33 Simple Diet and Fitness Tips

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You'll feel better afterwards. Fiber, not protein, will slow your body's absorption of sugar and help you maintain normal blood sugar levels. BG Breann Goodlow Jun 6, Combat cocktail hour Is it ladies' night? Share the gallery Pinterest Facebook.

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Easy Recipes for a Balanced Diet

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Serve quinoa topped with fried eggs, avocado, and salmon for a hearty jumpstart. Five-Layer Veggie and Ham Sandwich Arugula, tomatoes, cucumbers, and mixed pickled vegetables help fill out this robust sandwich.

Barley and Lentil Soup Chopped ginger, curry powder, and coconut milk give this soup an Indian spin. Black Bean and Feta Stuffed Burrito Eat this vegetarian option as is, or add shredded rotisserie chicken for extra bulk. Chili-Garlic Shrimp Noodle Bowl Fresh and lively, this meal-in-a-bowl gets a bite from fresh lime juice and Asian chili-garlic sauce.

Veggie Pizza Load up this healthy pizza with broccoli rabe, bell peppers, radicchio, and garlic. By Lindsay Hunt and Chris Morocco. Share the gallery Pinterest Facebook. Everything In This Slideshow. Easy Recipes for a Balanced Diet. Police your portions Does your steak take up more than half your plate?

Think about cutting your serving of beef in half. Combat cocktail hour Is it ladies' night? If you know you'll be imbibing more than one drink, feel and sip!

That way, you won't rack up sneaky liquid calories and ruin your inhibition to resist those mozzarella sticks! But your H20 doesn't have to be ho-hum. While everyone is different, "We always have good luck with a high-carbohydrate breakfast such as a small bowl of oatmeal with fruit or a couple of pieces of toast with peanut butter or cream cheese," says Andrew Kastor, who also advises eating around to primarily carb calories about 90 minutes before you warm up for your run.

And don't worry about nixing your a. Turn your cheat day around Feeling guilty about that giant ice cream sundae you enjoyed at your niece's birthday party? Don't beat yourself up! So be sure to whittle away at those extra calories over the next day or two, preferably by boosting exercise rather than eating too little.

Starvation is not the healthy answer! Run with this Before you hit the road, make sure you're packing these key staples: And on a sunny day, wear sunglasses.

And that's a performance bonus, because relaxing them helps conserve energy on your runs. Hey, we'll take a boost where we can get it! Be a weekend warrior You've been following your diet plan to the letter, but enter: To deal with three nights of eating temptations think: For instance, try taking an extra minute walk around your office each day, suggests Newgent.

Then, go on and indulge a bit at the soiree, guilt free. Enjoy a calorie snack before a celebration, which can help you eat fewer munchies at the event. Fun up your food It's easy to get in a diet rut, even if you're loading up on flavorful fruits and veggies.

Have plenty of spices, fresh herbs, and lemons at your cooking beck and call. They contain almost no calories. Experiment with your dinner, tonight! Up your exercise How do you know when to increase your exercise?

See our training schedule at Health. Have a fruity ice cream sundae Next time your family or friends decide to make an ice-cream run, don't worry about being left out of the fun! Order a fresh and super-refreshing ice cream sundae, piled high with diced kiwi, pineapple, and strawberries. Swap out your shoes While we've all heard that running shoes break down after logging lots of miles about to , you may still be holding on to your fave pair.

They fit just right! Not a good idea. So even if your sneaks have only miles on them but are more than two years old, recycle them try oneworldrunning. So what should you look for? But they should also be form-fitting," says Deena Kastor, an American marathon record holder and Olympic marathon bronze medalist. Relieve those side stitches You know it: To ease the ache so you can get on with your run , take your fist and press it beneath your rib cage while taking deep breaths from your belly for about 10 steps.

In about 30 seconds, the pain should subside, so you can get on back to fitness work. Shake your way slim Sick of that elliptical or bike or workout DVD? That means it's time to mix up your routine! Break a sweat by moving and shaking. For even more fun, invite some gal pals over and get grooving and laughing.

The best part is that you'll each burn about to calories per hour. Now that's something to shimmy about! Fuel for fitness Planning on picking up the pace tomorrow? Eat food that will help keep you going strong. Try a whole-grain English muffin or a bagel with peanut butter or a low-fat cream cheese.

Then, have a well-rounded meal post-workout to help with recovery. One to two slices French toast with a side of fruit. We like that it's super-yummy, too. Say goodbye to peer pressure Even if you've been eating right on track, it may be tough to stay on track if your partner, coworkers, or friends don't share your healthy-eating habits.

Or, if your friends are having a girls' night out, suggest a restaurant that's got healthy appetizer options, instead of the typical fare of onion rings and cheese dip.

And at work, instead of Friday baked-goods day, suggest a Friday "make it healthy" day, and swap in baked pears with cinnamon or mini fruit-and-nut muffins for brownies and blondies.

Savor your carbs When trying to slim and trim, you may be tempted to take drastic measures like cutting out your carbs. But before you go and add dinner rolls and chips to your "no" list, remember that yummy foods like brown rice, pumpernickel bread, and even potato chips contain Resistant Starch, a metabolism-boosting carb that keeps you full for longer. And that's great for maintaining a fit you because you won't have to eat as much to feel satiated.

So go on, rip open that single-serve bag of Lay's! Ditch your working lunch Munching on your lunch while at the computer could lead to mindless grazing, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. People who ate their midday meals while playing a computer game ended up eating more cookies 30 minutes later than those who hadn't been gaming. So carve out 20 minutes a day we know, you've got a million things to do, but … , and eat in your conference room or outdoors!

Your whittled waistline with thank you. There's no denying it: Getting the fresh air from exercising outdoors is great! But along with it, you also get the harmful UV rays.

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