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Jillian Michaels’ Master Your Metabolism Cookbook Releases April 27

This Tuesday, April 27 you’ll be able to take home even more of Jillian Michaels‘ insight on healthy living, as she releases her newest publication – The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook. The book is a follow-up to her 2009 release Master Your Metabolism, which is a health and fitness plan that helps you understand what metabolism is and how you can make it work to your advantage.

The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook includes more than 125 recipes to complement her guidance from the same-named weight loss book. You’ll learn how to eat a more clean diet, incorporate more whole foods and consume properly balanced portions of calories, protein, carbs and fats. Not a chef herself, Jillian enlisted the expertise of a professional recipe developer to help create recipes like the following:
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Tweet to Win a Jillian Michaels Prize Pack

UPDATE: Congratulations to @IamSucceeding!

We’re giving away a Jillian Michaels prize pack to celebrate the release of her new book, but you’ve got to get your Tweet on to be eligible.jillian michaels

What can you win? The package includes a copy of Jillian’s new book “Master Your Metabolism,” Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for the Wii, a set of Jillian’s Hot Bod in a Box fitness flashcards, and a DietsInReview.com grocery tote. Total package valued at $83.00!

Simply log-in to your Twitter account, then tweet RT @dietsinreview I listened to the Jillian Michaels interviews and now I want to win the Jillian Prize Pack! http://bit.ly/RTjillian

Check out our recent interviews with Jillian. In part one she discusses her new book “Master Your Metabolism,” and in part two she mentions she might not be staying with the Biggest Loser.

What is Twitter? Twitter is a great way to stay connected with @DietsInReview (and your friends) to receive daily health tips and see the hottest news as it’s happening.
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Top 7 Protein Sources

Proteins, which are made up of amino acids, are the building blocks for your body. Protein helps children grow and helps build and maintain muscle mass in adults.

If you want to build muscle, a substantial level of protein intake is important. Ladies often wrongly worry that they will bulk up and lose their feminine look. Not true. Plus, avoiding weight training makes losing unwanted pounds more difficult, because even moderate toning will up your metabolism 24 hours a day (muscle burns more calories).

With the help of eDiets.com‘s Chief Fitness Pro Raphael Calzadilla, I’ve put together seven high protein sources that will ensure you get your daily dose in a healthy manner:

1. Egg whites – They may not be as tasty as the whole egg, but they are an efficient protein source.

“Egg whites are an excellent source of protein, because the protein is instantly absorbed by your body,” says Raphael. “They also have no fat and no cholesterol.”

2. Whole egg – For years, fear of the cholesterol in egg yolk has made people shy away from this wonderful source of protein. But in moderation, you have nothing to worry about.

Even though the yolk is high in cholesterol, it is also higher in protein than the egg whites. One of the best sources of protein is the yolk in the egg. A Harvard study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association showed eating an egg a day did not raise the risk of heart disease.

3. Steak – Beef… it’s what’s for dinner… and it’s what’s for muscles if you want more of them. And not just protein, but creatine and iron and iron as well.

4. Chicken – Prefer something a little leaner? Chicken is a mainstay in bodybuilder’s diets. Lean cuts of chicken breast have 28 grams of protein, no carbs and only 2 grams of fat.

5. Tuna – Have you ever seen those dedicated gym rats eating tuna right out of the can? It may seem a little crude, but tuna is a hit for muscle gain, and the convenience outweighs the “lack of decorum.” Higher consumption of fish is associated with a reduced risk of some types of stroke among middle-aged women, according to an article in the January 17 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.

6. Cottage cheese – Guys, don’t let your egos get in the way. This may be a staple of women’s diets, but there’s nothing wimpy about eating this high-protein food.

“Protein in cottage cheese is of extremely high quality and contains all of the essential amino acids (building blocks of protein) in the amounts proportional to the body’s needs,” says Raphael.

7. Salmon – If you get sick of tuna, but still want to get your protein from the sea, salmon is a great alternative. Postpone your appointment with St. Peter at the Pearly Gates by consuming this omega-3-rich fish.