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Food for the fitness-minded

by timetospa June 3, 2013
Food for the fitness-minded

Getting in shape can be tough - especially if a frozen yogurt shop just opened up on your block. Though temptations are literally everywhere, sometimes it's OK to give in. Knowing the best foods for a healthier you can easily help you stop worrying about your eating habits and will instead allow you to enjoy your meals. Here are a few foods that should always be on your radar:

Eggs
According to the experts at Cosmopolitan magazine, eggs are one of the best sources of protein around. Though the yolk is likely your favorite part, the best nutrients of an egg actually come from the whites. So feel free to whip up a tasty egg white omelet or even make a mini egg white souffle to ensure you get plenty of protein in the morning. 

Fish
If you're not into eggs, you could try delicious shrimp instead to boost your protein intake. This tasty seafood is very low in calorie, but high in protein, meaning you can indulge in one (or many) without feeling guilty. Try to eat them grilled or mixed into a salad for the best results. Though shrimp might provide your body with protein, fatty options like salmon, trout and striped bass are delicious for another nutritious reason.

According to Women's Health magazine, these options are a great way to boost omega-3 fatty acids in your diet​. These nutrients help to keep your hair and skin looking vibrant and healthy, while also working internally to curb free radicals, cancer and many other medical conditions. 

Chicken
Sure, we know eating chicken can get bland, but with the warmer weather here, it can be fun to cook up the protein in various ways on the grill. Whether you opt to skewer them up along with summer veggies or decide to rub a few breasts with herbs and spices before sizzling them on the barbecue, chicken continues to be a fabulous, low-fat protein option.

Pair the meal with whole grain rice or even fresh corn on the cob to get into the summer spirit - while also shrinking your waistline. 

If you still need some help feeling comfortable in your bikini, consider adding a few body sculpting products into your beauty routine. Bliss products like Bliss FatGirlSixPack help to tone up your tummy when you pair it with a regular workout. Ingredients like caffeine and amino acids help to target fat and tighten skin after every use. 

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