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Counting Calories: For that last bit of stubborn fat!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

I've restrained from counting calories for some months now because I've done that whole counting thing in the past, and developed an unhealthy obsession about it - But... I'm more mature now and I think it's a necessity to get that LAST bit of stubborn fat off my lower back/thigh area.



I've improved a lot since my last pictures, but I don't think I want to take new pictures juusstt yeett. emoticon

Anyways, I'm going to allow myself to eat 1,500-1,600 calories (on a vegan diet) and I'll be working out everyday as well (both strength training and HIIT)

If your interested in what I'll be eating, I'm going to make daily picture food diary blogs starting tomorrow :)

If you have any tips on how to burn off that last bit of fat, please share!

  
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MAMAJAHMAI 11/25/2013 12:50AM

    Try fasted cardio, or eat foods with the lowest amount of GI impact on your system prior to your HITT sessions :-) Squats are great for our Quads and Hams as well.

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I ate a WHOLE head of lettuce and I liked it.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I was never the "salad" type girl - Heck, I was never the vegetable eating type gal at all! I would try to eat MAYBE 2 cups of spinach, drenched in dressing once in a blue moon. but overall, I hated salad.

soo, what changed? I became vegan.

I was the vegan that hated all vegetables in the beginning, but that is slowly changing. My taste buds are changing on me everyday!

The other day, for some odd reason I wanted red leaf lettuce. I never had that kind of lettuce before but I wanted it anyways. -and I ate the whole darn thing, WITHOUT DRESSING! I really cant believe I actually liked it too!

Now, I'm eating a whole head of lettuce everyday - and I'm enjoying it!

I've been exploring different vegetables every week. and I'm getting more and more excited to try new things now



these are all the vegetables I've been enjoying lately.
*Red leaf lettuce
*Cucumber
*Carrots
*Spouts

-hey, liking 4 vegetables is better than none!

anyways, Just had to share! Tell me, what vegetables are your favorite?


  
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BREW99 11/14/2013 2:06PM

    Congrats! Being vegan is amazing isn't it?! It's hard to chose just a few favorites but I would have to go with zucchini, cauliflower and beets right now. They are in season so maybe that's a cheat.. Have you had vegan cauliflower 'n cheese? It's a healthy version of mac n cheese. Sounds crazy to subtract the pasta but it's so satisfying and you get to eat more veggies! Mmm emoticon

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SWEETNSKINNY 11/14/2013 1:44PM

    I love asparagus...drizzle it with olive oil, put some pepper on it and stick it in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes...DELISH!

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TWEETYKC00 11/14/2013 11:57AM

    We'll make a bunny out of you yet! lol

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SHELL1400_85 11/14/2013 11:50AM

    I love salad! It so crunchy and delicious!

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TATERCAT 11/14/2013 11:35AM

    I love 'nearly' all the veggies. I think that if you taste something you don't like, cook it or serve it differently next time because that makes a difference.
Lately I have been buying the pre-cut spring-mix salad. The one I am absolutely in love with has all sorts of leafy veggies and herbs. Funnily enough I am not a fan of romaine lettuce, so I like to mix it with other leafy veggies, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, capers, avocado etc etc.. Whatever I have in my fridge. Besides the pre-cut is so convenient for me to open, toss and eat!


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OUTDOORGIRL69 11/14/2013 10:04AM

    I am a salad lover. I also love all veggies. I haven't found one I don't like yet.

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LUANN7 11/14/2013 1:27AM

    brussel sprouts, broccoli and spinach are my favorites. It's good your getting some veggies.

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 11/14/2013 1:12AM

    I love salad. I should really eat more of it!

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TXPATRIOT 11/13/2013 11:55PM

    Awesome!

Way to try new things!

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 11/13/2013 10:24PM

    I'm trying to work up to a whole pound of lettuce as a salad. Or a whole pound of mixed raw vegetables; lettuce, cukes etc. So far I have only made it to 3/4 pound. But, I have made it to a pound of 'raw' in one meal when you count my raw fruit (dessert).

I do my lettuce in a blender with lemon juice and pepper, and eat the other stuff in their whole state. If I ate everything raw all I would be doing is sitting eating.
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How I Quit My Coffee Addiction & Got More Energy!

Saturday, November 09, 2013

I started to drink coffee since I was 18, ever since I was completely hooked. I started out with just one cup a day, then it progressed to 2.. then 3, and so on. Every year I try to quit my coffee obsession at least four times, but have always failed. I got very irritable and had bad headaches when I stopped drinking coffee. I would simply "give in" after about a week of no coffee consumption.

That all changed when recently I became vegan and took my vitamins for seriously (also quit coffee as well). I now have been taking my vitamin B12 and Iron pills every day and noticed a HUGE difference in my energy levels without drinking coffee!

This had me thinking... is this what my body REALLY needed and was trying to tell me this whole time? Even when I was a meat eater I would rarely eat red meat, and I know I didn't eat enough foods that had those vitamins in it. I've probably been deficient in Vitamin B12 and iron for a long long time and didn't even realize.

I bet some of those coffee drinkers are also deficient as well.

ask yourself, do you eat enough foods that contain vitamin B12 and Iron everyday? -Here is a list for you!

Vitamin B12:
1. Fish
2. Lamb
3. Shrimp
4. Scallops
5. Beef, grass fed
6. Yogurt
7. Cod
8. Cow's milk, grass fed

Iron:
1. Red Meat
2. Egg yolk
3. Dark Leafy Greens
4. Mollusks
5. Beans
6 Liver

Here is a B12 deficiency Quiz on WebMD.com: www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplemen
ts/vitamin-b12-rm-quiz


oh, and I have to say- I don't miss coffee either :)

  
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NAN111 11/25/2013 7:43AM

    Wow-I didn't know this about B12...I don't typically eat those foods. Going to take the quiz. Thanks for the great post!

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SHELL1400_85 11/13/2013 12:56PM

    Thanks for sharing the info!

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THEROSIEBEE 11/11/2013 3:38PM

    This is really interesting...I don't have coffee very often now, but do struggle with being tired. I'll have to take the B12 quiz and see if I'm deficient!

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DO4FIT 11/9/2013 12:43PM

  this is interesting thank you for sharing! Good luck on your journey!

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EASY Delicious Vegan Hot Cocoa (low in sugar too)

Thursday, November 07, 2013



Every year during the winter/fall I go threw a hot chocolate phase. I'm sure I'm not alone on this one! The hot cocoa powdered mixes always tasted funny to me and the recipes for homemade hot cocoa always had WAY to much sugar.

This year I figured out a way to have my "homemade" hot cocoa without all the sugar - but also taste delicious and cruelty free

Recipe: Vegan Hot Cocoa

ingredients:
*100% cocoa powder
*Vanilla almond milk
*Mug

Directions:
1. Add 1 heaping tsp of 100% cocoa powder into mug
2. Add 1 cup of vanilla almond milk into mug(DON'T MIX YET!)
3. Microwave for 1:20sec.
4. Mix all together and enjoy
Note: You may have to heat it up again for 25sec. after mixing if it's not hot enough for you.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 90 calories
Fat: 3g
Carbohydrate: 17g
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 2g
Sugar: 13g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 150mg
Potassium 180mg

Hope you enjoyed!

  
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LUANN7 11/7/2013 3:43PM

    thanks for the recipe!!

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ALICIA214 11/7/2013 12:52PM

 


Sounds Delicious

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EVIE4NOW 11/7/2013 12:34PM

  Will have to try this. Thanks.

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Rescue A Turkey This Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Have a voice for the turkeys and save one for thanksgiving this month (and of course not eating one as well!)



I'm sure we all know how cruel turkey farming is - if not, I suggest watching this:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBM0NULDYl8

These "concentration camps" for turkeys isn't something from the past. Farming this way STILL is happening and doesn't plan on stopping unless we change, and do something about it.

A quot from Anna Lappe explains just how to make that change...
"Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want"

simple as that - DON'T SPEND YOU'RE MONEY ON TURKEY PRODUCTS!

If you have a love for animals and want to do a little extra, here is a site where you can donate to rescue a turkey today: www.farmsanctuary.org/giving/adopt-a
-turkey/


and I'm not just a talker. A turkey wont be crossing my lips and my money will be donated emoticon

If you have any questions, please comment below!


  
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TATERCAT 11/5/2013 2:06PM

    I don't have a question, but I think that it's great that you are speaking for defenseless animals!
Janet

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