Monday, April 19, 2010

Join the 30 Day "Boost your metabolism" Challenge. Begins 4/20/10

PRE CHALLENGE TIPS! GET READY TO FEEL AMAZING! Challenge officially starts tomorrow April 20th! Post on the wall if you are in! Tomorrow is the day to start your "30 day boost your metabolism" challenge. Before you get started stock your fridge with things you will need and get rid of those things that will tempt you to give up on this 30 day boost. Stock up on: Organic fruits especially low sugar fruits, berries, grapefruit, apples (Fresh and or frozen) Organic vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, spinach, etc.. (fresh or frozen) Organic and grass fed Lean protein, fish, eggs, chicken, lean meats, canned tuna in water Lowfat organic yogurt without sweetners or sugar, instead add fresh fruit Whole grains, whole grain bread, oats, brown rice, quinoa, spelt, barley, amaranth, Raw organic nuts and seeds, almond, walnuts, pumpkin seed, flax seeds etc Lemon to add to your 8 glasses of water Hummus Beans preferably made fresh but canned is ok Green tea great antioxidant and metabolism booster Whole food bars like lara, Gnu or kind bars that have only whole ingredients, high fiber and low sugar. Great for the afternoon snack. Get rid of : High fructose corn syrup (read all labels absolutely remove) MSG or Glutamates (absolutely remove) Hydrogenated fats and Trans fats, (read the labels) Sugar in the first 5 ingredients of any packaged good Soda, regular or diet Fruit juices Junk food of any kind, chips, cookies, ice cream, candy, etc… Packaged lunch meats with nitrites Protein bars To goal is to put into your body REAL food, not toxins, chemicals, pesticides, processed foods, excessive sugars or additives that make you hungrier like MSG or artificial sweetner. Eating fresh, whole foods, organic as often as possible, and timing your meals so that your body burns the calories throughout the day is the key to boosting your metabolism. What you eat, when you eat it, how much you eat and drink all makes a huge impact on your health, weight, mood, hunger levels, fat storage or use, and energy. Calories do count but when you are eating real, whole and unprocessed foods the choices you will be making will have more fiber, less sugars and additives and most often fewer calories. This will keep your blood sugar levels more stable, cravings down and energy up! More info on this later. Energy out! Yes working out is a big part of this plan too. We really benefit from moving our body every single day even if it is a 30 minute walk on a light day. Go for a minimum of 1 hour 4 times a week and 3 light days is a bonus. If you are already doing 4 days go to six or increase the duration or intensity. I will be posting daily support, tips, reminders and suggestions. Please use the wall on Facebook to post your questions, comments, support for your fellow challengers so everyone can benefit from the each others questions and comments. Here is a reminder of the Challenge Rules: For the next 30 days. 1. Eat 3 meals and one snack every day. 2. Don't skip breakfast 3. Eat every 4 hours 4. Eat until satisfied not stuffed 5. combine protein, fat and complex carbs at breakfast/lunch 6. NO whole grains for dinner just protein and vegetables 7. NO eating after 9pm 8. NO junk food, chips, sweets, fast food, soda (not even diet soda) simple carbs like, white rice, white bread, potatoes 9. Drink 8 glasses of water a day, best with lemon 10. Tell at least 5 people what you are up to so they can support you or better yet, join you! 11. Keep a journal of what you are eating so you don't forget! 12. Post your questions, comments or support on the Warrior Body wall on Facebook and I will answer all questions there. YES! You will most likely be challenged by at least one aspect of this if not more! Remember, it is all just a matter of creating new habits. Stick to the 30 days. Don't give up! You are building new habits and it takes time!! Ready? Set? GO!! Love, Patricia