Keep your apple slices from going brown by securing them with a rubber band, ready to eat!
This is the single best tip I have learnt from being a fitblr haha
Lemon juice also keeps fruit from going brown!
I have the perfect snack for my runny nose…celery(:
This is a great post especially with cold season around.
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Always need this reminder.
Also, 12 weeks until spring break, if that helps anyone.
whoever did this, thank you.
I’m a double 0 at Chicos and a 10 at walmart,
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World’s Healthiest Chocolate Chip Cookies
No-Bake Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies
Healthy Sugar Cookies
Secret Peanut Butter Cookies
Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate PB No-Bake Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cookies
Hot Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies
Chocolate Chip Banana Bites
Four-Minute Coconut Macaroons
Gluten-Free Chocolate Lace Cookies
S’mores Graham Crackers
Funfetti Cookie Dough Balls
Flourless Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies
Mini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies
Blueberry Coconut Pecan Breakfast Cookies
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Superfood Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
Tropical Pineapple Coconut No Bake Bites
Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Cookie Dough Balls
Soft Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies
Red, White, and Blue No Bake Squares
Clean Eating Coconut Lime No Bake Freezer Cookies
Walnut Oatmeal Date Balls
Skinny Monkey Cookies
Oatmeal Banana Pumpkin Cookies
The majority of these are vegan, and some are even raw vegan!
Reject the Diet Mentality. Throw out the diet books and magazine articles that offer you false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, and permanently. Get angry at the lies that have led you to feel as if you were a failure every time a new diet stopped working and you gained back all of the weight. If you allow even one small hope to linger that a new and better diet might be lurking around the corner, it will prevent you from being free to rediscover Intuitive Eating.
Honor Your Hunger. Keep your body biologically fed with adequate energy and carbohydrates. Otherwise you can trigger a primal drive to overeat. Once you reach the moment of excessive hunger, all intentions of moderate, conscious eating are fleeting and irrelevant. Learning to honor this first biological signal sets the stage for re-building trust with yourself and food.
Make Peace with Food. Call a truce, stop the food fight! Give yourself unconditional permission to eat. If you tell yourself that you can’t or shouldn’t have a particular food, it can lead to intense feelings of deprivation that build into uncontrollable cravings and, often, bingeing When you finally “give-in” to your forbidden food, eating will be experienced with such intensity, it usually results in Last Supper overeating, and overwhelming guilt.
Challenge the Food Police. Scream a loud “NO” to thoughts in your head that declare you’re “good” for eating under 1000 calories or “bad” because you ate a piece of chocolate cake. The Food Police monitor the unreasonable rules that dieting has created . The police station is housed deep in your psyche, and its loud speaker shouts negative barbs, hopeless phrases, and guilt-provoking indictments. Chasing the Food Police away is a critical step in returning to Intuitive Eating.
Respect Your Fullness. Listen for the body signals that tell you that you are no longer hungry. Observe the signs that show that you’re comfortably full. Pause in the middle of a meal or food and ask yourself how the food tastes, and what is your current fullness level?
Discover the Satisfaction Factor. The Japanese have the wisdom to promote pleasure as one of their goals of healthy living In our fury to be thin and healthy, we often overlook one of the most basic gifts of existence—the pleasure and satisfaction that can be found in the eating experience. When you eat what you really want, in an environment that is inviting and conducive, the pleasure you derive will be a powerful force in helping you feel satisfied and content. By providing this experience for yourself, you will find that it takes much less food to decide you’ve had “enough”.
Honor Your Feelings Without Using Food. Find ways to comfort , nurture, distract, and resolve your issues without using food. Anxiety, loneliness, boredom, anger are emotions we all experience throughout life. Each has its own trigger, and each has its own appeasement. Food won’t fix any of these feelings. It may comfort for the short term, distract from the pain, or even numb you into a food hangover. But food won’t solve the problem. If anything, eating for an emotional hunger will only make you feel worse in the long run. You’ll ultimately have to deal with the source of the emotion, as well as the discomfort of overeating.
Respect Your Body. Accept your genetic blueprint. Just as a person with a shoe size of eight would not expect to realistically squeeze into a size six, it is equally as futile (and uncomfortable) to have the same expectation with body size. But mostly, respect your body, so you can feel better about who you are. It’s hard to reject the diet mentality if you are unrealistic and overly critical about your body shape.
Exercise—Feel the Difference. Forget militant exercise. Just get active and feel the difference. Shift your focus to how it feels to move your body, rather than the calorie burning effect of exercise. If you focus on how you feel from working out, such as energized, it can make the difference between rolling out of bed for a brisk morning walk or hitting the snooze alarm. If when you wake up, your only goal is to lose weight, it’s usually not a motivating factor in that moment of time.
Honor Your Health—Gentle Nutrition. Make food choices that honor your health and tastebuds while making you feel well. Remember that you don’t have to eat a perfect diet to be healthy. You will not suddenly get a nutrient deficiency or gain weight from one snack, one meal, or one day of eating. It’s what you eat consistently over time that matters, progress not perfection is what counts.
May have reblogged this before but posting again because it is so useful!
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this is for anon who wanted this to be rebloggable. idk how to do that so here ya go!
since i have seen this picture i never want to eat crisps or chips again
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In California Prop 37 was defeated. It would have required food containing GMOs to be labeled. Yes, it is possible to buy an election. The big food corps outspent the little guys 46 million to 9 million.
One of the claims of the ad campaign was that the GMO labeling would be too complicated for the average consumer to understand. Another was that the unnecessary labeling would cost the average consumer $400 more in grocery bills per year. Hogwash!
The real cost would be for all the food corporations that would no longer be able to call their products “natural” if they contained GMOs.
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Anorexia is not a look, it is a mental disorder, and it pisses me off when people say “I look anorexic” or “i bet they’re anorexic because they’re so thin!” or “oh she/he’s so skinny they’re anorexic looking” it doesn’t help anyone. Some people are naturally thin without anorexia, and some…
1. Most races and fun runs are full of hot bodies in very little clothing. Let me repeat that: HOT PEOPLE. WEARING PRACTICALLY NOTHING. Wear sunglasses, and ogle with reckless abandon.
2. You can lose weight by drinking nothing but hot water with lemon. Or you can run for an hour, treat yourself to a cookie and still fit into your skinny jeans. One of these options makes you bitchy; the other makes you rad.
3. Take your iPod with you, and your runs suddenly become a safe place to indulge your love of boy-band music. With enough practice, you can even blend in a couple dance moves from ‘Bye Bye Bye’. Don’t lie: You’ve still got that routine memorized.
4. When your boss, your melodramatic friend and your nagging to-do list won’t leave you alone, calmly put on your running shoes and head out the door. They won’t follow you. It’s a safer alternative to storming out with both middle fingers in the air (though you can -and should- still do this in your head, just for spectacular effect).
5. You’ll discover lululemon pants are good for more than just buying tampons and Cheez-its at Target (I know, ladies. My world was rocked with that discovery, too.).
6. Running is the last place you have to “be a lady.” Sweat, snot and sneaking behind a bush to pee is not only liberating it’s fun, in that giggly-childish-naughty kind of way.
7. Getting a run in before happy hour means you get tipsy on half a glass of wine instead of your usual two. That’s not being a lush, that’s just sound economic planning.
8. Studies have shown that runners have better sex. Sex counts as a cross-training workout, which in turn makes you a better runner, which – hello! – leads to even better sex. Really, the whole thing is full of win-wins.
9. Girls are lucky; there’s an entire industry committed to making us look awesome while getting our sweat on. Workout clothes come in all sorts of cool colors and designs. Jockstraps, on the other hand, will always be ugly with questionable stains.
10. Non-runners will sit on the couch and call you crazy. Those folks, sadly, will never learn what their bodies are capable of. You, on the other hand, will die knowing you completely, totally, unabashedly used up the body that was loaned to you. That’s not crazy. That’s freakin’ awesome.
i live for each of THESE.
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For some of you who have been eating clean in a caloric deficit for a long period of time, “plateauing” becomes a problem. A plateau is when your body reaches a state where it is no longer making notable changes. Some people find carb cycling to be an effective means for fat loss. Here are some tips regarding carb cycling for those of you interested in trying it to break that plateau:
High carb days should be on leg day, or your heaviest training days. You should expect that you may gain some water weight, particularly after a high carb day. A carb is not just a carb, you must choose healthy, wholesome, COMPLEX sources such as sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, steel-cut oats, NOT cookies, crackers and candy! You should decrease your fat intake on high carb days to avoid getting too high with your calories. And of course, maintain your total weekly calorie intake for the week!
Here is an example of what that might look like:
Day-1: 150 grams
Day-2: 100 grams
Day-3: 50 grams
Day-4: 125 grams
Day-5: 200 grams