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.
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!
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
-hey, liking 4 vegetables is better than none!
anyways, Just had to share! Tell me, what vegetables are your favorite?
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!
5. Beef, grass fed
8. Cow's milk, grass fed
1. Red Meat
2. Egg yolk
3. Dark Leafy Greens
Here is a B12 deficiency Quiz on WebMD.com: www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplemen
oh, and I have to say- I don't miss coffee either :)
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
*100% cocoa powder
*Vanilla almond milk
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.
Calories: 90 calories
Hope you enjoyed!
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:
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
and I'm not just a talker. A turkey wont be crossing my lips and my money will be donated
If you have any questions, please comment below!
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