BY BROOK BENTEN, ACSM-CERTIFIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST FOR PREVENTION
Strength training creates tiny microscopic tears in the muscle fibers that allow them to grow back stronger—that's why you feel muscle soreness post-workout. The process of healing those tears takes 24-48 hours, so avoid doing this program on consecutive days. Allow 1-2 days between, and do cardio or stretching workouts while your muscles heal. If you rarely or never experience this soreness, increase the weights you are lifting.
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That said, it’s just as important to down protein at breakfast: Unlike carbs, “our bodies can’t store protein, so it’s important to work it into every single meal,” says Karen Ansel, R.D. What’s more, this cell-building macronutrient is key for preventing mid-morning hunger pangs. “When you eat protein your gut releases satiety hormones that tell your brain that you're full and have had enough to eat,” she explains.
Brigitte Zeitlin, R.D., recommends aiming for at least 15 grams at your first meal of the day to stay full, focused, and satisfied until lunch. Here are a few simple swaps, additions, and tweaks to increase your morning protein intake.
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While breasts themselves don't contain muscle, there are muscles behind them—and exercising them can make all the difference.
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Bloated? Try these snacks to help alleviate bloating! But while some foods bring on the bloat, others can tame it. Foods high in water, healthy fats, and gut-loving probiotics can help banish bloat for good. "Probiotics are good bacteria that help restore balance in the gut, which in turn will help regulate digestion and fight against unwanted bloating," says Lisa Moskovitz, R.D.
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Substitute carbs with cauliflower and you can cut the carbs without sacrificing your favorite foods!