Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Four tips, Four weeks to a better body

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FOUR TIPS, FOUR WEEKS TO A BETTER BODY
Before spring gets springing and winter leaves you with a layer that just can’t be shed do you want to be be a little more proactive this year...  

Do you hybernate over winter?

How many winter coats have you been piling on over the years?  

What sort of example are you setting your kids?
 I DO NOT believe in quick fixes, but I do believe in upping the ante occasionally to give yourself a little "spring clean"... an oil change if you must... a firm and fold.
 Grab a pen and your diary to set aside four weeks to undergo your own "flab to abs" with four simple lifestyle changes.

 TIP ONE:
      BOOK IN SLEEP
That sounds like heaven doesn't it? For four weeks your priority will be to sleep 8-10 hours a night. The best hours are between 10pm and 6am. This will actually speed up your metabolism and reduce the "I'm too tired to train" diarrhoea that will flow from your mouth. Be warned - you may need to prioritise your health over your social calendar.


TIP TWO:
BOOK IN ONE OR TWO MORE INTENSIVE EXERCISE SESSIONS A WEEK
No, not a 45 minute Les Mills class. I'm talking about the sort of class that makes you realise that you are alive, but kinda wish you were dead all at the same time. The sort that leaves you drenched in sweat, heaving for air, and not giving a hoot if someone hears you dry reach. Yeah... you know the one. Now... here's the thing...



  • Schedule one to two more of these classes a week. 

AND
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      Make sure that you line them up. That is, schedule one in the evening, one the next morning, and maybe one that night.

AND
  • Have at least two rest days.
AND
AND
  • You are not TRAINING HARD ENOUGH if your body can train more than five times a week.

TIP THREE
STOP DRINKING SUGAR
  • No soft drink 
  • No caramel lattes or frappes
  • No fruit juices
  • No flavoured milks
  • No insulin spiking
  • No empty calories
  • No straight to your hips
  • NO worries....



TIP FOUR
GO GRAIN FREE
No - not carb free... if you have ever tried to have a conversation with a person who is "carb" free you will understand that carbs are actually vital in rational thought processes.
Grains play havic with digestion and their proteins actually cause intolerances in one in four people. But be warned... their addictive so you may have cravings for a few days....
Try this to get some nutrient dense grub inta ya...
substitute breads and cereals with:
  • omelettes
  • hard boiled eggs
  • casseroles and curries that substitue pototo for sweet potato and rice for "cauliflower' rice
  • homemade peanut butter and vege sticks
  • fish and seafood
  • barbequed vegetables and tofu
  • nuts
  • lentils and beans in patties and salads

Hear of the paleo diet?  Want to go give it a go but don;t know where to start?
Click here for more info....

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