Showing posts with label nutrition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nutrition. Show all posts

Friday, July 25, 2014

VS MODELS-FITNESS MOTIVATION



Hey guys! What’s up? I couldn’t be more thrilled. I’m blogging from the boat as we speak. I’m going to Paros! For those of you who don’t know it, Paros is a beautiful Greek island in the Aegean. I’ve been visiting this island since I was 1. The emotional bond is stronger than I can describe, and truly I don’t know if I’m more attached to the actual natural beauty of the place or the endless memories that it has given me over the years. I’m going to see some family members who live there and hopefully catch up with some old friends. But, most importantly, relax, swim, sunbathe, and get filled with energy. My vacation is starting right now, literally, since I had intensive work to do up until today morning. It makes me kinda sad the fact that I didn’t have the time to focus more on my body.

I’ve been an athlete my entire life, but obligations kept me from exercising this year as much as I used to. All that stress and the hard work don’t leave you with much energy to do, practically anything. And thinking that next year will be even worse…No ugly thoughts for now! Only happy ones!

As I was saying, we all love to be fit and slim during summer. All year long, ideally, but especially during these months were revealing more than you are comfortable with is inevitable. Bikinis, shorts, cropped tops, minis yada yada yada. I’m satisfied with my body, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes I wish, I’m sure we all do, that I looked like the VS models. I’m a couple of centimeters away, and hours of working out. 

It’s well known that Victoria’s Secret models have it all when it comes to looks. Perfect height, weight, hair…All the things we secretly (or not so much) envy and wish we had at least one of them. It’s really not good for you to look at conventional models and try to be like them. It can drive you crazy. By conventional, I mean the girls that look all alike, have -5% fat on their bodies etc.

But VS models could be a good motivation. Embracing the feminine figure, the healthy nutrition and the physical exercise, it’s exactly what a woman needs. Every body is beautiful and need its owner’s love. Don’t try to change who you are. Nature’s way is the one we should stick with, most of the times. Don’t push your body to the edge. Don’t starve yourself. Don’t try to look like the models. Eat healthy. Exercise regularly. Embrace your curves.

After all, if we all looked like models, all picture perfect and flawless, wouldn’t that be boring? A woman’s nature and beauty lies in what we call “feminine body”, right?

I just felt I had to make this post today for so many reasons. To motivate you and show you the beautiful girls, to try and convince you that you are gorgeous the way you are and you don’t need to look like anybody else. You should follow a healthy lifestyle, not just to look good, but primary, to be and feel good! Feeling good in your skin, this is the most important.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

FOOD HYBRIDS THAT YOU REALLY WANT TO TRY BUT YOU SHOULDN'T

Hey guys! How are you? I'm struggling here and I will continue to, until the middle of July. This is probably going to be the most tiring summer ever, but I keep trying to convince myself that it won't. 
Enough with the nagging. This is a post that I'm sure you didn't expect here. I was thinking for a long time to start a category about fitness since I'm really interested in that, so I made this post to see how you guys react to it.
I'm really into working out and being healthy. I've been an athlete my entire life and I stopped this year because I couldn't fit volleyball practice in my schedule:( But muscles are still there, and whenever I find the time I love to go running or just do some exercises to get that blood flowing.
But as a person, and a girl with high caloric/energy needs, I indulge. Desserts are my weakness, sugar in particular, but it's not good for you, especially if it's highly processed. I don't just mean your weight. Of course we all want to have a nice body externally, but my primary concern is to keep my body healthy. Do you know how bad sugar is for your body? And fats and protein that come from packaged food?
People have been going nuts about these new innovations where two (sometimes completely)different foods are combined into one. Food Hybrids they are called and they are the new it-thing since last year. And since I'm always talking to you about the trends, this is the best way to start a new category. Let's get this clear, I don't mean like an orange an a lime, which also exists, but, let's say, a croissant and a donut(cronut). I'm being obvious here^* I did my research and I found some pretty disgusting ones, and some that look delicious. But guys, really, don't eat these. I mean not in a daily basis. Giving in to your cravings once in a while can't do much harm. But having your rich in fat craving every day for breakfast, not so smart. 
So, here are some that I think might taste good. Foods that I like separately and look interesting together. Thank god I'm currently eating super healthy!
1. Cronut. (croissant+donut) What started this madness in the first place. approx. 510-590 calories/cronut
2. Red velvet pancakes. Maybe the color is worth it-not. approx. 200 calories/pancake
3. Cupcake cones. (cone+cupcake dough+frosting). Ice cream instead of frosting would be interesting. approx. 220 calories/cone
Donut macarons. Perfect for those wanting to celebrate National Donut Day but need to eat gluten free!
4. Donut Macarons. Basically macarons that look like donuts. approx. 100≤ calories/macaron
S'Mores   Oreos = S'MOreos! OH YES! For camping this summer!
5. S'moreo. (oreo+marshmallow[+chocolate/caramel]+oreo)  S'mores but with oreos instead of biscuits. approx. 125 calories/s'moreo
6. Brookie. (brownie+cookie) Isn't brownie partly cookie already? approx. 160 calories/brookie
7. Duffins. (donuts+muffins) Donuts here, donuts there, donuts everywhere! approx. 406 calories/duffin
8. Brouffle. (brownie+truffle) Hey brownie, it's you again! approx. 130-243 calories/brouffle
French Toast Bagel
9. French toast bagel. Because regular thin sliced bread fried wasn't unhealthy enough :P approx. 340 calories
10. Wonut. (waffle+donut) Donut fever. -couldn't count the calories but it's a lot.
There are so many more that I could add here and of course let's not forget the non-sweet ones. I saw some pasta burger out there. I think that it's fun to try these things, especially because of their names, but the [- + - = +] doesn't apply here. Two foods that are initially bad for you, together are still bad:( Unfortunately. If only we could keep the taste and toss the fat and the calories.
Indulging is in our nature and part of a balanced nutrition is having a bit of everything. These just happen to be the part of "everything" that you only need to have a tiny bite from.
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