Happy Valentine day, everyone! Lets love flow through you!💘
Today I want to share my love… to salads (not to a green weed, if anyone thought so 😅)! I love salads. They are healthy, taste great and there are so many variations of them! What is my favorite dinner? Salad 🌿. And you can see it on the a picture, where Happy The Egg enjoying his time. It is very easy to make even after the hard day at work: some green leaves, some tomatoes, and onions. Also can add l bell peppers, feta cheese and shrimps or chicken as protein. After that finishing touch: drizzle of olive oil (remember what I said about olive oil? Better make sure it was made in Europe!) and lemon some juice on top of that (salt and pepper as you wish) – that’s it! Done! Healthy dinner, which will make you happy and your weight stable. My boyfriend also loves salads that I make, you just need to put some soul into the cooking process 💖😋
What is your favorite healthy and happy dinner? Please, share!
I decided that first post of every month will contain wellness tips related to other things, rather than food. I want to share this very nice exercise that I discovered once on internet and using it since. Why it is so wonderful? Because it is very easy, takes only 20 seconds and with time it does work! Couldn’t believe it myself, but my butt does look better now! If you are busy, tired, you still can do it every day, because it is just 20 seconds! Of course, you can do it more often then once a day, it will be even better 😉 What I find also important, that it is so easy and fast, that it isn’t hard to make it a habit, because most of exercising plans fail, since we start doing too much right away and just getting “a hangover”.
So, what is this magic position 🙌? It is very similar to the yoga position named Chair Pose. I am attaching picture that came with this article about this pose, which is not written on English. So yeah, once or twice a day, 20 seconds, just stand still in this position and it will be a great beginning of your exercising routine! This position can work for any gender, if you don’t have any knees problems.
Short and sweet, as promised 😁
Talking about beer reminded me about one more very important topic – snacks 🍲. They are very dangerous for your waist-line and your weight in general. Why they are so dangerous? Because few nuts here, and crackers there don’t seem like a lot, but if you add up all calories that you consume daily over these tiny snacks, you can get terrified. Especially any bready-types (empty carbs!) or nuts bring the worst. For example, 100 grams of almonds (which is a tiny bag) contain about 576 calories! This is pretty much a third of what you should eat daily! Then add few normal meals and one more snack of crackers, and here you go – more pounds gained. Of course, it doesn’t mean that you never can have any snacks, but try to pick green veggies for a snack instead. What about nuts? They are good for your health, right? Right (or we will explore this question in later topics). But! Make sure that you eat them with cautious – only first half of the day, not much, and I would suggest consuming them only on days when you work out. They are good for a breakfast, especially if you can’t eat much in a morning (I can’t eat much when I just wake up). They will give you needed energy, and it is easy to have this snack even at work.
Now, I did mention beer for a reason. Most of the people like to snack something while they are drinking beer. The secret here is that not a beer makes you fat. To be honest, beer doesn’t have that many calories in it, however, beer works as multiplier, in a way. Everything you eat with beer, goes straight to your sides and tummy. Why? Because while you are drinking, your liver is metabolizing and burning alcohol, instead of fat cells (which is what liver normally burns). (For more information you can read this article:). Now think about nuts and chips that you can eat with the beer and that all those calories get stored right away. Yes, this is scary! 😱 Personally, I like beer 😛 (even thought, of course, the healthiest choice is not to consume alcohol whatsoever), I drink it often, however I don’t have a belly, and my weight is only 115 pounds. Why? Because I never eat snacks with my beer anymore (I also don’t drink 12 packs a night). So, in addition to my previous post and choosing beer with no corn syrup, please, try not to eat anything with your beer, unless it is vegetables (with NO Ranch sauce!). You can have celery, peas, and you might risk eating some dried-salty-fish, for example. Salt will make liquid stay in your body longer (so you will be heavier), but you will lose it very fast afterwards.
Conclusion: snacks can be different, good or bad. Have snacks with cautious. Nuts, chips or crackers even in small quantities can carry tons of calories. Even worse is to eat them with beer or any other type of alcohol! 🍺 Give a preference to green veggies as your snack and then you can have it as much, as you want during the day!🌱 😁
I know, I know, you still might be hurt by me saying “don’t eat candies, don’t drink soda!”, so let’s talk about beer and lift our mood!🍺 I know, beer is not on a healthy list, but we also want to balance happiness and health, right? Of course, you can be happy without beer, but so many people loooove beer. So instead of saying “don’t drink”, this time I want to play it on a more positive note and let you know what beer is the best for you, if you want to have a drink!
Normally beer from microbreweries are the best, because it is more natural, but it is more expensive. Nonetheless, I would put microbreweries beer on the top of the list, until they will grow big and will start slacking. Then goes European beers: German, Czech – Europeans are stricter about their food and drinks. They have many more bans for harmful ingredients, then we have here, in USA.
If you don’t want to look for some special beer and want just to grab something popular in America (beer you can find even at 7/11 or Walmart), then I have a good tip for you! What you need to look for (aside from consuming too much of alcohol) is a high fructose corn syrup and GMOs. Cheaper beer from big companies usually is filled with them. Look at this list:
- Budweiser — which contains genetically modified rice
- Corona Extra — GMO corn syrup and propylene glycol
- Miller Lite — GMO corn and corn syrup
- Michelob Ultra — genetically modified sweetener
- Coors Lite — GMO corn syrup
- Pabst Blue Ribbon — GMO corn and GMO corn syrup
(original article for this ^ is here )
So, if you want to make a choose that supposedly better, choose Heineken. It doesn’t have a corn syrup, easy to find and it isn’t expensive.
I also saw that “Guinness dark” on a healthy beer list. Yes, it doesn’t have many calories, and it has a very nice taste, but (https://www.organics.org/8-beers-that-you-should-stop-drinking-immediately/) it “contains isinglass, an ingredient which comes from the fish bladder”, and it is questionable if it is a good thing for a human body. They also used to add fructose corn syrup, but not any longer, so you can add it to your card.
And lastly – don’t forget that beer shouldn’t be exposed to the sun rays, so darker bottles are better (angry look at the Heineken). If bottles are in the box, it doesn’t matter much though, just don’t leave them out on the kitchen top-counter. Cheers and make a sip of cold and tasty beer!
Conclusion: beer in moderate quantity is not that bad for you, as long as it doesn’t have a corn syrup in it. It is also doesn’t really make you fat, and why is that – I will explain in the next article.🍻😋
This is an introduction post! 🔔
It is always hard to start something new, when you have so many thoughts and you don’t know where to start! I want to share so much information! Anyways, let’s start from the beginning. First of all, I hope no one will argue that health is important and certainly helps to feel yourself better and live longer! Of course, healthy diet, organic products and spa treatment help with that, but sometimes it is too expensive, or we just don’t have time to think much about our everyday meal. I am here to share tips on how to make this process easier. REMEMBER, even a small change is important in a long run. In 5-10 years you will be very happy that you made this change to your life. Also, very important thing to remember – you always can start small, so stress won’t shut down your new habits. One healthy meal a day is better than none! 2 minutes exercises are better than 0! Start small and with time you will make more and more progress, thus you will make more and more healthy choices during your everyday life 🖒
Now, important! Here is a summary of my “philosophy”: you have only 2 main enemies, when we are talking about extra weight: sugar and pastry. If you will eliminate them or minimize their consumption to a minimum, you will get much slimmer and healthier. Not hard, just no more candies, chocolate (unless it is dark), donuts, cupcakes, cakes, soda, fruit juices (unless you made them yourself), bread, pancakes, burgers, pizza, etc. Alright, aright, I am joking! Of course, very little of us will be able to never-ever eat those products; and because my blog is about happy life-style and not about teary eyes when you look at your coworker, who is eating a birthday cupcake and licking his fingers. However, you need to know when to eat those 2 enemies of yours, and in what quantities. I will write about it in more details in following posts. Thank you!!!😁