Anonymous asked:

Can you give me a sample grocery list? I just moved into an apartment and am trying to think of cheap, quick, HEALTHY ideas. Thanks :)

Vegetables: make a salad or grill/roast them with olive oil + s&p

  • Spinach (fresh or frozen)
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Baby carrots
  • Onions
  • Sweet potato
  • Eggplant

Fruit: eat fresh, or blend frozen into a smoothie

  • Bananas
  • Berries
  • Avocados
  • Apples
  • Oranges

Grains: mix with veggies for an easy, healthy meal

  • Quinoa 
  • Oatmeal
  • Brown rice
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Lentils
  • Cous-cous

Protein: add to grains/veggies

  • Tofu/seitan/tempeh
  • Black beans
  • Chicken breast
  • Salmon
  • Eggs
  • Greek yogurt
  • Almond, soy, skim milk

Other staples to make healthy food tastier:

  • Herbs/spices: basil, oregano, chili flakes, rosemary, thyme, cinnamon
  • Aromatics: garlic, lemon, lime, ginger
  • Sauces/spreads: hummus, tahini, hot sauce, balsamic vinegar

Anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips on eating better when you're sharing a house? I live with flatmates and want to eat healthier but it's a struggle when you're the only one!

It’s definitely a challenge when your roommates order pizza and you’re over here tryna eat a bowl of kale but I find that keeping your long term goals and smug sense of superiority in mind usually helps. My advice is to just be low key about it, buy your own food and keep it in your own section, your little oasis in the midst of the kitchen, and reach for it often, but don’t completely shut out other foods - find a balance that works for you.

Anonymous asked:

I do strength training 6 times a week but I HATE doing cardio so I only do it once a week. Do you have any suggestions on how to increase my cardio without making it seeming like I'm doing cardio? Sorry if that doesn't make sense

Cardio for people who hate cardio:

  • Try a class like cycling, dance, bootcamp, etc. Sometimes you need structure and the community pain to make cardio more bearable
  • Do strength training that also incorporates cardio, like rowing machines or kick boxing
  • Distract yourself with tv or music or another person
  • Incorporate it into your daily life - things like taking the stairs, walking somewhere instead of driving, anything that increases movement can count as cardio

Anonymous asked:

Hai! I am trying to recover from an eating disorder and until recently, exercised really hard and obsessively. I have agreed to try and gain some weight (kinda reluctantly at first) and quit my gym membership, which my family suggested I do. I still go for walks and things but get really anxious about not exercising. I am 5"5 and weigh 99 lbs currently. Do you think quitting the gym will cause me to lose muscle tone etc. and become really unfit, or is walking/jogging outside enough for now? Love

For now, you focus on gaining back not just weight, but your health. Daily walks will help you stay fit so don’t worry about losing muscle, just eat right and stay on track mentally towards recovery.

Anonymous asked:

I love my best friend for more than 2 years now but he will never EVER love me. I tried everything to forget him. My problem is that I still love him so much. I may not think of him 24/7 like I used to but deep down I still care for him and I see myself crying weekly... and yeah... I truly love him. From the bottom of my heart. And I can´t take this any longer. What should I do? I want to love me and life again. But how without him? x thank you so much

Have you honestly tried everything, including completely cutting off contact with him, making yourself do new things and meeting new people? Because it’s hard to move on without doing those things. If you have and you still haven’t gotten over him, what can I say, feelings can suck but remember that nothing is permanent, you really just have to give it time and things will fade. Most importantly you can love without him, but you have to choose to.