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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.

4 Reasons Why Your Exercise is No Longer Working

Let us all be reminded that an important part of successfully carrying out the diet is including work-out in our regimen. To see dramatic results, a phase specific exercise is strongly advised and should always be paired to healthy diets. Exercise helps us to break and tear down the muscles, and use our body’s resources to repair them. Thus, burning our fats in the process and converting them into our energy fuel.

4 Reasons Why Youre Workout is No Longer WorkingHowever, there are times that no matter how religious we are in exercising, it’s not working anymore. We’re not as energized and productive as before. We no longer feel the thrill of exercising.

Wondering why your exercise is no longer working? Here are the top four reasons behind it:

  1. You Sit all Day

Almost everyone of us has a sedentary work. Moreover, our schedules are usually tight-packed. It is almost impossible for us to follow the exercise routine. Studies show that sitting too much can be bad to our health and our waistlines, so how do we deal with over sitting?

Solution: Just like what we advised before, you can split your exercise into a 15 minute brisk walk before and after you go to the office. Aside from this, make it a hobby to increase your body movement. Do a frequent 3-5 minute break by standing or stretching your body. Another thing is to walk over your co-worker’s office instead of using the phone, or emailing when communicating with them. During your lunch break, you can use the stairs instead of taking the elevator. Take every opportunity to do body movement.

  1. Your Reward Your Body With Food

“I already burn a few pounds just from my recent Cardio exercise. It wouldn’t hurt to have a handful of snacks to eat, right?” Are you one of these people who ‘reward’ themselves to splurges to compensate their exercise? You may be eating more food and depositing more fats in the process than what you actually burning during exercise. Aside from that, these thoughts often triggers you into cheating and eating the wrong food.

Solution: You can eat food within 30 minutes after finishing your exercise, but remember, the keyword here is Moderation. Even when you’re eating phase-specific foods, keep it under control. Stick to your food portion. Our body is still exhausted and recovering from the workout it undergone, so take your food slowly, don’t overdo it. Fluids matter, too. Water is the best thirst and hunger quencher.

  1. You Skimp on Sleep

Sleeping early helps your body to repair and build your lean muscle. But if you’re depriving your body from sleep, it tends to suppress your hormone growth, making it harder to perform its task. Aside from that, sleep deprivation can alter our glucose metabolism, making it harder to bring out our best effort during our workouts.

Solution: Establish a consistent sleeping schedule. Remove any distractions that hinders your sleeping like tablets, TV’s, smart phones.

  1. Same Old Routine

Just like eating food, our body is highly adaptable in exercising. After weeks of doing the same set of exercise, our body adapts and the challenge is already gone, making our exercise no longer effective.

Solution: Just like what we suggest when you’ve hit a weight plateau, mix your exercise up! Try some variation! You can do swimming, intense walking, dancing as an alternative for Cardio activities. Pushups and Squats for Phase 2 or you can try different Yoga exercise like Sun Salutation or Shapeshifter Yoga. Be creative! Spice up your exercise so that your body will feel another thrill and challenge.

We all have so much things to do in life that we take exercising for granted. Exercising is one of the things we should incorporate to our lives to maintain a good weight and healthy body. Sooner or later, you will see the difference once exercise becomes a habit. Commit to it! If you’re lost again, just go back to this article and remind yourself, it will all be worth it.

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