Why Carbs are Important (Especially if you are training and active)
✅Main source of energy.
✅Keeps Glycogen levels high leading to better performance in the gym and as a result is more optimal for building muscle.
✅Has a significant effect on Satiety (Fullness) making it less likely to overeat if you are trying to cut body fat.
✅Carbs contain key nutrients for the good bacteria that helps us digest food.
Eating carbs doesn’t make you gain fat, overeating does!
Of course the source of your carbs is important. Aim for less processed starchy foods as they will provide you with a slow release of energy throughout the day.
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Simple meal 😊
Edamame, garbanzo beans, and noodles are STAPLES in my diet 👌🙌🙌
Edamame, garbanzo beans, lettuce, noodles, tomato, covered in lemon juice and various spices (mainly herbs)
putting a few crispy, “unhealthy” things on top of my salad always make me feel like i’m indulging and give salads more texture and taste! today I used wonton crisps and it was delicious!
this salad is so flavorful, you will not be bored with this:
-lettuce of your choice
-raspberry vinaigrette or any citrus kind (i use skinnygirl) -chopped green apple or whole blueberries (optional) -chopped strawberries
-red wine vinegar
-pink himalayan salt
Pasta, pasta & more pasta! ❤️❤️❤️ I could eat some type - any type - of pasta every day! It must be from my Italian roots (my dad’s family were from Italy) We had pasta every Sunday growing up. 🌷🌷🌷 ~
As a vegan I enjoy all of my childhood favourites - everything can be as delicious if not more veganized! And the beauty it’s healthy and no beings are harmed in the making. I love that part! 🥰🥰🥰🌈
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“I can’t diet. I feel so deprived.” • “I hate eating gross healthy foods.” • “I love carbs too much.” • “I don’t have time to eat healthy.” 〰️ News flash: You can & should eat more than 1200 calories a day. You can eat the healthy foods you love & never touch foods you hate. You can have carbs & lose weight. You can prep ALL of your week’s meals in 2-3 hours. 〰️ I don’t even like saying that I diet. There’s pretty much nothing off limits in my “diet.” If you totally avoid all “bad” foods, you will find yourself binging again. Eat mindfully. Prioritize protein. Don’t eat when you’re bored. Allow yourself a cheat meal or two every single week so that you don’t feel deprived. That’s pretty much all there is to it, yet people keep jumping on fad diets as if they will solve all of their problems 🤷🏻♀️ (Bonus: If you work out hard on a consistent basis you will NEED more calories — heck yeah! Haha)
All inspiration and macro/flexible dieting advice comes from the legend that is my cousin (in law) @david.stansbury
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Still dreaming about the sushi from yesterday @aburitora.
I might have to go back soon 😝 // pictured is the avocado nigiri, I’m clearly very into it & was excited to dive in :) #iwantfoooddd
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Something I see and hear a lot of is the inability to properly feel the glute muscles work.
Why is this a problem?
- A muscle you can’t feel, won’t grow. .
- Usually a lack of glute activation comes with back issues as it’s forced to do more work during lifts.
How to improve your glute activation:
1️⃣Tempo and Pause Sets
This will improve your mind-muscle connection which leads to an increase in the muscular contraction. .
Try this out:
Hip Thrust - 3-4 sets x 12 reps (pausing for 5s at the top per rep)
2️⃣Stretch your hip flexors
Tight hip flexors will inhibit the amount of extension you get and thus lowering the contraction of the glutes.
If you spend your day in a sitting position, this may be the missing piece of the puzzle.
3️⃣Add a band
This is pretty common, yet I rarely see it performed correctly. Adding a band around your knees during a movement will increase activation of your Glute Medius, which brings more glute into movements like hip thrusts.
Everything from foot placement to not fully extending your hips will negatively impact glute contraction.
Next time you perform hip thrusts, film yourself and make sure that you’re getting full lockout at the top.
If your someone who wants to grow their glutes but struggles with activation, then try all the points above and let me know how you get on.
Any questions, drop them below.
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Another day, another rice cake concoction 😝
This one was made with 1 tbsp of peanut butter and 2 oz. raspberries mashed to perfection 😂
Coming in at 160 calories, it's the perfect take on a pb&j and great for a sweet tooth.
Would you give it a try?
Proprio perché oggi i carbs sono uppp cena con pizza margherita che dopo la lezione che ho fatto ci stava proprio🤤
Non ho postato molto oggi ma ho fatto il primo spuntino con una banana e il secondo con dei pseudo dolci di avena,carote e mandorle che ho cercato di fare con scarsi risultati🙄
Pranzo con del riso condito con il condiriso(ODIO) e dei finocchii
Mi sono almeno rifatta con la cena😋
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There’s a raging blizzard going on outside. So I get to rage on the processed #carbs
. Spicy vegan chicken patty and cauliflower rings are fueling me after shoveling #snow
Generalmente un crossfitter svilupperà un maggior volume nei suoi allenamenti dato dalla sostanziosa parte di resistenza anaerobica e aerobica.
Il consumo di glicogeno muscolare è direttamente proporzionale alla quantità di lavoro effettuata dallo specifico muscolo, ed il tasso di consumo di glicogeno aumenta all'aumentare dell'intensità di carico, almeno fino al 70%. (Robert 1991)
Più un atleta sviluppa lavoro sopra all'intensità che obbliga l'organismo a creare energia attraverso la glicolisi e maggiore sarà il suo fabbisogno di carboidrati.
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Already thinking about my breakfast tomorrow 🤭 Should I go for sweet or savory option? Or maybe I will mix them... Why choose if you can have both, right? 😍 Those two slices of whole grain bread are the best example. One is topped with avocado slices and sprinkled with chili flakes (this simple combination is out of this world) and the second one is spread with protein yogurt and topped with blueberries 🤗 Both are delicious and healthy 🤤 Or maybe I will go for one with peanut butter and banana? 🍌🥜🤩 Are you sweet or savory? 🥰
Happy Tuesday guys 😘
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Have you guys seen the revamped Canadian Food Guide which was released today!
The new Food Guide now offers a simplified outline of foods we should consume daily (Swipe left). It also encourages plant-based eating and reduced consumption of meat and dairy products. Most importantly, it encourages increased water intake! Hydrate, hydrate, HYDRATE 💦
Click the link in my bio to find out which changes were made to the Canada’s Food Guide 🇨🇦💪🏾🍎🥦🍌🥕🥑
Fresh french bread in France! Absolutely delicious! Accompanied by ice cold milk!