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Get Rid of Baby Belly Fat with These Simple Flat Abs Receipes

July 29, 2012

 

When your goal is to get rid of the baby belly fat, then having some cool flat ab meals in your recipe box is necessary! I was recently vising, Fitness Magazine’s online site and found the perfect link where listed was “Fat-Fighting Meals: 7 Flat-Belly Dinner Recipes”.

The receipes looked pretty good, so I thought I’d share at least one with you. You can look at more by visisting the site listed below.

Recipes developed by Zoe Singer

The secret to flat abs? Foods like whole grains, low-fat dairy, and lean protein, which curb hunger, boost your calorie burn, and prevent belly bloat. We’ve combined these slimming ingredients into a week’s worth of delicious dinners.
Steak-and-Pepper Tacos
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients

1 pound flank or hanger steak
Juice of 1 lime, plus lime wedges for serving
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon mild chili powder
3 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 red onion, sliced
3 bell peppers, 1 each red, yellow, and orange, thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
8 small corn tortillas, warmed
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/4 cup grated low-fat Monterey Jack
1/4 cup salsa verde or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons sliced pickled jalapenos
Reduced-fat sour cream (optional)

Directions
1. Marinate the steak in the lime juice, salt, garlic, and chili powder in a sealed plastic bag for 20 to 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat for 5 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons of the vegetable oil to the pan. Add the red onion and bell peppers; cook, tossing frequently, for 5 minutes. Add the corn and continue to cook until the peppers are charred and soft, about 3 more minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl and keep warm.

3. Wipe the skillet with a paper towel and heat for another minute. Add the remaining teaspoon of vegetable oil. Remove the steak from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Lay the steak in the pan, reduce heat to medium-high, and cook about 8 minutes for medium-rare, turning once halfway through. Transfer to a board and let rest for 5 minutes.

4. Slice the steak across the grain and arrange on a platter with the peppers and lime wedges. Make tacos with the warm tortillas, avocado, Monterey Jack, salsa, jalapenos and, if desired, sour cream.

Nutrition facts per serving: 416 calories, 32g protein, 38g carbohydrate, 16g fat (4.3g saturated), 7g fiber

Remember to visit the weight loss resources below!

Train Hard and Expect Success! 
Monique Hawkins
Skype: Monique371 
540-303-1683

Weight Loss Resources:

– Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto’s “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” program! <a title=" http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq ” target=”_blank”> http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq  No Magic Pills, No Extreme Diets, No Living At The Gym… Discover The Little-Known Secret Celebrities, Bodybuilders And Fitness Models Use To Stay “Photo Ready” Fit

-Dr. Oz Blog

The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:

All Diets Are Useless without This!

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Get Rid of Baby Belly Fat with These 7 Tips to Boost Metabolism

July 8, 2012

Every lady knows that getting rid of baby belly fat can be a challenge! Most ladies would love to know how to boost their metabolism so they can get 6 pack abs plus lose the excess weight and body fat.

The good news is that there are some easy things you can do each day to achieve this. On a recent Dr. Oz show, Dr. Oz discussed 7 quick ways to boost your metabolism with his 7 Day Miracle Meal Plan. What he shared was very simple; any of us could it. I thought I’d share with you his metabolism boosting tips.

Tip #1: Check Metabolic Rate. It is important to know how many calories you are burning each day. This is the amount of calories you can eat before starting to gain weight. You can find a calculator for this at http://www.doctoroz.com. Some of you also may have tools such as the “Bodybugg” which automatically keeps track of how many calories your body burns each day. If you have the funds for it, the Bodybugg is a great tool.

Tip #2: Cut 100 calories each day. Now that you know what your metabolic rate is, work on cutting just 100 calories per day from your meals. This will be enough to trick your metabolism into a fat burning machine plus keep it from going into the starvation mode. The starvation mode occurs when the body thinks the caloric intake is too low. This results in it slowing down. You want to avoid this at all costs! Once your body becomes use to this, you can work on cutting your caloric rate by 15-20% for a few days each week. This will really send your body into a fat burning frenzy!

Tip #3: Eat enough protein each day. Protein helps to build up your lean muscle mass. The more lean muscle mass you have, the more calories your body will burn. Dr. Oz recommended eating protein daily and fish 2-3 times per week.

Tip #4: Eat every 3 hours. Along with your regular meals, begin to work on adding some healthy snacks. This will keep you from getting hungry. A healthy snacks suggestion from Dr. Oz included pistachios with dried apricots. Other healthy snack ideas can be peanut butter on celery sticks, apples with string cheese, etc. No cookies and chips please! Remember, you are trying to get rid of the baby belly fat!

Tip #5: Drink 3 iced drinks a day. No, this doesn’t mean run off to Starbuck’s to get an iced Mocha. It means to add ice to water, tea, etc. This is one of the easiest things you can do to speed up your metabolism and promote weight and fat loss.

Tip #6: Take 12 mg of Zinc a day.   Zinc increases Leptin in your body which in turns decreases appetite. You can go to your local health store to get a bottle at very low cost.

Tip #7: Exercise in bursts. More and more research shows how interval training turns your body into a fat burning furnace. This means exercising at a moderate pace and every couple of minutes increasing the intensity. Aim to do this during 2-3 workouts each week. If you are familiar with Beachbody.com, there are a number of programs they have which promote this type of training (e.g. Turbo Fire, Insanity, etc.). You can also do this if you are jogging, walking outside, walking on the treadmill, etc. You are exercising right? If not, now’s the time to start!

Dr. Oz also recommends a couple of really inexpensive supplements you can use to help keep your metabolism burning fiercely.  Here are a couple of metabolism boosters under $20:

-White Bean Extract: this awesome supplement blocks starch from being absorbed into your body. The end result is your body will not turn the food you are eating into fat. It’s best to take one pill a day before each high carbohydrate/starchy meal.

Get enough L-Argine. This supplement costs about $10 for 100 capsules. It is a powerful muscle building block. Aim to take one capsule a day.

Eat pickled peppers. I know, this sounds strange. You can just pick up a bottle of these at any grocery store for about $2. What happens is that the vinegar in the peppers prevents the storage of fat. You can add them to meals; eat on your salads, etc.

Getting rid of the baby belly fat now seems so much easier doesn’t it? All you have to do is follow Dr. Oz’s super easy weight and fat loss tips. Your metabolism will be humming along in no time!

Remember to visit the weight loss resources below. Most people who join the Shrink Team Challenge are losing lots of baby belly fat by eating cookies and drinking delicious shakes. Take the time to check it out!

 

Train Hard and Expect Success! 

Monique Hawkins

Skype: Monique371 

540-303-1683

 

Weight Loss Resources:

-This Free Shocking Report Reveals Why all of your past diets have failed. To grab your copy, go to http://www.mentormonique.mentoringforfree.com/STC

 

– Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto’s “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” program!  http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq  No Magic Pills, No Extreme Diets, No Living At The Gym… Discover The Little-Known Secret Celebrities, Bodybuilders And Fitness Models Use To Stay “Photo Ready” Fit

-Turn Your Body Into A Fat Burning Machine! What will you look like in 90 days? You can lose weight once and keep it off forever! Join us at the Shrink Team Challenge!  To join the challenge, visit http://www.moniquehawkins.shrinkteamchallenge.com/  

-Dr. Oz Blog

http://www.doctoroz.com 

The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:

http://www.burnthefat.com/slow-metabolism-problems.html

All Diets Are Useless without This!

http://www.burnthefatinnercircle.com/public/All-diets-are-useless-without-this.cfm

 

 Lose Weight Really Fast Tips: How to Lose 3 Pounds A Week-10 Ways to Lose Weight without Going on a Diet<a title=" http://loseweightwithease.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-to-lose-3-pounds-week-10-w…” target=”_blank”> http://loseweightwithease.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-to-lose-3-pounds-week-10-w…

-How to Turn Your Mind Into A Fat Burning Machine by Liz Schreiter. Contact me to grab your copy.

Join us for the weekly Shrink Team conference call. This call is every Thursday night at 9:00 PM USA Eastern Time. Get together with other successful folks who have lost the weight and kept it off! We will share weight loss tips, hear from successful losers, share yummy recipes, and best of all be part of a motivating community. The call in number is 1-712-432-5225, Conference I.D. 101 101 #

 

 

Get Rid of Baby Belly Fat with These 7 Tips to Boost Metabolism

July 8, 2012

 

-How to Turn Your Mind Into A Fat Burning Machine by Liz Schreiter. Contact me to grab your copy.

 

Join us for the weekly Shrink Team conference call. This call is every Thursday night at 9:00 PM USA Eastern Time. Get together with other successful folks who have lost the weight and kept it off! We will share weight loss tips, hear from successful losers, share yummy recipes, and best of all be part of a motivating community. The call in number is 1-712-432-5225, Conference I.D. 101 101 #

 

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How to Lose Baby Belly Pouch-Why Eating the Right Foods Are Important

July 2, 2012

How to lose the baby belly pouch comes much easier when one learns

how to eat the right kinds of foods. While exercising, drinking lots of water, and other weight loss methods I am sure you know about are effective, many people lose sight off how important the nutrition aspect is. As a matter of fact, to achieve maximum weight and fat loss, it really is 80% nutrition!

 

Tom Venuto, author of “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” is one of my favorite people weight loss mentors to learn from because he is the real deal. He gives it to you straight and then leaves it up to you to decide what to do.

 

I recently receive an email from Tom in which he discussed some of what he calls the “best” foods to help you plan your meals so the weight and fat can come off much easier. I hope you learn a lot from what Tom has to say.

 

 

“All over the internet you see lists of the “BEST” foods to eat

and of course the “WORST” foods to eat.  These are helpful

sometimes except for a few big problems:

 

One, you might not like those foods. Two, you might not be

able to eat those foods (allergy / intolerance). Three, the foods

may be part of someone else’s ideology … which may not

suit your personality any more than it suits your body type.

 

There is a danger in following someone else’s food list (even an

expert / guru) unless you understand the context in which those

recommendations are given and you customize the list for your

own needs. 

 

On the other hand, if you know about the 3 classic bodybuilding nutrition

food lists – lean proteins, starchy carbs and fibrous carbs – and you

understand the distinctions between those types of carbs, then

putting together meals and entire daily meal plans is a snap.

 

This protein list is not a personal prescription for you – but here are

the most popular lean protein sources eaten by bodybuilders and other

physique athletes

 

LEAN PROTEIN:

egg whites

eggs whole

liquid egg whites (carton)

chicken breast

turkey breast

top round steak (very lean red meat)

leanest cuts of bison/buffalo

lean game meat (elk, venison, etc)

salmon (fish with high omega-3 fat content)

Tilapia and other white fish (lean fish)

Shellfish

lowfat cottage cheese or high protein dairy products

Protein powders /protein shakes (whey, casein, or mixes)

 

Obviously vegetarians have to use high protein plant sources, but the

principle and objective is the same for everyone: Have a lean protein 

source with every meal. Simple. Part 1 of the 3-part meal DONE!

 

Next is the fibrous carbs. These include vegetables which are usually

high in fiber and always low in caloric density.  Think greens

and think non starchy veggies

 

FIBROUS CARBS:

broccoli

asparagus

green beans

onions

bell peppers (green or red)

onions

tomatoes (yes i know technically its a fruit)

Cauliflower

Spinach

Lettuce/ leafy salad greens

Cucumber

Celery

Squash

Carrots (technically a starchy but low cal)

Mushrooms

Brussels Sprouts

 

This of course, is only a partial list, but these are the fibrous carbs that

I see appear on fat burning meal plans of “the lean people” more often

than any others.

 

Put a lean protein and a fibrous carb together and 1 + 2 = BANG!

There you have a maximum fat burning meal (meaning, its high protein

content is thermogenic and the meal is hard to overeat due to the low

calorie density and the food form). This could actually create automatic fat loss. 

 

Last but not least: poor, misunderstood starchy carbs.

 

Yes, you’ll eat more lean protein and more fibrous carbs for maximum

fat loss, but if you want to gain muscle or provide fuel to an athletic

lifestyle, its very misguided to demonize and or exclude all the starchy carbs.

 

These carbs make up an important part of the year-round diet of

the leanest most muscular physique athletes.  The key is to pick the right

ones, and then manipulate the starchy carbs based on goals and body type.

 

That’s why I call starchy carbs the X factor. X is a variable.  Lean protein

and fibrous carbs are a constant. The amount of X (starchy carbs) can

vary a LOT from person to person. 

 

Eat more of them for muscle gain and fueling endurance work, and yes

even eat them for fat loss, but less of them and use nutrient timing (load

them after your workouts – before and after if you’ve got calories to spare)

 

STARCHY CARBS

old fashioned rolled or steel cut oatmeal (unsweetened)

yams or sweet potatoes

white baked potatoes

brown rice

beans, peas and legumes

quinoa (and other less common grains – spelt, amaranth, etc)

100% whole grains and whole grain products (pastas, breads,

tortillas, etc)

 

By far the first four – oats, yams, potatoes and rice are the most 

popular starchy carbs in the physique world – staples. These are

the natural starches. Beans and legumes are also popular and

grains like quinoa are rising in popularity (can be served like

rice or as a morning porridge). 

 

Grains have really been beaten up lately (diet scapegoat of the year),

even the whole grains, but but for people without problems with

wheat or gluten, whole grain pasta and whole grain breads do show

up on physique athlete meal plans, and we see lean and muscular

athletes eating them all the time – mostly however, in the muscle

building phase and or at post-workout meals. 

 

Now, putting it all together you can see that a traditional muscle building meal

is 1 + 2 + 3: (lean + starchy + fibrous)

 

eggs + oatmeal + omelet veggies

tilapia + rice + broccoli

chicken breast + sweet potato + asparagus

 

What about fruit? That’s a separate topic, but yes, plug your favorite fruit into

any meal instead of some of the starchy and fibrous carb calories – example:

eggs + smaller portion of oats + mixed fruit cup

 

There is a little number crunching to hit your calorie and macro goals, but

this is not difficult or complicated.

 

The “TRICKY” part is the manipulation of that starchy carb intake – that X factor – and

that takes some knowledge of how your body type responds to concentrated carbs.

 

The people who follow My Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle (BFFM) program

know how to do this because I devoted entire chapters to knowing your body type

(chapter 5) and to manipulating carb intake for maximum fat loss (chapter 12)

 

We’ll be discussing those topics more in future newsletters, and if you don’t have the BFFM ebook yet, be sure to grab a copy here:

 

=====> Get Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle (BFFM): http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq 

 

Train hard and expect success,

 

Tom Venuto, Fat Loss Coach,

Author of Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle,

http://www.BurnTheFat.com

 

I hope what Tom shared will make it much easier for you to plan your meals to that you can get rid of the baby belly pouoch.

 

Remember to visit the weight loss resources below. Most people who join the Shrink Team Challenge are losing lots of baby belly fat by eating cookies and drinking delicious shakes!

 

 

Train Hard and Expect Success! 

Monique Hawkins

Skype: Monique371 

540-303-1683

 

Weight Loss Resources:

 

-This Free Shocking Report Reveals Why all of your past diets have failed. To grab your copy, go <a title="to http://www.mentormonique.mentoringforfree.com/STC“>to http://www.mentormonique.mentoringforfree.com/STC

 

– Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto’s “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” program! <a title=" http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq” target=”_blank”> http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq  No Magic Pills, No Extreme Diets, No Living At The Gym… Discover The Little-Known Secret Celebrities, Bodybuilders And Fitness Models Use To Stay “Photo Ready” Fit

 

-Turn Your Body Into A Fat Burning Machine! What will you look like in 90 days? You can lose weight once and keep it off forever! Join us at the Shrink Team Challenge!  To join the challenge, visit http://www.moniquehawkins.shrinkteamchallenge.com/  

 

-Dr. Oz Blog

http://www.doctoroz.com 

 

The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:

http://www.burnthefat.com/slow-metabolism-problems.html

 

All Diets Are Useless without This!

http://www.burnthefatinnercircle.com/public/All-diets-are-useless-without-this.cfm

 

Lose Weight Really Fast Tips: How to Lose 3 Pounds A Week-10 Ways to Lose Weight without Going on a Diet<a title=" http://loseweightwithease.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-to-lose-3-pounds-week-10-w…” target=”_blank”> http://loseweightwithease.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-to-lose-3-pounds-week-10-w…

 

-How to Turn Your Mind Into A Fat Burning Machine by Liz Schreiter. Contact me to grab your copy.

 

Join us for the weekly Shrink Team conference call. This call is every Thursday night at 9:00 PM USA Eastern Time. Get together with other successful folks who have lost the weight and kept it off! We will share weight loss tips, hear from successful losers, share yummy recipes, and best of all be part of a motivating community. The call in number is 1-712-432-5225, Conference I.D. 101 101 #

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