Celebrity Fitness Trainer Mark Macdonald
Don't let fall's cool, damp weather derail the good habits you made over the summer! Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert, Mark Macdonald, stopped by with simple tips to help us stay healthy all season long.
Mark is also author of the New York Times Bestseller, Body Confidence. You can find his book online and anywhere books are sold.
3 tips to Jump Start Your Metabolism & Stay Fit this Fall
Tip 1 - Eat in 3's - Simply eat every 3 hours & eat a balance of protein, fat & carbs. You might be saying, "how do I do that?" Start with what a sample day looks like, you then quickly learn your portion sizes with your hands, and then if you want to "turbo charge" your plan & maximize your results, you can focus on eating high quality foods.
Tip 2 - Set Your Sleep - your sleep is your body's battery charger and -- just like your smart phone -- needs to be charged, so does your body. We all become busier during Fall, which leads to less sleep. This triggers an imbalance in hormones, increases food cravings & slows down metabolism.
2 great sleep strategies:
Tip 3 - Blast Your Exercise - your food & sleep help keep your body in balance & consistently releasing stored fat, your exercise burns that at up.
Too many times, we end up being bored, or worse, hating our exercise. We painfully push through each minute because we think it's what we need to do.
These types of training provide all the cardio you need, and you can add a few quick 10-20 minute sessions of strength training or work them into your cardio training.
My point is this, make sure you love your exercise, and if you don't, explore and experiment until you find exercise you do love.
There you have it! 3 tips that will set your body up to win this Fall and help you rock through the holiday season.