Food to boost your workout

The best foods to maximize your workout results by Dr. Melina Jampolis

  1. Before: Healthy carbs: Fuel your workout and increase fat burning (examples: fruit and string cheese, whole grain crackers and hummus, 1/2 peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat). You really only need a snack if you haven't eaten in a few hours.

  2. During: Unless you are exercising for longer than an hour, you only need water during workouts. Sports drinks and fancy flavored waters just provide hundreds of extra calories and can basically negate the effect of your workouts

  3. After: If you won't be eating for a while, it's a good idea to get a combination of lean protein and carbs, especially after a strength training workout. Liquid is the best as it is absorbed the most quickly so the body can use it to refuel. If you have time to make a smoothie that's great; other choices would be yogurt and granola, or a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese with fruit. For the budget-conscious, purchase whey protein powder in bulk and blend it with some fresh fruit.
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Event information:
Women's Diet & Fitness Summit
Benefiting The Leukemia &Lymphoma Society
Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 1-5 pm
Kanbar Hall, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
General Admission Tickets: $10
Includes gift bag with lots of healthy goodies

VIP Tickets: $25
Includes premier event seating and VIP gift bag including free food journal - Limited to 50 The Women's Diet and Fitness Summit, hosted by Melina B. Jampolis M.D, CNNHealth.com's Diet and Fitness expert, will bring together over four hundred bay area women who are seeking to learn more about practical approaches to diet and fitness as well as to try out the latest healthy nutrition, diet and fitness products on the market. Special guests include top rated KGO radio fitness host Joanie Greggains. All proceeds will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Tickets can be purchased at www.drmelina.com

About Dr. Melina Jampolis:
Dr. Jampolis is a board certified internist and physician nutrition specialist (one of only 200 in the country). She specializes exclusively in nutrition for weight loss and disease prevention and treatment. A graduate of Tufts University as well as Tufts School of Medicine, she completed her residency in internal medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a Stanford University teaching hospital. In 2005, Dr. Melina hosted a 10 episode diet program on the Discovery Network's FIT TV titled "Fit TV's Diet Doctor." She recently became the chief medical officer of , a woman's diet, fitness and health website. She is a member of the advisory board and a regular contributor to www.vivmag.com and Heart Healthy Living (Meredith Corporation). She is also a member of the advisory board of www.healia.com . Her first book, The No-Time-to-Lose-Diet, was released in January 2007 and the paperback version, The Busy Person's Guide to Permanent Weight loss was released in May 2008. She launched her own line of protein bars which match her exact nutrition specifications in early 2007.

Dr. Melina Jampolis is the author of The No Time to Lose Diet
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