Category Archives: diet

Metabolic Cooking – Eat Your Way to Fat Loss

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I was browsing around the web for workout exercises and inspirations, when I stumbled upon the following link-

http://workoutscheduleking.com/beachbody-programs-waste-money/

Although I do not agree with their advertising tactics by running down an internationally acclaimed workout program, I do agree with their point that a fit body is attained by three things – right diet, right workout and lots of discipline. The term “metabolic cooking” was a foreign concept for me until I started researching about it, and realized that it is simply eating foods that are going to push your body to burn more calories even while eating, or otherwise.

Dave Ruel and Lorine Losier, the creators of Metabolic Cooking, claim that their recipes basically “torch the fat in record time”, and help you lose weight after while eating great tasting food. They claim that they use ingredients that are high in metabolic thermo-charge, that help in loosening up and getting rid of fat from within.

Watch this video to know more-

In this video, it is very clearly pointed out the type of food items to incorporate and the ones that should be totally discarded. None of these tricks are new, but they are a great reminder for cleaning up our kitchen and revamp it with healthy foods.

Their facebook page also provided a number of recipes and ideas, which might give you a good idea as to how one should cook and what the ingredients they emphasize on.

Hope this helps in your weight loss journey and gives you some insight and motivation into picking the right foods for your system.

Stay healthy, stay happy!
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Lost in Data Overload

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I am sure you will agree that there is an abundance of information, mostly contradictory, out there around health and fitness, and dos and donts. But the issue is, what is right one for you?

When I first started my weightloss and fitness journey, I too was quite confused as to what is the right way path to pick. My even bigger worry was getting caught in some diet fad, which in reality does not even come close to being effective. After several years of trial and error I found out that it all comes down to what your goals are.
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Buns of Steel

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It’s COLD in Minnesota! I mean the toe-numbing, curl-up-in-a-ball kind of cold! Winter is officially here, and getting yourself going in such extreme climate, frankly, requires massive amounts of will and determination. And guess what gets me going? Yep you got it – My workouts!

So here’s me updating you guys about what I’ve been doing lately. I am trying something new. I was always the do-a-little-of-everything kinda girl. My workouts typically involved lots of cardio, a bit of strength training, and then finish up with stretching. And yes that helped me get to my ideal weight. But I realized that I had conflicting goals. I wanted to lose weight, but also be ripped and achieve great muscular definition. I did lose weight, but I still did not see the definition I wanted. Simply because I wasn’t working on building my muscles. So this month I’ve been all about heavy weights, and this week, it’s been about the lower body!

Thanks to my husband who lent me his bar-bell and weights, I am finally able to now progress on to big girl bar-bell weight training! Don’t worry dumb-bells. I’ll keep revisiting you guys every now and then ๐Ÿ™‚

To give you an example of a workout I did on Tuesday (which KILLED my legs!), here’s a FitnessBlender workout video for you to try…
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Yummy Oatmeal Breakfast

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I am a creature of habit. There, I said it! My friends lovingly call me a “time-table”, and so does my husband. And this trait of mine applies to my daily meals as well. Frankly, I do not like too much variety in my meals, especially breakfast, since that’s the meal I have the least time to make. I am not proud of it, but hey! that works for me ๐Ÿ™‚

For a very long time I had been consuming my yummy granola, greek yogurt and fruits in the morning Sweet, Crunchy, Yummy….Breakfast. But after months of eating the same breakfast, I realized it was time for a change. An oatmeal breakfast was my staple in college, as I hardly ever had time. And since my life recently has become extremely busy, oatmeal is all that I have time for. But wait a second, before you think about all the cons of Quaker’s Instant Oatmeal, let me correct you. I go for the quick oats option. These are easier to cook, and are delicious when cooked with the right ingredients, and are MUCH MUCH better than the boxed Quaker oats that are loaded with sugar!

Now many people out there might argue about which type of oats are better – steel cut or rolled or what have you. And the answer is IT DOES NOT MATTER! No matter how more processed or less processed oats are, they continue to retain their nutritional value. Don’t believe me? Google it!

Now let me get to the point of the blog post –ย to shareย my delicious recipe. And this time I have to give credit to my husband for it! I can rarely make this breakfast as well as he does ๐Ÿ™‚
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Did You Know?

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Fitness Facts
In the spirit of Friday, here are some fun fitness facts I’d like to share with all my wonderful readers. They are all pretty amazing, and some really surprised me. Glad I know about them now ๐Ÿ™‚
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Quinoa Stir Fry

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Based on my last post What’s for Lunch Today, a number of my readers requested me to post my recipe of the Quinoa Stir Fry. To be honest, it is one of the simplest meals and yummiest food item I have ever prepared. I cook just like a regular fried rice, and replace rice with quinoa. THAT’S IT! I try to make it interesting by adding additional spices.
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What’s for Lunch Today?

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Last night after a long day of work, running errands and studying for my finance class, I had just enough energy to whip up a healthy lunch. I have found that it is quite easy to just go to bed without preparing a good lunch for the next day, and then hastily grab whatever easy and unhealthy food I can lay my hands on, and consume that for lunch. But just an extra bit of preparation and pushing myself the night before, keeps me happy and healthy the next day ๐Ÿ™‚ So here is what I am going to have for lunch today –
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