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Being in shape, healthy, happy and looking the best you can is an every day journey. The best way to accomplish it is to eat clean and exercise during the week. I’m sure you worked hard to do your best the whole week.
Also it is recommended to keep life in balance by not being too harsh on you. So once a week treat yourself with a meal that you enjoy and make it a “CHEAT” (FREE) meal.
I enjoy eating pizza so I’m not taking it out of my life. I decided to eat it and I found a healthy way to enjoy it. It’s Gluten Free with yummi veggies.
Almost every Friday I make this my “CHEAT” meal accompanied with a glass of white wine and of course with MY FAMILY.
So here I want to share my recipe:
Here it goes…. & enjoy it 🙂
*Brown Rice Tortillas from Food for Life
*Mozzarella cheese (I like the Mozzarella Di Bufala)
*Shredded cheese (Pecorino, Parmesan, Asiago)
*Eggplant cut in ½ inch slice
*Sliced sweet onions
*Slices of tomatoes
*Coconut spray oil for grilling
*Salt and pepper
*Grill the eggplants either on the oven for 15 mn each side at 350* with salt, pepper and coconut spray oil or on the stove 3-5 mn on each side (set aside).
*Grill sweet onions until lightly brown (set aside).
*Wash and drain mushrooms and cook them (no oil or water) 2mn.
*Heat tortillas in the oven @ 250* for 3- 5mn, (don’t let them toast).
—Now: place the tortillas in an oven proof plate and toss:
Bake @ 350* for 10-15mn. (until cheese melts)
Add a dash of red pepper (optional)
And enjoy 🙂 Keep Healthy & Stay Happy!!!
What’s that one food that you can’t give up?
A Dream Come True 🙂
This has been a personal realization, I feel like I’ve been preparing my whole life to live this adventure. I always wanted to experience a spiritual journey, I never knew where or how I would do it, but I just kept manifesting it day by day preparing my entire body and mind since, just in case it happened…..and it did.
Traveling to India takes a lot of preparation in all aspects: spiritually, emotionally and physically. Coming from a country like Colombia in South America I’ve seen poverty and dirt before but going to India is a totally different story.
There are many things to organize; it is advised to take shots to prevent all types of diseases. I decided that I would not inject into my body any type of medicine; I would just prepare my body to stay immune by:
• Eating optimal meals every 4 hours with lots of vegetables, fruits, proteins and good fats.
• Avoid simple sugars not to get bitten by the mosquitoes in India, which they are a lot .
• Take all my vitamins and supplements.
• Hydrating 3 liters of water daily or sometimes more.
• Exercising: I decided to prepare a workout plan: Weights 4 times a week; 3 times per week 20-30 mn of cardio including riding my bike. Also I needed to strengthen my knee in order to push my body.
• Yoga 2 twice a week.
I have been searching the dos and the don’ts while in India.
• Don’t drink tap water or take ice
• Be aware of the water they will sell you, it has to be sealed and watch for any imperfection in the bottle cap.
• Drink just bottled water and use it even to wash your teeth.
• Don’t eat fresh vegetable, its ok to eat them cooked
• Eat fruits that have thick skin, the ones you can peel like bananas, pineapples.
Going to India and planning the trip should be easier as they advised me to travel LIGHT.
OMG!!!Now I have to be super organized or that packing light ain’t going to happen; half of my bag is filled with food. Starting with protein powder; greens; mixed raw nuts; organic bars, and of course Diana’s muffins always handy for me.
ahhaaa travel light is not easy for me, in my mind there is always a:
-” What if”?
• I get cold?
• What if i need this or that?
So many -”What ifs”-. I decided to take only the important stuff and in case I needed something in India, I could always buy it there, it is cheap.
Finally but very important, don’t forget to pack some toilet paper…..WHAT???
Why in the world put toilet paper in your bag??? Well in mine they were 2 BIG Charmin rolls plus Kleenex, wipes and hand sanitizers. You know that in India toilet paper is not usual…they clean their “tushi” with their left hand….ok no judging here, experience the trip and let everything go Diana!!
My purpose for this adventure:
• Let go
• Learn as much as I can
• Live the moment with all my intention and acceptance
• No judgments
• Drop the fears
• Feel and take every experience as unique
• Journal my journey
• Eat proper, be positive and exercise
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Lately we are more informed with all the studies that have been published about digestion, diseases from some foods that we should take in consideration in order to stay healthy and lean.
One of them is Gluten, which has shown to cause Celiac Disease (Celiac disease is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for staying healthy) in some people, while in others have shown sensitivity and allergic reactions to this food.
Gluten is a protein found in many grains such as wheat, barley, rye, spelt oats, and many food additives; its composition may benefit some but will harm others.
“For many years I have been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism (Low thyroid), which has put me thru many ups and downs. This “disease” has many consequences such as: Fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, and more.
So I started cutting it from my diet, by incorporating the right combination of carbohydrates, in a gluten free program. Since then my energy has increased considerably.In this path I found that certain foods where involved with my symptoms and in the way I felt in my everyday life. Through learning, searching and testing with Applied Kinesiology, I found that gluten was one of the foods that were causing me lethargy, stomach inflammation and fatigue. Not a good thing.
Was it easy? not at the beginning; -Who doesn’t like the smell of a warm bread, a nice plate of pasta with all the goodies, or a pizza?…..
Well, I had to decide between feeling the way I was feeling which wasn’t a nice state or choosing to feel the best I could; with that end in mind I focused on my health and did it, and the best part was that along the road I was also losing weight….that was amazing.”
Which one would you have chosen???
When clients come to me to start a program to lose weight and feel better, I almost always find that taking gluten out of their diets will improve their digestive system plus they will lose faster the unwanted weight.
These foods contain Gluten:
Grains Free of Gluten:
Ingredients & Preparation:
MIX in a separate bowl
Mix all ingredients in this order with a spatula until well blended, pour them in a cup cake sheet previously greased with Coconut Oil Spray
Bake them for 27-30 mn at 350*
Makes aprox. 12 units or you can make triple the recipe. Once cooled wrapped them in paper towel and place the in a ziploc bag, freeze them.
Did You enjoy it? Please share with you love ones 🙂
Being in shape and healthy for some people it is a struggle, but the truth is, that it shouldn’t be. That’s why we have to work with trial and error to see what really works for us and be PATIENCE!!!
Here I want to share this recipe that just came into my mind. Today talking with a client that can’t find the time to cook and eat the right foods, this Yummii and flavored soup came into my mind, and “voila” it does have life, spice and a lot of taste. Hope you like it as I did.
Chop and grill the onion and the garlic in little oil in a tall pan.
Add water and cooked the beans for 20mn aprox.
While it cooks: take the squash remove the seeds and place it on an oven safe pan and bake it face down on 350 * with 2 tablespoon of water for 20mn aprox.. Take it out peel it and cut it.
While everything is cooking chop the rest of the vegetable, add them to the pan with the beans with enough water, add the squash, the cayenne pepper, curry and salt; boil everything for 20 more mn on low heat covered.
Let it cool, take ¼ of the vegetable soup and blend it, add it to the rest of the soup for a creamy texture.
I love eating, I love enjoying my food I love life!!!
DELICIOUS VEGETARIAN DISH
Becoming a vegetarian was one of my goals this year, eating as much whole natural foods as I can. So my search began to keep my body healthy and balanced to have all my nutrients in place.
As a trainer and a person that likes to exercise, lift weights and stay active I needed to find the right nutrition.
Being a certified Wholistic Kinesiology practitioner helped me with this path. This technique is a healing system that determines your very unique health needs. I have being using it to see what is beneficial to my health. This is done with Applied Kinesiology. By extending for example one of your arms and hold it straight and tight, let say you are holding some cleaning liquid like Clorox with the other hand, and I try to push it down, it won’t be able to sustain the push, your arm will go weak; and if I put an organic apple in your hand and do the same testing your arm will stay strong, meaning that the apple will be optimal for your body.
That way I could know what types of foods my body was in need and in which combination. So I started to play with different foods and I came across with a legume supercharged with all the beneficial nutrients I wanted.
This product is called Mung Beans, when sprouted; mung beans are usually just called bean sprouts.
Like many other legumes, the mung bean can be eaten raw when sprouted, or else eaten cooked with the skin on or off.
Unlike many other beans, the mung bean is quite easy on the digestive tract and doesn’t usually cause a gassy reaction.
Mixed with quinoa or brown rice will give me a complete protein. According to modern nutrition, mung beans offer 14 gms of protein per cooked cup. Mung beans are also a good source of dietary fiber. They also contain thiamin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and copper, and are a good source of folate.
Mung beans can be eaten on their own, or combined with rice or combined with vegetables and greens to make hearty soups or ground into flour to be used to make crepes or added to breads. Turmeric, cumin, dried ginger and coriander are some spices that work very well with mung beans.
Have this ready:
At the end combine the mung beans, the rice, the onion with the garlic and the vegetables let the vegetables cook for 10mn.
Bon Apetite, and Keep on Moving!!