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Saturday Morning Drills: Sexy Summer Abs

By Jessica Smith

Don’t waste time doing a bunch of crunches in hopes of flattening your abs for swimsuit season – instead, focus on moves that use your entire body and target your core muscles to stand taller, and create a stronger, more drawn-in center so you can wear that bathing suit with confidence this year! This Sexy Summer Abs Circuit workout, created by Jessica Smith, fitness expert and creator of the “10 Pounds DOWN: Cardio Abs” DVD, can help you work more muscles at once to burn more calories and speed up your results.

Click through to see the seven moves that will help you wear your swimsuit with confidence this summer!

View Sexy Summer Abs Circuit Workout Slideshow

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Mary Hartley to Present on Intuitive Eating at the Women’s Health and Fitness Expo

Next month, DietsInReview.com is going on a road trip to Upstate New York to help get the women and families of that community on the right track for health. We’ll be attending the one-day Women’s Health and Fitness Expo on May 19, 2012. More than 8,000 people will turn out to spend a day learning about nutrition, fitness, disease prevention, and to receive health screenings and even spa treatments.

Our resident dietitian, Mary Hartley, RD, will be presenting one of the keynotes, discussing the practice of intuitive eating. It’s something she employs in her own life, and after decades of working as a clinical dietitian, something she knows works for living a healthy, balanced life.

Throughout the day, Expo attendees can visit the DietsInReview.com booth to meet Mary and have a one-on-one nutrition Q&A with her, as well as determine your caloric needs for weight loss or maintenance. As well, our editor Brandi Koskie will be on hand to make sure you leave with some great DIR goodies!

We won’t be in the booth alone, though. Bernie Salazar, Biggest Loser season 5 at-home winner and our very first Biggest Loser correspondent, will be on hand to introduce everyone to his children’s fitness book, Monstercize. Health editor Liz Neporent will be available to sign books, and fitness expert Jessica Smith will be signing DVDs.
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Jessica Smith’s Plate for National Nutrition Month

I rarely order food, but this was a photo shoot day (and an active one at that – I was demonstrating exercises for eight hours, so that meant a lot of muscular endurance work!) so I had to eat outside of my kitchen.

This lunch, courtesy of Muscle Maker Grill, was the Santa Fe Wrap, which consisted of grilled chicken breast, turkey bacon, red beans and brown rice, reduced fat cheddar cheese and zero carb signature sauce. The menu says it’s only 581 calories, but I am a little suspect of that number – think it may be higher, which is why I only ate half (which was HARD to do – it was so delish!).

On the side? I ordered their balsalmic vinegar potato salad. I love potatoes for energy during workouts (though this was not as good as I thought it would be, so I only ate a few, ha ha!).
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HIIT At-Home Workout by Jessica Smith

Try this high intensity, interval training workout to burn up more calories in less time (no equipment required)!

By Jessica Smith

This high intensity interval training workout, created by certified fitness expert Jessica Smith, coach of the High Intensity Interval Training: Cardio Workout Music Mix, is designed to help you cycle through periods of aerobic and anaerobic conditioning to help you improve your fitness level, shorten your workout time and burn up tons of calories in the process!

Here’s how it works: after an easy five minute warm up (you can walk, march or jog in place or practice some of your favorite fitness moves), you’ll perform the interval sets listed below. Each set includes a short, 60-second period of high intensity (all out effort) followed by a two minute active recovery, done at moderate intensity (allowing your body time to recover, and time for you to catch your breath). Depending on how long you want to workout for (and how much energy you have to spend) you can choose to do the three sets once, twice or three times through in total.

View HIIT At-Home Workout Slideshow
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Fresh Diet Partners with HINT Water and Jessica Smith for a New Year’s Deal

Just in time to help you stick to those goals you’ve been considering all week, three names are coming together to offer a New Year’s Weight-Loss Resolution Kit, full of all the food, fitness and even some freebies you need to stat 2012 on the right foot.

Announced today, Fresh Diet, a leading meal delivery diet program, and HINT Water, a flavorful unsweetened and no calorie beverage, are joining forces with beloved fitness expert Jessica Smith, creator of the 10 Pounds Down DVD workouts. Together you’ve got a package of quality products that can lay the foundation for the success you’ll enjoy all year long.

When you order The Fresh Diet’s 31-Day Premium Plan, you’ll receive more from HINT Water and Jessica Smith to round out the kit. In addition to the standard meal plan, Fresh Diet will throw in an additional three complimentary meal deliveries, a six day supply of HINT Water, a DVD from the 10 Pounds Down. It’s just one order that will deliver all you need to get started. With the premium plan, you receive 3 meals and two snacks for each of 31 days. You get to select what you want to receive, and get to call out dislikes that can be taken off of your menu. “With our state of the art website you can choose all of your meals a month in advance by simply logging into your The Fresh Diet Account,” says the product description.
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