Tasty Kitchen: A Happy Recipe Community! Filler Foods When it comes to vegetables, the golden rule says: “Eat dark and leafy.” But just because a vegetable isn’t a powerhouse “green” doesn’t mean it can’t bring a lot to the table. “There’s a misconception that if something isn’t dark green, then it’s not good for you,” says Jackie Keller, author, nutritionist and founding director of NutriFit. But are so-called “filler foods”—low-calorie vegetables that fill us up but aren’t known for their nutritional benefits—worth the stomach real estate? Turns out, yes. “Most ‘filler foods’ have a high water volume and make you feel full, and people who eat high water volume diets are more likely to be at a healthy body weight,” explains Keri Glassman, R.D., author of “The New You and Improved Diet,” and founder of Nutritious Life, a nutrition practice based in New York City. PHOTO UPLOAD: See Yourself With Perfect Skin What’s more, these eats can help keep you hydrated. 1Cucumbers It’s no surprise that cucumbers have a moisture content of 90 percent.
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6 Practical Tips For Increasing Energy Using Food Our food has a limitless supply of “energy power” that most of us barely tap into. We can all become more efficient eaters, and the purpose of this article is to provide 6 easy, practical tips for getting the most out of the fare we consume. After each recommendation, I provide a “7 day trial” that you can implement for the next week. Try these exercises and begin to feel increased energy, greater focus and heightened awareness: 1. A few years ago, I attended a nutrition lecture that I will never forget. 7 Day Trial: For the next week, chew all of your hard food a minimum of 50 times. 2. A lengthy walk after eating can do wonders for your energy. 7 Day Trial: For the next week, make a point to walk at least 15 minutes after you eat. 3. Most Americans, and most people around the world, are completely de-hydrated and do not even know it! 7 Day Trial: For the next week, drink a big glass of water first thing in the morning (before you do anything else). 5. 6. flow of energy in your body.
Cookistry 7 Simple Weight Loss Principles To Naturally Lose Up To 5 Pounds A Week Don’t think it’s possible to lose up to 5 pounds a week… without pills, fasting, decreasing calories too much, and crazy fad dieting? Well, if you follow these 7 simple weight loss principles that I practiced on a daily basis that got me AMAZING results, then you’ll see how possible it truly is to get fast results… without the consequences. 1. You’re Throwing Away Your Hard Work By… Not getting enough sleep! I don’t think most people who are trying to lose weight realize how important it is to get enough sleep. Getting enough sleep (7-8 hours) will do wonders for your body in regards to improving your overall health, losing weight, increasing your energy levels, decreasing stress, and more! 2. Start your day off eating healthy! If you start your day off eating healthy and nutrient dense foods (such as protein and fiber), not only will you physically be more likely to avoid unhealthy foods later on in the day, you’ll also be more stronger mentally to avoid bad foods. 3. In the morning! 4.
Fall In The South: Best Recipes The other day I asked a few of my blogger friends here in Houston to submit a few of their favorite fall recipes to me so I could share them with y’all. They sent me some amazing southern recipes. What I learned is two things. 1. 2. I want to live with them, all of them. Click on the picture to be taken to their site with the recipe. Spiced Pumpkin Bread with Maple Glaze by Zag Left. Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup by Melissa’s Bargains. Redd’s Texas Chili by Mom’s Confession. Pumpkin Crunch Cake by Stephanie Click. Pumpkin Bread with Eggnog Cream Cheese Filling by Following in Her Shoes. Creamy Pumpkin Dip by Meal Planning Magic. Cheeseburger Soup by My Litter. Which one do you think you’ll try first? Bobbie Bobbie is a homeschooling mom of three girls in the Houston area. Latest posts by Bobbie (see all) Related posts:
Lisa Arends: How to Transform Your Life When You're Short on Time If you're anything like me, you find that your life's to-do list grows longer each year while your available time seems to grow shorter. Perhaps you make the same resolutions each season (lose weight, eat better, stress less... sound familiar?) only to find that you do not have the freedom in your schedule to fulfill them. Interval Training I have been an exercise devotee for the last 20 years, yet I have only added HIIT (high-intensity interval training) in the last few years. Within months of adding HIIT, my body fat dropped to the lowest it has ever been and I developed a six-pack for the first time in my life (in my 30s!). True HIIT should only be introduced into your routine if you already have some baseline fitness and a doctor's approval, but you can use the principle of intervals regardless of your fitness levels. Green Smoothies It takes time to eat healthy. Yoga I used to view yoga as glorified stretching. You can look for convenient classes at a nearby studio, gym or YMCA.
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Foods for Workouts: Cardio An all-around healthy diet is best for any exercise routine, but cardiovascular exercise requires a balance of special nutrients. If you get cardiovascular exercise regularly (and we all should) – here’s how to fuel up. Cardio Basics Cardio exercise like walking, running and biking require energy from both carbohydrates and fat. Carbohydrates are the body’s #1 go-to source, but healthy sources of fat also give ample doses of energy. As exercise intensity changes (like due to an increase in speed or running uphill, for example), the body switches back and forth between carbs and fat to provide energy. Since you can’t completely control how and when the body needs what nutrient, it’s best to have adequate amounts of both as a regular part of the diet. All foods are digested and metabolized differently, so you need to think about the best times to eat foods that will support your exercise schedule. If you have 3 to 4 hours before exercise…… Have a regular meal.