Blog Posts by POPSUGAR Fitness

  • Eat Beans and Broccoli and Still Beat the Bloat

    Source: Eat Beans and Broccoli and Still Beat the Bloat

    Dealing with a bloated belly from a bowl of chili or a burrito might make you shun beans forever. Many foods can cause the embarrassing and uncomfortable issue of gas, but that doesn't mean you can't ever eat broccoli, beans, dairy, or pears. Here are ways to prevent unwanted side effects when eating these foods.

    Beans
    Full of protein and fiber, these little guys can cause big trouble for sensitive stomachs. If you soak and cook your own beans or use dry beans in soup or stews, one way to prevent gas is to get rid of the water you soak the beans in (that contains some of the gas-producing enzymes) and fill your pot with fresh water before boiling. Regardless of how you cook them, the best way to prevent gas is to start small. A serving size is usually half a cup, but you might want to start off with a quarter cup or even less. Choose beans with less fiber such as adzuki, black-eyed peas, edamame, and baby lima beans, and

    Read More »from Eat Beans and Broccoli and Still Beat the Bloat
  • Make These 3 Changes to Increase Calorie Burn

    Source: Make These 3 Changes to Increase Calorie Burn

    Exercise is essential when it comes to dropping pounds. So if you're eager to lose the weight, then here are three everyday changes that will help increase your calorie burn.

    Hello Darkness
    Moving workouts to early mornings may mean exercising before the sun rises, but here's the big payoff: morning exercisers burn more calories. Research shows that people who exercise in the a.m. work harder and for longer periods of time, which may be because they're more alert, energetic, and don't feel as rushed as afternoon or evening exercisers. Getting into a regular morning routine also means you're more likely to stick with it, which will help even more on your weight-loss journey.

    Get Speedy
    When it comes to cardio, running will help you lose more weight than walking since it burns more calories, but if you increase your speed just a little, then you'll burn even more. And don't stick to a consistent pace the entire workout.

    Read More »from Make These 3 Changes to Increase Calorie Burn
  • Lose Weight, Gain Energy: 5 High-Protein Breakfasts Under 350 Calories

    Source: Lose Weight, Gain Energy: 5 High-Protein Breakfasts Under 350 Calories

    While I'm a firm believer in having a morning snack, not everyone has the time to stop for a banana and almonds break. If a morning snack isn't an option for you, fill up on a breakfast that's high in protein to satisfy your hunger and keep your energy going strong until lunch. Here are some breakfast ideas that contain at least 20 grams of protein and are all under 350 calories.

    Cheese and Veggie Omelet

    Two large eggs: 12.6 grams, 143 calories
    One ounce monterey jack cheese: 6.9 grams, 104 calories
    Three medium mushrooms: 1.7 grams, 12 calories
    One plum tomato: 0.5 grams, 11 calories
    Total protein: 21.7 grams Total calories: 270

    More from POPSUGAR Fitness: Hearty and Healthy: Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake

    Cereal With Fruit and Milk

    One cup GoLean Original cereal: 13 grams, 140 calories
    One-half cup fresh raspberries: 0.7 grams, 32 calories
    One medium

    Read More »from Lose Weight, Gain Energy: 5 High-Protein Breakfasts Under 350 Calories
  • 11 Luxe Fitness Brands You've Never Heard Of

    Source: 11 Luxe Fitness Brands You've Never Heard Of

    After more disparaging comments from Lululemon's founder, you might be on the hunt for a new go-to brand of athletic wear. If you're not sure where to start, check out these brands that do their best to flatter women of all different shapes and sizes.

    • Solow: Solow is one of our favorite brands these days. Its products are cozy, versatile, and perfect for all-day wear. We're loving these eclon leggings with footholes ($99) that remind us of the stirrup leggings of the '80s.
    • Moving Comfort: Moving Comfort says its mission is simple: "add a lift to every woman's workout." All of its products are comfortable, functional, and have flattering lines. I'll be rocking my flex hoodie ($39-$65) all Fall long.
    • Alo: Once you slip into anything by Alo, it's hard to want to take it off. The soft fabrics are made with a yoga practice in mind, and we love that the company exercises eco-friendly practices. Its line is made from
    Read More »from 11 Luxe Fitness Brands You've Never Heard Of
  • Nighttime Habits that Ruin Your Sleep and Health

    Source: Nighttime Habits That Ruin Your Sleep and Health

    You slip under the covers, turn off the light, and rest your head on your pillow. Seems simple and perfect, but here are some things you could be doing in bed that harm your health.

    Mentho-lyptus Sleepover
    If you suffer from a chronic cough, cold, sinus infection, or postnasal drip, sucking on a cough drop may be the only way you can get some sleep without coughing keeping you up. Although soothing to your throat, exposure to a bath of sugar all night long is sure to lead to tooth decay and cavities. Here are other natural remedies for your nighttime coughs. If the cough persists, it's time to see your doc.

    No Wonder My Jaw Hurts
    Many people unknowingly clench their jaws or grind their teeth at night, which can lead to tension headaches, earaches, irritated tissue on the inside of your cheeks, jaw pain, and permanent damage to your teeth in the form of chips and worn-down enamel that cause sensitivity or cracks.

    Read More »from Nighttime Habits that Ruin Your Sleep and Health
  • No Syrup Needed: Turn Apples into Pancakes

    Source: No Syrup Needed: Turn Apples Into Pancakes

    For an adorable autumnal twist on the usual pancake recipe, whip up these delicious apple ring pancakes. Slice fresh apples - any variety will work - and dip them in oatmeal pancake batter. We're talking more fruit, more fiber, and fewer calories.

    They cook just like regular pancakes and the apples soften slightly, so when you take your first bite, the apple is slightly crisp, but oh so warm and juicy. There's the perfect amount of sweetness - no need for calorie-crazy maple syrup. These were topped with golden raisins and sliced almonds, but you can use any kind of fresh fruit, chopped nut, applesauce, or a dollop of Greek yogurt.


    More from POPSUGAR Fitness: Paleo-Powered Breakfast: Eggs Baked in Avocado


    Adapted from A Cozy Kitchen

    Apple Ring Oatmeal Pancakes

    Ingredients

    3/4 cup whole wheat flour
    1/4 cup rolled oats
    1 tablespoon brown sugar
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon

    Read More »from No Syrup Needed: Turn Apples into Pancakes
  • Simple Thanksgiving Cooking Tips to Save Hundreds of Calories

    Source: Simple Thanksgiving Cooking Tips to Save Hundreds of Calories

    First things first: we aren't suggesting you diet on Thanksgiving. Enjoy yourself and the rewards of a meal that takes hours to prepare. But when you consider how easy it is eat your way well over the 2,000-calorie mark on dinner alone, it doesn't hurt to make a few small changes in your cooking. And we're not talking changes that involve dry, skinless turkey breast or a dessert the size of a thimble. These six changes will shave hundreds of calories off your Thanksgiving meal without skimping on taste.


    1. Be One With Brine No need for a fat-laden butter rub to impart flavor and moistness! Instead opt to brine or smoke your bird. If you're short on time, try this easy herb-roasted solution that uses heart-healthy olive oil.

    2. Choose Spuds Wisely Forget russets! Make your mashers with yukon gold and yellow finn potatoes instead. These smaller varieties are naturally creamy and sweet, and their skins taste

    Read More »from Simple Thanksgiving Cooking Tips to Save Hundreds of Calories
  • Enjoy the Holidays, Still Lose Weight: 3 Tactics that Work

    Source: Enjoy the Holidays, Still Lose Weight: 3 Tactics That Work

    You don't have to resign yourself to gaining weight over the holidays - and you don't have to feel deprived either! If you implement one of these weight-loss tips over the next few months, you'll be able to keep up a healthy weight without any unnecessary struggle.

    Eat Carbs in the A.M. Many people ask The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper if they should be cutting carbs entirely when trying to lose weight. You'll be glad to know that he completely disagrees, since "your body needs carbs for fuel." His advice? Front-load your carbohydrates: the largest meal (higher in carbohydrates) of the day should be breakfast, and the rest of your meals should be "trending smaller as the day goes on." The hope is when you eat carbs earlier in the day, "you'll know you'll have time to burn them off" with exercise later on.

    Vegan Before Dinner When you cut out dairy and meat from the majority of your meals, you're naturally

    Read More »from Enjoy the Holidays, Still Lose Weight: 3 Tactics that Work
  • Skip These Energy-Zapping Foods

    POPSUGAR FitnessPOPSUGAR FitnessSource: Skip These Energy-Zapping Foods

    Food is fuel, and what you eat affects how your body runs. As the seasons change, it can cause you to feel a bit sluggish. If you don't want to putter along through Autumn, check out these foods that zap your energy so you can avoid them.

    • Sugary Breakfast: Refined carbs such as sugar and white flour may give you an energy spike, but they will dropkick you into doze mode quickly. Sudden jumps in blood sugar shut down the production of brain chemicals that help keep you alert. Skip the doughnuts, and opt for a healthy breakfast that contains protein.
    • Energy Drinks: Energy drinks work in the short term with a boost of sugar and caffeine, but ultimately your blood sugar levels will drop lower than before, leaving you drained. Since being slightly dehydrated can make you sluggish, reach for water to quench your thirst.


    More from POPSUGAR Fitness: 5 Late-Night Snacking Mistakes Wrecking Your Diet


    • Fatty Foods: Simply put, fatty
    Read More »from Skip These Energy-Zapping Foods
  • Eat Vegan Before Dinner: Why it Works for Weight Loss

    Source: Eat Vegan Before Dinner: Why It Works For Weight Loss

    A strict vegan diet may be out of the question, but what if you were just vegan until dinner? After New York Times food writer Mark Bittman ended up at the doctor with a pre-diabetes, he did just that. In order to shed some unhealthy pounds and restore his health, he adopted his Flexitarian diet, outlined in his bestseller VB6 ($26).

    Mark eats balanced, vegan meals with tons of veggies, fruits, and grains for breakfast and lunch, and only after 6 p.m. does he eat the foods he "simply couldn't give up forever." Instead of feeling deprived or restricted, he has the opportunity to eat his favorite recipes that contain meat, dairy, or eggs - in moderation, of course! Once Mark committed to the Flexitarian plan, his unwanted weight came off quickly, and he was no longer at risk for diabetes.

    When you cut out dairy and meat from the majority of your meals, you're naturally reducing the calorie and fat counts without having

    Read More »from Eat Vegan Before Dinner: Why it Works for Weight Loss

Pagination

(963 Stories)