thehealthygirlsguidetolife:

1. Nuts: Almonds, Pistachios, Cashews
2. Fresh Fruit
3. Dried fruit
4. Vegetables with hummus
5. Rice cakes with natural peanut butter or almond butter
6. Cheese
7. Olives
8. Roasted vegetables
9. Straight up avocado
10. Natural granola or fruit bars
11. The combination. Plain yogurt with granola, fruit and nuts
12. Dark chocolate

thehealthygirlsguidetolife:

1. Nuts: Almonds, Pistachios, Cashews

2. Fresh Fruit

3. Dried fruit

4. Vegetables with hummus

5. Rice cakes with natural peanut butter or almond butter

6. Cheese

7. Olives

8. Roasted vegetables

9. Straight up avocado

10. Natural granola or fruit bars

11. The combination. Plain yogurt with granola, fruit and nuts

12. Dark chocolate

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itsblissful:

sooooo gooooood

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muffintop-less:

The two contaminants of most concern with fish are mercury and PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls).
A study from a few years back revealed that farmed raised salmon had about 10 times more PCBs, dioxins, and pesticide residues than wild salmon. The Food and Drug Administration claims that the levels of PCBs are not high enough to recommend limiting the consumption of farmed salmon. However, I think it’s probably best to avoid this whenever possible. Choose wild/organic whenever you can!!
That really shouldn’t cause you to limit your salmon intake though. It is one of the best muscle building/fat loss foods out there! It’s packed with healthy omega 3’s and protein!

muffintop-less:

The two contaminants of most concern with fish are mercury and PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls).

A study from a few years back revealed that farmed raised salmon had about 10 times more PCBs, dioxins, and pesticide residues than wild salmon. The Food and Drug Administration claims that the levels of PCBs are not high enough to recommend limiting the consumption of farmed salmon. However, I think it’s probably best to avoid this whenever possible. Choose wild/organic whenever you can!!

That really shouldn’t cause you to limit your salmon intake though. It is one of the best muscle building/fat loss foods out there! It’s packed with healthy omega 3’s and protein!


muffintop-less:

“Strawberry Milkshake”
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop strawberry protein powder (you could also use vanilla)
1 serving frozen strawberries
1/2 cup ice
 Blend and enjoy! You can have this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack or post-workout! =)

muffintop-less:

“Strawberry Milkshake”

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop strawberry protein powder (you could also use vanilla)
  • 1 serving frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup ice

 Blend and enjoy! You can have this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack or post-workout! =)


muffintop-less:

I know sometimes it’s easy to slip into unhealthy eating habits. A lot of people get discouraged by their unhealthy choices and weight gain. Here are a few tips I recommend to get your diet back to healthy!
Start right away, don’t “wait for Monday”.
Plan out healthy meals ahead of time.
Get a good workout in (in the morning if you can to start your day off well!)
Drink lots of water!
Do NOT starve yourself to make up for overeating.
Don’t fall into thinking “well I might as well eat that ice cream since I already ate those chips” or something along those lines! 
Remind yourself of how far you have come.
Stay positive.
Be patient. 

muffintop-less:

I know sometimes it’s easy to slip into unhealthy eating habits. A lot of people get discouraged by their unhealthy choices and weight gain. Here are a few tips I recommend to get your diet back to healthy!

  • Start right away, don’t “wait for Monday”.
  • Plan out healthy meals ahead of time.
  • Get a good workout in (in the morning if you can to start your day off well!)
  • Drink lots of water!
  • Do NOT starve yourself to make up for overeating.
  • Don’t fall into thinking “well I might as well eat that ice cream since I already ate those chips” or something along those lines! 
  • Remind yourself of how far you have come.
  • Stay positive.
  • Be patient. 

fitnesstreats:

I sometimes get questions from people who want to know concretely what to eat to shape-up. They’re not interested in amounts of protein or carbs ; they don’t have time to put thoughts or research into the how and why of fat loss, they just want to know what to eat. Here are a couple of meal plans that I scanned from old issues of Oxygen magazine and that may give you new ideas to plan your daily meals.

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muffintop-less:

Some tips I have for keeping stress levels at bay!! =)
Write things down - Writing things down can get it off your mind.. if it’s down on paper, you don’t have to stress about remembering to get it done! It can also keep you organized.
Sleep! - Without enough sleep, our bodies and brains can’t function at their highest level. 
Shut off your technology - Sometimes being unreachable can be very relaxing. Shut off your phone and computer and go for a walk or to the mall. Spend some time disconnected.
Read - Read a book, a magazine, a newspaper… disappearing into literature can be soothing and take you away from the stress for awhile, while still exercising your mind!
Schedule “me time” - Put an hour or so aside for yourself… just to hang out with yourself. Take a bubble bath, paint your nails, watch a movie, do something you enjoy!
Wake up earlier - Waking up 15 minutes or more early can help you get a head start on your day. Rather than rushing around like a chicken with your head cut off, you can calmly move from one task to the next, rather than trying to

muffintop-less:

Some tips I have for keeping stress levels at bay!! =)

  • Write things down - Writing things down can get it off your mind.. if it’s down on paper, you don’t have to stress about remembering to get it done! It can also keep you organized.
  • Sleep! - Without enough sleep, our bodies and brains can’t function at their highest level. 
  • Shut off your technology - Sometimes being unreachable can be very relaxing. Shut off your phone and computer and go for a walk or to the mall. Spend some time disconnected.
  • Read - Read a book, a magazine, a newspaper… disappearing into literature can be soothing and take you away from the stress for awhile, while still exercising your mind!
  • Schedule “me time” - Put an hour or so aside for yourself… just to hang out with yourself. Take a bubble bath, paint your nails, watch a movie, do something you enjoy!
  • Wake up earlier - Waking up 15 minutes or more early can help you get a head start on your day. Rather than rushing around like a chicken with your head cut off, you can calmly move from one task to the next, rather than trying to

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muffintop-less:

For those of you who are unsure what exactly to do when you’re at the gym… and even those of you who know what you’re doing… there is an entire FREE exercise database on the Bodybuilding.com app! Download it and take it with you to the gym for reference!
If you’re looking for printable workouts, cutandjacked.com has an entire section dedicated to the workouts done by some of the top male and female fitness competitors in the business!
http://cutandjacked.com/articles/13

muffintop-less:

For those of you who are unsure what exactly to do when you’re at the gym… and even those of you who know what you’re doing… there is an entire FREE exercise database on the Bodybuilding.com app! Download it and take it with you to the gym for reference!

If you’re looking for printable workouts, cutandjacked.com has an entire section dedicated to the workouts done by some of the top male and female fitness competitors in the business!

http://cutandjacked.com/articles/13