Are you someone who needs to lose weight? Have you tried everything under the sun but find yourself chalking it up to a slow metabolism? Here are some tips that will help you:
Exercise hard at least 30 minutes, three times per week. This can be anything that gets you out of breath, sweating, uncomfortable, and just plain working hard.
Do something to elevate your heart rate five times a week for an hour. Walking, cleaning the house, washing your car, playing with the kids, sports, or basically anything that doesn’t involve sitting and watching TV. And no, lifting the remote does not count as bicep curls.
Cut out the following foods from your diet: sugar, alcohol, refined starches, and anything that comes from a container with more than three ingredients.
Consume 75% less dairy and the bread, cereal, pasta, and rice section of the food pyramid.
Eat two or three servings of fruit everyday, no more and no less.
Eat lots of vegetables (don’t do bicep curls with the ranch dressing bottle either!).
Follow these rules and I’m certain you will lose fat.
Paul Piracci, CSCS Professional Trainer
Paul brings a background of athletics and education to the Empower team. He believes that wellness should be viewed as a blended lifestyle that balances nutrition, a healthy mind, and fitness which incorporates fun recreational activities. For more information about Empower Personal Training please call (919) 401-8024.