Martial Arts for Life

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MARTIAL ARTS FOR LIFE | KICKBOXING & FITNESS NEW PROVIDENCE NJ

Martial Arts in Union County, NJ

Making our community healthier & safer, one person at a time.

The Village Shopping Center, 1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, NJ 07974

Proud to offer Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Protection Strategies to residents of New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Union County NJ, Morris County NJ and all surrounding areas.

P.S. Visit our website at http://www.BeginKarate.com to learn about our Academy and our programs.

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Nutritional Success Tips from Martial Arts for Life

A Nutritional Formula for Success

As compiled by Master Steve D.

First, you need to speak with your physician before making any changes to your eating habits. It’s very important that you take the appropriate measures to ensure that you eat a balanced and nutritionally balanced diet at all times.

As you most likely know, being fit and trim has as much to do with what you eat as it does how often you work out. Exercising can make you stronger and help your cardiovascular, skeletal and respiratory systems, but it may not be enough to help you lose unwanted fat and inches. The following is a strategy and basic diet plan that may help you achieve the weight and body fat composition that will make you look as good as you feel!

First things first! Throw away or donate any foods in your house that contain excessive sugar, saturated fat or are generally unhealthy! Basically, all the unhealthy snack foods must go. This step is not optional! If you don’t take this step, you’re unlikely to take the next ones!

Step two: Have a meal, as described below and immediately go grocery shopping (on a full stomach). Purchase the foods that will help you cook or create the meals described in the diet plan. Choose foods that will contribute to a well-balanced meal plan.

Step three: Weigh yourself ad take your waist and thigh measurements and write them down in a journal that you will keep next to your scale. Do this every morning prior to your shower. Weighing yourself and taking your measurements daily will keep you focused on your goal. Obviously we cannot expect daily changes in your measurements, but doing this ritual every day will keep you focused on your goal. This step is not optional and is critical to your success! Again, if you don’t take this step, you’re highly unlikely to do the next. There will be daily fluctuations, however, by the end of each week you should finish closer to your goal.

Here’s the Plan:

Morning 6 am – 10 am: lLow fat, low sugar yogurt, one serving fresh fruit, hot beverage with no cream or sugar (artifical sweeteners are acceptable).

Afternoon 12 pm – 2 pm: Roll-up “wrap” sandwich (turkey, chicken, beef, tuna are all fine). Salt and pepper to taste and a hot beverage with no cream or sugar (artificial sweeteners are acceptable). Lettuce and tomato or a similar vegetable is fine.

Late afternoon 4 pm – 5 pm: Low fat yogurt and a hot beverage or a serving of fresh fruit or even a small salad with low fat dressing will do.

Dinner 7 pm – 9 pm: One serving of green leafy salad with carrots and cucumbers and low fat dressing, One portion (the size of your palm) of steak or chicken or fish or pork or similar (grilled with salt and pepper to taste) and a green vegetable (no butter), salt and pepper to taste.

Late Night 10 pm – 12 am: If you’re hungry, yogurt or fruit or oatmeal with artificial sweetener.

Drink a glass of sparkling water (or tap water) with every meal and as much bottled water or hot beverages as you like all day.

If at any point you feel weak, irritable or dizzy, add an additional portion of yogurt, fruit or protein.

Expect to lose 2-3 pounds per week with this plan. If you lose more or less, adjust your intake to achieve these results.

If you have any pre-existing conditions or are on any type of medication, please check with your physician prior to following this meal plan. Remember to check with your Health Professional prior to beginning this or any meal plan.

Please contact us with any questions or for a FREE Introductory Lesson contact us 908.464.2836. You may also visit our website at http://www.BeginKarate.com

Martial Arts for Life

The Village Shopping Center, 1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, NJ 07974

Proud to offer Martial Arts, Kickboxing and Fitness training in New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Union County NJ, Morris County NJ and all surrounding areas.

P.S. Visit our website at http://www.BeginKarate.com to learn about our 21-Day Rapid Results Kickboxing Program.

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