Awesome Health Tips brought to you by…Perez Hilton. What?
Ok yes, we’re a little confused about this too. Apparently our favorite gossip blogger, Mr. Perez Hilton, started a fitness blog called FitPerez in 2010 (wow we’re late to the game). The blog is full of pictures of famous people (that already look phenomenal) going to or leaving the gym, a little bit of random celebrity gossip, and some random sports related news. But buried under all that riffraf is something he likes to call QuickFit Tip of the Day. Perez gets celebrity trainers and nutritionists to share a little bit of the wealth with his readers. Lucky us!
He has guest tips by folks such as Mike Donavanik (Celebrity Trainer), Lisa DeFazio (Hollywood media dietician), The Hot Plate (recipe blog), Caitlin Cooks (recipe vlog), Margaux J. Rathbun (Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner), Dynamics of Motion (personal trainers & fitness writers), and Kelly Turner (personal trainer & fitness writer).
Since New Year’s resolutions are in high gear and Spring/Summer is just around the corner check out some of my favorite Health/Fitness tips from FitPerez.
Via Mike Donavanik:
- To avoid weight gain and promote weight loss, eliminate sugars and “heavy” carbohydrates at nighttime. To stay lean, dinner should be your smallest meal of the day and you should only be having a protein and vegetables.
- There is no such thing as spot reduction. No matter how many different abdominal exercises you do, you won’t see any definition until you lose the fat first. So instead of focusing your energy on a specific muscle group, focus on total body movements – done in a circuit training fashion – to burn the most calories and decrease overall body fat. To speed up the process of decreasing your body fat, combine this with cardio and proper nutrition.
Via Lisa DeFazio:
- Drink coconut water after a night of heavy drinking-it will minimize the hangover!
- Use fat free condiments such as ketchup, fat free mayo, salsa and mustard.
Via The Hot Plate:
- To tell if your eggs have expired, float them in water. Fresh eggs will sink.
- Certain vegetables like peas and green beans are best bought frozen because they start loosing their nutritional value shortly after being harvested.
- Substitute the oil in baked goods for applesauce to lighten up your favorite treats.
- Keep portioned snack bags of your favorite treats at home, and take one to work each day. This allows you to control your temptations at work.
- Making your own popcorn is a really healthy snack. Try adding a punch of flavour by sprinkling on some no-fat, no-calorie chili powder!
Via Caitlin Cooks:
- If your recipe calls for butter, substitute ½ applesauce and ½ buttermilk. 1/2C salted butter has 900 calories and 92 grams of fat! 1/2C unsweetened applesauce has about 50 calories and 0 grams of fat!
- Don’t let yourself get thirsty! When you’re thirsty, it often means that you’re hungry. Invest in a cute water bottle and fill her up!
Via Margaux J. Rathbun:
- Be kind to your kidneys by eating onions, quinoa, black beans, and salmon.
- Fiber and water work together to stimulate the colon so be sure to drink plenty of water as you add more fiber to your daily diet!
- How much water should we drink every day? Divide your body weight by two to get the minimum number of ounces of water you need daily.
- Always buy organic strawberries. They are one of the most heavily sprayed, pesticide-loaded fruits you can eat.
Via Dynamics of Motion:
- In order to eat less and enjoy your food more, NEVER eat in front of the television or computer. If you are distracted when you eat, you will eat faster, you will eat more and you will not even enjoy your food. Try making your meals a little more important and more of an event during the day. You will end up enjoying your food much more and you will eat slower (which also means you will eat less).
- Eat healthy first. If you must have comfort food, make a deal with yourself. Try to eat one or more portions of something healthy first. In this way you cut down on the amount of comfort food you eat.
Via Kelly Turner:
- Eat your fruit, don’t drink it. It’s more satisfying to slow yourself down and peel and eat a 60 calorie orange than drink 200 calories of orange juice, and more nutritious, too. When you juice fruit, you lose all the fiber which not only contains vitamins and minerals, it keeps you full so you don’t find something else to eat a few minutes later.
Hopefully these help! Good luck.