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30 Minute Workout and 9 Week Program to Get Lean for Summer! (Part 1)

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Summertime is just 9 weeks away! Are you ready?

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Should I eat dinner before or after I go to the gym if I workout late at night?

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How can I train my brain to stop thinking about and craving bad food?

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Does L-carnitine help promote fat metabolism and fat burning?

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10 Questions About Diet and Nutrition from a Self-Admitted ‘Fitness Freak’

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What are some good gluten-free snacks?

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I just found out I have Celiac Disease and must become gluten-free. Do you have any suggestions on gluten-free snacks? Is it unhealthy to be having more intakes of corn and rice based products? – Dena O.

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Snacks based on fruit, nuts, seeds, milk, eggs or meats are no-brainers. Examples include good old-fashioned celery with natural peanut butter, cheese and apples, or hard-cooked egg and grapes. If you want something sweet or savory from a box or bag (think crackers or chips) then it’s trickier to avoid gluten, but many suitable products now line the shelves. You just have to look carefully at the ingredients list if the package doesn’t indicate “gluten-free” or GF.

Some favorite GF snacks of mine include yogurt, edamame (soybeans), sweet potato chips, trail mix, guacamole or salsa with corn tortilla chips, snap peas and carrots with hummus, and GF bars such as Larabar or KIND. I’d recommend you explore options for home and on-the-go that you can stock up on so you won’t be without suitable snacks when you need them.

Corn and rice are fine when replacing wheat as a main carbohydrate source in the diet. Many populations live off these (or potatoes) as their staple food. Your concern should be for how processed your selections are, as products based on these can be wholesome or refined. Popcorn is fine, whereas cheese flavored corn puffs are not. Brown rice cakes or GF wild rice soup are fine, but crisped rice treats are not.

Other readers: Interested in a gluten-free diet for weight loss? CLICK HERE to read our article on the facts.

Debbie J., MS, RD

Do you have a question about your diet or nutrition?

Ask our dietitian by submitting your question to nutrition@lafitness.com or simply ask it in the COMMENTS section below. To learn how to follow the “Ask Our Dietitian” Q&A CLICK HERE!

Debbie James is a registered dietitian. Any views or opinions presented in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions or recommendations of Fitness International, LLC.

How You can Control Portions to Lose Weight and Get Lean!

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Does our body process artificial sweeteners the same as regular sugar?

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What can I do to stop craving sweets?

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90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – (Days 75-90) – The Grand Finale

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Spot Train for Strength and Definition, NOT Fat Loss. Learn why!

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Weight Machines 101 – Leg Machines – Smaller Muscle Isolation – (Part 3)

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Is monk fruit extract a natural sweetener, and is it better for you than sugar?

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Spring Clean Your Way to a Slimmer You! Find out How!

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Is it true that I need to limit my fruit consumption because fruits are high in sugar and carbohydrates?

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90 Day Nutrition Plan to a Leaner You – Part-3 (Days 61-90)

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What would be an example of a day’s worth of healthy eating?

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90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – Part 5 (Days 60-75)

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Which fruits are high in sugar, and which are low in sugar?

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3 Things to Expect When you Begin to Work Out and Cut Calories to Lose Weight

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What is a good source of protein for me to snack on that doesn’t require refrigeration?

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Daylight Saving Spring Time Change 2014 Can Help You #MoveMoreBurnMore

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Is farm raised seafood better than wild seafood?

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Is it possible for me to eat too many vegetables?

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The 90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – Part 4 (Days 45-60) – Half Way There!

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Is tuna packed in oil better than tuna packed in water, and does one contain less mercury?

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How can I avoid eating bad and sugary snacks at work?

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Should I avoid eating in the middle of the night, and also avoid napping after I eat if I want to lose weight?

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90 Day Nutrition Plan to a Leaner You – Part-2 (Days 31-60)

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How should I eat so I have the energy to lift heavier weight when I work out?

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LA Fitness Presidents’ Day and Family Day (CA) Holiday Hours 2014

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Happy Valentine’s Day From LA Fitness – All Clubs Open for Normal Hours of Operation

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Happy Valentine’s Day. See you at the Club. All Clubs and Kids Klub are open for normal hours of operation today.

Love yourself today with a workout.

The 90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – Part 3 (Days 30–45) #MoveMoreBurnMore

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Wow, you’re really on a roll now! Great work on making it this far; you’ve made it a third of the way to completing the 90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan.

If you are new, remember to start from the beginning by CLICKING HERE:

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Get Active for ALS and Augie’s Quest!

#Active-for-ALS-original-This month, LA Fitness is inviting you to get #Active for ALS. We are teaming up with Augie Nieto to support Augie’s Quest to find a cure ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gherig’s disease.

On Saturday, February 22 at 9:45 a.m. we are hosting a special group fitness class as a way for you to dedicate yourself to your workout and donate to for a good cause.

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Will I lose weight if I am eating healthy ‘clean’ food, but going over my daily calorie count?

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With so many diets out there—like South Beach, Cabbage Soup and Paleo etc.—which is the best diet for ME to lose weight?

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His Resolution…Walk Again—Joel’s REAL STORY

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After being bound to a wheelchair for 22 years, Joel is taking his first steps to get out of it.

The Accident…

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Does soda sweetened with Stevia pose a health risk?

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What are good sources of mono and poly unsaturated fat besides nut and seed based foods and oils?

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As I get older it’s harder to lose weight, what should I do?

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Your 90 Day New Year’s Resolution Weight Loss STRATEGY

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Your 90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – #MoveMoreBurnMore – Part 2 (Days 16 – 30)

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If I want to lose weight, but my shift is long and my job is very sedentary, how should I eat?

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Define Your Abs and Your Mood with Laughter and These Exercises – Abs / Core 101 (Part 2)

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I am new to working out; so what, when and how much should I now eat?

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90 Day Nutrition Plan to a Leaner You

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After a full day of eating healthy, how can I avoid overwhelming cravings in the evenings?


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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Hours for LA Fitness – All Clubs are Open on MLK Day 2014

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All LA Fitness Clubs and Kids Klub are OPEN and will maintain normal operating hours on MLK Day, Monday, January 20th, 2014.

 

Is it safe to substitute two meals a day with juice or a smoothie?

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The 90 Day New Year’s Resolution Weight Loss Workout Plan – #MoveMoreBurnMore

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