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Low Fat Digest Issue 52 - Tostadas with Turkey
August 15, 2010

Low Fat Digest Issue 51

The Low Fat Digest Friendly Healthy Eating Information

13th of August 2010

Issue #52

Table of Contents

1. Ramblings
2. Tostadas with Turkey
3. Three Vital Principles You Must Know To Burn Fat Faster

Dear


1. Ramblings

Hope you've had a great summer time or are still having it !

After coming back from vacation and school starting again, your life will turn back to "normal gear". This is the perfect time to start a healthy diet and shed some times before the holiday season.

Start with our great turkey tostadas recipe, add a little bit of sports and maybe a 7-day intensive Cabbage Soup Diet to jump start your new healthy and slim life :-)


2. Low Fat Tostadas with Turkey

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano (fresh or dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme (fresh or dried)
  • Dash of hot sauce

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Place tortillas on a baking sheet and bake for 7 to 10 minutes until crisp. Set aside and let cool down.

Spray large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Combine ground turkey, onion, garlic, and jalapeño pepper in skillet.

Cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, stirring to crumble meat.

Add tomato sauce, oregano, thyme and hot sauce. Keep simmering for 10 minutes or until thickened.

Spread about turkey and tomato sauce mixture evenly over each tortilla and sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon Mozzarella cheese (tear Mozzarella into pieces).

Broil 8 inches from heat until cheese melts. Top each tostada with 1 tablespoon low-fat yogurt.

Enjoy!

Makes 6 servings

  • 200 Calories


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3. Three Vital Principles You Must Know To Burn Fat Faster

By Rob Poulos, Fat Loss & Fitness Expert & Creator of "Fat Burning Furnace"

By now, most people realize that adding lean muscle mass to your body does wonders for your metabolism and fat loss, as well as a host of other benefits that allow you to live out your life as healthy as possible.

Unfortunately, most people I see performing weight training or resistance training at the gym are spending too much time with the exercise and not working hard enough. They're not going to burn very much fat this way.

The secret I’ve found is that training for lean muscle and strength requires the proper application of three vital elements that are often ignored by those who attempt it. Those three elements are:

-Intensity

-Volume & Frequency

-Progression

The intensity is how hard it is to perform for you, given your current condition. The volume and frequency are how much and how often you perform the exercise. The progression is related to how much the demands increase from workout to workout.

Most times, weight training, is carried on for too long and performed too many times per week. It is unfortunately treated much the same way as so-called fat burning aerobic exercise. But they are vastly different forms of exercise. In fact, they’re complete opposites.

Aerobic exercise typically is characterized by low to moderate intensity, high volume and frequency, and little progression. Anaerobic exercise, or weight training, must be performed at a high intensity, lower volume and frequency, and with progression to be as effective as possible.

No amount of weight training performed at a low or moderate intensity will provide significant muscle or strength building benefit beyond the first few weeks. On a high level view, it is simply the combination of sufficient intensity, coupled with attempting to increase either the number of repetitions of a weight training exercise or the amount of weight used each and every workout that will keep your body evolving into the ultimate fat burning machine!

You also have to pay attention to other details when creating an effective and efficient routine to maximize your workout and minimize your time spent in the gym. Why? Because perhaps even more important that the workout itself is the rest period that follows. You’re not going to get stronger or more muscular if you don’t rest.

You see, when you strength train properly, you are creating tiny injuries to your muscles. You then have to let the body repair itself, and then overcompensate and build upon the already existing amount of muscle mass you have. If you workout again before that process in completed, you’ll experience lackluster, if any, muscle building or fat burning results.

So make sure to get proper rest between workouts, which typically means a minimum of 1 to 3 full days of rest between properly executed resistance workouts.

Now upon hearing the idea that you’ve got add muscle to your body to ensure the maximum fat burning environment, a lot of people, women especially, start thinking, “But I don’t want to get bigger, I want to lose weight!” But this is such a shame, because it’s very unlikely to happen, and countless women are losing out on these fat burning benefits because of it.

You see, most men and almost all women simply lack the necessary genetic traits required to produce such muscle gains that would cause them to look bulky or overly-developed to most people. These traits include testosterone levels, muscle fiber makeup, muscle belly length, and others.

Those competitive bodybuilders you’ve seen on TV and in the magazines are the genetic cream of the crop for muscle development and they are typically on heavy doses of anabolic steroids, growth hormone, and other bodybuilding drugs. Don’t be fooled by these images, or those that scare you into thinking this way. Also, lean muscle is more compact that fat, as it takes up less space in your body, so you will actually be getting smaller when replacing the fat on your body with lean muscle.

Please understand that you’re putting yourself in the best position to succeed with your fat loss and fitness goals when you perform properly conducted intense resistance training, no matter who you are.

But make sure you understand and apply the three critical principles I discussed above. If you don’t, you’ll ultimately be unhappy with your results, both in your ability to burn fat and realize the lean, strong, and healthy body you deserve.

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Rob Poulos is a celebrated fitness author, fat loss expert, and the founder and CEO of Zero to Hero Fitness. Rob created the world's most efficient method for fast and permanent fat loss with his "Fat Burning Furnace" system to help those looking to put an end to restrictive fad diets, long boring cardio workouts, and the need for super-human willpower for good.


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