Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Two simple tips to improve your fitness and change your body.

Dear clients, friends and family:

Thanksgiving is two days a way so I'm hoping my daily exercise and nutrition tips will launch you into a very healthy and happy holiday season - minus the 10 pound typical weight gain.

Nutrition Tip: If you have planned your meals correctly throughout the day, you shouldn’t need to eat anything right before bed. Often the calories that are consumed after dinner are those that are eaten not because you are actually hungry and need the energy but because of habitual patterns or boredom. Think of it this way – you are just going to bed. How much energy do you really need? If you find yourself needing to eat late at night, choose something that is low in calories just to get you by until morning.

Side note: Here's a recipe from the American Heart Association for Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry salsa that you might enjoy as a healthy alternative for Thanksgiving dinner.


Exercise Tip: If your goal is fat loss, try to burn at least 300 calories per workout session. Obviously, anything is better than nothing but if you can commit to at least 300 calories, you will get to your goals much faster. One of the best ways to estimate caloric expenditure is to invest in a Heart Rate monitor. Perhaps you can put it on your Christmas Wish-list?! We find the Polar monitors the most accurate and user-friendly.

Yours in health and fitness,

Sherri McMillan

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