Motivational Monday Post: Bench Workout. Мотиваційний Понеділок: Тренування на Лавці.

Monday is not over yet, and I am posting the motivational post: Bench Workout.

To be honest, I am not a big fan of gyms. I prefer to train at home or outside.

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My 28 Days of Sugar Detox. 28 Днів без Цукру.

 

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Yeah, I am finally writing a summary for my sugar detox challenge that I started on June 11 and ended on July 9, and what a challenge it was… The reason why I started the detox could be found here. The first three days of the detox in details could be found here.

The first week, as I expected, was the hardest one. Cravings weren’t the most difficult part. The biggest challenge for me was to change my habits. For example, before sugar detox, I used to stop at the local grocery store after my training session at gym to buy some post-workout snacks. The snacks, I used to buy, often included fitness bars, filled with lots of sugar. My favorite post-training snack, a banana, was also eliminated during sugar detox, because of the natural sugar it contains. Also, before detox, I had a habit to eat some kind of dessert after my dinner. Often, it was a handful of dried fruits with nuts or home-baked goodies. So, I had to go through some mental discomfort during my first days of detox.

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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Вівсяне Печення з Родзинками та Соняшниковим Насінням.

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Hi! My one month of sugar detox is almost over, two more days to go. I cannot wait to share with you my overall experience and thoughts about sugar free living. One thing, for sure, the final week was the one I felt rested when it came to my food choices. Oh, no there weren’t any loads of sugary processed foods, in case that’s how you imagined my final detox week. Frankly, I cannot say that my sugar-free journey was 100% pure. It had its flaws, and my will power is the only thing to blame, I guess. Like Rag’In’Bone sings in his song “Human”, “I’m only human after all…” In general, I am very happy that I went for this experiment, and that I had a chance to better understand the way my body works. More details about my one month sugar detox are coming in my next post.

Today, I am sharing with you one of the best recipes for healthy cookies, I’ve tried. Yes, I am being honest. These chewy oatmeal raisin cookies will definitely bring you a joy, without adding extra inches to your waist line. Well, if you watch your portion sizes, of course, and don’t forget to follow an active lifestyle 😉

These oatmeal cookies are rich in healthy fats, sunflower seeds and coconut oil. The sweetness comes from 2 tablespoons of raw honey and 1/2 cup of raisins. Feel free to replace the honey with the maple syrup or any other sweetener you like. Dried cranberries could substitute the raisins. Also, I’ve tried to bake these cookies by using the walnuts instead of the sunflower seeds, but, in my opinion, the cookies came out too fatty. My husband, on the other hand, loved them. So, decide for yourself which option to choose.

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Chocolate Chip Energy Bars. Батончики “Для Підзарядки”.

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Nobody likes the feeling of being hungry. Often, the hunger strikes us when we aren’t prepared, far away from home, on the road or at work. It is in our power though to “be armed” with the healthy snacks when the modern world offers unhealthy fast food options at each step whenever you go.

The energy bars is a good solution if you follow an active lifestyle and spend lots of hours away from your house. The chocolate chip bars, I offer you today, are based on oats, nuts, nut butter and other healthy ingredients. So, no cheating on healthy eating 😉

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5 Ways to Transform Your Body. 5 Способів Трансформування Свого Тіла.

As a fitness nutritionist, I’ve been working with the people who differ in age, sex, skin color, religion etc. Each of my client is unique and requires a customized approach in order to reach his or her goals, when it comes to health and body shape. Despite my clients’ differences, I’ve been able to make a conclusion about their keys to success. Today, based on my work experience, I offer you 5 ways that I believe will transform your body for the best.

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10 Ways to Fall in Love with the Training. 10 Способів Закохатися у Тренування.

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We all know that exercises are a part of a healthy lifestyle. For some people, training is like breathing, a necessity, and for some it is an unattainable task that could be done only by heroes or weirdos who love to push hard themselves and sweat heavily.

If you lucky enough and you do love training, you might want to skip the text below or, simply, read it for fun, and see if any points are suitable for you. If you fall into a category of the people who need extra boost to become more active, please read my tips. I’ve written them based on my experience working with different clients who wanted to lose weight.

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10 Ways to Burn More Calories Without a Sport. 10 Способів Спалювати Більше Калорій без Спорту.

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You might agree with me that humans are lazy by the nature. The surviving instinct tells us to save as much energy as we can so we could have that extra strength when it the most needed, like in the case of escaping from an wild animal, for example, or, more suitable for modern life, in the case of paper overload at work.

Yes, you might not feel like going outside for a run or driving to the gym but you still want to have a trimmer figure. There is nothing wrong with it. As I’ve mentioned earlier, humans have the tendency to stay in a saving energy mode because of their nature.

I hope, you’ll enjoy the 10 ways to burn more calories during the day without a training. Some of them are fun and some are more serious. Decide for yourself what tip suits your lifestyle and what tip doesn’t.

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Rhubarb Strawberry Ice Cream. Румбабарове Морозиво з Полуничним Соусом.

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Wow, these last days have been super hot and humid. This is Summer in full bloom here, in Lviv. It’s hard to think about food, since your mind is concentrated on hydration. When talking about mind, I mean half-functioning  brain, because of the heat 🙂

OK, there is one food that comes to my mind on hot days, it is ice-cream. Since my blog is about healthy eating, today, I offer you a healthy version of ice cream with the taste of rhubarb and strawberries. Healthy, tasty, and refreshing.

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Sunday Bliss: Strawberry Cake. Насолода Вихідних: Полуничний Пиріг.

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On Sunday you want something special and delicious. Something that is both tasty and healthy. How about Strawberry cake? First, it is strawberry season now, and, second, this berry cake could be made healthier than traditional way.

The ingredient combination might seem a bit weird but, believe me, it creates a harmony to the taste buds. Whole-grain flour, sunflower seeds, fresh strawberries, shredded coconut, coconut oil, Greek yogurt and other ingredients dissolve into each other and compose one soft, slightly sweet, and refreshing flavor.

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Coconut Cashew Butter. Горіхово-Кокосове Масло.

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Local markets already have fresh strawberries and cherries available. What a yummy and healthy treat!

Summer berries create a wonderful refreshing snack. There could be only one downside, you quickly get hungry again , since berries are low calories.

My solution: add DIY nut butter. Healthy fats and protein from nuts will keep you full and energized for longer.

In my opinion, coconut cashew butter goes well with strawberries, which are in season right now. You can make it less or more creamier and less or more salty, depending on your preferences.

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