Today you is your active rest day, so be sure to finish 26-30 minutes of interval cardio training. If you haven't yet, make sure you do as soon as possible.
By this point in the program you should have a fairly firm grasp over the eating habits you need to create in order to tone your body. But you may have found yourself slip on your diet a few times. Today, you'll learn about how people get addicted to junk food so that you can avoid it!
Week 2, Day 12 Cardio & Avoiding Dangerous Diet Traps
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Often times, the foods that people feel addicted to are very processed and contain a lot of sugar or unhealthy fat.
When we eat these foods, it sends off signals in our bodies that just make us crave them more, rather than leaving us feeling satisfied. And sometimes, that leads to a destructive food binge. The best way to avoid this is to simply not eat the foods in the first place.
Of course, this is easier said than done, but if you work hard at eliminating them for another week or two, you're going to find that you don't get nearly the intensity of cravings as you used to. If you are getting a craving for junk food, try replacing it with something healthier.
For example, choose low-fat frozen yogurt rather than ice cream, thin pretzels rather than cheese curls, low fat tortilla chips and salsa rather than chips and dip, or some fresh strawberries with nonfat whipped topping rather than shortcake.
If you can find smarter substitutions, fighting those cravings will be no problem.
Here's a list of common cravings substitutions to get you started.
Active Rest Day - Cardio
- Minutes 1-2: Level One (Easy resistance)
- Minutes 3-5: Level Two (Moderate resistance)
- Minutes 6-9: Level Three (Difficult resistance)
- Minutes 10-11: Level Two
- Minutes 12-15: Level Three
- Minutes 16-17: Level Two
- Minutes 18-21: Level Three
- Minutes 22-24: Level Two
- Minutes 25-26: Level One
Tomorrow we'll be back with your legs and abs workout.