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20 Ways to Improve Your Diet
While working with the people as a fitness nutritionist, I’ve seen the common areas in their diets that could be improved in order my clients would feel and look their healthiest. We all know what healthy eating is but in a flow of modern hectic life we tend to forget where to place our priorities. Unfortunately, we often neglect our health to stay on track with other areas in our lives such as jobs, schools, and family obligations.
I hope, you’ll find interesting and helpful to scroll through the infographic that I’ve created especially for you, my readers. Simply, click the title of the infographic below, and you’ll be redirected to the infographic itself.
Today, I’ve started my one month Sugar Detox. What is the reason? Why am I doing it?
First of all, I am not a fan of detox diets. I am positive that human body is doing a great job when it comes to cleaning itself and getting rid of toxins. My personal thought that many detox diets have a bigger chance to harm your body than do any good. Mainly, because they are created only for a short period of time, and often create protein and healthy fat deficiency. Sugar detox, on the other hand, is made to break the addiction not just to lose weight. Sugar addiction is real, and some of us have it, without even knowing. Unfortunately, sugar is hidden in many products we use on a daily basis. Ketchup, mustard, dressings, cereals, protein and energy bars, drinks and so many more. To make picture worse, sugar, as food ingredient, has other names that often mute our alertness.
DIY protein bars are quite popular in my blog and I cannot get enough of them, to be honest. They are so versatile delicious, nutritious and convenient. By having a basic recipe, you can experiment with endless variations of your own. You can replace the walnuts with the almonds, for example, or with the sunflower seeds. Each time, you get a new flavour and a pleasant surprise for your taste buds 🙂
You’ve, probably, heard about the cake called German Chocolate Cake? Maybe, that is one of your favorite desserts. Well, today, I offer you the recipe for the protein bars that taste close to the German chocolate cake. Not as sweet, of course: there is no sugar. All the sweetness comes from the dates and the whey protein*, depending on which one you are using.
*Please be aware that the sweeteners that sport nutrition companies use in their protein powders nowadays are not completely researched, and may have the health side affects, if not instantly, then in years to come.
Choose your whey protein wisely!
Hi fitness lovers! How is your energy level? Do you need extra carbs to give yourself boost before training?
I have a healthy option for you, Green Energy Bars. They are based on nuts and dried fruits. They do have protein. Or, if you don’t include whey protein powder to your diet, you can replace it with cacao powder, and they’ll become Chocolate Energy Bars 🙂 The decision is yours.
I love these bars because of their unique flavor. Just imagine how combination of almonds, dates, hemp seeds, shredded coconut, lemon juice and lemon zest might taste like. Yes, only great!
They could be done in less than 10 minutes. Refrigerating for at least 30 minutes before tasting is advisable but who can wait 😉
Because of their very high carbs content I would recommend these bars only to fuel your intense/high endurance training so you don’t get unwanted changes in your weight. Unless, your goal is to gain weight, of course.
- 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
- 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup cranberries
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
- 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg