💓“in what ways do you feel like you are not enough?”
tell me in the comments below 👇🏻 what do you struggle most with feeling “enough” about? your body? your career? meeting your parents’ expectations? i want to hear 🙏🏻❤️ .
please also check out others’ comments and give them some loving affirmations 😘. let’s use this space to create a safe, supportive community and lift one another up.
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📸 @bellaeatwards with #smoothiebowl topped with @vivanaturals cacao nibs
Looking for a fresh date night dinner thats simple yet flavorful? Check out our lemon 🍋 and herb roasted chicken with a chickpea, feta and roasted eggplant Mediterranean salad 😋. WOW! Healthy food that taste delicious 🍴It’s a light meal intended to leave some room for dessert 😉
Check out the recipe here: https://youtu.be/11lDeQea9vw
When we think about PROTEIN, we think about building muscles - like big bulky muscles!
Actually, protein does more than just building muscles. It is essential for repairing the body (hair, nails, muscles, tissues & fibres) and only be obtained through food intake. Eating the right amount and the right types of protein every day is important. If you consistently had a shortage of protein in your diet, your body would have no choice but to start breaking down proteins within your body to provide the amino acids needed to produce the most vital body proteins.
Watch this little short clip to understand what protein does for your body 😍 Have a lovely Monday!
Added some new things to my baking repertoire 😊 I've never made anything vegan so it was fun to experiment.
1: Vegan chocolate cake with vegan chocolate icing, filled with strawberry compote, topped with fresh strawberries and vegan chocolate shavings.
2: Vegan chocolate cake with vegan coconut vanilla icing, filled with vegan chocolate chips, topped with some simple piping.
3: Almond joy cheesecake topped with chocolate glaze and coconut shavings.
4: Blueberry meringue pancakes.
Meal prep makes me happy.
@jennieo ground turkey and tofu with forbidden rice noodles, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, mushrooms and carrots and add some peanut sauce.... Breakfast flat out wrap with egg whites, mushrooms, green bell peppers and onion... Ready for the week!
It's Sunday, so y'all know what that means....Meal Prep!! This week's meal prep was pretty light, yet filling and flavorful! It also may have involved exploding soup haha. 😂 Check out the blog post for all the details!
Hidden Veggie Chili. Playlist: Yacht Rock station on Amazon music
1 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bag riced cauliflower
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 lb ground meat of your choice
Salt and pepper to taste
2 14ish oz cans diced tomatoes
1 can rotel
1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans
4-6 tbsp taco seasoning (depending on how spicy you like it)
2 tbsp sugar
2 14ish oz tomato cans of water
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic, green pepper, onion, and cauliflower. Cook until onion is translucent and cauliflower starts to smell more like cauliflower.
Add the meat and salt and pepper. Continue cooking until meat is brown.
In the meantime, combine all other ingredients in a large stock pot. Make sure you rinse the beans. Mix well. If you really like multitasking, you could probably also wash some dishes.
When meat is done, drain as much grease as you can and add the meat veggie mixture to the stock pot. If you’re using a big cast iron skillet, you might need to have someone help you cause it will be hot and heavy (not in a good way). Bring to a boil, and then let simmer gently for 20-30 minutes, stirring frequently so it doesn’t burn to the bottom of the pot.
Makes about 12-14 cups of chili.
And you can’t taste the cauliflower but you get more veg!
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I WORKED HARD FOR THE BODY THAT I HAVE NOW 🔑 I have been a vegan for almost a year now, and before then, I was a vegetarian for six years. Since I became a vegan, not only did I experience body changes but, I experienced self growth and spiritual growth as a whole 🌱 I also workout on the daily.. roughly 6-7 Times out of the week 💪🏽 no slack. EAT right and you’ll feel good tbh. 🥗 #vegan#eatright#workoutmotivation#fitness#fitnesslifestyle#fitnessmotivation
My #DFluffing#250KChallenge journey is underway! #Week2 here we go, baby, & happy to share it all with you.✨
1st topic: CALORIES! How did I decide what I’m eating? Well, let’s talk about it. 🤓
Like I said in my 1st week’s video, I’m going old school! What does that mean? I’m not trying to follow any fad - aka keto, IF, paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, no crabs, BLAH. I wanna try this how the majority person would, how I was taught when getting my degree/license, etc. So here’s how I decided to do macros:
I used a simple BMR equation to calculate a guestimate of my daily calorie burn:
= ~2335 kcals.
So I’ll be eating at 1835 kcals (-500) to start, which should put me at about a 1 lbs weight loss per week. I don’t want to do any drastic kcals cuts, I want to start small & simple & see how my body responds, as much as I’d love to lose faster. Now, here is how I decided macros:
Protein: 0.8g x current wt = 140g
Fats: 30% of total kcals = 62g
Carb: leftover kcals = 179g
I don’t want to go crazy & go straight into planning food to the gram, because that’s not how I want to live my life. 🙅🏼♀️ I want to be able to figure out what works for my body, keep a balance between what it needs & what I want, & feel & look good. I’ll be tracking everything through @myfitnesspal I’ve used it for years, it’s my jam.
So this first week, to ease back into it, I inputted my numbers & plugged my food in as I ate. I wanted to get an idea of how many kcals I was actually consuming & how close I was to my macro breakdown. Now, I’m going in with the approach of eating good, healthy foods during the week, tracking as closely as possible to those numbers, & then allowing more flexibility on the weekend. After the week, I will adjust as needed depending on my body’s response, which after all these years, I’m very familiar with.
I feel great after week 1 & my tummy already feels a teeny bit tighter. 😬💪🏼
On the menu this week:
Eggs + Spinach
Greek Yogurt + Almonds + Berries
Ground Turkey + Broccoli + Sweet Tots
Chicken + Brussels Sprouts + Peppers + Onions
Plus fruit, coconut oil, avocado, olive oil. 👩🏼🍳🤗
Let’s get it! ✨😜
@bodybuildingcom @optimumnutrition @transformforlife
Cycling is a perfect way to fit exercise into your daily routine. Why not explore your city or town today by using the great network of bike paths or head down to your local park.
Remember the road rules, be courteous and stay safe.
Our program has access to so many lifestyle ads ins to assist in leading a healthy lifestyle. One of these, are our 30 day challenges. For the next month I will be posting an exercise each day for our 30 Days of fitness, designed by one of our exercise professionals. Have fun and always exercise within your limits.
"Nom nom nom. Absolutely delicious #vegan Buddha bowl at @foodrebelsg and the place was totally packed - yay @elika.fit 🙌🏻 eating such a good lunch maintains my energy so much better during the normal afternoon lull." - So glad you enjoyed your lunch @stephldickson! Happy to hear our #plantbased meals are keeping you fueled
Come into Food Rebel and try it for yourself, you'll feel the difference!
Don’t get me wrong, I think calorie awareness is beneficial when it comes to weight management but calories should never take priority over nourishment! Make sure you ALWAYS read the label before buying anything. Ingredients lists these days consist of numbers instead of words and there are so many chemicals in artificially sweetened / flavoured foods and drinks. Our bodies weren’t made to break down artificial foods and chemicals so it’s best to avoid them as much as possible. Chemicals and artificial additives interfere with metabolism, energy levels, mood & digestion (just to name a few). If you don’t know what the ingredient is or what the numbers mean then it’s best you don’t eat or drink that food! Choose wholefoods as often as you can, there’s no labels for those! Post inspired by @naturalthingsnz, follow them for all things natural and good for you 👏🏻