Nowadays there is an increasing demand of tofu. Normally it is considered as a healthier replacement of regular cottage cheese, but there is actually more to know about this super soybean product. Tofu was basically originated in China and has a wet texture and is smooth, soft and spongy. Not only the soybean product is full of calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin E and is cholesterol free, but it is extremely low on fat and calories too. Today, we planned to make a dish with tofu as the key ingredient. The dish in not only packed with healthy nutrients, but is extremely tasty as well. Try it out now –
Diced firm tofu – 12 oz
Chopped scallion – 3/4 cup
Minced fresh ginger – 1 tbsp
Dried shiitake Mushrooms – 4
Sliced sauteed onion – 1/2 cup
Dried arame or hijki (optional) – 1 tbsp
Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
Rice wine – 2 tbsp
Red chilli flakes – A pinch
Chopped green chilli – 1
Salt & white pepper – As per taste
1. Soak dried shiitake mushrooms in 1/2 cup water until soft. Slice, removing the stem. Retain mushroom soaking water.
2. Place tofu on paper towels to drain some of the moisture while you prepare the other ingredients.
3. Rinse and soak sea vegetables in warm water while preparing rest of ingredients. Squeeze out excess water before adding.
4. Add the mushroom water to a skillet and bring to a boil. Add ginger, sea vegetables, mushrooms, scallion, wine, and tofu, and simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Add soy sauce, sauteed onions, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Simmer for about 5 minutes & serve.
Serves – 4; Serving size – 3/4 cup
Calories per serving 110kcal, Fat 3g, Fiber 2g, Sugar 2g, Protein 8g, Sodium 300mg, Potassium 120mg
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What strikes your mind when we say Spinach? Green…Leafy…Essential…Just for salads..that’s it right? Oh yes, not to forget about how much it is a task to eat a LOT OF IT. It’s okay, we hear you. We all have been there and done that. But today we have a delicious way out. A way to drink up your spinach. A way to make yourself a wonderful day starter green smoothie that is packed with nutrients and filled with sweetness of fruits like kiwi, pineapple, banana & orange that you do not even need any added sweetener. The powerful combination of Greek yogurt and chia seeds give it a nice and creamy texture and helps you not taste any of that spinach or the leafy green remnant in this smoothie. It is just the perfect way to get that extra dosage of veggies in your daily breakfast. Keep the ingredients chopped a night before and you have this smoothie ready for you in just a matter of minutes. Try it to fall in love with spinach and all things green.
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1 cup sliced kiwi
1 banana, cut up
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup chopped fresh pineapple
¼ cup fresh orange juice
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
1. In a blender, combine spinach, kiwi, banana, yogurt, pineapple, orange juice and chia seeds.
2. Cover and blend until nearly smooth, scraping sides of blender if necessary. Divide smoothie into two glasses and top with additional berries if desired.
Calories – 218, Fat – 5, Carbs – 40, Protein – 8
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Today I have got a Quinoa Bowl for you. A bowl full of proteins & flavours. This Lime Coconut Quinoa is easily made with just a few simple ingredients and makes the perfect healthy breakfast & dinner option. Throw in some grilled chicken, fish or veggies and get yourself a bowl of yumminess. It can even be served as a side dish to any meal!
The best thing about this quinoa is that there is so much texture & flavour in every bite that no dressing or sauce is required. Simply add in protein or veggies of choice and you are good to go. Oh you even could just throw in some avocados because…why not?
Another good thing about this dish is that it is really easy to make. Also, remember while making quinoa try to replace the regular water with chicken or vegetable broth, this would really add so much more flavor to your dish. So using coconut milk in this recipe definitely gives it a level up. I just feel that you all need this flavoursome LIME COCONUT QUINOA in your life ASAP.
1 cup quinoa
1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
2 Tsp. honey
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1. Rinse and soak quinoa for about 10 minutes in warm water.
2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together coconut milk and honey then add in rinsed quinoa. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to a simmer, cooking for about 15 to 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Turn heat off and allow quinoa to sit for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.
3. Once quinoa is cooked, mix in cilantro and lime juice until combined, serve and enjoy!
Calories 240 Kcal, Fat 7.5g, Carbs 39g, Protein 9.6g
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Have you ever experienced this – had dinner, had dessert but for some reason you are not able to take out the cookies lying in your kitchen out of your mind. Cravings trigger anywhere, anytime and play on your vulnerabilities and sometimes the impulse to have a particular food item is so compelling that you just can’t say no to it. Once you surpass the craving after munching on the things you crave for, you normally tend to feel guilty. This is a never ending circle which leads to delay in weight loss desires. So the next time you have a craving after dinner or just before lunch just follow these simple tips and crush them out on the spot!
1. Sip hot tea or coffee
Having a hot drink is a great and low calorie option to handle sweet cravings. A tasteful cup of coffee will not only relax you but fill you up with liquids. You can simply go for those flavored options which are low in calories like – peach, apple, cinnamon or berry for your sweet fix. Topping your favorite cup of coffee with a little sweetened milk is also a great way to handle midday hunger cues.
2. Choose your snacks wisely
Sometimes you just have to eat it and get indulged to handle the cravings – go for it, but be smart and choose an item, which does not exceed more than 200 calories. The best option to handle sweet cravings includes a protein packed nut bar, Greek yogurt with berries, or a cappuccino. For salty options you can choose from mixed nuts, cottage cheese or sesame crackers.
3. Eat a pickle
If you are craving something salty just have some pickle. Yes, we know that this food item is high on sodium, but it is also really low in calories. One or two spears will definitely do the trick, without adding to your waistline. Just grab a bottle of water to flush some of that sodium!
4. Halt Method
Halt before you engage yourself in mindless noshing. If you already had something high in calories and want to grab the next thing don’t forget to ask yourself if you are really hungry? It’s time to say no to mindless munching which is more or less out of boredom, tiredness or loneliness. Try to identify if you are actually hungry or you just want to speak to a friend or take a nap.
5. Sticky activity list on your pantry door
Since you tend to reach your pantry every now and then it will be the best place to stick the list of things you have to do. This will help in diverging your interest and reducing the chances of mindless eating and also handle unhealthy cravings.
You will surely have to make few changes in you diet until you are actually able to find a satiating, sustainable set of patterns that works best. Just in case you slip or overindulge, don’t worry. The key is to think what to do next.Don’t let the guilt overpower you rather use it as a motivator to make better choices in the future!
Just the word ‘stress’ alone can make you feel stressed out. If you’re trying to lose weight, stress is the last thing you need. Not only is it harder to stay away from sugary and fatty foods when you’re stressed, research actually shows that it is harder to lose weight when you’re stressed out. Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness.
Symptoms and Causes of Stress and Fatigue
Fatigue is a feeling of exhaustion, lethargy, tiredness which is distinct from stress and weakness. Unlike weakness, stress, fatigue can be alleviated by periods of rest. Fatigue can have both physical and mental state of being tired and weak. Physical and mental fatigue are different, the two can exist together – if a person is physically exhausted for long time, they will also be mentally tired.
Did you know that stress is related to 7 of the 10 most deadly diseases in the United States? Think heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Of course, we have lots of stress factors in our daily lives, like work, the economy, money and family problems.
Stress is unhealthy, let that be clear. In addition to all of these psychological factors that can cause stress, you might have physical things that cause stress without you even knowing. For example, poor sleep is a major stressor on your body yet most people report not getting enough sleep – they don’t think it’s that important or just don’t know how much of an impact sleep can have on your well-being.
In addition to mental and physical stressors, sensitivity to certain foods, blood sugar dysregulation, not getting enough water and poor air quality can all cause stress.
How your body responds to stress?
Cortisol, the so-called stress hormone, is released when your body receives a stressor and acts almost like a type of adrenalin. If you’ve heard of stress-hormone before, you probably know that it is bad for fat loss. Cortisol is a diurnal hormone, which means your levels of cortisol should peak in the morning (to help give you energy for the day) and slowly drop down as the day progresses so you can fall asleep at night and recharge for the next day. Basically, cortisol is the hormone of energy and being alert.
In a normal stress hormone cycle, cortisol will help burn fat as the day progresses. But if your cortisol cycle is not in balance, it will actually help to make cells less responsive and the fat won’t be burned as easily. If you’re in the department of people that ‘need’ coffee in the morning to wake up, there’s a big chance your cortisol levels are not as they should be.
Cortisol and fat loss
As mentioned above, cortisol makes cells less responsive, which can make it harder to lose weight. The second way coritsol can make it harder to lose weight is by increasing inflammation. Different types of fat in your body react differently. Your body will store more visceral fat (the type of fat you can grab) and it will be harder to lose weight. Visceral fat releases the same inflammatory signals as stress hormone does. In short: stress signals increase the likelihood of storing more fat.
Stress & Fatigue Treatment
Fatigue include inflammation, chronic pain, hormonal changes, anemia, poor sleep, depression and stress. If you’re very stressed out and have trouble losing weight, even after trying time after time, your cortisol levels might be the culprid. It can be beneficial to skip the coffee in the morning, exercise regularly and get enough sleep. As well as spending time away from work and other stressors to make sure your stress levels aren’t through the roof.
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Veggies are an important part of my dinner table. I love having them in any way, raw or cooked because they are so full of nutrients. This recipe of healthy Roasted Vegetables is ridiculously easy to make and yet so delish. I usually make these veggies whenever I am in a fix as to what to be served during dinner as a side dish. There are no specific ingredient rules, just use whatever veggies you prefer. The balsamic vinegar can be replaced by a fresh drizzle of lemon or even some soy sauce. The choice is entirely yours. Serve it with your favorite main course, brown rice or just on a bed of quinoa, it will be as good any way.
1/2 small butternut squash, cubed
1 red bell peppers, seeded and diced
1/2 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1-1/2 potatoes, cubed
1/2 red onion, quartered
1-1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Salt & black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, combine the squash, red bell peppers, sweet potato, and the potatoes. Separate the red onion quarters into pieces, and add them to the mixture.
3. In a small bowl, stir together thyme, rosemary, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Toss with vegetables until they are coated. Spread evenly on a large roasting pan.
4. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, stirring every 10 minutes, or until vegetables are cooked through and browned.
Nutritional value per serve: Calories – 125, Fat – 4.5, Carbs – 20, Protein – 2
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Bored of the regular recipes of Avocado? Thinking about how you can make avocado better? How about you fry it and make delectable BAked Healthy Creamy Avocado Fries. Crunchy on the outside, creamy and nutty inside, these avocado fries are totally over the top. This is an awesome way to enjoy your avocado – need we say more? Checkout the quick recipe now & try out for yourself!
Firm ripe avocado; sliced into wedges – 2
Flour – 1/4 cup
Large eggs – 2
Breadcrumbs – 1 1/4 cup
Salt & pepper – To taste
Oil – To fry
1. Preheat oven to 200°. In a medium saucepan, heat 1 1/2 tsp oil until it registers 375° on a deep-fry thermometer.
2. Meanwhile, mix flour with 1/4 tsp salt in a shallow plate. Put eggs and breadcrumbs in separate shallow plates. Dip avocado in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg, then breadcrumbs to coat. Set on 2 plates in a single layer.
3. Fry a quarter of avocado slices at a time until deep golden, 30 to 60 seconds. Transfer slices to a plate lined with paper towels. Keep warm in oven while cooking remaining avocados. Sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste.
Calories 271 Kcal, Fat 21g, Protein 5.5g, Carbs 16g, Fiber 2.1g
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You may not realize it, but your bones are alive. Every day, your body breaks down old bone and puts new bone in its place. But, beyond 30 years of age, your bones have reached their peak bone mass and you start to lose more bone than what is replaced naturally. The problem in the weight loss process arises when bones are not kept healthy and too much bone mass is lost.
Maintaining healthy bones is important in order to boost up the weight loss process and avoid developing osteoporosis, which is when your bones become weak and brittle and you can end up having broken bones. Therefore, keeping a strong bone mass is really important to maintain, especially once you are in your 30s.
Physical Exercise is Important
Most people are aware of the importance of having enough calcium in your diet to ensure that bone density does not decrease. However, it isn’t the only important factor. Being physically active is also super important for preventing osteoporosis and maintaining strong bones for life. This is because increased physical activity can help to building bone during the phases of mineral acquisition and bone consolidation.
When it comes to being active, weight-bearing exercises are particularly important in this acquisition and consolidation process. Weight-bearing exercise is any activity you do while on your feet and legs, that works your muscles and bones against gravity.
During weight-bearing exercise, bone adapts to the impact of weight and the pull of muscle by building more bone cells. Consequently, your bones become stronger and more dense and the risk of fracture, osteopenia, and osteoporosis decreases.
High-impact weight-bearing exercise includes:
5. Step aerobics
9. Tennis, racquetball
10. Low-impact weight-bearing exercises are:
11. Using elliptical training machines
12. Doing low-impact aerobics
13. Using stair-step machines
14. Fast walking on a treadmill or outside
It is therefore recommended that you include one of these forms of activity into your daily routine for around 30 minutes every day. In doing this, your bones will become stronger (and so will your muscles!) and you will have a strong and fit body into old-age.
Load-bearing exercise where you work to strengthen your muscles against gravity can also help build strong bones.
They are also known as resistance exercises and include:
1. Lifting weights
2. Using elastic exercise bands
3. Using weight machines
4. Lifting your own body weight
You can introduce weight training moves of varying intensity to work the different muscle groups (and the bones they are attached to). Yoga and pilates can also improve strength, balance and flexibility.
You may like to mix up your daily routine so that you include a mix of both weight-bearing and load-bearing exercises which will also help keep your exercise routine interesting.
If you have been looking for another reason to exercise, then thinking of your long-term bone health could be just the thing to consider when you are wanting some extra motivation to move your body.
When you add protein shakes to your diet & meal you can easily boost calorie burn and curb hunger cravings without having to eat much at all. Protein helps to keep your heart, skin, hair, bones healthy & body tone. But the pre-packaged protein shakes from the store are often packed with sugar and not so healthy for you. They won’t get you any closer to that summer body you want so badly. To help you stay on track, we searched the web for the best weight loss shakes recipe out there. Below, you’ll find something to satisfy every craving without feeling guilty. Since we’ve taken care of finding the nutritional winners, all you have to do is pick a recipe, start up the blender and enjoy your Protein shake!
SPINACH FLAX PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
This is the spinach Protein smoothie for people who don’t like spinach—but want to eat it anyways. Thanks to the addition of mango, pineapple and banana, you won’t even taste the leafy green—but you’ll still get all of its health benefits. In fact, this drink serves up 33 percent of the day’s vitamin A, most of which comes from the spinach. The addition of chia seeds and flax provides four grams of satiating fiber so be sure to keep those in the mix if you’re looking to sip as much protein as possible.
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any kind)
1 large handful of organic baby spinach, washed
¼ cup frozen mango chunks
¼ cup frozen pineapple
½ of a banana (fresh or frozen)
1 Tbsp flax meal (optional)
1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
SKINNY HIGH PROTEIN OREO SHAKE
Fat-free cottage cheese, skim milk, cookies, vanilla and a touch of Stevia team up to create a mouthwatering concoction that only tastes sinful, but is actually very healthy for you. Although the drink shouldn’t be your daily go-to, it’s there for you when you need to cub those cravings for cookies and other sugary goodness. Opting for this over a Dairy Queen Oreo Cookie Blizzard of the same size will save you 20 grams of fat and 48 grams of sugar!
250 grams fat-free cottage cheese (choose the low sodium kind)
1 cup skim milk
3 oreo cookies
1 teaspoon truvia
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
You’ll be whisked away on a mini vacation for your mind the second you start sipping this tropical-tasting smoothie. Don’t let the high carb and sugar count scare you off; it’s coming from berries, an orange and banana—all vitamin- and fiber-rich produce that will keep you fresh and healthy.
1 cup organic frozen mixed berries
1 frozen banana
1 orange, peeled and segmented
4 – 6oz Vanilla Greek Yogurt (I used a 5.3oz container of Vanilla Oikos)
ALMOND BUTTER PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
Made with just four ingredients, this Protein smoothie will take you no time at all to whip up. The almond milk and nut butter provide a solid hit of natural protein while the chia seeds lend a boost of antioxidants and heart-protecting omega-3s. Enjoy this as a healthy breakfast on the go or an afternoon snack. To kick your shake up a notch, add a few shakes of cinnamon. It will not only heighten the drink’s taste, but also zap stubborn belly fat and help stabilize your blood sugar, which can ward off diet-derailing cravings.
1 large ripe banana peeled and frozen
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter
1 tablespoon chia seeds
COFFEE & BANANA PROTEIN BURST
Frozen bananas and peanut butter team up to give this smoothie a rich, milkshake-like consistency that will make you think it’s sinful. When you use unsweetened almond milk, though, it’s packed with protein without sky-high sugar counts found in other smoothies.
1 cup chilled Seattle’s Best brewed coffee
1½ bananas, cut into chunks
1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp ground flax seed
2 tsp honey or agave nectar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp grated nutmeg
6 ice cubes
BLUEBERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
If you’re not big into the idea of using nutrition powders—or you’ve simply run of out your go-to—you’ll love this creative recipe. The blogger calls for a scrambled and blended egg in lieu of whey or plant protein, which is a fat-incinerating idea we totally love!
1 egg beaten, scrambled, and cooled
1 ripe banana peeled and frozen
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup frozen red grapes
3 large ice cubes
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup orange juice
1/8 teaspoon to 1/4 ground cinnamon
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There’s more to nuts than your daily dose of peanut butter. Unfortunately, they’re one of the most underrated snacks that can actually improve your health and well-being.
Perhaps one of the main reasons nuts are avoided so much is that people are afraid of the calories and fat in them. However, the opposite is true. Nuts are rich in HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) which can lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels in the blood. The calories are not scary at all because you can only have a few at a time and they’re extremely filling.
They also account to about eight percent of your daily antioxidant intake. Antioxidants are vital for the human body as they fight free radicals and reduce the risk of diseases. Here are some nuts that you should have a handful of every day:
With 170 calories per serving (23 almonds), almonds are the richest nut source of fiber consisting of three grams of it per ounce. Almonds are also the richest source of vitamin E, which is a potent antioxidant required by the body.
Not only are almonds filling due to their high fiber content, they can also allow you to lose weight because they regulate blood sugar levels, keeping off those nasty cravings, and lower LDL levels in the blood. Some studies also show that almonds may raise good bacteria levels in the body and improve your gut and immune system health.
Walnuts are the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids and they are packed with antioxidants like no other nut! Omega 3s fight inflammation and the antioxidants protect the body from free radical damage that may cause premature aging, heart disease, and cancer.
Walnuts are also packed with fiber and are super filling. Therefore, they’re great for snack time as they prevent you from reaching out for an unhealthy food item. They are also rich in unsaturated fats, which are reported to fight belly fat and manganese, which may lower your PMS symptoms. You’ll obtain 185 calories from 14 walnut halves.
Pistachios consist of the lowest calories, with only four or lesser calories in each. One of the best weight loss tips you’ll get is that you should eat slow and enjoy your food. When you consume them in their shells, you slow down and prolong your snacking time. This will make you eat less altogether because eating slow and chewing more tricks your brain into believing that you’re eating more.
In addition, pistachios are also rich in potassium, which is required for healthy muscles and nervous system. They are also packed with vitamin B6 which improves mood and enhances immune system function and gamma-tocopherol, an antioxidant with potent cancer-fighting properties.
Cashews are a great source or iron, zinc, and magnesium. Iron is required for the formation of haemoglobin, the oxygen carrier in your blood. Your blood is a medium through which oxygen and nutrients are transported to all parts of the body.
Zinc is important for better skin, nails and hair health, a healthy immune system, and better vision. And magnesium improves memory and may reduce belly fat as well. Cashews, like other nuts, are also rich in omega 3s and fiber, making them a filling weight loss snack. Each serving of 18 nuts consists of 165 calories.
Peanuts are a dream come true, as not only are they delicious, they’re super filling and weight-loss friendly as well. Peanuts are high in fiber and just having a small amount can fill you up. A one ounce serving of peanuts can give you 160 to 200 calories.
Peanuts are best consumed raw because this brings in the chewing action that aids in keeping you full and satiated.
However, it can also be enjoyed as peanut butter. Make sure the peanut butter you purchase is sugar and salt-free. You can also make your own peanut butter using a food processor.
Hazelnuts are packed with monounsaturated fatty acids that are vital for good health and weight loss. Since they’re high in good fats and consist of about 180 nuts per serving (21 nuts), they can be used as a great pre-workout snack. Just blend them in your pre-workout smoothie and enjoy a power-packed and fun workout afterward. They’re also rich in vitamin E and are great for heart health.
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Sometimes weight loss can feel like an uphill battle – it’s just so difficult! We see shiny ads that portray how easy it is to lose those few (or more than a few) extra pounds without getting off the couch, and we are dazzled by them! We try them out but they don’t seem to be working for us. Have you ever wondered why that is? For one thing, weight loss supplements do not work! According to a recent study by the Oregon State University, there is no such thing as a magic pill. None of the hundreds of supplements they tested showed any actual signs of being effective. The most effective method to Lose Weight Fast Without Diet Pills Or Exercise. Now that we have this out of the way, let’s look at a few proven easy ways that you can help you lose weight fast!
1. Chew slowly
We’ve all heard the age-old saying that we should chew each bite 30 times. Even though “30” might be taking it too far, there is some merit to it all. Have you noticed that after a big meal, you feel full, but after a few minutes have passed, you feel like you have really overeaten? That’s because when you eat, your body releases hormones, which tell the brain that you are no longer hungry. Funnily enough, that process takes about 20 minutes. So chewing slowly makes us eat slowly, which in turn prevents us from overeating.
2. Drink a glass of water when you’re hungry
Here is a nifty little trick – whenever you feel hungry, drink a glass of water, and wait for a bit. If you are still hungry afterwards, feel free to eat. If not, wait for the next mealtime. As amazing as it may sound, many times our brains mistake simple thirst for hunger. That is because both needs are controlled by the hypothalamus, and this proximity confuses the smartest part of our bodies. Furthermore, a study conducted in the UK proved that people who drank a glass of water 30 minutes before a meal, lost on average more weight than those who didn’t, considering that both groups ate the exact same meal.
3. Cut out the snacks
This one is a toughie! Whether it’s sitting down to watch something, or simply staying awake during that boring online meeting, snacks have become an integral part of our lives. The sad truth is that in most cases they are quite bad for us. We could, of course, opt for a healthier choice, but it would still be better for your digestive system to get used to an eating pattern. That’s when the magic happens!
4. Plan your meals
As mentioned above, having an eating pattern is important. You body needs to know that it will receive food on a regular basis, so that it will not go into an emergency mode and start storing fat for rainy days. Additionally, having a meal plan will help you make better nutritional choices, and it will prevent you from overeating. Furthermore, it will save you some money, and who doesn’t like that?
5. Try intermittent fasting
Intermittent fasting has proven to be more effective than any other “diet” out there, and it allows you to eat the same amount of food that you normally would. There is just one condition – you have to do it within a given time frame. One of the most popular methods is called Leangains and it basically asks you to fast for 14-16 hours in the day, and eat throughout the rest of the time. In other words, this means skipping breakfast. The rest the meals are quite the same, so you can still plan them out, and enjoy them with your family.
Fasting can be quite difficult for some people, and if you have medical conditions, you should consult a doctor before trying any of it. However, if you’re a healthy individual, give fasting a try, and see all the wonders it can do!
Ultimately, losing weight is a complex process – exercise is just a small part of it, and we already know that supplements don’t work. What we do know is that you can achieve your goal by taking the simple steps described above. Good luck!
Today’s earlier post of Avocados motivated us to cook something with the super food. Since avocados weren’t available in the Mevo kitchen, we thought to cook something different with the available super foods – Chickpeas & Spinach. After juggling with multiple ideas, we settled for “Spicy Chickpeas with Spinach and Coconut Cream.” It was something like a one pot meal and to our surprise the dish tasted delectable. The addition of spinach elevated the flavors of this dish to the next level. We added a little bit of coconut cream towards the end to really hit those spicy notes. The dish was delicious and we are doing it again sometime soon for sure. It was really easy to make and looked outstanding too. Check out the recipe and you must try this one for dinner today:-
Chickpeas – 1 bowl ( boiled)
Coconut Cream – 2 Tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
Fresh Spinach – 200 grams
Ginger – 1 inch
Garlic – 1 clove
Black pepper – 1/2 tsp
1. In a food processor, combine garlic,ginger, chilli flakes, pepper, curry powder, with little bit of water to make a paste.
2. In a large pan, heat oil and and add the paste in it and saute it for 30 seconds.
3. Next, add the spinach (finely chopped) and stir if for a minute and cover the pan for around 20 seconds. Let all the water evaporate and once that is done, add the boiled chickpeas in this mixture
4. Last step is to add the coconut cream and cook this for 7-10 minutes.
5. Eat hot at room temperature.
Calories per serving – 389kcal, Carbs 26g, Fat 22g, Protein 14g