Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fit 215: Insanity and Results! Weight Loss Pill ingredients, helpful or harmful? Time Management and Your Success!

Training: Insanity and Results!
Motivation: Time Management and your success!
Nutrition: Weight Loss Pill ingredients, helpful or harmful?

 QuickFit Club update, thanks for the great response, after last podcast! The free membership will be around at least another month (or two) so get going and do those workouts!  Please do the survey so I can know what you like and don't like and we can make changes before the official launch!

MOTIVATION
Here are a few of the top time management tips you can put into practice.
Tip #1 - Delegate Tasks - It's easy as a mom to take on every task yourself. This is only going to stress yourself. Take time to delegate some of those tasks to give yourself a break and free yourself to do more important things.

Tip #2 - Create a To-do List - Every day, it's a good idea to create a to-do list for that day. This way you know what needs to be accomplished. Looking at the list will help you remember what you must do and as you check things off the list, it will keep you motivated to keep on going.

 Tip #3 - Plan for the Next Day - At the end of every day, it can be very helpful to plan for the next day. Figure out a schedule of tasks so you can put things to rest when you go to bed.

Tip #4 - Organize Your Work Space - If you do any work at home, make sure that you are keeping your work space organized. If you keep things together and have a place for everything, you'll find it is easier to take care of business within your home. These are just a few of the top tips for those who need help with time management. Start implementing these tips into your life and you'll see a huge difference in the time you have available and all that you accomplish.

Nutrition

NUTRITION
Looking for help with losing weight? Help that goes beyond the usual lifestyle changes, portion control advice and exercise routines? Weight-loss supplements touting names like "fat burner" and "thermo max" can be enticing. But do they work? And even more important, are they safe?

Here's some info on a few of the most popular ingredients currently in supplements for weight loss.

Chitosan
Made from the shells of lobsters, shrimp and other shellfish, chitosan is an indigestible fiber. It is supposed to help weight loss by binding with the fat you eat, blocking its absorption. However, studies do not support this claim. Side effects include constipation and gas. People with shellfish allergies should beware.

Chromium
Most often present as chromium picolinate, it has been promoted to boost lean mass and decrease body fat. Though study findings have been inconclusive, an analysis of several studies recently concluded that supplementing with 200 to 400 micrograms of chromium picolinate could result in about a 2.5-pound weight loss per week in some people. Other studies have found a loss of body fat and an increase in muscle tissue, with no change in weight. Still others have found no effect at all. Though some laboratory studies have raised safety issues, a large number of human studies suggest it is safe.

Citrus Aurantium (Bitter Orange)
This herbal extract is a natural source of synephrine (a compound similar to ephedrine) and the supplement industry's current answer to the ephedra ban. But there are no published studies to show it is an effective supplement for weight loss. And like ephedra, its side effects include an increase in blood pressure; Environmental Nutrition recommends avoiding it.

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
Both animal and human research hints at a possible role for CLA in reducing body fat and increasing lean body mass, but it's not quite ready for prime time. None of the human studies have been long-term. CLA is currently being studied in combination with chromium picolinate. CLA is found naturally in dairy foods and beef and is generally considered safe.

Garcinia Cambogia
The extract from Garcinia cambogia fruit rind contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which supposedly curbs food intake, weight gain and storage of excess calories as fat. However, studies have failed to prove G. cambogia is an effective weight-loss aid. The most common side effects are upper respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Guarana
Caffeine is the effective ingredient in guarana plant seeds. Guarana may have a mild appetite suppressant effect over the short term. It was often used in combination with ephedra until ephedra was banned. The potential side effects are those of caffeine overdoseóinsomnia, restlessness, anxiety or panic.



TRAINING
The Definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Is this true for you and your fitness program?

 “Making a mistake once is called learning. Making it twice means you’re not learning.”  Be prepared! Put spare gym clothes and old sneakers in the trunk just in case!

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