An Exercise that Might Help to Limit Your Appetite

Posted 07/04/2014 | By HealthCorps

It’s the beginning of the July 4th weekend, so why not try an exercise routine that will help to manage your appetite, as you hit all the red, white and blue celebrations? We’ve written about HIIT or high intensity interval training in previous blogs. The idea is to do short intervals of moderate exercise followed by longer duration intervals of all-out vigorous exercise. This type of workout allows you to shorten your workout time, because of the intense interval challenges. A recent study at the University of Western Australia found that this type of interval training also helps to cut your appetite because it raises levels of ghrelin, which is a hunger-suppressing hormone. So the payoff is that you burn calories with this type of exercise and it may also help to control your appetite after exercise.

Learn more about HIIT and use it when you know you’re going to be tempted to indulge……like on July 4th!!

July 4th Hot Dog Bar

Here’s a fun way to serve healthier oven-grilled turkey dogs.  The key is to offer a variety of condiments and toppings with robust flavor but fewer calories.

Poke holes in the turkey hot dogs and then grill them, turning them several times, and toast some whole grain buns, face down on the grill.  Tip: You can now find “thinner” 100 calorie whole grain buns at most supermarkets.

Set up a condiment bar:

  • A variety of mustards
  • Grilled onions
  • Hummus topped with smoked paprika
  • Finely chopped veggies
  • Guacamole
  • Chopped fresh spices like cilantro, parsley and basil
  • A corn and pepper salsa
  • Crumbled turkey bacon or vegetable bacon

Let the feast begin!!

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