WEEK 1: How To Achieve Your Personal Best
While we’ll all soon be cheering for Team USA to bring the gold and break world records, we at the Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic would like to encourage YOU to ride the wave of excitement and achieve your personal best. For the next 4 weeks, we will be offering simple and doable tips that will have you feeling and looking your best by the time of the closing ceremony (August 12.)
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Take your vitamins on a full stomach for optimum absorption. The most important aspect of taking supplements is absorption for optimum reults. Anything that is not properly absorbed into your system is ultimately of no use to you.
Think about what you can add to your diet, not what you should take away. Work vegetables into meals instead of just serving them as sides on a plate. By getting the recommended 5-9 servings of veggies a day you're also less likely to overeat because fruits and vegetables displace fat in the diet.
In addition to adding unwanted calories, sugars and simple starches (potatoes, white rice, bleached flour) have many negative effects on our digestive system and blood sugar level. Instead, try substitutes like sprouted bread or yams. Making these healthier substitution 3 times a week will make a difference you can feel.
Get in 20 minutes of cardio 3 times a week. Studies show its best to eat high-protein snacks post workout for best workout muscle recovery. Try Ultima Power for the ultimate recovery drink.
Increase your daily intake of probiotics to help flush out toxins and waste from your digestive track. These natural bacteria are also helpful in reducing bloat and discomfort. Taking a daily Acidophilus Flora supplement (as much probiotics as will make a difference you can feel in as little as 3 days!