Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Increasing Metabolism, Good food and healthy snacks

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  • First meal should be within an hour of waking (start early)
  • Do not eat late at night (stop at least 2 to 3 hours before going to bed)
  • You should eat 5 to 6 small meals a day, keeping total calorie count about the same
  • Meals should not be more than about 3 hours apart
  • With more meals per day, you will burn more calories
  • Aim to consistently give your body fruits, whole grains, vegetables, nuts, and lean protein
  • Drink lots of water

The actual process of breaking down food burns up calories. So if you eat several meals throughout the day, you'll burn up more calories through the digestion process. The reason you don't want to eat late at night is because your food may not properly digest. This can cause morning gas and stomach cramps.

Example eating schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. - Eat breakfast
  • 10:00 a.m. - Eat a light snack
  • 1:00 p.m. - Eat lunch
  • 4:00 p.m. - Eat a another snack
  • 7:00 p.m. - Eat a small dinner with a treat

For 2,000 to 2,500 calories a day, eat about 400 to 500 calories per meal.

Beans are a very good sources of protein, fiber and iron. Some of the best kinda of beans to eat are Navy, White, Kidney and Lima beans. Limit beans that are baked or refried. Refried beans contain tons of saturated fat while baked beans are usually loaded in sugar.

Oatmeal may not be the tastiest thing you can eat, but oatmeal definitely has some great nutritional qualities. It's also beneficial in fighting colon cancer and heart disease.

Olive Oil - Certain fats are good for you and your body needs them. Olive oil is one of those "good fats". In fact, it's so good that it helps you burn fat and keeps your cholesterol down. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fat, a type of fat that researchers are finding provide outstanding health benefits. One ounce of extra virgin olive oil contains about 85% of the daily value for monounsaturated fat. So instead of taking a swig of orange juice in the morning, many dieters are picking up a bottle of extra virgin olive oil.

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