Posts tagged good living
Posts tagged good living
by Mandy Cave
Don’t let your past define you.
Get things in perspective.
Do you find it like me, hard to start of your monday - friday week with getting up and making a great nutritious breakfast? Time is usually of the essence and this meal is indeed the most important - it sets of the motion for the rest of the day. Bad breakfast -> Usually tired after a few hours leading to a bad lunch. Spend your time in the mornings drinking this and moving instead, take the extra 20 minutes you save to get off the bus a few stops early or bike your commute. I guarantee you that this is one of the most important things you can do to motivate you in a healthy lifestyle and feel better.
Starting the day off with a good protein and fiber rich smoothie is a great habit to incorporate weather you are just looking to live healthy or loose weight.
In the morning we break the fast we are in during the night and it’s important to do this gently. Having a large meal with fast carbs will spike your blood sugar making you hungry in 2-3 hours again, also having a large meal with make you feel sluggish and a bit tired, making it hard to find the motivation for a walk. A smoothie is a good way to have a quick and light meal, it’s important however to make this a Wise smoothie, that is you need to incorporate some protein and fibers to make you satisfied and raise your blood sugar levels slowly.
Basic recipe for wise smoothie
1 tsp of psyllium husk (Adds fiber, fibers are important for you to fill satisfied and for your digestive track)
0.5-1 scoop of protein powder (If we up the protein content you will feel full for longer and the slow release of energy will not spike your blood glucose levels)
Your choose of fruits and berries
2 tbsp of full fat Turkish yogurt (Full fat, are you nuts? No, you need your fats to satisfy your apatite and for a lot majorly important functions in your body, don’t fear the fat, just keep your calories in check)
0.5 cups of milk of your choise
Place all in the blender and mix, drink and go out the door for a walk or a bike ride!
Mornings become days, days become weeks, becomes life. Start them of right!
The simplest, clean healthy meal.
Pick your fish of the day
Mix the veggies you have at home
Put them all in in a oven pan, salt, pepper and olive oil. Bake for 30 min. How freakin simple can healthy eating be? But instead, people choose this?
Logic in that my friends?
Make It Count (by caseyneistat)
I love this! Love it!
Figure out what things you can do without, and things you can not do without. For me, this is my I need list.
1. I eat at least 1 piece of dark chocolate a day, I love chocolate, love love, I would not want to live without it ever.
2. The occasional glass of wine.
3. Going out for a really nice meal with friends.
4. Having bread with real butter.
You can not base your weight loss and healthy lifestyle restricting yourself from everything, it’s an important key. It’s what you do every day that matters. I know you have heard that a thousand times before, but it’s key. And true.
Things I can really be without
1. French fries
2. Basically any deepfried food
3. Sodas, I don’t even like them.
4. Plain sugar based candy. Yuck!
5. Processed crap just because I’m in a hurry
So I prioritize, and I think about what foods I really love and enjoy and I let my self enjoy them.
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29. [Wiki]