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Nutritionist Know-How: Dining Out Healthfully - Cupcakes & Cashmere. As I wrote about in our kick-off post to this series, I cherish the experience of eating at restaurants with girlfriends, as well as G on our date nights. In the past, I've ordered with reckless abandon; but I'm perpetually interested in improving my menu game so I make smarter choices and don't end up unable to button my pants. For this month's column, I asked Shira to help breakdown restaurant menus - from specific foods to avoid at ethnic spots; to general strategies and philosophies to employ. Here's Shira! Navigating restaurant menus is an excellent topic to educate yourself on, and Emily and Alina sent me some great questions on the matter.

The general goal? To dine out healthfully, without sacrificing flavor and an enjoyable time. Back in the day, going out to restaurants was something of real novelty - to commemorate big occasions like anniversaries and graduations. Below are some of my tips, tricks, and strategies for making more healthful and deliberate menu choices.

-Shira. Snacking Remixed: Protein-Packed Trail Mix With Chocolate + Chickpeas - The Chalkboard. Chickpeas are one of our favorite ingredients of 2016! This pumpkin seed and chickpea-packed trail mix is your new go-to for on-the-go snacking… Picture this: you’re on a hike surrounded by natural beauty, feeling strong and accomplished, and also in need of a serious power-snack if you plan on making it back to your car. Traditional trail mix has a bad rap for either being nutritious, but bland and boring, or loaded up with poor quality oils, salt, sugar and other unhealthy additives. No one wants to munch on cardboard, but does a deconstructed candy bar seem right in this vignette?

We’re obsessing over this protein-packed, nut-free trail mix recipe from holistic health counselor, Pamela Salzman. Packaged trail mix is often nothing more than peanuts and candy-coated chocolate. Chickpeas are a high-protein, high-fiber, but low-fat legume that can become super crunchy when you roast them in the oven. Protein-Packed Trail Mix With Chocolate + ChickpeasMakes 2 ½ cups Ingredients: Directions: 11 Dumbbell Moves You Should Know To Start Lifting Weights. 9 Incredible Ways To Get A Cardio Workout That Aren't All Running. 23 Incredible Tips To Make You Actually Want To Go To The Gym. This 20-Minute Workout Will Burn A Ridiculous Amount Of Fat.

24 Clever Tips To Get In Shape That Lazy People Will Appreciate. 100 Days of Mini-Pledges. Nicole Williams Full Body Workout - Exercises for Your Best Butt and Body Ever. Top 5 Workout Resources (+ My Workout Routine and My Workout Playlist) I've been working out on a more regular schedule (and more intensively) for a few months now. I started with doubts, thinking I would get unmotivated and discouraged within a few weeks, and would quit before seeing any results. Well, I didn't.

And I actually truly enjoy it- I feel more energized, more satisfied, and happier. I would never EVER have thought that a daily routine of at-home workouts would contribute to my happiness in a positive way, but I was wrong! I found a routine that works for me by trial and error, and I'm still constantly tweaking it, but online resources were my starting point and I thought some of them (all free) were worth sharing if you're just starting, want to start, or are currently building a workout routine.

Workout Labs allows you to create printable workout plans with exercise illustrations, free. I built my workout routine with Workout Labs. My workout routine: I have a slightly different routine for each day of the week, except Mondays. Well, yes I do. Best Butt Exercises - Donkey Kicks, Easy, Simple Moves. When it comes to fitness goals, getting a firm, tight butt is the one we hear most often — by a wide, wide margin. It seems like no matter how many minutes we log on the Stairmaster or how many squats we do, that truly juicy booty always manages to elude us. Not surprisingly, some of us get a tad obsessive in our quest for a natural-looking, yet substantive, backside.

Lauren Caruso, our Contributor Network Editor, sums up the problem in typical succinct fashion: "I just want a really sick ass-to-hip ratio. And, let's face it — my hips aren't getting any smaller. " So, for the sake of Lauren's ratio — and all of yours — we brought in Taye Johnson, personal trainer and one of our favorite SoulCycle instructors. (It's not just us — apparently David Beckham comes by on the regular, with Harper in tow!) And, trust, she definitely brought the goods. Photographed by Geordy Pearson. Hair and makeup by Jess Plummer; Styled by Willow Lindley.

Want even more R29 Wellness? Begin Slideshow. Best Core Workout - Easy, Simple Ab Exercises. The Plank For this move, make sure your feet are together and that your elbows are right under your shoulders. Keeping your abs tight, lift your body, maintaining a straight line from your heels to your tailbone and through to the top of your head. You should feel this mainly in your abs, rather than your shoulders, elbows, or forearms. Think about pulling your arms back toward your knees — this will help you fully engage your core. Do three sets, based on how long you can hold your plank tightly, without dropping your hips. Sully's Boxing Gym. Sully's Boxing Gym is the real thing.

Proof is in the photos of Sugar Ray Leonard on the wall, the framed photo of Marsha Valley on the admin desk, the poster of Muhammed Ali on the wall. Each one of them has trained here. Sure, I'll admit that I was a little intimidated. Fans of the sport talk about Sully's in a reverent whisper. They'll tell you it's the oldest boxing gym in North America. They'll rattle off the names of famous boxers who've trained there. They'll tell you that it's one of the gyms that's still sending some of the best fighters into competition today. Most gyms these days have been re-done on the inside to feel like spas. No air-conditioning, no showers, a carpeted floor, a giant boxing ring, and bags from the ceiling everywhere.

Yep, Joe's been looking after the gym since the mid-60s, and he was tight with Sully, aka Earl Sullivan, before he passed away. Writing by Charlie See. Working Out Tips - How To Start, Holiday Weight. Photo: Courtesy of Alison Brod PR. Between work, a social life, family, and well, more work, we know it can be hard to start — and maintain — a workout regimen. But, no more excuses. To get off our butts, we sat down with celebrity trainer and fitness guru Charlee Atkins at a bebeSport event (Atkins is a bebeSport ambassador) and chatted about the best ways to get fit, how to maximize our workouts, and a great tip for avoiding those sneaky pounds during the holiday season.

For newbies, what is the best way to get your body used to working out? “As far as frequency, I would say three times a week is good to start. A lot of times, people say, 'I’m going to work out' — and they go seven days, and then burn out in three weeks. Do you recommend a variety of workout types, or, if you find something you like, can you just do that three times a week?

How do you know when it’s time to vary your workouts? Before or after a workout, is there anything you recommend people eat? Healthy Snacks-Healthiest Snacks When Dieting. Kale, Sweet Potato, and Hazelnut Salad from The Good Life Eatery. 10g coconut, toasted 15g roasted hazelnut, bashed into small bits 100g sweet potatoes 40g coconut oil 40g red quinoa 40g black quinoa 10g sea salt 80g prepped kale, stalks removed 1/2 ripe avocado 15g goji berries Hazelnut dressing: 40g roasted hazelnuts 5g maple syrup 25g red-wine vinegar 75 g olive oil 2 tbsp hazelnut oil Salt and pepper, to taste *A few drops of water to thin out (optional) 1.

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Put the coconut into the oven for three to four minutes until lightly toasted and combine with the roasted hazelnuts. Set aside. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. One Exercise To Know This Week: Planks. 5 One-Song Workouts. 17 Ways To Lose Weight Without Changing Your Schedule. How To Create Your Day - Starting Off Right. In the age of constant communication, 24/7 jobs, and mandatory multitasking, finding a moment for reflection is almost impossible — almost. Courtney Somer made mental wellness her mission, creating Eyla, an online resource packed with inspiration and real-life tools to maintain your personal peace. We'll be sharing some of this goodness every week on R29 Guest Stars, so whether you're looking get spiritual, clear your mind, or just read some motivating interviews, Eyla is here to help you shine brighter.

Consider how you feel when you’ve had an amazing day. What if it was an amazing week, month or year? Our days are like blank canvases of 24 hours that we are responsible for creating. When considering how you spent the past 7 days, were they how you wanted them to be? The concept of creating your day is one of the most beneficial lessons I have learned. RELATED: Zen Mind in the Middle of Chaos & Stress Here are ways to change your energy state: - Set an intention. . - Be present. . - Breath. These 27 Workout Diagrams Are All You Need To Get In Shape This Summer. Exercise at Home: A Compact 7 Minute Workout New York Times.

Working out at home, especially in a small space, can be a huge hassle and feel potentially less effective, making hitting the gym seem like a necessity. This latest news has me thinking that maybe a quick, effective and compact at-home exercise routine not only exists, but is worth a try. Check out the full regimen below... The idea is that each of the exercises above should be done for duration of 30 seconds with 10 second rest intervals, for a total of 7 minutes. A grueling, but super short workout. The routine qualifies as a "high intensity interval workout" and all that is required is you, some space, a stable chair and a wall. According to the New York Times : "In 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of it based on science.

Ab Exercises - Best Abdominal Exercises for Strengthening Female Abs - FITNESS Magazine. Kill muffin top. - StumbleUpon. Sexy Legs Workout. Posted by Cags R under Fitness & Training on 21 November 2012 at 1:00 AM With the holiday season fast approaching, you want to make sure your thighs and calves look hot in the tights for your elf costume - right fellas? That's why this week we're challenging you to this fast and effective bodyweight workout which will strengthen your legs - and as we all know, strong is sexy! Check out how to make the most of this workout for your lower abs, glutes and legs with this guide: how to perform exercises for the sexy legs workout and add the workout to your training now!

Get more advice and Challenge ideas by signing up to Tribesports - it's free, fun and most importantly fitness focused! Core Workout everyday for 7 days. Change the Shape of Your Body. Exercise Tunes | She Wears Many Hats. Foods for Workouts: Cardio. An all-around healthy diet is best for any exercise routine, but cardiovascular exercise requires a balance of special nutrients. If you get cardiovascular exercise regularly (and we all should) – here’s how to fuel up. Cardio Basics Cardio exercise like walking, running and biking require energy from both carbohydrates and fat. Carbohydrates are the body’s #1 go-to source, but healthy sources of fat also give ample doses of energy.

As exercise intensity changes (like due to an increase in speed or running uphill, for example), the body switches back and forth between carbs and fat to provide energy. Since you can’t completely control how and when the body needs what nutrient, it’s best to have adequate amounts of both as a regular part of the diet. All foods are digested and metabolized differently, so you need to think about the best times to eat foods that will support your exercise schedule. If you have 3 to 4 hours before exercise…… Have a regular meal. The 100 Best Fitness Tips. Full Body Workout Plan. Full Body Workout Routine Not Only Builds Muscle But It Torches Fat … in Less Than 60 Minutes.

Can you spare 60 minutes, three times a week? If the answer is “yes” I have the perfect workout routine for you: A “Full Body Workout” program that will get you in-and-out of the gym in less than an hour, will amp up your metabolism for the next 48 hours and — after about a month — will give you noticeable improvements not only in your strength, but also your physique. Oh, and expect to drop some body fat in the process. Why A Full Body Workout? Full body workouts are probably the single most under-utilized workout routines in the gym. Regardless of your experience level or existing strength, working your entire body in a single session is not only challenging, but an extremely effective way to build muscle, strength and even burn fat in the process.

The Benefits of Full Body Workouts There are a number of benefits to performing full body workouts, including: Don’t. Rule #4: Ditch the Machines. How to Tone Your Legs - iVillage. What Do 300 Calorie Meals Look Like? Breakfast Meals English Muffin Breakfast – 394 Calories 1 whole wheat English muffin 2 pats low fat butter 1 hard boiled egg 1/2 cup of fruit 8 oz fruit juice 8 oz water Cereal – 300 Calories 1 cup of cereal 8 oz 2% milk 1 banana 1 coffee or tea Oatmeal – 345 Calories 1 cup (cooked) oatmeal with raisins ½ cup of fruit 1 cup coffee or tea 1 small banana Scrambled eggs – 360 Calories 2 scrambled eggs 2 strips of turkey bacon 1 piece whole wheat toast 1 pat of low fat butter 1 coffee or tea 8 oz water Lunches Baked potato – 305 Calories 1 medium baked potato 2 tablespoons sour cream 2 tablespoons salsa 1 cup sliced melon 12 oz water Roasted Veg. 3 cups mixed greens 1 cup sweet potato 1 cup eggplant 1 cup red bell pepper 3 Tbs lite honey mustard Soup – 350 Calories 1 bowl of soup 1 small tossed salad 2 tablespoons reduced fat oil and vinegar dressing 12 oz water 4 saltine crackers Chicken Salad – 350 Calories Dinners Chicken – 345 Calories Grilled Eggplant – 323 Calories Fish – 365 Calories I can’t.

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