Sunday, July 31, 2016

Fit Chicks Summer Slimming Secrets!

We got together here at Fit Chicks to bring you just a few summer slimming secrets. Incorporate these secrets with your regular Fit Chicks bootcamp workouts and you will be ready to rock all summer long and beyond!

1.  "Summerize" Your Water

Drinking water is a given! Our secret is to spice it up for summer. This not only makes your water taste yummy, but it also gets you in the summer spirit! Fit Chicks recommends you kick out all of those calorie rich beverages & "summerize" your water :) Here are some great ideas on how to do that: 

Infuse a pitcher of water with your favorite fruit
Add mint, other herbs, & fruit to a tray of ice cubes
Make detox water with lemon, mint, & refreshing! 
Try some apple cinnamon detox water

2. Wild Salmon

Your body not only needs fish but certain kinds of fish have beauty benefits as well!! Wild salmon (not farm raised) is a great option because it's one of the best sources for omega-3 fatty acids which makes for gorgeous summer skin that is supple and moisturized. Try some of our favorites like salmon sushi with brown rice or grilled salmon with steamed veggies. Salmon is an amazing summer superfood!

3. Slim down your portions

Limiting portions can help you lose weight especially when you couple it with your ongoing workout routine. Cutting down just a little bit on your portions may be exactly what you need to get off those few pounds before bikini season. Here are some portion control tips from Fit Chicks.

Learn what an actual serving is. It's not our fault but we're poor judges when it comes to what an actual serving is, so our portions end up being much bigger than they should on a regular basis. Break out the food scale and measuring cup. Make sure you measure and weigh your food so you're eating the correct serving size. 

Did you know that 3 ounces of lean meat is equivalent to a deck of cards? And 1 cup of breakfast cereal is about the size of a fist? These tid bits of info are very important, especially when you need to choose the right portion size quickly! 

For a handy cheat sheet, print and carry this serving size card from the
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

4. Slimming Snacks

Snacks can ruin your summer slimming efforts, so as it's approaching we recommend being extra mindful at snack time. Here are a few ideas:

150-Calories or Less Snack Ideas
Each of these snacks are between 100 and 200 calories. Aim for about 300 calories day (450 calories if you’re taller than 5’6” or very active). 

Morning Snacks
100 calories or less (approximately)

- 1 c Greek-style yogurt sweetened with splenda and cinnamon or ½ c fresh fruit
-100-calorie pack almonds
- 1 light string cheese + ½ apple
-100-calorie size energy bar (Zone, Balance, Kashi)
-14 baby carrots + 2 Tbsp low-fat hummus or light ranch dressing
- Small fat-free latte

Afternoon Snack List
150 calories or less

-Celery sticks + 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- Small apple or orange and about 12 almonds
-1 whole wheat tortilla topped with one slice of low-fat cheese (heat for 15 seconds in microwave) and salsa 
-1/2 c low-fat cottage cheese + ½ c berries

Dessert Options
100 calories or less

-1 c sugar-free Jell-O topped with 2 Tbsp light whipped topping
-1/2 c berries plain or topped with 2 Tbsp low-fat whipped topping
-1 c fat-free, sugar-free pudding cup topped with 2 Tbsp light whipped topping 
-1 no sugar added fruit bar
-1 Skinny Cow Skinny Dippers Ice Cream 
-1 Cocoa Via Chocolate Almond Bar
-1 sugar-free popsicle

What is Fit Chicks? 
We create a fun environment for women to lose weight and get FIT! With over 125 camp times and locations across the state of Texas, we are the leader in womens' fitness. Our trainers are all (female) nationally certified and have a true passion for helping other women GET fit or STAY fit! Designed to be modified for all ages and levels of fitness, Fit Chicks Boot Camp will change the way you look at fitness and yourself! We think every woman should have access to a trainer, at an affordable price. We believe that there is no need to yell, scream or intimidate women into working out and pushing themselves. Our trainers encourage you to push to the next level in a safe and effective way. You won't ever get bored or do the same workout twice! We have many clients that have been with us since we started, in 2009. 

Our program is designed to dramatically change the way you look and feel in as little as 4 weeks. Our workouts and female fitness experts can help you reach your goals, in a healthy, sustainable way. Fit Chicks includes a full body composition from your trainer before and after your session, and a free meal plan from a nutritionist to maximize your boot camp results. This plan includes family friendly recipes and printable grocery lists to make healthy eating simple.

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