Everyone wishes to look good and stay healthy at the same time. However, not everyone knows the secret for a healthy and happy life. Being fit and eating nutritious food must be kept in a perfect balance in order to achieve your desired form. It might be hard at first, but with a little bit of effort, anyone can do it.
Secrets to being fit
There is no difference between working hard to reach your goal of being fit and maintaining your body shape that you’ve already accomplished. Most people believe that in order to get into shape you must go to the gym. However, this is only half of it. There are some key aspects which you should follow so that you can have the body you always wanted.
Here are just a few of these tips:
Probably the most important tip is to exercise daily since it is easier to exercise daily rather than three times a week. If you just started going to the gym or you’re planning to do so, don’t overdo it. Start off with just half hour each day and when you feel ready, tu...
Have you tried this recipe for a soft, rich and creamy caramel fudge that melts in the mouth? If you haven’t, you need to make a batch right away! The recipe uses no heavy cream, dairy or refined sugar and - of course - it’s completely homemade. You know what you’re eating! Once made, it can be stored in the freezer and kept for a week.
Yield: 150g of fudge; Prep time - 10 minutes; Freezing time - 3 hours; Total time - 3 hours and 10 minutes
Total calories per 2-g piece of fudge: about 84kcal
Protein – about 7g
Carbs – about 3g
Fat – about 5g
100g organic peanut or almond butter
1 medium banana
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp coconut cream
1 ½ Tbsp almond or soy milk
1 scoop caramel protein powder
2 Tbsp honey
½ tsp sea salt
Peel and grate one medium-sized banana
Add the banana paste to the peanut butter and stir until it is creamy and smooth. If you keep the butter at the room temperature it will mak...
The house is always infused with the scent of rose water, coconut butter and vanilla bean paste when I bake these cute little shortbreads. You really can’t compare these scrumptious biscuits to anything else out there.
These shortbreads will make a nice present for someone dear to your heart - I’m pretty sure they won’t have tried them yet.
Yield: 22 shortbreads; Prep time - 5 minutes; Cooking time - 25 minutes; Total time: 30 minutes
1 cups gluten-free flour
½ cup almond meal
3 Tbsp stevia
1 Tbsp honey
170g coconut butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
½ tsp ground nutmeg
1 Tbsp rose water
¼ tsp sea salt
Pre-heat your oven to 180C.
Line two large baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
Beat coconut butter, stevia, honey, egg and salt together in a large bowl until well mixed.
Add the flour, almond meal, vanilla paste, salt, nutmeg and rose water to the creamed butter.
Which foods are able to act as natural relaxants and anti-depressants is a question I’m often asked by clients.
To begin with, an overall balanced diet is always helpful. By that I mean a clean wholefood diet with the minimum possible amount of processed food intake. Macronutrient modulation varies and depends on factors such as your:
- activity level
- overall fitness level
- body composition
- body related goals
Probably the best healthy ratio is:
- up to 20% healthy fats
- 30-40% lean protein
- 40-50% carbohydrates.
We’ll talk about an ideal macronutrients' modulation ratio in another article in more detail.
Returning to the main topic, the following is a (non-exhaustive) list of foods with calming and relaxing properties:
1) Almost all fruits and berries: They are full of fructose and antioxidants. Fructose is the quickest carb (source of energy) after refined sugar, and your body will automatically feel happier and more
Have you ever noticed that after any diet, the pounds inevitably pile back on? Not only that, but people often actually gain more than they lose after finishing a diet. The idea of dieting is fundamentally flawed, with the process frequently being useless, painful and even dangerous to the person following it. In this article we are going to shed light on fad diets and provide you with some recommendations on how to avoid mistakes, and achieve long-term results.
What does an average diet consist of? They vary enormously in terms of the type of food stipulated or prohibited, timeframe, and degree of strictness. However, there are a few common features. Let’s examine them briefly.
All fad diets are low in calories and rely on a nutrients deficiency principle. That means a dieter consumes fewer calories than he or she burns. This usually leads to a certain weight loss, but a series of studies have shown that the drop in body weight usually occurs predominantly as a result of muscle - bu...