Zucchini fettuccine with rosemary butternut creme sauce…RECIPE
Just some tips I have from my experience getting healthy.
- Focus on adding instead of removing. Add in more healthy foods. Find healthier options for foods you love to eat. Add in more servings of fruit and veggies. Eventually there won’t be any room for unhealthy foods. It also helps you get used to eating vegetables if that is something you struggle with.
- Only buy foods you like. If you don’t like salads, don’t buy them and don’t force yourself to eat them. If you buy a bunch of food that you don’t like you will end up throwing it all away or you will end up hating eating healthy. Health is supposed to be enjoyable, not a punishment.
- Set yourself up for success. Buy enough food for the week. Get snacks and even some treats like dark chocolate. Make a meal and workout plan for the week so you know exactly what you are doing and eating every day.
- Have realistic expectations for yourself. We all would love to just start eating completely healthy and doing insane workouts but you have to remember that everyone starts somewhere. Even if you just eat 1 serving of fruit and veggies every day for a week and walk 20 minutes everyday. You are making huge steps toward your health. Set small goals you know you can accomplish!
- Meal prep is a lifesaver! Cook up some food when you have time. Make it simple to grab food and go.
- Learn, learn, learn. Learn everything you can about fitness and health. Don’t rely on others to tell you what is right and wrong.
- Figure out why you are working out. Workouts are hard if there is no purpose behind them. Whether you just have fun being active, you want to run a marathon, you want to live to be 90 or you are training to be a pro fighter (like me). Find your reason.
You should be so proud of yourself for every step you make towards taking control of your life and health. “Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle!”
That’s all I have for now (: Happy monday! i hope you have an immensely successful week!
If you don’t own a juicer or can’t afford one, you actually can make juice in a blender! Making juice sans juicer is procedurally identical to making nut milk. This is best done in a blender. Hell, you could probably even use an immersion blender if that’s all you’ve got. Do what you gotta do!
- fresh organic produce of choice (I go light on fruit to avoid an insulin spike/crash)
- food processor or blender
- sprouting bag/cheesecloth/mesh strainer
- various containers, and a funnel helps
- Rough chop all produce and place it into the food processor/blender. Add 1 cup water to start – you may need to add more.
- Line a large bowl with your sprouting bag or cheesecloth. Pour the entire contents of the blender into the bowl. If using a mesh strainer, pour the blender contents through the strainer, over a large bowl.
- Use your hands to squeeeeze all the liquid out of the produce pulp. You’ll end up with a big bowl of veggie juice! Transfer it to a tall glass (here’s where that funnel will help) and drink immediately.
Don’t forget to save your pulp! There’s still lots of fiber and micronutrients in there. Throw it into soups, casseroles, breads (a la zucchini or banana, not so much french or sandwich), sauces, and raw crackers. .
So now you have no excuses! Fresh veggie juice, vibrant and alive with vitamins and minerals, is yours for the taking. Drink up! Article is written by: http://bonzaiaphrodite.com
A gentle yoga routine to help you relax before bed. Watch the full video here.