might just make a new friend.

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P90X- What you need to have for the best results.

P90S 90 Day Work Out

P90X 90 Day Work Out

Before you run to the phone to order P90X or order it from your coach there are a few things you should know and there are a few things you need to have if you are going to see dramatic results with P90X.

What are the things you need?
– You obviously will need to purchase the whole P90X system including the nutrition plan and the work out guide.  For about $120 you get the whole thing. Beware of the pirated or bootlegged copies that are out there. They are usually of a poor quality and often do not come with the nutrition plan or work out guide. Just so you know, if you do not have the work out guide you will not know the order of the workouts.

– Very Important! You will need a strong will and you need be determined to do the work outs and follow the nutrition plan for the full 90 days.  You want awesome results right? Then this is the best way to get them. Your workouts will be a minimum of 1 hour and a maximum of 1-½ hours usually 1 day a week.

– You will need resistance bands or a set of dumbbells. Personally I used a set of dumbbells but if you choose to go with resistance bands I have seen people still have great results.

– You will need a pull up bar.  Beachbody makes one that can go above your door and is not mounted permanently.  It supports up to 300lbs and you can do 7+ variations of pull-ups.  You can also build your own or there are other makes and models out there.

– You will need a TV, a DVD player and some space to do your workouts.  You do not need much room so if you are in an apartment you will have plenty of room.

– A comfortable set of tennis shoes and some workout attire.

– The right nutrition. P90X comes with a P90X nutrition guide so you will be able to see what kinds of foods you will be eating and what you will need when you take your trip to the grocery store.

– Optional items: These items will help but are not mandatory.  P90X recovery drink, energy bar or P90X protein bar, protein shake and a multi-vitamin.  Remember, you will be draining your body so you will need to put those nutrients back in.

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