Posts Tagged ‘dieting’

DIETING MYTHS

July 25, 2016

What I greatly dislike about various health-promoting blogs, Youtube channels and such is the number of half new-age half maedieval drivel such as the blood type diet. Here is one of the myths discussed by a reliable specialist

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/trends-fads/what-are-the-benefits-of-lemon-water

and the specialist herself for further reference

http://nutritionovereasy.com/about/

THE LIBRARY-READY BODY CHALLENGE

July 24, 2016

Five years in the gourmet capital of Europe, my pregnancy and a year of intensive, almost attachment-style parenting left me with a new body – seven kilos heavier, with a deeper stoop, greying hair and other exciting details, which you only mention if you are a famous youtuber. Only that most female youtubers seem to be superwomen, who film instructions on how to groom your eyebrows with Dior over your home-made vegan breakfast after a 20k run and it’s only 7 in the morning.

These posts are meant for a completely different audience – people like me, who can’t afford Dior, nor fancy yoga clothes, who struggle to be vegan in a world of hostile carnivores (and emotional eating, and sheer laziness). People who have always chosen a good book over a run, or tried yoga only to find out their hands sweat too much to support them in the dog asana. Girls who don’t want a bikini-ready body because they would rather be in a library than sizzling in the sun.

Expect links to easy yoga videos, vegan recipes, creative mindfulness and me giving it all up in a matter of days. Enjoy the ride!

 

POWER BARS

September 11, 2013

I´m switching to English in this post, first of all because I´m using a foreign keybord now, and secondly because I like the following recipes so much that I think they should become internationally famous 😉 They both feature in a chapter on nutrition in the 2nd volume of “100 porad GOR” (100 mountain tips), an impressive work of more that 1000 pages, that is a fascinating read even for those who, like me, hate climbing anything that is not a boulder. The nutrition chapters are all by Michalina and Marcin Boncza-Tomaszewski from sztukazywienia.com

Power bars are healthy snacks for people who still feel hungry after the proverbial cellery sticks and a few almonds. The are extremely easy to make but first you need to get some special ingredients:
– protein powder (I buy it at my local bodybuilder shop and use vanilla flavour, but you could go for chocolate or coffee)
– ground seeds, nuts or/and berries (I use a ready-made mix of ground sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, linseeds and goji berries and stuff, but you can stuck to linseeds alone or grind whatever you like yourself)

HEALTHY SNICKERS BARS
– 2 measuring spoons of protein powder (all kinds of protein powders come with a special spoon)
– roughly the same amount of ground seeds
– roughly the same amount of seeds, chopped-up nuts etc (I use sunflower seeds)
– 4 tbspns of organic peanut butter (the one that doesn´t contain sugar or salt)
– a bit of water (3 tbspns, more or less)

optional: honey to taste, cinammon, grated coconut

Mix all dry ingredients, then add the rest. Mix well until it´s sticky enough to be formed into bars. Keep in the fridge.

ICE CREAM POWER
– 1/2 cup ground seeds
– 1/2 cup of seeds, chopped-up nuts etc (I use sunflower seeds)
– 5 tbspns low-fat cream cheese
– 5 measuring spoons of protein powder
– 1/4 cup water
– 1/2 tbspn olive oil

Mix cheese with oil. In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients. Add them to the cheese, add water, mix well. Move to an oiled mould and cool. Divide into 5 bars, wrap them up and keep in the freezer.

Enjoy!