Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Health Nut

Bikini Bod

What better time to jump-start your workout and nutrition routine than when a vacation is on the horizon?
And what better way to start than with the right eating habits? I am going on vacation next month and I plan on having a pretty sick bikini body for poolside cocktails and fun:)!, my wonderful boyfriend(who also happens to be a pretty buff dude)is going to give us all some healthy eating tips sure to get our bodies in swimsuit ready shape.

Here are his trusty tips:

The most important part of a workout
regimen is what you eat, and when you eat. When trying to burn fat and increase muscle it is a must to eat a largely protein, low carbohydrate diet...but also it is ideal to eat meals either right after a great workout, or at least two hours prior to exercising. Doing this will ensure you will have the body you desire quicker and the results will speak for themselves.

Eat the following "7 most important power snacks," from Reps Magazine to give your body it's desired caloric intake, and I promise you will feel energized and fueled for your next workout! The first one is a little scary, but don't be gets better!

1. Sardines

2. Cottage Cheese or Greek Yogurt

3. Deli turkey meat
4. Boiled eggs
5. Tuna
6. Raw-unsalted almonds
7. Turkey jerky (lower in fat and better for you than beef jerky)

-Keeping your body energized is super important when trying to lose weight; so eat small healthy snacks every couple of hours to help curb cravings and keep meals smaller.
After we have lost those stubborn pounds, the hardest part is keeping them off. A healthy lifestyle is just that, A LIFESTYLE. Yo-yo dieting is the worst thing you can do to your body, and it is sure to not only be unhealthy long-term for your well being, it will leave it's mark on your appearance too. (Most women lose and gain weight in their breasts first, so all of that deflation and inflation is sure to cause premature stretching and sagging, yikes!)

So what is the best way to keep the weight off long-term?....Muscular Development Magazine says, "A study from from Maastricht University in the Netherlands showed that diets low in fat and high in whey protein were more effective for long-term weight control than low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets."

In short: work out, snack often, and eat high-protein and low-fat meals. In no time we will all be ready to go bathing suit shopping!

Thanks Rich, for guest blogging and doing it so darn well:)!

Ciao for now,

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