Metabolism Boosters

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As amazing as it may seem, it is possible to boost your metabolism with metabolism foods. Since metabolism is basically how fast and efficiently your body burns the calories you eat every day, the idea is to eat only what your body needs for optimal cell function on a daily basis. That means choosing foods low in caloric value, but high in nutritional value. In addition, some of the foods found in nature can speed up your metabolism and help with fat burning.9 foods that boost metabolism are:

1- Water
Water is a natural appetite suppressant that will help increase your body’s metabolism by 30% after drinking just 17 oz of it. Your can stay hydrated for your workouts and keep your metabolism high by drinking 6 glasses (8 oz.) a day.

2- Grapefruit

Grapefruit has unique chemical properties that, for the last 30 years of studies have shown, promotes weight loss. This citrus fruit, that is full of vitamin C, will reduce insulin levels which ultimately promotes weight loss. One thing to remember is that grapefruit can interact with medications. So check with your doctor before adding it to your diet.

3- Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a great fat-soluble fiber that fills you up quickly, gives you lots of energy for working out, lowers cholesterol and is high in nutrients.

4- Broccoli

Broccoli is high in the vitamin C our bodies need to effectively absorb the calcium we eat. And studies indicate that calcium aids in weight loss. Plus, broccoli also has phytochemicals that boost immunity and protect against disease–all while being very low in calories!

5- Green Tea

Studies show that green tea boosts metabolism, has great antioxidants and may help prevent some forms of cancer. It’s also famous for being a mood enhancer, which is great for helping you get in the mood for that fat-burning workout.

6- Hot Peppers

Hot peppers speed up your metabolism and cause you to burn more calories by releasing the chemical Capsaicin (found in cayenne and jalapeno peppers) into your system. In response, the body temporarily releases stress hormones that speed up your metabolism. So you burn more calories as your body copes with the spicy, tasty food.

7- Low-fat Dairy

Low fat dairy is high in the essential calcium needed for fat burning and weight loss. In addition, it is high in nutrients and great for a healthy digestive tract.

8- Lean Meats

Lean Meats are great sources of protein, and they take longer to digest than fruits and vegetables. They also give you more energy for exercise, so you get twice the metabolism benefit from one food.

9. High Fiber Foods

High fiber foods, like beans, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, keep your insulin levels steady, which helps your body prevent fat storage that leads to weight gain.

Some metabolism supplements will speed up your metabolism, but aren’t as healthy as the metabolism boosting foods found right in nature. They can contain animal thyroid that can have unhealthy side effects like nervousness, diarrhea, increased heart rate, tremors, excessive sweating and bulging eyes. Never take a supplement or diet pill without first consulting your physician.

Most experts agree that a diet high in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains, accompanied by healthy exercise, will help stablize the metabolism. However, if you have difficulty either gaining weight or losing weight, and you currently lead an active lifestyle that includes healthy eating and exercise, it could be a sign of metabolism issues. Consult your personal physician to discuss medical testing that will eliminate those possibilities before making significant changes to your diet or exercise program.

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The Metabolism Booster

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    If u want to stop binging on white breads and u feel you cant lay your hands on brown breads, then u might as well go for oat cakes. Oat cakes are naturally whole grain and so contain vitamin B as well as Fibre.Oat cakes helps u balance you sugar level: and balancing ur sugar level is key to not only managing ur health but also high energy, stable mood and concentration. you can have ur oat cakes with hummus, Edam cheese, cottage cheese mackarel or nut butter. #carlosfitness
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    Exercises for abs is not only about the type of exercise but rather the techniques used. You might be doing the most effective abs workout routine, but without an understanding of the techniques involved you wont see results. 
    In todays post i would be talking about the primary element of an ab exercise. BREATHING. Yes Breathing. It might seem like an irrelevant factor during your workout. But i…See more
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    Ok folks back to fitness and health. Do you know your body metabolism rate slows by more than 50% at the age of 30 and a further 30% in 10 years after dat? Dats y most of the ‘used to be slim’ folks find their weight balooing after 30!! For women, body metabolism rate slows down as early ad the age of 26!!! Women adding weight is not just bcos of family and children stress , most times its just na…See more
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    As amazing as it may seem, it is possible to boost your metabolism with metabolism foods. Since metabolism is basically how fast and efficiently your body burns the calories you eat every day, the idea is to eat only what your body needs for optimal cell function on a daily basis. That means choosing foods low in caloric value, but high in nutritional value. In addition, some of the foods found in nature can speed up your metabolism and help with fat burning.

    9 foods that boost metabolism are:

    1- Water 
    Water is a natural appetite suppressant that will help increase your body’s metabolism by 30% after drinking just 17 oz of it. Your can stay hydrated for your workouts and keep your metabolism high by drinking 6 glasses (8 oz.) a day.

    2- Grapefruit

    Grapefruit has unique chemical properties that, for the last 30 years of studies have shown, promotes weight loss. This citrus fruit, that is full of vitamin C, will reduce insulin levels which ultimately promotes weight loss. One thing to remember is that grapefruit can interact with medications. So check with your doctor before adding it to your diet.

    3- Oatmeal

    Oatmeal is a great fat-soluble fiber that fills you up quickly, gives you lots of energy for working out, lowers cholesterol and is high in nutrients.

    4- Broccoli

    Broccoli is high in the vitamin C our bodies need to effectively absorb the calcium we eat. And studies indicate that calcium aids in weight loss. Plus, broccoli also has phytochemicals that boost immunity and protect against disease–all while being very low in calories!

    5- Green Tea

    Studies show that green tea boosts metabolism, has great antioxidants and may help prevent some forms of cancer. It’s also famous for being a mood enhancer, which is great for helping you get in the mood for that fat-burning workout.

    6- Hot Peppers 

    Hot peppers speed up your metabolism and cause you to burn more calories by releasing the chemical Capsaicin (found in cayenne and jalapeno peppers) into your system. In response, the body temporarily releases stress hormones that speed up your metabolism. So you burn more calories as your body copes with the spicy, tasty food.

    7- Low-fat Dairy

    Low fat dairy is high in the essential calcium needed for fat burning and weight loss. In addition, it is high in nutrients and great for a healthy digestive tract.

    8- Lean Meats

    Lean Meats are great sources of protein, and they take longer to digest than fruits and vegetables. They also give you more energy for exercise, so you get twice the metabolism benefit from one food.

    9. High Fiber Foods

    High fiber foods, like beans, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, keep your insulin levels steady, which helps your body prevent fat storage that leads to weight gain. 

    Some metabolism supplements will speed up your metabolism, but aren’t as healthy as the metabolism boosting foods found right in nature. They can contain animal thyroid that can have unhealthy side effects like nervousness, diarrhea, increased heart rate, tremors, excessive sweating and bulging eyes. Never take a supplement or diet pill without first consulting your physician.

    Most experts agree that a diet high in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains, accompanied by healthy exercise, will help stablize the metabolism. However, if you have difficulty either gaining weight or losing weight, and you currently lead an active lifestyle that includes healthy eating and exercise, it could be a sign of metabolism issues. Consult your personal physician to discuss medical testing that will eliminate those possibilities before making significant changes to your diet or exercise program.

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One Year Into my Programme

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The Picture on the Left is my body in 2009 and the picture on the right is me in 2010!!

They call it weight watchin, bt i rather call it punishment. You go to the gym every morning and u see people who weigh more than a South African elephant on the bench (not d tread mill, not the cardion thingy)-the bench!! For petes sake!!! U also see men /Boys with the belle of a hippo doing sit ups not minding that the end result would b total NOTHING. U also meet the slim lil sexy cutie gurls walking out on the full fitness machine (probably trying to make the fat ones jealous and the men looking like bunch of morons. Then Finalli, u see the hunks, machos ( whatever name they are called) trying to make others jealous of their amazing physique . These group of beings always make sure the run about 9km minimum on the tread mill, they also spend 4hrs minimum in the gym…. If the truth must be told, they are the ones really working out and not the afore mentioned above.
Turn on the TV or log into the internet then u wuld see countless ads advising or trying to teach us the best way to go down from a size 20 to a size 12 in the space of 2 months for gurls and for the men?? Hmmmmm….they ads wouldn’t stop tellin us how fat and ill looking our stomachs/abs look and how we could get it all firm and six packs like in just 1 month… U go into the stores around town and u see different items they claim could give us abs as firm as a rock. The sickening part of it all is the DRUGS!!!!!!! I hate it wen gurls blv the mumbo jumbos the keep giving them in order to loose weight. And now the celebrities who look as slim as slim can be ( i call it madness!!) are now advising all of us to cut down on our ‘CAB’ intake. The also tell us to Drink Water often!!!! Water!!!! Not Food????? Different Meal plan, books, CDs,etc are being sold to ignorant fools who always want to be deceived. Am not saying these things don’t work, am saying the only thing that works is wat u blv…not wat anybody tells u. Ur ability to look like Victora Becham, Eva Longoria,Heidi Klum, Tyra, Adriana Lima, Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen, Milla Jovovich, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Cambell Super models lie in ur hands and ur hands alone. For the men, our ability to look like Alex Lundqvist, Tony Ward, Andres Velencoso, Brad Kroenig, Tyson Beckford, Gabriel Aubry etc also lie in our hands.
I am going to talk from ma experience and how i lost 39kg in the space of one year, yes, one year, one full year…. how i got ma abs as tight as can be. Ma face as cut down and slim without chubby looks …. also ma waist from a size 38 to a size 32…..all these was done in just a year…..many of us would want to look sexy and toned just in 2 months….all i can tell you is that it can be done without u purnishing ur body and stressing ur brains, body and soul… you can take drugs, cut down on ur cab intake, do exercises that makes u feel like ‘ohhh f***kin boloks!!!’ and u still remain a size more not less bt more. The answer to this is running-yes running…and wen i say runnin, i mean running on the tread mill or running along the streets.. as boring and stupid it mite sound, that is the only solution… and i would not say more.. Com’on u fat looking things, we know the world sometimes look at u as if u are a leper… U can turn dat around in one year….create an exercise routine for urself and make sure running is a part of it. Laziness is ur greatest enemy and to bring urself to that shape u crave a lot without throwing ur best meals outta d window, u have to defeat this enemy. I am not an expert am just a guy who looked like a hippo on the 29th of June 2009, but today i look like a hunk and am lovin every part of ma body thats y i show it on facebook. Am not finished yet!!!!!! Wen am done wit this body , then peeps would start doing things differently and these leeches all over the internet would stop rippin ma fellow Beings off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks and |God Bless

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Carlos 6 Months Abs Guaranteed Plan

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We all want to look our best. It wouldn’t be wrong to believe that 9 out of every 10 people would want to have an amazing body and physique. We all love it when people complement us on how good we look or how sexy we are. The drive to exercise for most of us is from the believe that if we exercise and gain that pound or muscle or get those 6packs going, people would be more attracted to us. However, it is important that we do not solely rely on this single reason to take part in any diet or exercise routine. The reason is that if this is the reason why we exercise, we would easily loose interest when the complements don’t come our way. This is the major reason why people easily loose interest in becoming fit after 3-4 weeks or enrolling in a local gym or a routine diet.

The drive for fitness and toning our body mass down should primarily come from the desire to live a healthy life. I started working out 5 days a week because I found out that if I continue adding so many pounds I might be risking a heart disease, stroke, blood pressure, brain issues, and organ malfunction in the next 20-25 years. I also wanted to be given the good look compliments and the sexiness that comes from being fit.

My advice: if you are concerned about your weight or you notice that you don’t breathe well after catching the morning bus, having sex, school run, shopping, and the routine house cleaning, then you need to start thinking the way of exercise and looking at what you really eat. The good thing about exercise is that it might no guarantee that you won’t suffer life threatening illness in your life, but it helps detect that illness at an early stage where it could be treated and avoided.

Have you been called fat, obese, and boring? Are you worried about the way your weight is affecting your love life, family, work and career, then this might be for you? Have you tried and never seem to conquer that taste for food or bite of fries and chocolates? Then read on!!!!

The idea here has been gathered from many top fitness and health instructors and I have also thrown in some of my own!!!!

THIS IS A 6 MONTH LOOSE 3 STONES PLAN!!!!! IF AFTER READING THIS AND YOU NEED MORE EXPLANATION FEEL FREE TO DROP IT IN THIS PAGE

TIP ONE#: Ditch that mirror- We all fall into the habit of going to the gym after one day then looking at the mirror to see how improved we are. It doesn’t work that way. You probably wouldn’t notice you have lost any weight until your friend or neighbour tells you how slim you look!! The mirror is meant to give us a perfect reflexion, right? But we all have that mirror in our houses that give us the slim look or the fat look!!! Mirrors would always be a false identifier; fellow humans are the perfect identifier!!! LEARN HOW TO AVOID THE MIRROR FOR 3 WEEKS AFTER ENROLLING FOR A SLIM PROGRAM!! Also avoid the scale!!! Let people tell you the result, believe me you would be glad they did because it would be sincere!!!!!!

TIP TWO#: (MORE THAN 15 STONE) – Before I get into the nitty gritty which is the exercise and meal plan, it is important that I clear this up. If you are reading this and you weigh more than 15 stones, then it won’t be fair telling you to start pounding the streets or the treadmill or even any cardio workout. The reason is that you can’t!!!! Yes u can’t!!! If you do, you won’t come back the next week or even the next day because you would feel your heart, knees, ankles, body is caving in. people come to the gym and inform the gym instructor that they would love to loose weight, and the next thing the gym instructor is showing them how to work the treadmill and bikes. This can be fatal because the heart hasn’t experienced something that intense for a long time, the body mass is too much for the bones, the ankles are overloaded with so much weight and the lungs are sandwiched between layers and layers of fat. My 15 stone team (this is what I call my trainees who weigh that much), you can loose so much pounds by just following my meal plan strictly and doing what I call the funatic exercise!!!!

Tip 3#- THE REVERSE DIET- I came across this plan while talking with my very good friend who lost more than 4 stones last year. Believe me it is magic and you would be amazed by the result if you follow it strictly!!! The idea of this plan is that you have your lunch in the morning, breakfast at night and lunch and a strictly low carb diet before 12:30 pm. It is simple and could easily be followed. What this does is that it takes you heavy dinner meal in the morning, your body uses it up during the day, you eat another in the afternoon to keep fuelling that body for the rest of the day, then at night when you won’t be using up any energy, you take the little breakfast meal which always is a light diet. Note: the breakfast am talking about here should be moderately light- an oat, brown bread toast (2 Slices), cornflakes its perfect!!!!!!

Tip 4#- NO HIGH LEVEL CARBS OR SNACKING AFTER 1PM- We must have come across this idea one way or the other. Celebrities use this idea to keep the weights off. Most celebrities or fitness gurus would tell you “strictly no carbohydrates”. But I am here to make sure that you enjoy your day and don’t get fed up with the entire meal thing. Just have your heavy carbs: sugars, breads, rice, sweet cereals, chocolates, crisp, potatoes, biscuits, nuts before 1pm. After 1pm, you switch off this listed foods and your taste for them. A high level of discipline is required to fulfil this.

Tip 5#- THE BOTTLE THAT BROKE THE TASTE- I am a very big fan to this simple technique. 9 out of 10 times when we feel hungry, it’s not hunger but rather we are thirsty. People always confuse hunger with being thirsty: I do. What I do is that I have my 1.5 litre bottle of water in my hands wherever I go. When I feel like I am getting hungry and my brain is sending the right signal but my mind is giving the wrong signal, I take a drink of water. Some of us dislike the tasteless nature of water which could make us reluctant to drink so much water. My idea is have slices of lemon in your water and you would get a good taste.

Tip 6#- MY LITTLE BABY BOWL- this is one of my little idea. Have we noticed that when we have a very big plate of food served to us, we tend to finish it or nearly finish it? Some of us are very reluctant to waste food: Mummy’s would always try to finish the kids left overs; Daddy would always have that big plate of food which he always clears completely. The idea is: have that little bowl of plate which you would serve your own food with. The smaller the plate, the more we feel satisfied after eating the food from it. The bigger the plate, the more we keep eating and that sense of dissatisfaction would be there until the plate is empty. It’s a psychology thing!! When we are eating out in a restaurant or a friends, make sure you demand for a smaller plate where you can eat from.

Tip 7#- THE LONG BITE- People swallow their food. Yes, they don’t bite, bite, bite, bite, swallow they bite and swallow, which is why we eat more than we should. Learning how to bite your food repeatedly would help us reduce the portion of food we consume. Note: bite with mouths close to prevent swallowing air!!!!!

Tip 8#- LATE NIGHT MOVIE WORKOUT- Very simple, whilst watching our favourite TV program in the comfort of our sofa, we could do some mini exercise that would help us loose about 300 calories before the movie is over. Instead of arming ourselves with that box of popcorn and lemonade, we could do little push ups, leg raise, arm twist, squats and even push ups whilst watching the movie. If you have a bigger room, you could skip as well while watching your movie.

Tip 9#- ZUMBA ZUMBA ZUMBA ZUMBA ZUMBA- Famous workout that does wonders. This is perfect for anyone who can’t do the normal cardio workouts. It is simple and almost every fitness centre around you should have a zumba class. Don’t worry is not for good dancers only, it’s fun, exciting and you would even realise that you have burnt loads of calories. You would look forward to eat every day and can’t wait to start. If you are not sure what zumba is, you could look it up on youtube!!!

Tip 10#- THE ENEMY CALLED SALT- Learn to use less and less salt in your foods. If you are cooking for the entire family, serve yours first before adding salt. Eating foods without salt makes us go longer for the day without feeling hungry and craving more food.

Tip 11#- THE MONSTER- This is for the strong willed and the determined. The monster is the sugar, any kind of bread, rice, chocolates, crisps, cheese, potatoes, fufu. If you can, stay away from this set of foods. If you can’t, apply tip3# listed above judiciously.

Finally, you can never go wrong with a little walk to your friends place every evening or walking down from 5 bus stops before yours, cycling to work, walking home from work, going to the park every weekend with the kids and clearing your front and back garden. These little exercises would contribute to the tips listed above for that perfect size!!!!

Note: Avoid drinks with sweeteners. They give you the wrong signal and can prove dangerous if taking in large quantity!!

If you read to this point, then you are ready to start!!!!! Drop any question whatsoever.

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The Perfect Hollywood Body

People are gonna read this and wuld be like “12 Months?”..ohhh for petes sake i dnt need it in 12 months, i need it in 3 months”… but if the truth must be said, u cant get that perfect body yu crave for in anything less than 12 months. it is just impossible according to human anatomy. You might remember my last note where i celebrated one year anniversary of my body building.. Lemme say it again: I was a size 38 waist , now am a 32 waist, i never saw my Obliques, Lattismus Dorsi, Abs, Rombus etc, but now i see them clearly. What am going to do here is to give lil tips on how u can get that body. Mind you it might work for you , it might not work for you. there exist absolutely no certainty that this would work for everybody, but at least it worked for me and it might work for you. Pray that the law of genetics gave you that which u crave for (i.e a lot of muscles and the ability for your body to produce muscles more than an average man).

Before i start, i would love to point out some important things you should know about ur body. If you are looking to be build like a Hulk,Rock or wrestler then you obviously need your protein. But if you want to look more like a stud, hollywood porn star etc then you wuld really wanna read this cos wat u really need is your CABOHYDRATES!!!!!! WHY? Now lemme let you in on this. Human anatomy tells us that when we eat our Cabs, our body breaks it down to glucose which is required for energy sustainance. the left over, our body stores as glycogen. this glycogen repairs muscle ad also gives your body that edge it needs to sustain the growth of muscles. But plsssssssssssssssssssssss dont eat more Cabs than you can burn out.. Wat i do is wat is called the 3:1 work out (i make sure for every 30g of cabs i take , i make use of 10 in my daily work out. and for every 2000 calories i eat in a day, i make sure i born at least 750.

Now to the Nitty gritty of it

HOW TO WORK THAT BODY OUT

1) Take your Cabohydrates not more than 2 hrs before your session. this would enable your body break it down and convert it to glucose for your workout

2) When you get to ur gym or wherever, make sure you use the toilet. This is because your body makes use of energy to hold the waste product in your system. Getting these waste product outta your system would enable your body make use of that energy for your work out. trust me, you would need it!!!

3) Use the tread mill first or the Cross trainer. You need to do your cardio first to warm up you muscles. Some personal trainers would tell you to do your weights first , but that is nonsense. How would you buld muscles that are cold and stiff?? the only thing you would experience is pains and pains and pains. warm your muscles up, that way it would be easy to grow your muscles.

4) When you work out , make sure you concentrate on that part of the body which you are building (e.g if you are doing your sit ups for abs, ur mind should concentrate solely on ur abs.if you d ur sit ups and u feel it in your biceps or triceps, STOP!!!!!! you aint doing it right!!!!

5)after your work out, make sure you take a warm bath. this would loosen you up and refresh your body .

6) Finally an hr after your work out, take ur Cabs ASAP!!!!! cos ur body needs it!!!!!!

to be CONTD

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