Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

How to Cook Healthy During the Pandemic

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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This entry into our quarantine series focuses on everything we might be lacking in the kitchen while we’re locked down. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led all of us into isolation. The visits to grocery stores and in turn resources for cooking have been minimized. This is the real testing time for your cooking skills; cooking healthy and nutritious meals with what is available can be quite a challenge.

If you feel like you need to seek online couples therapy following exposure to your partner’s cooking, this blog post might end up saving your relationship!

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Easy Meal Plans for Busy Moms

Saturday, March 21st, 2020
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Today’s piece is presented by our Swole Mom contributor Jen. In these brutal coronavirus times, it’s more important than ever to stick to a meal plan and keep your diet on track. Swole author Jen has come to us today to present a daily meal plan that can easily be followed while working from home, homeschooling, carting toddlers around, or even while following a regular workplace commuter schedule.

Hopefully, these tips can help all the Moms rearrange their meal planning.

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Introducing The World’s Best Keto Friendly Bar

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

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Are you the type of athlete who just can’t keep away from carbs? Is your sweet tooth always aching for a sugary treat? Well, I feel you, brothers and sisters! There’s nothing like a pink glazed doughnut or a chewy, chocolate chip cookie dipped in creamy chocolate fondue as an after-work treat during a very busy week. 

Oops, sorry! Did I just make your mouth water?

Okay. So that was really cruel of me. I’m a follower of this diet myself so you can just imagine what torture it is for me to be typing that intro. I haven’t held a cookie (the kind grandma makes) in my hand since forever. After all, I purposely try to remove myself from these sinful pleasures. I admit I cheat every once in a while but I get a bite, at most. I’m telling you; not being able to eat your favorite things is one of the worst feelings ever. Read more about this dreadful feeling here: https://greatist.com/live/why-you-shouldnt-deprive-yourself#1.

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How Meal Prepping Can Help with Bodybuilding

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
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Whether you are a professional bodybuilder or simply a novice bodybuilding enthusiast with an interest in the sport, it is vital that you are feeding your body enough to make sure that you are correctly adding muscle mass. Here are some tips for how to make sure you are nutritionally benefitting from everything that you eat, and getting the correct sustenance before, during, and after your workouts.

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Tips To Making Your First Smoked Barbecue

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Barbeque parties are hit during summer, and even during spring when the sun is out. There are instances wherein smoked barbeque are served in these parties. But not everyone has the patience to sit through the entire process of smoking meat, even if the traditional form of barbeque is done by smoking. This is because the entire smoking process can take even up to twelve hours, wherein the meat is slowly cooked over low temperature, but if done correctly, the outcome is definitely worth “eat”.

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The technique of serving perfectly smoked meat can be mastered through three “P”s: practice, perseverance, and patience. So if you want to try smoking meat, follow these tips:

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How To Drink Wines While Maintaining a Healthy Diet

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Maintaining a healthy and perfect diet is part of every athlete’s game. You’ll see that there are lots of people spending too much time in the gym, getting the right amount of meals on the plate, and some may even go vegan only to make sure they get a perfect fit and fab body shape. It’s the usual thing that all people may put a lot of attention compared to other stuff. 

While maintaining a healthy diet seems easy for some people, others get into trouble. Especially that you may see your friends eat a lot, you undergo a stressful day, and sometimes you get overloaded with your job, and the only way to relieve the anxiety you are feeling is through eating. Aside from that, you may either choose to drink your favorite glass of wine to get through a rough day ultimately.

According to some medical experts, most people wanted to maintain a healthy lifestyle through dieting; however, many factors would tempt them to deprive themselves achieving this, and that is by drinking alcoholic beverages such as wines. Hence, if you are one of those people who want to perpetuate a healthy living but can’t live without drinking a glass of wine daily, here are some helpful tips you may apply on how to drink your best wine labels while keeping an excellent diet and staying fit. 

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Making Your Own Healthy Drink

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
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With so many options right now for beverages and drinks, we no longer know what is healthy and what can damage our body. Sodas and utterly huge servings of frappuccino or caramel macchiato can definitely bring us some unhealthy results, however, they were made to be delicious thus people still buy them.

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Supercharge Your Keto Diet With This One Special Food

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

For thousands of North Americans, the keto diet has proved to be one of the fastest and most effective ways to lose weight and develop a healthier lifestyle. 

By focussing on dramatically reducing carbs, the keto diet puts the body into a state called ketosis, in which its primary source of fuel becomes fat rather than carbohydrates and sugars. This, in turn, leads to rapid but healthy weight loss, and many keto eaters also claim to have more energy and a greater ability to focus. 

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Eating keto is all about finding good, healthy sources of fat, however, and for people just starting this diet for the first time, this can be a bit of a challenge. The North American diet tends to be very carb heavy, and while increasing fat intake may sound easy, in practice it takes a lot of careful calculation. 

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10 Most Popular Add-ins for Protein Smoothies

Monday, May 13th, 2019
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When you want to supercharge your body before your morning workout or after it, there’s nothing better than a glass of homemade protein-rich smoothie. Though there are protein powders that you can buy and mix with water or milk, some are highly processed and may not give you all the basic amino acids that you need to power up your body. Additionally, they may be packed with heavy metals and unhealthy chemicals.

So, what do you do to ensure that you take healthy smoothie? It’s simple – prepare your own smoothie from scratch. In this case, you’ll need some protein-rich ingredients to add to your smoothie.

Here is a top 10 list of the most popular add-ins to consider:

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Is Fruit Juice A Good Pre-Workout Drink?

Monday, May 6th, 2019
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Quite a good number of people believe that one should refrain from taking food a few hours before a workout. However, the body requires fuel to provide adequate energy, whether one is going for weightlifting or cardio. It is, however, imperative to choose foods that are easily digested by the body. For example, foods like whole grain bread, oatmeal, brown rice, and pasta are good sources of energy, they take at least two hours to be fully digested.

Ideally, individuals should equip their kitchen with a juicer that is reliable for making instant energy boosting juices. Such blends should include strawberries, apples, pineapple, and avocado among other energy giving fruits. These drinks will not only help the user to maintain endurance and stamina but also reduce the risk of contracting diseases such as cancer. Furthermore, fruits are readily available, easy to transform into juices and take only a few minutes to digest. Here are more compelling reasons for taking fruit juice before a workout.

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