Nutrition 101: Eat To Burn Fat The 15 Best Fat-Burning Foods 1. Walnuts All nuts do contain some amount of the omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid, but most only contain trace amounts. One ounce provides almost 3g of alpha-linolenic acid. 2. It has also has been shown to boost calorie burn when eaten. 3. This very slow-digesting carb keeps blood sugar and insulin levels low, so fat burning can stay high. In fact, research has shown that athletes who consume slow-digesting carbs in the morning burn more fat throughout the entire day and during workouts than those consuming fast-digesting carbs. 4. Avocados also contain a very interesting carb called mannoheptulose, a sugar that actually blunts insulin release and enhances calcium absorption, both of which are critical for encouraging fat loss. 5. This way you know you're getting a direct supply of the fats that turn on fat burning and block fat storage. 6. Soy has also been shown to aid fat loss, possibly by decreasing appetite and calorie intake. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
Abs Diet: Oblique Exercises Working your obliques is crucial to having the strong, lean body you want. Try these 6 exercises to strengthen your core and bulletproof your obliques. Oblique V-Up Lie on your side with your body in a straight line. Fold your arms across your chest. 10 repetitions each side [ Beginner ] Hold a pair of lightweight dumbbells over your head, in line with your shoulders, with your elbows slightly bent. Saxon Side Bend 6–10 repetitions on each side [ Beginner to intermediate ] Stand while holding a dumbbell with both hands in front of your midsection. 10 repetitions each side [ Intermediate ] Two-Handed Wood Chop Stand while holding a dumbbell in both hands next to your right ear. Hold a medicine ball or basketball in front of you. 10 repetitions each side [ Intermediate to advanced ] Raise your torso off the floor, with your left forearm on the floor for balance.
Simple Ways to Naturally Cleanse Your Body Simple Ways to Naturally Cleanse Your Body March 20th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Cleansing and Detox, Conscious Living, Healthy Living What does tea have to do with naturally cleansing your body? Spring time brings on the waking of the natural world around us and is also a cue to our bodies to break out of our winter routines. If nurturing spring showers bring on summer flowers, what do you think nurturing your body during the spring months will bring for your system? Using Food to Naturally Cleanse Your Body The following steps involve which foods to avoid and which to eat more of to keep your body healthy. Say No to Joe: kicking the coffee habit is a tough one for many of us but making the effort to at least cut back is a start. Using Your Body to Naturally Cleanse Your Body Stretching helps to naturally cleanse your body! The title may sound silly but these steps are things you can do each day that will benefit your system’s naturally detoxifying and cleansing abilities by using… your body!
Juicer’s Three Day Cleanse | The Skinny Confidential After an exciting summer with friends & family [ & food...+ maybe some alcohol : ) ], I felt like I needed a quick detox to jumpstart my metabolism. When doing a cleanse, it is essential to select one that fits your body’s schedule & needs. I picked this Juicer’s Solana Beach cleanse to rid my system of toxins [ it was nice to drop eight pounds too- [ note: four, of which were attributed to water weight-loss ] because it fit perfectly with my work schedule. It was effortless & tasted decent. To purchase my favorite pre-made juice cleanse, click here! Juicer’s Three Day Cleanse * Three days of juices, eight ounces every hour for eight hours, lots of water in between & lean protein with veggies after 6 pm. Day 1: Fresh 7 Liver & Kidney Detox Blend 3 apples, 3 beets, 3 tomatoes, 3 large carrots, 3 pieces of celery, 3 cucumber, & 3 juiced lemon together [ 8 oz. every hour for 8 hours ]. Day 2: Fresh 6 Green Drink Day 3: Fresh 9 Super Colon Detox
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. 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. Before A Workout Pre-workout meals should focus mostly on healthy carbs, but since carbs with high amounts of fiber take longer to digest, you want to be careful not to take in too much directly before exercise.
Enhance Your Muscle Workout Combine exercises Take a dumbbell of your choice and do a bicep curl, followed by a shoulder press, a squat followed by a bicep curl or a lunge, followed by a shoulder press. Gary says that combining moves in this way gives you 30 to 40 different exercise options. “These multi-joint movements work several muscles at once and can improve joint stability, decrease the risk of injury and keep your heart rate elevated for cardiovascular benefits,” he says. QUIZ: How Much Fitness Do You Get? Change your foot position Changing your foot position instantly makes any exercise harder, according to Gary. MORE: How to Exercise Right Add a calf raise to a squat Exercises that incorporate what’s called triple extensions allow you to extend your hips using your glutes and hamstrings, extend your knees using your quads, and flex your ankles using your calves, according to Gary. Change the tempo For cardio, add a sprint somewhere in your routine. Read More MORE: Exercise to Rebuild Your Heart Health
Best Workouts for Your Body Type Not all workouts are created equal. By tweaking your exercise routine according to your particular body shape—whether you’re Hourglass, Circle, Triangle, Ruler or Inverted Triangle—you can help balance out your physique and make the most of your beautiful body. Not sure what your body shape is? Take our Body Type Quiz or read our Body Shape Guide! Exercises for Hourglass Body Shapes You’re curvy up top and down below with a small waist—basically, the smokin’ definition of the old Hollywood bombshell. Best cardio routine: “Muscle confusion is key,” says certified fitness trainer Lisa Avellino. Best strength-training routine: Certified strength and conditioning specialist Kevin Bailey recommends two to three days a week of a total body strength training routine that focuses on the extremities to balance upper and lower body curves. For the lower body, Bailey recommends focusing on the quadriceps, inner thighs, hamstrings and calves to complement the curve of your hips.