i think some of it is arugula

anonymous asked:

What are the girls' diets/workout routines?


Gigi’s Core-Focused Workout:
1. Warm up the core with 10 minutes of boxing.
2. Perform three sets of 40 crunches each.
3. Raise your heart rate with 10 minutes of boxing.
4. Perform three sets of 40 bicycle crunches each, kicking each leg out once per bicycle.
5. Box for another 10 minutes.
6. Take a plank pose to hit the transverse abdominals, holding for about 60 seconds, or as long as you can maintain good form (abs tight, no sway in the back, and the neck in a neutral position).
7. Super-set straight into leg raises to hit the lower abdominals, performing four sets of 25 leg raises each.


Gigi said: “It’s really important to get tested for your allergies and know what’s inflammatory for your body, what you shouldn’t be eating. I think all of those things are really important, more than following one person’s fitness and diet routine.”
  • Breakfast: She wakes up at 7 in the morning and she has a cup of coffee or a simple breakfast of bacon, toast and scrambled eggs.
  • Lunch: Gigi has her lunch at noon and usually visits JG Melon to have an arugula salad.
  • Dinner: She eats sushi with her friends. If she is having a night in, she likes cooking and watches some TV show or a movie. Her day usually ends by watching Girls or Prison Break and sleeps by 11.30 PM.


“I’m not really a big “working out” person, but I definitely like to do cardio when I do. I guess I run sometimes, drink green juices once a week.”

She also likes to run (with or without a treadmill), do yoga, Pilates and walk around New York. She gets very self-conscious in front of a fitness trainer, so she tries to work out on her own. Her exercise regime is not set. Bella exercises whenever she gets some time. She tries hard to do cardio exercises for at least 15 minutes every day. She is also a fan of horse riding and has been doing it since she was just two years old.

In an interview with British Vogue, she talks about the difficulties of working out when you’re travelling a lot:
It’s hard with my schedule – every time I go somewhere I’m like “can you send me a pair of Nikes? I forgot my shoes!” I always forget something. But even this morning I went and swam in the pool, just to keep moving. When I’m home I like to train harder than usual. I haven’t really worked out a lot since the last VS show. My trainer always calls once he knows I’m in town. Like “I know you’re back, where are you?” And I’m like “sleeping?!”. But when I have the time and energy I’ll go. I love doing abs and ass, and getting my blood pumping. Running around keeps most of my body in check but I eat really badly when I’m travelling because I can’t help myself. It’s my comfort.

In a W Magazine interview promoting her Nike Cortez campaign:
‘As for her own workout routine—look at the multitude of crop-tops in the campaign, as there is definitely a routine—Hadid shared her go-to moves earlier this year. “I actually enjoy working out now with my trainer,” she said. “My sister loves boxing and will do a whole thing of boxing, but I prefer intervals, so like five minutes of boxing and then go do ass and abs. I really like doing fun workouts, like the thing where you slide or get to pull a rope. I do not like burpees.”’

Bella talks to ‘E! Live from the Red Carpet’ at her Nike Cortez campaign launch about her work out routine.

Before VSFS: “I’ve been eating hard protein every day, and working out for three hours every day. It’s crazy but I think that you know if you set your mind to something I think you can succeed.”

On her dietary guilty pleasures:
‘Ooh. I mean, chicken nuggets, grilled cheeses, French fries, pizza, burgers. All those things. Usually my go-to is just ordering chicken fingers, grilled cheeses and fries when I get to the hotel. [The] burgers in London are really good.’

Rumour: According to this website this person tried eating like Bella for 7 days and went to Bella’s nutritionist. I don’t know if Bella eats exactly like this but here is what the nutritionist recommends:


Workout: She likes to focus on abs, but says that it hurts to even laugh the next day. She also said that she uses Instant Abs Trainer (free app): “Sometimes when I’m watching TV, I think to myself, ‘I should be doing crunches and sit ups right now.’ Then I get off the couch and do it”. You can read how she got ready for VSFS here.


  • Detox Diet Tea (Up to 12 cups a day)
  • Fruit: Strawberries, Grapes, Apples
  • Vegetables: Carrot / Celery Sticks
  • Salad: Kale / Spinach
  • Oily Fish: (Salmon, etc.)
  • Lean Protein: Yogurt, Smoothies
  • Organic: Eggs, Milk, Produce


Workout: Kylie said that she sometimes workout with her family but this website claims that this is how she works out .

Diet: she opts for foods high in fiber that taste good. High fiber foods allow you to eat things that taste good, but with less calories. Fibrous foods don’t turn into fat. Carbs, without much fiber, do. 

  • Breakfast: eats avocado toast, oatmeal, bagels and waffles. She loves Avocado Toast with Chicken strips (healthy fat + carb + protein).
  • Lunch: From organic-pressed juice to smoothies, she loves it all. She loves to eat Mexican food, especially tacos and guacamole. 
  • Dinner:  Her go-to staples are: Chicken, fish, veggies and rice. One meal was Lemon Bacon Arugula Pasta. She also loves: Shrimp Fried Rice, Asparagus and Teriyaki Chicken.


“I think you kind of have to force yourself to exercise – even when you don’t want to. I always end up feeling better after a workout when I force myself to just do it. I used to be a ballet dancer, so doing things that I enjoy that don’t feel like exercise – like talking classes, doing Pilates or things like that are good. I also like to randomly play a sport that I’m bad at – I like going to play soccer with people, or trying to play tennis with people – and teach myself that way. I’m competitive, so I’m always open to learning and trying [a new sport].”
Her favourite workout:
“I don’t like to run. You will not see my running on a treadmill ever. Ever! I like boxing, though, so if I can go to the gym and box for 30 minutes, I will.”

Diet:“I try to be very strict about eating just for my skin and my body.”
But Hailey does break the rules on occasion—particularly on vacation. “I did go to the Maldives not too long ago,” she recalled. “I felt like that was like, super lavish, indulgent. I was eating whatever I wanted when I was there because it was just like you’ve got to take advantage of those moments.”
She also really emphasises the importance of drinking lots of water.

  • Breakfast: “On a regular day, breakfast is usually eggs or oatmeal, some type of healthy protein, or a smoothie.”
  • Lunch: “Lunch is usually salad, fish, grilled veggies, or maybe a sandwich. I don’t really eat a lot of gluten so I’m trying to be particular. I love a good kale Caesar salad [but with] no croutons. That’s usually one thing I leave out.”. 
  • Dinner:  “Dinner is usually kind of along the same lines [as lunch]—some sort of vegetable, or pasta, like a gluten free pasta. Chicken, maybe. Sometimes [I’ll do dessert]. I really like the Magnum (ice cream) bars, obviously that’s a great one. [But I generally try to avoid] sugar. Sugar’s a big one for everyone, I think.”
  • Cheat day:“A cheat day for me, the first thing that I crave, I’ll eat. That’s my rule. So if I wake up and I want pancakes, I’m gonna eat pancakes. If I want a cheeseburger for lunch or for dinner, I’m gonna eat it. If I want fries, I’m gonna eat the fries.”
    Hailey’s favorite burger is the same as Gigi Hadid’s (the one she ate on Jimmy Fallon’s show, notably): “I love J.G. Melon. It is so good. I actually think…no, she’s not the one who took me there, but it’s bomb, and I don’t think enough people know about it.”
Final Fantasy XV Character Headcanons Part 1

Originally posted by lcebrand

So… I’ve been having a bit of a crisis with my writing… Especially in regards to Final Fantasy XV, since it hasn’t come out yet…. the question of to spoil or not to spoil… And I’ve decided… to spoil with warning. Beware, I use spoilers in my writing. 

SPOILERS & Some NSFW Headcanons

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So many of you may or may not know about this whole “negative calorie” food ordeal, there are myths going around saying that certain foods take more energy to digest than give in calories which makes it a negative calorie food. With this being said there are some foods that do take more energy expenditure but not ALWAYS. In my opinion, this was a way for people to lose weight and became its own little diet plan, but the problem with this whole thing is there is very little to no evidence that this “negative calorie” is true.  If we look up the foods that supposedly have zero calories (which I will list), you will just see they have very low calories compared to other foods and the majority, if not all of them are a fruit and vegetable.  As discussed many times before, you should implement a fruit and vegetable in your meal plans and everyday eating, so realistically you should be eating these without having to think about the amount of calories.  So in this post I am going to vaguely discuss with all of you the low calorie foods, for some of you this may be new information and for others, you may already implement these into your eating regimen.  

  1. Watercress- 4 calories per cup (produce) (has tons of antioxidants)
  2. Arugula- 5 calories per cup (produce)(vitamin K) (antioxidants)
  3. Celery- 6 calories per stalk (produce) (vitamin K)
  4. “Bok Choy”- 9 calories per 5 leaves (Asian green) (produce) (Vitamin C and vitamin A)
  5. Radish- 17 calories per cup (produce) (Vitamin C)
  6. Zucchini- 31 calories per medium zucchini (produce) (Fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, and vitamin K)
  7. Cucumber- 22 calories per ½ cucumber (produce) The skin holds the majority of fiber
  8. Plum- 30 calories per plum (produce) (antioxidants)
  9. Grapefruit- 37 calories per half grapefruit (produce) (Vitamin C) (helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol)
  10. Strawberries- 49 calories per cup (produce) (high fiber) (Vitamin C)
  11. Honeydew melon- 61 calories per cup (produce) (potassium and vitamin C)
  12. Blackberries- 62 calories per cup (produce) (fiber) (antioxidants and vitamin K)
  13. Bulgar- 76 calories per ½ cooked (grains) (high fiber) (can help with blood sugar)
  14. Soba noodles- 113 calories per cup cooked (grains)
  15. Teff- 128 calories per ½ cup cooked (grains) (fiber, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus)
  16. Wheat bran- 31 calories per ¼ cup (grains) (magnesium and vitamin B) (fiber)
  17. Popcorn,air popped- 31 calories per cup (grain)
  18. Rice cakes, plain- 35 calories per cake (grain) (avoid flavored options; has added sugar)
  19. Shirataki noodles- 0 calories per 3 oz. (grains) (fiber) (Asian noodles)
  20. Sandwich thins- 100 calories per thin (grains) (whole wheat preferable)
  21. Turkey breast, deli meat- 72 calories per 3 oz (meat) (avoid honey roasted; has added sugars)
  22. Cod- 70 calories per 3 oz (meat) (Selenium) (Alaskan water; preferably)
  23. Mussels- 73 calories per 3 oz (meat) (high protein) (omega 3 fats)
  24. Turkey legs- 91 calories per 3 oz (meat) (high protein) (avoid eating the skin for less fat)
  25. Chicken breast- 92 calories per 3 oz (meat) (high protein)
  26. Pork tenderloin- 92 calories per 3 oz (meat) (thiamine) (high protein)
  27. Eye of round steak- 100 calories per 3 oz (meat) (protein)
  28. Silken tofu- 31 calories per 3 oz  (legumes) (plant based protein)
  29. Refried beans- 91 calories per ½ cup (legumes) (magnesium, phosphorus, iron)
  30. Canned kidney beans- 108 calories per ½ cup (legumes) (protein and fiber)
  31. Lentils- 115 calories per ½ cup (legumes)  (high protein) (fiber, vitamins and minerals)
  32. Liquid egg whites- 25 calories per 3 TBSP (dairy) (amino acids and protein)
  33. Mozzarella, part skim- 71 calories per 1 oz (dairy)
  34. Skim milk- 83 calories per cup (dairy) (calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus)
  35. Plain non fat yogurt- 137 calories per cup/depending on the brand (dairy) (protein and probiotics)
  36. Almond milk, unsweetened- 30 calories per cup (seeds/nuts)
  37. Powdered peanut butter- 45 calories per TBSP (seeds/nuts) (protein and fiber)
  38. Red wine vinegar- 3 calories per TBSP (seasonings)
  39. Thyme- 3 calories per TBSP (seasonings) (antioxidants)
  40. Cinnamon- 6 calories per 1 TSP (seasonings)

There are many other foods that may be low calorie that I have not mentioned on the list. I think for the most part, many people eat each of these things and do not realize their significance; which is why I shared some small bits of information about some of them.  I hope this was of help to many of you, the serving size could be different depending on the brands, and how it can be purchased, it is best to read the labels!

Your fitness blogger,Shay-lon xoxoxo

afinei  asked:

i know i'm late but, cilantro, earth, passion flower! and 💛

cilantro: describe the perfect dinner.

anything i don’t have to cook? shshsh um…probably:

macaroni and cheese, arugula salad w/ some bomb dressing, mashed potatoes, and garlic bread. 

and lava cake w/ raspberry sauce for dessert, bish…

earth: what is your strongest personality quality?

i don’t have a personality why do you all think i do bish i steal traits um…??

pop culture references??? idk i’ve been quoting things since i was a smol watching gilmore girls and reading every book in the library so probably: a quote for every situation if i had to pick a thing. 

passion flower: when you have a crush on someone, how do you show it?

i don’t i try to bury it and just fuckin’ die my guy…#virgoproblems

💛 for my honest opinion of you

you like my selfies so ur an angel!!

um idk much abt you we haven’t talked much but you’ve been on my dash a while and also like fiona apple, hate existing in the observable realm, don’t trust men, are broke af like me from what i’ve deduced so ive always felt a connection w/ you dhshajfks i hope that’s not too weird to say…also we’re the same age so~

and your name is very pretty. <3

so this morning i dropped in on @iwanttoplayguitar while the streaming of some awesome painting was going on! (^ O^) (i love visiting streams! <3) and myself and @crackedverbosity were there! we were talking about candy and chocolate and tea~ and the idea that Hux probably likes really bitter tea, like that damnable gunpowder green stuff! UGG! (>  A<) (i’m a supertaster, so i can’t even eat arugula without puking.) then later, while i was sitting in a dark, empty, movie theater earlier today - staring at the glow of my Tumblr app - i started to think about how many sugar cubes it would take to make gunpowder green tea drinkable to me… and this is what came into my head! (O wO);;; i hope to makes you feel warm and snuggly! <3

My coach’s guide to a runner’s diet

Nutrition–There is no one ‘superfood’ in my opinion.  Here are the fundamentals of a running diet:

–Eat a wide variety of stuff.  I consciously try to switch things up; if I have a roast beef sandwich at lunch, I try to have chicken for dinner, turkey sandwich for lunch the next day, fish the next night…if I have tuna for lunch, then shrimp for dinner.  Even more so for the veggies–if I have not had a carrot for a day or two, I’ll seek out carrots as a side for a meal. If I have not had broccoli for a few days and it’s a side dish at a restaurant, maybe I sub the broccoli for something I’d had more recently.  If I’m going through a grocery store and I realize I have not had blueberries or mangos or bok choi or something for a while, I’ll buy it and figure out something to do with it.  If a sandwich place or the burrito place has bell peppers and you have not had one in a while, have them throw some on.  You get the idea, LOOK for things you might not have eaten in a while.  Variety is important, there are lots of trace minerals out there that are all 'super foods’ so just give your body a chance to absorb the different things.

–Getting carbs through fruits and vegetables is key.  Nothing wrong with bread or pasta, it’s just that carbs from plants is really great fuel.  Especially this time of year, there is so much good fruit around, I always like going by the farmers markets and getting blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and things and throwing that on granola or cereal or oatmeal for breakfast.  Also I have a banana almost every day when I get up, before I go to my first workout of the day (a banana is a kind of superfood–easy to digest, good clean carbs, good source of potassium).

–You also need clean protein sources–good beef (not hamburger!), chicken/turkey/duck, fish and shellfish, eggs.  You are tearing down and building muscle so you need protein to do that.

–Lean beef is also a good source of absorbable iron–which you need.  Also, weirdly enough, raisins are another great source.  Raisins are an excellent snack for that and other reasons.

–I don’t think we tend to get enough greens–not just lettuce, the more exotic–arugula, spinach, kale, collard greens, mustard greens.  All these are just not always available at Chipotle or Togos or whatever (arugula and spinach are more common but the others are rare).  These are fun to cook with (more on that in a minute).

–I don’t think I need to say avoid the crap (potato chips, french fries, fast food burgers, deep fried oreos, etc).  It’s OK to grab a cookie or a piece of cake or a milk shake or some ice cream.  I’ll grab some potato chips when they are in front of me or sometimes I’ll grab a donut when people bring that to coffee after a run.  Just don’t crush the junk food regularly.  You’ll feel better!  

–The great thing about being a distance runner is…you can basically eat an unlimited amount of meat, seafood, vegetables and fruit and your body will burn that like a blast furnace.

Where to Go From Here

Today, Tumblr sent me a message telling me that it’s this blog’s birthday. This blog is three years old. It walks and talks and eats glue. 

This winter is a hell of a thing. It is bitterly cold. There is snow everywhere. Yes, this is the way of winter but I don’t have to like it. I look forward to, like, forty degree weather. That seems downright balmy.

Here are some writing tidbits:

Goodreads is doing a giveaway of An Untamed State. Details here. Also, there will be an audiobook of An Untamed State from Audible! Also, FRENCH FLAPS. The universe heard my ardent desires. Next up, tiny baby elephant! 

I had some final thoughts about Woody Allen, celebrity, and consumption. 

I also have an article in the March 2014 issue of GlamourI took a picture of it because, well, yes, I’m that dorky. PAGE 108!

And then this funny thing happened:


I don’t even know but I am excited. 

Last night, I made a Tortilla Espanola with Bitter Green Salad courtesy of Blue Apron. Sometimes, when I decide I don’t like what the next meals are, I cancel but I told myself, “Get on board with being less picky.” It’s not going to be easy. I just hate so many things. Anyway, first I sliced the potatoes, then seasoned with salt and pepper, and let those cook for a spell. I wasn’t really keeping track of time. 

When I got to work yesterday, I was reminded of how people LOSE THEIR MINDS when it snows. They forget what the parking lot looks like for the other 9 months of the year. This person is parked on the sidewalk. 

While the potatoes were cooking, I “diced” a shallot and let it soak in sherry vinegar. My knife work (a term I learned from Top Chef), is not good. I have a brother who is an excellent cook, who would be appalled by such knife work. 

I don’t care. I had a knife. I had a vegetable. I disassembled the vegetable. 

I’ve been in a funk. I thought it had lifted from the end of last year but it hasn’t really.  Sometimes, it just feels good to admit, why yes, I am miserable. This doesn’t make me ungrateful for the good things, but I am not really good at faking happiness. It’s so exhausting. 

I added onions, green pepper, and garlic to the potatoes and left those to cook for another eight minutes or so. 

At the beginning of last semester, I talked with H, whose master’s thesis I am advising, about happy stories, and the challenge of writing them. We met yesterday and she is still stymied by this idea of  happy story, and what that might look like. I think many writers are, which accounts for so much of the darkness in fiction. I want to write happier stories, at least once in a while, but like H, I am trying to figure out what that looks like. I am trying to write about happiness in ways that aren’t cloying, in ways that engage the reader. I am also, I think, trying to figure out what happiness looks like in life. I am wondering if there is a way to choose happiness. I would like to find that way. 

Elsewhere in the kitchen, or like, on the counter across from the stove, I whisked two eggs, ¾ of a cup of milk and some parmesan cheese. Now, the recipe called for Manchego cheese but I am not familiar with that cheese. I am also deeply suspicious of the name and the texture and I can only overcome so much of pickiness. 

The older I get, the more I realize how difficult it is to change, to make better choices. But sometimes, there is an imperative. Sometimes, change is necessary. 

Every morning, I wake up and think, “Ugh.” It is so hard to even get out of bed but I have a job and other responsibilities, so eventually, I do. I think, “I should exercise today.” I do some basic preparations–finding my iPod, filling a water bottle, locating my sneakers and sports bra. I think, “This is good. I am going to do this.” And then I just feel like, “What is the point?” I abandon my preparations and then I enter a spiral of self-loathing about my lack of motivation, my inability to make positive change, etc etc etc. 

As I write this, I am thinking, “I am going to exercise today. I am. I.. am.”

When the vegetables were ready, I poured the egg mixture over the potatoes and let it cook on medium high heat until it set. I had no idea what setting would look like so I just let it hang there for a couple minutes.

I will also write today. I will turn in overdue essays. I will grade. I will work on my novel. I will read. I will leave the house. I will do more than stare at the television, stuck on the same channel, for hours on end. I will. I will. I will. 

Next, the I put the pan in the oven, at a toasty 425 degrees. I have ALWAYS wanted to stick a frying pan in an oven. It feels very adult-like and fancy. 

But then, the day passes and I am still entertaining this refrain of all the things I will do. Night falls and I begin to reconcile all the things I haven’t done. 

This dish was to be served with a salad of arugula, radicchio, and endive, all of which I sliced and diced and also crushed some almonds to put atop. I dreaded having to eat this concoction because, again, pickiness but I persevered. 

Sometimes, though, I think that I need to be a bit gentler on myself. I need to demand smaller increments of change for myself. I will respond to some e-mails. I will drink a healthy amount of water. I will comb my hair. I will prepare tomorrow’s lectures. I will answer the phone when it rings instead of letting it go to voicemail. 

To prepare the dressing I added dijon mustard and oil to the sherry soaked shallots and briskly combined said ingredients.

The thing about change is that I see the end goal. I see where I want to be and then I get overwhelmed by how far away that goal is, so I think, “Why bother?” I feel defeated before I’ve even started, so now, I’m trying to think of change without a goal in mind–change for change’s sake. We’ll see how it goes. I just want so much.

I tossed the salad with the sherry vinaigrette and it was really quite excellent. I am broadening my palate horizons, one strange vegetable at a time. 

I idly checked OK Cupid yesterday for the first time in a while and this one guy who messaged me boasted about having his own car and a job. This was his self-marketing. He would like a woman who cooks, bakes, cleans, etc., or perhaps, a housekeeper he can have sex with.

No idea where to go from here, none at all.  

After about fifteen minutes, I took the Tortilla Espanola out of the oven, let it cool for a few minutes, and then I tried it. For whatever reason, it looked nothing like the pretty picture on the recipe card but it tasted excellent. I picked out the green peppers. I couldn’t help it. 


Zucchini Boats with Paprika Tofu & Arugula-Yogurt Sauce

I think I’m getting slightly obsessed with making these boats. They are so light and taste that you wouldn’t believe. The secret is really in making the stir-fried tofu.

Here’s some tips for the top ingredients:

  • lemon juice
  • ginger
  • paprika
  • tomato paste
  • oregano

And topping this with soy yogurt and arugula really makes the difference. Yum! :)

Btw, this recipe will be more detailed in the book I’m preparing, along with other healthy and yummy dishes.