8.15.2012

Gut Busters

How many of you feel like you're in a gut rut?? Hard to find motivation to eat healthy or work out? I have lots of tips and tricks to help. Today I will start with a few very simple things you can do in your daily routine that will burn a few extra calories! While at work today, I ran across some super fun tips from Fitbie, a website I love to find some extra motivation!!

10 Daily Gut Busters


1. Eat eggs for breakfast

A study in Nutrition Research found that people who egg it up consume fewer total calories the rest of the day.

2. Stand up

Stand up whenever you read or take a phone call at work. (You can also use a stand-up desk.) Standing burns 1 1/2 times more calories than sitting does.

3. Don't eat meals in front of the TV

In a University of Massachusetts study, people who did that took in nearly 300 more calories a day.   Dang it...this is going to be a hard one for me.

4. Weigh yourself each week

Three out of four successful dieters do this, the American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Journal reports. I don't love this one as much, but I can see how it could help you not let yourself go.

5. Have an apple

At lunch, have an apple instead of apple juice. Chewing triggers satiety, so you'll likely consume nearly 15 percent fewer calories, notes the journal Appetite.

6. Mix a shake

Consuming 55 grams of whey protein a day for 23 weeks can leave you 4 pounds lighter than if you'd eaten those calories in carbs, USDA scientists say. Does anyone have a favorite brand or type they like? Do share...

7. Put produce at eye level in your fridge/cupboard

You're 2.7 times more likely to eat healthy food if it's in your line of sight, say scientists at Cornell University.

8. Clean the house

People with the most spic-and-span abodes have the highest levels of physical activity, research from Indiana University reveals.

9. Add chickpeas to soup

Toss a half cup of chickpeas into your next pot of winter soup. You'll tack 6 more grams of flab-fighting fiber onto your bottom line. Yum...I love chickpeas!

10. Drink skim milk

Got milk? This ones an easy on for me. I love milk! So guys... Drinking 2 1/2 cups of skim milk in the a.m. instead of the calorie equivalent in juice can lower calorie consumption by 8.5 percent, says an Australian study.

These are so simple!!! Try some if not ALL of these this coming week...I know I'm going to!

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Beijos!!

3 comments:

  1. Great tips. I feel guilty now because as I type this, I am kneeling on the ground not standing, haha.

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  2. Love your blog! And love that you speak Portuguese (I'm from Brasil!!!!).

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You just made my day! Let me know if you're a new visitor or a new follower...I'd love to check out your blog! Hey, and I also speak Portuguese and a little Spanish! Beijos!!