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on December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving is over but Christmas is coming…NOW more than ever we need to think about METABOLISM!  Is your metabolism slow like a turtle or fast like a hare?  Do you know WHY?  How do you keep it going?  Eating every 3 hours will keep it burning!  I know, IT SOUNDS CRAZY but it’s true!  metab  Taking AdvoCare Thermoplus is an added bonus for boosting metabolism plus is gives you added boost in energy.  That energy will make you WANT to move, regardless of what move you make, MOVE!

Simply put, METABOLISM is the total number of calories your body burns each day. Sixty-five percent of those calories are used up for 24-7 functions like breathing and circulation­ but the top burners are your brain, liver, heart, and kidneys — with another 10 percent devoted to the process of digesting the very foods that may have given you that muffin top in the first place. The remaining 25 percent of the calories you burn can be chalked up to the physical activity you do in a day, not just working out but every move you make, including standing in line or tweeting.  However, your metabolism is more than just the calories you burn.  It is your very own personal chemistry.  Your metabolism is the orchestra of your liver, thyroid, gastrointestinal tract, adrenal glands, pancreas, the water you drink, food you eat, oxygen you breathe, genetics you’ve been given and the environment you live in.  Whew, that’s a lot more than I realized!

You know, the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn. In fact, lean tissues, including organs and muscles, on average burn 14 calories a pound a day, while fat only burns about three calories per pound.

Whether you’re skinny as a rail or fat as a cow, it’s the amount of muscle in you that determines the overall speed of your resting metabolism (what you burn just sitting around) and some of us are born with an edge in the amount of muscle fibers we’ve got. But don’t blame bad genes for your extra flab. What’s extremely important in determining your weight is your food vs activity.

Metabolism slows over time, 2-4% over the course of a decade, as we start to lose muscle.  DON’T LOSE IT!  Combine strength training and aerobic activity. Keep in mind every workout you do will give you a metabolism boost, not just during it but also afterward.

I tell ya’ll time and time and time and time AGAIN…YOU HAVE TO EAT TO LOSE WEIGHT!  EAT TO SPEED METABOLISM!  EAT TO BURN FAT!  Now, hold up, that does NOT mean you should hit the drive thru every 3 hours, come on now, ya gotta eat the right stuff!  If you’re on a very low-cal regimen (400- to 800-calorie-a-day range; aside from the fact that you’re STARVING) metabolism falls by 15 to 20 percent!  Eating less than 900 calories a day also prompts your body to burn muscle tissue as well as fat, which lowers your metabolic rate even more.  If you skip meals, you put yourself on that path toward fasting, which signals the metabolism to slow way down! Stick with the 1,200- to 1,500-calorie a day range and you’ll still slim down without taking such a big bite out of your metabolism. What’s more, about 90 percent of the weight you lose will be fat, sparing more of that calorie-burning muscle.

I ain’t gonna lie, I DO NOT COUNT CALORIES!  For me, it’s more about WHAT I’m eating rather than HOW MUCH I’m eating…BUT there are times I try to pay closer attention to the numbers game when I feel like I’m not getting ENOUGH to eat!

Go to www.chellespark.com for more information on Thermoplus 🙂

**I am an Independent Distributor of AdvoCare nutritional supplements and when purchasing through my website www.chellespark.com I will receive a commission.  I’d love to talk to you about how you can save 20-40% off retail prices 🙂   **I am an Independent Distributor of Essential Oils and when purchasing I will receive a commission.  I’d love to be your guide through the journey of essential oils, let me tell you how to save 25% on all your essential oil purchases ❤

The information on this site is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

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