I’ve had my eyes on these roasted potatoes for a while now and this weekend I finally got around to recipe testing them! So many people are under the assumption that carbs will make them fat, but this is so wrong. Excess calories is what causes weight gain, not nutrient-rich foods eaten in balanced portions! Potatoes are rich in so many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium. Plus they supply the body with energy and fiber, so there’s no reason to shun them from your diet….
Having a healthy heart is the key to life, literally! Whether you want to prevent cardiovascular issues in the future or you want to reverse any heart condition you may already have, follow my guide to the essentials of a healthy heart and a healthy life.
1. Nuts– Almonds, walnuts, cashews, pecans, you name it! Always aim for RAW! No more than a handful a day, nuts are filled with monounsaturated fats, which allow the movement of plaque from your arteries preventing heart attacks. Go to Whole Foods (or your natural supermarket) and make your own trail mix, I like to throw in some goji berries and cranberries for added enjoyment ☺
I’m sure by now you have heard of the most popular grain of the year, quinoa (pronounced keen-wa)! Contrary to popular belief quinoa is actually a seed, with a ton of benefits for your waistline and wallet!
Low in calories and fat
Absorbs flavor perfectly
Rich in Fiber, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, and more…
1. Keep your blood sugar in check– It’s always the days that you skip a meal that your cravings start soaring right? This means making sure you are eating breakfast at least two hours within waking up and having small meals throughout the day.
2. Aim for nutrient-dense foods– Try to abstain from high-fat foods and bad sugars for at least 2 weeks. After 2 weeks your body becomes assimilated to new habits, guaranteeing you’ll make better choices. Fatty, greasy foods affect the heroine and morphine centers of the brain actually making you addicted!
For many people targeting their belly is the hardest part of weight loss and helping them achieve a healthy state. Doing thousands of crunches won’t help you much when it comes to losing belly fat. Sometimes it’s bloating, sometimes it’s post-pregnancy flab, and sometimes it’s all of that late-night snacking you’ve been doing, but the good news is that it’s never too late to get the tummy you’ve always dreamed of. After all, abs are made in the kitchen. Follow these 5 simple tricks and you’ll be on your way in there in no time.
1. Ditch the kitch after 6, and 9 on weekends.