How to Avoid a Food Craving

How to Avoid a Food Craving

6 Tips To Do To When a Food Craving Comes On

Cravings suck! They can rob us our energy (hello blood sugar spike & crash), and ruin our waistlines.

If you find you get cravings I want you to try these 6  tried & true tips to avoid a craving.

Drink water. Quite often we dehydrated and need water, not hungry and need a package of Twizzlers’.

Quit sugar for 2 days. Go cold turkey to help rewire your brain.

Have healthy snacks available to ya. Think low fat Greek yogurt with some mashed up berries, an apple and almond butter, red pepper, broccoli and hummus, hard boiled egg and some cheese. Have them prepped and ready to go & you’ll eat ‘em.

Plan & prep for the week ahead.

Set your oven timer on for 20 minutes after you’ve eaten, before you grab that cookie or Twizzler. Gove the food sometime to digest and I can pretty much guarantee you won’t want it after the 20 mins are up.

Stay busy. Bored and idle hands snack. Keep yourself busy, go for a walk after your dinner, have a bath, go workout, or do a yoga class… or one of my workouts. Stay busy and you won’t crave a thing.

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How to prevent sore muscles

How to prevent sore muscles

7 Ways to Reduce Muscle Soreness

Some tips & tricks that have helped my clients over the 2 decades of personal training:

1. Warm up! Get the blood circulating, the joints lubricated & the body ready.

2. Foam roll to break up the adhesions in the muscle.

3. BCAA’s – branched chain amino acids help fuel you during intense exercise AND help you recover faster. I swear by this stuff!

4. After a workout, stretch out the tightest areas in your body, and try using a band for a better stretch.

5. Have enough protein in your day so the amino acids can help repair the muscle tissue.

6. And… if you didn’t listen to tips 1-4 and wake up crippled 48-72 hours later, best thing to do is to move! Do a bodyweight workout, some cardio, or a yoga workout.

7. Sleep too. If you are robbing the body of sleep, then it is gonna rob you of recovery.

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Best Low Back Stretch

Best Low Back Stretch

My Fave 4 Low Back Stretches

Try these four stretches, daily, to help cope with low back pain, or to avoid it.

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What To Do If Lunges Hurt Your Knees

What To Do If Lunges Hurt Your Knees

Do Lunges Hurt Your Knees | 4 Knee-Friendly Exercises

Do lunges hurt your knees? Yeah, I hear ya. It’s the most complained about joint at The Studio, and one I hear from from my YouTube subscribers.

If lunges do hurt, I want you to first go see a physiotherpist so they can determine why your knees hurt when performing a lunge, and then second sub out any lunge pattern with these four knee-friendly exercises.

You can also try my knee-friendly workouts that I have on my YouTube channel:

 

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How to Lose Weight Fast

How to Lose Weight Fast

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT… FAST

A lot more info and fun can be seen on the video. For the fast and quick version, here ya go:

To lose weight fast simply don’t eat or drink. Trust me, the fat will melt off your body. STUPIDEST TIP EVER. I know, but so is the notion that we can drop the fat fast.

In my experience the faster the weight loss, the faster the weight is put back on when you aren’t able to maintain that extreme dieting lifestyle

Instead focus on these three things consistently… and the weight will come off & stay off:

  1. Reduce sugar & starches – removing sugars and starches (carbs) from your diet will reduce your appetite, lower your insulin levels and make you lose weight without hunger.
  2. And then add more protein, fat & veggies – try to get 1g of protein per pound of bodyweight
  3. Lift weights 3-4 times a week – by working on building your lean muscle tissue you will keep your metabolism running efficiently

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4 Best Tips to Burn Fat

4 Best Tips to Burn Fat

4 BEST TIPS TO BURNING FAT

My four best tips, with more details and some science behind them in the video.

Start strength training – this type of exercise requires you to contract your muscles against resistance, therefore building muscle mass and increasing your strength. The more muscle mass you have, the better able you are at burning fat.

Follow a high-protein diet – more protein-rich foods in your diet is an effective way to reduce your appetite and burn more fat. In fact, multiple studies have found that eating more high-quality protein is associated with a lower risk of belly fat. Try this plan to drop the fat in 30 days.

Squeeze in more sleep – getting enough sleep may be associated with decreased appetite and hunger, as well as a lower risk of weight gain.

Try HIIT training – HIIT exercise can help increase fat burning and burn more calories in a shorter amount of time than other forms of exercise. Great for those who are short on time, but want to see lasting results.

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