A healthy diet consists of balance, variety, and moderation!
- Balance: eating from all the food groups; meaning that you are eating whole grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy (or dairy substitutes), fats, and proteins everyday.
- Variety: eating the different types of foods within each food group, don’t only eat tomatoes as your vegetable source everyday for the rest of your life.
- Moderation: don’t consume excessive amounts of one food or food group.
Vegan tip #1!
So I was making my batch of almond milk this morning, and I thought to myself ‘this is a great way for people to get their calcium without drinking milk from cows’.
How to make almond milk:
- Pour one cup of almonds into a measuring bowl.
- Pour one cup of water into the same measuring bowl to soak overnight, approximately eight hours.
- After eight hours, pour that into a blender.
- Pour three more cups of water into that blender.
- Get a jar, put a cheesecloth over it, pour the almond milk into the jar.
- Drink the delicious homemade almond milk!
For the extra almond crumbs, I like to put that into my cereal.
* Calcium is a mineral. Minerals cannot be destroyed, but they can be leashed into the water, so make sure you don’t throw out that water that you soaked your almonds in. Some of your calcium is in there!
November is here! (Yes, I’m aware that I’m two days late, but better now than never!) Here are my goals for this month:
- Do cardio at least three times a week and strength training at least once.
- If I eat more, I have to exercise more!
- Climb the stairs and walk around when I’m at school, at least twice a week.
- Spend 30 minutes less on the computer four days a week, and use that time to walk around or something.
- Sleep earlier! Around 10:30 PM at the latest.
- Don’t go two days in a row without exercising.
- Go to a yoga or pilates class.
- Stairmaster for 30 minutes, 4 times.
Avocados provide monounsaturated fats, fiber, potassium, folate, lutein, and Vitaminds C, E, and K. Serving size: one-fifth of an avocado.
Do the superman!
How: Lie facedown. Lift your arms and legs up to form a “u” shape with your body.
Every time you see this, do 100 jumping jacks! Go go go! :3
This blog is to help me understand and remember the different health benefits that foods provide, and other things about nutrition. I’m planning to draw make food and exercise charts, along with doodles and whatnot. Enjoy! :3
Disclaimer: I am not a certified Registered Dietician or nutritionist. Please consult your health care provider about any health problems you are concerned about.