Trying out the whole "meal prepping" thing 😂 Breakfast for the next week planned, and lunch and dinner for the next week are made! I am STOKED! I am back to school as of tomorrow, and I am DETERMINED to make my new lifestyle work during my busy school year. I have planned when and where I am working out, and I am saving tons of time by having my meals all set up and cooked. No sitting around wondering what the hell to have for dinner, or giving in to buying lunch because I am lazy! Lets do this 💪
Upgrade your water! . Great post by my girl @meowmeix ! ・・・ Want to spice up your hydration game this summer? I got you covered! 🍊🥒🍓🍋 (*swipe to see an easy swap that could help your overall health & help you lose weight*) . Drinking plenty of water is one of the simplest yet foundational choices we make to aid in feeling our best! . Many people struggle to drink water throughout the day, but are easily able to drink coffee, juices, etc. If you don’t love the taste of water on it’s own or just want to treat yourself to a refreshing “spa water”, adding flavourful fruit and herbs to your water can be a huge game-changer. . Swapping a sugary drink a day (or multiple sugary drinks a day) with water can make a huge impact for your overall health and help you lose weight naturally. Water can help with weight loss since it helps keep you full and has even been shown to temporarily raise your metabolic rate. Additionally, it aids digestive health, and can help improve mood & energy. . Here’s how to prepare each spa water: . 1- Lemon Blueberry: Combine 3-4 thin slices of lemon, a handful of blueberries & ice water. Give the fruit some time to soak in the water & then enjoy! . 2- Strawberry Mint: Slice 4-5 medium sized strawberries and add them into a cup with water and ice along with a few mint leaves. Let soak & hydrate! . 3- Lemon, Cucumber, Mint & Ginger: In a cup of ice water, add 3 thin lemon slices, 5-6 thinly sliced cucumbers, mint leaves & grated ginger to taste. Allow time for it to soak & then enjoy! . 4- Orange Rosemary: Cut 2-3 slices of orange and then cut each slice in half to make semi-circles. Add them into a cup of ice water along with your rosemary (I used 2 small sprigs). . 5- Cucumber Mint: In a cup of ice water, combine 6-7 thin cucumber slices along with mint leaves to taste. Let it sit and then drink! . 6- Raspberry Kiwi: Combine a handful of raspberries and about 6 thin slices of kiwi in a cup of ice water. Allow time
Which team are you FᎡᎬᏚᎻ or FᎡᎾᏃᎬN⁉️ Did you know there is almost no difference in nutritional value when it comes to fresh vs frozen produce. Frozen fruit might have more nutrient dense properties as they are picked when its ripe & immediately frozen. Usually, no chemicals are added to produce before freezing. During the process from being picked to frozen, fruit and veggies are usually washed, blanched, cut frozen and packaged all within a few hours. Most fresh fruit & veggies are picked before they are ripe and will ripen during transportation. They can be in transportation anywhere from 3 days to several weeks (up to 12 months for certain produce) before arriving to a distribution centre. During transportation, fresh produce is generally stored in a chilled, controlled atmosphere and treated with chemicals to prevent spoiling. Bottom line, frozen produce are snap frozen soon after they’re picked, they are just as nutritious (sometimes even more) than fresh… For some foods there is a compromise on taste and texture once the food is defrosted. For me personally 🙋🏻♀️ I love frozen berries for my smoothies & yoghurt… As for veggies I do like frozen corn, peas and carrots for soups but do prefer the rest of my veggies fresh for the taste and texture… Follow us @thecaloriedoctor . 📷: @change_begins_with_you . . . . . . . . . . . . . #cleaneating #healthyeating #fatloss#primal #healthyfood #cleaneats #fitfood#food #nutrition #instahealth#healthychoices #iifym #organic #bbg#mealprep #dairyfree #protein #snack#weightloss #realfood #eatyourgreens #veggies#getfit#healthyliving #goodmoodfood #carbs #weightloss#lifestyle #weightlossjourney #diet
Glute Activation. . . It’s important to fire up your glutes before your workout to improve your performance. But, if you tend to suffer from weak glutes, then you should incorporate band movements to improve your mobility and strengthen your glutes, to your leg routines. . . Signs of weak glutes: . ✖️Knees caving in. ✖️Lower back pain. . ✖️Knee and hip pain. . ✖️Butt wink when squatting. . . Glute Band exercises: . ➖Glute Bridge 3x15. ➖Donkey Kicks 3x10 each side. ➖Fire Hydrant 3x10 each side. . ➖Hip Thrust 3x10. . ➖Single Leg Hip Thrust 3x8 each leg.
It ain’t easy being cheesy. Made vegan cheesy pasta. 🌱 🧀 Tap if you love Mac and cheese. I love @eatbanza chickpea pasta, and I made a cheese sauce with @daiyafoods cheese slices, @bragglivefoodproducts Nutritional yeast, and @ripplefoods Pea milk. It is both slammin’ and jammin’. What is your favorite kid food snack to enjoy from time to time? #vegan#macandcheese#veganmacandcheese#veganfood#plantbased#veganism#vegangains#veganbodybuilder#healthyliving#carbs#vegancheese#tastyfood
Lukas Hair’s guide to proper post workout supplementation ⬇️ . Want to burn fat? Want to build muscle? Want to get the most from your workouts? Same here, and that’s why post-workout nutrition is extremely important. . When you exercise, you break down muscle tissue, and you deplete your glycogen stores. Meaning, you actually tear your muscles down, and use up stored glucose (simple sugar/type of carbohydrate). . In order to properly repair your muscles, and replenish your glycogen, you should do more than just eat. Are Whole Foods the most important part of your diet? Yes. Yes they are, but, you can add supplements to your diet to enhance your progress. . The supplements I take after EVERY workout are from @1stphorm. . Phormula-1 (protein) Ignition (carbs) Creatine & Glutamine . Phormula-1 is a hydrolyzed protein. Meaning that it is pre-digested. So, instead of your body taking a lot of time to digest the protein before sending it to your muscles, it can just immediately be put to work to fixing those torn muscles! . Ignition works relatively the same. But, it’s not protein; it’s glucose. So, like Phormula-1, the body can easily absorb the glucose and send it directly to your muscle cells to replenish them. . Creatine and glutamine are two extra sources I use pre and post workout. Creatine helps the body build strength and muscle, increase muscle energy, and enhance training endurance. And glutamine enhances muscle growth, boosts your immune system, and decreases muscle breakdown. . To answer a question many have, NO YOU DON’T NEED SUPPLEMENTS. But, they are extremely helpful. Supplements do exactly as named, they supplement your body with nutrients we lack through whole food. Eating food is the most important part of any diet, but high quality supplements are extremely helpful to have around. . Along with MicroFactor and Opti-Greens50, 1st Phorm’s post workout stack are some of the only supplements I take every single day. Pre-workouts, BCAA’s
I tried the TOP 3 RAMEN spots in San Francisco. Link in bio to find out which one is the BEST 😋 This also means I ate 3 bowls of ramen in one day so I’m all ramened out for awhile 😂 What’s your favorite ramen in SF/Bay Area? 🍜
This is me enjoying an #oreo milkshake on my walk home after a week without carbs! I’m pretty sure celebrating the end of a diet with calories and carbs defeats the purpose, 🤷🏽♀️ but anyway it was my first visit to @thecounterburger. My 🍔 & milkshake were 😋👌🏽! 🤷🏽♀️ #yolo#balance#happysunday