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Patch Blog: Get More Energy And Lose Weight

You can get more energy and lose weight in the process.

If you want to lose weight you may be cutting calories. Restricting calories can often make us tired and less likely to do the things we want to do. The following are some tricks that will give us all the energy we want and need.

The first suggestion is to take a short walk first thing in the morning. Walking for as little as 20 minutes can jump start your metabolism. The second thing to do is have a smart breakfast with at least 20 grams of protein. I like Greek yogurt with berries. It has twice the protein of regular yogurt.

When it comes to eating, you want more small meals instead of the way most of us eat. Too many people are stuck in the pattern of a small or no breakfast at all, a little lunch and a big dinner. If we make a point to eat medium sized meals throughout the day we will have more energy and actually lose weight more easily. Having small mini meals also keeps our blood sugar stable and provides us with constant energy.

Here are some additional tips: Make sure you get enough sleep, reduce you sugar intake (you experience lows after short initial highs), eat more unprocessed food like fruits and veggies, avoid alcohol during the week, take a power nap for 10-20 minutes and manage stress by meditating ( or just close you eyes and think of happy thoughts a few times a day).

For more tips visit our website at body-mastery.net

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JT Hampton April 06, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Love the info about the early morning walk and the high protein breakfast. I get real discouraged real quick because the weight takes so much longer to come off than it used to. I'll try it. Like your blog!
Derick Rotunno April 06, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Try to make the little things a habit and then add some more little things. I find the quick fixes are short lived but the common sense stuff takes hold. Best, Derick
Jeri Rae Miller April 09, 2012 at 01:43 PM
I have been training now with Derick for over 14 years and feel amazingly fit! He is a professional and is very good at what he does. I recommend Body Mastery to one & all ~ Jeri M. LCF, Ca.
Derick Rotunno April 09, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Thanks for the nice feedback. Derick

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