All posts filed under: diet

Day: I let myself go. And I mean… REALLY bad.

Originally posted on snacks 'n the city:
So today, this happened… permission to judge! I don’t think I need to actually write a post here. You can clearly see for yourself that today was a bad day for the diet. But it’s ok. As with life nowadays, I’m not going to beat myself up about it. Just move on, and continue to try… I mean, how is anyone supposed to turn away from this?? Ok, one friend did – yay her. But I couldn’t. Nu uh! Not a chance! Needless to say I couldn’t finish it, but I god damn well tried! It was a Galaxy flippin’ Cheesecake… go figure!

Common Misconceptions When it Comes To Fat Loss

Originally posted on a health & fitness blog:
Hi everyone! I wanted to address some misconceptions I hear often about fat loss. First, muscle is NOT built from fat.  Your body does NOT turn fat into muscle.  I hear this all the time– (Woman looking at her belly) “I really need to go do crunches because I want to have abs like you..” NO! You can honestly do crunches until your blue in the face, are you building muscle? Yes! BUT that muscle is still going to be buried under the adipose tissue.  In order to burn adipose tissue, or better known as the dreaded F-word, FAT, you must be in a caloric deficit! In order to do so, you must be stern with a diet and, usually, incorporate cardio into your routine.   the title to this Pin was “8 moves to lean, toned arms. im definitly trying these tomorrow need to loose the flab” It makes me giggle when I am on Pinterest and a pin (like the one shown) shows a before…

A Quick Guide to Preparing Healthy Food

Originally posted on simonemckenna.com:
follow these quick and easy healthy substitutions when preparing food. •Bake, grill, poach or steam foods rather than microwaving or frying foods •Try applying oils using a spray bottle or use nonstick pans rather than coating your food with oil, no matter what kind of oil is used •When baking or following a recipe try substituting 1.5 egg  whites instead of 1 egg •Use nuts sparingly. Remember that nuts, although healthy, are full of fats and should only be enjoyed in small quantities •Use sea salt instead of table salt •Try using low fat yoghurt instead of sour cream or mayonnaise- you won’t even taste the difference!