Helpful foods to incorp to your daily routine
oatmeal, a great start to the day
almonds, make sure you have the right portion size to keep you full without bloating you
olive oil, you can also use EARTH BALANCE BUTTER
non dairy butter (tastes just like) made from oils!
berries, contain lots of fiber, and fructose does not spike blood sugar levels
eggs, B12 metabolizes fat, if your cholesterol is high, lose those yolks
beans, protein & fiber rich, replace meat protein at least 1 meal a week to divert from the saturated fats
lean meats & fish, more calories are burn doing the digestion of protein vs carbs or fat
watch quality of protein & be careful of quantity as
whole grains, HEALTHY CARBOHYDRATES, fiber will make you full =less intake
peanut butter, healthy fat that taste FANTASTIC, again serving size IMPORTANT no O.D.ing
on top of the taste, contains niacin which will curb belly bloat, unless you eat the jar
greens greens greens, those high in fiber like spinach in a salad will help will you up without the empty calories, greens provide so many vitamins & minerals why not shovel em in?
calcium, helps break down body fat....i am anti dairy, but every now & then my monkey & i need a little yogurt. turns out it is helping fit into my pants better as well!
avocados, high high in mono-saturated fats, gobble em up kids
tea, green tea esp is great for boosting your metabolism - steeping vs bottled please
ANTI STRESS FOODS - grapes, buckwheat, millet, oats, apricots, dates, raspberries, asparagus, beets (great for circulation), brown rice, sun flower seeds, ginger, chamomile, shrimp, dark chocolate :)
if that is possible i'm DOIN it!
as some of you know, due to previous blogs i have written
there are many causes for belly fat or belly bloat
women, thank god, tend to hold weight here
along with inner/outter thighs
these feminine places are the last to go ALWAYS
so if you have had babies, are stressed out, lost a bunch of weight or just are having trouble toning the belly region, here we go
this will be a commitment, with a rewarding end result
STRESS is a huge factor in belly bloat/fat
cortisol is not our friend, calm the F down
your hormones can be off from stress & life
if you are really struggling get checked PLEASE
WATER RETENTION - kinda sucka
if you tend to retain, stay away from the salt ok!?
usually there are certain times that you hold more water
for those times get an organIc DANDELION tea
drink at night before bed
and drink LOTS of water the next day
THE MORE WATER YOU DRINK THE LESS YOU WILL RETAIN PEOPLE
BABIES - CUTE & CUDDLY MAKE YOU CUTE & CUDDLY
that extra baby weight, tummies will bounce (punn) back
watch water intake, wear a tummy wrapper when doing cardio
basic pelvic floor exercises along with simple lower ab exercises
ABS IF DONE CORRECTLY DO NOT NEED TO BE DONE BY THE THOUSANDS
this is why i work with blood sugar stabilization
it is the most effective way to take weight of & maintain it
When you eat refined foods like white bread,
it triggers a series of
events, starting with elevated blood sugar levels
followed by an increased insulin response,
which can cause fat to be deposited more readily.
But eating a diet rich in whole grains (which also tend to be higher in fiber)
helps improve insulin sensitivity.
This, in turn helps the body more efficiently use blood glucose,
lowers blood glucose levels, and reduces fat deposition.
WHO WANTS SOME BREAD in there pooch?
i would like to also add
eating less & working out more
doesnt always mean weight loss
sometimes you need to eat more
(but balanced) & chill out on the cardio.
it is doing nothing but tiring you out!
LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
-if you are tired, you will get more health benefits from sleeping that training
-if you are injured, heal BINGO, that was hard
-if you are hungry eat, another SHOCKER
dont let yourself get so famished
that you stuff garbage into your mouth
hunger =consumption of things we really know we shouldnt
-dont use food as a treat or reward
as long as we are doing that,
every time we are upset
we will give in to emotional eating
-drink more water
-drink calming teas
lymphatic drainage is a great body detox
if the circulation is going
you are more likely to cut down
cellulite, skin problems & sleep issues
-journal your foods, sometimes it helps to do it the day before to set them in stone
-laugh, your abs & cortisol levels will thank you
our bodies are sacred,
no two are alike, and they are all beautiful
we are harder on ourselves than anyone else
we can always find something wrong
it is good to have a goal, but be nice to yourself
eating healthy is a step to be proud of
exercising is a step to be proud of
positive reinforcement is a giant step
as well as treating yourself with respect & love
if you can achieve these things, your belly wont matter
and as luck will have it, it will disappear when you arent looking!
BE WELL, LOVE THOSE AROUND YOU & THE ONE YOU'RE WITH