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Some great lunch ideas
Because is that tiny Tupperware container of straight Spinach really cutting it? I couldn’t help but notice an abnormal amount of “salads” in the office fridge last month. If that cup of lettuce with nothing added to it is really cutting it for you and you are truly satisfied then props to you but I am going to bet my money that you have been spending your afternoons unsatisfied and hangry. Getting back on track for the new year doesn’t have to involve packing miserable salads every day for lunch. In fact, there are a lot of healthy and easy to pack lunches that won’t leave you day dreaming about having a second lunch at 12:05pm. I’ve decided to share 5 of my favorite healthy lunch ideas below:
1. Low carb sandwiches
I am a huge advocate for sandwiches or wraps! Unfortunately the majority of restaurants use higher carb breads…
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Some good exercise videos!
One of the most popular new year’s resolutions is getting healthy. This is further defined by the other resolutions such as: quitting smoking and losing weight. I myself stopped making new year’s resolutions years ago but I want to share some tips to those who want to get fit in 2017.
2,5 years ago I switched from running to fitness because I wanted to tone up my muscles. I am a member of a gym nearby my office. If one day I miss it, I do the exercises at home. These are three YouTube channels I use when exercising at home.
If you are a beginner and have never exercised before, this 30 minutes power walk for beginner from Jessica Smith might be something for you. The exercises are easy, you only need to walk with some movement as variations in between the intervals. I follow Jessica’s power walk training for cardio. Especially…
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Got to keep healthy!
A large portion of diseases are directly related to lifestyle choices such as smoking, alcohol consumption, lack of exercise and an unhealthy diet. Changing your diet and behaviors can decrease your risk of illness and possibly even stop that cold in its tracks!
Choose Antioxidants: Antioxidants are powerful substances that significantly decrease the negative effects of free radicals (the stuff that makes us sick) on our body. Vitamins C, E, beta-carotene and selenium all act as antioxidants in our body. The graphic I included (over there –>) shows where to find these in your diet.
Consume More Plant-Based Foods: Plant based foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains and beans contain less fat, more fiber, and more antioxidants than animal based foods. Aim for a plate that is at least 3/4 plant-based foods and 1/4 animal products.
Bulk up on Fiber: Fiber is the part of plants that our body cannot digest…
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The ketogenic diet (keto) is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake, and replacing it with fat. The reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. Ketosis is a state where your insulin levels become very low and the body become extremely efficient burning fat for energy, which is great if you are trying to lose weight. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver. You can measure your ketone levels using urine strips that can be purchased at your local pharmacy.
- 60-75% of calories from fat (or even more)
- 15-30% of calories from protein, and
- 5-10% of calories from carbs (not more than 20g per day)
Foods recommended on the Ketosis diet:
- Meat: Beef, goat, lamb, turkey, pork, veal…
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A lot of common sense…
When it comes to your overall health, eating right is just as important as working out. Stay on top of your diet so you can feel your best and get the results you deserve.
If you’re working hard to stay physically fit, you need to prioritize getting your diet right. Think about it: You spend hours lifting weights, sweating it out during cardio sessions, and plenty of time pumping up with DynaPro resistance bands — so why would you eat in a way that could slow down your progress? You’re working way too hard to lose your steam over a bunch of bad food choices! Take a cue from Nutritionist, Danielle Pashko of PashkoWellness.com. In an exclusive interview with DynaPro, she shares her best tips:
DynaPro Direct: Why is nutrition so important when it comes to being fit and healthy?
Danielle Pashko: What you feed yourself is probably the…
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