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The Skinny on Slimming Down

Amanda Seyfried, Hilary Duff, and Katy Perry all credit their hot bods to trainer and nutrition expert Harley Pasternak. Here's his tailored-to-you advice.

Q. My metabolism is definitely slowing. How can I rev it up?
A. Graze, don't gorge. Studies show that smaller, more frequent meals shift your metabolism into high gear, which is why my plan has you eating five times a day.

Q. Is there a healthy way to lose weight this week?
A. In the long term, moderation is key. But if people don't see results quickly, they tend to give up. So I suggest having three smoothies and two snacks a day for five days, then two smoothies, a solid meal, and two snacks a day for five more days. You'll lose weight right away because the smoothies have fewer calories than your average meal, but they're so filling, you won't feel deprived. Then for the last five days, you taper off to just one smoothie a day, which is something I suggest keeping up for life.

Q. What's so great about smoothies?
A. For one thing, they're incredibly convenient: You just throw everything into a blender and press a button, which eliminates any excuse for not eating right. For another, they're high in volume, so they take up a lot of space in your stomach. Best of all, the blades of the blender slice through the cell walls of all those fruits and veggies, making their nutrients -- like fiber, protein, and healthy fats -- easier for your body to absorb. And the more fiber you get, the fuller you feel, which means you can eat less and still be just as satisfied.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, June 2013.


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1/13/2014 11:31:04 PM Report Abuse
wardarose26 wrote:

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10/24/2013 07:16:02 AM Report Abuse
mjankowska wrote:

I have a smoothie with almond milk, blueberries, hemp powder bananas, apple cider vinegar, spinach and blend it. It sounds horrid but is actually really yummy, you cant taste the vinegar as it has a apple taste once mixed with all ingredients. I do excercise but not everyday but my stomach is getting toned and defined which is great I feel stronger and my skin is fresh so I think it is working. Only 3 days a week for breakfast and am full till after midday.

10/21/2013 10:37:09 AM Report Abuse
marie2019 wrote:

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9/23/2013 11:22:11 AM Report Abuse
dsommese wrote:

Great tips!

9/23/2013 10:04:50 AM Report Abuse

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