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Peanut Butter Cup Chia Seed Pudding

  PEANUT BUTTER CUP CHIA SEED PUDDING ____________________________________________________________________________________ Are you like for a powerful, nutrient dense, great tasting meal or snack without all the calories, and bad sugar?  Well here is one of coach Heathers delicious favorites!     ____________________________________________________________________________________ Chia seeds: might be tiny, but boy do they pack a ton of nutrition! In a one ounce serving, you get 11 Read more [...]

6 Ways to Increase Your Metabolism

6 Ways to Increase Your Metabolism

6_ways_to_increase_your_metabolismThis post on how to increase your metabolism by Bulu Box (remember to use code FBG411 for a free month --- we're an affiliate!) is a part of our fourth-annual Guest Bloggers' Week. (Check out all of the inspiring, informative, entertaining and life-changing posts here!)  We all know that our metabolism helps convert what we eat or drink into energy. And no matter how badly we’d like to change it, our age, size and gender all factor into how effective our metabolism is. However, there are some tricks you can do today to rev up your metabolism so that you start burning even more calories throughout the day!

How to Increase Your Metabolism

1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Water helps our bodies process calories. So if you’re even slightly dehydrated, your metabolism will slow down. Keep your water intake up by keeping a water bottle on your desk, and make it a goal to fill it up two to three times while you are at work. 2. Build some muscle. Pumping some iron and your increasing your iron intake not only helps get us ripped, but it also increases our resting metabolic rate. This means that even though we aren't doing anything physically, our muscles are burning 6 calories per pound of muscle a day. It may not seem like a lot, but that can add up over time! 3. HIIT workouts. High Intensity Interval Training is getting lots of praise for good reason. The quick intense exercises jump-starts your metabolism and keeps the calories burning long after you've stopped sweating. We love Chris Freytag’s HIIT Training sessions to get our heart rate and metabolism up! 4. Keep it spicy. Add a punch of spice to your meals. Capsaicin, an active ingredient in chili peppers, not only adds a kick to your normal dining experience but also boosts your metabolism. Add a dash or two of cayenne pepper or red chili pepper to your next meal. 5. Pour a cup of coffee. The caffeine in your morning cup ritual can not only wake you up for a morning meeting, but it also elevates your metabolism for a short period. The caffeine is absorbed into the blood stream and provides a metabolic boost that peaks a few hours after drinking. Add a punch of protein to that cup of Joe with Ripped Cream protein coffee creamer! 6. Or try green tea! Green tea, which is high in antioxidants, can help to boost metabolism or you can try a product like Shapeology Burn Blend that is powered with ingredients like Green Tea Extract and DMAE. How do you increase your metabolism every day? 

Top 5 Metabolism Myths — Dispelled!

Top 5 Metabolism Myths --- Dispelled!

This post on debunking metabolism myths by Rachel Berman is a part of our fourth-annual Guest Bloggers' Week. (Check out all of the inspiring, informative, entertaining and life-changing posts here!) Rachel, RD and CD/N, a nationally recognized nutrition expert, has helped thousands of clients lose weight and improve their health. She is the author of Boosting Your Metabolism For Dummies and Mediterranean Diet For Dummies, both published by Wiley in 2013 and is a Health Editor for About.com. To find out more visit rachelberman.com. You are probably bombarded with tips on how to boost your metabolism and lose weight fast pretty often. Unfortunately, most of that info is wrought with misconceptions and propagated by people who aren't educated any better. Don’t be one of those people. The truth is that your metabolism is much bigger than something you can simply blame for your weight-loss woes. It’s how your body uses the food you eat for energy, how you absorb and process those nutrients, which are then used for all of your body’s functions. I've heard many myths over the years from clients, friends and family. Here are my favorite five --- and the truth.

Metabolism Myth #1: The fewer calories I eat, the more weight I’ll lose.

Yes, it’s true that weight-loss is partly calories in versus calories out. If you eat less than your body expends during activity, you’ll lose weight … to a point. Your body needs calories at rest, when you’re sleeping, even when you’re sitting there reading this article. If you eat too little or exercise too much, your body won’t be getting the energy it needs and your metabolism will slow. In other words, you won’t be burning off calories as effectively and are more likely to hold onto them bringing your weight-loss to a halt. To find out how many calories your body needs for healthy weight-loss, gain or maintenance, use this calorie calculator. As a general rule, women shouldn't dip below 1,200 calories and men below 1,500-1,800 calories, and even higher than that if you’re active.