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I Lost 15 Pounds, and This Is the 450-Calorie Salad I Eat For Lunch Most Days

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I’m a creature of habit. I like to drink the same 400-calorie smoothie every morning after my morning workout, wear the same three black pairs of leggings, listen to the same pump-up jams that I’ve listened to since high school (what’s up, early-2000s pop/punk). And as a creature of habit, I tend to make the same handful of recipes over and over.

Sure, that’s mostly because I’m a terrible cook and not that adventurous in the kitchen, but eating the same things over and over again can help you achieve your weight-loss goals. I have lost about 15 pounds since January, and I find that eating the same lunches repeatedly has kept me on track and takes the guesswork out of tracking my meals.

Since I usually order a takeout salad for lunch anyway, I thought it would be easier if I just made my own salad and brought it in. My 450-calorie salad is actually delicious and provides all three macronutrients (protein, carbs, and fat) to keep me feeling full and satisfied all afternoon. To make things even easier, I just bring all my ingredients to work and chop the veggies when I get there. I don’t have time to slice up a bell pepper or a cucumber in the morning before work, but I do have time to throw all my ingredients in a plastic salad bowl with a lid and run out the door — I like the 2.5-quart bowl from this Sterilite 8 Piece Covered Bowl Set ($12). Check out my recipe below.

450-Calorie Weight-Loss Salad Recipe

  • Mixed greens (usually bagged Spring mix)
  • 3 ounces of rotisserie chicken (no skin)
  • 1/4 of a cucumber
  • 1/4 of a red bell pepper
  • 1/4 of an avocado
  • 2 tablespoons Greek dressing

In my opinion, the dressing makes all the difference. That’s why I love Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette dressing ($21 for two bottles). It’s made with avocado oil, so it’s full of satiating, healthy fats. I also get more healthy fat from one-fourth of an avocado. For protein, I opt for a slice of rotisserie chicken; I buy a rotisserie chicken from the store on Sunday night and have it the whole week. I also love a variety of colorful veggies to add some healthy carbs.

If I have had a hard workout that morning and know I’ll be hungrier, or if I want some crunch, I’ll throw in a handful of crushed Parm Crisps ($37 for a 12-pack) or get in extra carbs by crumbling up some Simple Mills Almond Flour Fine Ground Sea Salt Crackers ($25 for six).

Although it’s probably easier to keep a bottle of salad dressing in the work fridge, I don’t trust my coworkers (kidding! sort of . . .) so I use the GladWare Mini Round containers ($7 for an eight-count). I can measure out two tablespoons and store it easily. I love these little reusable containers for not only salad dressings, but also stashing nuts, nut butters, and berries.

I’ve been tracking my calories using the Noom weight-loss app and love how the Noom food database is huge and includes all of my favorite foods, snacks, and salad dressings. It makes tracking so much easier. Using the Noom app, I calculated that my salad is 445 calories.

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Sure, a salad isn’t the sexiest lunch you can have. But this simple combo is quick to throw together, delicious, and leaves me feeling satisfied. I can’t argue with 15 pounds down.

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Fit In My 40s You Could Do a Workout Using Only Your Body & Resistance Bands – The Guardian

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The first thing you need for a home workout is a really tidy house. I’m not remotely house proud, but I can’t do even half a sit-up if I can see an empty yoghurt pot under the sofa (and I always can). So while, in theory, learning how to get fit under your own steam and using your own accessories removes your single biggest impediment to becoming your best self, in reality you have to become a better self before you start. Do not skimp on a mat: I roamed around the house for days thinking if I just lit upon the best rug, I would be fine……….

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/oct/27/fit-in-my-40s-you-could-do-a-workout-using-only-your-body-and-resistance-bands

 

 

 

 

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Expansive New Study Says Not Exercising Is Worse for Your Health Than Smoking – Gina Martinez

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It’s common knowledge that there are many benefits to being fit, but one large new study found that skipping out on the gym is practically the worst thing you can do for your health. In fact, the study claims not exercising might be more harmful to your health than smoking. New findings, published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open, detail how researchers at the Cleveland Clinic studied 122,007 patients from 1991 to 2014, putting them under treadmill testing and later recording mortality……..

Read more: http://time.com/5430203/new-study-not-exercising-worse-than-smoking/

 

 

 

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Fat Decimator System – The ONE Veggie You Must Avoid To Lose Your Belly Fat Forever

Recently, one of the world most recognized health specialists released a hugely innovative weight loss program that is generally known as Fat Decimator System. The creation of this amazing program is based on more than 500 medical studies as well as over three years of testing and proving. The reason for the creation of this program is not only to cleanse your body but also for the removal of excessive fats to be facilitated. With this program, all unwanted weight will be lost effortlessly within a very short time. Firstly, this program starts by dismissing countless myths that are in existence when it comes to weight loss…..

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50 Must Know Fitness Tips to Score Your Best Body – Cristina Goyanes

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If motivation is your hang-up, change your exercise routine every 14 days. A University of Florida study discovered that people who modified their workouts twice a month were more likely than to stick to their plans compared to those who changed their regimens whenever they wanted to. Boredom didn’t appear to be a factor; it seems people simply enjoyed the variety more……..

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Get Up, Stand up Including Exercise In Everyday Life Healthier Than Gym

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Incorporating physical activity into our everyday lives, from taking the stairs to holding “walkaround” meetings in the office, is more likely to protect us from heart disease and an early death than buying a gym membership, according to the author of a major new global study. The study, published in the Lancet medical journal, found that one in 20 cases of heart disease and one in 12 premature deaths around the globe could be prevented if people were more physically active. It compared 130,000 people in 17 countries, from affluent countries like Canada and Sweden to some of the least affluent, including Bangladesh and Zimbabwe……

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/21/get-up-stand-up-including-exercise-in-everyday-life-healthier-than-gym-says-study

 

 

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Minimalist Fitness: Building The Ultimate Physique While Enjoying Life

 

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How To Get the Body You Deserve, No Matter What Your Age, Fitness Level or Current Weight

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Does any of this sound like YOU?

  • You’ve tried every program out there but still haven’t achieved the results you want.
  • You’re frustrated by not knowing exactly what to eat and how to workout for your goals.
  • You want to change for the better but feel discouraged by the lack of support in your life.
  • You’re prepared to do what it takes if only you could trust someone who will guide you.
  • You’re willing to follow a program if it’s effective, flexible and fits into your life
  • Obviously you haven’t given up because you are here… And…

I know this is how you feel because I used to be in your shoes. Now I help people just like you turn the tables by transforming their bodies and their lives.

If you’re not happy with your body and your health please keep reading because no matter what your age, fitness level or body type, this can be the first day of your “dream come true” transformation.

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I’ve had a lot to learn, but the most important lesson is this: I can be anybody I want to be. It’s my choice. And you also have the ultimate choice about your life and your goals…

Not only have I dramatically transformed my own body in my 40’s after never exercising in my life but I’ve also had a 100% success rate with my personal clients. Today I want to share my secrets so you have the chance to replicate this success without having to hire me personally or waste your money on diets, pills, programs or trainers who don’t know what they are doing.

Note to Personal Trainers: many trainers like Olivia in the Testimonial section of this page are using the Get Lean System with their own clients with outstanding long-term results.

With Get Lean you will NEVER hit a plateau so the changes you see will just keep getting better over time – re-shaping and sculpting your body while losing that extra body fat (even in those stubborn areas). You will develop a sexy, ultra-fit and beautifully balanced physique.

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  • Fire up your fat burning metabolism and get lean fast with the right combination of metabolic nutrients from natural whole foods combined with the synergy effect of High Intensity, Resistance and Circuit Training.
  • No more super strict unrealistic diets. Many people tell me that on Get Lean they have never eaten so much healthy food in their life, they never feel hungry and consistently keep losing weight. Imagine 90 days of knowing exactly what to eat and with regular Treat Meals. Within weeks, your new way of eating will set you up for a life-time of results.
  • Hit the ground running and see fast results even if you are a newbie or a hard-core gym junkie. You won’t need an expensive gym membership because everything can be done at home with minimal equipment. All the workouts have beginner, intermediate and advanced levels so you can begin according to your current condition and experience knowing you will be challenged beyond that when you are ready.
  • Dramatically accelerate your progress by discovering how to exercise naturally with the full range of motion, proper tempo and correct form. You will see consistent progress and avoid plateaus by constantly stimulating your muscles and challenging your body with a variety of workouts and exercises to prevent adaptation.
  • Activate your muscle fibers at their deepest layers to dramatically define and re-shape your body in new ways you never imagined possible (no matter what your age or even if you have never exercised before in your life).
  • Receive my caring personal attention when you need it most with 30 days free 24/7 access to Aussie Transformation Coach Private Members Area. You will get all your questions answered and have the support you need to stay on track and succeed.

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With Get Lean you can commit 110% knowing you have the right information, tools and support to achieve the body you’ve always wanted. Full Stop, Period

The 12-Week Get Lean Nutrition Manual:

  • The complete easy to follow manual detailing everything you need to know including what to eat, when to eat, detailed food lists, recipes, charts, tables and a diary for tracking your progress.
  • Follow this 90-day plan in combination with The Get Lean Workouts for accelerated fat burning and rapid body re-shaping
  • It’s a proven fact that losing weight depends on knowing what to cook so here are my Top 50 Fat Burning Recipes to make your Get Lean Life a breeze including metric and imperial measurements, easy to follow steps and short cuts.
  • If you thought healthy meant boring and bland wait till you taste these delicious meals – you will never feel like you are on a diet again
  • If you think bodyweight workouts are too easy wait until you try these full body fat burning circuits! My 12-week at home or on the road system will fire up your metabolism and target all your problem areas (flabby legs, saggy butt, puffy tummy and shapeless arms) to keep you lean & defined without the need for any weights or expensive equipment and much more..

Note: The Get Lean Program includes eBooks in PDF format with online and downloadable videos. Everything is viewable on any computer (no special software required). Since no physical products will be shipped, there’s no wait and no shipping charges. You get the whole package instantly! This program is NOT available in stores, so you can only access it through this website.

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Gain Muscle – How To Get Rippling Muscles Without Any Hard Workout

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You’ll learn how to use many different tactics for building those tiny muscles into rippling, huge, strong muscles that will not only impress the ladies – heck, it will impress you!

Don’t fall for those over the counter powders that you’re supposed to mix into your food…like muscles are going to magically appear overnight. Come on now, let’s get real ok. I’m going to show you the exact processes I used to gain my rippling muscles and then you can follow my system.

Awful nice of me to let you do that, isn’t it? Hey – don’t think I’m being insensitive. This is why I’m offering it to you anyway. I know, I used to be there. Man, it was embarrassing to take off my shirt and show my little birdy chest. Forget going to the gym and showing off for the ladies.

I wouldn’t even really look in the mirror unless I was wishing I could use the force to create hard, huge muscles. So, I know what you’re going through. It’s pretty damn frustrating that none of that ‘wishing’ builds muscle isn’t it? Well, never fear – buff, sexy me is here.

I’m going to go ahead and give you the tools you need to build larger, more defined, chiseled muscles on that scrawny little frame of yours. You’ll be thanking me later, and if you don’t, I really don’t care. I’ll still be hotter than you..

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Your genetics determine the shape of your muscles. People’s muscles look different for the same reason their faces look different. You can increase the size of your muscles by lifting heavy weights. But you can’t change their shape because you can’t change your genetics. Examples…

  • Frame size. People with a short torso like me will have a fuller look than people with a long torso. There’s less muscle mass needed to fill up the same amount of space. People with a long torso will tend to look skinnier and have a smaller waist.
  • Muscle insertions. Your biceps will have a bigger peak if you have high biceps insertions. Your calves will look smaller if you have high calf attachments like me because there’s less muscles to work with – most of your lower leg will be bones and tendons.
  • Length of limbs. People with long arms and legs like me will tend to look skinnier because there’s more space to fill up. They need to increase their overall muscle size more to make their arms and legs look big. They’ll need to weigh more at the same height by eating more.

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So, here’s what you’ll learn with my ‘Muscle Gaining Revealed’ manual:

Which foods you should be eating if you ever hope to put muscle on that body. That’s right – it has a lot to do with the grub you’re cramming down your face. You see, certain foods give you muscle building vitamins and minerals that you simply MUST have if you ever hope to be less pathetic.

What exercises work and which ones don’t. You know, there are so many dweebs out there right now just pumping away at this exercise and that – and sadly, they have no idea that it won’t gain them an inch of muscle. Well, fortunately, I’ve figured it out for you and yep…I’m willing to share.
What you really need to build muscle if you want to stay healthy. There’s no use in trying to kill yourself just because you’re puny. I’ll show you how I got so absolutely hot and stayed super-healthy. I’m just that nice and much more
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Exercising and staying active will improve their chances of staying safe.Staying active, sensibly exercising and following a healthy lifestyle can add years of productive and functional living to your life.

This guide has so much value packed into it and is very easy to read and understand that if for any reason you are not fully satisfied I will offer you a full refund

  • Chapter 1 – Discover How Activity Promotes Longevity.
  • Chapter 2 – The History of Pilates
  • Chapter 3 – What exactly is Pilates? Should I be doing it?
  • Chapter 4 – The Benefits of Pilates
  • Chapter 5 – Steps Before Beginning Pilates
  • Chapter 6 – What to Expect in a First Session.
  • Chapter 7 – 4 Fantastic Pilates Moves To Do.
  • Chapter 8 – Avoiding Common Pitfalls
  • Chapter  – Making Exercise/Pilates Part of Lifestyle
  • Advanced Chapter – Taking Things Up a Notch

 

The Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certification prepares you to instruct a range of individual clients and group classes, and teaches you how to modify exercises for special populations. The 500-hour Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certification includes instruction in classical mat work and exercises performed on traditional Pilates apparatus.

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