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While I'm a firm believer in having a morning snack, not everyone has the time to stop for a banana and almonds break. If a morning snack isn't an option for you, fill up on a breakfast that's high in protein to satisfy your hunger and keep your energy going strong until lunch. Here are some breakfast ideas that contain at least 20 grams of protein and are all under 350 calories.
Cheese and Veggie Omelet
Total protein: 21.7 grams
Total calories: 270
Continue reading for more high-protein breakfast ideas.
If you're looking to tone up and stand taller, try the bent-over row! It is said that ditching the slouch can make you look up to 10 pounds thinner. Not only does this move strengthen your back to improve posture, it helps shape your shoulders too. While you can do this move using a workout bench or chair, all you need is a set of dumbbells for the version below!
Here's how to do it:
- With a pair of dumbbells and your feet hip-width distance apart, bend at the waist. Keep your back parallel to the floor with a neutral spine — not rounded.
- With a slight bend in your knees, hold your arms and the dumbbells extended out in front of you.
- Engage your abs and squeeze your shoulder blades together as you bring the weights to your torso. Be sure to keep your elbows in and pointed upward.
- Slowly lower the weights back to the starting position to complete one rep. Do three sets of 12 reps.
Exercise is essential when it comes to dropping pounds. So if you're eager to lose the weight, then here are three everyday changes that will help increase your calorie burn.
Moving workouts to early mornings may mean exercising before the sun rises, but here's the big payoff: morning exercisers burn more calories. Research shows that people who exercise in the a.m. work harder and for longer periods of time, which may be because they're more alert, energetic, and don't feel as rushed as afternoon or evening exercisers. Getting into a regular morning routine also means you're more likely to stick with it, which will help even more on your weight-loss journey.
When it comes to cardio, running will help you lose more weight than walking since it burns more calories, but if you increase your speed just a little, then you'll burn even more. And don't stick to a consistent pace the entire workout. Adding sprinting intervals is an effective way to increase your calorie burn and has also been proven to reduce belly fat. Also be sure to swing those arms as you move, and you'll burn 15 percent more calories.
Strength Train in the Ladies' Room
Muscle burns more calories than fat does, so the more muscle mass you have, the better it is for weight loss. Don't just hit the weight room at the gym. Include strength training moves throughout your day, such as push-ups on the bathroom counter and two minutes of squats while you brush your teeth. You can also work your body by carrying a basket instead of pushing a cart, using the stairs whenever possible, and sitting on an exercise ball instead of a chair.
If you've got a boyfriend, husband, dad, or male friend who loves being active, then we've got the gift guide for you. From basics that will expand his workout wardrobe to gadgets that will make his next fitness adventure that much more fun, here are a few gift ideas for the active man in your life!
Fresh faces and moms dominated the celeb workout scene this week, and the activities were as varied as ever. Ashley Tisdale hit up Equinox while Naomi Watts went for a run in chilly New York City. Check out who else made time to sweat!Lea's entire fitness routine here.
Ashley TisdaleAshley Tisdale sported a smiley face and crossbones tee while leaving a recent workout at Equinox. This shirt is definitely a workout fave of Ashley's; she wore it to the gym a few months earlier!
Naomi WattsWhat better way to fit in a workout than while taking your kids to school? Naomi Watts ran behind her kids as they biked to school.
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Dealing with a bloated belly from a bowl of chili or a burrito might make you shun beans forever. Many foods can cause the embarrassing and uncomfortable issue of gas, but that doesn't mean you can't ever eat broccoli, beans, dairy, or pears. Here are ways to prevent unwanted side effects when eating these foods.
Full of protein and fiber, these little guys can cause big trouble for sensitive stomachs. If you soak and cook your own beans or use dry beans in soup or stews, one way to prevent gas is to get rid of the water you soak the beans in (that contains some of the gas-producing enzymes) and fill your pot with fresh water before boiling.
Regardless of how you cook them, the best way to prevent gas is to start small. A serving size is usually half a cup, but you might want to start off with a quarter cup or even less. Choose beans with less fiber such as adzuki, black-eyed peas, edamame, and baby lima beans, and eat them with easily digestible foods like rice or quinoa. Avoid pairing beans with other foods that cause you digestive upset such as spicy peppers, onions, or dairy products. As your body becomes accustomed to eating beans, gradually increase the amount you eat.
Full of fiber, these innocent green florets are much harder to digest when raw, so it's best to lightly steam or sauté broccoli before you eat it. Enjoy just a few pieces at first, and you should notice an improvement in your tummy postdinner. This can also be applied to other hard-to-digest veggies, such as cauliflower, cabbage, kale, and collard greens.
Pears contain even more fiber than apples, which also tend to affect people's digestive systems. Eating a plain pear for a snack can be uncomfortable, especially if you eat it peel and all. And while peeling fruits removes much of the fruit's fiber and nutrients, it's better to eat it peeled than to skip it altogether. (Baking a pear is another way to make this fruit easier on the tummy.) Enjoy a few peeled slices of pear with crackers or other fruits that are OK on your digestive system, such as bananas. Gradually increase your pear intake, and as your body becomes accustomed to digesting this fruit, you'll be enjoying an entire piece in no time.
The lactose in milk products can cause major gas for some, so if this is your issue, you might be able to get away with choosing certain dairy products over others. Butter, hard cheeses, and cottage cheese tend to contain lower levels of lactose than a glass of milk or ice cream. It may also help to pair dairy products with easily digestible foods such as pasta, bread, brown rice, or fruit such as blueberries or bananas. Or if you love the taste of milk, mix half skim with half soy or almond milk, and pour that on your cereal. If you are severely lactose intolerant, eating any amount of dairy will send your tummy into knots, so it's best to either avoid it or take Lactaid pills when eating from this food group.