Working out earlier in the day is another tip that can help weight loss candidates get their metabolism going earlier, just like eating earlier in the morning. Whereas some folks fill up social media with posts about fasted cardio -- the practice of not eating prior to doing a strenuous cardio routine -- other personal trainers believe in drinking more than coffee or eating nothing prior to hitting that treadmill, elliptical trainer, or the Power Mill rolling stairs. They theorize that if you wouldn't drive to the health club without gas in your car, you shouldn't start your day without eating early.
Getting protein in new and interesting ways is a trend that will likely keep swimming along well into 2016. Products like Muscle Egg feature liquid egg whites that come in a variety of flavors and are drinkable. Because the egg whites are pasteurized, the threat of Salmonella goes away. After all, not everyone feels like buying dozens of eggs and cracking and cooking them every morning -- especially if they want to separate the yolks from the egg whites. Products like the drinkable egg whites mean they can be imbibed alone or placed in smoothies with protein powder, ice, and other substances.
Chicken sausage, salmon, and veggies all add to the typical type of diet of a person interested in weight loss and bodybuilding, along with "carb cycling," which means a person generally eats a low amount of carbs on certain days, with higher amounts of carbs on other days in order to shock the body into not getting used to a routine. Online carb calculators tell folks how many carbs a person of their gender, weight, and age should normally have in one day, and they adjust their carbs as such. For example, if a woman should normally get between 188 to 321 grams of carbs per day -- based on whether her goal is to lose weight, maintain her weight or to get muscular gains -- she can vary that amount by carb cycling.
Perhaps three days out of the week she would make "low carb" days, eating 150 to 200 grams of carbs. Then she could launch into a "medium carb" day or two with about 250 carbs eaten on those days. The final two days, which could be the weekend, could represent her "high carb" days of 300 to 350 carbs or more. There's no hard and fast rules to carb cycling, but exercise fiends like to adopt all these methods to see what their bodies prefer.
"The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that carbohydrates make up 45 to 65 percent of your total daily calories. So, if you get 2,000 calories a day, between 900 and 1,300 calories should be from carbohydrates. That translates to between 225 and 325 grams of carbohydrates a day."
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