The weekend is upon us and a lot of people choose to have their cheat meals on the weekend.  Here is a list of foods that you might choose to eat over the weekend and also how long it will take for you to work them off.  Hopefully, this motivates you to make healthier choices. You can still indulge into your favorite treats, or meals but maybe just eat half of what you would.  Portion size is a major part of your healthy lifestyle.     One glazed donut is roughly 242 calories which would take about 88 minutes of crunches. Fried chicken breast, is about 444 calories, that would take 65 minutes on a stationary bike (one cycle class). Cheeseburger and Fries is 691 calories and that would take 142 minutes on the elliptical machine. One milkshake is 780 calories and would take about 72 minutes of jumping rope.…

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If you were not born with a fast metabolism you can eat foods that will help boost it.  This list is for both men and women.  If you need a little help losing some weight these foods can help you.  Sometimes, working out and portion control doesn’t work to get to where you want.  But there actually are some things you can eat that spike the metabolism, trigger hormones that release fat, and eliminate toxins that make it hard for your body to shed unwanted pounds and look leaner. Here are some foods that will speed up your metabolism: Almonds and other tree nuts can help you out due to the essential fatty acids they contain. You can also use almond butter but just stick to using a couple of tablespoons a day.  Almonds are nutritionally dense. This means that for a small portion size, you get a large amount of…

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So you are working out but sometimes it’s hard to know what to eat when you are trying to stay lean.  Eating right and eating clean is important when you are watching you weight and trying to meet your fitness goals.  What you eat plays a major part in how to manage your weight, tone, and stay fit.  When you work out your muscles become fatigued so there are foods that will help rebuild the muscles. Keeping them lean. We have listed a variety of foods to meet different types of diets, whether you eat meat, are vegetarian or if you just need help learning what you need to eat to stay lean.  Don’t forget about portion control (I’ll have a post next week on that).     Oranges Another good fruit that can actually help to boost muscle growth, strength and endurance, especially when eaten before workouts.   Almonds are great…

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