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Speed Up Your Metabolism. Not happy with the metabolism you've got?

Speed Up Your Metabolism

These strategies—for mealtime, gym time, downtime and bedtime—will help you put the pedal to the metal. Pick protein "Protein is the building block of muscle," says Roberta Anding, R.D., a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). "The more lean muscle you have, the more calories you expend. " Bump Up Your Burn Your muscles can use only 30 grams of protein at any time, a study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association notes. Breakfast: 6 ounces lowfat yogurt with 1/2 cup berries and a medium skim latte (23 g) Lunch: Spinach salad with 2 oz chicken and 1/3 cup black beans, served with pita with 2 tbsp hummus (30 g) Dinner: Asian stir-fry with 1/3 cup each tofu, snow peas, red bell peppers, bok choy, bean sprouts and 3/4 cup brown rice, sprinkled with 2 tbsp slivered almonds (23 g) Soothe Your Stress MORE FROM SELF: Coffee Doesn't Sober You Up Be a Cardio Queen Sculpt Lean Muscle.

Triple Max Tons: Easy Holiday Hair. The kitchen spa. Help your skin survive unpredictable weather with these two essential steps: exfoliation and moisturization.

The kitchen spa

Skin-cell buildup leads to dryness, poor circulation and blemishes. Exfoliation eliminates these dead cells, revealing fresh skin that is better able to absorb moisture. And guys, take note: While men’s skin tends to be oilier than women’s, men may be more prone to epidermal dehydration. Food: Avocado Purpose: Moisturizer The scoop: Loaded with vitamins A, B, C and E, as well as potassium and fat, avocado is the perfect moisturizer.

Recipe: Take a spent avocado peel and using gentle upward strokes, lightly massage your face with the inside of the peel. Food: Cucumber The scoop: Cucumbers contain compounds known to tighten pores and reduce inflammation, which is why they’re the classic choice for minimizing puffiness around the eyes. Recipe: Puree 1 tablespoon each of cucumber and parsley. Food: Oatmeal Purpose: Exfoliant and moisturizer Food: Peach Purpose: Exfoliant Food: Strawberry. 137 Ways to Pamper Yourself, Lift Your Spirits, or Recharge Your Life : Parentables - StumbleUpon. Photo: tibchris / Creative Commons Is your tension helmet screwed on too tightly? Are your cranky pants giving you a wedgie? Perhaps you need a distraction or you want to beat a craving.

Maybe you need a big life change. Or maybe you just need a nap. Whether you're looking for a boost to soldier through a tough day, pampering on your downtime or a thrilling life experience, this list has you covered. See also: 99 Ways to Use This Winter to Have a Blast, Comfort Yourself, or Take Control of Your Life Connect 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Aromatherapy 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

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