fruits & veggies are such a good way to trim the waist and drop some pounds! and they are SO good too!
That’s a very good point. I’m going to think this now!!
i so believe this
Picture yourself running down the street looking like this.
Picture all the hot guys’ heads turning as you go past.
Think of the stares you would get, good stares, instead of bad.
Running for 20 minutes and barely breaking a sweat.
Don’t give up.
One bad day does not mean the world is going to end, it just means you’re going to have to wake up in the morning and try harder. Work out harder. Lose the weight faster.
- Choose dark greens. Iceberg lettuce has practically zero nutrients, but spinach, romaine, and arugula are loaded with vitamins!
- Pick a protein. Lean chicken, turkey, seafood, or beans will keep you satisfied and give you energy.
- Add a little dressing. Crazy but true. You need some fat in your salad to help your body absorb the vitamins from the veggies! Oil-based dressings are generally healthier than creamy ones.
~Recipes for above pictured salads~
veggie burrito salad: 2 handfuls of baby spinach + 1/4 cup cooked black beans + 1/4 cup corn + 1/4 ripe avocado + 1/2 bell pepper, diced + 1/2 medium Roma tomato, sliced + 1 green onion, thinly sliced + 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese + toasted tortilla pieces (to make: Cut 1 whole wheat tortilla into wedges, and toast on a baking sheet at 350 degrees F until golden brown) + 2 tbsp. light ranch dressing
pb&j salad: 2 handfuls mixed greens + 1/2 cup sliced grilled chicken +1/2 whole wheat croutons + 1/3 cup quartered strawberries + 2 tbsp. pb-honey dressing (to make: Whisk 1/4 cup chunky peanut butter + 2 tbsp. cider vinegar + 1 tsp. honey + 2 tsp. water + a pinch of salt!)
pina colada salad: 2 handfuls baby spinach + 1/4 cup sliced cucumber + 1/4 cup diced pineapple +4 to 6 cooked shrimp + 1 tbsp. toasted coconut + 1 tbsp. cashews + 2 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette
pizza salad: 2 handfuls baby arugula + 1 slice toasted italian bread, torn into small pieces + 1/2 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes + 1/4 cup diced or shredded mozxarella cheese + 1 handful sliced mushrooms and/or sliced red and green bell pepper + 1 to 2 tbsp. sliced black olives + 2 tbsp. Italian vinaigrette