How do you feel about cleansers/detox systems? I keep hearing mixed advice. I am looking to jumpstart weight loss. I am 30 years old and have a BMI of 25.9 (would like to lose 20 more pounds). I am also looking to increase my energy levels. I feel sluggish and tired all the time (work full-time and mother of two, ages 4 and 1). I currently exercise 2 times a week. I'm to tired to do more. Also, on weight watchers. Please help. Thank you.
I am not a great believer in detox/cleansing systems, so I can't comment on them.
But they are irrelevant if you are looking to lose fat as part of a idet/fitness program.
For good nutrition you need to eat lean protein like chicken, turkey, pork and lean beef. Also you will need energy in the form of complex cars, like whole meal pasta, cereal, and grains. Also any sports drink that has maltodextrin and where 70% or more of the carb content is not sugars.
Try to eat, whole wheat products have sugars but their form is complex carbs, so they break down slower than simple cars (sweet tasting). Complex carbs help to sustain exercise. Try to consume foods low in fat, low in cholesterol, low in salt and low in added sugars. Include lots of complex carbohydrates (such as whole-grain breads, cereals and pasta), fruits and vegetables. For the liquids you can consume sports drinks that have a high amount of a complex carbs like Maltodextrin.
What about where you workout, do you use a gym? A good weight training programs will be required to put o muscle, otherwise a lot of food would start to be built up as fat.
Have you had a body fat percentage test yet? That is a good indicator to see what kind of weight you have put on over a period of time. That way you will increase muscle mass and also reduce fat (fat under the skin) to show off
Joining a gym has the following benefits:-
A) Get the correct instruction for working out,
B) Get the correct advice for exercises from a personal trainer
C) Get access to many different machines to build up your complete body fitness from strength, aerobic fitness to core inner strength to stretching and balance exercises.
D) General motivation from like minded individuals.
You need to get a balanced workout for all muscle groups. All muscles work together in the body and all need even amount of training. And don抰 forget stretching is important as weight lifting can reduce flexibility.
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