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Friday, November 11, 2011

November 11, 2011

 

 

oooooooooo I want to try this recipe:


No baking required for these delectable bite-sized morsels! 
This bare-bones recipe calls for commonplace ingredients like 
instant oats and milk, which, when combined, create a healthy low-fat cookie.
Ingredients:
1 banana, mashed
4 tbsp. butter
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c. nonfat milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 c. instant oats
1/2 c. peanut butter

Directions:
Combine all the ingredients except vanilla and oats in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Let the mixture cool. Add vanilla and oats and continue to stir. Drop by teaspoonful onto waxed paper and allow to cool.

 
 can you tell I'm on uni holidays with all my blogging? ;)

One of my snacks yesterday:
 

2 x weetbix with a drizzle of honey and skim milk
I heated it up in the microwave for 30 seconds but that's optional.
yummy filling snack... bit of protein and lots of fibre. :)

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TOP 5 TIPS TO GET RIPPED


 TIP 1: BALANCING THE WEIGHT
Getting ripped is not about suddenly transforming the look of your muscles by doing high repetition isolation work. That is so ineffective and won't overload your muscles like the exercises that train several muscle groups simultaneously. What do you think burns more fat: pedaling on a Mini-stepper or running in deep sand? The latter option, right. Same idea about choosing the right exercises. Do not spend sets on a peck deck machine when you can do dumbbell presses where you need to balance the weight. Balancing the weight recruits more muscle fibers than letting some dumb machine do half the work for you.
(MY TIPS: use a stability ball where you can.. just trying to hold your body upright whilst doing.. say, bicep curls... activates a lot more stabiliser muscles meaning you are getting more of a workout than you realise!) 

 

  TIP 2:MEASURING UP OILS
Always always ALWAYS measure up oils. Do not ever pour it on a salad. When you order a salad at a restaurant, never get the dressing, croutons or what have you. Corn is also not a good food for leaning out: it's a grain and fast carb too.

 

  TIP 3: EAT TO CONTROL YOUR HUNGER

Eat to control your hunger. You can make your oatmeal double sized but no extra calories by adding whole flaxseed or psyllium husk. *Do it like this: Cook the oatmeal according to the package. Then stir, add 3- 5 tablespoons of whole flaxseed or 1 tablespoon of psyllium husk. Stir. Cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. The fiber in the seeds bind with the oats/brans and you get a better serving.
(hence why I add weetbix to a smoothie or chia seeds to oatmeal or beans to a casserole etc.) 


 TIP 4: ADD ONE MORE SET
Want to burn more calories? Add one set more on each exercise. If you add six different exercises that will yield six more minutes tops. In one week that might be 30 minutes more training which burns more calories for you.
(Love this tip!)


 TIP 5: MAKE IT BORING TO EAT
Make it boring to eat. Take your bowl or plate and sit where there is no TV, no magazine, nothing - look at the food, be present. You will find out that you will get full faster than if you eat while watching Seinfeld.
(This one is a good tip for those who are a victim to mindless eating like i was)

 

 

quick bloggy, off to do some house chores and then work
have a happy healthy dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy








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