30 Days 30 Minutes, Day 7

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Today was one of those days that ran away (at least, it attempted to run away). This post is arriving a little late but it is here. Today, we need to amp up the intensity of our exercises.

When you exercise, are you doing the right exercise for your body type. Scientists have  classified the female body into 3 main body types

Here is an excerpt

Body Type: Pear (Full Hips, Thighs and Rear)
If you fall into this category, the first secret to slimming down is to understand what type of body fat you’re fighting. Those with large bottoms are carrying around extra subcutaneous fat. This fat that appears just below your skin is actually healthier than belly fat; unfortunately, it is also harder to get rid of. Subcutaneous fat is associated with healthy cholesterol levels and fewer heart attacks, but it also has less blood flow and holds onto calories, which makes it tough to burn off.Diet Plan: Eat a Low-fat Diet
Research shows that a low-fat diet actually helps break down stubborn fat cells in your bottom region.Step 1: Cut Back on Saturated Fats
To get on track with a low-fat diet, begin by cutting down on saturated fats, including animal sources such as high-fat dairy and red meats. Eliminate hidden saturated fats such as hydrogenated oils found in processed foods.

Step 2: Include Low-fat Dairy in Every Meal
You don’t have to cut out dairy entirely. Studies demonstrate that calcium helps to regulate the way fat cells store, build up and break down fat. Subsequently, low-fat dairy sources such as milk, yogurt and cottage cheese help promote weight loss. Choose low-fat (2%), not no-fat dairy.Sample Menu:

  • Butt-blasting Breakfast: Low-fat Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and granola
  • Lunch: Low-fat cottage cheese with tomatoes, cucumbers and grilled chicken
  • Snack: Low-fat milk with dark chocolate cocoa
  • Dinner: Lean turkey burger with low-fat cheddar cheese

Workout for a Pear Body Type: Curtsy Squats & Rows ….

To find out more about the right diet and exercise for your body type read here and here

For today, go for a brisk walk and push yourself to work faster than normal or follow the exercise in this video. Enjoy

 …see ya tomorrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

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