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Yogurt for a slimmer you!

March 9th, 2009

Adding yogurt to your diet may rev up your body’s fat-burning engines, speed weight loss, and trim your tummy, according to a new study.

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Recent studies found that obese adults who ate three servings of 0% fat –free yogurt a day as part of a reduced-calorie diet lost 22% more weight and 61% more body fat than those who simply cut calories and didn’t bone up on calcium. Yogurt eaters also lost 81% more fat in the tummy area than non-yogurt eaters.

Spotted Kim slurping yogurt

Spotted Kim slurping yogurt

eating yogurt and she still has that sexy abs!

eating yogurt and she still has that sexy abs!

Many studies have reported that eating yogurt with active culture ( also called probiotics ) can improve bowel functions. Certain strains, such as L bulgaricus, S thermophilus, L casei, have been well studied for their health benefits on the bowel in humans. Look for the words “active culture” or “live culture,” or look for one of these strains on the labels such as Lactobacillus acidophilus or Bifidus. These types of cultures help keep our digestive systems strong and healthy.
Choose yogurt with lower sugar. Most yogurt drinks are catered to kids, and they are generally sweetened. So if you offer yogurt drinks to your kids on a regular basis, choose one with lower sugar level (less than 12 g, or 3 tsp, of sugar), but not added with artificial sweeteners. And don’t forget about kefir too!
For people with obesity and wanting to try at least 3 servings of yogurt in a day, please do so. I tried and the result is remarkable. Choose low kcal, high calcium, trans fat free and vitamin D fortified. In addition to being low in calories, look for a yogurt product that contains at least 15%DV (Daily Values) of calcium per 4 oz serving if you do not eat any other calcium-rich foods. If you eat at least 3 servings of yogurt a day, you would probably like to have one containing no trans fatty acids. Surprisingly, unlike milk, not all yogurt products are fortified with Vitamin D, so it pays to read the labels.

How to make your yogurt taste great at any time of the day?
Sprinkle flavored yogurt with sunflower seeds, chopped nuts or wheat germ for a pleasant crunch.
• Add chopped fresh fruit to plain yogurt. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup to satisfy your sweet tooth.

chop chop the fruit!

chop chop the fruit!

• Top low-fat granola cereal with yogurt instead of milk for a delicious breakfast or afternoon snack.
• Pack yogurt in lunch containers for a great noontime treat.
• Use nonfat plain yogurt instead of mayonnaise or sour cream in dressings and salads. For a creamier texture, drain the yogurt overnight in a coffee filter over a measuring cup. The leftover liquid can be used in breads, soups, or sauces.

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• Use plain nonfat yogurt to top microwave chicken or fish for a moist and flavorful entree.
Layer vanilla yogurt with fresh fruit for a delicious dessert.

Celebrity sexy bumps and legs

December 27th, 2008

Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.

I caught a glimpse  of myself in a full-length mirror at the mall yesterday and introduced my credit card to a nice place called fitness outlet. I was there to find dumbbell and ankle straps.

I’m not satisfied with my thigh and my butt. They are a little bit ‘ ginormous ‘ … So, I decided to do more lunges and squats as normally my trainer asked me to do these exercises.But I need some extra weight to do these workout to make it more effective.

Anybody who wants to have glutes like J.Lo, Beyonce’s bumps or legs like Charlize Theron. Let’s get to work now!

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However, I haven’t master all the tech to make a vid or something similar but you guys can watch how to do lunges , dumbell squats and leg raises.

For beginners, do these exercises 12 times ( 1 set ) for 3 sets each.

Then you all can increase the repetitions or set or increase the weight of the dumbbell. Start with small like 3lbs or 5lbs then more as you go by.

Good luck everyone! Alright, I gotta get moving. I want to do my exercises!

Here’s how you do lunges: http://www.shapefit.com/quadriceps-exercises-dumbbell-lunges.html