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Sep 23

10 tips and tricks to boost metabolism

By Jeffery Seah | Fitness

10 Tips n Tricks to boost Metabolism

To boost metabolism and burn more fats, you could try out these cheap and easy tricks…

  • Drink more cold water. Your body will try to keep itself warmer, in so doing, give your metabolism a boost. 8 glasses a day at least. Water is also needed for metabolism.
  • Take more dairy product. Calcium,milk,yoghurt,low fat cheesse etc and reduce your caloric intake. Why? becos science said so, and its too long to elaborate and bored you with all the stuffs.
  • Take 4-5 cups of green tea a day, it is equivalent to jogging for 6 mins. ( not the canned and sweetened kind please, and I’m not saying you should stop running).
  • Take breakfast, the most overlooked meal of the day. You slow down metabolism dramatically when you skip Breakfast. Similar to starvation, metabolism is slowed down and only when food is introduced again will metabolism pick up. So you wanna jumpstart your metabolism the first thing in the morning. And keep it burning througout the day by constantly feeding it every 3 – 4 hours.
  • Add more spice. A compound found in capsicum helps to increase metabolism. Pepper sauce like tobasco works equally well.
  • Avoid alcohol, had been known to slow done metabolism. Thats why its call a beer belly.
  • Reduce carbohydrate or cut it totally after 6pm. ( no rice,noodles,pastas,potatoes or any other starch for dinner ) , you could survive on fruits, fibres and proteins for 1 meal can’t you?
  • Take enough proteins (lean meat) and essential oil (salmon). It can be in a concentrated powder/capsule/pill form.
  • Get sufficient sleep of course.
  • Do some exercise for your own sake.

Hey, get serious about making that long overdue lifestyle change for a healthy great looking body and a tremendous boost in self esteem.



Sep 22

Losing that body fat

By Jeffery Seah | Fitness

Losing that body fats

Most of us can afford to lose that unnecessary body fat wrapping round our body.

Even for the fortunate few whom we compliment on having a slim body …. well….. it is very likely (as we age) that concealed by the clothes we wear, lies a body layered with fats.

Take a look in the mirror naked and honestly ask yourself, haha. When is the last time you look at a nice cool bikini or trunk/board shorts and think to yourself, " looks cool but erm… not for me anymore" or " I’ll lose some weight before I come back for it"?

Is it really that difficult to lose those unwanted fats? If you are planning to lose some unwanted fats, if you are like most of us, I’d love to share the good news with you that it isn’t really that tough after all.

Firstly, you need to understand that losing weight and losing fats aren’t exactly the same. Its much much easier to lose weight than to lose fats. About 70% of our body comprises of water, so a quick way to lose weight is to dehydrate yourself, go sauna, lose the water and you lose weight.
Slimming and some diet programmes are able to produce such instant result because of this. To lose fat fast, the best way is to prepare the body by increasing the metabolism before cutting back on calories.

As a general guide, recommended daily calory intake (light activity) for man age 16 – 60 is about 2500kcal and women 2000kcal ( pregnant n lactating woman add 500 kcal ) . If you are moderately active, man = 2900kcal and woman = 2100. Of course, it varies from person to person depending on age,weight,body composition etc.

Sep 16

Are you in the fat burning zone?

By Jeffery Seah | Fitness

Dieters who eat less than 100 grams of carbohydrates daily lose an average of four pounds more fat a month than those whose carb intake is higher.

As carbohydrate intake goes down, so do levels of insulin – a hormone that signals your body to store fat. Reduce your intake of carbohydrate such as potatoes. It is found that people who eat one serving of potatoes three or four times a week are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, it can also damage the cells that produce insulin, not to mention all your efforts to lose weight or burn fats.

A recent australian study discovers that cyclist who ate a low carbohydrate diet for a week burned 45 percent more fat compare to cyclist on a high carbohydrate diet. The boost in fat burning is a result from an improved ability of the muscles to extract energy from fat stores on a low carb diet.