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New Years Resolutions....part one

I didn't make a resolution this year.  Not yet anyway.  It's not that I don't want to have any goals to TRY to stick to, but I just don't know what those goals should be.  Every year I watch as friends make these broad crazy resolutions (usually regarding a fad diet or cutting out something that really doesn't need to be cut out) and a few weeks later all is forgotten.OOOHHH How about this idea?  A facebook feature that every week does that Timehop thing back to January 1st, just to remind everyone what they said they'd do???

Eat small, Eat often

Your metabolism will increase and stay high throughout the day when you eat smaller meals every 3-4 hours. Also, its important not to eat anything for about 3 hours before going to bed.  By following this plan, your blood sugar levels and your energy level will stay consistent. Next, eat based on what you'll be doing for the next few hours (if your working out, eat a little more; sitting at a desk, eat a little less).  The three hour before bed rule is important, especially for fats and carbohydrates.

New Year Newness

New Year, New You.  Oh my goodness, all I can do is roll my eyes at that.  You don't have to wait until the new year to work on your health!!!  Good lord!!  And honestly, doesn't that message give people an excuse to wait?  

Eat More Protein

Every individual is diffferent, but many people are not consuming enough protein.  The reason protein is so important is because protein requires 25-30% of  the energy it provides just for digestion, absorption, and assimilation while carbs only require 6-8% and fat requires 2-3%.  That means eating protein is actually thermogenic and can lead to a higer metabolic rate. This means greater fat loss when dieting and less fat gain during hypercaloric diets.

Conscious Weight Loss Part II: Setting Intentions, Goals & Action Steps

We discussed if you are ready for change in 

Conscious Weight Loss Part I: Are You Ready?

Gluten Free Equals Weight Loss?

If you know somebody who is gluten free, raise your hand. I bet your hand is raised, mine is too. Being “gluten free” is a popular dietary lifestyle right now, and in many cases it is beneficial or even necessary for the individual. When done right, eating gluten free can be great for maintaining healthy weight and body composition. You may be surprised however, to find that eating gluten free does not automatically equate to making healthy food choices!

INSANE

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  -Albert Einstein 

It Is Too Soon To Give Up

How is everyone doing with the new year's resolution? Is it somewhat difficult to keep all your goals in view? Have you slipped off the bandwagon and thought to yourself, what's the point?Stop and think to yourself...it is too soon to give up. Keep telling yourself that... every day, every hour, every minute, each and every little slip up...it is too soon to give up. Call your confidant for a powwow, or better yet, make it a moving meeting: bike, walk, skate, etc., doing what makes you smile and open up, to help break through the stalemate.

Protein: When?

I came upon an interesting report which tested two theories on when it was best to consume protein. On each test, the group ate three meals a day.