CREAMY GARLIC BUTTER TUSCAN SHRIMP🔥😍
Servings: 4 people
2 tablespoons salted butter
6 cloves garlic, finely diced
1 pound (500 g) shrimp (or prawns), tails on or off
1 small yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup white wine (OPTIONAL)
5 oz (150 g) jarred sun dried tomato strips in oil, drained (reserve 1 teaspoon of the jarred oil for cooking)
1 3/4 cups half and half SEE NOTES
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 cups baby spinach leaves, washed
2/3 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon cornstarch (cornflour) mixed with 1 tablespoons of water (optional)***
2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
Full recipe with directions, as well as many more like it, can be found on @cafedelites blog. Link is in her bio!
The simple trick that makes pasta WAY HEALTHIER FOR YOUR GUT & BLOOD SUGAR...
I made the Way-More-Veggies Bolognese from #healthiertogether late last night (you can peep it, and a few little cooking tips, in my stories!!), and reheated a bowl for lunch today. While both tasted pretty much like heaven (umami bombs, with fresh torn basil and an ample amount of grassy olive oil), the one today was way better for my gut. Why?
Cooking and cooling pasta and a number of other carbs created what’s called starch retrogradation, which is like the opposite of mercury retrograde in that it’s awesome. Basically, the structure of the carbs changes into what’s called resistant starch, which either passes through your body undigested OR serves as prebiotic food your good gut bacteria. Either way, it’s way better for your blood sugar.
I don’t go so far as to cook then cool all of my carbs because who has time for that (I wanna eat!) but it’s a great argument for eating leftovers (other than overall laziness, of course) 👍👍
Posted at: 2019-07-18 15:59:49
I know you all can relate.
Some days are harder than others.
Today is a hard day, the rain and storm really does do something to your mindset.
This mom right here, opted for sleep instead of pushing play. - I didn’t sleep good last night - I am detoxing from processed food and sugar - It was still dark when my alarm went off at 7:30a - The thunder and rain was coming and I knew a kid would be climbing with me soon.
All the excuses and I didn’t get up!
BUT I WILL NOT SKIP, I WILL get in my daily workout!
I have little humans that support me and know momma needs her stress reliever of exercise.
What are you doing today?!
Posted at: 2019-07-18 15:57:54
Tag someone you love to stay healthy 💕
Drink more water. Go to the gym. Take meds on time. Eat less sugar. Sleep early. ⠀⠀
Even the smallest good you do to your body will pay off so much. So don’t wait until tomorrow. Start now. You can do this ✨
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Here are some ways to change up your words, which will, in turn, change your actions:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
▪️”I want to eat healthier” —> I will eat 3-5 servings of veggies every day⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
▪️”I want to sleep more” —> I will go to bed at 10 pm so I get 7-9 hours of sleep⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
▪️”I want to work out more” —> I will commit to working out 3x a week, after work, for 30 minutes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
▪️”I want to improve my relationship with my partner/spouse” —> I will make us both coffee in the morning & ask how their day went after work.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Eliminate the abstract fluffernutter nonsense & you leave space & time to actually get a real plan in place!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If your goals are vague or unclear, it’s easy to just let life pass us by as we wait for the perfect time to start.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But when you have a plan in place w/ accountability, you can more easily avoid things that derail you or distract you from getting closer to it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you have any more questions on this topic please make sure to message me @upnorthathletics or check out @saltylifts page!
Confession: I had to get my ring resized because I could no longer take how tight it was on my hand. Instead of thinking about making a health change in my life, I went for the quick easy route where I could burry the reality of my weight gain under it. This went on for a LONG time with many more instances of avoiding my current reality. Fast forward to NOW, my ring is not only loose but I now need to get it sized down back to its original size. 🙌🏼
It’s the small victories that lead to HUGE breakthroughs!
What’s a small victory that you can work to achieve I wonder?
💥 Follow the logic train for a minute 👉🏽 You make the time to train (which isn't easy to do) 👉🏽 But you go to the gym without a routine and just wing it all the time 👉🏽 You make zero effort in attaining better and proper lifting form.....do you think that is time spent as effectively as possible? Nope! Instead - if you already MAKE the time to train you should 👉🏽 have a routine 👉🏽 stick to progressive overload and 👉🏽 put in the effort to get great lifting form! Doing those things will be time spent very effectively and you will see the rewards of your work 😉
Proper lifting form is something that no one gets right away. It takes time, practice and a little research. You don't have to have a B.S in exercise science by any means but a little effort will go a long way. I like to have my clients get in the habit of recording their compound lifts. Recording will help you see what you do great, what you need help on and how you are progressing. Sometimes we think we are moving a certain way only to see different when we watch a recording. If you are putting the time aside to train, make it as worthwhile as possible. Train smart AND hard!
A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot. Today choose gratitude, I remember when we first started our business and we experienced all of the feelings! It was scary and exciting at the same time because we had no idea what we were doing but we knew what we wanted to become. We are no where near who we want to be but we are becoming, and that part still excites us but scares us a little which is a reminder to me that we are still on the right path.
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Posted at: 2019-07-18 14:14:59
You can wish for it or you can work for it.
I spent the longest time WISHING for it, scrolling Pinterest hopeful for fitness motivation, sinking money into different quick fixes trying to make it happen.
All of that time I spent WISHING went totally wasted when I should have been WORKING for it. I joined an online fit group, learned how to eat properly, worked out for 30 minutes a day from home.
Today I still WORK for it, but now my only WISH is to inspire others to join me, to quit wishing and to start working! My next group we start workouts on Monday, July 29. You have 10 days to prepare to WORK and change your life, all you have to do is message or comment below and we’ll do it together. 👯
Posted at: 2019-07-18 14:12:55
Stop taking temporary solutions that don't even solve the root of your problems. You're actually just making things worse. It’s a no brainer that you’re going to fall sick, feel stressed and have issues with your health. Worst case scenario, you get diagnosed with a terminal disease.
Just go back to the basics and create the right environment for your body to heal. Gain more energy, feel great, look your best and add a couple of healthy more years to your life. Those are long term solutions that will eliminate the root of all your problems.
• Drink energy boosters
• Take supplements (pills)
• Eat too late at night
• Constantly consume coffee
• Constantly consume junk food
• Spending most of your time on social media
• Get enough sleep
• Include more vegetables in meals
• Eat more fruits
• Get a lot of fresh air and exercise more
• Regulate how much time you spend on social media
• Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
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What’s one thing on the “Don’t” list you’re going to try to minimize and what’s one thing on the “Do” list you would like to incorporate more?
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USING EXERCISE AS PUNISHMENT by @grantgirsky
What is the motivator behind why you exercise? How is it related to other aspects of your life?
Much too often I hear people say things along the lines of "Well, I ate too much last weekend, so here I am trying to make up for it" or "I was being lazy and missed half my workouts last week, so I'm going to do double this week".
Please be careful with using this frame of mind towards your exercise. When you start to view exercise as a type of punishment for your actions (or inactions), that's when you start to reinforce negative perceptions towards your fitness & exercise.
If you view exercise as punishment, it will prevent you from being truly grateful for the amazing opportunity you have to be active and healthy.
Exercise because you CAN, not because you have to.
Tag someone that needs to hear this! Let me know, what is one thing you are thankful for today?
Is how I feel about now 😜 Happy Thursday Folks!! Don't forget to work those big muscles!!! 🦵🍗 #legday#legslay
Posted at: 2019-07-18 13:56:05
*3 AWESOME FAT LOSS MEALS* by @oualidzaim
Are you running out of meal ideas that can fit your fat loss goal? No problem! Here are 3 meal ideas for you to run with for now 😊
👉 Cook with zero or low-calorie condiments to make your meals tasty!
👉 Cook with a pinch of olive oil or coconut oil to get some healthy fats in (and count it in your calories)!
And make sure:
👉 Don't forget to count anything that you would add to your meals and that contains calories!
👉 Everything you eat fits your daily calories/macros for fat loss!
Otherwise, enjoy these tasty and healthy recipes 😉
Which one will you try today? Let me know in the comments below!
Some scary facts about the sugar you eat!
😲About 20% of our daily calories come from sugar-sweetened beverages like soda, sports drinks, sweetened teas and coffee, and juice.
One study attributed 184,000 deaths each year to the effects of drinking sugary drinks. They have been shown to cause obesity, heart disease, cancer, and Type 2 Diabetes.
🍩High levels of sugar in our body can have adverse effects on our skin.
🔹It Increases oil production, therefore increasing the risk of acne. One study found that a low glycemic load diet was correlated with a lower incidence of acne in young males.
🔹Excess sugar in our body can cause the process of glycation to occur. Glycation is when these sugar molecules, like glucose and fructose, bind to collagen and elastin in our skin and cause them to become damaged and abnormal. This results in a decrease in our skin’s tightness and elasticity.
🔹A study from the British Journal of Dermatology reported that high levels of sugar can bond with certain proteins and cause damage to the collagen and elastin in our skin. The aging effects of too much sugar become noticeable at age 35 and worsen as you age.
Quitting sugar can have major effects on the short and long-term health of your skin. What do you use as a natural alternative to sugar?