Tuesday, March 2, 2010

PPP Book of the Week - Part I

Madre and I have recently been reading this

If you're as "obsessed" with
The Biggest Loser as I am, she should look familiar. Jillian Michaels is one of the two trainers on The Biggest Loser and, therefore, has a wealth of knowledge about balancing our hormones through a healthy diet and exercise routine to ultimately renew our metabolism to tip-top shape. Sweet huh?

You'll be pleased to know that the diet she prescribes is not excruciating either. It's all about portions and what kinds of foods are best for our healthy and fit lifestyle.

I'm taking it on, guys and gals! I'm happy to announce that I've finally worked it into my schedule to get to the gym every day, for at least 45 minutes, and now that I have the right tools (i.e. metabolism-boosting foods) to get me going, I might just get into my desired pants size sometime soon.

Wanna know a secret? Well, it's not really a secret, but when I finally get to my desired fitness goal, I'm going to buy some jeans and use them as my fitness marker for my whole life (except for when I have babies and such). That may sound like a lofty goal, but I know I can do it.

The key?
Eating nutritious food & weekly exercise routine.
They're the unstoppable duo.

If we want to lose weight or even just maintain it, we can't eat a steady diet of fried cheesecake and Big Macs everyday and expect that, just because we ran a couple laps, we'll automatically start dropping pounds (though I wish that were the case). We can do it! BAH, I'm kind of giddy.

Eat healthy.
Sweat lots.
Therein is happiness.

I promise!


Kim said...

I think the jeans idea is a great idea in order to maintain your weight. I saw some famous actress on Oprah who weighed herself everyday so she could maintain her weight, by working out harder or less when needed.

Brandon said...

Question, Lindsay: We've talked about this before but does your metabolism actually change with this program or weight loss just a function of eating better and burning fat by working out? Does the metabolism actually get better at dealing with the junk you throw at it?
You get to answer that as you are now an expert on the subject.

Lindsay Kay said...

A good question, Brandon. What kicks your metabolism into high gear is a hormone balance which comes as a result of eating the right kinds of nutritious foods at different times throughout the day (for details on types of food read book). For instance, it is better to have your carbs and natural sugars (bread, fruit, yogurt) during the early hours of the day and to have foods rich in protein and fiber (fish, chicken, broccoli) at night.

With that said, an occasional treat (burger, cupcake) is permissible, but will not contribute to the full-functionality of your metabolism. Therefore, for best results have your treat during the daylight hours to give your body chance to burn those calories AND to avoid having an excess of sugars (carbs) in your blood at night. This triggers insulin which turns it to fat.