Women who eat low-glycemic-index carbohydrates burn 55 percent more fat during exercise than those who eat high-GI foods. To blast fat faster, try one of these recipes.
Mix 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt with 1 tsp honey. Top with 1/2 cup bran cereal or whole-grain flakes cereal (like Nature’s Path Heritage Flakes), 1/2 cup cherries, 1 tbsp sliced almonds and a splash of skim milk.
Broccoli & Cheese Breakfast Burrito
Fill a 6-inch whole-wheat tortilla with 1 egg and 2 egg whites (scrambled), 3 tbsp reduced-fat shredded cheese, 1/4 cup each chopped broccoli and onion sautéed in 1 tsp olive oil, and 1/4 cup fresh salsa. Season with salt and pepper.
Fruity Cottage Cheese
Mix 1/2 cup lowfat cottage cheese with 1 tbsp sliced almonds and 1/2 cup fresh pear chunks. Not a fan of pears? Substitute grapes, bananas, kiwifruit or peaches. (But not the syrupy-sweet canned variety!) Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.
Wheat Berry Muesli
Fill a bowl with 1/2 cup cooked wheat berries (use 1/4 cup uncooked to yield 1/2 cup cooked), 1/4 cup 1 percent milk, 1/3 cup chopped apples and 2 tbsp chopped walnuts. Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.