Lose Weight With Our Four-Week Diet Plan: Day 5
Treadmill smarts, plus a peanut butter treat
Each day this month, check out BettyConfidential’s exclusive tip from top trainers and nutritionists, and take a look at the daily three-meal menu from NutriFit, a health-conscious food delivery program that works with A-list stars like Angelina Jolie.
Tip of the day
Pump up your treadmill workout. There’s no doubt that the treadmill can get you in shape while burning lots of calories, but it’s probably one of the most boring machines out there! Los Angeles-based trainer Todd McCullough recommends this alternative: Put the treadmill on a steep incline, start off at a steady pace and then sprint the last 20 seconds of every minute. Start off with the number of minutes you feel comfortable with.
1 cup canned fruit cocktail, mixed with ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese and 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
On 1 serving whole wheat lavash (flatbread) spread 2 tablespoons filling made from equal parts reduced-fat natural peanut butter and light tofu. Top with 1/3 small banana, thinly sliced.
3 oz. sliced roast beef rolled around bell pepper strips
1 oz. oat bran pretzels
1 oz. light string cheese
5 oz. salmon steak, grilled, seasoned with juice from 1 lime mixed with 1 teaspoon white wine and salt-free lemon pepper seasoning
½ cup brown rice
1 cup cooked asparagus
Red leaf lettuce with ¼ cup sliced red peppers and 2 tablespoons fat-free ranch dressing
1 cup no sugar added Jello
Always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program.
Debbie Emery is a Los Angeles-based writer who specializes in health and fitness.