Originally posted on Fitness With Maria:
The Internet has given people across the world convenient access to information and knowledge — unfortunately, a lot of that information is misleading, especially regarding health and food topics. False nutritional, fitness and health information is believed by the masses in part because of billion dollar advertising campaigns and deceitful food labeling. Calculated marketing ploys combined with the viral effects of social media have convinced millions of people to practice food and health habits that are more harmful than beneficial. It amazes me when I hear my fitness clients talk about inaccurate health information and theories that they are practicing. So many people are leading what they think is a healthy lifestyle, when in actuality, it’s not. Although it’s only a tiny percentage, my lifestyle & health consultation services have allowed me to promote and correct health and fitness information among many South Floridians.
Did you know that food manufacturers hire million dollar advertising and marketing agencies to promote their food products with sensationalized propaganda that is sometimes convincing, but usually not valid and only offers a skewed version of the truth?! Sensationalized and twisted information is perpetuated across various mediums including television, online, radio and print outlets to promote misleading information which ultimately lead to food corporations increasing their bottom line while deteriorating your overall health.
I am commonly asked, “What do you eat,” and to be honest, my diet isn’t a diet at all. In fact, I basically eat whatever I want. I have never been a believer in eliminating a particular food from my diet nor would I ever promote such a tactic. Normally I practice a healthy lifestyle diet because honestly, that’s what I genuinely enjoy eating. Foods such as salads, brussel sprouts, wheat bread, eggs and almond milk are some of my favorite foods! To me, it’s simple – calories in versus calories out are the way you should look at your diet. For example, if you only burn 1,200 calories in a day between your daily activities and working out, don’t eat more than that! Better yet, eat less than that and successfully reach your weight loss goals! This is a simple yet brilliant strategy for maintaining a healthy weight. The key to a healthy diet is consistency and moderation! Let’s face it; too much of one thing is never good for you. Check out the six tips below and learn the real truth about common food myths.
Originally posted on Life Intent:
It often puzzles me that food isn’t more often free… In fact, when we think about it, it kind of is, as most months of the year, there is something that can be foraged from nature to fill our tummies.
With a little work looking around our neighbourhoods for wild food and working together with the people living in our community growing fresh fruits and vegetables, we really could have that ‘free lunch‘ that economists say doesn’t exist.
Originally posted on travels with toby:
I have made paella many times using this same recipe for about 30 years. It came from a now closed restaurant in Los Angeles called La Masía. And this time I decided to document so that I could share the process. Rather than write out the recipe because, after all, you can find the basic recipe online and there are many variations, I’ll just show the basic steps. The thing I love about paella is that you can pick and choose what you want in it. For example, the recipe I use calls for lobster tails and crab legs. I’ve never put lobster tails nor crab legs in my paella but I certainly could add one or both if I so desire. It’s truly up to the cook.
First, assemble your ingredients which means cutting up the meat and chopping up the veggies and garlic:
Heat olive oil in your paella pan. Next, fry the meat. My recipe tells you to fry the meats one at a time then remove them. But a video that I just watched (linked below) shows the meats being cooked all together and the meat does not leave the pan until the dish is served. Again, just variations on a theme:
Originally posted on howanxious:
We all feel bad sometimes. Sadness invades the whole thought-process and we could do nothing but being melancholic about our whole situation. There is another bad, when you are in depression, you lose yourself in the world that pulsates within the contours of your mind. These are the times when you tend to hurt yourself. Sometimes you make a decision you might regret later on. Just remember you are not alone and try to distract yourself away from your own self. That is a way of dealing with it. There are medications, which might turn your mind off and make you go to sleep but distractions are a much better alternative according to me.
Here I am going to discuss seven such distractions:-
1. Talk to Someone: You tend to part yourself from the world when something like that happens. You want no living soul in your vicinity but still talk to some one. Look for a friend, a family member, who would understand you and let everything be released- all the sadness, hurts, confusion, everything.