One step at a time!
this is perfect and so true. there are no quick fixes, just hard work and perseverance!
Quinoa Protein Cookies with Rhubarb Sauce
A vegan, gluten-free dessert for a little “spring detox”.
Ingredients (for 10 small cookies):
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup cashews soaked in water overnight
- 3 tbsp vanilla flavored pea protein
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/4 cup almond milk
Instructions: Mix everything in a food processor. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the cookies and bake for 25 min at 230 degrees Celsius.
Ingredients for the pink rhubarb sauce:
- 6-8 rhubarb sticks
- one pink grapefruit
Instructions: Steam the rhubarb sticks, mix in the flesh of the grapefruit, puree using a handheld blender.
Nutrition facts on my blog: www.fitnesstreats.com/2013/04/quinoa-protein-cookies-with-rhubarb-sauce
You do not need to juice fast to lose weight, you do this by eating healthy and doing exercise. You do not need one to cleanse your body, eat healthy and your body will clean itself. You do not need one to lose weight fast, weight lost should be slow and controlled. You need other foods such as protein sources and fat sources, fruit and vegetables are good for you but they are not the only thing that should be in your consistent diet, they should be used with other foods.
So, in conclusion You do not need to juice fast. Eat healthy. Be Well. Stay active. Just be happy.
I hope this helps people with lunch ideas :) xx
So… Much… Information… Heart
I really really want to find a lunch box that is portioned out like that
Keep in mind, if you are already at a healthy weight, you do NOT need to lose weight for these benefits.
this one time I thought they meant “on 10 bananas” as in like as shoes on his feet instead of in his belly.
Shapemytorso’s Beginners Guide to clean eating
It’s a show and tell, nothin’ to hide, body pride kind of a day, so posting this pic for a reader who messaged me about how ‘abnormal’, ‘gross’ and ‘ugly’ her stretch marks were.
She said she didn’t know anyone who had them on their thighs, butt or boobs like she did. I thought I’d put an end to that.
Hi. I’m Chichi. Nice to meet you. These are my thighs/hips. And some of my stretch marks. I’d show you my boobs, but FB gets weird about that. I pinky swear: their stretch marks look similar. I also have scars, cellulite, a big birthmark on my belly and a horrible, ill-advised playboy bunny tattoo on my low back. I was 16 and thought it was ‘cool’. These all used to be things I hated about myself. I decided that didn’t work for me anymore and now I’m pretty cool with ‘em. No shame.
My body doesn’t need me to apologize for it. It’s wicked.
I have no story behind these marks. They aren’t tiger stripes, or battle wounds. At my biggest, I was a size 12-14. My boobs are smaller now, but I had the marks pretty much out of puberty. This is just my bod. I didn’t do anything to earn it. But I’m down with it.
I don’t know what your body looks like, but I can guarantee ‘most’ of us here have stretch marks or cellulite. Or will one day. You might have more marks, less marks, lighter marks, darker marks or none at all. But no matter what your body’s own brand of quirky brings, know that there are millions of beautiful women in the same boat. It’s normal. It’s beautiful. It’s not gross.
So here. Check my legs out. I’m not everybody, just somebody. And I have awesome legs and stretch marks. Bam.
7 Good Foods to Improve Moods
Stressed: Eat Chocolate (particularly dark chocolate)
the Journal of Proteome Research, found that eating just a smidge of dark chocolate (about 1.4 ounces) has the power to lower the stress hormones cortisol and catecholamines in the body, reducing your anxiety and giving you a better chance to get the job done
Sluggish: Have a Spinach Salad
Eat folate-rich foods like spinach and other leafy green vegetables as well as potatoes, fortified breads and cereals, beans, peas and mushrooms.Cranky: Eat an Apple with Peanut ButterCrankiness can be a sign that your body needs fuel. Just be sure to refuel the right way: with foods that don’t leave you with a blood sugar crash an hour later, setting the crankiness cycle in motion all over again.Carbohydrates are a great source of energy that quickly burns out. Adding some fat or protein will slow the digestion process, causing your sugar and energy levels to remain stable for a longer amount of time
Anxious: Eat a Salmon Burger
Salmon is one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids, a nutrient that may help tame your anxiety.
Dr. Ilardi says it’s best to stick with fish: “The specific form of omega-3 that most strongly boosts mood is found most abundantly in coldwater fish such as salmon, herring, sardines and mackerel.”
Angry: Sip Green Tea
Green tea contains theanine, which calms you and helps you maintain clear concentration and focus
Sad: Eat Whole Grain Cereal with Low fat Milk
Vitamin D helps in the production of serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter known as the “feel-good hormone”.
If you’re low on vitamin D, you may be affecting your body’s ability to stabilize your mood and reduce feelings of depression. To boost your intake of vitamin D, turn to lowfat fortified milk, fortified cereals or mushrooms.
PMS: Eat an Egg-Salad Sandwich
If your go-to PMS meal usually comes in the form of comfort food (mac ’n’ cheese, potato chips, ice cream) consider making an egg-salad sandwich instead. In the days before your period, it’s normal for women to begin craving carbohydrates. Carbs help your body boost its serotonin levels, in turn helping you improve your mood.
Opt for whole grains, such as whole-wheat bread, and for extra PMS-zapping strength, pair them with tryptophan-rich protein such as eggs, sunflower seeds or turkey, which may enhance the release of serotonin.
Tip: Cut the mayo and mix your diced hard-cooked eggs with a teaspoon of fat-free or lowfat plain Greek yogurt and half a teaspoon of whole-grain Dijon mustard.
I need ALL of these right now.
Reblogging because there is a BANANA jumping up and down. Literally what is my life.