Does anyone remember that I used to be thicc? Whenever I post something like this people always ask me for my story so here it is. During undergrad I let myself go and didn't watch what I ate and barely exercised at all. I love eating and food so I let it get out of control. I chose to start losing weight after I stepped on the scale one day and was 193 pounds-edging way too close to 200# for my liking. I was also pre-hypertensive and diabetes runs in my family. From that day on I started using @myfitnesspal and tracking my daily calorie consumption. I have found that losing weight is 85% diet and 15% exercise, and I tell all my friends this when they ask for weight loss tips. Calories in vs. Calories out- simple as that. My secret to losing 50 pounds in 4 months was basically eating an Atkins or Keto-like diet: low carb, high protein and fiber, medium ish fat. I cut out rice, bread, pasta, potatoes, desserts, even the skins on dumplings. I was extremely strict with myself and the weight melted off. Cutting out simple carbs and eating fruit whenever I craved something sweet became habit and now when I do occasionally cheat with some pho or dessert I feel really bloated and sleepy after. Overall it was surprisingly effortless to get the weight off, it just required self control. So when people complain to me about how hard it is to lose weight, I tell them if I can do it anyone can, cause I really have terrible self control but I wanted this so badly that I was able to do it. And it was 1000% worth it-sometimes I do miss eating rice with every meal but the way I feel when I look in the mirror every day and when my nurse takes my blood pressure is more satisfying than any meal I could have.
Anyway that's basically the gist of it. Feel free to comment or pm me if you have any more questions! ☺️ .
Here are my inches. It shows that I have definitely had my fair share of stand stills. I was NOT being consistent at 1st. I would eat clean & workout like a dog all week then failing HORRIBLY on weekends with booze, blacks, & fast food.
I have now quit smoking and drinking. I "may" eat out once a month, but if I can bring my food into a restaurant I'd rather do that or just eat my meal before or after the social event.
Now I have bumped up the nutritional value of my meals (mostly plant based & fake meat for protein lol), cut calories to about 1300-1400 a day, and just stopped working out 5 days a week and now do about 3-4 days a week so I can have a life....sort of. If I don't eat it I don't have to burn it off. I get my carbs mostlt from fruit & veggies.
I plan my menu for the following week BY Thursday night &ACTUALLY PLUG ALL THE MEALS INTO MYFITNESSPAL and then I DON'T MAKE ANY FOOD CHANGES. I meal prep over the weekends but now that I've switched to mostly raw veggies & fake meat I DON'T HAVE TO COOK ANYMORE 💃
It is time to tell you my BIG secret!! The CAT is rerrrrerrr Out of the bag!! (Kramer reference anyone??) Since February I have been a part of something so HUGE and I’ve had to keep it all in! Until NOW!
Finally it was introduced at a Beachbody event in Vegas and NOW I can talk about it with you and share with the world... The 2B Mindset!! THIS is the program I’ve been following since February!
From February to June, I lost 21 lbs! Heck yeah 21 lbs! I’m 10lbs less than I was on our wedding day! And I’ve maintained that with minimal effort! Why? Cuz it’s SIMPLE! Guys IT.IS.SIMPLE!! It’s not about vanity. It’s not about looking good (well it definitely helps). It’s about LOVING the Skin you’re in and learning to LIVE and being at your HEALTHIEST WEIGHT for LIFE!! And I get to be one of the few “ambassadors” if you will, when this program officially launches in 2018!!
I know the INS and OUTS of this amazing program that is literally going to change the way you look at food and get rid of all the emotions attached to it!
Check it out for yourself!
Do you see anyone familiar in the video?? https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/2b-mindset-ilana-muhlstein. #soexcited#2bmindset#howilostweight#secretisout#yess#cannotwait#healthylifestyle#simpleplan#changetheworld
🍖🍕🍔KebAbs vs 🏋️♂️🍏🥕Abs
This picture is taking at the end of my bulk. As you know i have done too fast. But learned so much from it and also gained a lot of strength. All my big lift were huge. Because I was on caloric surplus for a year. I trained for hypertrophy and strength.
This is from week. I finished my cut two months ago. But still enjoying the lean look. I have increased my calories slowly but the weight is about the same. My muscles looks fuller and energy level is good compare to my cutting phase. What I also noticed that my abs also getting fuller and having that rounder look.
Some key strategies which helped me, let me know if you're using them as well:
🔺 Lifting heavy focusing on compound movement.
🔺 Focusing on healthy food and drink a lot water. Also drinking enough fluids before, during, and after exercise will keep you from becoming dehydrated which also result to make you bloated.
🔺 Good protein sources: eggs, skinless chicken breast, lean ground turkey, steak, fish, canned tuna, lean ground beef, cottage cheese
🔺 Eat a lot of vegetables to help you feel full since they have very little calories.
🔺 Good sources of carbs: oatmeal, fruit, vegetables, sweet potatoes/yams, white rice, brown rice,
whole wheat bread
🔺 Carbohydrates are the main fuel that your body burns during exercise. Try to avoid the following carbs: cereal, candy, chips, ice cream, soda, sugar juice
🔺 Avoid anything that's fried and remove tempting foods out of your home and your work.
🔺 Olive oil, fish oil, almonds, natural peanut butter
🔺 Save 50% of your daily calories as a big meal for the dinner so you don’t end up eating extra calories or having a midnight snack because your felt hungry. That worked really well for me.
Bye Melbourne and hello Victorian and NSW countryside for my drive home last Friday! .
Stayed overnight in beautiful Albury to refresh with a good sleep for the long leg to Sydney... Swipe for Albury photos folks!
Just a question for my Insta fitfam... 😊
How do you go on road trips...🤔
Do you stop and eat at fast food outlets just for a change, or do you take your own food and drink, or spend time hunting down a healthy food place?? 🤔
I got over eating crap at these major stops and feeling strange for wanting to exercise... the places are usually not conducive for taking your own food--no picnic tables in sight...and you def feel strange eating your own food at maccas! Lol! (I have done it once though! 😁😬
No inspiring space for a workout either--too much pavement and little green space and lots of staring people, unless you take yourself right away and try and jump fences or something! 😩 I'm so over the way society is not geared to exercise that I decided I had to motivate myself. 💃
This can be difficult for someone new to this, but you have to get in your head that a workout can happen anywhere in a small space and if people stare, think about how you're setting the example. This might just motivate them to do the same one day! 💪👊
The more we see people working out anywhere as part of their everyday life the easier it will be for everyone else!
This is why I stopped at the roadside rest areas this trip and stretched and exercised ...you do still feel self conscious but it isnt quite the same as at the fast food stops ... but i also decided to be bold and not care what people thought as I sat on a fence post one time just along the exit road from the service station. Had my snack and a cuppa with the best view you could ask for!
When I was away on holidays, I didn't exercise as intensely as I do in my normal routine....
When this happens you have to listen to your body and lessen your calorie intake if you want to maintain your weight and fit into all your clothes comfortably. 💃
It's amazing how quickly you can put on a few kilos, lose muscle and the same shape you've had! 🙄
Staying in shape and healthy is a dedication and it requires physical and mental work. It makes you feel fantastic and this is reason enough to keep it up.
This is not to say it's difficult! It might be in the beginning of your health journey, but it gets easier with time! In the end you actually WANT to be mindful and disciplined with your "diet"! 🙌
I still succumb to getting off track a little but I find it much easier to get back because I start to feel unwell, lethargic and in a poor mood.
(Previously I lived like this all the time and did not recognise it as abnormal. I put it down to old age, esp as many others reported similar feelings! 😱)
So this photo here 👆is one of my modified lunches while away... .
NORMALLY I have:
•2 servings of protein--ie usually egg or fish + 1 serving nuts
•1 serving of a carb--rice crackers or 1 slice gluten free bread •2 servings of veggies.
As I was exercising less I dropped the animal protein (my muscle mass was decreasing slightly) and cereal carb (I wasn't expending as much energy) ...so I had:
•1 serving protein--nuts
•approx 1/4 amount of carb--mango and nuts
It was refreshing, light and plentiful until dinner out.
And I could enjoy my time away without any of that clothing anxiety that used to happen...😃
These are the food and drink items I need for my breakfast... Strange to you? Read on as to why..
I'm on holiday but I haven't swayed from what I have at home...my change to good health over the last 2.5 yrs and to feeling great every day was/is dependant on it!
Swipe for the actual amounts I have.. all up about 300-350 cals. This gives me great energy and I don't feel too full to exercise an hour later.
I know most would go to a cafe whilst away and that's part of the fun. I love it too BUUT it's very difficult to get this smaller quantity, ingredients, or the ratios in a cafe so why would I want to eat there apart from the atmosphere? 🤷♀️
I am of course eager and happy to go to a cafe or restaurant for brunch, coffee, lunch or dinner as I usually have more choices. I eat basic and cleanly but strangely this is difficult out there--everything has something added to it, a sauce or lots of sugar, salt or preservatives, or they can't tell me what's in the food they use.
I love my breakfasts and to not be able to have them would feel like I'm starting off my day on the wrong foot! 🙅
Im lactose, dairy protein and gluten intolerant--because of genetics plus a previous life of overindulgence.
Am also on a modified low fodmap diet, low grains, low carbs and low salt/sugar/fats diet. Eek! 😱😀 This has changed my life though, to not needing medication or an op for the thyroid, and given huge relief from IBS...not to mention many other health issues like migraines, constant thirst and lethargy.
I feel so different now, my health assessments have never been better and my metabolic age is 43. This is a complete change to my life 2.5 years ago and I am humbled by the way my body has forgiven me..🙏☺️
If you need further info send me a DM. 😊
8 years ago vs Now.
Unhappy unless I was partying constantly pre-kids vs Happy, health conscious Mama of 3.
It's amazing the changes in every aspect of your life when you dive into focusing on becoming a better version of yourself every day👌🏽
It was the first weekend of spring and these were some of my meals. 😋
They dont vary much these days as I have found an equilibrium for my body that works best for me and the way I live my life. It has taken me around two years to fully work out and embrace my new diet regime, although I will be honest and say I still sometimes feel like certain foods such as scones or a toasted cheese & tomato sandwich!
All my meals now are based around a large variety of vegetables as colourful as possible as the number one priority and in the largest ratio. Then a protein source.
Then minimal carbohydrate.
Then a tiny glucose source such as fresh or dried fruit or a quality dark chocolate. But no processed sugar.
Also I'm gluten and dairy free and function best on a low fodmap diet. I keep all additives to a minimum including salt.
I particularly don't have msg, preservatives, artificial flavours and colours and avoid substitutes for sugar, salt, avoid thickeners, stabilisers and acids. All these point to overprocessing where the food has less nutrition, so in the end you realise fresh IS best--it is the closest to the living food as possible. .
Pictured here top to bottom, l to r...
•gluten free toast with Vegemite & tomato and peanut butter & Vegemite.
•Asian style stir fry beef with five spice, garlic, ginger, soy, honey and coriander.
•The photo of me is lunch at work where I open a tin of tuna or salmon and add cucumber, tomato, lemon juice and oil. 😋This has been my fave lunch for around 2 yrs now!
•lunch on the back verandah soaking up the late afternoon sun ☀️🙏😊...gluten free toast with avocado, egg, bacon, tomato, and coriander.
•Last is leftover chicken mince and veggies with an Italian twist with eggplant, tomatoes and tom paste.
All this food is supportive of my digestive & thyroid health and strength & energy levels. 🙂🤸♀️
Сильно впечатлительным не читать, конец трагический!
Сказ о том, как я похудела 📉
Худею я х̶р̶е̶н̶о̶в̶о̶ п̶о̶с̶т̶о̶я̶н̶н̶о̶ по системе Ковалькова(российский #врачдиетолог )
Однажды мой дядя за обедом ни с того ни с сего (М̶г̶ ̶т̶а̶к̶ ̶я̶ ̶и̶ ̶п̶о̶в̶е̶р̶и̶л̶а̶ ̶) сказал, что все его друзья (из Нижнего, Москвы,Питера и т.д) худеют прямо на глазах, купили себе книжек Ковалькова, много ходят и все стройные как кипарисы.
Ну а я чем хуже?! Подумала я и з̶а̶к̶а̶з̶а̶л̶а̶ ̶д̶е̶с̶е̶р̶т̶ пошла за книжкой. ⠀
Маниакально следуя всем указаниям этого милого мужичка (не дяди😂 Ковалькова 😂) я очень быстро усохла на 3 размера❗
Вот он, казалось бы, хэппи энд🌞 Ан нет..
Как только я начала отходить от его системы( в̶ ̶М̶а̶к̶д̶о̶н̶а̶л̶ь̶д̶с̶ы
б̶е̶г̶а̶т̶ь̶) как всё сброшеное непосильным трудом вернулось обратно. Велком хоум блин...
А я же не встаю на те же грабли дважды Я̶ ̶п̶р̶ы̶г̶а̶ю̶ ̶н̶а̶ ̶н̶и̶х̶ ̶5̶-̶6̶ ̶р̶а̶з̶,̶ ̶ч̶т̶о̶б̶ы̶ ̶у̶ж̶ ̶н̶а̶в̶е̶р̶н̶я̶к̶а̶ ̶ В общем было еще несколько попыток с одинаковым исходом.
Переехав в Америку, за первые несколько недель я поправилась к̶а̶к̶ ̶с̶в̶и̶н̶ь̶я̶ очень сильно. И когда мне муж сказал что-то типа,может фитнесом займемся н̶е̶т̶ ̶н̶о̶р̶м̶а̶л̶ь̶н̶ы̶й̶ ̶в̶а̶щ̶е̶?̶ ̶Н̶е̶т̶ ̶ч̶е̶ ̶с̶м̶е̶л̶ы̶й̶ ̶с̶и̶л̶ь̶н̶о̶?̶ ̶К̶а̶к̶ ̶в̶о̶о̶б̶щ̶е̶ ̶т̶а̶к̶о̶е̶ ̶м̶о̶ж̶н̶о̶ ̶с̶к̶а̶з̶а̶т̶ь̶?̶ я сказала "Отличная идея дорогой" и ̶с̶о̶ж̶р̶а̶в̶ ̶е̶щ̶е̶ ̶к̶у̶с̶о̶к̶ ̶п̶и̶ц̶ц̶ы̶ пошла искать в интернете книгу Ковалькова...Закупив яблок, миндаля, кефира,курицы и овощей, я начала свой долгий путь по превращению в принцессу!😆⠀
Угадайте чем закончился этот раз?! Правильно.Я̶ ̶п̶о̶х̶у̶д̶е̶л̶а̶ ̶д̶о̶ ̶р̶а̶з̶м̶е̶р̶о̶в̶ ̶м̶о̶д̶е̶л̶и̶ ̶и̶ ̶в̶ы̶б̶р̶о̶с̶и̶л̶а̶ ̶в̶с̶е̶ ̶с̶т̶а̶р̶ы̶е̶ ̶в̶е̶щ̶и̶ ̶ Ничем 😂 Нет, ну похудеть-то я как всегда похудела, а вот удержать результат я не смогла б̶е̶з̶в̶о̶л̶ь̶н̶а̶я̶ ̶о̶б̶ж̶о̶р̶а̶
Так и живу теперь почти с десятком лишних килограммов, периодически вяло взбираясь на беговую дорожку и успокаивая себя тем, что мне не особо-то и нравились те джинсы, в которые я сейчас не влажу 😂
Чтож, на этой праздничной ноте(а я предупреждала 😂) всем отличного дня!😉✌
Sunday night dinner! Look how much I had!! 😱
What about you guys? What did you have? Do you tend to eat more on some days than others where no matter how hard you try to keep it normal you know you just have to indulge? And I don't mean ice cream or lollies--I'm talking quality nutritional nourishment...
Do you sometimes crave foods? I always feel I shouldn't crave meat and sometimes I try to curb the craving with vegetable protein but it just doesn't satisfy me the same and I tend to eat more of it. I can't eat any pulses because they disturb my stomach even though I like them... so I don't have many alternatives except nuts and seeds, soy protein which is a pulse anyway... i can't have dairy either so I'm very restricted. However, the way I'm eating now, Ive never felt better, so I'm happy and content with my diet. 🙂👌🍓🥒🍠🌰🥚🍗
As I've suggested, I was craving red meat tonight. Must've been that extra difficult x-training class yesterday! 😖😀 I have sore muscles from it today!
So I baked...220 grams of lamb back strap and roast veggies--potato, sweet potato, carrot, swede, beetroot and made a quick salad for freshness. Topped the lamb with dried garlic, rosemary and paprika and 4 drops of tomato sauce spread over. Baked in rice bran oil @ 220*C for 10 mins then down to 180*C the rest. It took only 40 mins and the lamb was divine! So tender and moist. 👌😋
•lamb blackstrap was approx 300 cals. Total overall approx 650 cals
•My daily totals are around 1800-2400.
Swipe for more photos and all the calorie and nutrition facts about lamb blackstrap. It's a top quality cut with no bones and low in fat so better than chops or most other cuts of meat! Also is less cals than salmon, chicken breast (skin off), and sirloin steak--my other faves. It's worth every cent!!
I love my new fit life!
I love my routine of exercising every day and I love eating healthy!
I find the more I exercise the more energetic I feel. Exercise suppresses my appetite so I don't want to eat a lot--I rarely get hungry esp straight after. My body feels at peace with itself. 🙋☮️ My sugars are mobilised with the increase in oxygen and so the organs are being fed well with energy. 🔥
These were my meals yesterday. Around 60-75% vegetables or fruit. Protein about 15-25%. There is very little dense carbohydrate or sugars. This fills me perfectly but at the same time I feel comfortable in my stomach, light in movement and alert in my head. ... Ok well maybe not so alert sometimes at night! 😬😴😄
Even though I said I rarely get hungry, I do get an afternoon downer around 3-4 pm esp when I'm at work. I don't finish until 6.30 so dinner is at 8pm so it's normal that I snack at this time. In fact dietiticans say a small amount of food every 2-3 hrs is important to keep the blood sugars even esp for the brain to be alert and healthy.
The BRAIN, even though only 2% of your body weight uses the largest amount of energy of any part of your body, ie 20%, and that is three times your muscles! AMAZING RIGHT?!
It needs good supplies of oxygen, sugars, fatty acids (from good oils) and amino acids (from protein) to fuel each cell and what the amazing neurons (brain nerve cells) do for us! Our memory is the work of neurons. There's meant to be about 100 billion neurons in our brain! 😱
So the nutrition and the functioning of your body at its best is vitally important if you want to lead a mentally active and switched on life as well as have all other parts of your body functioning well. It's the brain that controls body parts too!
I'll leave this here for you all to ponder just as I am now myself... in awe of my brain esp..but also my body! 🙌
Reminding myself again how far I've come. Also showing you what was happening in my life at a very crucial time in my weight loss journey and how important motivational quotes and social media can be to inspire you every day!
This is 5 months into my diet and exercise regime. I was still having health problems, but remember being very excited by this day as I was wearing new jeans I'd just bought, in the next size down-sz 14-and this new jumper. I felt empowered...💪 and actually felt slim! When I see this photo, I realise I wasn't. But that doesn't matter as that is how I felt and it was important then. .
I was using Instagram sites to motivate myself, get ideas and stay on track....
This screen shot of the motivational quote was taken from the account @fatlossadvice about a week after the left photo.
It's rather funny though, as I clearly remember that none of the quote was true for me as I had no person say anything about my weight loss at that time. 😀 and it was why I took the screen shot! I'm guessing I'd trimmed down by about 10kg. So was about 74 kg.
Even though I was on this journey for myself, I'll be truthful and say I still wanted others to say something positive and encouraging to me. ☺️ More than anything I couldn't quite believe that I could change so much and it wasn't noticeable. 🤔 I put it down partly to people feeling awkward broaching the subject.
My point here is--DO use this motivational quote as encouragement as I do think it rings true mostly... BUT ALSO!
A: don't expect others to notice your weight loss or to comment if they do
B: don't get tied to their comments to inspire you, as you have to be able to do this on your own! It's the easy way out to rely on others, and when it doesn't happen you can lose your mojo
C: remember to encourage others when they lose weight as it can be just that little push they need at a very difficult time. 😊💪👍
How did i lose so much weight since the last time you guys saw me on Insta? Thats a questions ive been getting a lot lately. And to be exact, i lost 40 pounds.
Was it pure exercise and healthy eating habits? Id love to say it was lol. But to be honest, i struggled hard with eating only healthy foods because when youre poor and the closest store to you is 15 miles away and a dollar general, you dont have many options. Id love to say i stayed on top of my work outs every week like i was suppose to but the truth is, some weeks id work out like a champ and then id hit a low spot and stop completely for another couple of weeks.
The truth is I had help. Ive used ItWorks Skinny wraps, their defining gel, and the amazing chocolate milk flavored weight loss shakes. They were ALL amazing and each played their role in making me healthier. As i lost more weight i felt more energized, more alive, and ive actually been able to stay on top of my work outs and eating way better.
Because of how amazing ItWorks worked for me, i wanted to help others acheive the same. So i signed up with itworks in hopes of helping others reach their goals as well! So if you're interested, please DM me/ comment and i will show you the way🌠💞 .
Where did you work out today? 😃 🤸♀️🏋️♀️🏃♀️💃
I changed it up and worked out at home rather than the gym. The weather has been so beautiful in the mornings--not too cold...and fresh and sunny. I was being called upon by the birds 🦆 twittering and trees 🌳 whispering lightly, and I just had to join them! 🤗
I wanted to bare my skin to the air and morning sunshine and stare at the vivid blue sky...and I wanted to exercise hard to enjoy the fresh air in my lungs.
So this is what I did...
Stair running to fatigue, then skipping to 100, back for more stairs then another 100 skipping.
I was puffed and warmed up perfectly by then for a light weights session..
20 reps 3 sets of all of these with 4 kg dumbbells
•side arm raises--actually I can only manage about 10-14 of these..😬 they're difficult with 4 kg!
After that as always--stretching--on my yoga mat on the verandah!
You can do almost anything at home but it can be hard to get motivated. This morning I was motivated simply by the excitement of such a gorgeous new morning after rainy, very cold ones. As the weather continues to warm up I will do more at home--maybe even warm up at home before going to a gym class...🤔 What about you? Do you like to work out at home or outside?
If anyone is wondering about the skin I have on my belly--yes it is loose skin from my weight loss..depending on how I move, it becomes more and less noticeable. I'm ok with it (mostly). ☺️I would much rather have this than the unhealthy belly fat I had before so all's good! Great in fact!! ... 🙌💪
I think I'm becoming a gym junkie! 😄😬😎☺️🏋️♀️🤸♀️
Couldn't help myself today--it's my Sunday rest day but I felt like going to the gym for a work out. Go figure! 🤷♀️ The invigoration that exercise gives is such a powerful motivator. 🙌💪
Plus I was going out anyway so why not just drop into my gym @fithq?! 😆
Didn't know exactly what I wanted to do but knew it needed to be aerobic, as weight work could exacerbate my lower back injury.
So as I walked past the rowing machines i wondered how I would go in the final recovery stages if I attempted it. I like to play things by ear and it's often individual moments that affect my decision making. If my back would feel uncomfortable or painful I would leave for something else.
SO... I was thrilled when I was able to reach 4000 metres! And enjoy a back feeling better than when I started! The end result was a sweaty but super elated me esp as I hadn't done 4K for a long time and then only once.
I feel like now, my fitness is at a reasonable level for a 58 yr old who has had many health problems. It allows me to attempt many things even if there's been a long break in between. This feels very empowering! 💪💪💪
It's been a long road with ups and downs but I have been in a good place for a few more mths now and I don't want to let this go in any way.
This is why I do what I do..6-7 days per week, minimum 45 mins, mostly 2-3 hours. Consistent, regular, methodical. Excessive to some...perfect for me! 🙏
I'm all about stretching more and more as time goes on... I think it's the answer to so many of our woes in life including simply feeling good. Also so important for injury prevention AND recovery... and for flexibility which leads to the ABILITY to do many different things in life from daily routine things like reaching for something high or gardening, to fun activities you might do as a day out such as bushwalking or playing with the grandkids.
There's many different stretches and ways to do them.... which is great really as you will never get bored. Holding them for at least 30 secs is important though..
Here's a stretch I discovered I could do on a piece of gym equipment. Leaning forward like this from up high you feel like you're flying and the core back and arm stretch from the weight of your body leaning forward feels ahhmaazing!! 🙌😍
Scroll for another one I love--just hanging there off the bars...stretches your arms, shoulders and whole body.👌
I love how getting fit has opened up a whole new world of imagination in me as well... I'm beginning to wonder how exercise and being fit might affect our creativity--not that this is necessarily creative but I would not have even thought to do something different like this at the start of my health and fitness journey over two years ago. 💁💃🙋
Setting myself up for a great week with a super fine Sunday dinner. Replenishing my protein with quality flavoursome chicken and stabilising my digestion with lots of veggies and nothing that can upset my stomach--nothing artificial, nothing aggravating, no crucifers or acids, preservatives or unnecessary additives.
This recipe was awesome! I make things up all the time but it's still a thrill when you get a really great result. The colours popped, chicken was tender and the crunch and flavours perfect!👌
Here's my recipe...
Liz's Chinese Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry--loosely named! 😀
•Chicken tenderloins cut into bite size pieces.
•Any colourful veggies that suit your diet, cut to size where they will finish cooking together.
A little trick of mine is to use leek leaves rather than onion for flavour as it's good for a low fodmap diet, plus it isn't as pungent. I don't use onion at all, rarely even leek.
•Veggies should be at least double that of the chicken in volume when uncooked.
•stir fry chicken on high heat until lightly brown. Add spices about half way through cooking.
I added sesame seeds and a small amount of dried garlic, marjoram, Chinese five spice, and ground chillies. Finish stir frying. Set aside.
•stir fry all the veggies for about max five mins until they glisten.
• add back the chicken. Add grated fresh ginger, tbsp soy sauce, a tsp honey and a small amount water--maybe a tbsp too. Turn and mix through.
•EAT immediately! That is before it goes soggy and over cooked. *its still good the next day though--warmed through not overheated. 😊
These ladies!!! I have to shout them out.... they are so inspiring! These 10 women from across the country who committed to our Shift Shop test group are KILLING IT! Every single one has shown up daily and accepted no excuses ... following the calendar, logging workouts and superfoods, and helping each other stay fired up! I can't EVEN WAIT to see their results at the end of 21 days, and to continue on this lifelong health journey with them -- I am so humbled and blessed to be by their sides! Wanna be part of the next one? We'd love to have you join our fit sisterhood!