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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We all get food cravings, whether it is fries or candy once in a while you just get a craving.  If you are craving fast food more than fruits and veggies that means you are eating too much junky food and that you have too much fat in your diet.  Today we have made a list of foods that you might crave, the reasons why your body is craving them and some healthy alternatives.  Don’t give into the junk food! Candy, Sugar, Cookies,  donuts, Cupcakes or anything sugary. What your body is telling you is that you lack chromium,  carbon, sulfur, or tryptophan.  Chromium is what helps regulate blood sugar levels in your body.  Carbon is one of the elements that sugar is made from, sulfur helps remove toxins from your body and tryptophan is a serotonin regulator. Don’t grab the cookie, brownie or candy bar. Instead try eating cranberries or…

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