6 tips to get ready for the beach season

wpid-img_20150419_110946.jpgHello my dear readers!

Finally summer is just around the corner and I think everybody wants to be in the best shape for the beach season. This time of the year everybody is looking for speed diets, magic pills, reading articles about how to get a six pack in 4 weeks. You may find lots of trendy diets online, but you really have to be consistent to obtain what you want.

I made a top 6 most important things you should follow to obtain the body you want for summer. So if you want to lose those extra kilos, just follow these steps

  1. Water

Drink at least 3 liters of water per day. Lots of times I hear from my clients that they are so busy they forget to drink water. Lack of water can lead us to headache, but it can also give us a feeling of hunger, although we are not hungry. We need water to control our hunger, helps our metabolism work well, helps digestion and gives us energy.

  1. Proteins in your diet

Proteins are not just in protein bars and protein powder.  Meats, fruits and vegetables also contain good quality protein, vitamins and minerals. We need all these to obtain that toned and healthy look. Our meat consumption should be around 100-110 grams of meat per meal. You should choose chicken breast, turkey breast and fish.

  1. Vegetables

We should eat at least 100- 150 grams/meal. Although you should pay attention to some vegetables like chickpeas, beans, potatoes, lentils and corn. They are higher in carbohydrate, so you should eat them after your workout or leave them out while you diet. Eat instead a lots of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, zucchini, asparagus, spinach, cauliflower, pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, and eggplants. From all these vegetables you can make a wonderful dish.

  1. Carbohydrates

Don’t make the mistake of eliminating carbohydrates totally from your diet. Don’t be afraid of carbs, they speed up our metabolism, gives us energy and make us feel full. The point is to choose them right. Eat 30 grams/meal, 120 grams/day. Choose oats, brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, millet and sweet potatoes.

  1. Healthy fats

These fats are a good source of fat that out body needs and also help us with weight loss. They help our brain function well and also have anti-inflammatory effect too. The best sources of good fats: olive oil, fish oil, nuts and nut butters, avocados and fish. We should eat around 15 grams of fats/meal.

  1. Fruits

Lots of people are surprised when I tell them about the sugar from the fruits. Unfortunately some of the fruits contain a very high amount of sugar. We should definitely not avoid fruits, but be careful with them.  You should eat them especially in the morning. You can eat some berries with your oatmeal, and an apple, grapefruit, kiwi or pineapple as a snack or after your workout.

+ 1 more tip

Everybody knows that a beautiful beach body can’t be obtained without exercising. If you really don’t have time to go to the gym, than try to do some workout at home.

Have a great day!

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Healthy chocolate pancake featuring Choc Shot

wpid-img_20150415_232132_wm.jpgMorning everybody!

Can you imagine a morning more perfect than a pancake like this waiting for you in the kitchen? Yeah you probably can…:)) but anyway. Today I tried out this new chocolate syrup from Sweet Freedom sent to me by Organicbaby. Thank you so much 🙂

You could never imagine that something looking so delicious could be also healthy, right? I’m telling you it is possible.

Let me tell you more about this sweet and heavenly tasting syrup.

1. It’s 100% naturalwpid-choc-shot-bottle-print-1.jpg

2. It has only 14 calories per teaspoon

3. It doesn’t raise your blood sugar levels

4. It’s suitable also for people with diabetes

5. Doesn’t contain any artificial colorant, – flavors or  preservatives

6. It is made of apples, grapes and carob

7. It can be used in many ways, like sweetening your coffee, a dip for your fruits, you can put it on you oatmeal, pancakes, ice cream, shakes, on your bread or to make a very fast hot chocolate…you name it 🙂

Now the recipe for the pancakes:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 tb spoon of cinnamon
  • some strawberries or any other fruit

Mix the ingredients in a blender. Cook the pancakes in a non sticky pan. When the pancakes are ready, you start to top it with syrup and some slices of strawberries, than another pancake and so on. Decorate them with any fruit you want, and there you have it. A special breakfast in just 10 minutes.

Buon appetito! :*