Friday, October 24, 2008

Kathy Smith: Project You!!

This is a new workout that is coming out, it will help people who have type 2 diabetes. So if you have been wanting to do a workout like P90x or ChaLean Extreme but can't because your doctor won't allow you too, Kathy Smith Project You is the workout for you. It is specially designed by doctors, certified diabetes educators and the American Diabetes Association to help you take back control of your life. Kathy Smith Project You will guide you through 12 weeks of workouts, plus give you tips and insight on how to control your diabetes. Kathy Smith Project You has meal recipes for you, and cards that tell you what kind of snacks you can eat. This will truly be a great workout for those who have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ten Minute Trainer Tuna Recipe

Seared Ahi Tuna!! If you are a fan of tuna this is the meal for you.
This is a great high-protein meal, so it is healthy for your ten minute trainer workout, and it is easy to make. All you need is a 6 oz steak of fresh Ahi tuna to get started.

You'll need:

6 0z fresh Ahi tuna

2 tsp. Asian 5-spice seasoning

1 tsp. grill seasoning

nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray

To get started spray the grill pan or outdoor grill with the nonstick oil and preheat on high. Next, combine the two seasonings and then rub them on all sides of the Ahi Tuna. Cook for about two minutes on each side. You should get a nice thin layer of cooked tuna on the outside edges while still having that beautiful red meat in the middle.

If you would like a dipping sauce, just combine soy sauce, some honey and wasabi powder, but if not you can enjoy this meal with some nice mixed greens. This is a wonderful low calorie, high protein meal for your ten minute trainer workout.

Serving size: 6 oz Ahi tuna
Cal: 240
Fat Total: 8g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Carbs: 0
Fiber: 0
Protein: 10g

Nutrition facts do not include the mixed greens or dipping sauce

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

10 minute trainer's whole wheat pancakes

Need a boost in your morning? Put away the instant pancake batter and make your own glorious pancakes.

You'll need:
1-1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
2 cups low-fat milk
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup wheat germ

I like to add fruit so I suggest getting fresh blueberries

Stir all your dry ingredients in large bowl (flour, baking soda, wheat germ) until blended. In a separate bowl mix all your liquids (eggs, oil, and low fat milk). Do not mix with dry ingredients just yet. Make sure you get your griddle or frying pan heated up to around 350 degrees. When your pan is nice and ready, go ahead and throw your wet ingredients on top of your dry ingredients (that will help so the flour won't fly out of the bowl when mixing). Get a whisk and mix for around 10 seconds, do not over mix. It's okay if you see lumps they will cook out. Now you can pour your batter into the pan, after pouring to your desired size you can now add the blueberries. Flip pancake over when there are set bubbles around the edge of the pancake. The other side will probably only take half as long. Just make sure you watch your heat. After the pancakes are done, use real maple sryup. This is a great meal to start off your day, and for your nutritional plan for your Ten minute trainer workout.

Makes around 10 servings

Serving size: 3 pancakes
Cal: 210
Fat total: 9g
Saturated fat: 1g
Carbs: 24g
Fiber: 4g
Protein: 8g

10 Minute Trainer can work for anyone!!

So the Ten minute trainer has been out for awhile now and it is gaining more and more popularity, but is it worth all the hype, after all it is only ten minutes. Yes, it is worth all the hype, the reason why so many people love this workout is because it works and it doesn't waste a big part of your day. Whether you are a stay home mom or someone who is always on the go, you can always find time for ten minutes and the great part about it is that you get a full body workout. You can even get better results if you mix the Ten minute trainer in with another exercise routine. When I workout I like to at least workout for 30 minutes, so why not mix your ten minute trainer with a 20 minute jog afterwards, or if you have bad knees go on a fast pace walk or a bike ride. Your heart rate will already be up from the 10 minute trainer workout so you can jump right into the next workout. Even though I recommend 20 to 30 minutes, you can still just do the ten minute trainer and see results. It really is a great workout program and if you eat well and follow the ten minute trainer guide then you will do just fine,