Your 10 Most Frequently asked Diet and Exercise Questions Answered

I get a ton of diet, exercise and fat loss questions each week.  So I have compiled a list of the 10 questions I get asked most often.  I hope you find what you are looking for…

 

  1.  How many calories should women eat each day?  Typically, women should consume 1,500 calories a day to maintain a healthy weight.  But every body is different!  Because I workout 6 days a week very intensely, I found that my body needs more to build muscle, I consume about 3,000 to 3,500 calories a day.
  2. Need to tighten loose skin around your midsection?  If your skin is not too stretched out, you can build out abdominal muscles to fill out loose skin.  I suggest whey isolate, three to four servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit daily to help build collagen.
  3. Can’t get motivated?  Find a physical activity that you Love!.  You will never need to motivate yourself when you love what you are doing and your body will show the benefit without extra effort.  Think of the benefits!  Everything in your life improves with regular exercise, since it releases dopamine and serotonins in your brain.  These chemicals cause you to be peaceful and happy.
  4. If  you only had 30 minutes a day, weights, cardio or both?  Try doing resistance training in circuits.  For example, combine 4-6 exercises together and don’t rest in between.  It’ll keep your heart rate up, making it cardiovascular. Also add jump roping.   Do 100 rotation in between your circuit sets.
  5. Love push-ups, but hate the pressure it puts on my wrists? There are several chest exercises you can do that keep your wrists straight and stable.  Any variation of a chest press (incline, flat, decline) and variations of chest flies (dumbbells, cables, bands) are very effective.  You can also try putting two dumbbells on the ground and do hammer pushups.  Your wrist stays straight with this exercise.
  6. What’s the best detox?  Forget detox!  A clean diet filled with fish, lean meat, vegetables, fruits and healthy fat will keep you healthy.
  7. Need to break through a plateau?  The body plateaus within 30 days of the same routine, so you have to change exercises, change the order in which you do them, go up slightly with your weights and change your rep range.  That should break the plateau.
  8. Juicing-pros and cons?  While vegetables and fruits are an excellent way to get vitamins, are necessary to prevent disease and increase immune strength, try to eat the whole fruit and vegetable so you will get the fiber content as well as the vitamin content.  You’ll miss out with a juicer!
  9. What’s the best time to workout?  Every body is different!  Try working out in the morning, afternoon and evening to see when you feel the strongest.  I am at my best between 5am and 10am daily.
  10. How can I get tight abs?  Train six days a week and hit each muscle group twice a week with perfect form.  Working your legs and upper body appropriately (such as incorporating variations of push-ups, squats and planks) work  your core hard.  You also will have to eat a clean diet.