How to look like a fitness model

Fitness Model

We all aspire to looking and feeling our best. We can’t help but admire someone who has achieved this goal and have made it their lifestyle.

If you’re pressed for time then skip right to the most important step at the end of this article.

Achieving your optimal health will help you to look and feel your best. The Fitness Model version of you. Exercise, Weight Training, Cardio, Rest and Diet are all important. One of those components is the most important thing to get right. 80% of your result will come from this one component. Can you guess what it is?

Exercise – How you use your body

Yoga
Yoga improves your overall strength and flexibility.
You are using your own body weight in ways that challenge your body to adapt. Benefits include better cirulation, balance, oxygenation, flexibity, improved immune system, lower stress and overall sense of well being.

Free Weights
Free weights for resistance training. You can firm and tone your muscles by putting them under stress. Find and learn exercise routines to help you target your major muscle groups. Its best to alternate upper body and lower body training programs. This gives your body time to recover and rebuild.

Cardio
Cardio helps you improve your resting heart rate. You do intense interval workouts that raise your heart rate and improve your overall fitness. At rest you’ll have a lower heart rate because your body has a more efficient circulatory system that is moving nutrients and oxygen around your body.

Rest – How you let your body recover

Get enough rest. If you have been using your body intensely, you have to let it recover.
Preferrably, letting it rest after it is properly nourished with cleansing pure water and clean nutrious food.

Diet – What you put into your body

The number one secret to achieving your personal peak health is making the right choices about your nutrition. You often hear the term, “Eat Clean” or “Healthy Eating”. A lot of time, money and effort can go into preparing fresh, nutritous meals. Choosing healthy ingredients with the right Macro Nutrients takes Knowledge. Preparing and Cooking the meals takes culinary skills. Life is pretty busy these days. Why not get the best nutrition prepared by Actual Chefs who are also fitness experts?

Enter Live Fit Foods.ca.

We’ve tried them and the meals are amazing. They taste great and you will start to see the health and fitness benefits in the first week or 2. A more shredded you will soon start to emerge.

The cost is actually pretty reasonable compared to similar meals from resturants.
But see for yourself, especially if you live in Canada. Have the meals delivered right to your door in special freezer bio-degradabe containers every Tuesday or Thursday.

Try LiveFitFood.ca

Fat Burning Weight Loss Tip – Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar helps you to:

1. Detox

2. Lose weight

3. Burns fat

4. Maintain Gut Biome

5. Improves Skin

6. Aids Digestion

7. Boost Immune System

8. Fends off Coughs and Colds

9. Improves Energy

Here is a recipe to jumpstart your metabolism and help your body to detox in the mornings.

We got it from Ainsley Rodriguez and after watching her fun preparation of it, we tried if for a few weeks. 

Recipe from @ainsley

Dash of Apple Cider Vinegar (Brags is Best)

Dash of Cinnamon

Dash of Maple Syrup

Dash of Cayenne Pepper

Half a Lemon Juice

8oz of Water

We Added:

Pinch of Crushed Garlic

Pinch of Crushed Ginger

Best Served Shaken not Stirred

What we noticed

The taste might take a little getting used to. It tastes like a spicy glass of lemonade. If you’ve ever been to the Caribbean and tried a spiced Tamarind ball, then the flavour will be familiarly delightful.

Play with the formula/recipe. Make it to your liking. The Lemon, Cayenne Pepper and Apple Cider Vinegar all have a fat burning effect. The Cinnamon helps you control your blood sugar levels but don’t add too much Maple Syrup. The Ginger and Garlic are good for your immune system.

Over time we notice clearer, softer skin with less breakouts. Some of us noticed that the whites of their eyes were less red. We noticed more energy in the mornings all the way to lunch time. Our scales showed an improvement in the muscle to body fat ratio.
Some noticed less heart burn or indigestion which is a benefit of using Apple Cider Vinegar.

Your Mileage may Vary

We recommend adding this to your morning routine. Unless you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Some people do have a pepper allergy. We benefited, perhaps you will too.

How to lose weight fast? Should you?

How to lose weight fast

Dear Reader,
you might be unhappy with your current weight and want to reduce it.
That’s a worthy goal but, safety first! Rapid weight loss can release toxins into your body that results in Skin Rashes, symptoms like brain fog, tiredness or fatigue, and aches and pains in your joints.

An average woman needs about 2000 calories / day to maintain their current weight, and 1500 calories per day to lose 1 lb of weight / week. An average man needs 2500 calories to maintain, and 2000 to lose 1 lb of weight / week.

It’s better to make gradual changes that moves you towards your goal of healthy living.

Here are 11 Things you can try to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

1. Eat more Protein, Fat and Vegetables. So bacon and eggs taste great in the morning.
Substitute buttered toast and jam, a breakfast muffin with carrots and celery.

Best protein sources are:

Meat: Beef, chicken, lamb

Fish and Seafood: Salmon, Tuna, trout, shrimp

Eggs: Whole eggs with the yolk.

2. Cut back on sugars. It’s strange but true that your body wants to store anything more that one teaspoon of sugar as fat. If you keep adding sugar as a fuel source your body won’t switch to burning your extra fat. It’s ok after you are seeing gains to have a “cheat day” a day that you eat some carbs and sweets. But take it easy when you do.

3. Drink more water. It Is the secret weapon of weight loss. Make sure your water is filtered and from a glass or metal container. Plastic can leach unwanted chemicals into your water. It aids with digestion, elimination and overall health. As you burn fat you will want to flush the toxins that may be stored within it with water. Also identify and eliminate any toxins that are in your home.

6 Weight Loss Tips

Weight Loss Tips

Dear Reader,
Keeping your weight under control is the single biggest contributor to your longevity.
You’ll look better, feel better and have more confidence. Here are 6 tips for helping you to lose those excess pounds.

1 Drink Water

Drink water a half hour before meals. Studies show that drinking water 1/2 hour before your meals increases the weight you can lose by as much as 44% over 3 months. This makes sense because Zero calories water also makes you feel full plus it speeds up digestion.