Thursday, January 7, 2010

January 7th, 2010

Fitness Tip of the Day: Scrap the Old Ways

I have been doing a lot of research on my break. I have noticed that what we used to think we were doing correctly, is totally wrong. That just sucks for me. I hate when I'm wrong. Combing upper body and lower body exercises into one routine will burn fat up to 50 percent better than just working your upper body and lower body independently. Guys, this sucks for you. The time of puffy chests and skinny bird legs is not desirable. Think about it: Legs weigh about 65% of your body mass. If you can tone those, then you can drop the pounds like that. Also, the stronger you legs are the stronger your abs will be. Anytime you want to work your lower abdomen, or muffin top (which just makes me giggle) you have to strengthen use your legs. The stronger your legs are, the better your abs will be. No more muffin top. It will be more a sheet cake, delicious.

Food Tip: The bird

Okay so did you make the turkey. If you have not, after carving it, save the carcass. You can use this to make stock. All to many of the store bought stocks are high in salt. At least, if you make this stock, you can store it and add what you like to it. Here is my stock recipe.

Turkey stock

1 bay leaf
1 dead turkey carcass
2 carrots roughly chopped
1 stalk celery, roughly chopped
2 sprigs of rosemary
1 tsp basil

Take a stock pot (I know, ingenious) and place all the ingredients. Place enough water to submerge the bird. Boil the heck out of it for about an hour and half. that's it. Let it cool.

To store, either put in a Tupperware or here is a sneaky trick. Fill up some ice cube trays with the stock. Freeze them then place in sandwich bags, That way you will have pre-portioned stock in your freezer that is easy to use when needed.

Also, I know you tend to starve yourself when trying to lose weight. Not sure what to snack on?

Eat like a kindergarten student

Talk some celery stalk, smear them with peanut butter. It's filling,and has tons of fiber and protein! Plus it is both salty and sweet! it's kinda perfect. Plus it takes me back to times where sandbox etiquette was my concern rather than social hierarchy.

That's just the easy thing to do with the bird. Other recipes are coming.!

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