June 08, 2016
Eating healthy takes motivation, dedication, and creativity. Even the healthiest eater often struggles with cravings or a weak spot in their diet. If you're ready to take small steps to big changes the Lean 180 team is here with suggestions to increase variety and add nutrition to your diet.
Brown Rice - A lot of fitness blogs tout “chicken -brown rice - broccoli” as the go-to meal for weight loss. But why not try quinoa? Quinoa tastes like a grain but is actually a seed that provides lots of protein, fiber (almost double that of brown rice!), and nutrients.
Chips - Having a snack attack? Attack back by enjoy air-popped or low fat popcorn instead of greasy chips or movie theater popcorn. If you feel this option lacks flavor, add a tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese or salt-free seasoning to your popcorn.
February 03, 2016
January was National Self-Love Month, so it seems like the perfect time to talk about body positivity. For lots of people, body positivity sounds like a hoax or even downright ridiculous. We'll we're here to tell you that it's not. Body positivity is just as important to physical and mental health as eating right and exercising, and we're here to tell you why.
February 01, 2016
March is fast approaching, and for lots of people, that means gearing up for Spring Break. Getting ready for Spring Break can be stressful, especially when diet and exercise alone aren’t giving you the results you want. Well you're in luck! We've put together a list of 10 simple tricks and daily habits that will help get you looking beach ready and body confident just in time for your Spring Break adventures!
January 27, 2016
Let's face it: lots of us carry a little extra weight in our midsection. One of the biggest struggles people face in losing weight is how to target belly fat. We've got good news and bad. The bad news is that there's no way to target weight loss; you can't lose weight only in your stomach. The good news though is that you can target certain muscle groups so that when you do lose weight, your abs will begin to show. We've put together a list of our favorite ab exercises to help you get started so you can show off all your hard work this summer!
January 20, 2016
One of the things that people struggle with the most while trying to lose weight is breaking their emotional connection to food. We've all been there. After a long day at work or a particularly stressful night, you just want to drown your sorrows in the biggest bowl of comfort food you can find. Not only are these foods unhealthy, but this kind of behavior encourages an emotional attachment to food, which can seriously hurt your chances of losing weight and keeping it off. One of the best ways to combat this kind of emotional eating is to find a few ways to relieve stress or reward yourself that don't involve food. This can be tough, but don't worry. We've put together a list of great ways to reward yourself that don't involve food so you can celebrate without ruining all your weight loss progress!
January 20, 2016
One of the biggest complaints we hear after New Year's is how unbelievably crowded the gyms get. For people who are new to the gym or trying to get back into shape, this can be especially intimidating and can even scare them into staying away from the gym entirely. Well, there's no need to worry about that anymore because we've put together a list of several full body and specialized at-home workout routines that will have you feeling the burn without ever having to leave the house!
January 11, 2016
Thai Steak Salad w/ Spicy Peanut Dressing
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
- 1.5 lb. flank steak
- Salt & pepper to season both sides of steak
- 3 cups diced romaine lettuce
- 2 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage
- 1 red pepper, julienne
- 1 mango, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup sliced red onion
- 1 cup julienne cucumber
- ½ cup julienne carrots
- 1 tablespoon diced fresh mint
Spicy Peanut Dressing:
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon dice fresh mint
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- ½ teaspoon Sriracha
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Juice of one lime
- Salt and pepper to taste