Frozen Banana and Peanut Butter Recipe Are your bananas browning before you have a chance to eat them? Since it's way too hot to even think about turning on the oven for a batch of banana bread, here's a delicious way to use up ripe bananas so they don't go to waste. These frozen nibblers make a much healthier alternative to ice cream, and because they're bite-sized, you can nosh on a little something sweet whenever your sweet-tooth cravings strike. This decadent-tasting treat is just over 160 calories per serving and offers 4.1 grams of fiber and 3.7 grams of protein, so you can feel good reaching for an extra nibbler or two. For an added bonus, they are a cinch to whip up, and since you can store them in the freezer, you'll have a go-to healthy dessert whenever your sweet cravings kick into high gear.
8 Moves to Lose Your Saddlebags for Good by Skinny Ms. If you’re like most of us, the only saddlebags you want to see are at the ranch. Unfortunately, as we age, it gets harder and harder to keep those pesky saddlebags from creeping up around our hips, belly, butt, and thighs. While your first instinct might be to hit the gym, you’ll never see results as long as you’re carrying extra fat over your muscles. So, be sure to pair regular exercise with a nutritious and clean diet to blast saddlebags for good! How to lose weight all day long It's not just what you eat or how much you exercise that matters; it's the timing of each component that is the true secret to weight loss success. Research shows that our bodies' inner eat-and-sleep clocks have been thrown completely out of whack, thanks to all-day food cues and too much nighttime artificial light. The result: You're caught in a "fat cycle": a constant flow of hunger hormones that makes you prone to cravings.
10 New Uses for Zucchini Got zucchini? Make the most of this prolific veggie, with easy and healthy main dishes, sides and yes, even dessert. Cheesy Zucchini RiceMix shredded zucchini (2 medium) and 1 cup of part-skim cheddar cheese into just-cooked brown rice; the residual heat will steam the squash and melt the cheese, creating a healthy and tasty side dish. Zucchini Ribbon SaladUse a vegetable peeler to shave long, thin strips of zucchini (stop when you reach the seedy inner core). Toss with lemon juice, olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper for a bright-tasting, no-cook salad.
The thigh-gap workout: Meet the celebrity trainer who says you DON'T have to starve yourself to get supermodel legs The 'thigh-gap' first sparked controversy last month, when some Twitter users admitted that they were prepared to stop eating in order to achieve the super-slim thighs of the models they saw at fashion weekNew York-based personal trainer Matt Townsend suggests five exercises that can help tone the inner thigh area without resorting to cosmetic procedures or starvation diets By Tamara Abraham Published: 21:09 GMT, 4 March 2013 | Updated: 21:09 GMT, 4 March 2013 A top personal trainer has revealed that it is possible to get the supermodel-like gap-between-the-thighs look without resorting to cosmetic procedures or extreme eating regimes.
25 Ways to Flatten Your Belly by Summer A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us strive to achieve in time for bathing suit season, but endless crunches and ditching all your favorite foods until July 4th isn't the right--or fun--way to do it. A sculpted core and trim tummy can be attained by incorporating small changes into your day, like holding in your abs while you walk and adding the right healthy fats to your diet. In our lean belly guide, you'll get diet and exercise tips that will help you eliminate hard-to-reach ab flab and reveal a sculpted, sexy midsection. Here, learn 25 ways to flatten your belly by summer. Take Your Gossip Session On A Walk Instead of catching up with friends over food and drinks, suggest a reunion on the move-you're likely to work out 104% harder if you have an exercise buddy. Suggest a weekly walk-and-talk session, form a friendly fitness club, or take advantage of gym specials together.
Detox With Lemon Cucumber Ginger Mint Water When you're trying to get your health back on track, there are many ways to detox your way to feeling better. The best way to flush out toxins, however, is simple: lots and lots of water. But you don't have to drink it plain; you can add a little flavor as well with these delicious (and detoxifying) additions. Add all of these to a large pitcher or bottle of water and drink throughout the next day for an effective way to detox!
The Best Minimally Processed Foods for Runners - TheRUNiverse.com Sweet Potatoes A highly nutritious source of carbohydrate. It’s packed with beta-carotene and potassium which both promote recovery. Also contains manganese which may improve performance since it is essential for healthy muscle function. Eggs Convenient form of protein that contains all the amino acids the body needs to rebuild the muscle that is broken down during exercise.
89 Simple Swaps That Could Change Your Life Whole grains for white, quality for quantity, Wii Fit for Mario Kart—just one smart swap can pave the way to a healthier and happier life. We decided to go all out and provide 89 “this for that’s,” so there are no excuses when it comes to making healthier choices! Fitness 1. Planks for Crunches OK have we said this enough? Designing a Resistance Training Program - McKinley Health Center - University of Illinois Your fitness goal The first step to designing a resistance training program is establishing your fitness goal. The type and number of exercises, as well as the number of sets and repetitions will differ based on your fitness goal. Table content taken from Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, edited by Thomas Baechle for the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Endurance and Health/Fitness programs are appropriate for inexperienced or currently inactive individuals. Strength and Power programs are appropriate for individuals training for sports.