Friday Fit Tips – 3 Weight Loss Tips

Posted: October 21, 2011 in diet tips, fit tips, friday fit tips, weight loss

Happy Friday! 
Let’s talk fitness. I love blogging and I love fitness.  
Sometimes I get so excited about meals and life that I forget to share my love of fitness and fit tips with you.  I hope you enjoy seeing my Sunday suppers just as much as you love learning awesome ab exercises.  🙂
But just in case you need some new diet tips for your arsenal here are 3 that I’m digging right now.

Friday Fit Tips:
1. Eat eggs.

  • Eggs are packed with protein and good fat, which keeps you fuller longer.
  • Studies have shown that eggs enhance muscle strength and mass.
  • Studies have also shown that people who start their days with eggs have an easier time losing body fat.
  • People who eat eggs in the am also consume less calories throughout the day.
  • Eat the yolk. For an explanation read my other egg blog.
  • Try my healthy egg muffin recipe for a quick an egg breakfast.
Egg muffins. Grab ‘n go in the am
2. Lift heavier weights.
  • Yes, ladies…heavier weights.
  • Studies show that lifting heavier weights for less reps causes a greater and longer increase in resting metabolic rate.  That means you burn MORE calories AFTER you’re done working out when you lift heavier. Even if you do less reps.
  • It relates to your EPOC (exercise post oxygen consumption) and it’s the truth!
  • Try it and within 4 weeks I’m pretty sure you’ll see results without even spending more time in the gym.
3. Drink cold water
  • Drinking appropriate amounts of water is key to losing weight and looking good. (water  helps your skin)
  • Drinking COLD water can boost metabolic rate by about 30% according to German researchers.
  • Anytime you can up your metabolic rate. That’s good.  It means you’re burning more calories.  Things that slow your metabolic rate (like skipping meals) are bad if weight loss is your goal.
Chug, chug….headache..tooo cold!
3 steps. 3 ideas. The weekend is 3 days.  Can you integrate one a day?  I know you can!

Love and looking lean,
Carissa & Kyle
  1. Great tips 🙂 I have been slacking on the water thing, with colder weather here I turn to tea and coffee more. Urgh!

  2. Victoria says:

    Yay! I feel totally validated for eating an egg and spinach salad for dinner the other night. 😉

  3. tamara says:

    thanks…good stuff to know.

  4. Awesome tips! I have a reusable bottle for my water that is 1L. Makes it easy to determine if I am staying adequately hydrated.Enjoy your weekend!

  5. I agree with all these tips. Love eggs. Love heavy weights. And love cold water. Pretty sure I loved this post 😀 haha

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