Get Fat to Get Fit Fast

Written by Gregg Gillies

Getting enough ofrepparttar good fats will help you lose fat, build muscle, and recover faster from your workouts. In addition, it has myriad health benefits, including being good for your heart.

Good fats include: polyunsaturated (especially Omega-3's), such as those from fish and nuts, as well as monosaturated fats, such as those from peanut butter, olive oil, egg yolks, and fish oil.

Bad fats include saturated fats from things such as animal and coconut fats. Then there isrepparttar 113052 worst kind of fatrepparttar 113053 man made kind, trans fatty acids which can be found in our typical, of no redeeming value, junk foods such cookies, chips, fries and margarine.

Limit, if not stay completely away from,repparttar 113054 bad fats and try to get about 30 - 35% of your calories fromrepparttar 113055 good fats.

"Studies show that higher-fat diets make more sense for fit people than low-fat diets," says Liz Applegate, Ph.D., author of Encyclopedia of Sports & Fitness Nutrition. "In one study, endurance athletes ran up to 24 percent longer before they fatigued when they ate a diet that was above 30 percent fat compared to one that was below 20 percent," she says.

More importantly to most readers of this newsletter, researchers are now beginning to realizerepparttar 113056 fact that a nutrition plan high in repparttar 113057 good fats helpsrepparttar 113058 body to burn fat. Omega-3 fatty acids increase repparttar 113059 size of your cells' fuel-burning furnaces so your metabolic rate rises and you burn more calories every minute of every day.

Omega-3's also help your body's sensitivity to insulin. This helps your body store less fat. In addition,repparttar 113060 fat you do store is more readily and easily converted into energy and burned during activity. This keeps your blood sugar levels stable and keeps you away from those famed sugar crashes and cravings and irritable mood swings.

Another important exercise effect is that Omega-3's also help your body produce testosterone,repparttar 113061 hormone responsible for building new muscle. The late Dan Duchaine has calledrepparttar 113062 essential fatty acids repparttar 113063 most anabolic legal food supplement one can take to build muscle.

The perfect diet combined with a healthy weight management

Written by Jeff Usher

The perfect diet should be combined with a healthy weight management or activity program.

Weight management may conjure up that dreaded “exercise” word. And exercise to some means pushingrepparttar body beyond limits, experiencing painful in joints, muscles, bones – everywhere.

No pain no gain, right? Wrong.

Instead, replacerepparttar 113051 word “exercise” with “activity” and incorporate this in your daily routine. And a general rule of thumb for guidelines about “activity” would be to strive for a minimum of 30 minutes for adults or 60 minutes for children of moderate physical activity daily.

Individual activity goals depend upon each person’s health and weight goals and issues. Begin by checking with your medical advisor or healthcare physician to get a green light on which activities would be suitable for you, what your target weight range should be and a strategic plan to improve your health.

In a nutshell, during activities, calories are burned, pounds are shed inrepparttar 113052 long run. Andrepparttar 113053 number of calories burned depends uponrepparttar 113054 duration and intensity orrepparttar 113055 activity. Slow and steady isrepparttar 113056 rule of thumb. And note daily progress. For those who have never been very active at all, it may be advisable to begin slow like with walking 10 minutes each day, gradually building up time and distance with increased “brisk” pacing.

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