Food Beat the bloat with this 7-day meal plan
More than 66% of People Would do This Type of Intermittent Fasting, New Study Says
A new study suggests how willing most people are to cut their feeding window down and devote it to intermittent fasting.For those who are otherwise healthy—and have the time and resources to follow an IF-style diet—this type of eating pattern can help you improve focus and even assist you in weight loss efforts. The only issue is IF isn't an easy lifestyle to adopt, especially if you have an inconsistent or busy work schedule. However, new research pinpoints the type of IF diet most people may be comfortable following.
is an issue we all deal with — and it's pretty unpleasant. So, what can you do about it?
First, here's what's causing it: Bloat is a buildup of gas in the abdomen, usually caused byor swallowed air. Feeling bloated can result from an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. This bacteria ferments food, creating gas that causes bloating. In other words, you feel like you’ve been blown up like a balloon.
You could also be experiencing belly bloat because your body is retaining water. This happens when you eat too much salt — high levels of sodium result in water retention. Not only can bloating and water retention be uncomfortable and less than attractive, it can be downright painful. Here is a meal plan to help you beat the bloat.
Why Eating Once a Day Is Unhealthy, According to Dietitians
We spoke with dietitians to better understand why eating just one meal a day on the OMAD diet can be harmful to your health.The one-meal-a-day (OMAD) diet is exactly what it sounds like, says Trista Best, MPH, RD, LD from Balance One Supplements, adding that it's "a way of eating that requires the dieter to eat only one meal a day with a one-hour eating window and 23 fasting hours." Essentially, individuals who adopt the OMAD diet are taking intermittent fasting to a whole new level, and while this method will likely help you drop a few pounds in the beginning, it's important to know that it may consequently pose a threat to the body in the long run.
Feel free to mix up these options throughout the week. There is enough variety that you won't get bored!
1.: With leftover grilled salmon, asparagus, 1 teaspoon of dried basil and 1 cup of green tea
2. Two hard-boiled eggs: With steamed spinach, sliced tomatoes and 1 cup of dandelion root tea
3.: With 1 cup of dandelion root tea
4. 1/3 cup of oats: With unsweetened almond milk, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, cinnamon and 1 cup of green tea
1. Spinach salad with: Dress with fig, raspberry or orange vinegar, 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of chopped pecans
The Sam's Club Foods You Need to Add to Your Cart, According to Dietitians
Don't wander around the Sam's Club grocery section without a plan. These shopping lists will help you spend less time browsing and more time noshing on your haul. One way to save time and ensure you grab nutritious eats on those shopping trips? Keep these Sam's Club grocery lists in your back pocket. Curated by registered dietitians, these lists of what to buy at Sam's Club feature must-have snacks, pantry essentials, produce, and proteins and will help you put what's most important (and tasty) into your cart.
2. Chopped romaine salad: With cucumbers, carrots, 4 to 6 ounces of steamed shrimp, 1/2 avocado and balsamic vinegar
3. Steamed asparagus and sliced fennel salad: Top with 2 teaspoons of olive oil, lemon and 4 to 6 ounces of poached chicken
4. Tuna salad: 1 cup of romaine lettuce, 1 plum tomato, 1/2 cup of artichoke hearts, 4 to 6 ounces of canned tuna in olive oil over a bed of greens
5.: With tomato, cucumber salad and 1/3 avocado
1. Cod and: With a large romaine lettuce salad with carrots, tomatoes and red bell peppers, dressed with a ; roasted fennel and 4 to 6 ounces of baked cod
2. Dijon salmon: Add 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard on 4 to 6 ounces of salmon and top with 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley; bake at 350 for 10 minutes
3. Steak and potato: Grill 4 to 6 ounces of grass-fed steak, serve with roasted fennel and 1/2 baked sweet potato, with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
The #1 Drink to Avoid to Lose Weight, According to Science
If there's just one drink you should cut out of your diet to help you lose weight, science says it should be this one.According to a study published in the journal BMC Public Health, 20% of the total calories you consume in a day come entirely from beverages. For the average person consuming 2,000 calories a day, that's about 400 calories added to your diet from beverages alone. So what exactly makes up those 400 calories? The BMC study found that it was a combination of coffee and tea (with the add-ins), energy drinks, fruit juice and drinks, milk, and alcohol.
4. Sweet potato plate: 1 small or 1/2 large sweet potato with 1 cup of sautéed spinach, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1/4 lemon and 4 ounces of grilled chicken
5. Pork tenderloin and bok choy: 2 cups of bok choy sautéed with 2 teaspoons of avocado oil, and served with 4 ounces of pork tenderloin, grilled
6.: 4 ounces of cod filet, 1/3 cup of lentils and 1 cup of baby spinach
1.: 1/2 cup plain kefir, 1/2 cup papaya and 1/4 avocado
2. Sliced cucumbers: With 2 tablespoons of guacamole
Try this plan for a week and hopefully you'll be feeling bloat-free by Sunday!
Blue Apron Is Offering 10 Free Meals & Free Shipping — But You’ll Need to Act Fast .
As a food editor, you would assume I like grocery shopping but in reality, the opposite is true. And it’s not that I don’t enjoy strolling down the aisles looking for new ingredients, I just rarely have the time. I’ll admit, sometimes swapping those more time-consuming meals for my quick and easy go-tos can put me in a bit of a cooking rut but I’ve found a way to keep my meals vibrant and full of new flavors without having to make lots of extra trips to the grocery store for special ingredients: meal delivery kits.