. Here are 5 tips for lightening up this family favorite: 1. Use whole wheat noodles 2. Add in vegetables such as eggplant or spinach 3. Substitute lighter turkey or chicken sausage (if you use sausage) 4. Use part skim mozzarella cheese 5. Go heavy on the sauce and light on the cheese.
Lighten Up Lasagna! Did you know that July 29th is National Lasagna Day? Lasagna can actually be remade into a healthy and delicious low calorie dinner option
Come out to Melrose, or catch @Boston25News Zip Trip TODAY at 9 AM to see more of Steve and @coolrunningsband! (downtown Melrose at West Foster Street and Main Street) Boston 25 News will be broadcasting LIVE (believe Facebook Live as well) Plenty of activities for kids, refreshments and giveaways! Best of all — IT’S FREE! 6 a
.m. until 10 a.m. #FitnessTogether #mybossisbetterthanyours #25ZipTrips http://s.ftpersonaltraining.com/ysik9
Eat Vanilla Ice Cream (low fat :) Did you know that July 23rd is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day? Full-fat premium ice cream contains a staggering amount of saturated fat and calories—and that’s before all the toppings or the gargantuan serving sizes that so many of us opt for at the counter
. We should all take note of the potential damage regular consumption of these luscious and creamy treats could take on our arteries and waistlines. Why not try a delicious and satisfying fat-free or low-fat ice cream choices as your summer treat instead.
FT Westboro Client of the Month: Andrew P Andy, why did you join FT? I joined Fitness Together because I wanted to get in better overall shape and improve my energy levels throughout the day
What is your biggest accomplishment to date? I lost 25 lbs within the first 4 months of being at FT, while also gaining strength and flexibility.
What do you want to accomplish next? I’d like to continue getting stronger, leaner and more flexible. As an avid golfer, my hope is that my fitness progress will improve my golf game this Summer.
What are some things you like about FT? I like being held accountable for remaining consistent with my workout schedule. I also enjoy being safely pushed to my limits by Trainer of the Month, John.
From Andy’s trainer, John: Andy is consistent and dedicated to his physical development. He recent increased his sessions to 4x per week in order to balance his flexibility and core work for golf with his desire for increases in strength and muscle mass.
Debbie, Why did you join FT? I wanted to get healthy and get myself back to comfortable weight. I also wanted to increase my stamina and be in overall better physical shape.
What is your biggest accomplishment to date? I have lost over 10 lbs and 15 inches all over my body.
What do you want to accomplish next? I want to continue to lose more weight and get into my small clothes that I haven’t fit into for years.
Mike, why do you think Debbie has been so successful? Debbie has come such a long way since she first started. She has been successful due to her relentless dedication and determination to improve her health inside and outside of the gym. She shows up every session ready to work and pushes herself the best she possibly can. She has been a pleasure to work with even with her negative comments and complaints that I don’t listen to 😉
. Get Loose – Wear Lightweight Cotton Clothes
2. Eat Spicy Foods – it Actually Cools the Body Down!
3. Drink Chrysanthemum Tea – a cooling Herb
4. Opt for a Lukewarm Shower instead of a Cold One
5. Cool Your Blood – run your Wrists Under Cold Water for 5 seconds
6. Hydrate – Drink Water!
7. Avoid Alcohol & Caffeine – ;(
8. Eat Popsicles & Ice Cream – because it’s Summertime!
9. Breathe like a Yogi
10. Chill Your Bed with Cool Sheets