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Eating Healthy And Exercising

February 14, 2012 By Billy

You will need to work at having a slim, toned body especially if you are above a certain age. To lose weight and be healthy at the same time, means you should eat only the foods that will give you the most nutrition plus taste good. This will satisfy your hunger and will definitely get your metabolism going in the proper direction.  That is not enough if your body has already slowed down. As you age, you are usually not as active as you used to be when in your twenties. To counteract nature’s progress, you need to push your body into a direction it does not necessarily yearn to go. You need to exercise.

Building Muscle With Protein

Since you are forcing your body into getting nutrients the preferred way, from foods full of nutrition instead of empty carbs, you should do one extra thing. You will need to keep your muscles from shrinking as you lose that weight. To do that is to begin exercising but also give yourself the protein that you will need to keep building those muscles up. There are excellent smoothie recipes which are made from natural food sources, available from the internet. Some websites will give you good advice as well as free recipes to keep up your strength. Before you start your exercise routine, find out what kind of smoothie you would like. A little research will go a long way.

A Favored Smoothie Recipe

You can add this smoothie to your exercise regimen. In other words, if you exercise, you can allow yourself a little treat in the form of this delicious smoothie, which tastes so good you may think you are cheating, instead of providing your body all important protein. So, begin your morning with a happy kick start of goodies.

Into the blender, throw:

½ banana*

1/2 pear, sliced up

3 strawberries

1 Tbsp. Infinity Protein

2 -3 tsps. Infinity Greens

½ cup pure spring water

1 Tbsp. flax seed oil

4-5 ice cubes

*Instead a half of a banana, you could use 1 teaspoon of honey for sweetness.

Blend it up and have at it!

If you look at the ingredients, you will see only items of high nutritional value. You could add a tsp. of Vitamin C as well. It’s a vital nutrient and not just during the cold and flu season. This should get you ready to generate all the energy you need for any exercise.

When You Are Finished With The Exercises

Make sure you drink plenty of pure spring water during and after the exercise. Your muscles need it to avoid cramping up. Many health advocates recommend a protein smoothie in the morning and one following exercise. You just burned up a good number of calories and you need to replenish the vitamins, protein, fat and carbs you just used up. Don’t think you are replacing the calories you have just lost. You are replacing the body’s need for vitamins and fuel to conduct nerve impulses and cellular work without adding the calories that you have just burned up.

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