Portland Personal Trainer |Are You Slowing Your Metabolism Down?

When it comes to health, nutrition, weight loss, getting toned, losing body fat, etc., there are a few simple rules that one can follow to keep the body burning calories, losing inches, losing body fat and actually feeling hungry for the first time. If you are working with a health professional, physician or Portland personal trainer in your area, ask them about certain options or recommendations.1. Start Taking Resistance Training more Serious! Why? Because over time you will increase your lean muscle that will help you burn more calories at rest (BMR), which means a higher caloric expenditure. In addition, when you train using free weights or resistance with a machine, you are breaking down the muscle and rebuilding it. When this happens, the body needs to burn calories at rest in order help the muscles recover. When you train correctly with weights, you will be exercising muscles in a fashion that some muscles will be getting exercised and other muscles will be in recovery. That is why resting muscles groups is so important and why every few days you need to rest the body so it can really recover.2. Start taking a high quality probiotic? Why? You will be amazed how many us that have a digestive system that is not working as well as it should be. With so many of us ingesting diet sodas, fake products, a lot of these harsh chemicals destroy a lot of our natural defenses and digestive components in our digestive tract (gut) and it hinders the way we digest and breakdown our food.3. Stay Hydrated! Yes, you need to make sure you are drinking enough water throughout the day in order for your body to work efficiently at the cellular level. Even beverages like green tea, coffee and unsweetened iced tea will work. Yes, even though coffee does have diuretic properties, you are still getting water from these beverages.4. Stick to a Meal Schedule! Why? You do not want eat a meal, wait 10 hours and then eat again, and then have a quick snack an hour after that last big meal. You want to get your body on a schedule of eating your food, digesting it and giving your body time to get on that verge of getting hungry and then feeding it every 3 to 4 hours. You do not want to eat super huge meals where you feel bloated all day. Make sure the food is healthy (organic preferred), has enough fiber for digestion and healthy movements and has enough protein and carbohydrates that you body can use efficiently throughout that specific time of the day.5. Get Enough Sleep! Enough said! It is not rocket science, your body needs rest! Do not try to operate on a 4 hours of sleep every night, because you will be in shock!6. Don't eat too late and don't go to bed on a full stomach! It is okay to go to bed hungry! Drink a glass of water and then hit the sack. You will be amazed how your waist line will start looking if you do this. If you don't have a bunch of food in your stomach, you body is still going to burn calories at rest.  Your body just does not shut down when you are sleeping. Why have your body waste caloric expenditure when it can burn calories rebuilding muscles, burning fat and other cellular functions when you are at rest, versus that cheese cake or 4 beers you just drank!The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington StreetSuite 137Portland, Oregon 97214503-953-0241