Monday, March 7, 2011
Ask Jillian Michaels
When to Eat?
Q: Is it better to eat a meal before or after a workout?
Back in the old days, people thought they should train on an empty stomach in order to burn more fat, but that has turned out to be FALSE. In fact, your body needs some glucose (blood sugar) for fuel in addition to what it can use from fat stores when you're working out. If you don't have any blood sugar available, your body will eat the muscles' glycogen, or stored glucose. Low blood sugar will also make you tired and sluggish during your training session. For these reasons, I suggest you eat something 45 minutes to an hour before training — you'll have more energy and endurance to work harder, burn more calories, and improve your muscle tone.
After training, during a period known as the golden hour (45 to 60 minutes after a workout), muscles absorb the most nutrients, and glycogen is replaced the most efficiently. You don't have to have a huge meal — just a little something that contains both protein and carbs will give the best results.
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Posted by Elayne at 1:30 PM
Thursday, February 24, 2011
By Woman's Day
- 1 hard-cooked egg (75) with half a slice of toasted wheat bread (34)
- 1⁄2 cup ice milk or sherbet (100)
- 1 large rectangular graham cracker (60) with 11⁄2 tsp peanut butter (45)
- 1 slice (1 oz) angel food cake (70) with 1⁄2 cup fresh strawberries (25)
- 1⁄2 cup wheat-flake cereal (55) with 1⁄2 cup nonfat milk (45)
- 1 cup chicken-noodle soup (75) with 2 saltines (25)
- 1 small (4") whole-wheat pita (74) with 1 Tbsp hummus (24)
- 1⁄2 cup cranberry juice cocktail (72) and 1⁄4 cup nonfat plain yogurt (34) blended with ice
- 1 slice whole-wheat bread (69) with 1 oz sliced turkey breast (28) and mustard
- 1⁄2 cup 1% lowfat cottage cheese (80) with 1 cup cherry tomatoes (30)
- 1 cup baby carrots, celery and bell peppers (30) with 2 Tbsp light dressing (70)
- 1⁄4 cup 1% lowfat cottage cheese (40) with 1 cup canned peaches in water (60)
- 6 oz nonfat fruit yogurt (160) mixed with 1 Tbsp raisins (30)
- 1 slice whole-wheat bread (69) with 1 Tbsp peanut butter (90) and 1 tsp jelly (19)
- 1 oz peanuts (166) with 1⁄2 oz pretzels (50)
- One 8" flour tortilla (150) with 2 oz sliced turkey (55), lettuce, tomato and balsamic vinegar
- 1 medium baked potato (161) with 1⁄4 cup 1% lowfat cottage cheese (40)
- 1 container Fantastic Foods Hearty Cups Vegetable Barley soup (150) with 4 saltines (50)
- Subway Veggie Delite 6" sandwich without cheese (230)
- Thai Kitchen Mushroom Medley Rice Noodle Bowl (188) 1⁄2 cup lowfat frozen yogurt (114) with 3⁄4 cup sliced fresh fruit (75)
Posted by Elayne at 7:51 AM
Monday, January 24, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I like this calorie counter so far. It will give you calories burned through exercise as well as how many calories are consumed through food including eating out. Remember for weight loss you want to burn/omit 500 calories per day to equal 1 lb. per week.
Posted by Elayne at 12:20 PM