More Protein Please!

Now that you understand that the very act of eating food increases your metabolism and that starving yourself slows it down, what you eat is just as important to create the thermic effect of feeding  (TEF).                                                                                              PROTEIN has the highest thermic response, while FATS have the lowest.

Tip #2 – Include protein in all 5 meals 

This means that by incorporating more protein into your diet you will increase your metabolism and burn more fat.

In case there is any confusion: Protein= fish, turkey, chicken, meat and eggs

Keep your protein selections and meat lean

Like I said…More Protein Please!

Eat smart and feel well.

In peace, health and with much love,

Joycelyn
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Eat to lose weight… 5 times a day at least ..REALLY

Ever wonder why those pounds or that belly fat just won’t budge even if you’re hardly eating?   THAT right there is the answer.  Hardly eating will get you nowhere.

The body has nutritional requirements to maintain and stabilize bodily functions.  If you don’t feed the body the nutrients it needs it will:

•Hold on to every bit of fat to protect you from the  damage you are causing yourself.

•Even worse it will pull any fat you give it and add that to insult.

•Keep this behavior up for some time and your organs will stop functioning properly this includes your bowel and your brain.

Basically your body has gone into starvation mode..it’s “Fight or flight” and if your nervous system is still in tact it will fight to keep you alive.

Don’t consume all your calories in two meals …this is too much work for the body to do all at once. This too will keep your metabolism slow.

In general, you should be eating between 1500 and 2500 calories PER DAY depending on your body size, gender and activity level. However, this isn’t necessarily about counting calories. This is about increasing your metabolism, ensuring you health and eating smart!

Tip #1 – Spread your meals throughout the day into 5 small meals,  2.5 – 3 hours  apart 

Try this for just 3 weeks, notice the changes  then hit me up and share your success with me!

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn

Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer