A Crunch-less Ab Workout
A Crunch-less Ab Workout
Fresh Cranberry Sauce, No Added Sugar
1 16 oz package of fresh cranberries 1/2 cup of DOLE Pineapple, orange,banna juice( can use plain orange juice)or no sugar added cranberry juice 1/3 cup water 1 package (4 serving size) dry sugar free cranberry JELL-O can use other flavors 1/2 , 3/4 or 1 cup granular splenda according to taste I like it tart and use 1/2 cup 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon according to taste 2 slices of orange for garnish
wash cranberries and remove any stems or soft berries. Add berries, water and juice, bring to a boil then simmer on low for 10 minutes or until cranberries crack open. Mix once or twice while on simmer as berries can blacken if left on pan bottom the entire cooking time. Add the dry jello ,cinnamon and granular splenda, stir and simmer 1 more minute. Place in serving dish and garnish with cut orange slices You can process in blender or food processor for smoth. I like it very firm thus small amount of juice. If you want it softer or looser add 1/4 to 1/2 cup more water or juice. Number of Servings: 8
Fat is one thing… but CELLULITE is a completely different story! Have you been finding that despite your best efforts to take off theweight, you’re still left with saggy, dimpled skin? Well here’s a “Hollywood secret” for getting rid of that disgusting extra jiggle…… coffee grinds!
Actresses use the technique I’m going to tell you about religiously to keep their thighs tight and toned for filming those sexy movie scenes without embarrassment. Here’s what to do…
1. Take about a half cup or so of yesterday’s USED coffee grinds (NOT decaffeinated!) and mix them together with just a little bit ofbaby oil and put the mixture in an old nylon stocking. (If you don’t drink coffee, ask your neighbors or friends to give you theirs and just tell them you’re using it for “compost fertilizer”! Sneaky, eh? ;-)
2. About 10 minutes before getting into the shower, vigorously rub the coffee grind mixture over your “trouble areas” like your hips, butt, belly, or thighs.
3. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes and then rinse it off in the shower.
4. Do this a couple of times a week and start watching your skin get tighter and more toned as you continue your fat burning efforts.
Here’s why it works… First, let me tell you that dermatology researchers are already using caffeine in the most advanced cellulite creams so this is backed by hard science. By vigorously rubbing your skin with the mixture, you increase circulation to your skin while at the same time, taking advantage of the coffee’s caffeine content to start melting the fat from the outside in. Plus, the gritty texture of the coffee grinds work like a mild sugar scrub, exfoliating the skin and promoting better circulation and rejuvenation while the baby oil actually “plumps up” the skin cells for smoother looking skin. Some women have even reported seeing instant results with tighter, toned skin! Want some even SNEAKIER fat burning tricks?
Not sure why your jeans suddenly feel tighter? Choices you make in your everyday life might be secretly causing you to gain weight. Here’s how to spot seven diet saboteurs
1. Fancy coffee-shop beverages
Your daily treat from the corner coffee shop may be adding a significant amount of calories to your diet. For example, a Grande Strawberries and Crème Frappuccino with whole milk and whipped cream at Starbucks is 370 calories and 15 g of fat. Instead, choose a regular coffee. Alone, it has no calories, but even with cream and sugar it’s a much better choice: You’ll add 24 calories and 3 g of fat per tablespoon of cream, and 16 calories per teaspoon of sugar. Make this swap once a week and you’ll cut 17,160 calories a year, which adds up to almost 5 pounds.
2. Eating on the run
Most of us have caught ourselves walking and eating, or stuffing down a meal to get to our next commitment on time. “Eating on the run often leads to eating too quickly for your hunger and satisfaction signals to keep up,” says Mary Bamford, registered dietitian. What’s too fast? According to Bamford it means taking less than 20 minutes to eat a meal.
Instead, sit down (eating in the car while driving doesn’t count) and slow down. “If you eat in a hurry and rely on your hunger signals to know when you’ve had enough, you have to overeat to feel satisfied,” she says. “And then 30 to 60 minutes later, if you are paying attention, you may realize you are stuffed,” she adds. So stop walking and munching, and make time to savour your meals.
3. Overindulging on weekends
Researchers have found that people don’t realize they eat markedly more on weekends, particularly on Saturdays, when they tend to consume more fat. Those extra calories can add up quickly.
To combat overindulging on Saturday and Sunday, pay attention to portion size, weigh yourself daily (or on Fridays and Mondays only) and watch your alcohol intake, which provides empty calories and lowers your food inhibitions.
4. Portions that are too large
It’s a simple fact: Eat less and you’ll lose weight. There’s good evidence that over the past 50 years, restaurant portions have “super-sized,” and our waistlines have grown along with them. We’ve become accustomed to eating larger servings to the detriment of our health.
To combat this habit, use a smaller plate for your meals. Less space on the plate means automatic portion control. And when ordering or buying food, choose the smallest size of any high-calorie items.
5. Crash diets
Dieting makes food an enemy, not a source of sustenance and well-being. So-called yo-yo dieting—losing weight, putting it back on, losing it again and so on—is bad for your health. If you suddenly reduce your food intake, you body, because it is designed for survival, will slow down your metabolic rate in order to store energy more efficiently. This is why people on a diet crave snacks like chocolate, which gives a quick boost to their energy levels, and why weight loss slows down dramatically after the first couple of weeks.
To reach and maintain a reasonable body weight, you need a balanced diet full of nutrients to prevent disease and to ensure optimal energy and psychological well-being
6. Skipping meals
“Skipping meals can have a negative impact on your metabolism,” says Toronto nutritionist Aviva Allen—your body might start storing extra fat in anticipation of more missed meals. Instead of eating less, consume small, nutrient-dense snacks and meals more often – every three hours is ideal – and try not to eat after seven o’clock at night, when your metabolism is at its slowest.
Eating often also makes it easier to stay on track beacause denying yourself food isn’t a sustainable practice. “The biggest mistake is to think of your diet as a temporary event to reach a specific weight-loss goal,” says Allen. “If you plan to return to your old habits once you’ve reached your goal, the weight will quickly return.”
7. Boring workouts
No matter how good the fitness plan, sticking with the exact same routine day after day is hard—and discouraging. In his first book, 5-Factor Fitness, Hollywood trainer Harley Pastnernak recommends a different workout for every day of the week, each focusing on a different body part. Whether you vary the number of reps you do or make a switch from cardio to resistance training, it’s important to vary your routine enough so you don’t get bored. “At least one thing should be different daily,” Pasternak suggests.