**I’m going to cover another anon’s question of “What is the purpose of protein powder, it’s not natural?!” in this as well. Two birds and whatnot.**
Thoughts: protein powder is not necessary, but some prefer it. I don’t know where you live, but the average American consumes more then 3x the amount of protein your body needs. For a healthy diet, a single angus burger from McDonalds would cover the entire amount of protein needed for the day. Not saying an angus burger is healthy, just that it contains enough protein for your entire RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance). It’s a misconception that you need a bunch of protein to build muscle. Yes, you need protein to build muscle but what most people don’t know is that if you’re consuming too much, your body just flushes it out. It’s not used, just peed. Also, if you’re consuming waaaaaayyyyy too much, then it’s very taxing on your kidneys and can cause diarrhea, dehydration and kidney damage. Protein deficiency is unheard of in industrial countries… yes that includes vegans and vegetarians. On the flip side, it takes a lot a lot a lot to create those adverse effects. I personally take protein powder after a workout because your body needs nourishment 30-60 minutes afterwards and I don’t have the time to eat between working out, seeing a client or between clients so it’s an easy and fast choice for me. Also I personally need to consume more calories than I previously was and it’s healthier than scarfing down those cookies that are looking at me right now.
Not getting down to sources of protein. Eating your nutrients is always better than supplementing it (especially when it comes to pills). True it’s not natural, but some people don’t care about that. However, if you search hard enough, it is possible to find powders that are made up of natural ingredients.
In conclusion I’m neither pro nor con protein powders. hahaha Long reply for no straight answer. Sorry love. I believe more in personal preference for this one. :P
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I do :) just get the unsweetened kind.
- Artichoke Hearts
- Bell Peppers
- Bok Choy
- Brussels Sprouts
- Butternut Squash
- Corn on the Cob
- Hot Peppers
- Iceberg Lettuce
- Parsley and Other Herbs
- Sweet Potatoes
To be continued!
Lana Del Rey - Once Upon a Dream (cover)
For the upcoming movie, Maleficent, Disney tapped Lana Del Rey to cover the timeless Once Upon a Dream.
Usually, I am not interested in these kinds of covers or reinterpretations but this is one is pretty spectacular. Not only do Del Rey’s vocals hauntingly shine here, her reinterpretation of the song to fit the darker point of view in Maleficent is really lovely and con dolore.
January 2012 - 225/230lbs
End of 2013 - ~154lbs
This is definitely the only photo that exists of me at my highest weight unless I magically find more!
5’ 9” & started at 210
(weighed around 225-40ish but actually got serious and wanted to make a real change at 210.)
I am now happily at 167. :)
This is almost a years progress minus a few months where I started slacking off.
I lost the weight the old skool way, moderation, clean eating, lots and lots of water and hard work. Like I wont even lie, I didn’t have the total legit “whole foods store” style clean eating experience, I still ate pizza, cookies, junk, n out food but only a lil :3 ( see I didnt instantly gain all the weight back or explode. Treats are ok. Remember tho: Treat yo’ self, don’t cheat yo’ self.)
To be honest I was really afraid of posting this pic because I really wasn’t too fond of the before, but it shows me just how far me and my bod have come. Hopefully I can gain more confidence, meet some new fitness buddies and help inspire others! :)
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This has got to be one of the most difficult questions anyone has ever asked me. hahaha. Wow. Ummmm well one I make quite often is roasted brussels sprouts and mushrooms. One of my favorite snacks to make is kale chips. I also make this random dish with rice, tomatoes, onion, garlic, avocado (sometimes beans) and a tuscan Italian dressing. For craving days I make a mini pita pizza. Stir fry and rice is another favorite…. I love making spicy veggie chili too. For breakfast, I make a fruit/spinach smoothie at night so I can easily grab it in the morning on the go. You can put a LOT of spinach in a smoothie without even tasting it. That’s all I can think of off the top of my head…. hahah. :)