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Fast food makes me really sick so I don’t have a choice but to eat healthy. The Reluctant Raw Foodist
80 Healthy Recipe Substitutions
This is really useful… Some substitutions I would have never even thought of!
Check it out at here
This is just gross. I’m glad I gave up soda.
this is why I don’t drink soda.
The Health Benefits of Kiwi Fruit
1. It has more vitamin C than oranges.
2. It has as much potassium as bananas.
3. It’s rich in flavonoids, minerals, and beta-carotene.
4. It contains more fiber than apples.
5. It makes a gentle and effective laxative.
6. It can decrease the probability of colon cancer.
7. It can reduce cholesterol levels.
8. Its flavonoids protect cells from oxidative damage.
9. It can protect us from age-related macular degeneration.
10. It is rich in phytonutrients which prevent blood clotting and control fatty acid levels in your blood.
11. It’s a healthy snack alternative.
12. IT’S GOOD AS FUCK
Decided to start doing weight loss tips. I think I’ll make it a tip of the week thing, but I may do it more or less often. Here’s the first! :)
- Dont stress. The weight will come off- it just takes TIME. Stress also interferes with your metabolism, making it slower and more sluggish, and not burning as many calories.
- Drink more green tea and coffee-this speeds up your metabolism. Dont believe me? Try it! Just dont add tons of sugar or cream to your coffee-opt for fat free organic milk and splenda instead.
- Walk at least 30 minutes a day. Walking has been proven to be the best exercise around. Its free and easy to do. Get off the couch!
- Stay away from fast food joints. It makes me cringe to even begin to think of all the chemicals and yucky stuff that their “food” is made of. Instead, make your own food at home.
- Nix sodas, teas, and juices. Most people drink hundreds (yes hundreds) of calories through their drinks without realizing it.
- Eat protein at every meal. Protein is not only great for you, but it also keeps you feeling fuller longer.
- Load up on FRUIT, VEGGIES, and WHOLE GRAINS. The best food you can ever eat!
why we need more sleep (i’m talking to you! as in, myself. as in, i’m exhausted)
- You’ll eat more. 300 calories more, to be precise. A recent study found that sleep-deprived subjects, when allowed to eat whatever they wanted, ate more than when they had a full-night’s sleep, even though they stuck to their normal eating schedule.
- You may not live as long. Researchers may have found the secret to long life — a study found that women who slept fewer than five hours a night were less likely to live as long as those who got more.
- You’ll weigh more. Logically, if you are regularly consuming more calories every day it stands to reason you may weigh more, but the weight gain is not only caused by what you consume. Not enough sleep also causes stress on the body, which triggers it to slow metabolism and store fat.
- It shrinks your brain. Researchers found that chronic insomniacs had smaller, less-dense brains, which affected crucial parts of their neurological systems like decision-making.
- It raises your blood pressure. A study found that adults who missed an hour of sleep each night for five years ended up increasing their risk for hypertension by almost 40 percent.
- It increases your risk of getting sick. Not enough shut-eye has been proven to leave people susceptible to cold viruses.
- It can worsen your memory. Ever feel like you can’t remember your to-dos after a night of tossing and turning? Those REM waves we experience at the beginning of a sleep cycle can boost memory and creativity, so if you’ve underslept the night before, try a quick power nap to recoup some of your memory skills.
- You’ll skip your workouts. Lack of sleep means lack of energy, which probably means lack of gym time. In fact, research has shown that sleep deprivation is a key reason why people stay inactive.
- It makes you cranky. Or, as researchers say, more “primitive.” Without sleep we revert back to a more primal version of ourselves, meaning we can’t appropriately cope with emotions or respond maturely to situations.
- You’re not on your game. On top of all these consequences, not enough sleep just makes us feel, well, blah. We’ve all found ourselves reacting less quickly after a sleepless night, not to mention foggy-headed, so if you need to catch more z’s, check out some of oureating and exercise tips to help you sleep soundly.