It’s of no surprise that a lot of people die because of heart disease. The good news is that it can be prevented, you know you’ve got to exercise.. but what to eat?
Here’s a rundown of 5 ways to be good to your heart, and for keeping your heart healthy and strong.
Oatmeal- Oatmeal packs a lot of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber absorbs water, which keeps us fuller for longer! Which also helps us lower LDL (Bad Cholesterol)
Salmon- and other fatty fish are very rich in omega-3 fat. It is also known that people, who eat more foods containing omega-3 fats, have higher levels of HDL (Good Cholesterol) and lower levels of triglycerides (or fat found), in your blood.
Beans- Just like Legumes, Peas and Lentils are rich in potassium and have been shown to help keep blood pressure levels in check. Also just like oatmeal, they are a great source of soluble fiber.
Tomatoes- Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce inflammation in your body. Lower levels of inflammation help reduce the chance of getting stroke, heart attack and heart disease.
Spinach- Really has it all when it comes to what your heart needs, including plenty of fiber, antioxidants and omega- 3 fatty acids. Spinach is rich in water-soluble B vitamin called “Folate”, which is important for building and maintaining your cells and making them healthy.
That’s it! Really simple I know.
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What is your favourite heart healthy food?
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Eating Healthy does not have to bore you to tears.
There are so many types of foods out there that are healthy but also delicious to eat.
So today I would like to share with you 40 foods you really should be eating. Some may surprise you!
Fruits & Berries 1 To 6 – there not just healthy they among the world’s most popular health foods out there.
This is not really surprising, as they taste so good. Another reason is they are so easy to add to your diet, because they require little to no preparation at all.
Apples- Are high in fibre, vitamin C and have loads of antioxidants. Apples are very fulfilling, and are great as snacks if you are feeling hungry between meals.
Avocados- Are different to your regular fruits, because they are loaded with healthy fats instead of carbs, if you have ever eaten one before you will also know they are creamy, tasty, high in fibre and have potassium and vitamin C. If you would like to know more about Avocados and what they can do for you (Click Here)
Bananas- Are among the world’s greatest sources of potassium. They are high in vitamin B6 and fibre. Bananas are so convenient and portable.
Blueberries- Are among the most powerful sources of antioxidants in the world! I almost feel bad for you, if you have not read about the 5 benefits of Blueberries. If you haven’t … (Click Here)
Oranges- Well known for the vitamin C in them of course. They are also high in fibre, antioxidants and taste nice.
Strawberries- They are highly nutritious, and are low in both calories and carbs. They are loaded with vitamin C also.
Note: There are so many other healthy fruits for you guys to eat that I have not listed. From Cherries to grapes, or mango’s to olives… they are all good for you and highly recommend you add them to your diet.
If you are struggling with how to, or never really understood why or how to start incorporating fruits in your diet daily (Click Here)
Eggs 7- Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. They were previously demonized for being high in cholesterol, but they are perfectly safe and healthy for you to eat. In fact here are 10 reasons why you should eat eggs (Click Here)
Meats 8 to 10- It really is a myth that meat is harmful for you.
Unprocessed, gently cooked meat is one of the healthiest and most
nutritious foods you can eat.
Lean Beef- Lean beef is among the best sources of protein out there. Choosing the fatty cuts is fine if you’re on a low carb diet too.
Chicken Breasts- Chicken breast is low in fat and calories, but extremely high in protein. It is great source of many nutrients.
Lamb- Lambs are usually grass fed, and their meat tends to be high in Omega- 3 fatty acids 👍.
Nuts, Seeds and Peanuts 11 to 16- Theses are high in fat but nuts and seeds do help you lose weight!
If you are wondering how? Then get ready to go nuts (Click Here)
Almonds- They are very popular type of nut. It is loaded with vitamin E, antioxidants, magnesium and fibre.
Chia Seeds- are among the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Studies have shown that a single ounce (28grams) contains 11 grams of fibre, and a large part of the recommended intake for magnesium mangasne, calcium and various other nutrients.
Coconuts- Are loaded with fibre and powerful fatty acids.
Macadamia Nuts- They are very tasty. They are much higher in monounsaturated fats (Good Fat), and lower in Omega-6 fatty acids, than most other nuts.
Walnuts- Very nutritious and loaded with fibre and all sorts of vitamins and minerals.
Peanuts- Technically legumes, not nuts I know, but they are incredibly tasty and high in nutrients and antioxidants!
Vegetables 17 To 20 – When eating a variety of different ones daily, you really are winning in life. Vegetables are among the world’s most concentrated sources of nutrients, period.
Asparagus- Is a popular vegetable. It is low in carbs but loaded with vitamin K.
Broccoli- Is a cruciferous vegetable (Part of the cabbage family) that taste great both cooked and raw. It is an excellent source of fibre, vitamin K and Vitamin C, and contains a decent amount of protein compared to other vegetables.
Carrots- The carrot is a popular root vegetable. It is very crunchy, and loaded with nutrients like fibre and vitamin K. Carrots are also very high in carotene antioxidants, which have numerous benefits.
Kale- has been popular in recent years, for a good reason. It is incredibly high in vitamin K, vitamin C, fibre and a number of other nutrients. It is perfect to add a satisfying crunch to salads and other recipes.
Note: Again there are so many other vegetables I could have mentioned like Tomatoes, Onions, Leeks and courgettes. But I feel that eating vegetables daily is a must and you will not be sorry for doing so.
Fish & Sea Food 21 To 26- Fish and other sea foods tend to be very healthy and nutritious. They are especially rich in omega- 3 fatty acids and iodine, two nutrients that most people don’t get enough of.
Recent studies suggest that people who eat the most foods from the sea (especially fish) tend to live longer and have a lower risk of many diseases, including heart disease, dementia and depression.
Salmon- Salmon is a type of oily fish that is incredibly popular due to its excellent taste and high amount of nutrients, including protein and Omega-3 fatty acids it also contains some vitamin D.
Sardines- They are small oily fish that are among the most nutritious foods you can eat. They contain a hefty amount of the majority of nutrients required by the human body (Get Eating).
Shrimp- Is a type of animal found in the sea (duh). It tends to be low in fat and calories, but high in protein. It is also loaded with various other nutrients, including selenium and vitamin B12.
Trout- Is another type of delicious oily fish, similar to salmon.
Tuna- Very popular in Western countries, and tends to be low in fat, but high in protien. It is prefect for people who need to add more protein to their diets, while keeping calories low.
Shellfish- Not really eaten very often, which is a shame because it contains more nutrients than almost every other food out there. It ranks similar to organ meats when it comes to nutrient density. Edible shellfish includes Clams and Oysters.
Grains 27 To 29- Thanks to the paleo diet Grains have really been given a bad name. However, it is a mistake to lump all grains together. There are many different types of grains, and some of them are very healthy for you.
Brown Rice- Is one of the oldest cereal grains, and is currently a staple food for more than half of the people in the world today. Brown (Wholegrain) rice is fairly nutritious, with a decent amount of fibre, vitamin B1 and magnesium.
Oats- Oats is incredibly healthy. It is loaded with nutrients, and also contain powerful fibres. Not to mention it keeps you fuller for longer!
Quinoa- You may not have heard of this but I think in terms of grains this is one to look out for in the future. What makes this stand out from wheat and rice is the fact that Quinoa is a complete protein- containing all eight of the essential amino acids. So you could say this is a super super food!
Bread 30- Most people eat a lot of bread. For those who are trying to adopt a healthier diet for the first time, it can be extremely challenging to find something to eat instead of bread. Good news though if you are in this position I suggest you read this (Click Here)
Ezekiel bread- The healthiest bread you can buy in a store. It’s made from organic, sprouted whole grains, and is much better for you than brown bread.
Legumes 31 To 32- Are another food group that has been unfairly demonized in recent years. The truth is that legumes contain anti- nutrients, substances that can interfere with digestion and absorption of nutrients.
However, the anti- nutrients can be eliminated by soaking and properly preparing the legumes before eating them.
So what you are left with is an incredibly cheap source of quality nutrition, including a great plant- based source of protein.
Green Beans- Are unique varieties of the common bean. They are very popular in western countries.
Lentils- Are another popular legume. They are very high in fibre and one of the best sources of plant- based protein. Lentils also taste nice.
Dairy 33 To 35- For people who can tolerate dairy products they are a healthy source of various amounts of important nutrients.
Full- fat dairy products seem to be the best, and studies show that people who eat the most full- fat dairy have a lower risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
If the dairy comes from grass- fed cows, then that may be even better for you.
Cheese- Is a incredibly nutritious, and a single slice of it contains about the same nutrients as an entire cup of milk!
Whole Milk- Is very high in vitamins, minerals, quality animal protein and healthy fats. It is one of the best sources of calcium.
Yoghurt- Is made from milk that is fermented (The process of exposing bacteria and yeast, via injecting or naturally through the air). It has many of the same health effects that milk does, expect with the added benefits of the friendly probiotic bacteria.
Fats & Oils 36 To 38- You need to be adding the right types of fats to your diet. Not all fats are bad and some in the wider media are actually making a comeback as health foods.
Butter- Is good for you it comes straight from a cow (not like margarine) it lowers the risk of obesity, and has important nutrients in it like Vitamin K2.
Coconut Oil- Is loaded with powerful fatty acids called medium chain triglycerides. Coconut oil may have benefits for Alzheimers disease also. It Has also been shown to help you with losing belly fat. I have some other tips to help you lose belly fat also just (Click Here)
Extra Virgin Oil- Is the healthiest fat on earth. It contains Heart- healthy monounsaturated fats, and is very high in antioxidants with powerful health benefits.
Tubers 39 to 40- Are the storage organs of some plants. They tend to contain a number of beneficial nutrients.
Potatoes- Potatoes are a very popular food around the world. They are loaded with potassium, and contain a little bit of almost every nutrient we need, including vitamin C. They are also incredibly fulfilling. One study found that boiled potatoes were by far the most filling of 38 foods that were tasted… from experience I couldn’t say they were wrong!
Sweet Potatoes- Are among the most delicious starchy foods you can eat. They are loaded with antioxidants and all sorts of healthy nutrients.
And that’s a wrap! The top 40 foods you really should be eating!
I would love to hear from you guys
Which of theses foods are you going to be adding today?
Do you have any questions you would like to ask?
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Until next time Ciao
Blueberries are highly nutritious, and are a very popular fruit.
There is reason Blueberries have the label of “Superfood.” They are low in calories and give you your dose of vitamin C.
But that is not the only reasons why you should add Blueberries to your diet.
Here are 5 more health benefits of Blueberries.
Blueberries Reduce DNA Damage Which May Help Protect Against Ageing And Cancer-
Oxidative DNA damage is a part of life. It is said to occur tens of thousands of times per day, in every single cell in the body.
The DNA damage is one of the reason we grow older, and it also plays a very important role in the development of diseases such as cancer.
Because Blueberries are high in antioxidants, they can neutralize some of the free radicals that cause damage to our DNA.
Also I read about a 4- week study, in which 168 participants were instructed to drink 1 litre (4 cups) of a mixture of Blueberry and Apple juice, every single day.
At the end of this study, Oxidative DNA damage due to free radicals was reduced by 20%.
This discovery has also been supported by an even smaller study using fresh Blueberries.
Blueberries Are Not Only Low In Calories But High In Nutrients-
The blueberry is a flowering shrub (medium sized plant) that produces berries that are coloured blue to purple, also known as blueberries.
It is related to similar shrubs, such as those that produce Cranberries and Huckleberries. Blueberries are small, and have a flared crown at the end.
At First Blueberries are actually green, but when ripened they are blue/ purple.
The two most common types are:
Highbush Blueberries-, which is mostly grown in America &…
Lowbush Blueberries- Which, is often referred to as “Wild” Blueberries. To spot the difference; these are typically smaller, but what you might not know is that they are also richer in some antioxidants.
Blueberries Are Good For Your Heart-
Eating Blueberries may lower blood pressure and Oxidized LDL. (Lipoproteins the “bad cholesterol”)
However, it’s important to realize that these are risk factors, not actual diseases.
What we really want to know is whether Blueberries help prevent hard end points like lets say a heart attack, which is the worlds biggest killer.
A study I read from 2013 said that 93,600 nurses, eating plenty of anthocyanins (The main antioxidants in Blueberries) were linked to 32% lower risk of heart attacks.
This was an observational study, so it cannot prove that the Blueberries caused the reduction in risk, but it seems likely given the known beneficial effects on risk factors.
Blueberries Maintain Brain Function And Improve Memory-
Blueberries boost concentration and memory for up to five hours.
This is because the antioxidants in Blueberries stimulate the flow of blood and Oxygen to your brain, and keep the mind fresh.
Blueberries also contain an anti-oxidant in Anthocyanis (found in blueberries).
There are other antioxidants such as Proanthocyanidins Resveratrol and Tannins.
While I’m not going to even pretend I know what those are, what I do know is that they have been shown to boosts focus, and even protect against cancer heart diseases and dementia.
Blueberries Help With Reduced Muscle Damage After Workouts-
Going hard on your exercises can lead to muscle soreness and fatigue.
This is driven, in part, by local inflammation and oxidative stress in the muscle tissue.
Blueberries really help with reducing damage that occurs at the molecular level, minimizing soreness and reduction in muscle performance.
In a small study of 10 female athletes, Blueberries accelerated muscle recovery after strenuous leg exercises.
I think it is clear to see that Blueberries are incredibly healthy and nutritious don’t you?
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Not all frozen foods are created equal. Healthful choices certainly are available. That being said with so many options, it can be really difficult to figure out which ones are healthier.
So below are my five helpful tips to make your life easier when down the frozen food aisle.
5 Tips For Choosing Frozen Meals
Read The Labels- It is not uncommon for frozen food to include additives and artificial ingredients. So you must always read the ingredients label and choose whole foods and less of the fake stuff. If you are struggling to get whole foods in your diet, then here are some effective ways to get more whole foods in your diet (Click Here)
Portion Sizes- The portion sizes of packaged foods can be deceiving. It is best to check the nutrition facts on the label and take note of the number of servings in the package. It may seem like the package is for one person when it is really for two (or even more) servings.
Watch out for Sodium- Frozen foods are notorious for having lots of sodium (Salt) in them. Choose frozen meals with no more than 765Mg of sodium per serving.
Choose Whole Grains- There are tons of benefits to going off and eating whole grains such as: Good for your heart, digestive system and keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Yet in general we do not seem to eat enough of it. Many frozen meals are actually made with whole grains, so choose those varieties often.
Add Vegetables- Frozen meals often include only a very small portion of vegetables or none at all. To round out the meal and keep it fairly balanced, add a salad or pick up a bag of frozen vegetables to steam and have them on the side.
I would love to hear from you guys!
What are your favourite frozen food meals?
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You’re in a spot of bother right now.
You love eating bread a lot, but have now read…
That the latest Celebrities and Athletes are using Gluten- free diets to become stronger, faster, healthier and more youthful looking.
Everywhere you go, restaurants and grocery stores are now offering Gluten -free foods.
You’re confused. You’re wondering if your love of bread is actually worth it. You also want to know if giving up Gluten is worth the trouble and expense. More importantly you are wondering what the hell is Gluten anyway?
What I am about to share with you will cover all of the above, and whether or not the Gluten- free diet for weight loss is for you or not.
What Is Gluten?
Well its not PVA glue that’s for sure! (Well not quite) Gluten is a protein found in grains including Wheat, Rye and Barley. This particular protein acts like glue to shape and form the food. The two proteins that make up gluten are Gliadin and Glutenin. This is why people with Celiac disease react badly to it.
Who Actually Needs A Gluten Free Diet?
Gluten-free diet is a must for those with Celiac disease. When gluten is consumed, the immune system responds by thinking it’s invading your body. In the end people with Celiac disease end up with damaged intestines. Those of you who have Celiac disease will tend to have a tougher time to absorb your nutrients into your bloodstream. When the gluten is consumed you can potentially feel malnourished.
Should I switch diets?
Only if you are suffering from Celiac disease or Gluten sensitive. The hype around Gluten-free has made a lot of people change diets without any real reason to. Besides for healthy eating, going Gluten- free isn’t the healthiest. Whole grains provide very important nutrients, which aren’t easy to get when many grains are cut out. The reality is not many people need to switch, for example only 1% of Americans need to be on a Gluten- free diet due to the fact they have Celiac disease. Not for weight loss purposes.
Have people lost weight while following a Gluten- free diet? OF COURSE! I’ve heard countless stories of people losing weight such as (Pics Below) Oprah Winfrey, Miley Cyrus, Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian.. But this is most likely because many high calorie processed foods were cut out of their diets. The increase in Gluten- free snack (Junk) food on the market has now made it easy to gain weight when following this diet.
Without having a medical reason like Celiac disease, there’s no reason to eliminate Gluten. I would say that it’s always good idea to incorporate a variety of whole grains into your diet to add versatility and balance out your nutrients. A Gluten-free diet is a difficult one to follow, especially if you have never been on a diet before. If you want to lose weight, and I mean really, like it’s a goal for you to do this and be consistent. Then I would invest my money elsewhere.
I would like to hear from you guys!
Do you think there are other reasons Gluten is bad for you?
Do you have any other questions about Gluten?
Then please leave your comments below
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Today I don’t want to talk about food.. “WHAT?” I didn’t get hit over the head or any thing like that; I just feel this is something I need to share with my readers (Especially the frequent visitors). I know many of you guys have the motivation to make the difference, but once that tank is empty your left very frustrated via some of the mails I get. My question to you today is who inspires you? If the answer is no one then why not?
Every day, every minute and every second spent on this earth you have the ability of being inspired. It can flip your whole world upside down, or just simply keeping you on track to get to your goals. Even the dictionary defines it as “ The process of being mentally stimulated to do or to feel something, especially to do something creative”. That to me is priceless if somebody can have that effect on you in your own life, that is yet another way to fill your motivation right to the top!
Not just from people Inspiration can come from anything – Books, Places, Pets, Articles and Music. It can really be anything – anything you really can enjoy.
Which brings me to the point of being an inspiration; If you can be that for somebody else then you really know you got your act together! I would be honoured if somebody turned around and said “ You are my inspiration!”.
I believe that inspiration is a necessity in life. It brings so much joy and happiness not in a typical way, but yet so so effective. Nobody is perfect, I am not a believer in mistakes only lessons, and it’s how we grow into our best self’s. Mistakes to me makes it into a bad thing which it’s really not as we grow from it, so lessons sounds more positive in general than an actually mistake (to me).
So Who Inspires Me?
Good question (note to self) there are so many people to choose from! Most of mine are unfortunately deceased. Therefore I have decided to pick three that our currently still breathing, and our presently inspiring me daily.
First 3 Words That Spring To Mind- Gifted, Generous and Workaholic
Why Dhani Inspires Me- I can honestly say that he is the most open person I have ever met in my life. Which is such a nice trait to have because you can ask him anything, and he will always give you a sincere answer.
He is also a giver and I don’t just mean gifts! Time, Patience’s and understanding. Which really inspires me to be more of a giver and more of an open book to the world.
His work ethic also is amazing, and fills me up with inspiration every time I see or hear how well he is progressing in work and life in general. His spiritual side also inspires me, as he is so calm and laid back about it and none judgmental.
Lastly Something you guys will all see soon enough I am sure is his dreams, visions and ideas to better all of our life’s.. When I sit back and soak It all in I think to my self “wow he really is selfless” and I think we can all be inspired by that don’t you think?
What I Am Learning From Dhani Currently? – Not to overcomplicate things too much, grind a lot harder, Hinduism and philanthropy.
How can you learn from Dhani?- Go to his you Tube channel “Dhani Joshi.” There are plenty of videos that can be found of him giving away tons of value, he is into the home business industry ( making money online) so if that sounds appealing then even more reason to watch! But even if that is not up your street he has videos that we could all learn from, via life and improving oneself each and every day.
First 3 Words That Spring To Mind- Supreme, Athlete and Leader
Why Floyd Inspires Me? – Floyd Mayweather inspires me for so many reasons. For e.g. Olympic Bronze Medallist 1996 (We all know it’s really gold though), Five- Division world champion, Undefeated as a pro boxer 47-0, The richest athlete in sports, Not a single endorsement deal to his name, and the pound for pound greatest boxer in the world today!
As a boxing fan just that alone is incredible. I am struggling to think of another sportsmen who is nearly 40 and not only killing it, but at the top of the mountain in peak condition.
Aside from his actually Boxing ability, I am more inspired by his entrepreneurial side. Floyd has aligned himself with all the right people such as Al Haymon (Floyd’s advisor) and Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions.
He seems able to strike up deals like at the MGM Grand Arena, which sees him, net around $ 3.5milon (maybe even more) and the best part is he is able to raise the revenue plus get nearly all of it to himself, which is not common at all In world of boxing/sports period.
The Mayweather module is very inspiring to me because it shows you can always do more, in his case a lot more to evolve things to new heights that the world is yet to see.
TMT “ The Money Team” is his own brand, which distributes apparel. He promotes tirelessly and that also inspires me as I am working on my own brand myself.
What inspirer’s me the most about him is his big personality, strong leadership, his hard work & dedication even after winning/ earning so much for so long and although he gets a lot of hate, he never hates back. Also when he enters a building everybody takes note, and listens to his words of wisdom. I understand that a lot of people do not like Floyd at all! For reason including: To arrogant and all he cares about is the money.
I see past the exterior. I can tell the difference between the “Character” Floyd Mayweather & the “Real” Floyd Mayweather, I think a lot of people get confused with the two sometimes. Floyd is a family man at heart.
He loves his family a lot especially his kids Jirah, Koraun, Zion and Lyanna. All about the money? Couldn’t be further from the truth! Loyalty to his team is yet another reason among many of what inspires me about him, I could go on further but it’s getting a tad too long lol!
What I Am Learning From Floyd Currently?– Mainly I thought I knew what it took to be dedicated to something. That you really love a while ago, and to put in hard work each and everyday.. BUT I WAS WRONG!
Although I am no boxer, his hard work and dedication to his boxing/ business to me is second to none.
That’s something that can only push me and motivate me further; I am not the type of guy to be stunned by the glitz and glamour, neither to hate nor say spiteful things. Just because he has a lot of money and he likes to show it (for me it’s no problem at all).
The way he has been able to set up all this wealth for himself, and his family makes me happy and keeps me motivated. As it shows what is possible if you keep on putting in the work.
Some others would include: How to self promote better, Understanding the bigger picture in business, being fearless and that hard work and dedication! (In fitness and Business)
How can you learn from Floyd?- I have an article that I read explaining more in- depth about how Floyd operates in business (Click Here) other than that just watch the great man at work both in and out of the ring, there are many lessons to learn from somebody I am proud to call my mentor.
First 3 Words That Spring To Mind- Adventurous, Hilarious and Contagious
Why Vanessa Inspires Me? – I feel I can relate to Vanessa in so many ways. Her mindset and how she approaches things in life. Nothing really seems to faze her much; Vanessa is an all action girl always taking risks to better herself, as she understands that in order to grow you must get out of your comfort zone.
Vanessa for someone so talented & successful is a very humble individual, with her own thoughts, dreams and ideas that she is never afraid to share. I love how hard she works for everything! Especially when setting up goals for herself and how she works on attaining them, just inspires me.
Vanessa I can see has a lot of gratitude (which is wonderful to see) for all the blessings in her life, and is still close- knit to her family, love bugs and friends.
For nearly over a year now Vanessa has inspired me to try out different things in my life, that I would never of imagined doing. So many things spring to mind but to name one Yoga.
I use to scoff at it, then I got inspired by her to give it a go and now.. I absolutely love it! I cannot imagine my life without it now; Yoga has helped me so much with my Posture, flexibility, balance, focus and peace of mind. She gave me some ideas for meditation also, and Iv never looked back Namaste Vanessa
But the thing that inspires me the most about Vanessa is her way with words. Her way with words really connect with me deeply, I feel really uplifted when I hear her talk.
Examples: “ Push away the negativity. Let your soul walk into the light. We start a new week. Lets surprise ourselves and become one with all”.
“God has big plans for you. Miracles are waiting right beyond the point of giving up. Be willing. Be the best you”.
“Look inwards. Awaken your dreams. What do you see when you close your eyes? Dream. Risk. Create.” & “Nothing is real except the present. If you’re worrying about the future, it’s completely irrelevant because it hasn’t happened yet. And the past there’s no need to dwell on that, either” (You see what I mean so trill).
I also believe that she is a strong leader in many ways, but is made out to be an attention seeking airhead from the media, which is not true. As somebody once told me People put leaders at the top of the pyramid. Really, they are at the bottom. Holding everyone up, inspiring others. That’s a real leader.. and that is Vanessa Hudgens.
What I Am Learning From Vanessa Currently?– Yoga techniques like the standing bow (which she does so well), new areas to go hiking in. Like Na Pali coast state park, in Hawaii and Griffith observatory hike in Los Angeles. All the info on Gigi (iv got to see that on Broadway)
Books to read such as “The Tibetan book of living and dying” by Sogyal Rinpoche and “Exploring the world of Lucid Dreams” by Stephen LaBerge. Lastly just all the things that make Vanessa a really special person, she’s so contagious! All her goodness rubs of on you in the end.
How can you learn from Vanessa?- You can go and check out her Tumblr account: (Click Here). Or equally If you would like to know anything about her or have any questions then go to “The Official Vanessa Hudgens team” based in NYC- (Click here) it’s the place to go to, they are responsive and very welcoming. They also provide news, updates & more (Ok that part I read in the bio XD).
So Who Inspires You?
We’ve heard enough about who inspires me; now I would love to hear from you! Who inspires you? Make sure you leave a comment below letting us know who it is and how they inspired you, and what if anything you are learning from them currently
I really appreciate you guys. This was much longer than I intended, but my heart wouldn’t let me stop lol.. until next time Ciao.
College years are notorious for many reasons, one of which is gaining weight. Did you know that most freshmen gain nearly up to twenty pounds? Do not be a statistic! Weigh in on these helpful tips to make your college years, truly, the best of your life.
It seems that college life and weight gain go hand in hand. The boredom certainly plays a role. Mom would rather not hear this, but there is a lot of down time in college. Time that you’re supposed to be studying real hard but instead is spent socializing and snacking, and let’s be honest: guys your peers are a big influence on your unhealthy food choices (pizza and wings at midnight, anyone?).
Another cause of weight gain is eating out. Since there are limited cooking facilities in dorms and limited cooking skills – most eighteen year olds tend to only know how to toast bread – there is a reliance on eating out.
I’m Young, Why Eat Healthy?
Choices made at a young age affect your future- we all know this. This is especially true with healthy eating. Preventing future health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis are only a few of the benefits of eating well at a young age. Not only will it help you prevent disease, eating healthily and exercising will also lay the foundation for your future. Developing healthful habits at a young age makes it easier to keep them going throughout your life.
Do’s & Don’ts
The following are just small adjustments you can make to your diet which will kick-start your “healthy makeover”. In college, there are times you have to make a choice between “bad food choices” and “better food choices” for your future, and here’s how:
Bar Food- Choose: Fresh popped popcorn and grilled chicken
Not: Mozzarella sticks, Wings, fried chicken fingers, chips/French fries
After Party Food- Choose: Macaroni and Cheese, whole grain Crackers and Hummus, low fat Cheese on whole grain Toast (healthy grilled cheese),
Not: Ordering in: Pizza, Chicken wings or burgers.
Cafeteria Breakfast- Choose: A vegetable omelette or hard-boiled Egg with Toast, Oatmeal
Not: Unhealthy fry up, Waffles or Muffins.
Dorm Room Snacks- Choose: Greek yoghurt, trail Nuts (without the chocolate) , Peanut butter on slice of Brown or whole wheat bread and fresh fruit.
Not: Chips, chocolate/candy, microwave meals, butter Popcorn and heavy Sugary food period.
Frozen Meals- Choose: Lean cuisine meals, Frozen Fruit and Veggies.
Not: Frozen food with lots of salt in them ( READ THE LABELS)
Restaurants Choose: Healthy one that actually makes their food fresh! E.g unlimited salad to start, with vinaigrette dressing on the side, grilled Salmon with a side of spinach for the main course.
Not: Fast food restaurant food, bread sticks, salad coated with salad dressing, creamy pasta and vodka to drink (smh)
Don’t Forget to Exercise
Everyone, no matter the age, needs physical activity. As the concept goes: calories in should be less than the energy you expend in order to lose weight. One does not work without the other. Make a commitment to working out at least three times a week and stick to it. It can be from any where from 7 to thirty minutes of cardiovascular exercise to make a difference to your health. Consider going for a run, dancing at Zumba class, or playing a sport with friends. Encourage a friend to join forces, and motivate each other along the way, nobody said it would be easy but once it becomes a habit, boy it will be worth it :).
Christmas is just around the corner so I came up with the: “Top Ten Tips For A Healthy Christmas” I hope theses tips can really help you and get you even closer to your weight loss goals. As this is my last post of the year ( I will be back next year)
I would also like to wish you all reading this a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Every bit of success with your weight loss goals at the end of this 2014 Weight Loss season, and even more so for the new Weight Loss season ahead in 2015!
Without further ado here are my TOP TIPS!
ONE- Boil your vegetables in a small amount of water until they are al dente ( slightly undercooked). Do not overcook them as you don’t want to be tempted to add any unnecessary sauces on them ( ketchup, mayo etc)
TWO- Have regular meal times, so you don’t feel the hunger pangs. Don’t forget to start the day right with a healthy breakfast!
THREE- Avoid eating food such as crisps, chocolates and sweets, as it has no nutritional value and WILL NOT HELP YOU IN YOUR WEIGHT LOSS GOALS.
FOUR- Go for a really good cut of meat ( if you eat meat that is) and if you are eating Turkey, Goose or Chicken, take off the skin as it’s really high in fat.
FIVE- Pile your plate full of vegetables because it will leave less room for high fat foods such as stuffing and pigs-in-blankets to undo your good work.
SIX- Instead of having Christmas pudding, I suggest you go for a fruit salad mixed up with all the fruits you can think of and get eating. May not be to some peoples liking but after a really heavy meal I think it’s a smart decision.
SEVEN- Stop eating just before your belly pops. As your brain is quite slow to catch up to the fact that you are full, whereas your stomach knows from the get go and of course will let you know in due course who is actually boss.
EIGHT- Mindful eating..watch how much is going onto your plate, and secondly if you are glued to the telly you are not going to be very mindful of what you are eating.
NINE- Go for a 10 to 15 minutes walk an hour after you have had Christmas dinner. If you can slip away earlier then do so.
TEN- Last but not least enjoy the day… ITS CHRISTMASSSSSS