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Fat Loss Starts In The Kitchen: Beginners’ Tips

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The best healthy recipes for weight loss are not just a collection of low fat meals, but a proper focus on the key food elements. The real progress for fat loss starts in the kitchen.

Even after 4 weeks, counting calories and keeping track of food consumption continues to pay off with critical diet data. Unfortunately, the numbers don’t lie.

Remember the food target is to eat a ratio of 50% Carbs, 30% Protein and 20% Fat content. Last week proved to be disappointing since fat consumption rose to 23% and protein dropped to 21%, with an uptick in carbohydrates to 55%. This is not a fat loss food balance or a healthy recipe for weight loss.

In short, these statistics show that more attention is needed in the kitchen to tighten up my diet to maintain food ratios that lead to fat loss.

Lose weight in the kitchen; gain health in the gym

 

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23 Fitness & Weight Loss Tips for Women From 3 Experts

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Are you ready for a woman’s perspective on weight loss and fitness?

With so many bodybuilders, personal fitness trainers and health experts to choose from, it’s difficult to know what may or may not be effective for both men and women.

The following general fitness tips are from 3 outstanding resources that pay attention to the particular needs of the feminine form.

From proper weight training to supplements, these experts provide advice that can help you lose pounds or gain energy and reach your goals.

Put away the scale and just eat well and maintain your muscles.

 

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18 Rewarding Exercise Tips for Active Adults

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Just like your all-time favorite foods, exercise rewards your body with a sense of overall well-being. Nothing compares to the satisfying sensations of finishing off a dark fudge, chocolate brownie or a slice of bbq brisket smothered with mesquite smoke flavor.

The sense of taste is powerful. Neurons in the brain stimulate a direct hit with your pleasure response to certain foods. So delicious food triggers your brain to bring on another plateful.

Regular exercise acts in a similar way. It engages the same neurons to elicit a positive feeling from the workout.

Exercise engages the same neural regions as other mood-enhancing rewards.

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Avoid Dieting Negativity to Make Positive Changes That Last

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Why is it that merely saying “diet” brings immediate thoughts of failure to the minds of many men and women? Diets are downers, so why not just avoid them altogether.

Diets take away pleasure, take away incentive and turns a positive lifestyle adjustment into a punishment.

Dieting is the kiss of death for many of us trying to lose weight and body fat. Don’t associate a negative with your fitness and health goals. Be positive instead.

95% of people who lose weight on conventional diet programs will eventually regain it all.

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A NEAT Way to Fidget for Fitness and Increase Your Daily Calorie Burn

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Exercise is not just about intensity and exertion for a major sweat. It’s also about the little stuff you do each day that adds up to burn off calories.

It’s time you learn about N.E.A.T. or Non-exercise activity thermogenesis. What is N.E.A.T.?

It is simply the production of heat from walking around the house, tapping your toes, body fidgeting, using the stairs or any other non-exercise movement. And it all counts for calorie burn.

Don’t dismiss the value of getting out of your chair. Studies show that obese people sit for 2.5 hours more than lean people, who get an extra 350 calories burned per day. That’s equivalent to a one light meal per day.

Our bodies are not adapting to technology changes that cater to less physical motion.

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America’s Unhealthy Eating Habits – Stop Overeating & Obesity

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The key to understanding how to stop overeating is to realize who’s controlling your eating habits. Is it you or the food industry?

You must realize that processed food is made to trap your tastebuds and hold your stomach hostage.

The truth is startling. Obesity is now normal and Americans are more overweight than average weight. We’ve lost control of how we eat. We’ve let the convenience of processed foods dictate our eating habits to the detriment of our well being.

Don’t let obesity be normal in your life.

 
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Fit 50 Starters – Find Your Action Triggers

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It is way too easy to get caught up in a spiral of lament, believing that you no longer have the power to make any changes to improve your body and lifestyle.

It’s never too late to start (in most cases), but starting is by far the hardest part.

After 50, battling the belly bulge and staying fit means changing a few of your routines and dietary patterns. Some sacrifices are necessary. Embrace them all and enjoy the overwhelming benefits of good health. Ignore them all and prepare for more hospital bills.

Getting a fresh start at fitness, despite being over 50, is not as daunting as it sounds.

Your sedentary ways are not permanent, just embedded.

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Fitness Success Takes Forever – My Personal Journey Continues

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My personal fitness success story began in 2001. I was getting a fat belly and hated it.

I realized it was time to pay attention to my health before getting any older and pay some fat loss dues.

In my early 40s, I’d settled into midlife and lost focus. Physical exercise became a part-time activity and everyday eating continued without much thought for my body.

I’d never been real heavy, but a few old friends started making fat belly comments.

I was a bit stunned.

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Incredible Life Lessons From Jack LaLanne: America’s First Fitness Icon

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One of the main inspirations behind Fit50Health.com is Jack LaLanne.

As a fitness pioneer, LaLanne promoted daily exercise, weight training and healthy eating to American audiences long before anyone really knew the benefits.

His TV show ran from the 1950s to the 1980s and inspired generations of television watchers, whom he called his students, to get fit.

LaLanne taught athletes to pump iron long before it was acceptable because of the belief that bulky bodies would run slow and educated women that weight training does not make you loose your feminine curves.

Here is one of my favorite attitudes from Jack:

People work at dying, they don’t work at living. My workout is my obligation to life.

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