Chicken & Avocado Lettuce Wrap Recipe

Would you like a little help with what you are going to eat for lunch today or tomorrow? Well, I found a recipe just for you. : ) So here you go… FYI: This recipe may have to be adjusted according to how many people you are cooking for. Chicken & Avocado Lettuce Wrap Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup cook and shred Chicken, Boneless Breasts ½ cups peel, pit, and mash Avocado 1 tablespoon juice Lemon 1 tablespoon juice Lime 2 tablespoons Yogurt, Plain 2 tablespoons chop Cilantro, Fresh ⅛ teaspoons Salt ⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper Directions: Place chicken breast in food processor and pulse a few times until finely chopped. Set aside. In a bowl, mash avocado, lemon juice, lime juice, and yogurt and stir until creamy. Stir in chopped chicken, cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste. Spoon into lettuce wraps, top with tomatoes, and serve. …Now you have NO excuses. Get busy working on that lunch plan ASAP. Committed to YOUR fat loss success, Ryan...

Lauric Acid Benefits: Why Medium Chain Fatty Acids Are the Real Deal

Today I have more great info regarding the consumption of fats in your diet. For years and years fats have been getting a “bad rap” and unhealthy, but more and more research has PROVEN that’s NOT the case. In fact, studies have shown the exact OPPOSITE, fats are ESSENTIAL and we need to eat them. Again, if you don’t take my word on it, here’s the “skinny” on fats from someone much smarter than me : ) … Lauric Acid Benefits: Why Medium Chain Fatty Acids Are the Real Deal by Laura Williams, ACSM EP-C Lauric acid is pretty much the driving force behind the massive “re-branding” of coconut oil as a health food after being vilianized for decades as a scary, saturated fat-laden food guaranteed to send you into cardiac arrest. But ever since the U.S. Government admitted it might have been wrong about the purported negative health effects of fats in our diets – particularly saturated fats derived from plant sources – coconut products have made a comeback, and in no small part due to the lauric acid benefits they impart. What Is Lauric Acid? Lauric acid is a medium-chain fatty acid, or medium-chain triglyceride (MCT), found in foods that contain saturated fat. There are a number of foods feature MCTs, including palm kernel oil and butter from grass-fed animals, but coconuts offer the highest levels of lauric acid hands down. The MCT content of coconuts is roughly 44-53 percent of their total fatty acid content. The reason this is important is because lauric acid is the precursor to a compound that does the body good –...

Grapefruit Smoothie Recipe

Need an idea as to what you are going to eat for breakfast today or tomorrow? No problem, here’s a simple & healthy recipe just for you. : ) FYI: This recipe may have to be adjusted according to how many people you are cooking for. Grapefruit Smoothie Recipe Ingredients: 3 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned 1 cup cold water 3 ounces fresh spinach 6 ice cubes 1 (1/2 inch) piece peeled fresh ginger 1 teaspoon flax seeds Directions: Blend grapefruit, water, spinach, ice cubes, ginger, and flax seeds in a blender or bullet blender until smooth. …Enjoy! Any questions just hit me up with a comment below....

7 Fruit & Veggie SCRAPS That Are Actually GOOD For You

Check out this article from nutrition expert Cat Ebeling. It’s pretty interesting stuff… 7 Fruit & Veggie SCRAPS That Are Actually GOOD For You By: Cat Ebeling, Co-author of the best-sellers: The Fat Burning Kitchen, The Top 101 Foods that Fight Aging & The Diabetes Fix Food waste is on most everyone’s minds these days, and if you are buying expensive, but healthy organic veggies, you definitely need to make the most out of our purchases. Did you know that some of the healthiest parts of fruits and veggies are ending up in your trash can? We cut, skin, and slice away some of the most nutritious parts of these foods. Let’s take a look at the top most nutritious food ‘scraps’ that normally get tossed into the trash. Eating all the edible parts of fruits and veggies may end up helping you save tons of money on your food budget, AND packing in more nutrition per bite! Note: It is highly advisable if you are eating veggie skins, tops and other scraps to be sure to buy organic, and local if possible. And of course, always be sure to wash well. Some of the most concentrated forms of pesticides can reside in skins, tops, and rinds of conventional veggies. Some skins, even if organic, may contain oils, waxes or other finishes to protect the fruit or vegetable, so be sure to wash well. 1. Carrot Greens/Tops If you buy your carrots fresh, by the bunch, instead of in a bag, you know they have long, lush, green and bushy tops. And fresh-picked carrots have especially beautiful green tops....

Stretch or Not to Stretch?

Quick question for you… Do you really need to stretch to warm-up? The answer is yes and no. First thing first, you need to forget everything your high school gym teacher or your weekend warrior workout buddy has told you about stretching. Second there are a couple of definitions I would like to clear up. There are 2 types of stretching: 1.) Static Stretching – Static stretching is used to stretch muscles while the body is at rest. It is composed of various techniques that gradually lengthen a muscle to an elongated position (to the point of discomfort) and hold that position for 30 seconds to two minutes. Bending over and touching your toes for an allotted amount of time is an example. This forces the target muscle to relax, temporarily making it weaker. Static stretching also reduces blood flow to your muscles and decreases the activity of the central nervous system – decreases the ability of your brain to talk to your muscles. If they can’t “communicate”, this will limit your ability to generate force..i.e..move, run, jump, push or pull. 2.) Dynamic/Active Stretching – Is the exact opposite of a static stretch. You move a muscle group in and out of a stretched position (think a forward lunge) with just your body weight. So, Stretch or Not to Stretch? Stretch actively, dynamically before you train…When it comes to preparing for a workout scrap the bending over and touching your toes and holding for prolonged periods at a time or any static stretching at all. Start preparing for the nature of the training session to come by moving in...

Spicy Beef Jerky Recipe

Would you like a little help with what you are going to snack on today or tomorrow? Well, I found a recipe just for you. : ) So here you go… FYI: This recipe may have to be adjusted according to how many people you are cooking for. Spicy Beef Jerky Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 lb lean top round or sirloin beef roast, fat trimmed and partially frozen 2 tbsp water 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp chili powder 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce Directions: With a good knife, cut the roast into thin slices, about 1/8 inch thick. Combine the water, garlic, cayenne pepper, sea salt, black pepper, chili powder and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Add the beef slices to the mixture, cover and refrigerate overnight for the flavors to penetrate the meat. Place the beef slices, without their marinating liquid, side by side on baking sheets and roast in a 175 F oven for about 3 hours. Turn the meat over and roast for another hour or two, until the meat is dry but still bends without breaking. Enjoy and place the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. …Now you have NO excuses. Get busy working on that snack plan ASAP. Committed to YOUR fat loss success, Ryan...