Make Gradual Lifestyle Changes

 

I’ve noticed that some people simply can’t get started on a healthy weight loss programme for themselves because they believe they won’t have a life. They baulk at the idea of going to a gym and they hate the idea of nibbling on lettuce and carrots to lose weight. As it is, anyone who has been a bit of a couch potato should never just plunge willy nilly into a  vigorous exercise regime.

staying fit and eating right

Begin with gentle exercise, nothing too strenuous. Walk every single day. What can be so difficult about that? It doesn’t have to be 8 miles – for starters it can be just to the end of your driveway and back. Find some activity you love to do and do it as often as possible. Why not look out for- and join a beginner water-fitness class. If its at a health club, you can even sit in the sauna and benefit with some detoxification. There is no need to stop eating either. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables and slowly start omitting the foods connected with inflammation such as sugar and bread.  The word dieting sums up all kinds of unpleasantness, but start gradually with making lifestyle changes  – you’ll see it will start slowing reaping benefits and you’ll be much happier without having to make drastic changes.

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Detoxifying? Greek Vegan Salad, Your Best Bet

Is your gym workout not enough to make you lose that muffin tops when you fit your jeans? Do you still feel that bulge in your belly despite your hard-core workout routine? Then maybe it is time for you to change your diet. If there is a reason why people turn to green diet, it is to live healthy. When it comes to greens, one cannot but talk about salads, and when one talk about salads, one cannot but remember the famous Greek salads.

Greek Salad

The best thing about Greek Salad is its black olives. This vegan entrée is easy to prepare; you just need lettuce, olive oil, cheese of your liking, tomatoes, black olives, and cucumber. Don’t be generous with the olive oil; just pour enough amount to make it taste good. After that, toss it and it’s ready for scrumptious consumption. Eating Greek salad is healthy because the mix of ingredients is rich in vitamin A and C; you also have potassium from the cucumbers. This simple recipe is full of health benefits and is super easy to prepare.

There are Many Great Benefits to Black Olives

Gin-marinated Olives

Those who are into cocktails will surely love this. You will be needing the following:

12 ounces drained, rinsed green olives (pref. Castelvetrano)

2 serrano peppers, halved

1 medium clove of garlic, thinly sliced

slivered peel of one lemon

6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup gin

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

a few sprigs of dried thyme, or equivalent

1/4 cup of cubed feta cheese

 

Heat the oven to 350F / 180C. Combine all the ingredients in a baking dish. Before putting it into the over, mix it thoroughly. Bake if for about 30 minutes; afterwards, sprinkle it with feta cubes. Let it cool before you sink your teeth into it.

 

 

The Million Health Benefits of Quinoa

Quinoa is one of the most popular “superfoods” in the entire world. It is an incredibly nutritious grain/cereal that can be cooked and eaten in a multitude of different ways, depending on your mood, and your calorie restrictions. It is rich in protein, minerals, vitmains, magnesium and fibers. It is also low in carbohydrates and fat, and does not have any gluten, so it is suitable for vegans!

The best thing about quinoa is that it is full of antioxidants and flavonoids that have a number of health benefits. This combined with the high fiber content found in the cereal ensures that a person who consumes quinoa on a regular basis will have lower rates of sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure when compared with people who eat white rice. Since quinoa is a nutritious grain, it is extremely filling. It’s for this reason that it is used in weight loss diets.

Quinoa dishes

Quinoa is ideal for vegetarians and vegans because not only is it gluten free, it is rich in necessary vitamins and protein that vegans cannot find in most other grains. A steady diet of quinoa can increase your metabolism, help you lose weight and be an all-round healthy person.

The best thing about quinoa is that it acts as a regular rice substitute. There are a number of amazing ways to cook this dish, so that you do not tire of it. For optimum health benefits, try phasing out white rice, and just consume quinoa instead. You will notice the difference almost immediately!