anonymous asked:

Hey, so I'm counting calories and eating ~1800-2200 a day + exercise in an attempt to lose weight. But until school starts again I live with my family and they're really rude about my weight, my sister asked me how many calories I thought I ate a day and I said 2000 and she just laughed and said yeah right. To make it worse I've lost 5 kilos this summer so far and they just haven't noticed at all. They won't be supportive if I tell em I'm on a diet; what should I do?

Your sister is an asshole. Losing 5 kilos is AMAZING progress! There’s proof that what you’re doing is WORKING and you’re doing it in a HEALTHY and SUSTAINABLE way! This is you’re body, YOU are in charge of it. Please ignore your family and keep working hard, other people will see your progress in time.

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Vegan Fighters: Proof That You DON’T Need Meat To Succeed

Vegan Fighters: Proof That You DON’T Need Meat To Succeed

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Plant Power There’s a new type of fighter that’s been quietly taking the world by storm. They’re faster, stronger, healthier, and have better mental clarity—all thanks to what they put on their plate. This new type of fighter is having much success eating vegan. They all have their strengths and reasons for choosing a plant-based lifestyle. Vegan athletes are proof that you will not be frail,…

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Diet Update:

So, it’s sort of a long story on how I got here, but the past few days I’ve been on a gluten free diet. It’s just an experiment to figure out if it’s why I get sick after most times that I eat. Today is day 3. So far, it’s been decently hard on campus to eat gluten free. They have some options, but it’s very repetitive. For example, I’ve eaten the same thing for breakfast in the dining hall for all 3 days. I did, however, discover the naked burrito and I’m in love with it. I’m told that around day 4 or 5 I should figure out if I’m feeling better or not, so we’ll see! 

anonymous asked:

ive been really stressed lately on prednisone i gained 10 pounds in a week and all in all over 80 pounds since ive started taking it, my diets already super healthy and mostly fruits and veggies and exercising is really hard on my disability im at a complete loss on how to lose weight and the extra weight has been making my arthritis worse any ideas for spoonie friendly weight loss / workouts?

Gee, that sounds really extreme! Have you talked to your doctor about the weight gain? If the weight gain is aggravating your symptoms, prednisone (or at least the dosage you’re on) may not be your healthiest option.

That aside, you can check out out our exercise and fitness tags for the tips and tricks we’ve collected. 

We also recommend keeping an eye on the relationship you’re having with your body, food, and exercise–it’s very easy to fall into disordered eating habits, and we want you to stay healthy in every way!

Healthy Sweet Potato Side Dish

The portion control meal container system I use has really helped me stay on point with my personal nutrition. I absolutely get cravings and get tempted to veer off course so portion control is everything for me! I really love eating sweet potatoes and making sweet potato fries and other sweet potato side dishes. I try to stick to complex carbohydrates over simple carbohydrates. I find that I just feel better! Not to mention, they are ACTUALLY better for me.

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Place sweet potatoes and onion on baking sheet.
  • Drizzle with oil; toss gently to coat evenly. Spread sweet potato mixture out on a single layer.
  • Bake stirring halfway, for 18 to 22 minutes, or until tender.
  • Season with salt and pepper; serve immediately.

Honestly, this was so freaking good!

Serves: 4 (¾ cup each)

Container Equivalents: 1 ½ yellow, 1 tsp

Enjoy this healthy sweet potato side dish!!


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Are Plant-Based Proteins Better than Meat-Based Proteins?

Protein plays an important role in the development of new muscle tissue, as well as the repair of existing tissue. But many people fall short of consuming enough of this nutrient. Some experts recommend 1 to 1.5 grams of protein daily for every pound of body weight. Before adding a protein supplement to your diet, though, you should consider the source from which the protein came.

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School, swapping meat-based proteins for plant-based proteins offers some significant and notable health benefits. For the study, researchers analyzed data from several existing studies, covering some 131,352 men and women. They payed close attention to the correlation between participants’ protein intake and their rates of disease.

Researchers discovered that for every 10% of increase of animal protein, the risk of death from heart disease increased by 8% and the risk of death from all sources increased by 2%.

But what’s really interesting is that researchers found for every 3% increase of plant-based proteins, participants risk of death by heart disease decreased by 12% and their risk of death from all sources decreased by 10%.

There has been limited study on the differences between proteins, but research in this area can provide the public with important information,“ said the study’s author. ”Food sources of protein are not just about the protein itself, but other nutrients in the food.“

Getting the recommended amount of daily protein in your diet is difficult enough, but it’s even harder when you focus on plant-based sources. That’s because plants typically contain less protein, much less.

The good news, however, is that you can still increase your intake of plant-based protein. The secret is choosing the right foods. Fruits, for instance contain little-to-no protein. But nuts like peanuts, almonds, walnuts, cashews and pistachios are excellent sources of protein.

Another great plant-based source of protein is soy, which is commonly used in protein supplements and products. The next time you’re searching for a new protein supplement, consider soy. It’s a great alternative to whey and casein.