Burn More Walking

I started doing little mini-bootcamp sessions at home to get a little calorie burning in.  I was taught to do intervals and seen the difference it can make in just 2 sessions per week.  So when I came across this I wasn’t surprised.

“In this form of exercise, you alternate bursts of fast, intense walking with periods of slower and less-intense walking, which allows your body to recover. In fact, by doing interval walking for a mere 20 minutes every other day, you can shift your metabolism into high gear so that you burn more calories and fat in less time than if you were working out at a steady pace.And there’s a bonus: With interval walking, the higher the intensity of the exercise, the longer the afterburn; that is, you will continue to burn more fat and calories even after you stop exercising! Below are seven tips to help you get the most out of your interval-walking session.”

To view the tips, click here!

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Weekend Weight Gain

According to EverydayHealth.com, people consume an extra 200 calories a day on weekends.  I don’t doubt that.  I’m home more, and therefore have access to food more often.  I also indulge in wine and dessert and dinners.

How to avoid the weekend weight gain?

  • Share that fudge sundae with your spouse, friends or kids.
  • Go for tiny tastes, like a mini-cheesecake instead of an entire slice, or a single square of chocolate instead of a whole bar.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast to control your appetite.
  • Eat more whole grains, fruit, and veggies as your day gets started so that you’ll feel full longer and feel satisfied with small splurges.
  • Split an entrée or skip the bread basket when eating out, especially if you want a taste of dessert.
  • Limit your alcohol — drink water or another calorie-free beverage between drinks — or apply those calories to a food you’d enjoy more.

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Oxygen August 2010

New Oxygen is on stands!

Here’s the Covergirl Insider on Amber Elizabeth:

“Three days a week I do a circuit in the gym, mixing plyometrics, mile intervals and various strength-building exercises like squat thrusts. I also do yoga twice a week, a pool workout once, and I get outside for a hike or run twice a week.”

AMBER ELIZABETH’S
MEAL PLAN:

Breakfast: Poached eggs (two whites, one yolk), whole-wheat toast and a grapefruit, or an egg-white breakfast burrito on an Ezekiel wrap.

Snack: A mango or a banana with almond butter.

Lunch: Arugula salad with veggies and goat cheese.

Snack: Almonds

Dinner: A stir-fry with mushrooms, asparagus and chicken with wild brown rice, or turkey burgers on a whole-wheat bun with a side salad or broccoli.

Also, pick this up on newstands before August 9, 2010!

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Stop Binge Eating

From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: I started dieting and exercising about six months ago, and I have a terrible time in the evenings. At dinner and afterward I tend to binge eat, which messes up my meal plan. What can I do to beat this bad habit?

A: This is an excellent question. So many dieters struggle with nighttime eating. I suggest taking the following steps:

  • Examine your diet. Is it overly restrictive? Too often, enthusiasm for losing weight quickly leads to setting calorie goals that are too low. Most women who are trying to lose weight should consume at least 1,200 to 1,400 calories a day. For men, around 1,500 to 1,800 calories a day is typical. You may want to touch base with a registered dietitian for guidance on ensuring that your calorie goals fit your needs.
  • Consider your eating pattern. Are you getting enough calories throughout the day? Are you skipping meals or starving yourself, only to feel ravenous in the evening? Try to space your calories evenly across breakfast, lunch, and perhaps a midmorning or afternoon snack. This will stop you from getting too hungry later in the day, which leads to bingeing.
  • Choose filling foods. Are you eating a healthy balance of carbohydrate, protein, and fat? Are you getting enough fiber and other essential nutrients? A balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables — and other low-calorie-density foods — can help you feel full on fewer calories and help your diet sustain you through the evening.
  • Pay attention to your emotions. Ask yourself, “What do I really need?” before you have that after-dinner snack. Understanding what is going on with your emotions may provide a clue as to what you really need, and it will help prevent you from automatically reaching for food. Perhaps you are bored. Finding an activity to distract yourself might help. If you happen to be lonely, an activity with other people might be just what the doctor ordered. If you use food to unwind or feel good, look for other things to help you feel good — taking a stroll, exercising, listening to music, or devoting some time to a hobby may be what you need.

 

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