apple-sugar-cider asked: For your daily allergic anon- pure bars are excellent also! They have a few more ingredients than larabars but the taste and quality is amazing. Most importantly they're allergen free, assuming you don't have any nut allergies.
Thank you for your help! It’s definitely appreciated. Hope anon see this (:
Anonymous asked: Do you know of any dairy free (not even may contain, I'm severely allergic) low fat, high protein (7+ grams) granola bars or foods?? :)
I don’t really know of any besides Larabar, so I looked it up and found two more. The links are to pages of vegan bars or to the pages with a description on it. I’m not sure about the low fat part. I wish I could have been of more help but I really don’t know of much and this googled helped me find two of these. You could also visit some health food stores and read the labels as well! (:
imperfectkrystal asked: is it bad to count calories? i know that i get obsessed about it!
I’d say yes and no. It all depends on you. I think it’s okay to an extent, to keep track to make sure that you are not going over or under so many, but counting calories definitely does get obsessive. I think it’s best to just try and eat intuitively and to focus on eating healthy foods. When you eat something naturally higher in calories, just keep that portioned so you don’t go overboard with it. Counting calories can easily takeover and it’s really a waste of time, in my opinion. I think people should just put more attention on the nutritional value than the calories. If you want to keep track to keep yourself in a range, do so if you please, but try and keep your mindset healthy about it.
Anonymous asked: I love eating spinach salads but I'm out of good salad recipes...help?
I’m not the best person to ask since I’m not a big fan of salads and am very picky with them, but here’s my favorite salad that I’ve had so far.
The internet is fullll of recipes. Here’s two pages with some.
12 Spinach Salad recipes on Delish
Spinach salad recipes on Food Network
Anonymous asked: Have you got a myfitnesspal account?
Yeah, I made one back in like March when I counted for 2 months but I don’t use it anymore since I don’t count cals.
Lifting weights increases your body’s metabolic rate and keeps it raised long after the activity is completed. Weight training increases muscle – the more muscle you have the higher your metabolism - the higher your metabolism the quicker you burn calories.
Anonymous asked: Could you post your snacks sometimes? I loove to see what you eat on a daily basis :) or maybe your intake also? I mean if it doesn't bother you ofc
I’ve posted my daily intake for a week or so, and I also posted my snacks in there. I don’t like posting my intake daily because I’m not online daily and people begin to expect it every day and it just gets annoying having to come on and write it from memory. My snacks aren’t fascinating at all, really. They depend on what I buy. Clif and Luna bars were something that I snacked on a lot but I’ve slowed way down on eating those, cereal is usually my late night snack 9just had a bowl, actually), a sandwich 9rarely), fruits, a smoothie, tea and cookies, and I had raw almonds and would snack a lot on those. Like I said, it depends. I guess I don’t do any specific snacking. If I’m hungry, I’ll just choose something that sounds good from what I have here.
Yoga for the Splits
Print this out and practice these poses everyday to gain flexibility for the splits. Start by holding each pose for 30 seconds on each side. Work your way up to 1-3 minutes as your muscles start to open up. When you’re ready to try the splits use a block or pillow under your front leg for support until you feel ready to go without.
Need more help? Check out my favorite stretching videos.
MY GOD. I have been trying to find something like this for the past few months. Whoever made this is a freaking goddess. <3
- Some fruits and veggies produce a gas called ethylene as they ripen. This gas can prematurely ripen foods that are sensitive to it, so keep ethylene-producing foods away from ethylene-sensitive foods. Avocados, bananas, cantaloupes, kiwis, mangoes, nectarines, pears, plums, and tomatoes, for example, should be stored in a different place than your apples, broccoli, carrots, leafy greens, and watermelon. Get a longer list of fruits to store separately here.
- Keep potatoes, onions, and tomatoes in a cool, dry place, but not in the fridge. The cold will ruin their flavor.
- Store unripe fruits and veggies like pears, peaches, plums, kiwis, mangoes, apricots, avocados, melons, and bananas on the counter. Once they’re ripe, move them to the fridge. Banana peels will turn dark brown, but it won’t affect the flesh.
- Store salad greens and fresh herbs in bags filled with a little air and sealed tightly.
- Citrus fruits such as oranges, tangerines, lemons, and limes, will do fine for up to a week in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight, but you can lengthen their lives by storing them in the fridge in a mesh or perforated plastic bag.
Keep reading for more tips and tricks for keeping produce fresh.
- Wrap celery in aluminum foil and store it in the veggie bin in the fridge.
- Other types of produce such as carrots, lettuce, and broccoli start to spoil as soon as they’re picked, so place these in separate plastic baggies in the crisper in your fridgeASAP (make sure they’re dry since moisture speeds up spoiling).
- Cut the leafy tops of your pineapple off and store your pineapple upside down. This helps redistribute sugars that sink to the bottom during shipping and also helps it keep longer.
- Avoid washing berries until right before you’re ready to eat them. Wetness encourages mold growth.
- If you like to wash, dry, and cut your fruits and veggies all at once, store them in covered glass containers lined in paper towels. You’ll not only be able to see them — which reminds you to eat them — but you’ll also be keeping moisture out.
- If you normally forget to use up fruits and veggies if you put them in the crisper, store your veggies in plain sight in Evert-Fresh or reusable produce bags that mimic your crisper’s function.
- Buy only what you need. Go to the market more frequently, or if that’s not possible, plan out your meals ahead of time so you only buy what you know you’ll use.
- If you notice any rotten produce, compost it immediately before it starts to spoil the rest of the produce.
To celebrate: go vegetarian. Just for the day. And if you like it, try it again. Maybe go vegetarian for the month because October is Vegetarian Awareness Day.
And, if you enjoyed being vegetarian, go vegan for November 1st because that’s World Vegan Day. And if you liked that, try it again, day by day and see how it goes. November is World Vegan Month!
And learn. Everyday. Learn something new about vegetarianism, veganism, animal farm factories, etc.
This means I haven’t eaten meat in a whole year! A year seems like nothing but I only lasted 6 months when I did it when I was 13 so I’m so happy about it.
iamnotover asked: Do you find that eating gluten free is good for your IBS, or do you just prefer the GF waffles for the taste?
I haven’t figured it changes too much with my IBS but I eat them because they are dairy free and I’m lactose intolerant. I can’t really tell any differences with gluten free effecting my IBS because I can’t eat regular waffles since they have dairy, and I don’t like gluten free bread so I can’t get a difference with that. My body reacts about the same with quinoa pasta as whole wheat pasta. So I don’t imagine it would change much.
I know I’ve reblogged this before, but I still do 100 a day, and I still get some pretty awesome compliments on my butt, so they work wonders! Find a way to get them in your routines, and you’ll love what you see!
Also helps for the back!
Maybe I should start doing these!
taryngilliganhealth asked: Hey girl! Just wondering how you liked the Van's GF waffles? I've wanted to try them but I didn't want to get them if they weren't that great. lol Being intolerant makes me miss waffles sometimes. haha
Hey! They are sooo good and everyone else who has tried them agrees. I definitely recommend them. I also have their french toast sticks and they are good but they are flat and just aren’t the same as regular french toast. The waffles though, A+!