I went vegan for 2 weeks

Hey everyone! So my fiancé and I have decided to go vegan for 2 weeks. I chose 2 weeks because it seemed like it only 2 weeks based on a documentary I watched on Netflix called “What the Health” to show any benefits. 2 weeks is actually a short amount of time too. I see that there may be additional benefits without consuming animal products or dairy. Some benefits include:

  1. Reduces the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes
  2. Lowers cholesterol
  3. Lowers blood pressure
  4. May reverse prostrate cancer if in early stages
  5. Reduced saturated fats since you’re not eating any meat
  6. Lower BMI
  7. More energy
  8. Weight loss

I’ll post my journey on this blog. I purchased Silk nut milk that comes with 10 grams of protein and I also bought Musclepharm’s new like products which includes organic plant based protein and even a vegan pre-work out. Stay tuned!

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Late Post and Flexible Dieting

Sorry I have been crazy busy with school and work but I’m back!!!

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So I decided to give flexible dieting a go. I am currently cutting. 170g of carbs, 145g of protein and 55g of fat. Anyone out there currently doing flexible dieting and could lend me a helping hand  or their thoughts? I really want to compete but I’m not sure if I should get a coach. I feel like I motivate myself enough. It’s been about 3 weeks that I’ve been cutting and I’ve lost 3 pounds. Does that sound right? Should I cut more?? I really want to lower my body fat percentage and want to look more defined. Any suggestions or thoughts would help.ruth april 2014

What I Ate Today

I will post here and there what I eat for my day. I have had a few people ask me what I eat. Trust me it is not easy to stay eating healthy when you have a job and school. That’s why it is always better to meal prep, even if it is for a couple days it works out better for you. I have not been meal prepping but I have maintained what I eat. Today I somewhat did a no no and had some egg and potato salad, homemade at that but an alternative to a white potato is the red potatoes and sweet potato which have less calories and are healthier and better for you. Although incorporating white potatoes in your meal is not BAD. I also can get away with this because I did lower body today so my body definitely needs the carbs for energy.On to what I ate today:

Morning Pre Work out

A cup of cut strawberries in almond butter on wheat bread (snack)

Protein Shake with water

Breakfast

2 eggs

4 slices of ham

2 Corn tortillas

I love breakfast and I eat the most during breakfast! So if you are going to make any meal of the day a big one make sure it is breakfast because through the day your body will be burning calories. Substitutes for breakfast favorites such as waffles or pancakes are whole wheat waffles or protein pancakes. I believe you can make hash brown out of sweet potatoes as well.

Snack

a turkey ham sandwich on wheat bread ( this might seem like a meal but it is not for me, I consider this a snack because I work out 6 days a week and my metabolism is faster than most therefore I need to a “snack” like this to sustain my body from going into starvation mode.

Lunch

Thin sliced lightly fried chicken breasts ( not fried chicken like kfc, this chicken isn’t even battered or seasoned, it is just soaked in a bit a oil for a bit, but I would not recommend frying you chicken. Bake, grill it or cook it! The only reason I somewhat ate what I wanted was because I did legs today.)

A mixture of veggies cauliflower, broccoli, carrots

Dinner

Thin sliced chicken fried chicken breast

egg and potato salad

My diet is not always like this, I only eat like this once a week or so.

Incorporate whole grains in your diet, whole wheat, if it is brown it is probably good for you. Brown rice, whole wheat bread, whole grain tortillas, whole grain pasta, and quinoa.

White means highly processed meaning the nutrients in the product have been taken out because of the way they processed such as white rice, white milk etc. For milk substitute it with almond milk, soy, or coconut milk.

For snacks but a ton of fruit, buy natural almond butter or peanut butter in markets like trader joe’s or sprouts. Almonds are a great snack and supply you with energy.

In order to change your body, you have to be willing to put in the work and make some sacrifices or choose alternatives. It is absolutely true that 80% of abs are made in the kitchen. Eat your veggies and keep living healthy. Hope this helps some people.

Today’s Lunch

1 baked tilapia with Mrs. Dash garlic and herb seasoning. 110 calories
Mixed Veggies 50-70 calories
1 southwest tofu salad from Sprouts 130 calories
1 Sprouts Green* 50-100 calories(I only drank half the bottle)
=340 calories all together.
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*A recommendation would be to get sugar less green tea. I was in a hurry so grabbed Sprouts green tea.

Stay healthy!

Adela Garcia’s High-Intensity Body-Shaping Workout

Hey guys I found this routine on fitness rx magazine’s facebook. Let me tell you it is intense. I would call this routine more advanced. If you’re a beginner I would suggest doing the work outs with weights without the weights. You lose at least 400 to 500 calories doing this routine. It’s a lot of lower body so get ready to feel the burn on your booty, legs, and calves. If you want a great intense work out. Try this. It’s a great work out. Do it once or twice a week. Some people have leg days well you can use this routine as leg day because it works out your lower body fantastically.

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If anyone wants to try this with me let me know I am more than willing to do this routine again. Email me at plainandsimplyfit@gmail.com and tell how this works for you!