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Fitness Tip#335 - March 15, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sorry for the delay. I had to revive my computer last week.


Perhaps you’ve heard that eating small and frequent meals is a very
effective way to keep the metabolic fire burning. However, this strat-egy only works if you never actually become hungry. Hunger pangs
which are caused by low blood sugar, tell your digestive system that
there’s a food shortage and to slow down to conserve energy. This is
accomplished by decreasing the rate of your body’s normal functions
effectively putting the brakes on your metabolism. Sometimes this
can even happen before you actually experience hunger pangs.
One low blood sugar level indicator is sudden mood or attitude
swings which often occur before experiencing hunger. Here’s an in-teresting note: high performance endurance athletes will sometimes
eat as soon as they start having bad feelings about the race. They
have found they can’t accurately rely on feelings of hunger as a sign of
low blood sugar. A quick calorie intake can quickly bring blood sugar
levels back up and simultaneously give attitude a positive boost! So
don’t let yourself get to the grumpy, hungry point in your daily rou-tine.
The best strategy is to always have a meal hidden away in your bag,
purse, locker, desk, office refrigerator or glove box. Nuts and berries,
fresh raw fruit and low-fat yogurt are great places to start. You can
further stabilize your energy levels and limit the hunger associated
with a hypoglycemic drop by using the supplement ThermoFactor, a
formula that stabilizes appetite and blood sugar.

Hope everyone had a FANTASTIC weekend!

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