There's a lot of truth the old saying: "You are what you eat." This is especially true when it comes to eating for a great body and optimal fitness. For women - exercise and nutrition are the keys weapons in repairing or preserving a firm, toned and shapely butt hip and thigh area.
It doesn't matter how young or how old you are - the quality of the foods you eat have a direct impact on how you look, feel and function. Proper exercise gives you the correct stimulus in the areas you want to enhance - and proper foods give you the nutrients, vitamins and minerals to allow your body to look and function at it's highest level.
One of the best 'unknown' foods you can add to your diet is ground flax seeds. They provide a great balance of protein, fiber and fatty acids (omega-3's).
They also work wonders in appetite control and blood sugar stabilization.
Flax seeds are so popular and readily available now - you can even find them at your local grocery store. If not - you can find them at many nutrition sites on the internet.
Once you have your flax seeds - there is no end to the number of ways you can add them to your daily meals. Here is just one quick and easy way:
Tight Booty Banana-Berry Smoothie Recipe
2 ripe, small/medium bananas (preferably organic), cut in slices
1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries (preferably organic)
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (preferably organic)
1 (4 oz.) strawberry yogurt (OPTIONAL)
2/3 c soy milk or skim (preferably organic)
3 Tbsp. milled or ground flax seed (preferably organic)
6 - 7 ice cubes
1/4 teaspoon of stevia powder extract (preferably organic)
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on medium-high speed for
45 seconds or until smoothly whipped. Pour into 4 glasses and serve immediately for you and your lucky guests.
Makes 4 servings. Each serving: 160 calories; 6 g dietary fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 5 g fat (less than 1 g saturated fat); 3 mg cholesterol; 24 mg sodium.
This is just one way to feed your body the elements it needs to stay tightly toned and firmly lifted. For women who want to regain, or preserve and maintain, a sexy eye-catching butt hip and thigh area - its a matter of doing the small things consistently - to get the results you desire.
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