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  1. Easiest fitness hack that you’re not doing

    It’s the time of year for focusing on fitness, health, and self-improvement; and, as to be expected, I’m busier than ever with new clients (who are over 50) looking to MOVE better, FEEL better and take the New Year by storm by starting to age ACTIVELY.

    I love seeing this renewed enthusiasm for fitness and the surge of motivation in the air! I hope that you’re feeling it too.

    What’s not as awesome is the struggle that I see so many of you endure when it comes to shedding a few pounds and transforming your body to fit and healthy. Improving your fitness level should be enjoyable, and it’s my sole purpose to help you in this process of achieving your best body and best health yet.

    Let’s start with the easiest fitness hack of all, something that I can almost guarantee you’re not doing. By making this small change to your daily routine you’ll quickly find those unwanted pounds coming off quickly and easily.

    ***Warning: This fitness hack is going to sound so easy that you may be inclined to simply dismiss it. My advice is to try it out before writing it off as too easy.***

    The easiest fitness hack that you’re not doing is to drink a minimum of 64 ounces of water daily.

    Now I know that sounds boring, but take a moment to reflect on your water intake over the past few days. Did you even get close to the minimum of 64 ounces? Really, for optimal fat loss, you want to be drinking closer to a gallon of water each day.

    Why is water such a big deal? Here are 3 compelling reasons as to why drinking a minimum of 64 ounces of water a day will help you drop pounds and achieve a body transformation that until now you’ve only been dreaming of…

    #1) Water Aids Fat Metabolism in the Liver

    When it comes down to the technical process of losing fat, your liver is where the action is. The key to having a highly functional liver, one that quickly removes metabolic waste and built up toxins, is to be properly hydrated by drinking a minimum of 64 ounces of water each day.

    Your liver is a filter for your body. When you aren’t drinking enough water, your liver accumulates a build up of waste product that slows the process of fat metabolism down.

    #2) Water Helps Balance Hormones

    Without getting too technical about the science of fat loss, it’s important that you understand that your hormones play an important role in your body’s ability to lose fat. When your body enters a state of dehydration, your organ and digestive functions are compromised, which in turn negatively impacts hormonal balance.

    This stress, brought on by dehydration, impacts your adrenal glands, signaling the need for an increase in cortisol, which encourages your body to begin storing fat, rather than burning it.

    #3) Water Reduces Calorie Intake

    Now that you understand the science behind water and weight loss, let’s examine the positive effect that proper hydration has on your daily caloric intake.

    By drinking a minimum of 64 ounces of water daily, your desire for high calorie, sugary drinks like soda and high fructose juices will diminish. This decrease in fattening calories really adds up!

    In addition to weight loss, drinking water has an infinite number of benefits – including improved skin complexion, boosted immune system, cleansing toxins out of the body, etc.

    While it’s important to drink plenty of water in general, be sure you’re increasing your amount before and after your workouts. The more you sweat, the more water you lose, and it’s important to replace that lost water to avoid dehydration.

    Does this make sense? Remember: Drink a minimum of 64 ounces of water each day.

    I hope that you find this simple fitness hack to be helpful in your quest for a new and improved you this year! Remember that participating in a challenging and consistent exercise program is absolutely vital when it comes to getting into better shape no matter your age.

    I’m here to help you on your fitness journey.

  2. Recipe (Lean Protein): Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken Breasts

    What is Metabolism?

    Do “calories” really count?

    Well, yes they do, but they’re not the only thing that matters when it comes to how much you weigh and how much energy you have.  In other words it’s all about your metabolism.

    In a nutshell metabolism is how you take in oxygen and food and use them for energy, heat, and storage.  But what’s really more important is how fast your metabolism works i.e. your “metabolic rate”.  And you may have heard of RMR and TDEE, which are ways to measure your metabolic rate.

    But, what you may really want to know is what affects your metabolic rate, and how can you use that to your advantage.  Of course it’s not just about how much you eat but also your hormones, body composition, and even what you eat counts!

    Click here to read the full post about metabolism, what affects your metabolic rate and try my new recipe for a lean (metabolism-boosting) protein!

    Serves 4

    Try my new recipe for a lean (metabolism-boosting) protein!

    Recipe (Lean Protein): Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken Breasts

    • 2 lemons, sliced
    • 1 tablespoon rosemary
    • 1 tablespoon thyme
    • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
    • 4 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
    • dash salt & pepper
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive old

    Preheat oven to 425F.  Layer ½ of the lemon slices on the bottom of a baking dish.  Sprinkle with ½ of the herbs and ½ of the sliced garlic.

    Place the chicken breasts on top and sprinkle salt & pepper.  Place remaining lemon, herbs and garlic on top of the chicken.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Cover with a lid or foil.

    Bake for 45 minutes until chicken is cooked through.  If you want the chicken to be a bit more “roasty” then remove the lid/foil and broil for another few minutes (watching carefully not to burn it)

    Serve & enjoy!

    Tip: You can add a leftover sliced chicken breast to your salad for lunch the next day!

  3. Lose Weight Fast

    Lose Weight Fast

    Your Body’s  Defense Mechanism Against Dieting for Starvation

    By Terry Cobb- CPT, CES

    Do you have a special event like a class reunion or vacation that you’ve been looking forward to for some time, but wish you were a few pounds lighter?  The event is three or four weeks away and you realize you still have those last few nagging pounds you weren’t able to take off.  This is often the time some people decide to “crash diet” and lose the weight as quickly as possible. But at what expense are these pounds costing us? The diagram below gives us a realistic look at what happens to our bodies as they go into a quick defensive mode to preserve and protect our health:

    Restricting calories or limiting yourself to a range of food can equal deprivation and missing out on important nutrients your body needs.   So count the cost first, before you begin that crash diet.  Are you willing to pay such a high price?  Your body was designed to take care of you long term.  Long term weight loss requires lifelong dietary changes.  So remember, small changes over a long period of time equals success.  It will ultimately come from the adoption of a new lifestyle, rather than a fashionable diet.

  4. Metabolism Boosting Mocha Smoothie

    Coffee Lovers Delight With An Iced Raspberry Mocha!

    If you love coffee and want a delicious way to make it nutritious then look no further. This sweet and creamy coffee drink is powered by our protein packed Power Protein Plus!

    Brew one cup of coffee (I used Hazelnut, regular is fine, as is decaf)
    add 4 ice cubes,
    2 scoops PROPOWER Power Protein Plus,
    2 tbsp. pecans (or almonds)
    1/4 c frozen raspberries.

    Blend. Enjoy!


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(361) 857-5087 info@ypbtrainingstudio.com