AnnaLynne McCord’s Workout

From CelebrityDietDoctor.com:

“According to Barry’s Bootcamp if you do the workout four times a week you will build lean muscle mass because of the short burst of moves that are changing every 30 seconds to a minute.” Sample of a workout is:

  • Lunge and Curl with 5-10 pound weights for one minute
  • Leaping Lunges for one minute
  • Tricep Kick Backs with 5-10 pound weights 30 seconds each arm
  • Knee Drive, 30 seconds each leg
  • Squat Presses with weights for one minute
  • Plank Row with weights, one minute each arm  (This one is a challenge!)
  • Running Plank for one minute
  • Jump Squat for one minute (This one burns lots of calories.)

April 23, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity, Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

Food Swaps

Eat This, Not That!  sent me this little gem this morning:

  1. Big Mac instead of Whopper
  2. Subway instead of Quiznos
  3. Dunkin’ instead of Starbucks
  4. Egg McMuffin instead of, well, most other fast food versions
  5. And more! Click link above.

April 23, 2010. Tags: , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

US Too Fat and Too Much Salt

Canada should limit salt in processed food, but US food is far worse than Canadian fast food/processed food.  Just ask any Canadian upon returning from the US – takes a while for your digestive system to return to normal!

Both articles from CNN.com.

U.S. limits urged for salt in processed food

Ex-military leaders: Young adults ‘too fat to fight

April 20, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Interesting Articles. Leave a comment.

7 Tips For Rock Hard Abs – Men’s Health

 

Click here for tips on how to master rock hard abs.

April 20, 2010. Tags: , , , . Exercise, Male Perspective, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

20 Minute Meals – Women’s Health

Click here for some 20 minute meal ideas from Women’s Health.

April 20, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Grilled Peach Salsa Recipe

It’s grilling and peach season soon!  I love grilled peaches with steak.  I’ve also developed a taste for hot stuff so can’t wait to try this.

Nutritional Info (Per serving):

Calories: 76, Saturated Fat: 0g, Sodium: 2mg, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Total Fat: 2g, Carbs: 16g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Protein: 1g

Prep Time: 10 mins, Cook Time: 5 mins, Total Time: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds peach(es), (3 to 4 medium), ripe, halved and pitted
  • 1 teaspoon oil, canola
  • 2 tablespoon onion(s), sweet, preferably Vidalia, finely chopped
  • 1 small pepper(s), jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 medium lime(s), zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup(s) cilantro, fresh, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon mint, fresh, chopped

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2.  Brush cut sides of peaches with oil. Grill the peaches until softened and browned in spots, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Let cool.
  3.  Chop the peaches into 1/4-inch pieces and place in a medium bowl. Add onion, jalapeño, lime zest and juice, cilantro and mint.

EverydayHealth.com

April 20, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Eat Clean Diet Tips

From the Eat Clean Diet newsletter – sign up here!

“I find late-night cravings normally come from boredom and not hunger.
I stay busy in the evenings and they pass without a pig out.”

– Wendy_morley

“I have found that [cravings] are rarely hunger related for me and that they will pass. So I distract myself. I take a bath with a great Oxygen mag and I brush my teeth. Nothing tastes very good after that, and I would hate to do it again!”
– Heidi

“I go to bed!”
– Tatttt2

“With 5 meals a day and 100 plus oz of water, it’s usually not an issue. However, when and if this problem arises, my answer is: ?water water water! I know that if my mind is saying ‘snack,’ it really means, ‘H20.'”
– Italynette

“I brush and floss my teeth, and then use mouthwash to lose any tastes that linger and this helps me lose cravings.”
– Idsmom33

“I just had a piece of gum – it helps when I have the late night munchies … something to chew on!”
– Cogmom

“I fix a nice steaming cup of decaf hot tea and sip it as I relax on the couch. It is calming and comforting.”
– Odessa

Of course, as Eat-Clean Diet® Community members Toodlepip and Jolamar pointed out, if we are truly hungry we shouldn’t deny ourselves. To satiate your evening hunger, try having one of the following small meal options:

“One dried organic fig will do the trick for me.”
– All4cate

“If I get the urge, I’ll try to stick to fruits and nuts.”
– Tanyaprud_homme

“Sometimes just a few spoons of yogurt/cottage cheese will do the trick.”
– Toodlepip

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Walking to Lose Weight?

From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: My doctor told me that I need to get more aerobic exercise, but I hate going to the gym! I do like to walk, but how fast and how long should I go to improve my cardiovascular health?

A:  I understand exactly what you mean about going to the gym; I’m not a big fan of it either. Personally, I prefer to exercise outdoors or at home. And like you, I really enjoy walking.Recently, I’ve begun recommending what’s known as interval walking to many of my patients. With interval walking, you alternate between short bursts of intensive effort and easier recovery periods, as opposed to walking at a steady, continuous, and potentially monotonous pace. In fact, studies show that you can get better results in 20 minutes of interval exercise than you would in an hour of steady-state exercise….Read the rest of the answer click here.

 

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South Beach Diet – An Elegant Fish Dinner

Cod With Artichokes and Basil (Phase 1)

Description
Marinated artichokes are a great convenience product because they provide concentrated flavor and a delicious liquid, which can also be used to flavor a dish. Together with aromatic basil, they are the perfect foil for flaky, light cod. You can also try pollack, haddock, snapper, or turbot for this recipe.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds cod fillet
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon dried basil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
10 ounces marinated artichoke hearts (about 12 pieces), plus 1 tablespoon liquid from jar

Instructions
Heat oven to 450°F.

Place cod in an ovenproof baking dish, brush with oil, sprinkle with basil, and season with salt and pepper. Arrange artichoke hearts around fish and drizzle with artichoke liquid.

Bake until fish is opaque and just flakes with a fork, 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from oven and serve hot.

Nutritional information
Per serving:
250 calories
10 g fat (1 g sat)
8 g carbohydrate
33 g protein
3 g dietary fiber
430 mg sodium

April 18, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

How To Thaw Food Safely

I am guilty of not buying meat on sale and then thawing when needed.  Mostly because the thawing process requires planning and therefore my dinners need to as well! Cut and paste from SouthBeachDiet.com,

Refrigerator Thawing
The safest way to defrost food is to keep it in the refrigerator at 40°F or below. Frozen foods usually require 24 hours of thawing in the fridge for each five pounds of weight. But even smaller amounts of frozen food — such as a pound of ground beef or chicken breasts — usually take a whole day (eight to nine hours) to defrost. If you thaw food for an entire day in the refrigerator, it usually stays good for another day or two before cooking (fish is an exception, enjoy it as soon as possible). Red meat can last up to five days after thawing.
Best for: leftovers, meat, poultry, fish

Cold-Water Thawing
Cold-water thawing is faster than using the refrigerator, but it requires more attention. To thaw with cold water, place the food in a leak-proof plastic bag. Make sure that the bag doesn’t have a hole because there’s a chance that bacteria from the air or its surroundings can get into the food. Submerge the entire bag of food in the cold water, changing the water every 30 minutes. Small packages of meat or poultry (one pound) usually take an hour or less to defrost; larger packages can take up to two to three hours. Once the food is completely thawed, it must be cooked immediately.
Best for: whole chickens and turkeys; chicken and turkey breasts

Microwave Thawing
Most microwaves now have a pre-set button for thawing frozen foods. Keep in mind that when you thaw in the microwave, some areas of the food may become warm and start to cook as it defrosts. Keeping defrosted food in the microwave is not recommended because bacteria can grow when a certain temperature is reached. As with cold-water thawing, food that is thawed in the microwave should be cooked immediately after defrosting.

April 17, 2010. Tags: , , . Diet, Interesting Articles. 1 comment.

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