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The 12 Best Foods You Can Eat After a Workout

Don’t let all that hard work go to waste! It ain’t news, but your body uses energy when you workout. That means you need to replenish that energy within an hour or two after you’re done working out. Without food, your muscles won’t properly recover, and all your hard work could go to waste. Even a small healthy snack within 15 minutes of working out goes a long way. Here’s the 12 best foods you can snack on after a workout: 1. Water This is a no-brainer. You need to replenish with 2 to 3 glasses of water for every pound lost during a workout. 2. Dried Fruit & Nuts This is an easy on the go snack. Portable, but it packs a punch to help you replenish protein that helps you build muscles, and carbs to give you energy. 3. Bananas They are high in potassium, and bananas are high in the “good” kinds of carbs you need after a workout to help restore your body’s levels of glycogen, which helps rebuild damaged muscles. 4. Blueberries They are full of antioxidants, low in calories, and studies show that blueberries triple the rate at which your body repairs itself after an intense workout. 5. …

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88 Snacks Under 100 Calories

Mini PB&F: One fig Newton with 1 teaspoon peanut butter. Chocolate Banana: Half a frozen banana [this size] dipped in two squares of melted dark chocolate. Frozen grapes (any color): 1 cup (about 28 grapes), stuck in the freezer for 2+ hours. Honeyed Yogurt: ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt with a dash of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon honey. Spiced Orange: One orange— about the size of a tennis ball— sprinkled with cinnamon. Grilled Pineapple: 2 ¼-inch thick pineapple rounds (about 1 cup), grilled (or sautéed) for two minutes or until golden. Berries n’ Cream: 1 cup blueberries with 2 tablespoons whipped topping. Stuffed Figs: Two small dried figs with 1 tablespoon reduced-fat ricotta stuffed inside. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Oats n’ Berries:  ⅓ cup rolled oats (cooked with water), topped with cinnamon and ¼ cup freshberries. Dark Chocolate: One block, or three squares. Nut-Stuffed Date: One Medjool Date filled with one teaspoon natural unsalted almond butter. Chocolate Milk: 6 ounces skim milk mixed with 2 teaspoons chocolate syrup. Cinnamon Applesauce: 1 cup unsweetened applesauce (like Motts). Or, try this homemade version! Citrus-Berry Salad: 1 cup mixed berry salad (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries) tossed with one tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice. Maple-Pumpkin Yogurt: ½ cup non-fat regular yogurt (go Greek for extra protein!) with 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree and 1 teaspoon maple syrup… like this! Chocolate Pudding: One 4oz package. Try a fat/sugar free …

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25 Flat Belly Foods

1. EVOO – (extra virgin olive oil) A-monounsaturated fat that burns calories and fat. This oil also helps with cholesterol levels. A great belly slimmer. 2. Nonfat Greek Yogurt – Greek yogurt has more protein than regular yogurt which keeps you fuller longer. It also contains good bacteria (probiotics) that works to reduce the bad bacteria in the intestines that is responsible for belly bloating. 3. Mushrooms – With the lack of vitamin D, it has been linked to higher levels of belly fat. Mushrooms are the only natural plant source of Vitamin D. Mushrooms are a fabulous way to cut carbs too. 4. Skim Milk – Milk is the perfect combination of protein and carbs to keep you feeling full, especially after a workout. It also helps to build muscle and lose fat. Check out our Strawberry Banana smoothie with skim milk. 5. Beans – Beans are a great food for belly slimming. They are high in fiber and low in calories. Beans are great because they fire off at, build muscle and regulate digestion. They also help you feel full faster and longer which helps with over-eating. 6. Almonds – A super convenient snack, almonds (with the skin) …

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Beach Life: Food

One thing that almost every beach activity has in common is great food!  Food and beaches go hand-in-hand; hardly any of us venture out to the shore without something to snack on, and barbecues or picnics are the order of the day whenever friends gather at the beach. However, this leads to several pitfalls to be avoided.  Most beach snack food is not exactly low-cal or healthy, and the vendors along the shore do not help with their hot dogs, pizza and cotton candy.  Depending on where you visit the beach, you may be surrounded by fattening temptation.  However, you want to look great in your new LoveSurf swimsuit, so what’s a beachgoer to do?  Here are some tips to help you eat healthy at the beach and stay in shape so that you can enjoy your new LoveSurf swimwear! 1)     Bring healthy snacks.  You know the old dieting rule that says, “You won’t eat it if you don’t have it”?  Well, the same thing can be said for healthy snacks—you will not eat them if they are not available.  Instead, you will get hungry and turn to fattening treats to try to fill up!  The best way to ensure …

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