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What the Experts Say
Nutrition Says Glassman: "Like Gabby, Iman needs to make sure that her breakfast always has protein or fat with fiber. Adding a few high-fiber GG Scandinavian crackers or a hard-boiled egg will round out the meal and stave off midmorning hunger. Instead of fat-free half-and-half or creamer, which has no calcium, Iman should substitute skim milk in her coffee. Iman's lunch is great, though she should make sure her tuna sandwich is made with chunk light tuna, which has less mercury. The candy Iman has in the afternoon will spike her blood sugar and give her a fake energy boost. For energy that will last through the afternoon, she should opt for a yogurt or some edamame instead, both of which have protein to keep her more satisfied. Finally, a lot of women cook with Pam to cut down on fat, but Iman would be better off using all-natural vegetable oil or olive oil that she can spray from a Misto sprayer, available at any cooking store."
Fitness Says Murphy: "One thing all three women are doing extremely well is staying away from alcohol, which can really set you back in your workouts. I love that Iman is doing weight-bearing exercise and strength training in addition to yoga, which improves flexibility and lengthens muscles. However, she should try working with a trainer when she lifts weights, as it's absolutely crucial to have someone watching your form, posture, and alignment. Incorrect form puts unnecessary strain on your body and can eventually lead to injury. Finally, Iman should do her weight training before cardio. Your body has a limited supply of glycogen, which is required for resistance training. If you do lifting first, muscles get the glycogen they need, and your cardio will burn fat rather than glycogen."
As told to Caitlin Gaffey