There are a lot of rules for losing fat. One of those rules often mentioned is to eat small frequent meals throughout the day, as many as five or six small meals. I have been able to lose the last ten pounds I needed to lose following the six meal-a-day regime. Under such a regime there is a tendency to munch of snack foods that might not be best. Instead I have been eating small portions of salads, fruits, vegetables, and a little meat (not fried). This gets old after awhile, so to that I have added soup that I look forward to eating.
Taste of Home magazine had a soup recipe contest, and out of thousands of entries this soup won first prize - Colorful Chicken 'n' Squash Soup . It is healthy and easy enough that I can make it. It makes 14 servings. I have a couple of serving most days.
As an act of self-preservation in response to reduced caloric intact your body reacts by slowing its metabolism. Weight loss slows. Little wonder when you stop dieting the weight quickly comes back. To counteract this slowing metabolism it would help to engage in exercise that demands that your metabolism increase.
The High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) at Kelly Personal Training in Austin and at Ultimate Fitness in New Orleans will cause you to burn significant calories while you are exercising and continue to burn additional calories long after the personal training session is over. Exercise serves to countermand the body’s attempt to lower its resting metabolism and keeping the fat loss going. For more on the after-workout calorie burn read this previous blog entry on
Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC).