Monday, June 6, 2011

Fat Loss Challenge Day 6

This is the 6th day of our challenge and I hope everyone is beginning to feel better and see results! Today do Cardio Intervals #3. (You can find this within our Fat Loss Challenge Page)
Remember to eat every 3-4 hours to keep your energy levels up. If you hear your stomach growl – you’ve waited too long between meals. If you are so hungry you’re ready to tear someone’s head off (please don’t), increase your protein and veggies, or have an extra serving of berries, or add in ONE small serving of a whole grain – not bread – choose ½ sweet potato, or 1/3 c. brown rice, or ¼ cup (dry) oatmeal w/cinnamon & berries.

Remember, if you aren’t a little uncomfortable, you aren’t working hard enough. However, if you feel dizzy or faint at any time, please STOP.
If you have extra energy and time, do a little steady state cardio for another 10-20 minutes.
If you do not have access to cardio equipment, use the fat loss at home cardio program, located in within the 21 Day Fat Loss Challenge Page.

I am hearing stories of success, keep up the good work – you can do it!


Anonymous said...

Question: can you make some suggestions for specific foods that would be good to help get calories up? Now that I'm not eating too much, I can't seem to get enough. I'm too full to eat more vegetable sticks. Finding I need ideas to get more protein & calories in. thx

getfitnaturally said...

Try adding in some extra protein by increasing your portion sizes, such as 5oz of chicken instead of 4oz, per meal, or add in an extra serving of yogurt or low sodium cottage cheese. If you are feeling light headed or out of focus, try adding in an extra complex carb into one of your first 4 meals, or have it after your workout. You can try a small sweet potato, 1/2 c. brown rice, whole wheat pasta or a small serving of whole grain cereal such as cheerios or non coated shredded wheat. Hope this helps!