Lunch is the best! Brown rice pasta, broccoli, sun dried toms, basil, spinach, chicken and more. #nomnomnom #healthy
healthy living survey
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What did you eat for breakfast?
Oatmeal or Egg Bake
How much water do you drink each day?
What is your favorite workout?
How many calories do you eat each day?
Varies every single day. Approx. 2000
What are your favorite healthy snacks?
Fruit & Justins Chocolate Hazelnut Butter
What do you usually eat for lunch?
Quinoa, Kale Chips, Sweet Potato w Bal. Vin.
What is your favourite body part to train?
What is your least favorite body part to train?
Chest!! I can’t even give it a good workout. My tendons between my ribs and sternum gets horribly inflamed if I use my chest too much and it feels like a heart attack (well, i can imagine)
What are your “bad” food cravings?
Mexican food and baked goods mmmm….wait, why’d we have to bring this up?!
Do you take vitamins or supplements?
Multi, Biotin, Flaxseed Oil, B-Complex, Spirulina, Chia Seeds
How often do you eat out?
Hmm depends! Usually I get sushi during the week, and maybe go out with my guy on the weekend. (if we aren’t broke :D)
Do you eat fast food?
Ahh no, not appealing at all.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My mom is number one, Bryce is next.
Do you have a gym membership?
I work at a gym so I have a free membership there, a membership to 24hour fitness (which i need to cancel) and the best yet…my yoga studio membership<3
How many hours of sleep do you get each night?
I really aim for as much as possible, but I wake up at 330 every morning to go to work. There is no way I could fall asleep before 8. so 6-7 1/2?
Do you have a “cheat” day?
Hmm, no. If i reallllly want something, i’ll have it.
Do you drink alcohol?
Yes! I love wine and good beer.
Do you have a workout buddy?
Nope, working out is “me” time.
What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a healthy lifestyle?
Wow, everything! Literally. I have discovered so much about myself. I was able to find activities that I love, yoga, snowboarding, biking…. I have gained so much discipline and patience. I now know I can do anything, seriously…anything. I’ve learned to be more comfortable with myself. And most importantly, being able to share my knowledge with everyone else!
What was the last healthy thing you did?
75 mins of yoga, followed by a green smoothie!
Organic Whole Wheat Tortilla, Kale, Wild Rice, Hummus…Love<3
Breakfast Bake!! So good
6 slices of bread
2 cups of washed spinach (packed tight)
5 eggs, beaten well
1/2 block silken tofu
1 teaspoon salt
Prepare the night before:
- Melt the coconut oil in a 9x13” baking dish.
- Tear bread in pieces and toss with melted oil.
- Sprinkle spinach over bread.
- In a large bowl beat the eggs and combine with silken tofu and salt.
- Pour mixture over bread and spinach.
- Cover and place in fridge overnight.
In the morning:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Uncover the casserole and place in oven for 45 minutes.
- Slice into pieces and serve.
I had light laughing cow garlic & herb cheese spread with mine :D
Can I eat this forever?
- Organic Whole Wheat Pasta
- Grape Tomatoes and Basil Sauteed in Olive Oil
- 1/2 Serving of Aged Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing (This stuff has more sodium then i’d like in a full serving, so I stuck with half and used a bit more olive oil)
I absolutely despise the FDA.
Our whole lives we have been convinced that the FDA is like a “protection” for us. That if something is FDA approved it is safe, and something that is not approved isn’t safe. This is all completely wrong.
The FDA isn’t concerned for our health. They will lie and deny that a product they passed is unhealthy. Why? Money. If this item makes the government money, and has no short term effect, then they don’t care about the long term affects.
I don’t understand how they can be so heartless and greedy. Our bodies are built to live so much longer than 80(ish) years. But we are slowing killing ourselves. We are tricked into thinking harmful items, aren’t harmful.
I have to quote the movie Food Matters here (A must see movie, if you haven’t already!). Dr. Andrew Saul, Therapeutic Nutritional Specialist, said “Good health makes a lot of sense, but not a lot of dollars” This couldn’t be more accurate.
The very first scene of this movie the show a quote by the hippocrates that says “Let thy food by thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” Chemicals (found in processed foods) and growth hormones are NOT supposed to be in our bodies! But it makes for longer lasting food, there for being able mass produce with item without having to throw any out. It makes for faster growing and bigger animals, in turn being able to sell more, faster.
Its all about the money. They allow people to sell these, obviously, harmful products and now people are getting sick. What do people do when they get sick? They go to the doctor, and the doctor gives them a prescription. I am not completely against all prescriptions. Antibiotics and pain relief works amazing, its the long term drugs that start to show problems. When really all you need is a proper, clean, mostly organic diet, and to keep up with daily exercise.
We should not be scared of the food put out in our stores. We have the right to know what we are consuming!
6 Reasons Why You Should Eat Chia
- Five times the amount of calcium in milk (plus boron which helps you absorb it)
- Three times the amount of antioxidants in blueberries
- Three times the amount of iron in spinach
- Three times the amount of fiber in oatmeal
- Two times the amount of protein of any other bean, seed or grain
- Two times the amount of potassium in a banana
Because chia seeds expand up to 3 times their original size when wet and have such a high fiber content (great for regularity!), they can help you eat less and stay full longer by bulking up your meals and crowding out fat, sugar and calories (great for weight loss!). Consuming chia seeds increase energy and endurance (great for runners!). They also help your body rebuild muscle after exercise and during and post pregnancy. Chia seeds have more Omega 3’s and a much longer shelf life than flax (and can be substituted in any recipe for flax).
Groceries for the week!! :D
- Red, Yellow, Orange Peppers
- Frozen Peas
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Organic Salsa
- Natural Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing
- FF Cottage Cheese
- Organic WW Penne Pasta
- WW Wraps
- WW Pitas
I also picked up a few organic energy shots to try. I wake up at 330am every morning to be at work by 440, so usually I need a little pick me up. I have been taking the 5 Hour Energy, which works well with me, but I would not recommend it. It contains sucralose, artificial flavors, and EDTA, not good! So we will see how these work out.
- Steaz Energy Shot (Berry)
- Guayaki Yerba Mate Organic Energy Shot (Chocolate Raspberry) - yes I am a little concerned for this flavor!