Forget the fitness and diet fads, says health and wellness guru Jackie Keller, whose star clients range from Angelina Jolie to fitness star Kathy Smith. When it comes to the most effective and efficient ways to boost your metabolism, blast calories and melt fat, Jackie knows what it takes when it comes to your food and fitness choices. Get the inside scoop from Jackie, and get her book, "Body After Baby: A Simple, Healthy Plan to Lose Your Baby Weight Fast" now by clicking here.
"Bottom line: exercise can help you achieve cardiovascular/metabolic benefits without periodic food deprivation," says Jackie firmly. My tip: Don't give up if you're not a jogger or can't afford a health club. You can choose from a variety of fitness options by buying inexpensive exercise DVDs to do at home, from yoga to mixed martial arts (click here for an interview with MMA champ Bas Rutten). Even cardio equipment, such as stair-steppers, have dropped in price, such as the Sunny Health & Fitness Twister Stepper (click here to learn more).
Choose your food carefully: Your body burns more calories when you eat protein as compared to carbohydrates and fat, explains Jackie:
- Protein: 20-35% of calories burned through processing
- Carbohydrates: 5-15% of calories burned through processing
- Fats: 0-5% of calories burned through processing
Jackie recommends frequent meals to fuel your fitness. "Many studies and observational research shows successful weight loss and weight loss maintenance with an eating pattern that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner plus three small snacks," she notes. "For appetite control, it's best to eat more frequency, and most importantly, eating breakfast with some dietary protein," she explains. Tip: Want incentive to improve how you eat and exercise? Try the Total Body Reboot program by clicking here.