sweet cherri tomato

anonymous asked:

hello~ ive been struggling losing weight... im 55 kilos at 5'1and i want to be 10 kilos lighter :( im asian and its so hard to be a bit chubby with all your skinny friends around you... D: do you have any tips? :( I just feel really down and i need someone to talk to!

I completely understand! I feel it’s a little more difficult for Asians since we’re expected to be thin because of “genetics” or the food we eat.

I used to be 58 kg~130 lb and after dieting and exercising I’m now down to 49 kg~108 lb and I’ve developed daily routines that help maintain my weight. I do realize that I’m a bit underweight but I feel fine and I always have enough energy to work out :-)

These are my personal routines:

  • I make myself drink lots of water (or I drink Korean barley or burdock tea which are both really good for weight loss)
  • I eat one large meal a day (this isn’t on purpose my work schedule interferes with eating) but there is this famous book in Japan about the health benefits of eating one meal a day here
  • Every time I’m hungry I snack on fruits or veggies or nuts until I’m full
  • I exercise regularly with my typical workout being 1 hour of walking, 20 minutes of cycling, 100 waist whittlers, and 30 minutes of hula hooping

Please don’t adopt my tips wholly as it’s not some set “diet”. It’s something that my body has gradually adjusted to and I don’t support extreme diets. I always eat when I’m hungry and I know my limits when I’m exercising.

General tips:

  • Drink lots of water
  • Carry around small ziploc bags of fruits/nuts or have them ready in your fridge when you want a snack
  • Have a small journal to carry around and write down little notes of encouragement and letters to yourself you can also write down all the food you ate and exercises you did to track yourself
  • Don’t count calories, it’s a waste of time and it’s a hard habit to break
  • Hang a dress or some piece of clothing you really love in your room for motivation (even buy one a size smaller if you want)
  • Keep junk food and other temptations out of your sight or try to get your parents to buy less of it
  • Watch kpop music videos and dance practices to give you motivation

Before you give up:

  • Drink a glass of water count to 100
  • Watch girl group music videos
  • Read letters and words of encouragements you wrote
  • Think of all the times you gave up and how many more times you’ll say “tomorrow”
  • Scroll over this tag I keep of bodies for motivation
  • Read over this whole entire answer I’m giving you and just know that I’m spending an hour to give you advice because I 100% wholeheartedly believe in you

Shopping list/foods to eat more of:

  • Watermelons
  • Apples
  • Berries
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Boiled eggs
  • Broccoli 
  • Edamame
  • Raw nuts
  • Avocados
  • Oatmeal
  • Chicken breast
  • Non-fried fish
  • Tofu
  • Brown rice

My workout playlist:

Please don’t mull over for a long period of time on issues such as weight. I know everyone has those days where we get depressed with our weight but also remember that you are blessed with a body that is healthy! Don’t worry and good luck :-)

DEC 2015 EDIT: This was answered about 2 years ago so a lot has changed! I gained some healthy weight back and stopped eating one meal a day.

I only recently had tofu scramble for the first time and I highly recommend😋 not only is it a great cruelty-free alternative to scrambled eggs, but also packed with protein + calcium without all the cholesterol, saturated fat and hormones you’d get with eggs🌿✔️✔️ tofu-mushroom-leek scramble with crispy baked potato + sweet potato, cherry tomatoes and greens👌🏼 #eatmoreplants

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anonymous asked:

Have u heard of kpop diets? Wat r some that u think work?

Technically all of the diets work since idols have shown that they have lost weight (not that they really needed to in the first place). Most of them are quick and short term weight loss methods that idols take on before an upcoming debut, album, or tour. A lot of the diets are unhealthy, excessive, and usually it’s  the companies that strictly enforce and moderate the diets. 

Here are the ones I that think give a healthier plan but shouldn’t really be adopted wholly as you should incorporate more meals and snacks to individually suit your weight and schedule:

  • Seo In Young’s Banana Diet - Morning: 1~2 bananas, 2 cups of water. Lunch: healthy and non-greasy Korean meal. Snack: ½~1 banana when feeling hungry. Dinner: Korean meal mostly composed of rice and herbs.”
  • Park Bom’s Lettuce and Corn Diet - “She snacks healthily and sometimes substitutes watermelon for rice to keep her satiated. Bom’s a major snacker so she eats a total of five meals a day – three main meals and two snacking meals. Trainer Hwang created the two snacking meals to allow Bom to enjoy her two favorite foods – corn and nuts.”
  • Yoon Eun Hye’s Diet - Morning: rice 170 g, dried pollack bean spout soup, steamed eggs, seasoned sesame leaves, corn salad, kimchi. Lunch: rice 170 g, crab soup, sweet potato sprouts, three colored cold salad, boiled kidney beans, kimchi. Snack: ½ bag of puffed corn cookies, cherry tomatoes 200g. Dinner: rice 170 g, mushroom stew, roasted herring with salt, stir-fried butterbur, bean sprouts, kimchi. Snack: 10~20 strawberries.”
  • Kim Shin Young’s Diet - “In the morning, I eat a bowl of brown rice with stir-fried vegetables. 2 hours later, I eat 10 almonds, soy milk, and a quarter of an apple. In the afternoon, I eat calamari or any another protein source with vegetables, and 2 hours later I once again eat 10 pieces of almonds and an apple.”
  • Girl’s Generation Diet - “diet that consisted of rice, grilled chicken breast, blanched broccoli, and seasonal vegetables, while for lunch, they had the same rice and grilled chicken breast, but with a cabbage and paprika salad and almonds. For dinner, the girls had sweet potatoes, eggs, and a cabbage and paprika salad.”
  • Davichi’s Kang Min Kyung - “revealed the first secret was sweet potatoes, “I ate half sweet potato a day. With the sweet potato diet I was able to lose 6kg in 2 weeks. I love eating cookies and chocolate, so every time I had cravings for them I would have a bite of sweet potato.” For her second diet secret she credited black juice, which involves in the mixing and grinding of different black foods. Kang Min Kyung explained, “You mix black beans with black rice and milk, then you grind them to drink.”

And here are the ones I do not recommend since you won’t have any energy or nutrients in your body (you’ll most likely gain all the weight back anyways):

  • IU’s Diet - “diet menu consisted of apples, potatoes, and protein drinks.  She would divide the three foods into three separate meals a day (i.e., apple for breakfast, potato for lunch, and protein drink for dinner).”
  • 9 MUSES Paper Cup Diet - “involves eating three paper cups of rice, side dishes, and vegetable or fruit.”
  • KARA Nicole’s Danish Diet - “a diet plan that is used at the Royal Danish Hospital, is a very strict high-protein and low-calorie diet that lasts for 14 days. The majority of the diet plan is composed of animal protein and black coffee.“ 
  • Jung Hye Yeon’s Diet - “Morning: 1 piece of chicken breast, 1 sweet potato, 1 cup of milk, after meal vitamins. Lunch: 1 piece of chicken breast, 1 sweet potato, broccoli. Snack: max of 10 cherry tomatos. Dinner: 1 piece of chicken breast, 1 sweet potato.”
  • Secret’s Diet - “Monday - Morning: 1 slice of toast, 1 apple, 1 sweet potato. Lunch: chicken breast salad. Dinner: 8 cherry tomatoes, 1 cucumber. Tuesday -  Morning: 1 slice of toast, low-fat milk. Lunch: 1 sweet potato. Dinner: 8 strawberries, 5 cherry tomatoes. Wednesday -  Morning: 1 slice of toast, low-fat milk. Lunch: 1 sweet potato, 5 cherry tomatoes. Dinner: 5 strawberries, 1 cucumber. Thursday - Morning: 1 slice of toast, low-fat milk. Lunch: chicken breast, 8 strawberries. Dinner: 5 cherry tomatoes, 1 cucumber. Friday - Morning: 1 slice of toast, 1 apple. Lunch: 3 eggs, 1 cucumber, 5 cherry tomatoes. Dinner: 10 strawberries, 1 cucumber. Saturday - Morning: 1 slice of toast, low-fat milk. Lunch: 1 sweet potato. Dinner: 1 tofu, 3 cherry tomatoes. Sunday - Morning: 1 slice of toast, 1 apple, low-fat milk. Lunch: 1 sweet potato. Dinner: 1 cucumber.

Remember that idols pair their diets with daily workouts, activities, promotions, and choreography practices that can take up the majority of their day. Most of them are severely under eating, underweight, and sleep deprived.

You should use these diets as a base line guide of what you should be eating, not a set rule that you have to strictly follow. There’s a general trend of incorporating foods such as Korean sweet potatoes, brown rice, boiled eggs, salads, and chicken breasts that you should add to your meals. 

There’s really no need to go through such extreme lengths. They’re idols for a reason and their whole career, income, and reputation are based on their visuals. Good luck :-)

Adrien's voice VS Nathanael's voice

I’m
I’m just laughing so hard
BC
Adrien is this model, right? And like you “ah he’s a model, he’s gotta look mature, yeah he gotta sound so mature”

And
And then you hear him and he’s just
And you just
“this is a bABY! HAS HIS VOICE CRACKED YET?”

Then Nathanaël
Nathanaël
Nath-fucking-anaël
You look at him and go “who’s a good boy???”
And you wait for this tiny sweet voice and you just
You just get this mature
“I am” and its so ??????
But you’re also like !!!!!!!!
And he’s tiny???! But voice like “too hot, hot damn”??!?!?

Mari
Mari, babe, look listen
No, listen to these voices
Just
Babe
Think about your life choses

Rapunzel Tomato

This is my first year growing Rapunzel, and I can’t wait until she produces! I’ve read that she puts out long, cascading trusses, each with up to 40 sweet, bright red cherry tomatoes that keep coming all summer long.

My Rapunzel doesn’t have fruit on her yet, but she’s already a giant! Based on what others have told me, she still has a lot of growing to do. 

WHOLE NUTRITION BOWL
A balanced, healthy bowl of goodness nutritionally dense to make your body happy! 

Ingredients:
2 handfuls of spinach
½ cup brown rice, cooked
½ cucumber julienned
½ carrot julienned
Sweet cherry tomatoes, sliced
Nori seaweed sheets,
Sliced Tempe or tofu
Sprouts of choice
Guacamole
Beetroot Hummus
½ lemon juiced 
1 tbsp coconut oil
Salt & cracked pepper to taste 


Method:
1. Heat 1tbsp of coconut oil on a pan, add diced tempe or tofu and cook until golden brown. 
2. Fill bowl with cooked brown rice & spinach leaves.
3. Top with all toppings
4. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice, salt & pepper


Japanese junior high and high school students have the 40-day summer school holidays from the end of July to the end of August. Therefore I’ve gotten away from making a bento for a while. But I have been looking forward to the new term starting, as I love making it.

Today’s bento is consisting of stir-fried shrimps and broccoli with minced Japanese leeks, Teriyaki chicken with orange marmalade, sweet & thick omelette, cherry tomato and orange.

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Food Journal Day 108, for the 24th of June 2017! This consisted of:

Breakfast: Banana, apple, ginger, sultana & carrot porridge with goji berries, nuts (walnuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts & pine nuts) and seeds (linseeds, sunflower seeds, hempseeds, chia seeds & pumpkin seeds).

Lunch: Leftover meatballs in tomato sauce, veggie pasta, veggie rice, couscous, sweet potatoes, roast peppers, cherry tomatoes and spinach.

Snack: An apple.

Dinner: Salmon pasta with steamed green beans and salad (iceberg lettuce, sliced radish & cherry tomatoes).

Supper: Banana, cherry & berry nice cream (strawberry, grape, blackcurrant, blackberry & gooseberry) topped with crushed walnuts and slivered almonds. I’ve just got my hands on some fresh cherries as well, so I get to make my favourite tomorrow :D

Please don’t delete the text, thanks! and enjoy it.

  • Frozen Grapes
  • String Cheese
  • Banana
  • Frozen Banana (peel it first, stick in the freezer overnight- it’s like a yummy popsicle)
  • Low-fat Yogurt
  • Sugar-free or fat-free pudding
  • Apple dipped in Peanut Butter
  • 100-calorie bag of popcorn
  • Applesauce
  • Raw veggies with hummus
  • Almonds
  • Apple
  • Hard Boiled Egg
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Sliced Cantelope
  • Raisins
  • Pita Bread and Hummus
  • Rice Cakes
  • Sugar-free Jello
  • Dried Fruits
  • Pistachios
  • Clementines
  • Fruit Smoothie
  • Handful of olives
  • Pickles
  • Handful of blueberries with 2 tablespoons fat-free Cool-Whip
  • Ants on a Log
  • 1 cup mixed berry salad (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries) tossed with one tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice.
  • Peanut Butter and Bananas on whole wheat bread
  • Trail Mix ( Throw in dried fruit, sunflower seeds, nuts, low-sugar cereals, and even the occasional piece of candy for something sweet.)
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Grilled Pineapple (throw them on the grill or a skillet on med. heat for two minutes or until golden)
  • Baked Apples (one tennis ball-sized apple, cored, filled with 1 teaspoon brown sugar and cinnamon, and baked until tender)