Smoothies are a nutritional powerhouse, and are full of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, proteins and also prove to be highly supportive for weight loss. Just a few misguided inputs can convert your diet smoothies into a high calorie and sugar-laden dessert. To make sure that your blend is low in calories yet nutritious, ensure that you are not making the following mistakes –
1. Say no to added sweeteners
Liquid inputs play an integral part in the preparation of a smoothie as they help in easier blending & mixing of all the ingredients. Flavored yogurt, fruit juice, & sweetened milk are a popular choice for smoothies, but using it can load it with added sweeteners. So the key to a healthy smoothie is to avoid the extra sugar, and experiment with plain low-fat Greek yogurt, light coconut water or unsweetened soy/almond milk. These ingredients not only make your smoothie rich and creamy, but also pack it with proteins.
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Holidays make me crave for some substantial meals. And my love for yummy quesadillas speaks for itself. People around me know that I can literally hog on these cheezy beauties and not call quits easily. I have my own version of quesadillas which has two of the most tastiest ingredients – Spinach & Mushroom, along with the ridiculously sinful Cheddar Cheese. If you make these at home, you would know that aroma which comes out when the cheese leeks out of the tortillas and drips onto the skillet, cheese-frying that tortilla perfectly. I mean who doesn’t love their cheese grilled right? Just try this version and you would understand the pleasure of gastronomy that is involved here.
1 (10 ounce) package chopped spinach
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter
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Listening to music when you hit a gym to improve your workout isn’t a new trend, but it is not really appreciated by the traditional runners who prefer the peace and focus that comes with an earbud-free run.
The question that arises is that does music negatively affects workout or does it actually boosts the performance?
To find out the answer to this question, we poured through the results of multiple studies that have been conducted in this regard. The final conclusion of these studies was that music actually boosts the workout endurance. Let’s have a deeper look at the contribution of music in a fruitful workout-
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As bikini season approaches, the desire for a flat belly to accompany your new swimsuit grows. While it might seem impossible to shed the flab around your mid-section, just know that there are a few quick tricks that you can implement right away to make your belly look trimmer and thinner (without doing 10,000 sit ups!).
Tip #1 – Ban Bloat
A lot of times we feel “big” in the middle not because of fat (thankfully!) but what’s going on in our stomach. Keeping our digestive system happy, especially by avoiding bloating, can go a long way in helping us look and feel slimmer.
Here are a few tips to ban the bloat:
– Use herbs such as basil, dill, ginger, fennel, and mint – all of these herbs have gas-relieving properties. There are some great herbal teas that include these herbs which can be an easy way to get more of them into your system and start reducing the bloat instantly.
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Put that soda down, don’t reach for the candy bar, and stay away from the cookie jar if you are really serious about your weight loss! These guilty pleasures may seem like they make you feel better when you’re indulging in their sweet deliciousness, but in reality they are doing a major harm to your weight loss goals. There are absolutely no essential nutrients required for weight loss in sugar, so why are you fueling your body with something it doesn’t even need? You wouldn’t fill your car’s gas tank with water, because it wouldn’t run. The same concept should stand for your body & weight loss process!
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