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Eight Slimming Summer Tips

By on June 3, 2015

Eight Slimming Summer Tips

Summer is around the corner; therefore, I’m going to give you 8 summer slimming tips.  Hi, I’m Doreen Correia and welcome to another Wellness Wednesday!  Today I will share the following slimming tips that you can implement immediately.

1.) You know my first tip will be juicing, after all I am a juicer. You’ll find a lot of people start on a juice fast and lose weight, while others juice to add healthy nutrients to their diet, which aids in weight loss.  One of the main benefits of juicing is that liquid puts very little stress on your digestive system. This means you have more energy, feel great and have a super healthy diet at the same time.  Juicing also allows you to consume much more fruit and vegetables than you would typically do in a regular diet, (but be careful of putting too much fruit in your diet).  It also helps to suppress hunger pangs, which means you can avoid succumbing to unhealthy foods that go straight to your waistline.

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 2.) Eat five times per day. Okay this doesn’t mean chow down five full meals in one day. Space out with three nutritional meals and two snacks (you can include juicing as a meal or snack). For instance, have breakfast (within one hour of waking or after a morning workout), lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and one more evening snack. This will speed up your metabolism and prevent your body from going into starvation mode, which causes the body to store fat for future energy.

3.)  Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. We talk about this all the time.  Cut out all soft drinks and fruit juices and load up on water.  You’ll cut out a large amount of sugar from your diet and facilitate fat burning.  You’ll also end up eating less because water fills you up.  Before you devour your meal, chug a full glass of water.

4.)  Interval training to save time and burn more fat. Interval training is simply alternating bursts of intense activity with intervals of lighter activity. Don’t spend hours at the gym to get in shape, switch to interval training for better results. According to the American College Sports Medicine, more calories are burned in short, high intensity exercises. Studies have shown that interval training can help “increase your metabolism, burn calories from fat and carbohydrates, and keep burning calories long after you finish exercising.”  For example, if your exercise is walking — if you’re in good shape, you might incorporate short bursts of jogging into your regular brisk walks. If you’re less fit, you might alternate leisurely walking with periods of faster walking. For example, if you’re walking outdoors, you could walk faster between certain mailboxes, trees or other landmarks.

5.)  Exercise as soon as you wake up. Before you raid the fridge for breakfast, try squeezing in a morning workout (maybe after a juice for energy). This is the optimal time to burn fat instead of carbohydrates because your body has been fasting throughout the night, creating a depletion of glycogen (stored carbohydrate) and lower blood sugar. Plus, if you exercise in the morning, you not only burn fat during your workout but at an accelerated rate for hours after.

6.)  Stretch every day. How do you think dancer stay so slim?  Stretching helps elongate our muscles so we don’t “bulk up.”  When you exercise, be sure to stretch for at least half the time of your workout.

7.)  “It takes fat to burn fat.” Sounds like an oxymoron, but actually “good fats, which are found in coconut oil, olive oil, avocados, nuts, and omeg-3 fatty acids in fish oil, help control your insulin levels, slow down carbohydrates rate of entry into the blood stream and sends a signal to your brain to stop eating, according to Dr. Barry Sears of “The Zone.”  This doesn’t mean scarf down a pound of guacamole for lunch.  Use these “good fats” as meal condiments and take a fish oil or omega-3 supplement every day.

8.)  Eat Breakfast! This sounds like a no brainer, but a common misconception is to skip breakfast to cut daily calories and reduce time spent getting ready for your day; studies show that those who eat breakfast actually weigh less than those who skip. According to Meal Matter nutrition, “when you skip breakfast, your metabolic rate slows down and your blood sugar drops.  As a result, you become hungry and have less energy.  This sets you up to impulsively snack in the morning – often on carbs – or eat extra servings or bigger portions at lunch or dinner.  When you eat breakfast, your body feels nourished and satisfied, making you less likely to overeat the rest of the day.”

Start implementing these tips for a slimmer, healthier you!  Comment below and if it was helpful give this video a thumb up.  Until next time remember “Juice strong to live long!”

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About Lionel Correia

Lionel is a fitness enthusiast, juicing advocate, and serial entrepreneur. He loves real estate, but is even more passionate about health, wellness and a positive mindset. He’s a graduate of the University of Arizona and prides himself on establishing great habits because great habits lead to great results. His favorite workouts include, yoga, spin class, sprints on the track and resistance training. He believes that if you desire a strong healthy body, you must first build mental toughness because a healthy body requires a disciplined mind and great habits.

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