Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"Did You Know.....?"

-If you are eating all of the wrong foods while increasing the muscle growth in your ab region you are actually "bulking up" this area. Why? Because you will have an increase in both muscle and body fat - which will therefore increase your measurements.

-It doesn't matter how many crunches you do, or what new machine you use from the continuous advertisements that hound us day in and day out. If you don't reduce your body fat you will never see those strong toned abdominals.

-Alcohol provides empty calories and there is no nutritional benefit derived from alcohol. Alcohol has 7 calories per gram which is almost as high as fat in caloric content. In addition, alcohol temporarily slows down the metabolism.

-Diets composed of mostly protein and fats promote weight loss through a diuretic effect. This may lead a person to believe that the intended results are being achieved, although temporary in nature.

-Before exercise, carbohydrates provide the energy to sustain the workout. After the workout session, the muscles require tissue building protein.

-Fad diets don't work. If you lose weight fast chances are that you will gain it back ( and more) just as fast. It takes time to put it on and time to take it off.

-Working out with weights will build muscle and raise your metabolism so you will burn more calories. Also, muscle takes up less space than fat so you will be smaller
(but probably weigh more).

-Our bodies were built for activity. Without regular exercise, we build up toxins in the body, allow fat to accumulate in the tissues and arteries, and generally age faster.

-Artificial sweeteners can stimulate your appetite. These sweeteners make diet soda a poor choice. Nothing works for you like water does.

-FAT FREE does not mean healthy. These foods can packs lots of sugar and calories, sometimes more than the full fat versions. Read labels.

-Green Tea contains EGCG. This speeds up your brain and nervous system which burns more calories.

-The worst thing you can do while watching your diet is skip a meal. It has just the opposite effect of what you want. You need to have at least four regular meals every day.
I hope you enjoyed my "Did You Know...?" Section. I will be putting more of these up in the future so stay tuned.