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Firstly, I would like to explain the above as some people seem to be misinterpreting the post - If you weigh 128 pounds, the recommended water consumption is half of that in OUNCES, so 128/2 = 64 ounces (the equivalent of 8 cups) of water.  

Secondly, I want to apologize, my last “water” post had a typo in it. It originally read, “Drink half of your body weight in water everyday!”. It was brought to my attention by a fellow Tumblr dweller. I have since deleted that post as I don’t want anyone to get the wrong impression and drink way too much water. I do sincerely apologize for my oversight. 

Additionally, I wasn’t attempting to use “scare tactics” as the same blogger suggested. I was merely illustrating how many calories are being wasted on a beverage that doesn’t provide any nutritional value. The goal is nutrition and fitness for this blog. Soda consumption has been linked to kidney disease (Andrew Bomback et al 2010 in the scientific journal ’Kidney International’), the obesity epidemic (George Bray et al 2004 in the scientific journal ’The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition’), strokes in both men and women (Adam Bernstein et al 2012 in ’The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition’), and the list goes on and on. If health is a priority, drinking soda should not be. 

If anyone would like to read these articles for themselves, I have posted the citations in parenthesis above, with that information you can find the referenced article. 

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Think dancers don’t eat? 

Think again >> 

Last week was filled with a bunch of different experiments,  all pretty successful.  I had thawed a bunch of salmon and was going to just pan sear it in olive oil real simple-like, but then had the urge to make a curry.  So I busted out the last can of coconut milk and whipped up a curry sauce with which to bathe my seared salmon in.  Warm, creamy, super flavorful and comforting.  If only I’d had some rice to go with it!


A fried egg with a tad too much pepper sufficed, instead, and added a really nice depth to the overall texture of the dish.

Did you know apples and cinnamon boost your metabolism? Try this Metabolism Boosting Detox drink. Drink nothing but this until Friday, and lots of it. You will have more energy, your skin and hair will glow and you will look fabulous in your going out clothes come Friday night! 

This recipe makes one big pitcher, re-fill water 3-4 times before replacing apples and cinnamon-

1 Apple thinly sliced, I like Fugi but pick your favorite

1 Cinnamon Stick

Drop apple slices in the bottom of the pitcher (save a few to drop in your glass later) and then the cinnamon stick, cover with ice about ½ way through then with water. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Info:
Calories: 0
Fat: 0
Fiber: 0
Carbs: 0
Protein: 0

Sample Diet for a Pregnant Woman

Here’s an example of a daily menu, with a few extra snack suggestions to boost your calcium intake.      

         

Breakfast
½ cup cantaloupe
2 eggs scrambled with ¼ cup mushrooms and bell pepper, using 1 teaspoon canola oil
1 slice of whole grain toast 
1 cup low-fat milk

Snack
1 large apple
¼ cup almonds

Lunch
1 medium baked potato topped with ¾ cup chili with beans and 2 tablespoons grated low-fat cheddar cheese
1 cup spinach salad with 1 tablespoon dried cranberries and 2 tablespoons light salad dressing
5 whole grain crackers
1 cup low-fat milk

Snack
½ cup baby carrots with 1 tablespoon of light ranch dressing
2 cups light popcorn (includes 1 teaspoon oil)

Dinner
Half a sliced tomato and ¼ of an avocado, sliced
4 ounces grilled salmon
1 cup cooked brown rice or quinoa
½ cup green beans, cooked
1 multi-grain roll

Snack
8 ounces low-fat vanilla yogurt
2 graham crackers

Grocery shopping for the week. :) A SWIMMERS GOTTA EAT! <3_______<3

Fat Free Milk, Wheat Bread, Bananas (I swear on the ape gods lives that I’m secretly a monkey, I eat like 3 a day), Apples, Broccoli, Peanut Butter, Turkey, Protein Bars, Greek Yogurt w/h blueberries/peaches, and Tuna.  

A wise man once said “you are what you eat" :D! 

So if I keep eating Tuna…  I’ll eventually become a fish. OHEMGEE 

Balsamic Salmon and Spinach 

I had a little white background photo setup going on for something else when I was pulling together this dish, so I took advantage of the opportunity and changed up the background.  This may be a new idea for me to take pictures of food when I actually pull something visually impressive.

Anyway, wild caught salmon was on sale at a local grocery store so I took advantage and gave my wife a much appreciated break from the typical chicken or tilapia. I personally am a huge fan of salmon! I think it has an awesome taste and is very versatile in many food preparations.  Another big benefit for me at least is the amount of protein and fat.  I am usually looking to properly hit my fat requirements for the day and a nice 8 ounce portion of salmon helps me get there.  Salmon is not as bland tasting of a fish as tilapia, but can be pretty tasty very easily with simply some balsamic vinegar (pomegranate infused was my choice this time).