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Despite what the diet books say, there are lots of ways to eat healthily. You can eat well while being an omnivore, vegetarian or vegan. You can eat well while having a gluten-full diet; enjoying a glass of wine; eating plenty of carbs; having a regular piece of chocolate; including some sugar: shunning superfoods; avoiding carrots. All are possible.
Instead of being only one healthy eating path, there are many. Which means, for each of us, the best way to a healthy diet is finding out what suits you. What combination of foods, way of eating and strategies are best for you.
No matter what anyone else recommends and no matter how good the food, if an eating or lifestyle change doesn’t suit you it won’t work. For you. Which is okay, because, as I said, there are lots of ways to be healthy.
For a health change to stick, I mean really stick, it has to be right for you. It has to suit your tastes, budget, lifestyle, ethics, medical history, temperament. So rather than continually reading and listening to friends’ advice, why not start working out your way of eating healthily.
The world is your treadmill!
- 4 oz semisweet chocolate
- 1 Tbsp virgin coconut oil
- 2 avocados
- 2 Tbsp cocoa
- 1/4 cup agave syrup, maple syrup, or honey (or any combination thereof)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1. In a double-boiler, melt the chocolate with the coconut oil. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat.
2. In a separate bowl, mash the avocado roughly with a fork or pastry cutter, then whisk to get the lumps out (use a food processor or powerful blender, if you’d like, but I preferred to save on dishes!).
3. Combine the melted chocolate with the smooth avocado.
4. Add the remaining ingredients except for the peanut butter. Use a spatula to force the mousse through a fine mesh strainer to get any last lumps out.
5. Stir in the peanut butter.
People who get fit and stay fit don’t wait around for motivation. They just get it done.
Eating and Recipes
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Before and After Workout Snack Ideas
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Foods that Cause Bloating
Super Sly Ways to Slim Down Your Portions
Eat Breakfast, Here’s Why
Making Conscious Health Choices: Who Decides?
Not eating enough…but not hungry either?
How To Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Protein
How to Make Healthy Choices in a College Dining Hall
How to Survive College on a Meal Plan
What a Healthy Plate Looks Like
15 Foods that Boost Your Metabolism
Exercise & Weight Loss
6 Ways to Kick-Start Your Metabolism
25 Free Ab Workouts
How to Burn Fat Fastest
How to Start Running [Couch to 5k]
How to Tone [Insert Body Area]
Building Lean Muscle vs. Bulky Muscle
But I Don’t Want to Get Bulky!
How to Determine Your Ideal Weight
How to Overcome A Plateau
Why You Aren’t Losing Weight
Body Type/Frame Size Calculator
Ideal Weight Calculator
How Much Weight You Can Lose By Prom/Summer/Your Wedding/This Thursday/Tonight
FREE YOGA WORKOUTS
RECOMMENDED YOGA DVDS
Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown
Yoga for Inflexible People
NOTE: You may be able to rent or borrow fitness DVDs from your library or video rental store free of charge. Hiding them in your coat and sneaking them out is also free of charge, but you didn’t hear that from me.
INFO TO KNOW
The Minnesota Starvation Study
Why Starving Seems to Work
Why “You Should Eat” Doesn’t Help
How Bulimia Affects Your Body
Getting Over Forbidden Foods
What to do After a Binge
What is Intuitive Eating?
How to Help a Friend With an Eating Disorder
Why 78% of Young Women are Unhappy with Their Bodies
- 1 cup Almond milk or skim milk
- 1 1/2 cups Fat free Greek Yogurt, (plain or vanilla)
- 1 cup strawberries, chopped
- 4 pkts stevia (or 1 tbs sweetener of choice, or to taste)
- Optional Topping: fat free whip cream
Combine all of the ingredients (except for 1/2 of the strawberries) in a blender, and blend until smooth.
Pour mixture into ice cream maker. Let the ice cream churn for about 20-25minutes, or until it becomes a firm ‘frozen yogurt’ texture. Add the rest of the chopped strawberries in the last few minutes of churning. Scoop ice cream into individual dishes, and add toppings, if desired.
Serve immediately and enjoy! Note: You can also scoop ice cream into a Tupperware, and freeze for up to one hour, for a more firm ‘ice cream’ texture. However, don’t let ice cream freeze for longer than one hour, or it will become an ice block! If it does become harder than you would like, you can always put the Tupperware in the microwave for about 30 seconds to defrost to desired texture!
Incase you were wondering….