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Losing Belly Fat

14 Jan

Weight Loss: Loose Skin

12 Dec

Weight Loss: Loose Skin

11 Dec

Having loose skin should NOT hinder your decision to better your health and your life! Depending on how you lose weight will determine if you become flabby. The best way to prevent this is to workout focusing your attention on Muscle Toning. LADIES NOTE: Using weight will NOT bulk you up so you end up looking like a man. Muscle Toning like yoga will tighten your body and give you shape.

Another benefit to Muscle Toning is this: If you don’t muscle tone will will only look like a smaller version of what you currently look like. So if you are pear shape you’ll look like a smaller pear. Muscle toning will tighten your stomach, give you beautiful shoulder and arms. And let’s not forget how fabulous your legs will look!

NOTE: A video will be posted soon! you can check it out at http://www.youtube.com/phunkybrats

My Weight Loss Journey

9 Dec

7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

26 Oct

Here are 7 ways to boost your metabolism, so you can burn fat fast:

  • The first thing you need to do is add breakfast to your daily meal planner. Although many people don’t like eating breakfast, it gives your body the rev up it needs to launch your metabolism. A 250-calorie snack is all it takes to boost your metabolism in the morning.
  • Another way to increase your metabolism is to add spices to your food. According to the U.S. Agricultural Research Service, Cinnamon is one spice that increases your metabolism twentyfold — and all you have to ingest is a mere 1/4 to 1 tsp per day!
  • While you’re planning your meals, you may want to add kiwi fruit to your diet. Kiwis pack a lot of vitamin C, but if you add 500 mg of it to your day, you burn up to 39% more fat when you’re exercising. Don’t get too much C, though, because once you get to the 2,000 mg mark, you start experiencing adverse effects like bloating, gas, and diarrhea.
  • Another metabolism boosting measure is to watch what you drink. Adding ice to a drink makes your body work harder because it has to heat it up in your stomach, which increases your metabolism. Also, ingesting a caffeine drink like coffee or tea can raise your heart rate and increase your metabolism.
  • Where you’re eating can be just as important as what you’re eating. When you’re having breakfast in the morning, try positioning yourself near a window so that you can soak up some sun. The bright light boosts your metabolism and also helps you increase bone and muscle strength.
  • Make sure you’re getting enough chromium in your diet to help your body burn more calories. Chromium, which is found in tomatoes and in a supplement form, also boosts the way you burn fat. According to MedlinePlus, meat, eggs, green pepper, apples, banana and spinch are also good sources of chromium. When you supplement 120 mcg of chromium daily, your body benefits by revving up its metabolism.
  • If you really want to kick-start your metabolism, you may also try dividing your meals up into smaller portions that you eat more often throughout the day. Every time you eat, it helps your metabolism rise, so as strange as it may sound, eating frequently can help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

Vlog: Q&A

25 Oct

Bears do it and so should you

25 Oct

Believe it or not but the body needs enough rest each night to function properly. The amount of rest each individual needs every night differs, however the average adult needs approximately 7-8 hours of sleep each night to restore their body with the energy it needs to handle all of the demands of living each day. However, most individuals cut back on their sleep to pack more activities into their day. Unfortunately, this runs the body down allowing more viruses and diseases to attack the body because the immune system is not functioning as well as it should. Then, the individual gets sick and misses days or even weeks of all of those important activities. When you get enough rest your body runs as it should and your immune system is stronger and able to fight off infections more easily. continue reading