Welp!… I must confess: I officially fell of the wagon. I like to think that it was more like a slight slip-up than a full-on fall though. After all, I'm known for falling and running into things on a regular basis, so let's just blame it on my clumsiness. ;)
In between meals we all tend to become hungry, but choosing a healthy snack is difficult for some of us. Today's recipe will be a snack that you can fix up in a short amount of time and will provide you with energy immediately.Thank you to the ufcfit nutrition manual for providing this and im glad I could share it with everyone. Ingredients:1/2 banana, sliced1/4 cup strawberries, sliced2 pieces of favorite whole-grain or gluten free bread2 Tbsp. almond butter Directions:1. Lightly toast bread
Today I will be sharing a recipe from the food network. Salmon is nutrient dense providing protein and omega-3 fatty acids that will help with muscle/tissue growth, a healthy heart, and brain function. This recipe is great for lunch or dinner, so fire up your grill and enjoy this delicious meal.
The breakfast bowl is by far one of my favorite meals to start the day with. It provides your body with complex carbohydrates, healthy fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals to improve your overall well-being. I usually exercise in the morning so I will prepare this as soon as I get home to refuel my body. Ingredients:1/2 cup buckwheat or oat bran1/4 cup blueberries1/2 cup strawberries1/4 cup raisins1/2 sliced banana1 Tbsp. all-natural peanut butter or almond butter1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed Pinch of cinnamon
Are you unable to make progress despite your spot on nutrition and active lifestyle? Are you stressed? Stress can cause irregular levels of Cortisol which is why we call it the "Stress Hormone". Did you know that irregular Cortisol levels can effect things like immunity, appetite, energy levels, metabolism, maintenance of muscle tissue, and weight loss?
Here we go! It's day one and my first challenge is not feeling sad over not including my favorite coffee creamer in my coffee this morning. I drink decaf so for me it's not about the caffeine fix... it's clearly about the coffee creamer! Skim milk will have to do. I'm wondering if I'm going to be sad a lot, if I'm going to be wanting that little bit of something sweet even more so than usual because "I can't have it" or if this will be an empowering experience.
I would love to extend my passion for all things healthy to you! I love to "walk-the-talk" on fitness and holistic living, research trends, and find solutions for others. I would be crazy to say I figured it out all on my own. I would like to extend an invitation of blog topic requests!
Proper caloric intake is not just beneficial to weight loss goals, but is necessary for survival, efficiency and optimal function in daily life. I think it is important to approach the topic of caloric intake with a diversity of goals in mind: caloric and nutrient intake for health, weight maintenance, weight loss, and/or weight gain. Like exercise, diet and nutrition is not "one size fits all," but is unique to each individual.
I'm always happy to have guest bloggers and have them offer some insightful tips to stay fit and healthy. We put our forces together with Kendra Thornton this time to bring you some helpful solutions to stay healthy while on vacation.