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5 Tips To Make Your Exercising Fun and Enjoyable

In the last blog post, we’ve discussed these 3 myths that held us back from exercising. We’ve witnessed first-hand how it delimit us from formulating an effective workout regimen.

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Now that we’ve finally debunked these myths, we’re now going to tackle about the fun ways to actually enjoy and look forward to exercising. What are we waiting for? Let’s head on!

1. Make it a Habit

Sure, exercising is a difficult task. Even more so, if you need to stick with it for a couple of days every week. But, guess what? It’s only difficult if you think about it as a undesirable activity. So instead of thinking how exercise is exhausting your body, stop thinking about it and: JUST. DO. IT.

After a few weeks of working out, you’ll find yourself yearning to exercise without realizing it. Your body will gradually adapt to this new routine until it develops into a habit.

2. Find an Accountable Exercise Buddy

Exercising becomes easier if you have someone else checking up and exercising with you. After all, you wouldn’t want to break your promise and miss your appointment when your friend is waiting for you to show up on her doorstep, right? So, get up and start moving!

Having an accountable partner or support group will inspire you to keep moving forward to reach your goal. They will be there to lift you up when you’re feeling down and to remind you why living a healthy lifestyle is worth all the sacrifice you’ve made. Don’t give up! You’ve already come this far!

3. Turn the Exercise into an Exciting Game

Playing a game is never boring or exhausting for most of us, so why don’t you treat exercise like one? In fact, the term “exergaming” was invented for this unique but exciting activity.

One example of a fun exergaming is called Just Dance Video Game. It lets you hit a certain goal just by moving your body.You’re not only going to break some sweat and lose fats in the process, but you’ll have fun, that’s for sure.

4. Plug in your Earphones

There’s nothing more enjoyable than to listen to music when exercising. So start creating your perfect playlist as you start your morning workout. Or if you’re not fond of music, you can opt to listen to an audiobook and time flies by before you realize it.

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3 Workout Mistakes You Should Stop Committing Now!

Most of us undoubtedly frown in disgust whenever we hear the term exercise. We often see it like it’s some sort of punishment because we’re out of shape. You need to beat yourself into working out because you indulge yourself with unhealthy food cravings. You need to push yourself to the limit in order to lose weight to become acceptable to society. This kind of mindset has been instilled in our mind causing us to have a hostile attitude towards exercising.

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The truth is, exercising should never be tiring and exhausting. It’s supposed to be enjoyable and fulfilling. You should never feel miserable or be obliged to do it just for the sake of losing weight. How do we encourage ourselves to have a positive attitude when it comes to exercising?

It’s time to debunk these workout mistakes and refresh our mindset to formulate an effective workout regimen.

1. Exercise Isn’t all About Cardio

This certainly tops the list of our workout mistakes. While Cardio offers a lot of health benefits and goodness to our body, cardio is only one part of exercising. Cardio can only improve one section in our body. It can help improve our speed, cardiovascular endurance. But it cannot improve our strength and bone density.

Instead, what we need is a mix of exercise. Just like in eating, we need to mix our exercise to address our body’s specific needs.

That’s why fast metabolism diet uses mixed exercises that you need to do every phase. This varying workout regimen will help improve different sections in your body in order to lose weight. You won’t need to push yourself doing cardio 5-6 times a week just to lose weight.

2. You need to stick in Running to lose weight.

This is actually in relation to number 1. We’re all led to believe that cardio is the only way to exercise and lose weight. And when we talk about cardio, the only thing that comes to our mind is running. We need to run like crazy until we’re out of breath to lose some weight. We often feel miserable when we’re panting like crazy, pushing ourselves to move, run harder, only to find out we’re left behind in a race while our friends are running swiftly. Frustrating isn’t it?

Why do you allow yourself to suffer like that? If you don’t like running, then don’t do it. Doing something you don’t love and enjoy will only stress you out. And remember? When you’re stressed, your body will withhold those fats rather than losing them! Wasting all your efforts in vain!

Instead of running, you can do other cardio exercises such as dancing, brisk walking, hiking, etc. The same as with strength-training and stress-reducing activities in Phase 2 and 3. The most important thing is to get your body moving shed those pesky pounds off your body.

3. Giving Up Exercising Because It’s Exhausting

Just like in yo-yo dieting, we’ve also had our fair share of yo-yo exercising moments. That incredible motivation we have before we start hitting the gym. Then after a 30-minute session of intense workout, you feel sore, and beyond exhausted. That’s when your motivation to keep going starts to diminish. Until you found yourself . . . dang! Quitting on exercising and starting this horrid cycle again for the nth time.

If you feel like quitting, remind yourself again why you’re doing this. You’re doing this to lose weight and be healthy. And of course, don’t forget to pat your back for a job well done. You’ve come this far, every step you take is a process. Do you really want to stop when you’re so near to achieving your goal? I bet you wouldn’t want that.

So stop committing these workout mistakes. We recommend you to keep going and don’t give up until you reach your goal. In our next blog post, we’ll tackle some ways on how to make exercising more fun and enjoyable!

How to Stay Warm This Winter

Winter is fast approaching. It might not be the most comfortable time of the year because of the cold weather and the snow, but you need not worry. Everyone can get through this yearly, so it’s time to ditch last season’s habit, bring out those all-too-familiar coats and jackets, and get ready to warm up this winter. Most people prefer to stay indoors but there are times we need to go out despite the freezing condition. These are easy tips to stay warm during this cold season.

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Keep moving. The best thing to do is keep moving around and do lots of physical activity. Your winter clothes help by trapping heat, but it is your body that keeps you warm. Moving a lot and working out helps your body generate more heat that helps you warm up; whenever you take a break, make it short and avoid cooling off. People with less body mass and fat can tend to get cold easily.

Eat more healthy fats. The freezing weather makes your body cold and it will need more fuel to keep you warm. Fat is like a slow-burning fuel. Eating snacks with healthy fats such as almonds and walnuts keep your body going for the rest of the day.

Hydrate yourself. During winter, aside from the coldness, you could face dry conditions in your area. This means you’ll dehydrate faster without even realizing it. You can get dehydrated even if you’re not sweating. Bring a thermos with your hot drink or drink water frequently. You can flavor it with fruits like lemon or strawberries for flavor.

Wear the right clothes. This is not the season to use your favorite cotton shirt. Wear clothing that has wool or jackets with insulating synthetics. Layer-up your clothes to keep you warm. Woolen or fleece hats and thick woolen socks can also help your body warm up and keep you dry.

At night close your curtains. Your windows help in letting in more radiant energy in the morning from the sunlight that enters your house. However, at night your windows can let extremely cold air into your house. To prevent heat loss, close your curtains and lower your blinds before it gets dark. They serve as an extra protection from heat loss and add insulation to your home.

So with these easy tips, you’ll surely stay warm during winter and learn to find joy and comfort in this cold season

Top 5 Summer Traveling Tips this 2016

With less than a month left before the start of the Fall, most of us are already anticipating the back to school season. But this doesn’t mean that FMDieters will get to skip the fun side of summer by letting it pass by just like that because they can still catch up last-minute vacation trips and travels this summer. If you are still planning your next trip, then read our top 5 tips to make your summer traveling healthy and memorable.

Top 5 Summer Traveling Tips this 2016

Summer Traveling Tips to Stay Fit and Healthy

1. Stay Active

Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you’re unable to exercise. Grab the opportunity to travel around by walking, hiking, or sightseeing instead of riding a cab. Or you can do swimming instead renting a boat.

There are so many ways to stay active as you travel. Not only these physical activities will promote your well-being, but it will also let you admire the majestic sceneries and connect with nature on a personal level.

2. Stay Hydrated

It shouldn’t be difficult for you to keep hydrated since we’re already applying this rule in this diet plan. However, just to be assured, double up your water intake this Summer season. The sun can be unbearably hot during Summer, making you feel more drained than usual.

It’s important to keep yourself hydrated in order for your body to function and absorb the nutrients properly. You can also opt to drink smoothies and pair it with watery fruits like watermelons, mangoes, and pineapples that can help hydrate your body.

3. Bring Snacks with You

In order to reduce the chances of binge-eating, we recommend you pack snacks with you. Pack for fresh or frozen fruits like blueberries, apples, oranges in your bag for Phase 1. Turkey Jerky is a perfect on-the-go snack for phase 2. For phase 3, opt for almonds and nuts.

You can munch these on-the-go snacks if you’re hungry or craving for something. The fibers and nutrients will keep your hunger at bay.

4. Shop at the Local Health-Food Store

As you wander around, make some time to stop by on local health-food stores and pick up the products you couldn’t pack your bags. You can buy spring water, hummus, deli meat, almond milk, etc.

If your room has a fridge, it’s even better as you get the chance to stack your foods and cook your favorite fast metabolism diet recipes! Plus, you’ll be helping promote the local farmer’s products and support small business too!

5. Rule out the Restaurants!

You will never go wrong with preparing you meals and snacks even when you’re traveling. We recommend you check the restaurants around the area and ask for their menu. In this way, you can plan what meals to order and eat as you arrive. You can read more about dining out in restaurants below.

The Fast Metabolism Diet Tips on Attending Restaurants

Summer traveling trips and vacations are one of the best ways to bond with your family and be connected with nature. Stay fit and healthy as you spend the remaining days of your summer vacation.

Need Some Exercise Motivation? Pokemon Go Will Make You Love Exercise!

Some, maybe most of us fret the thought of doing exercise because it connotes to a tiresome and laborious activity and aggravates the tiredness especially when we suffer Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). It’s a horrible feeling, right? Aside from that, our working schedules, unplanned appointments, and night-outs often got in our way, making us hard to stick to our exercise regimen.

Need Some Exercise Motivation- Pokemon Go Will Make You Love Exercising!

If you found yourself seeking some motivation to get you into the mood of exercising, then the rising popularity of the augmented-reality game Pokémon GO – Niantic, Inc. is the one you might be waiting for!

It’s only been a few weeks since Pokémon GO was released in the United States, but it’s already been on the top of the most downloaded app more than Tinder. What makes this game unique is it promotes body coordination and activity. You get to exercise your legs as you search and capture some Pokemon! You get to be walking around and exercise while you’re enjoying playing the said game!

Let’s hear the positive and healthy remarks it garnered from its players:

 

Who knew this one popular app game not only reminds you of your childhood memories with Ash and Pikachu, but it can also be your buddy in exercising and losing weight! If you haven’t already, try to download this game and see for yourself.

3 Cardio Myths You Should Drop to Lose Weight

It is an universally accepted belief that doing cardio is the key to losing weight. We believe that eating very little next to nothing and torturing ourselves to run hundreds of miles per day will make us lose all the excess weight we carry. While it is true that cardio plays a vital part in losing weight, its just the tip of the iceberg.

3 Cardio Myths You Should Drop to Lose Weight

Cardio have tons of awesome health benefits to our body yet it is not fully acknowledged because of so much misinformation lurking around the internet. Well, it’s time to start reassessing what you believe about cardio and eliminate them to work on an effective exercise regimen as you go on each phase of fast metabolism diet.

1. Cardio helps speed up weight loss

No matter how much you’re committed to working out, if your diet is not right, then you’ll have no chance of losing weight! In fast metabolism diet, you don’t need to workout 5 to 6 times per day.

Just exercising thrice a week (perform phase-specific exercise once a day in each phase) is enough as your workout regimen. We want your energy to focus more on healing your metabolism to get rid of the fats. And we can achieve that by correcting the food we eat.

Our main goal is to correct your dietary habits and lifestyle, so take more time in preparing your meal map while incorporating cardio activity during phase 1,

2. Cardio Intensity Workout Doesn’t Matter

The intensity of your exercise plays an important role in losing weight. In fact, the intensity of your workout can help you in keeping your workout regimen despite your hectic schedules. Intense cardio workouts drive you to exert more energy than necessary, thus burning more fats in the process in a small period of time. For those who have tight schedules, we recommend you do a quick, intense workout like 15-minute brisk walking, hiking, dancing, etc, as it can actually help you in losing weight more than you think so.

Note: Be mindful that even though we recommend quick, intense workout, your heart rate should remain between 120 to 150 beats per minute, depending on your fitness level and age. Here’s a helpful guide to finding your ideal fat-burning heart rate.

3. Don’t eat before Cardio

This is absolutely not true. If you’re exercising, your body needs energy in order to have the power to work ahead– in this case, burning up pesky fats for you to shed pounds. And the only way of getting that energy is through food.

If you attempt to exercise without eating something, in hopes that your body will burn stored fats to lose weight, that’s where you’re wrong. Your body will not burn those, instead, it will tear down and burn your muscles first in order to excrete energy, storing the fats further.

Why? It’s because your body is thinking that you’re into emergency mode. Since your body is not receiving any food, it will hold on to the fats to help your body survive for days without eating any foods. And this scenario is what we’re exactly avoiding for. We don’t want that happen, we want to burn those fats and build lean muscles. So we implemented the rule of eating within 30 minutes of waking.

Are you guilty of holding on to these myths? Start shifting your mindset now in order to perform your cardio exercise during phase 1 properly. Remember that cardio is not only about running. You can do brisk walking, mountain climbing, outdoor activities, etc. Get creative!

5 Powerful Ingredients in Speeding Up Your Metabolism

It is a common concept that maintaining a healthy body requires perseverance, discipline, and commitment. Eating the right food is the biggest aspect that helps metabolism to function well. But sometimes no matter how much we adhere to the program, our metabolism won’t cooperate the way we want it to be. In short, this is not as easy as pie! So how do we speed up and boost our metabolism to burn fats away?

5 Powerful Ingredients in Speeding Up Your Metabolism

These 5 powerful foods will help you reduce your inflammation, regulate your appetite, and most of all increase your metabolic rate to burn fats and lose weight faster.

1. Lemon Juice

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If you got bored in drinking plain water, we recommend you add lemon juice, or zest for variation. Not only because it’s good for your digestion. but drinking lemon juice before your meal helps lower your blood sugar levels and since lemon is rich in polyphenols, it helps to suppress your body weight and fat accumulation. Try to squeeze some lemon into your water or dish.

2. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a great ingredient to pair with your herbal teas or morning beverages. Cinnamon keeps you feel fuller, longer, and satisfied, lessening your chances of food cravings. It also keeps your blood sugar levels in check.

3. Cayenne Pepper

Are you a spicy food lover? A great news is waiting for you! Studies revealed that the phytochemical capsaicin increases your metabolism and fat burning rate. Not only it spices up your food and flavor but it also spices up your metabolic rate! You can read the whole news here. We encourage you to cook your favorite spicy recipes today!

4. Turmeric

One of the key factors that hinderes us in losing weight is inflammation. But fortunately, we have turmeric to counter this. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that help fight inflammation, reduce the risk of obesity and heal other ailments.

5. Flax Seeds

One of our favourite healthy fats, flax seeds are a great source of healthy omega acids that balances our hormones and inflammation. It also contains fibers to help you keep your cravings under control. Flax seeds are great to incorporate in your smoothies, especially in Phase 3.

Get the benefits of these 5 superfoods, get them from your nearest market today and you will be amazed how good you feel after including them in your diet!

4 Effective Exercises You can Do on your Desk

Everybody is aware that aside from healthy eating, exercise is crucial for our overall health and well-being. Physical activities such as exercise helps in repairing our muscles and burning fats, to transform it into an energy.

4 Effective Exercise You can Do on your DeskHowever, it is easier said than done. With our hectic schedules and personal appointments, its is sometimes hard to make a room for exercise. Not to mention we are primarily living a sedentary lifestyle. Sitting for 8 hours in the office makes us feel sluggish and tired. This, in turn, discouraged us from committing a workout regimen.

But did you know that you can turn this circumstance into your favor to promote physical activity and more body movements? Yes! There are some quick and easy exercises that you can do in your office (even at your desk) while working!

In this blog post, we will learn these mini work-out you can perform at the office to help you become fit without interrupting your hectic schedule.

1. Exercise your legs

Your blood circulation is greatly affected when you’re sitting for a longer period of time, especially in your legs. Let’s correct the blood circulation by doing this exercise.

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While sitting at your desk, slowly extend your legs and try to reach down toward your toes. Keep it for a few minutes and repeat the process as many times as you can.

2. Chair Squats

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Chair squats are beneficial for your entire body. It helps you ease the pain on your lower back, quads, and it tightens your buttocks. To perform this exercise, you need to stand 6″ in front of your chair and slowly lower yourself down until your butt touches the edge of your chair. Pop back up and repeat the exercise whenever you can.

3. Wrist stretch

Aside from the possibility of hurting your lower back from sitting all day, I bet your fingers are also tired from all the typing tasks. This exercise will help you ease the pain and numbness you’re feeling with your hands. The following are the steps in performing the exercise:

  • Extend your arm in front of you with your palm down.
  • Bend your wrist, pointing your hand toward the floor.
  • With your other hand, gently bend your wrist farther until you
  • feel a mild to moderate stretch in your forearm.
  • Hold for at least 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 2 to 4 times.

4. Walk to the stairs as you go on floors

Instead of taking the elevators and escalators, take the time to walk on the stairs as you go on floors for your work routine. This is a great walking exercise and keeps your metabolism on fire.

Conclusion:

No matter how busy you are, the fast metabolism diet community firmly believes that we can find a time to be more physically active in our own little ways. Instead of stressing yourself from failing to perform your phase-specific exercise, seize every moment and turn it into an opportunity to move your body.

4 Remarkable Benefits of a 15-minute Brisk Walk

One of the main reasons why most dieters can’t commit to a healthy lifestyle is because they’re not too excited with doing physical exercises. Why? Well, most of us are busy and we couldn’t find much time to hit the gym or even working out in our own very home.

4 Remarkable Benefits of a 15-minute Brisk WalkWhat our fast metabolism dieters didn’t know is that you don’t need to allot a huge amount of time, nor money just to have your exercise. A15-minute brisk walk can greatly contribute to weight loss.

What’s the catch? Walking is absolutely free, very doable, and not exhaustive. And I bet it wouldn’t hurt your busy schedule to dedicate 15 minutes of your time in exercising, wouldn’t it? If you really find it hard to insert workout to your schedule, we highly recommend brisk walking. Here are several benefits you get out of it:

Here are the top 4 remarkable benefits of a 15-minute brisk walk.

1. It can Aid in Weight Loss

Weight loss definitely topped our list on the benefits of walking. Walking is known to be the best exercise against gravity. Your abdomen, hips, and legs are working hard to maintain your balance, converting those fats into energy, and shredding some of your pounds in the process.

Although walking sheds fewer pounds than other types of exercise, establishing a habit of walking every day can help you lose weight consistently.

2. Helps Prevent Chronic Diseases

The regular pumping of your blood and heart as you walk has proven to lower your risks of high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. Furthermore, walking strengthens your bones, preventing you from acquiring osteoporosis.

3. It helps you Clear your Mind and Unwind

Walking can help ease your anxiety, depression and boost your mood as it dissolves the stress in you. It helps your mind to focus on the scenery and situation at hand and increases your productivity.

It clears your minds and the moment you’re done walking, you are ready to face back your task in a refreshed and revitalized state.

4. It helps you Get Connected with Nature

When you take a walk outside, you are able to breathe fresh air, away from the artificial air you breathe inside your car or office.

You are able to focus all of your cognitive senses in the scenery before you, and what’s more? You get to receive the natural vitamin D from the sun’s gentle and warm rays. The peaceful and scenery outside helps calm your nerves and rekindle your connection with nature.

Walking has proven to be a simple yet a powerful workout to lose weight and promote a healthy lifestyle. So if you think of giving up the fast metabolism diet plan, think again. You can do a 15-minute brisk walk as part of your workout especially in Phase 1.

5 Healthy Tips this Winter Season

Most of us dreaded the Winter season because it impedes us to do our daily routine and most often, it left us with no choice but to stay indoors. Winter not only destroys our exercise routine but, it can also be awful in terms with our skin, nails, and hair. Not to mention most of our favorite fresh foods are scarce during winter. These challenges can be overwhelming as we continue our fast metabolism diet journey. How do we overcome this seasonal challenge?

5 Healthy Tips this Winter Season

In this blog post, we give you 5 healthy tips to survive the Winter season and what to do when you a flu strikes.

1. Have a Proper Hydration

Because of the coldness we felt during the Winter season, we tend to drink less water. But what we don’t know is that we need to drink water as much as we need on summer. Our skin is very dry during the winter season, so it’s important that we properly hydrate ourselves.

Stay with your routine of drinking water half of your body weight (in ounces) per day and add a lemon or lime for some variation. Read more about benefits of drinking water here.

2. Exercise regularly.

You might feel incredibly lazy in physical activities like workout because of the gloomy weather, but that’s not an excuse to skip your workout. If you cannot run outside, run on a treadmill instead. If you don’t have a treadmill, turn on your speaker and go dance! Your workout will become a whiz before you even realize that you’re now sweating profusely! Be creative and find ways to exercise indoors.

3. Eat and Embrace Winter Veggies

Don’t get discouraged if you are not able to eat your favorite veggies this season. It’s a perfect time for you to start exploring new and delicious veggies for a good diet. You can try Jicama, Kohlrabi, Endive, and Spaghetti Squash.

4. Indulge with Soups

Get the amazing benefits of soups this Winter season! This is the perfect opportunity for you to demonstrate your delectable soup recipes and warm our tummy and heart. Season it with herbs and spices to add more aroma and taste. Make your place smelling good with this. Check out our soup recipes here. You can pair it with a cup of your favorite hot chocolate in Phase 3, or herbal teas in any phase.

5. Sleep Longer

Did you have problems achieving your ideal sleeping time? Winter season is the perfect time to get a good night’s sleep. Our body naturally responds to the environment’s darkness and gloomy weather, making you feel tired and sleepy. So instead of fighting it, give in and relish a good night sleep.

Winter season can be tough for our fast metabolism diet journey, but with sheer determination and persistence, we can overcome it and enjoy this season while keeping ourselves healthy.

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