April 9th, 2014

piecesinprogress:

Quinoa is not only a protein laden superfood, it’s also gluten free! As a seed, quinoa packs a nutritional punch but without the gluten making it a fantastic choice for others like me who need a gluten free diet. It’s  a snap to make and so versitle, these are just a few ways I like to use it!

 

Ps– for super fluffy quinoa, I like to add an extra 1/4 cup water for every 1 cup dry quinoa (so that’s 2.25 cups water total) and a dash of salt and olive oil to the pot!

 

For more healthy gluten free recipes go here! :)

 

April 8th, 2014
girlgrowingsmall:

likeclockworkcircles:

lil-lady-kate:

Amazingly, lots of people still believe that they are ”omnivores”, despite the fact that there are no scientific facts to support these claims, and this wrong classification is based on ”dietary habits” or ”observations” that humans generally eat a wide variety of plant and animal foods, not on anatomical design. Truth is, humans have nothing in common with true meat eaters.”True carnivores (and omnivores) salivate about the idea of eating whole prey animals when they see them. Humans do not. We’re interested in eating the body parts only because they’ve been removed from the original animal and processed, and because we grew up eating them, making it seem perfectly normal. It’s amazing how much of a disconnect we’ve been able to learn about the difference between animals and food. As GoVeg puts it:While carnivores take pleasure in killing animals and eating their raw flesh, any human who killed an animal with his or her bare hands and dug into the raw corpse would be considered deranged. Carnivorous animals are aroused by the scent of blood and the thrill of the chase. Most humans, on the other hand, are revolted by the sight of raw flesh and cannot tolerate hearing the screams of animals being ripped apart and killed. The bloody reality of eating animals is innately repulsive to us, more proof that we were not designed to eat meat.Ask yourself: When you see dead animals on the side of the road, are you tempted to stop for a snack? Does the sight of a dead bird make you salivate? Do you daydream about killing cows with your bare hands and eating them raw? If you answered “no” to all of these questions, congratulations—you’re a normal human herbivore—like it or not. Humans were simply not designed to eat meat. Humans lack both the physical characteristics of carnivores and the instinct that drives them to kill animals and devour their raw carcasses.http://michaelbluejay.com/veg/natural.html

Ok, for one?
Of fucking course we don’t share anything in common with “true meat eaters”. Are you blind? It’s because we’re not meat eaters. We’re fucking OMNIVORES.
Herbivores =/= Omnivores =/= Carnivores.
Each fucking subset has evolved differently from the rest and has evolutionary sets that fit their diet and their diet specifically. So while we don’t resemble “true meat eaters” because we were never Carnivores in the first place, we also don’t resemble “true Herbivores” either because we evolved past that. Want to know what we DO resemble though? OTHER FUCKING OMNIVORES.
Second: Actually, humans never ate raw meat in the first place and anyone who says so is a fucking idiot because archaeology has already disproven this. And if we did, it was for a VERY short period and not long enough to fuck with our evolution.
Fun fucking fact: The introduction of meat to our diet directly corresponds anthropologically with THE INVENTION OF COOKING AND ADDITION OF IT TO OUR LIFESTYLE. Therefore while we evolved to be Omnivores and eat meat as a small part of our diet, we never evolved to eat RAW meat.
Third? Jesus fucking Christ. We are not evolutionarily equipped to go out and catch prey with our bare hands.
Why? Because, again, WE DID NOT EVOLVE TO DO THAT.
So instead of needing to evolve the capability to run at fast speeds, long claws capable of rending flesh, and have a mouth full of 20 something sharp as fuck teeth? We developed tools. We developed cooking. We developed group hunting techniques. And since we’re still. Fucking. Here today instead of dying out like evolutionary failures are prone to doing? I’d say its worked out for us in the end pretty fucking well in the end so far.
We have a much higher brain capacity. We don’t NEED to and never did because we are more intelligent, have opposable thumbs and were capable of developing things to aid us before these things were evolutionarily required of us. We were, literally, never meant to or were in an evolutionary position that required us to catch our living prey like Carnivores did.
HUMANS HAVE BASICALLY BEEN ONE LONG STRAIN OF “FUCK EVOLUTION”.
Lastly I just want to touch on this ridiculous thing someone wrote on this post at some point: “Obv. I never said they didn’t. They even evolved to consume milk, well most have. But that doesn’t mean it was physically intended for our bodies originally. That’s the point of this whole post. Not what we’ve “evolved” to do but what our bodies and minds are hard wired for FROM THE VERY BEGINNING TO NOW. And it’s mostly about the mental state it would take that 90% of people don’t have”.
Like… Are you kidding? Please tell me you are fucking kidding. Do you know how evolution works in terms of diet? Food source becomes scarce while another becomes plentiful, species adapts to eat said food source… Or it dies. What we were not originally designer to eat CHANGES as new food sources evolve, and as we are required to adapt and evolve. The more food you adapt and evolve to eat, the more likely your species is to continue surviving as food sources come in and out of availability.
Literally. Diet depends on fucking evolution and evolution is widely dependent on diet in some circumstances. You cannot fucking remove them and separate them and pretend one isn’t necessary to have this fucking discussion. You cannot take a fucking issue about diet, claim we’re something we’re not, and completely erase the evolutionary portion of the fucking argument because IT IS A REQUIRED PORTION.
YOU ARE LITERALLY ATTEMPTING TO ERASE CONTEXT FROM A SITUATION THAT 100% REQUIRES. THE FUCKING. CONTEXT. OF EVOLUTION.
DO YOU FUCKERS EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUCKING SCIENCE?!
Yes, there very much is plenty of scientific evidence that Omnivore is a classification of diet. So is Fruitivore, Insectivore, Carnivore, Herbavore, and several other classifications.
The Omnivore dietary classification is seriously defined as an animal whose diet and lifestyle relies on obtaining protein and energy from both plant and animal sources- which may also include animal byproducts such as eggs and dairy, or things like insects, fungi and algae.
New flash: Humans are not the only fucking Omnivores and the classification is not based solely on the dietary needs of HUMANS, but the observation of SEVERAL OTHER ANIMALS.
Corvids are Omnivores.
Bears (save for a few species) are Omnivores.
Pigs are fucking Omnivores.
Badgers are Omnivores.
Foxes (some species) are Omnivores.
Chickens are fucking Omnivoers.
Here’s a nice fucking worksheet for you, and another one, and oh LOOK ANOTHER ONE.
Your science is fucking bunk.
Get the fuck out.

I totally thought this post was about how silly “raw diets” are. Then I was pissed off at the anti-meat bullshit. But then the reply to that crap… the science… the facts… it’s so beautiful.

girlgrowingsmall:

likeclockworkcircles:

lil-lady-kate:

Amazingly, lots of people still believe that they are ”omnivores”, despite the fact that there are no scientific facts to support these claims, and this wrong classification is based on ”dietary habits” or ”observations” that humans generally eat a wide variety of plant and animal foods, not on anatomical design. Truth is, humans have nothing in common with true meat eaters.

”True carnivores (and omnivores) salivate about the idea of eating whole prey animals when they see them. Humans do not. We’re interested in eating the body parts only because they’ve been removed from the original animal and processed, and because we grew up eating them, making it seem perfectly normal. It’s amazing how much of a disconnect we’ve been able to learn about the difference between animals and food. As GoVeg puts it:

While carnivores take pleasure in killing animals and eating their raw flesh, any human who killed an animal with his or her bare hands and dug into the raw corpse would be considered deranged. Carnivorous animals are aroused by the scent of blood and the thrill of the chase. Most humans, on the other hand, are revolted by the sight of raw flesh and cannot tolerate hearing the screams of animals being ripped apart and killed. The bloody reality of eating animals is innately repulsive to us, more proof that we were not designed to eat meat.

Ask yourself: When you see dead animals on the side of the road, are you tempted to stop for a snack? Does the sight of a dead bird make you salivate? Do you daydream about killing cows with your bare hands and eating them raw? If you answered “no” to all of these questions, congratulations—you’re a normal human herbivore—like it or not. Humans were simply not designed to eat meat. Humans lack both the physical characteristics of carnivores and the instinct that drives them to kill animals and devour their raw carcasses.

http://michaelbluejay.com/veg/natural.html

Ok, for one?

Of fucking course we don’t share anything in common with “true meat eaters”. Are you blind? It’s because we’re not meat eaters. We’re fucking OMNIVORES.

Herbivores =/= Omnivores =/= Carnivores.

Each fucking subset has evolved differently from the rest and has evolutionary sets that fit their diet and their diet specifically. So while we don’t resemble “true meat eaters” because we were never Carnivores in the first place, we also don’t resemble “true Herbivores” either because we evolved past that. Want to know what we DO resemble though? OTHER FUCKING OMNIVORES.

Second: Actually, humans never ate raw meat in the first place and anyone who says so is a fucking idiot because archaeology has already disproven this. And if we did, it was for a VERY short period and not long enough to fuck with our evolution.

Fun fucking fact: The introduction of meat to our diet directly corresponds anthropologically with THE INVENTION OF COOKING AND ADDITION OF IT TO OUR LIFESTYLE. Therefore while we evolved to be Omnivores and eat meat as a small part of our diet, we never evolved to eat RAW meat.

Third? Jesus fucking Christ. We are not evolutionarily equipped to go out and catch prey with our bare hands.

Why? Because, again, WE DID NOT EVOLVE TO DO THAT.

So instead of needing to evolve the capability to run at fast speeds, long claws capable of rending flesh, and have a mouth full of 20 something sharp as fuck teeth? We developed tools. We developed cooking. We developed group hunting techniques. And since we’re still. Fucking. Here today instead of dying out like evolutionary failures are prone to doing? I’d say its worked out for us in the end pretty fucking well in the end so far.

We have a much higher brain capacity. We don’t NEED to and never did because we are more intelligent, have opposable thumbs and were capable of developing things to aid us before these things were evolutionarily required of us. We were, literally, never meant to or were in an evolutionary position that required us to catch our living prey like Carnivores did.

HUMANS HAVE BASICALLY BEEN ONE LONG STRAIN OF “FUCK EVOLUTION”.

Lastly I just want to touch on this ridiculous thing someone wrote on this post at some point: Obv. I never said they didn’t. They even evolved to consume milk, well most have. But that doesn’t mean it was physically intended for our bodies originally. That’s the point of this whole post. Not what we’ve “evolved” to do but what our bodies and minds are hard wired for FROM THE VERY BEGINNING TO NOW. And it’s mostly about the mental state it would take that 90% of people don’t have”.

Like… Are you kidding? Please tell me you are fucking kidding. Do you know how evolution works in terms of diet? Food source becomes scarce while another becomes plentiful, species adapts to eat said food source… Or it dies. What we were not originally designer to eat CHANGES as new food sources evolve, and as we are required to adapt and evolve. The more food you adapt and evolve to eat, the more likely your species is to continue surviving as food sources come in and out of availability.

Literally. Diet depends on fucking evolution and evolution is widely dependent on diet in some circumstances. You cannot fucking remove them and separate them and pretend one isn’t necessary to have this fucking discussion. You cannot take a fucking issue about diet, claim we’re something we’re not, and completely erase the evolutionary portion of the fucking argument because IT IS A REQUIRED PORTION.

YOU ARE LITERALLY ATTEMPTING TO ERASE CONTEXT FROM A SITUATION THAT 100% REQUIRES. THE FUCKING. CONTEXT. OF EVOLUTION.

DO YOU FUCKERS EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUCKING SCIENCE?!

Yes, there very much is plenty of scientific evidence that Omnivore is a classification of diet. So is Fruitivore, Insectivore, Carnivore, Herbavore, and several other classifications.

The Omnivore dietary classification is seriously defined as an animal whose diet and lifestyle relies on obtaining protein and energy from both plant and animal sources- which may also include animal byproducts such as eggs and dairy, or things like insects, fungi and algae.

New flash: Humans are not the only fucking Omnivores and the classification is not based solely on the dietary needs of HUMANS, but the observation of SEVERAL OTHER ANIMALS.

  • Corvids are Omnivores.
  • Bears (save for a few species) are Omnivores.
  • Pigs are fucking Omnivores.
  • Badgers are Omnivores.
  • Foxes (some species) are Omnivores.
  • Chickens are fucking Omnivoers.

Here’s a nice fucking worksheet for youand another one, and oh LOOK ANOTHER ONE.

Your science is fucking bunk.

Get the fuck out.

I totally thought this post was about how silly “raw diets” are. Then I was pissed off at the anti-meat bullshit. But then the reply to that crap… the science… the facts… it’s so beautiful.

image

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pretenderdk:

fitty-bitty-body:

FITSPIRATION GUIDEBOOK
Alrighty, with January coming there’ll be an influx of new fitspiration and health blogs with different health goals, so I thought I’d put together a little guidebook. And HELLO to all of you! <3 Some of the posts are mine and some are created by other fitblrs with credit given to them, but this will hopefully help anyone on their fitblr path. This is what has helped me the most on my health journey and with my blog!
FITNESS
Fitspiration: The Good, the bad and the ugly
What we mean when we say “You can’t  spot reduce.”
BMR Calculator (minimal calories needed on daily basis)
Daily Caloric Needs Estimator (calories needed when working out)
50 Fitness Facts You Need to Know!
What I Learned From Being a Fitblr
Massive List of Workouts
Girl’s Guide to Lifting
Beginner’s Guide to Working Out
Best 39 Fitness Tips The World Has Ever Known
Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions in a Fitness Center and Their Answers
Exercises for Weight Loss
Reasons You Are Not Seeing Results
Blast Past Your Fitness Plateau
Top 15 Reasons To Run
HEALTHY LIVING
Tumblr Guide to Healthy Living (also includes recipes)
Meditation Guide
Healthy Eating 101
Angie’s Yoga Guides
Yoga Youtube Channels
Feel Amazing One-Day Guide!
Food Labelling and What You Should Know
How to Wake Up Early
(some) DIETS
A Guide to being Vegan
A Guide to being Vegetarian
A Guide to Paleo Diet
A Guide to Juicing
FITBLR DIRECTORIES
Age FItblr Directory
The Complete Fitblr Directory
Short Girl Directory
College Fitblrs
MISCELLANEOUS
How do I get more followers?
Tumblr HTML Guide
Tumblr Themes
HTML Help
As for the blogs, everyone I follow is my favorite, so I created a blogroll - check out who I follow!
 Hope this helps some of you and I’m always there if you have a question!
Love you all,
fitty-bitty-body.

Worthy of a reblog!

pretenderdk:

fitty-bitty-body:

FITSPIRATION GUIDEBOOK

Alrighty, with January coming there’ll be an influx of new fitspiration and health blogs with different health goals, so I thought I’d put together a little guidebook. And HELLO to all of you! <3 Some of the posts are mine and some are created by other fitblrs with credit given to them, but this will hopefully help anyone on their fitblr path. This is what has helped me the most on my health journey and with my blog!

  • FITNESS

Fitspiration: The Good, the bad and the ugly

What we mean when we say “You can’t  spot reduce.”

BMR Calculator (minimal calories needed on daily basis)

Daily Caloric Needs Estimator (calories needed when working out)

50 Fitness Facts You Need to Know!

What I Learned From Being a Fitblr

Massive List of Workouts

Girl’s Guide to Lifting

Beginner’s Guide to Working Out

Best 39 Fitness Tips The World Has Ever Known

Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions in a Fitness Center and Their Answers

Exercises for Weight Loss

Reasons You Are Not Seeing Results

Blast Past Your Fitness Plateau

Top 15 Reasons To Run

  • HEALTHY LIVING

Tumblr Guide to Healthy Living (also includes recipes)

Meditation Guide

Healthy Eating 101

Angie’s Yoga Guides

Yoga Youtube Channels

Feel Amazing One-Day Guide!

Food Labelling and What You Should Know

How to Wake Up Early

  • (some) DIETS

A Guide to being Vegan

A Guide to being Vegetarian

A Guide to Paleo Diet

A Guide to Juicing

  • FITBLR DIRECTORIES

Age FItblr Directory

The Complete Fitblr Directory

Short Girl Directory

College Fitblrs

How do I get more followers?

Tumblr HTML Guide

Tumblr Themes

HTML Help

As for the blogs, everyone I follow is my favorite, so I created a blogroll - check out who I follow!

 Hope this helps some of you and I’m always there if you have a question!

Love you all,

fitty-bitty-body.

Worthy of a reblog!

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April 7th, 2014

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healthymargarita1796:

the-sexylosers-club:

sweatyeah:

legit-fitness:

fabstroid:

This is my fitblr

I love this! Safe fitspo :)

You are not a machine.

The last one :b

♥ Love this

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militaryfit-bombshell:

healthier-habits:

I’d take the carrots

Good, I like cheese puffs better. Sucker, hahahahaha. 

militaryfit-bombshell:

healthier-habits:

I’d take the carrots

Good, I like cheese puffs better. Sucker, hahahahaha. 

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April 6th, 2014
fit-personality:

With all the crazy crash diets and unhealthy choices people make to lose weight, I just wanted to talk about the ones that seem like they would work, but here is why they probably won’t:
Cutting out 3,500 calories a week will make you lose an extra pound. This one seems great in theory. 1 pound = 3,500 calories. But the thing is, this method was supposedly discovered in the 1950s during a “starvation study” and has no legitimate basis for working for longer than a few weeks. Add that to fluctuation with water weight and you are going to come up disappointed when this method ends up not working.
If a method of “dieting” works for someone it should work for you too. Every body is different. Every body also loses weight differently. In different areas, at different rates, different different different. Just because someone loses a lot of weight by cutting out dairy does not mean that the same will work for you. You have to figure out what works for you individually and what eating and work outs you can stick with for long periods of time in order to succeed.
You have to eat back all the calories that you burn during a workout. This idea is good if you aren’t eating enough calories in the first place. However, if you are eating above what your regular BMR is and meeting nutritional daily requirements, there actually isn’t a need to do so. In addition, this can often create an unhealthy relationship with food, making you think that you can trade off food for exercise or vice versa, and also requires you to very specifically track you calories.
Eating 5-6 small meals a day is the most efficient way to lose weight (yes I spelled efficient wrong at the top). “British Journal of Nutrition investigation found no weight-loss difference between dieters who ate their calories in three meals versus six daily meals. And, in fact, another study in the same journal concluded that eating two large meals a day can be the ideal weight loss strategy for some.” And a lot of people simply don’t have the will power to eat a small portion of food 6 times a day
Being a vegetarian will automatically make you healthier and lose weight. Coming from a vegetarian, I can definitely say this is true. While you can definitely be healthy, you can also be a vegetarian and live solely off of Cheetos and Red Bull. Meat eaters are no less healthy than vegetarians, it just depends on what kind of food you’re putting in your body. If you want to eat meat, sticking with lean meats such as white-meat chicken is a perfectly fine way to keep a healthy diet. On the flip side, being a vegetarian and incorporating a lot of nuts, eggs, and beans for protein is another healthy option.
Lifting doesn’t help you lose weight because you will get bulky. Lifting actually helps you lose weight more efficiently because it speeds up your metabolism. In addition, women don’t have the amount of testosterone in their bodies to make them huge and bulky like for men, so don’t be afraid to lift on girl, it feels good!
Carbs are fattening and you shouldn’t eat them when trying to lose weight. Carbs are the body’s main source of energy, and you have to eat them in order to stay healthy. It’s all about what kind of carbs you eat. The kind of carbs you want are COMPLEX (fruits, whole grains, brown rice, etc). The carbs that you should reduce are SIMPLE (cookies, candy, soda, etc).

fit-personality:

With all the crazy crash diets and unhealthy choices people make to lose weight, I just wanted to talk about the ones that seem like they would work, but here is why they probably won’t:

  1. Cutting out 3,500 calories a week will make you lose an extra pound. This one seems great in theory. 1 pound = 3,500 calories. But the thing is, this method was supposedly discovered in the 1950s during a “starvation study” and has no legitimate basis for working for longer than a few weeks. Add that to fluctuation with water weight and you are going to come up disappointed when this method ends up not working.
  2. If a method of “dieting” works for someone it should work for you too. Every body is different. Every body also loses weight differently. In different areas, at different rates, different different different. Just because someone loses a lot of weight by cutting out dairy does not mean that the same will work for you. You have to figure out what works for you individually and what eating and work outs you can stick with for long periods of time in order to succeed.
  3. You have to eat back all the calories that you burn during a workout. This idea is good if you aren’t eating enough calories in the first place. However, if you are eating above what your regular BMR is and meeting nutritional daily requirements, there actually isn’t a need to do so. In addition, this can often create an unhealthy relationship with food, making you think that you can trade off food for exercise or vice versa, and also requires you to very specifically track you calories.
  4. Eating 5-6 small meals a day is the most efficient way to lose weight (yes I spelled efficient wrong at the top). “British Journal of Nutrition investigation found no weight-loss difference between dieters who ate their calories in three meals versus six daily meals. And, in fact, another study in the same journal concluded that eating two large meals a day can be the ideal weight loss strategy for some.” And a lot of people simply don’t have the will power to eat a small portion of food 6 times a day
  5. Being a vegetarian will automatically make you healthier and lose weight. Coming from a vegetarian, I can definitely say this is true. While you can definitely be healthy, you can also be a vegetarian and live solely off of Cheetos and Red Bull. Meat eaters are no less healthy than vegetarians, it just depends on what kind of food you’re putting in your body. If you want to eat meat, sticking with lean meats such as white-meat chicken is a perfectly fine way to keep a healthy diet. On the flip side, being a vegetarian and incorporating a lot of nuts, eggs, and beans for protein is another healthy option.
  6. Lifting doesn’t help you lose weight because you will get bulky. Lifting actually helps you lose weight more efficiently because it speeds up your metabolism. In addition, women don’t have the amount of testosterone in their bodies to make them huge and bulky like for men, so don’t be afraid to lift on girl, it feels good!
  7. Carbs are fattening and you shouldn’t eat them when trying to lose weight. Carbs are the body’s main source of energy, and you have to eat them in order to stay healthy. It’s all about what kind of carbs you eat. The kind of carbs you want are COMPLEX (fruits, whole grains, brown rice, etc). The carbs that you should reduce are SIMPLE (cookies, candy, soda, etc).

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April 5th, 2014
sayattheexplorer:

Banh mi with chicken liver pate, sriracha, lemon juice, carrots, peppers, avocados and cilantro! 

sayattheexplorer:

Banh mi with chicken liver pate, sriracha, lemon juice, carrots, peppers, avocados and cilantro! 

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fitnessgyro:

I love this

fitnessgyro:

I love this

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April 4th, 2014


saint:

I just found my cat doing his workout

or hiding from the dog

no the dog is his personal trainer


saint
:

I just found my cat doing his workout

or hiding from the dog

no the dog is his personal trainer

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leanslimfit:

warriorabigail:

This is the perfect example of picking a lifestyle that’s right for you.

I love him so much!!!

leanslimfit:

warriorabigail:

This is the perfect example of picking a lifestyle that’s right for you.

I love him so much!!!

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