If you haven’t already heard about “That Sugar Film”, a documentary of an experiment of the effects of sugar on your body and what happens when you eat packaged foods marketed as “healthy”, you need to check out the trailer. It’s extremely eye opening. Movie will be available in the USA, starting tomorrow. Can’t wait to have my kids watch it. Trailer can be found on my Facebook page (link in bio). It’s rather shocking the “health” foods that have ADDED sugar. I think it’s important to be aware where sugar is hiding so you can make choices that match your health goals. AND I’d way rather have a nice 1oz chunk of dark chocolate than 2 teaspoons of ketchup with my eggs…wouldn’t you?! 🌟🍫 #fit #fiber #sugar #fitfam #fitspo #fitfood #fitgirl #fitness #fitmamma #fitmommy #foodporn #fitjourney #fitnessgoals #weightloss #weightlossjourney #healthy #healthychoice #healthylifestyle #bikiniready #bodyafterbaby #calories
A goal without action is just a wish. Set some goals and smash them! If you don’t have a heart rate monitor, consider investing in one for a little bit of extra motivation. I find that using a heart rate monitor really helps motivate me, both in terms of frequency and intensity of my workouts. I like to monitor how hard I’m working during a session, and I LOVE getting my workout session totals at the end of the week. It makes my workouts a fun game and helps me accomplish my goals by giving me focus and making me accountable. It’s what I find works for me. These are my results from last week’s workouts. The fitness program on my watch set my weekly target at 2550 calories, but I was aiming for a 4000 calorie goal. I’m super excited that I finally broke through that 4000 calorie ceiling! It took a few weeks of trying, and I was very close (3850) a couple times, but I finally did it! The fitter you become, and the smaller you are, the fewer calories you burn. Bummer…but the upside is that you are (1) more fit, and (2) have more muscle mass, so you are burning more calories at rest.
Whether it be fitness, or any area of your life, ask yourself what you truly want. Then write down the #goals that you’ve set for yourself, make a plan to get there, and start driving. Start anywhere! The important thing is to just #START. “Be not afraid of moving slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”
As we all know, being active is only part of the health & fitness equation. What we eat (and how much we eat) plays a very significant role in our health. Ever wonder what 200 calories of broccoli vs. 200 calories worth of a rice crispy treat looks like? Well, wonder no more! Check out this great visual comparison, put together by wiseGEEK of what 200 calories actually looks like in different foods. And always remember, that broccoli is also giving you lots of protein, fiber, and cancer fighting antioxidants, while the rice crispy treat is giving you high cholesterol, impaired immune system, and weight gain. Ewww!
Zucchini is one of the very lowest calorie vegetables, coming in under 20 calories per cup. It’s a good source of fiber and packed with beneficial nutrients including Vitamins C and A, potassium, and folate. Zucchini is super versatile and is as tasty eaten raw as it is cooked. If you are craving a little crunch, try cutting raw zucchini into sticks and pair it with healthy condiments, like hummus or guacamole. If you prefer zucchini cooked, saute spiralized zucchini noodles (“zoodles”) in a little olive oil with garlic and tomatoes for a nice light “pasta” meal, or serve a yummy protein packed turkey and spinach spaghetti sauce over your zoodles (shown). You can also mix grated zucchini into your baking. My kids love zucchini cookies and zucchini muffins. The zucchini not only adds fiber but it also adds moisture to the baking, and when paired with a no sugar added applesauce substitution for the oil, you’ve got yourself a much healthier muffin! How do you like to eat zucchini?
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The effect that diet can have on you now and in the future is astounding. Putting the right food in your body, is akin to putting the right gasoline in your car – the type of fuel affects how well it functions. Making the right food choices can reduce, eliminate, or prevent a variety of ailments. In the case of salmon, this “SuperFood” has been shown to lower heart disease risk, help arthritis, reduce depression and possibly help with memory loss and Alzheimer’s. When I think of food as fuel for my most important machine, I tend to make better choices. Today’s lunch is last night’s grilled salmon (in Montreal Steak Spice) over salad with a splash of rice vinegar as dressing. Yummy AND healthy! In addition to salmon’s amazing Omega-3 benefits, several recent studies have shown that salmon also contains bioactive peptides that provide special support for joint cartilage, insulin effectiveness, and the control of inflammation in the digestive tract. It’s also chock full of vitamins and minerals and high in protein! High protein foods require more energy from the body to process and are also good for muscle building, which in turn helps to increase fat burning and metabolism (assuming you are also working out). So go eat some salmon this week!
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I love Mondays when my watch sends me the little mail icon. #polar #calories #burningcalories #hiit #weightlifting #fitforce #justmove #goals #ft60