Your 12-Week Daily Video Trainer - Day 18: Cardio

Kris Gethin is your own Daily Personal Trainer! Today we're going to discuss the importance of meal frequency. Six meals a day may seem like a lot, but it's vital to your success.

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Day 18 Cardio
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cardio

20 minutes of intense cardio.

Meal Frequency

Six meals a day may seem pretty shocking but it really is an important part of your tranformation. It's best not to think of these so much as meals, but rather as grazing intervals. By increasing the frequency you will increase your metabolism.

Think of your body as a fire. Every time you eat your temperature rises and you burn more fat. But remember, it needs to be good, quality food. See the video from Thursday Week 1 for more coverage on food.

Meal frequency also supports a steady blood/sugar level which will help keep your cravings for sweets in check.

Meals Before Bed

Eight hours of sleep means eight hours of fasting for most people. So it's very important to eat right before bed. If you can't stomach a full meal then get a casein protein shake.

Breakfast

Getting nutrients in your body should be your number one priority when you wake up in the morning. They don't call breakfast the most important meal for nothing. Your metabolism will be slow and your body will turn to your hard earned muscle for fuel.

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Legs and shoulders will be trained on Thursday. Our next non-training day video will cover the importance of meal portion sizes.

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