I am obsessed with this salad! On the #BoneBrothDiet, you'll build strong and resilient skin cell walls with healthy fats, and you'll reverse inflammation with anti-inflammatory foods. Plus, you'll load your body with nutrients that protect against photoaging (for instance, the potent anthocyanins in berries), as in the gorgeous salad in this pic, which I seriously need to eat immediately. #HealthyChoices#Collagen#Nutrition#AntiAging
It's going up on a Tuesday! The BOGO today is mint to be! I love these 2 oils and they're constantly running in my diffuser (Spearmint & Citrus oils are heavenly) and Peppermint helps tummy troubles, headaches and keeping our breath minty fresh. I'm offering my special pricing today - only $32 for both oils. Add $3.99 in shipping if you're not local. Such a steal!! Who wants these 2 oils? Comment below!!
B: Let's get wasted... with information on how to make smarter alcoholic beverage choices!
First and foremost, you don't NEED alcohol! I'd be very wary of any nutritional plan that encourages you to drink. If you do however feel like you want an alcoholic drink and want to minimise the damage it can potentially have on your progress, read on.
Drink less - Single shots of spirits contain one unit. So if you're aiming to keep your alcohol consumption down stick to shots of clean spirits (vodka/gin/rum etc.). Adding a low calorie mixers such as soda water and lime or tonic water will bulk the drink up.
Think quality - A high quality red wine does contain antioxidants that may help to reduce oxidative damage in the body. These are usually found in grape skin, of which wine is made. A large glass of red wine does pack a punch units wise (3.5) and will have a high calorific content. So it's not something you want to consume gallons of!
Don't mix - Some of you might be looking at the image thinking "the drinks lined up like that looks something like what happened last weekend!". You shouldn't be mixing your drinks. By doing so it becomes very easy to lose track of what you've had and over consume.
POST BY FOLLOWER REQUEST!! How does caffeine fit into a healthy lifestyle?
So there are mixed opinions and some pros and cons to caffeine consumption. Let's start with pros. There's the obvious one, it gets ya fired up and ready to take on the day. However, it's really a little deeper than that.
Caffeine mobilizes intracellular calcium and inhibits specific phosphodiesterase, exciting the central nervous system, boosting brain metabolism and boosting energy levels. Caffeine also very slightly raises body temperature, increasing basal metabolic rate equally as slightly. Plus, you typically are more active after a nice strong cup, which also burns more calories.
Now what about the cons?
Well caffeine tends to vasoconstrict blood vessels, which may slightly raise blood pressure (typically about 10mmHg). Here's the catch. Caffeine is a stimulant and the body rapidly builds a tolerance to it. A habitual coffee drinker will have little to no increase in blood pressure when they drink their usual amount. The worst cons of coffee aren't from the coffee itself, but all the additional things that go along with it: cream, sugar, flavorings, etc. These additives quickly add up in empty calories.
I'm personally one of the most habitual consumers of caffeine. I'm actually enjoying a cup as I type this caption. Moral of the story, a black cup of coffee can be a great, healthy addition to any diet, especially as a preworkout.
Leggo my EGGS, yo!
It's a stretch but I'll take it on this Tuesday morning. Pasture raised eggs hard boiled and ready for the week ahead.
I've been putting my eggs in an ice bath (thanks @amandafitlife for the tip!) and I've definitely noticed a difference in the ease of peeling. Try it out!
4 Reasons you Should be Eating Protein at Each Meal
I remember when I first started learning the importance of consuming more protein…wow did I make A LOT of mistakes!
Let’s see, I tried gorging down 70-100g worth of a large chicken breast with a side plate of eggs for breakfast because I came up short for my daily protein goal. (can you picture my painful face trying to eat all this food. Lol)
Oh yeah, I remember I’d wake up in the middle of the night and drink down a 50g of protein shake just to get another serving of protein in. (the daily bags under my eyes told me this wasn’t worth it long term. Haha)
Eric and I have come up with 4 reasons why you should eat protein at each meal:
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Want the other reasons?
Watch this video in our BIO -Chris