Do You Eat These Anti Aging Foods?

 

Wish you looked a few years younger? Ever hear the saying you are what you eat? We’ll you like like what you eat too! The foods that you regularly eat noticeably contribute to how you look and feel. The next time you’re in the super market take notice what’s in people’s carts. Overweight people tend to have a cart full of boxes and bags, while fit people load up on Veggies, Meats, Fruits, nuts and seeds…

Read on for the anti-aging foods that really make a difference…

More Meat, Please

Like getting your protein fix from meats? If you’re in the market for young-looking skin that doesn’t disclose your age, you’ll be pleased to know that eating meat can help you do just that. Just be careful, because not all meats are created equal.

For increased collagen that keeps your skin tight across your face, Grass fed meats are the way to go. More into fish? Then get your fill of salmon. Full of the amazing omega-3 fatty acids that has been the talk of the medical community for years, salmon helps ward off cancers and improve your circulation, all while giving your skin that healthy glow you want and keeping your skin from getting dry. 

Fruits & Veggies

Veggies should make up the largest portion of your nutrition and fruits are important too but it is possible to eat too much fruit, Eating too many non-starchy veggies is almost impossible. If you want skin that makes people wonder if you and your children are brothers and sisters the produce aisle more important than the make up counter!

What kind of fruits and vegetables can help you out? When it comes to your skin’s health, any fruit or vegetable is useful. Just remember that the more color a fruit has, the more nutrients it holds. The more nutrients, the better it is for your skin! 

A few of the best include the following:

avocados—they provide healthy, monounsaturated fats that help your skin stay well hydrated

oranges—full of cell-hydrating water, vitamin C does double duty by helping create collagen, which keeps your skin plump and smooth

grapes—a particular chemical called resveratrol comes from grape skins and is remarkably efficient at fighting inflammation and bringing the aging process to a nice, slow pace

pomegranates—on top of fighting free radicals, they help preserve the collagen you’ve worked so hard to get in the first place

blueberries—they’re small and full of antioxidants that fight the damage to your skin caused by free radicals, sun damage, and stress

kale and spinach—these and other leafy greens serve to protect against damage done to your skin by the sun, improve your skin’s elasticity (which helps you look younger), and keep your skin as hydrated as possible

cauliflower and Brussels sprouts—they may not look like much, but they’re loaded with antioxidants and reduce your risk of cancer and give your immune system a boost, while cauliflower even works to keep your teeth whiter

If you’re serious about looking younger getting started on a smart fitness program is the closest thing we have to the fountain of youth. 

Exercise is the only proven way to drastically combat aging and to regain your youthful body. In fact, most people are able to regain up to 1/3 of their muscle strength and mass after participating in an exercise program for just a couple of months. Many studies have also shown that seniors who exercise regularly live longer than those who don’t. Isn’t that amazing? 

Call or email me today and I’ll get you started on an exercise plan that’s designed to get you looking and feeling younger than you have in decades!

Committed to your success,

Jesse 

Fit Tribe

 

Why You’re Not Getting Results (Part 2)

Last week we talked about the reasons most people don’t get the results they had hoped for when they join a gym. While your workouts play a huge part in getting the fit, toned body you’ve always wanted, they’re only half the equation…

Yup, I’m talking about your nutrition! Even the best workout in the world won’t produce great results unless you start eating healthy and eating smart. Unfortunately most gym goers don’t know enough about nutrition to make good food choices so they can nourish their bodies, while still melting fat from all those trouble spots that drive you crazy!

The first thing you need to accept is: “you can’t out train a bad diet”

I’ve talked to more frustrated people than I can count who spend hours in the gym, but have nothing to show for it, because they follow it up with bad food choices. They’re under the impression that they can eat whatever they want as long as they workout hard. Unfortunately nothing could be further from the truth.Does this mean you need to starve yourself with a low calorie diet? Absolutely not. In my experience diets just don’t work. Think about your last diet… How long did your results last? If you’re like most people, as soon as you stopped the “diet” you gained the weight you lost back and more. To make matters worse you probably ended up with a broken metabolism, making it even harder to stay lean in the future…

Bummer…

Instead of trying to starve yourself to stay lean, learn to choose better foods so you can satisfy your hunger, while still developing a lean toned body. Start applying these 5 principles to lose fat and keep it off forever:

1. Replace your grains with greens

Mom was certainly right about veggies. Reducing the amount of starchy carbs you eat and replacing them with low carb, high nutrition vegetables like broccoli, kale, cauliflower, etc. will have a dramatic effect on your health and body composition. Remember fat is stored energy and carbs are your body’s first choice as an energy source. If you want to burn fat, you’ll need to take in less energy (carbs).

2. Fat doesn’t make you fat

The biggest health disaster in american history was the low fat diet craze. In decades of reducing america’s fat intake we’ve managed to get fatter than ever while heart disease and type 2 diabetes have reached epidemic levels. For 40 years the low fat, high carb diet was the gold standard and it’s had a devastating effect on our health. Be wary of anything labeled as “low fat” it’s likely loaded with carbs and sugar that can easily be stored as fat.

 

3. Stay Hydrated

Most americans are chronically dehydrated. This leads to fatigue, a slower metabolism and increased appetite. You body is able to extract water from the food you eat, so when you’re dehydrated your more likely to over eat. Aim for 100 ounces of water a day. Make it a habit to drink 24 ounces of water first thing in the morning to give yourself a head start.

4. Veggies and Protein Rule

Fibrous veggies and protein are the two most important staples in your diet. I’ve yet to meet the person who gained weight by eating excess broccoli and chicken. The combination of Veggies and protein will nourish your body and make you feel satisfied for hours… How long did that “fat pill” Oops, I mean bagel, keep you full?

5. Ditch the Dairy
Dairy is an amazing thing. It’s designed to make a small being, grow in size rapidly. It’s the perfect food for any developing mammal. With that in mind, does it make sense for you to eat dairy? If your goal is to gain weight, dairy will do the trick, if you’re trying to burn fat avoiding dairy is key.If you’d like help getting your fitness and nutrition on track, so that you can reach your fitness goals, give us a call at 484-454-3422 or reply to this email. We’ll take all the guess work out of getting real results.

Committed to your success,

Jesse

Fit Tribe

Why You’re Not Getting Results (part one)

Every day millions of Americans hit the gym, 58,000,000 at last count… As someone who’s spent well over 10 years in this industry as a gym manager, I can tell you only a tiny fraction of those people will actually get results… It’s sad but true.

Does this mean you should give up on your goal of a tight and toned body?

Hell to the no!

There are 3 things you’ll need to break out from the pack, and be one of the people who actually reaches their goals and gets to enjoy the feeling of hearing “Wow you look great! What are you doing?”

It’s going to feel so good, but before you get to bathe in the glory of compliments from family, co-workers, you’ll need 3 things:

1. Motivation 

2. Information 

3. Accountability

Once you have these 3 components in place, there’s no stopping you! If you would like my help with all three, just reply to this email, but today we’re going to focus on information. In order to really start seeing results, you’ll need to understand both nutrition and exercise, we’ll cover exercise today and nutrition in part two…

Why You’re Not Getting Results – Exercise

What if I told you that most gyms are setup to generate profits but not results? I hate to tell you but it’s the truth. The best exercises for fat loss are “closed kinetic chain” exercises, these movements put your hands or feet in a fixed position and require you to stabilize your entire body, working your core, and causing you to burn TONS of calories while building functional strength you can use in real life…

Some examples of these super effective movements are: Squats, Deadlifts, Push ups, Pull ups, Bodyweight rows, lunges and lots of others…

However almost all the machines you find in a gym are “open chain” exercises and they mostly involve you sitting down. That means instead of working your entire body, jacking up your metabolism and creating a fat burning inferno, they just work one muscle or muscle group at a time and burn very few calories… Bummer. I think we both know that the answer to your fitness and fat loss dreams isn’t gonna come from spending anymore time on your butt!

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So why do health clubs keep packing gyms with equipment they know won’t give you the results you’re looking for? Because it’s easy to use and they won’t have to spend money on staff to teach you the type of exercises that WILL produce results. It’s that simple. Machines are easy to use, look at the little picture and you’re good to go. Just don’t expect much in the way of results…

Now that you know machines are part of an evil conspiracy to line the pockets of gym owners and keep you from looking fit and toned, let’s focus on what DOES WORK.

 

Metabolic Training

Metabolic training is short intense bursts of exercise, using full body compound movements designed for maximum fat loss, in minimum time.

Metabolic workouts provide superior results to the boring hour long gym sessions you’re used to and only take 30 minutes including warm up, so the excuse you don’t have time is out the window! We use heart rate monitors and a monitor to track intensity and metabolic effect, but you can just listen to your body, work until you’re out of breath, catch your breath and repeat, simple. The system we have in our Tribe locations is pretty sweet though, here’s what the display looks like…

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There are lot’s of ways to structure a metabolic workout, but the easiest is to download a timer app on your phone and work in intervals, like 30 seconds work, 30 seconds rest. here’s an example…

30 Seconds On / 30 Seconds

Warm UP

5 Rounds Of:

Dumbbell Thrusters (squat to overhead press)

TRX Rows

Dumbbell Stiff Leg Dead Lifts

Burpees 

Planks

This whole workout takes less than 30 minutes and only requires a pair of dumbbells and a suspension trainer, which any gym worth joining will have. You’ll need to learn proper form before doing these, but it’s a small price to pay for reaching your goals. Most gyms will offer a complimentary training session, which you could use to learn these exercises and start doing your own super effective metabolic training sessions today. Just stay off the machines and focus on increasing the intensity of each work interval and you’re on your way to success!

If you’d like us to help you on your journey to your goals and keep you motivated and accountable give us a call at 484-454-3422. We specialize in getting maximum results in minimum time and would love for you to be our next success story!

Committed to your success,

Jesse and the Fit Tribe Team

 

 

 

 

The 6 Worst Items In Your Kitchen…

Many of us like to think of ourselves as people who eat healthy, but we still keep quite a few things in our kitchen that won’t do us any favors in our search for fitness and fat loss.

 

We all have to be honest with ourselves and understand if we’re surrounded by poor food choices, it’s only a matter of time until those foods find their way into our bellies.

You’d be surprised how many fattening foods you’re still buying and eating. Keep reading to learn the 7 Worst Items inside your kitchen cabinets and refrigerator.

1. Breakfast Cereal

It’s delicious, it’s easy to prepare, has fun names and sometimes it even comes with a prize! It’s food and entertainment!

Unfortunately, breakfast cereal is often jam-packed with extra sugars that will do more to drag you down than build you up for your day. Prefer the flavorless kinds? Even those supposedly “good” carbs will still spike your blood sugar, causing a corresponding spike in insulin and put you into fat gain mode. Don’t let the bland taste fool you into believing it’s health food, they’re one of the most processed foods on the market.

2. Flavored Yogurt

Yes, flavored yogurt tastes much better than its plain peers, but going with a pre-flavored yogurt will instantly double the amount of sugar you consume. Our clients have seen the best results avoiding dairy altogether, but if cutting out yogurt all together is a deal breaker for you, switching to plain greek yogurt and fresh fruit is a much better choice.

3. Microwave dinners

It’s hard to believe how many people rely on frozen TV dinners on a regular basis. If you’re a frozen believer, it’s time to put your health before convenience. On top of frequently lacking all the vitamins and minerals you need for optimal health, frozen dinners often ooze with trans-fats and sodium.

Even the so called healthy frozen dinners are anything but. If you need convenience buy frozen chicken breast and vegetables separately and have some “go to” seasonings to make it interesting. A chicken breast, mixed vegetables and some ethiopian spices sounds a lot more interesting than a meal prepared months ago in a factory who knows where.

4. Packaged Snacks

A wise man once told me “real food grows mold and dies” and if you really think about it, the healthiest foods we can eat, would never survive in your pantry for a month. Chips, Pretzels and every other bag of carb bombs in your kitchen should go right in the trash. Trade your grains for greens and you’ll be amazed at the changes you see in your health and body.

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5. “Skinny” Desserts

The word “skinny” is alluring. It’s what many of us want to achieve, and marketers know that. Unfortunately, marketers are not tied to some code of ethics that prevents them from using words that are not factual. What they are tied to is doing whatever it takes to sell more of their product. A great way to do that is to toss the word “skinny” on your favorite dessert item. You’ll buy it, thinking you’ve saved yourself valuable calories, but all you’ve probably done is buy a smaller portion of the same stuff junk!

6. Granola Bars

Enjoyed by healthy hikers around the world, granola bars are the final unexpected bad choice in your kitchen. This one may have you scratching your head when you consider that your favorite kind is crammed with every fruit and nut you can imagine. But read the ingredient label and you’ll quickly see that there is probably more sugar—make that high-fructose corn syrup—than your body can use.

If you’re stuck in a cycle of eating processed crap like this, commit a week to the Fit Tribe cleanse. We updated it this summer and it’s the perfect way to jump start your results and get back on track! This isn’t a crazy juice cleanse where you’ll have to starve yourself, but you will be eating TONS of veggies.

There are two things all healthy people do:

1. Exercise

2. Eat lots of non starchy veggies

Click the link below to start your path to health today!

Click here for your free copy https://fittribecleanse.com

Committed to your success,

Jesse

Fit Tribe