Chelsea Crockett

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Exercises That Burn More Calories Than Running

Running is a great way to lose fat and shed pounds! But, not all of us love pounding the pavement. Running can seem like a daunting task, and we can…

Running is a great way to lose fat and shed pounds! But, not all of us love pounding the pavement. Running can seem like a daunting task, and we can definitely dread it. Not everyone was born to be a runner! If you have been trying to shed some pounds but dislike running, then you will want to hear about these next exercises that burn more fat than running.

  1. Jumping jacks: Doing jumping jacks will help burn fat because you are forcing your body to use multiple muscles at once. Increased heart rate + using multiple muscles at the same time = a recipe for fat loss.
  2. Stair climber: This is one of my favorite machines at the gym. This gives you an amazing leg workout and is easier on your joints than running. This machine can give you the same muscle benefits that running can without stressing your joints as much.
  3. Swimming: Swimming may be one of the best forms of cardio there is. You are working muscles all over your body! Because swimming causes you to use so much energy, it is great for burning fat.

Next time you find yourself dreading your run, remember that there are other ways to burn fat! You can get in some great cardio by doing the exercises listed above.

XOXO, Chels

 

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What to Eat for Breakfast to Shed Pounds

Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to drop a few pounds? If so, then you need to know that you can use your breakfast as a tool to lose…

Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to drop a few pounds? If so, then you need to know that you can use your breakfast as a tool to lose weight! Here is the perfect breakfast equation to help you start seeing results.

  1. Calories: Aim to consume about 300-350 calories at breakfast.
  2. Carbs: Your breakfast should be 45-50% carbs. Skip sugary foods or foods with enriched white flour, and choose whole grains, fruits, and veggies.DSC_4737
  3. Protein: 15-20% of your breakfast calorie intake should be protein. Getting protein at breakfast is key to keeping you satisfied throughout the morning. Eggs, dairy products, soy milk, protein powder in smoothies, and nuts and seeds are great sources of protein.
  4. Fats: Your breakfast should be about 10-15 grams of fat. This doesn’t mean bacon or cheese, it means nuts and seeds, avocado, and nut butter like peanut or almond butter!
  5. Fiber: ¼ of your daily fiber intake should be in the morning. Berries, apples, pears, greens, and other veggies, nuts and whole grains can help you get to your goals.
  6. Sugars: Use sweeteners like maple syrup, agave and honey in your breakfasts to avoid overdoing the sugar. Also, if you are eating fruits in the morning, they have natural sugars in them.

Isn’t it cool that one way to lose weight is to actually eat? We just have to be smart about what we fuel our body with.

XOXO, Chels

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Trying to Lose Weight? Avoid These Foods.

Are you trying to shed a few pounds before summer surfaces? There are a few foods that you need to steer clear from if you want to be successful. So,…

Are you trying to shed a few pounds before summer surfaces? There are a few foods that you need to steer clear from if you want to be successful. So, if you want to shed your winter layer of “warmth” before summer hits, avoid THESE foods!637480133

  1. Frosting: I know I know, it is just SO GOOD! But, it is actually so BAD. It is packed with trans fats, which raise bad cholesterol and can lead to belly fat and lower your levels of good cholesterol! Plus, it can lead to inflammation, which is totally not glamorous.
  2. Soda: We all know this one. Soda is something that should be out of your diet, whether you are trying to lose weight or not! One can of soda is like a can of water with 10 packs of sugar in it. For women, the recommended daily amount of sugar intake is 24 grams, and a soda is WAY more than that!
  3. Sugary cereal: I will be the first to admit that I love me a big bowl of Lucky Charms in the morning! But, sugary cereal can actually cause your skin to break out and become red because of the high gluten content! Yikes!

These are just a few of many not-so-good for you items that you need to nix if you are trying to melt away the pounds, but it is always good to start off small and work your way up! Good luck!

XOXO, Chels

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