I believe in treat meals, not cheat meals. I was asked today what the difference is between the two. The difference isn't huge, but it's important: mindset. A cheat meal is often a free for all, a "naughty" action, and a coveted opportunity to "break the rules" of strict and restrictive dietary control. It suggests that food is BAD!
A treat meal is a break. It's a single meal where anxiety over food has no place, where time with loved ones can be enjoyed fully, and where pleasure and logic combine to let loose without blowing diet progress. It's moderate, smart, and FUN.
I chose to have a treat meal for my last meal of the week because I hit my macros perfectly this week, I achieved a new low weigh-in this morning, and I wanted to enjoy a meal with my partner without pulling up MyFitnessPal. I had a veggie burger and fries, a couple of drinks, and a couple of Oreos for dessert. I didn't make myself sick, I didn't eat food I didn't want or enjoy, and I didn't "cheat" just for the sake of it. I celebrated victories, enjoyed my meal and my company, and did so without a shred of guilt or regret. THAT is what a treat meal is all about.
When each morning at 4 am I woke up to see the sunrise and then go the the ship gym when sometime I'm the money one on there then after ate lots of fruit 🍉 I mean a lot then I normally do no regrets 😍
Keep up with the good work
Went all out here! Being vegan doesn't mean you have to be perfect and eat only fruits, and veggies. Sometimes you just need vegan pizza and chocolate salted caramel bars in your life! 😋🌱💪 shirt by @goveganrevolution
This quick & simple after dinner treat never gets old! Try it tonight & tag us in a picture for a repost!
Chocolate Covered Banana
3 tbsp coconut oil
1/3 cup @truvibeorganics cacao powder
2 tbsp raw honey/agave
Toppings of choice: Nuts/seeds, @truvibeorganics cacao nibs and/or goji berries
Bring stove to a low heat and use a small pot to melt the coconut oil. Stir until the coconut oil becomes liquid. Use a separate bowl to mix the melted coconut oil, cacao powder, and raw honey/agave until the constancy is smooth. Carefully dip the banana into the chocolate and roll in toppings of choice. Place the dipped banana onto parchment paper and refrigerate for one hour. Enjoy!
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Coconut #Cacao Fudge Bars via doyouevenpaleo.net!
Yield: 16 squares
1 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup cashews, chopped
2 tbsp @atacorawellness baobab powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
3/4 cup sunflower seed butter, divided
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup @atacorawellness raw African honey/agave
1/2 cup cacao/cocoa powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread coconut shreds evenly on the baking sheet. Toast for about 7 minutes, until the shreds are golden brown. Remove from oven, turn oven off, and let cool.
Line an 8X8 pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together maple syrup and 1/4 cup of sunflower seed butter until smooth. Stir in the coconut, walnuts, cashews, baobab and salt. Separate out about 2/3 of this mixture and press into the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, stir together the remaining sunflower seed butter, vanilla, honey, cacao powder and melted coconut oil. Stir until smooth. Pour evenly over the crust in the pan.
Sprinkle the remaining crust mixture overtop. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or freeze until firm enough to cut into squares. Store covered in the fridge or freezer (you can eat them right out of the freezer, if desired).
Dips are great for building up the triceps!
Pro tip: keep your elbows locked together so they don't flare out to the side. Also, make sure that your movement is controlled. No bouncing allowed!
Demonstrated by Utōpic Nutrition cofounder @danielramley
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Would it really be a holiday without a gym selfie 😘😂🤔
I used to post my whole workouts in detail so I thought I'd share the upper body work my brother and u did in a hurry today to celebrate 🎉
30 min stair master
Assisted Pull Up 3x10
SS Push Up 100
Dumbbell Row 3x10
SS DB Chest Press 3x12
Lat Pulldown 3x10
SS Cable Fly 3x15
Rope Cable Curl 3x15
SS Rope Tricep Pushdown 3x15
It's not the volume I'm used to but I was grateful for movement just in general after so much food 😈
Eid Mubarak 🔥❤️
Life is about balance. 💕
Being okay with letting go and catering to your cravings because you worked your ass off all week not missing a day of working out and saying no to those cookies someone brought into work or turning down a lunch date to eat the meal your prepped for the week in order to stick to your meal plan and save money!
But sometimes you have to recognize your hard work & celebrate with some homemade vegan "chili cheese" fries (insert must have food of your choice) because YOU deserve it! Let go and let food! 🙌🏾😍🍟🧀
Cheers to making new friends! @holistic.lens it was SO great to finally meet you in person today 💗 I always wondered how people made new friends out of school, but I've figured out the secret! TALKING! Just strike up a conversation and you never know what will happen 😊
Embrace reality for all that it is, through the calm and the storms. Water flows no matter what gets in its way and you can learn to flow too. Don't underestimate the strength and persistence of this wonderful element.
I've been kind of quiet on this account, but I've decided that becoming vegan is something I really want to pursue. Today I'm starting a 6 week (to start) full jump into veganism. This is my before photos, I want to track the healthy changes to my body. Don't get me wrong I love my body as is but I can always improve and build muscle. Day 1 week 1 of being vegan. 🙌🏼 #vegan#veganjourney#veganism#beginnervegan#veganfitness#startofveganism
One of the things I love about this practice is that you can't judge bodies by their shape, weight, size or even muscle mass. I have seen people with hard six packs who can't hold a headstand while someone with a softer belly & thicker body doing press up handstands. I love seeing yogis & not being able to decipher what they can or can't do. I love seeing all different body types having such strength, flexibility & balance. I love seeing healthy people doing this practice & devotion, putting in the hard work, pushing past discomfort, sweating, even grunting into a more enlightened self. I feel honored to practice with so many different people even if I never officially meet them. I feel the bond & connection through our love of yoga. 🙏🏼💜I see you! 🙋🏼I love you! 🙌🏼namaste 💕
First day at @xaltfitness with @gobananas_bryan and absolutely love this calisthenics gym. Everyone was so friendly and open to give guidance 😊 So happy they have silks to play with! Not the most fluid movements but it's a fun start 😝🕺🏽
Ok!!! This is me!!!! See this move?? This move right here that is kicking my butt?
That is a stationary criss cross and I am winning so hard at it. This takes a lot of coordination and speed in movement. I was not even able to cross my legs for an exercise like this before. .
My quads are really weak because I didn't use them as much since my neurological injury, but I see my progress!!! I see that even though I look a fool here I am proud! My legs are all jiggly- that is me, that is real me and they ARE getting stronger, I'm getting more coordinated, my legs are building muscle, and I am so happy to be where I am! Because I know I couldn't do this 6 months ago, and I know in 6 months I will be amazed at what I can do. #faith#healing#youcandothis
I have an Indian friend, who writes articles on food and nutrition and believes that Russians are fit because of our DNA. Yes, we are very lucky - we have genes of generations eating well, being physically active and having unbeatable spirit - our country was never ruled by anybody, but us.Yet being born Russian is not an answer to why we look strong and beautiful. We do, because we don't fall for easy solutions. Look at this trio - a son, a mother, an aunt. They were waiting for a bus and instead of buying a pack of chips or ice-cream (which is easier, cheaper and closer) they've got a much healthier snack - bananas. Banana family - me likey! 🍌🍌🍌 | Есть у меня индийский друг, который пишет статьи на тему питания и фитнеса, и верит в то, что мы - русские - в хорошей физической форме, потому что нам повезло с генетикой. Конечно, нам повезло: поколения физически активных людей, organic food (или еда с огорода) и воля к жизни - наша страна никогда не ходила ни под чьим указом. Тем не менее, на одной генетике не уедешь. Мы выглядим strong & beautiful, потому что не ищем лёгких путей. Посмотрите на это трио: сын, мама и тётя. Они ждали автобус и могли бы купить чипсы или мороженое - это проще и дешевле. Но вместо этого - бананы. Банановая семья - me likey! 🍌🍌🍌 #fitness#novosibirsk#russia
Sometimes you don't realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness 💗🌺 Day 8 of #SunshineAndAsana is any arm balance pose 💪🏼 I chose flying crow because it's a favorite of mine! If you have mastered bakasana, practice shifting your weight back and forth to build strength for this variation. You can do it!
You all are rocking this so far 💪🏼 Check in with @getfityogagirl and @caramaro_ for more inspiration!
Outfit by our generous sponsor @aloyoga who will be gifting a $100 gift card at the end of this challenge! 😍
8 Arm Balance
Awesome alternative to leg extensions that not only burn the heck out of your quads but also require strong hip extension and core control. Drop this exercise into the "looks easy but ain't so easy" basket! Give it a go and take your range of movement gently at first!! She's a burner 💪🏼🐨🌿
Meal Prep Sunday 🤗
-Corn and black bean stuffed sweet potatoes -Baked tacos with salsa
-Loaded cauliflower nachos with cashew queso -Stuffed bell peppers with tempeh, rice, and beans •
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