is it okay to have the actual flavoured green teas, like lemon green tea? you're so inspiring by the way!
If you mean flavored tea bags, yes. If you mean flavored bottled teas (Lipton, Arizona, etc) those are high in sugar so avoid them. Thanks!
is that you on your side bar? is there any pics of you on your blog?
Yes and yes but I’m not trying to find them right now
Hey there! what are some low-ish calorie and clean ingredient recipes for lunch or snacks? I'm getting bored of the same old foods and really need to mix it up lil...
Vegetables: spinach (blend with fruit for a smoothie), kale (make kale chips), cucumbers, celery or baby carrots with hummus
Fruit: Apples, bananas, berries, oranges, grapefruit, dried fruit
Grains: oatmeal, wheat toast, wheat crackers or wraps, quinoa
Spreads: nut butters, hummus, fruit butter, yogurt dips, mashed avocado
Misc: raw almonds or walnuts, greek yogurt, eggs, cottage cheese, beans
Do you plan out what your gonna eat? If you do, when do you do it ?
No, unless laying in bed nightdreaming about breakfast counts as planning. Usually I just wing it.
You have inspired me to work-out and exercise and be healthy and I thank you.. But I still have a problem. I have quite nice abs and arms, but my butt and tights are still floppy. But the thing is that I can't do squats or lunges or these kind of exercises. You have said that bycicling is good, but how often and how much should I ride? :) Thanks again!!
Cycle on high resistance/incline, which builds and tones lower muscles. Try a spinning class, they’re pretty effective. Aim for daily/every other day for at least 30 minutes to really see results.
Is eating peanut butter with whole wheat tost ok if I wanna keep losing weight? I made y own peanut butter with that recipe u posted a while ago and it´s delish! but is it really healthy peanut butter??
Yes. Pb contains healthy fats and protein, and combined with complex carbs like wheat toast, makes a balanced and nutritious snack/meal. And if you make your own with no added ingredients, even better.
If i mix green tea with crystal lite will juice packets, will i still reap the benefits. I just really. Hate the taste of pure green tea :(
They won’t be as potent, try adding natural flavors like honey, lemon, mint, juice or iced tea or use green tea in a fruit smoothie to cover up the taste.
How long does it take for results when you're used to eating 1200 and going to 1800 to reach your bmr. does your body go through change and gain weight fist?
Most likely, but the body adapts and you will readjust your set point eventually. Can take a few weeks-several months.
Hey., is a bowl of fruit a snack or meal?
Unless it’s a bowl the size of a sink, a snack.
amazing blog, very inspirational. Can you give me some insight on good yogurts? What kind do you eat? In the supermarket aisle there are so many choices! and many appear sinister, i.e tons of sugar.
Avoid fruit on the bottom (sugar bombs), overly processed brands (GoGurt, dessert flavors, that yogurt with the crunchy chocolate things on top), and whole fat versions (a whole milk cup of Stonyfield yogurt for example has 30% of your daily saturated fat, not great). Look for plain or Greek style with less than 10g of sugar per serving - add your own fruit and sweetener - skim versions (0-2%), and organic/simple ingredients (main ingredients being milk and yogurt cultures, avoid funky things like high fructose syrup and fillers like xanthan gum).
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Do you do cardio before weights or weights before cardio? I've done it both ways and when I do cardio before weights, I get through it just fine and have optimum energy for both but I find that when I do weight training then cardio, I'm so beat from the weights that by the time I get to cardio I have no energy and all my limbs are heavy and joints sore that doing a cardio workout like plyo is impossible. Please help?
There’s arguments for both sides: some say doing weights before cardio is a more effective use or energy stores and creates an afterburner effect, while others say cardio before weights is psychologically easier to get through and results in a better workout. But really, it depends on what works for you. I switch it up but I prefer doing cardio before weights simply because I enjoy running and I’m more likely to actually start a workout by doing it first.