Nov, 30, 2017 ,Thursday
know youve slowed metabolism

How to Know if You’ve Slowed Down Your Metabolism

The metabolism is a funny thing. After all, it’s not like a specific organ that you can point to like your heart or lungs. It’s not even like a circulatory system where you can track the veins throughout your body. It’s more of a combination of processes than an actual thing that you’d be able to see in a scan.

That’s why it’s so hard to know exactly how your metabolism is performing. Still, whether your metabolism is running fast or slow plays a huge role in being able to lose or maintain your weight. I’ve had times when I’ve known I’ve made mistakes in my dieting – ahem, fad dieting – when I’ve caused my metabolism to slow down so much I’ve wondered if it has ground to a halt.

The problem is that a slow metabolism can mean slow weight loss. It can also mean that it’s easier to gain weight. What’s worse is that it’s way easier to slow down your metabolism than it is to speed it up.

Whenever I start a new eating or exercising technique, or if I find that my weight is shifting in a way I can’t really explain, I look to other signs to let me know whether my metabolism might be playing a role in what’s going on in the bigger picture. Obviously weight can go up and down for a lot of reasons, particularly on a bathroom scale that doesn’t know the difference among fat, muscle or even water weight.

Still, here are the signs I watch for that my metabolism may be sluggish at the moment. These let me know that I should be doing something to get things moving again:

• Fatigue – This doesn’t mean a little bit of sleepiness in the afternoon and grogginess at night. It means I’m tired. Really, really tired, practically all the time, every day for several days. To get over this, I try to eat more veggies and drink more water. This often makes a huge difference in boosting energy levels. The key is to resist the baked goods (my cake!!!) and sweets. When I’m really sluggish, I take the energizing supplement 3G BURN to jump-start my day. It always works wonders!

• Dry hair and skin – If you have always had dry hair and skin, that might be something that is a part of you. However, I find that when my metabolism is low, my skin and hair will suddenly seem much drier. It’s a noticeably, flaky and embarrassing difference. In these cases, I focus more on hydration, but I also try to remind myself to eat more nuts and seeds as well as fish like salmon and rainbow trout.

• Sugar cravings – For me, this is the worst symptom. I have sugar cravings at the best of times. However, when my metabolism drops, I feel like I need sweet foods to survive. I find myself on the hunt for them in my kitchen. If I know there aren’t any sweets there, I’ll still check, just in case they’ve magically appeared since the last time I looked. Eating a piece of fruit or some berries can often help to overcome that struggle. I keep my secret weapon of a frozen banana blended with pure cocoa powder for true emergencies.

Nov, 21, 2017 ,Tuesday
wearing the wrong sports bra

The Most Common Reasons You’re Likely Wearing the Wrong Sports Bra

The majority of women are wearing the wrong bra size, and this includes sports bras. Wearing the wrong size or type of bra while you work out may be worse for you than wearing the wrong one when you’re more sedentary. The reason is that you’re moving around much more forcefully and you’re more likely to cause yourself pain or even injury.

There are many different ways to know whether or not you’ve been wearing the wrong sports bra. Primary among them is that you experience pain or other forms of discomfort during your workouts. Keep reading this post

Nov, 21, 2017 ,Tuesday
after you binge eat

What Happens To Your Body After you Binge Eat?

Binge eating is a dangerous activity regardless of whether you’re trying to lose weight, trying to live a healthier lifestyle or are simply going about your daily life. No matter what you’re strategy may be – or even if you don’t have one – binge eating can be surprisingly harmful. If you’re attempting to lose weight, it can be particularly problematic.

Many people believe that as long as they are strictly careful about eating only healthy foods for six days per week, then they can eat whatever they want on that seventh day. It sounds as though it makes sense. After all, if you’re great for the vast majority of the time, then you’re allowed a bit of time off to ensure that you stay on track. Keep reading this post

Nov, 21, 2017 ,Tuesday
not fat youre burning

How You Can Know it’s Not Fat You’re Burning

It’s easy to fool ourselves into thinking that because the number on the scale is dropping, we’re doing a great job and should keep it up. The thing is, the bathroom scale can’t tell what it is that you’re losing. After all, that’s why – if you’re anything like me – you either weigh yourself in the buff or blame that extra pound this week on a heavier outfit than you’d been wearing the week before. Because the scale doesn’t know the difference between you and that massive oversized sweater dress.

That said, not all weight changes can be blamed on fat – or sweaters, for that matter. Just because you get on the scale and see the number going up or down it doesn’t mean there has been any change in your body fat. This is something I learned the hard way from trying to lose weight too quickly. It’s also why steady, gradual weight loss is generally considered to be way better for you than trying to drop an extreme amount of weight in a short period of time. Keep reading this post

Nov, 21, 2017 ,Tuesday
Crossfit Nutrition Recommendations

Why I Don’t Listen to My CrossFit Coach’s Nutrition Recommendations

I love my CrossFit coach. She’s spectacular. She puts up with the fact that I’m very motivated – sometimes. That I’m extremely dedicated to a healthy lifestyle – most of the time. That I consider cake to be an essential food group and there’s nothing she says that is going to change my mind about that.

I have a lot of respect for her. She’s a fitness expert, and she lives and breathes what she teaches. She looks fantastic. I can tell that she knows what she’s doing and I trust her when it comes to my physical training. When I attend her classes, I know I’m going to get a great workout and that she’s going to keep me in line when I’m slowing down or doing something wrong. Keep reading this post