Book Review – Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy

Posted by Jennifer (the student)

Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy by J.J. Virgin is basically a diet book with an exercise program. I really do not like diet books because I do not believe they work long term. I believe you need to make lifestyle changes to keep weight off not temporary changes.  That being said, I did enjoy this book. I like the nutrition plan because it was basic common sense and easy to follow.
 

J.J.Virgin is a nutrition and fitness coach. This book has a strength training plan that that is straightforward and easy to follow. In addition, she stress aerobic exercise and good sleeping habits.  I think this book would be good for anyone who wanted a good levelheaded plan with lots encouragement.

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Weeknight Potato Tacos

This is something that I throw together when I am strapped for time…which seems to be all of the time lately.  It’s nothing fancy, but it is pretty tasty,  inexpensive, and easy to make.

Posted by Jennifer (The RD)

1 package of reynaldo’s brand soyrizo

4 ½ cups frozen potato shreds, thawed

Diced tomatoes

Shredded lettuce

Lite sour cream (can use full fat if you want to splurge or fat free if you want to save fat calories)

Soft taco size tortillas

 

In a large skillet, cook soyrizo on medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.  Mix in potatoes and cook for an additional 10 minutes on low to medium heat.  Warm tortillas over an open flame and fill with potato mixture, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream.

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My 6th WIAW

Posted by Jennifer (the student)

Hi everyone! Happy What I Ate Wednesday! Hope everyone is having a good week. I am certainly enjoying my summer break. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW!

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (6:45 am)

My usual coffee with hazelnut milk and stevia.

A blueberry and banana smoothie, it has been so warm here that a smoothie tastes extra good.

AM Snack (9:30 am)

Roasted asparagus – I can’t seem to get enough of them.

Lunch (11:30 am)

Curried chickpea sandwich and an iced latte at a new restaurant in Fullerton called Green Bliss. The curried chickpea sandwich was so good I want to try to recreate the recipe at home.

 

PM Snack (2:30 pm)

Strawberries and kiwis – these strawberries were so sweet.

Dinner (5:30 pm)

A salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, purple onion, feta cheese and a simple vinaigrette.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

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The 5 Most Abundant Vitamins in Limes

Posted by Jennifer (the student)

 

Limes and warm weather go together. Not only are they refreshing, they offer many health benefits

  •  Vitamin C – Improves immunity and helps to prevent against heart disease.
  • Vitamin A – Benefits eye health.
  • Vitamin B – Aids digestion, improves memory and eases stress.
  • Vitamin E – An antioxidant that helps prevent cancer and heart disease.
  • Vitamin K – Aids in blood clotting and improves bone health.

Limes add a delicious accent to foods and beverages. Try adding some to your diet, your health will benefit.

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Exercise Log – May 20th

Posted by Jennifer (the student)

 

5/20/12            Walk/Hike 6 miles √

5/21/12            Yoga 1 hour class, Walk/Jog 1 ½ miles, Weight Train Arms 15 min 

5/22/12            Piyo 1 hour class 

5/23/12            Yoga 1 hour class, Walk/Jog 1 ½ miles, Weight Train Arms 15 min 

5/24/12            Yoga 1 hour class X

5/25/12            Walk/Jog 1 ½ miles, Weight Train Arms 15 min

5/26/12             Off

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What are hemp seeds?

Posted by Jennifer (The RD)

The Cannabis Sativa plant is where hemp seeds come from.  Because it is illegal to grow this plant in the US, most of its production is in Canada.  I noticed that the package I bought was all in French. They are a great source of omega -3 fatty acids, amino acids, and fiber. The seeds can be used as a garnish on soups and salads, baked into your favorite muffins, or sprinkled into your yogurts or puddings.  Try some out! 🙂

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