Saturday, March 6, 2010

Welcome to Snack on this Saturday!

On Saturdays, I'm hoping to give you a quick fitness tidbit, and a healthy treat for your weekend. Enjoy!

Your Just-Right Workout Buddy

"The person exercising next to you can have a significant impact on your workout — for better or worse.

A recent study from the University of California at San Diego reports that exercising next to someone who seems “more fit” than you are can actually lead to shorter and less-effective workouts. The study found that participants spent less than three minutes on the pull-down machine when working out next to a more-fit person. Working alone had them spending four minutes on the machine. But when working out with someone of similar physical appearance and endurance, the participants used the machine for more than five minutes. So find a just-right buddy and hit the gym!"

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Warm Cinnamon Apple

An apple is my favorite pre-workout snack. The sugar in the apple boosts my energy, while the fiber keeps me full while I burn calories. I love making it this way to spice it up a little.

1. Use an apple corer to slice up your apple.

2. Place your apple in a microwave safe bowl. Cover with cling wrap, and heat for 3 minutes on high.

3. Remove apple and uncover carefully. Sprinkle 1 packet zero calorie sweetener (I prefer Splenda.) And sprinkle with 1 tbsp cinnamon.

It's such a sweet snack to pump you up for your workouts. Enjoy.

Nutrition Info: 89 calories, .3g fat, 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 26 carbs, 7 g fiber, 14g sugar, 1 g protein

1 comment:

  1. I need a different one ;) apples cost too much here... around 8.00 a lb. Sounds really good though. Love you!