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What Does a 1,500 Calorie Diet Look Like? (via)

What Does a 1,500 Calorie Diet Look Like? (via)

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October 10, 2011 2:51 am October 6, 2011 11:13 pm
8 Secret Weapon Foods for boosting your weight loss!

healthyisfabulous:

Of course the foundation for successful weight loss is eating well and exercising, but if you want to power up your efforts, check out this diet cheat sheet of foods that do a little of the work for you. Research shows that these 8 secret-weapon foods can help you lose weight.

1. MUSHROOMS!!

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Research reports that when people ate mushroom-based entrees, they felt just as satisfied as when they’d eaten those same dishes made with beef—though they’d taken in a fraction of the calories and fat.

2. EGGS!!

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In one study, dieters who ate eggs for breakfast felt full for longer and lost more than twice as much weight as those who got the same amount of calories from a bagel for breakfast. Think beyond breakfast, too: eggs boost a salad’s staying power and make for a satisfying snack

3. APPLES!!

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For a mere 95 calories, a medium apple contains 4 grams of fiber. And recent research, published in theJournal of Nutrition, suggests that boosting your fiber intake may help you to prevent weight gain—or even encourage weight loss.

4. LOW CALORIE DESSERTS

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OK, so this isn’t exactly a “health food,” but we welcome the news that it may be easier to stick to your diet if it includes a little sweet treat. According to a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, banning sugary foods could lead to overeating. One reason may be that removing access to sweet foods stimulates the release of a molecule in your brain called corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), produced when you’re afraid, anxious or stressed, says Pietro Cottone, Ph.D., lead study author. And increased stress levels may lower your motivation to eat more nutritious foods, making it more likely that you’ll binge on junk food.

5.SOUP!!

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Research published in the journal Appetite has shown that people who start a meal with vegetable soup eat 20 percent fewer calories over the course of their meal.

6. OATMEAL!!

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Eating a breakfast made with “slow-release” carbohydrates, such as oatmeal or bran cereal, three hours before you exercise may help you burn more fat, suggests a recent study in the Journal of Nutrition. Here’s why: in the study, eating “slow-release” carbohydrates didn’t spike blood sugar as high as eating refined carbohydrates, such as white toast. In turn, insulin levels didn’t spike as high and because insulin plays a role in signaling your body to store fat, having lower levels may help you burn fat. Want options beyond oatmeal?

7. HOT CHILE PEPPERS!!

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In one study, consuming a little hot pepper (in tomato juice or in capsules) 30 minutes before a meal helped study participants feel less hungry and eat about 10 percent less.

8. ALMONDS!!

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Chew more to curb hunger. That’s what researchers concluded in a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in which they asked participants to chew a 2-ounce serving of almonds 10, 25 or 40 times. Participants got maximum satisfaction—they felt fuller longer—from the nuts when they chewed 40 times. Chewing more may cause a greater release of fat from the almonds, which triggers hormones that curb hunger, speculates Rick Mattes, Ph.D., R.D., professor of foods and nutrition at Purdue University, study author and an EatingWell advisor.

From eating well magazine.

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11:12 pm October 5, 2011 5:50 am
womenshealthmag:

And this banana happens to be cute, too.

womenshealthmag:

And this banana happens to be cute, too.

5:47 am
duckygetsfit:

90to55in365days:

I despise the treadmill. I adore trail running. I love running in the rain even more, at night and in winter. That’s the best. Rain, night, winter. That shit is like sex.
But better.

I cannot run on a treadmill. I always have at least one hand holding the front because I feel like I’m going to slip off if I let go and run without it

duckygetsfit:

90to55in365days:

I despise the treadmill. I adore trail running. I love running in the rain even more, at night and in winter. That’s the best. Rain, night, winter. That shit is like sex.

But better.

I cannot run on a treadmill. I always have at least one hand holding the front because I feel like I’m going to slip off if I let go and run without it

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October 4, 2011 9:32 pm
Offset Dumbbell Lunge (Women’s Health)
The benefit:Holding a weight on just one side of your body increases the demand placed on your core to keep your body stable. The result: Your hips and abs have to work harder, and you’ll also improve your balance. And better yet, you’ll burn tons of calories. How to do it: Hold a dumbbell in your right hand next to your shoulder, with your arm bent [A]. Step forward with your right leg and lower your body until your right knee is bent at least 90 degrees and your left knee nearly touches the floor [B]. Push yourself back to the starting position. That’s 1 rep. Do all your reps, then repeat with your left leg, while holding the weight in your left hand.

Offset Dumbbell Lunge (Women’s Health)

The benefit:Holding a weight on just one side of your body increases the demand placed on your core to keep your body stable. The result: Your hips and abs have to work harder, and you’ll also improve your balance. And better yet, you’ll burn tons of calories. 

How to do it: Hold a dumbbell in your right hand next to your shoulder, with your arm bent [A]. Step forward with your right leg and lower your body until your right knee is bent at least 90 degrees and your left knee nearly touches the floor [B]. Push yourself back to the starting position. That’s 1 rep. Do all your reps, then repeat with your left leg, while holding the weight in your left hand.