After reading Katie’s post about how much muscle she has gained, I am proud to say that just this summer Whit and I have both gained 5 lbs. in muscle! I think by changing up our weight lifting, cardio, eating more, and getting lots of protein has helped 🙂 My muscles have never looked so defined. My pants are a little tighter, but that is because I am starting to get my womanly figure. I have always been so stick skinny and now I have got some hips. lol 🙂
Last night’s dinner:
This morning’s breakfast:
Chocolate Amazing Meal Overnight Oats again. I cannot get enough of these oats! This time I used raspberry yogurt!
After reading parade I this morning I was surprised by this article.
I copied this right from the article:
In a perfect world, you’d eat healthily all the time, but let’s get real.
The good news: Consuming certain nutritious foods with harmful foods can help minimize the damage.
You splurged on: Hot Dog + Food Rx: Sauerkraut = Why it works:
Hot dogs are packed with nitrates, which have been linked to cancer, but topping your dog off with some kraut can help prevent damage. Sauerkraut is high in a powerful compound that may stop the nitrates from converting into carcinogens.
+ You splurged on: High-Fat Meal + Food Rx: Grapes = Why it works:
Chowing down on a high-fat meal floods your system with triglycerides and slows circulation. Consuming 1 cups of antioxidant-rich grapes with your meal prevents some of the negative effects.
You splurged on: Salty Foods + Food Rx: Chocolate = Why it works:
Just indulged in a salty meal? A few squares of dark chocolate can lower your blood pressure in as little as two hours. Have 2 ounces of chocolate made of at least 60% cocoa for dessert.
You splurged on: Pizza + Food Rx: Rosemary = Why it works:
When pizza (or any high-carb food) is heated past 250˚, it creates harmful chemicals that scientists have linked to an increased risk of cancer and heart disease. Antioxidants in one tablespoon of fresh rosemary added to the dough can slash the chemicals by 60%.
5 Food Swaps for Weight Loss
You splurged on: Red Meat + Food Rx: Red Wine = Why it works:
Drinking a glass of red wine with your steak can cut down on your body’s absorption of toxins that can lead to heart disease. But don’t overindulge: Seven ounces is all you need to benefit.
You splurged on: Grilled Chicken + Food Rx: Coleslaw = Why it works:
Grilled meats-—pork, beef, and chicken—have been linked to an increased cancer risk. Cruciferous vegetables, like the cabbage in slaw, contain a compound that helps clear the carcinogens from your body.
6 Steps to Boosting Your Metabolism
You splurged on: Fast Food + Food Rx: Cherries = Why it works:
Eating a fast-food meal can unleash a torrent of free radicals that damage cells. A dessert of cherries, blueberries, grapes, or kiwis will speed antioxidants into your system to fight the damage.
You splurged on: Bagel + Food Rx: Vinegar = Why it works:
Vinegar can prevent the spikes in blood sugar caused by a carb-heavy meal. A spoonful on your salad will slow digestion and help prevent the peaks and valleys in glucose that can fuel overeating.
I never knew that all of these foods could have such harmful effects on your body, but it is nice to know that you can minimize the effect 🙂
Well I am off to get started on some stuffed turkey burgers for dinner!
QOD: Do you like stuffed burgers, if so what kind?