Friday, October 30, 2009

Six pack abs...not beer

Everyone wants nice tight abs emphasized by a six-pack, yet it seems that people are prone to adding weight to the belly area first. Overeating and drinking excessive amounts of beer will quickly add inches to the waistline and give you a spare tire. Knowing how to burn belly fat will maximize the benefits from your ab workouts and help you shrink those extra inches. However, there is no magic formula or special cream that you can use to instantly transform your midsection. To burn belly fat you need a combination of diet and exercise, with a focus on increasing your metabolism.

Your belly fat might be covering firmed muscles that are lying underneath. If you are overeating and performing sit-ups or other ab workouts regularly, but not seeing the results you intended, the problem is your diet. A layer of fat covers Ab muscles. This means that you can be regularly toning your abs, while increasing the amount of fat that hides them. Reducing the amount of fat will reveal the toned abs you have been working on. Increasing your metabolism will ensure that you continually burn calories and reduce the amount of belly fat in your mid section.

Take both hands, make fists, and put your hands side by side. That is the approximate size of your stomach organ. Next time you eat a meal, look at your hands and remember that if you overeat, you are causing that muscle to stretch to hold large meals. Eating several small meals throughout the day will increase your metabolism without putting unnecessary stress on the stomach organ.

Visceral fat is the fat stored deeply, often in between organs. The stomach is prone to visceral fat, in addition to retro peritoneal and subcutaneous fat comprised the other two of the three types of belly fat. Visceral fat is highly sensitive to increased metabolism and is easy to burn. Once your body's metabolism increases and you are in fat burning mode, this fat is one of the first types your body will burn. In addition to ab workouts that target the core stomach muscles, you must choose activities that will increase your metabolism, and burn calories through aerobic exercise. Running, interval training and key abdominal workouts is key for targeting the beer belly.

When choosing foods, make certain that the selections you make are those that help regulate metabolism. Foods that cause your blood sugar to spike will have a negative effect on your metabolism and will affect the fat burning process. By choosing the best foods such as whole grains, reducing sugar and refined carbohydrates, and burning calories you will effectively burn belly fat. Food that you want to stay away from, besides from the obvious like candy bars, ice cream, and fast food, are foods with refined sugars like white bread and cereals that are high in sugar. Whole wheat breads and cereals are great for you, but beware of breads that just say wheat. Just because it says wheat does not mean it is whole wheat.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Dangers of Nighttime Snacking

I am not sure why, but for some reason many people including myself struggle with a sweet tooth at night, it is almost like a comfort snack before bed. Unfortunately, nighttime snacks can quickly sabotage your diet. Though you can eat late at night, under a controlled manner, nighttime snacking often brings unwanted, additional calories into your body. The danger from nighttime snacks comes from overeating and most the time we are overeating junk food. We then bring all that junk food into our body's resting state when we sleep. Since you are sleeping or resting you are not burning those additional calories and they are quickly stored as fat. Eating balanced, sensible meals throughout the day, and at regular intervals will help prevent nighttime snacking. A mistake, commonly made with dieters, is to skip meals such as breakfast and lunch, which actually slows down your metabolism. The result is often binging on late night snacks. Often more calories are consumed during these binging sessions than would otherwise be consumed throughout the day.

Controlling food cravings is not only important to your diet, but it will help your overall, long term health. By preventing food cravings, you are keeping your blood sugar in balance. For those who have been diagnosed with Diabetes preventing these spikes in blood sugar are essential and necessary. Eating more complex carbohydrates, fruits, and vegetables will keep blood sugar levels balanced and help prevent food cravings. Simple carbohydrates, which are found in white breads, doughnuts, and pasta all, are bad for packing on weight. Complex carbs are healthier for your body and are more unlikely to hold onto fat.

It can be very difficult to control nighttime snacking, and for those who are struggling with their weight, getting control in this area is vital. If you are going to snack at night, look for low calorie alternatives that will fill you up, without packing on extra pounds. Preparing for nighttime snacks is the best preventive strategy you can take to avoid any problems. In the first few weeks of a new exercise and fitness program you might find that going to bed earlier, or engaging in activities that keep your hands busy are good strategies that will help you avoid snacking.

Mindless late night snacking while watching television is a sure fire way to ruin your sensible eating plan and put on extra pounds. If you enjoy watching television at night, get some low calorie alternatives that you can eat without feeling guilty, like nuts, sunflower seeds, or air popped popcorn. Since there is a wide variety of eating plans, make sure to choose a low cal snack that adheres to the guidelines of your diet. Some healthy snacks could include whole wheat crackers, cheese cubes, fruit, vegetables, popcorn with a low calorie topping, rice cakes, a glass of milk, a cup of herbal decaffeinated tea, low fat yogurt, and cottage cheese. Make certain that you determine the amount of calories that you need and allot some for healthy nighttime snacks.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Why push ups are great

With the help of push up stands, your basic push up is a great way to tone your biceps and chest. There are three levels of your basic push ups, beginner, intermediate and full. You will want to choose what level you fill most comfortable.

Here's how to perform a beginner's level push up. Place your knees and shins on the floor, straighten your back and in line your head with your back. Start by placing your hands underneath your shoulders, now grab the handles of your push up stands, extend your arms until they are straight. You are now in what the call the up position. Bend at your elbows, lowering your chest to the floor. Your goal here is to make a right angle with your arms. Keep your behind down trying to keep a straight line through you're back. Extend your arms now back up to the start position. With one push every two seconds try to keep a smooth rhythm. This is your beginner push up.

For an intermediate push up, you will just make a few minor changes. You will start by placing your knees on the floor, cross your feet, raise your feet upwards now, straighten your back and in line your head with your back. Now place your hands underneath your shoulders grabbing your push up stands, extend your arms until they are straight. Now as the same as the beginner push up, star lowering your chest to the floor. Make a right angle with your arms. You want to keep a straight line through your back avoiding raising your behind. Push up to the original starting position. As with the beginner push up you will want to keep a smooth rhythm, one push every two seconds.

To perform a full push, we will only be basically changing our feet and legs positioning. Start by placing your hands underneath your shoulders grabbing a hold of your push up stands. Now as before extend your arms until they are straight. Now extend your legs out fully with your toes touching the floor, back straight, head down and line with your back. You are now at the up position. Bend at the elbows lowering your chest to then floor. As before, you are aiming to keep those arms at a right angle. You will want to avoid arching your back and raising your behind leaving a straight line with your back. You will extend your arms again to the starting position and repeat the exercise with a smooth rhythm of a push up every two seconds.

With the help of push up stands, you can get a great work out for your upper body. It does not matter what level of push up you choose, stay with it and in no time you will see the result. As you progress, you will want to try to move up to the next level. Keep in mind, just because you may have mastered the full level push up, doesn't mean you need to be held back. Try increasing your repetitions or try increasing the frequency of using your push up stands.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Strengthening Your Core

It's amazing to think that your abs are the key to your health, think about it, you use your abs in almost every activity you do, running, lifting, jumping, sitting down, and even pushing a grocery cart. That is why it is so important to workout your abs, it is like the glue that holds everything together. If you have good abs, you can prevent injuries, especially back pain.

So how do you go about working out those abs? What is the best way to make sure that you have a strong core? Well, first you need to understand your abs and the different regions you need to focus on. It is important that you workout each region so that you can achieve the rock hard abs you have always wanted.

Transverse Abdominal

Maybe you have not heard of this muscle, but it is also referred to as the transversalis muscle or the transverses abdominis muscle. The transverse abdominal is a muscle layer of the anterior and lateral abdominal wall. It runs horizontally around your abdomen and helps as a compressor and a stabilizer for your abs.

Rectus Abdominal

This is the six-pack, when you see someone with their shirt off and you see that uniformed muscle formation, you are looking at the Rectus abdominal. This muscle helps you keep good posture and also allows you to perform a crunch.

External Obliques

The external oblique is a very important muscle, it moves diagonally from your ribs down the sides of your waist. It is also the largest and the most shallow of the three flat muscles that make up your lateral anterior abdomen. This muscle helps torso rotation, so if you play golf, tennis, baseball, developing theses muscles would be a great idea.

Internal Obliques

These muscles are very similar to the external obliques, and like the external oblqiues they too run diagonally down from the rib cage to your waist. They lie in between your rib cage and the external obliques.

Find some workouts to target each region of your abdomens, help team it up with a good and healthy diet. It is going to take hard work and a lot of discipline to reveal your abs, but do not quit until they show up. Also do some interval training, it will help you build lean muscle mass, which will help bring those abs to life.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Feel the Power of Protein Bars

Athletes understand the power of protein, and recognize the importance of this macronutrient when building a stronger, leaner body. Protein bars and shakes are a great way to ensure that you start your day with the protein that your body needs to meet its tasks. Whether dieting, building muscle or increasing muscle mass, or to increase your energy, protein is key and is essentially the building block of life. Since the body does not store protein, it is vital to make certain that you get plenty of protein daily. When choosing protein sources, you can select from protein bars and shakes, as well as protein rich meal replacements, to ensure that you are getting all the protein that you need.

Protein bars hold an advantage over shakes and meal replacements for several reasons. The first is convenience. When on the go or running around town, you can easily satisfy any hunger cravings that you have with a protein bar. There is no measuring, mixing, or shaking needed to enjoy a protein bar, as there is with shakes. Protein shakes are great at home where they can be refrigerated and blended, but if you are running short on time or are looking for something at the last minute, protein bars offer a significant advantage. Both protein shakes and bars are an excellent source of protein and you'll find that a successful fitness program includes both.

When choosing protein bars make sure to read the labels. Not all protein bars are created the same and it's important to note what additional vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, or amino acids have been included in the bar. Keep track of the carbohydrate content as well, as an excessive amount of simple carbs can quickly throw off any fitness routine. Additionally, the amount of protein contained in each bar varies so choose according to your needs. The most popular sources of protein used in most protein bars include whey, soy, and milk.

One of the greatest benefits of protein is that it can prevent hunger cravings. Regularly including plenty of protein in your diet will satisfy your hunger longer, because it takes your body longer to break down. It prevents sugar cravings from occurring, and can play a vital role in the success of your weight loss or fitness plan. Meal replacements and protein shakes are a great choice, but they are easier enjoyed at home. There is no doubt that when you are actively on the go, protein bars give you an added boost of energy.

How do you know which protein bars to get? Well, you just have to start trying them and looking at the nutritional values on the back. When I buy bars the first thing I look at is the nutritional value. I try to look for a good amount of protein and ones with less sugar. Unfortunately those are the bars that do not taste as good, but they work. It really just comes down to what you like and what you can handle.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

4 Great In-Home Workouts

If you have no workout equipment, don't fret, you can still get into shape. A body weight only workout is a great way to get yourself into shape at no cost to you. This workout is great for the beginning exerciser, it will let you workout virtually anywhere at any time. Here are some exercises to get you started.

The body-weight squat
The body-weight squat will work on your legs. You will want to start by putting your hands on your hips. Have your feet shoulder-width apart, from a standing position, squat down until your knees reach 90 degrees. As you squat make sure to keep your lower back slightly arched, head up and stick your glutes out like you are going to sit down in a chair. Make sure that your knees do not go past your toes as you squat; if they are you are not moving your glutes back far enough. Once you have reached the bottom position, flex your glutes, quads, and hamstrings to power yourself up to a standing position and repeat the exercise.

The good old fashion push-up will help work your chest. To perform a push-up, you will need to place your hands a little wider than your shoulders; your toes need to be on the floor, put your feet and legs together, and raise your arms to an extended position. You will want to slowly lower yourself until your chest just reaches the floor. Feel the stretch in your chest and flex on the way back up rather than using a quick motion to finish your set.

Close-grip push-ups
A close-grip push-up will work your triceps. To do a close-grip push-up, do the same as you would for a regular push-up, except you will want to your hands in closer so your index fingers and thumbs create a triangle under your chest. As you lower your body, your elbows will point outwards; your chest will come in contact with your hands, slowly raise your body back to the starting position and repeat.

Inverted push-ups
The inverted push-up will work on your shoulders. To do an inverted push-up, you will want to place your feet on a chair and have your hands out in front of you at a shoulders width apart. Without moving your feet, slowly move your hands back until your body is bent to approximately 90 degrees and your head is facing the floor. Press up your arms until they are completely extended, your body should now look like an inverted v, you will then lower your head towards the floor until your arms are bent to almost 90 degrees and repeat.

With these four exercises you can have a great full body workout. By using your own body weight you can perform exercises that will help build and tone these core muscles. Have fun and remember to not over due it, know your limits.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Increase your Metabolism with Green Tea

Increasing metabolism is one of the most important steps taken to speed weight loss. Green Tea has been shown to increase metabolism and is commonly found in many weight loss and fitness formulas. There are several ways to ingest Green Tea, ranging from liquid drinks to supplemental form. Many find that the best way to take Green Tea is by choosing herbal supplements, minerals, or vitamins that have Green Tea as an added ingredient.

Water and caffeine have been known, for many years, to increase metabolism and increase weight loss. Drinking plenty of water each day is still one of the best steps you can take to ensure maximum health. Green Tea, however, is also widely revered for its ability to speed metabolism, thereby increasing weight loss. The benefits of drinking water are vast and you'll find that you can improve your energy simply by increasing your fluid intake. The results are even more dramatic if you've been dehydrated. Many health programs recommend that you drink plenty of water in addition to the supplements and training you are performing.

Caffeine is known for its fat burning properties as well. Caffeine encourages the body to release fat from fat cells, and the added water that you drink will ensure that your body flushes the fat away. Studies have shown that caffeine in limited amounts is very beneficial to the body, and can play an important role in weight loss and fitness. It's important to determine how much caffeine you can consume before feeling jittery, but for many people that limit can be as high as 300 milligrams.

Green Tea may have caffeine or be decaffeinated. When added to supplements, you'll often find it alongside caffeine. Drinking green tea is a good way to get your water needs met as well as enhance your metabolism. In addition to Green Teas thermogenetic properties, it is also a plant polyphenol, or a particular form of bioflavonoid. Plant polyphenols are phytochemicals that are powerful antioxidants. There is no doubt that Green Tea provides many benefits.

Green tea helps detoxify the body, has anticarcinogenic qualities, helps reduce cholesterol levels, lowers blood pressure, and also helps to establish a strong, healthy heart, lowering the risk of heart disease. Green Tea has also been shown to extend the period of thermogenesis for a greater length of time than other thermogenetic formulas. By choosing supplements that contain Green Tea as well as caffeine, you can make certain that you are increasing your metabolism and effectively burning fat.

Want to know what some of these words mean?

Thermogenesis - is the process of heat production in organisms.

Anticarcinogenic - is any chemical which reduces the occurrence of cancers, reduces the severity of cancers that do occur, or acts against cancers that do occur.

Bioflavonoid - group of compounds obtained from the rinds of citrus fruits and involved with the homeostasis of the walls of small blood vessels.

Polyphenol - a group of chemical substances found in plants, characterized by the presence of more than one phenol unit or building block per molecule.

Phytochemical - are plant-derived chemical compounds that have health-promoting properties.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Step Aerobics

The "Aerobic Step" exercise may seem like a thing of the past, but it can still be beneficial. Step aerobics is a high calorie burning exercise that is great for all skill levels. It does not require much instruction, and can be intensified by adding height to your step. To begin step aerobics, you will first need a step. You may also want to invest in risers, to make your step higher as you progress. Once you have your equipment, turn on some music and start moving.

Some common steps are:
• The basic up and down motion
• Knee lifts
• Stepping off of the side of the step
• Squats
• Hopping over the step
• Turning from side to side

All of these movements can be incorporated into your routine. One of the main factors is the pace and intensity at which you exercise. In order to receive the most benefit, you should exercise at a fast tempo.

Step aerobics works the butt, leg, and abdominal muscles. You can incorporate different moves to work more specific areas. Also, another great thing is that you can do it at your own home. The equipment is inexpensive and once you purchase it, there is no need for additional equipment.

There are several exercise DVD's and tapes available that can show you how to do step aerobics, but once you have the hang of it, you may prefer to do it on your own with your favorite music playing.

The step itself can be used of additional exercises. You can use it for the side plank raise, squats, stretches, and elevated push-ups.

Step aerobics really is a fun, fat burning routine that can help you loose weight and gain energy. Although it can be an incredible workout, you might want to take precaution if you have a history of bad knees. There can be some ground and pound, but just make sure you have some good workout shoes that absorb the contact. Also make sure that the steps you are using are wide and long, in rare cases if the box is not wide enough they can tip over.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Where is your fitness level?

You made your resolution to get in shape, you have even found an exercise program that you like, but where exactly do you start? One of the first things that you should do is to find out what your current fitness level is. This is important, because you want to make sure that you increase at a healthy rate to prevent injury. There are several ways to test your fitness level.

Upper Body Strength
A great way to test upper body strength is by using the push-up. Men should use the traditional military style push-up, while women can use the bent-knee position. To perform the test, do as many push-ups as you can, and count them as you are going. The average number of push-ups is listed below:

Women Men

Age 20-29: 17-33 Age 20-29: 35-44

Age 30-39: 12-24 Age 30-39: 24-34

Age 40-49: 8-19 Age 40-49: 20-29

Age 50-59: 6-14 Age 50-59: 15-24

Age 60+: 3-4 Age 60+: 10-19

Aerobic Activity
A great way to test your aerobic fitness level is the 12 minute test. To perform this test, warm up properly then cover as much distance as you can in 12 minutes. You may walk, run, or jog. When your 12 minutes are up, record your distance. Below are the average results for the number of miles covered:

Women Men

Age 20-29: 1.33 Age 20-29: 1.54

Age 30-39: 1.27 Age 30-39: 1.49

Age 40-49: 1.21 Age 40-49: 1.42

Age 50-59: 1.13 Age 50-59: 1.33

Age 60+: 1.07 Age 60+: 1.24

There are several other tests to check your fitness level, some of which can be performed by a trainer or physician. If your numbers are below the averages above, set your goal to the average and work towards that. When you have reached that goal, move to a higher one.

If you ever want to do a workout like P90x extreme home fitness, or the Shaun T Insanity Workout, then you should take their fit tests to see if can do them.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Chin up bar workouts

Chin-up are great way to tone and strengthen your forearms and upper arms. The use of a chin-up bar is the most efficient way to perform chin-ups. You may also hear the term pull up which is incorrectly referred to chin-up. A pull up is performed using a pronated grip and a chin-up is used with a supinated grip which means your palms are facing the one performing the exercise. To perform a chin-up you must extend your arms above your head gripping the bar with a supinated grip. You then pull your body up until you approach or touch the bar with the upper chest. Then you lower your weight until the arms are straight and you repeat as many times as you are able to do.

When performing the chin-up correctly with the use of a chin-up bar you will get a workout to your biceps and lats and to your shoulder blades. It is most effective when you lower your body down to a full extension and then proceed as outlined above.

Chin-ups takes amazing strength. If you cannot perform chin-ups, you may work your way towards doing this by using a step or chair underneath you. There are other variations to help you perform in arising to excellence in chin-ups. They are as follows:

A mixed grip which is one hand over and one hand under to perform chin-ups and then reverse your grip so you achieve muscle symmetry.

A towel grip consists of throwing a strong gym towel over the bar and grip your palms facing each other. This will work the side of your arms and forearms.

When you are feeling really strong you can try to perform the one arm chin-up which is doing them one handed. Now that is strength!

A flexed hang chin-up is also another exercise that requires strength. This is performed by holding your weight for as long as you can over the bar in any grip you prefer.

You will tone your abdominal muscles through performing chin-ups. To pull up your weight takes a lot of abdominal strength. You definitely will feel the benefits of this the next day.

You can also strengthen other muscles in your body using your chin-up bar. You can do hanging knee raises which require you to hang on to the bar and let your body drop. Then raise our knees up to your chest as many times as you are able to. Repeat as you can.

The hanging leg raise can be performed like the hanging knee raise by straightening our legs and raise them as high as you can, hold for a few seconds for an added benefit.

The last exercise you can utilize with the chin-up bar would be side to side raises. Using your knees and legs raising from side to side focusing on your oblique muscles.

A chin-up bar is incredible for your personal physique. They are affordable and very easy to assemble. The ultimate place to put one is most door frames. You must purchase one today!
The P90x workout is a in home workout program that uses the Chin up bar in a great way. If you do not like using the Chin up bar, then the Insanity workout uses no equipment at all, it's all cardio!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Back problems? Then Lose weight!

Okay, so not everyone who has back problems struggles with being overweight. There are many reasons why someone could be having problems with their back, they could be experiencing old age, lifting heavy loads wrong, could have a bulging disc, or a pinched nerve. But for the most part, people who struggle with back pains, also struggle with being overweight.

So how to you get you life back in order? Well, you need to start a workout program and stick with it. It is not going to be easy, it is going to take a lot of hard work and discipline. Many people who decided to lose weight start off really good, but then get off track. Many times those people burn themselves out to quickly by pushing themselves to hard. Maybe your key for losing weight and getting a stronger back, is to start off small. Especially if you are overweight and do not workout. Start off by taking walks outside or on a treadmill, then push yourself from there. You can do speed walking or a light jog, if you have bad knees, then try getting on a bike or an elliptical. Unless you are injured, there is no excuse why you cannot do a little exercise. Once you start getting in better shape continue to push yourself and try new workouts. Trying new workouts and switching up your routines will help increase your muscle strength and burn fat faster. Your back will get stronger, and your belly will shrink.

At the same time you are doing workouts, you need to change your eating habit. Eating badly and not having a workout program is the reason why you gained weight in the first place, so you need to completely do a 180 and change your eating habits. You might find that this is harder to do than being consistent in a workout routine. Food is a weakness for mostly everyone, and here in America we have lots of it. I do not recommend any popular diets, but what I do recommend is eating 5 times a day, breakfast, mid-lunch, lunch, mid-dinner, and dinner. Control your portions, do not eat a lot of food at every meal. Your food is your bodies fuel source, but you need to give it clean fuel to run properly, just like a car. You need to involve fruits, vegetables, whole wheat, whole grains, lean meats, and good nuts. Balanced meals are important if you are going to lose weight, probably just as important as working out. So if you are having back problems, change your eating habit and exercise.

Tony Horton 10 minute trainer, Shaun T Insanity workout

Thursday, October 01, 2009

5 Healthy Nutritional Tips

It is something that we all struggle with, eating healthy. For many of us eating healthy is as tough as trying to understand quantum physics. Okay, so maybe it is not that hard, but for some reason most of us really struggle with trying to eat healthy. It could be because you have gotten lazy, or maybe you just can't stand cooking or can't cook, whatever it is we need to get it in our minds that having a healthy and balanced eating habit is possible. Everyone knows that eating out every day at fast food restaurants is not the way to maintain a fit figure. Despite this, it seems as if few people actually know how to eat properly. To help you get on the right track, here are five nutrition tips to take into consideration.

1. Eat complex carbohydrates
While complex carbohydrates are good for breakfast, you want to try to avoid simple carbohydrates at all cost. These kinds of carbohydrates are what you will find in refined sugar, honey and fruit juices. While you will get a quick high you will be let down just as fast. Instead, you want to get your carbs from brown rice, oats, barley and wild rice. Instead of eating white breads, try to resist and eat whole wheat instead, but beware of breads that just say wheat, it does not mean it is Whole wheat. Obviously, candy and ice cream all have simple carbs, so avoid those too. Remember, it is okay to reward yourself once in awhile.

2. Always eat breakfast
It is amazing how few people actually take the time to sit down and eat breakfast. You want to eat a healthy and nutritional breakfast each morning that includes complex carbohydrates and clean protein. Complex carbohydrates will help provide you with energy while the protein makes sure that the body has materials ready to rebuild tissues. I like to eat oatmeal, or a whole wheat english muffin with an egg, ham, and cheese. Which is a great source of complex carbs, protein, calcium, and vitamin b. I wash it all down with Fat free milk.

3. Do not run away from all fats
You would have never guessed that fats should be included in your diet, but dietary fats are something that should be in your diet. Eating the proper amount of fat will help increase your metabolic rate to help you actually burn fat. If you do not have fat in your diet to slow down the absorption of the sugar in your blood stream, blood sugar levels will rise quickly. Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated fats are a couple of fats that are good for you.

4. Get rid of excess fats
You probably knew it was coming, but there are some things you need to eliminate from your diet right from the start. You are going to want to eliminate excess fats, salt and sugar from your diet. Some of the things that are within these categories include soft drinks, cookies, chips and deep fried foods, even fatty meats. Meats that are good for you are Turkey, chicken, and lean beef.

5. Yes, you can eat 5-6 meals per day
Unlike the breakfast, lunch, dinner routine you have probably heard numerous times, you want to get in the habit of eating five to six meals per day. By eating smaller meals every few hours, your body can actually digest the food. In addition, the food will keep the blood sugar levels stable throughout the day thus controlling any cravings you may get. Eating 5 to 6 meals will not only help your craving but it will also help your metabolism from slowing down.

There are numerous things you can do to your diet to make sure you are eating healthy and staying fit. To help you maintain the figure you have always wanted while living a healthy lifestyle, take the eating tips listed in this article into consideration. These tip are also great for your P90x workout routine or your Chalean Extreme workout.