Yesterday's post talked about what organic really means and a few reasons why shopping and eating organic is important. As mentioned in that post (go check it out if you haven't seen it yet!), organic products are produced without the use of genetically modified organisms (aka GMOs). Pictured above are some non-GMO products I currently have at our house (peep the non-GMO project labels). All organic products are also inherently non-GMO!!
-But what in the world is a GMO??
A GMO is defined as a living organism whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a lab through genetic engineering.
-Are GMOs safe??
Some say yes, some say no. There currently is an absence of credible independent long-term feeding studies, so the safety of GMOs at this time is unknown. What is known is that most GMOs have been engineered to be able to withstand the direct application of herbicides and/or to produce an insecticide. Here lies a pretty big problem. If these crops are becoming "untouchable" to the current weeds and bugs, the weeds and bugs will adapt and become superweeds and superbugs that require even more toxic poisons to kill them! This has pretty severe implications.
-Are GMOs labeled??
There are 64 countries that do require companies to label whether their products contain GMOs, the USA is currently not one of them. However, the Dark Act was signed about a month ago on December 21, 2018. This Act will require 'some' products containing GMOs to be labeled by 2022. So while it is a good step in the right direction, I think there should be more transparency about our products and sooner! For now, you can look for the Non-GMO Project Verified label on your products to see whether or not they contain GMOs.
What are your thoughts on GMOs? I'd love to hear from you and am completly open to discussing differing views on the subject! Comment below or shoot me a DM 😊
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Which side leaves you feeling full for longer and more SATISFIED?💁♀️
I don’t know about you, but the shake on the left leaves me feeling like i have just not eaten anything at all! 😕Having such a shake for lunch or dinner would not keep me full, and chances are i will probably be reaching for more food soon after drinking this shake!🙃
This is my problem with ‘meal replacement shakes’. They base themselves on the premise that these shakes will put you in a calorie deficit, and in turn aids in weight-loss🙄
HOWEVER, a calorie deficit can be reached by eating ACTUAL food! Studies have shown that actual food leaves you feeling a lot more satiated for longer, as opposed to liquid calories!💃
Meal replacement shakes also are not a long term sustainable thing, most people give it a try for a month or so, then (naturally) crave real food instead and revert back to it. This aside, i also find them hugely expensive and totally unnecessary. 🤗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👈On the left we have a ‘weight-loss meal replacement shake’ mixed with 250ml milk.
👉On the right we have :
An omelette ‘pizza’ made with 2 whole egg and 2 egg whites
Topped with 25g crushed tomatoes, and 20g fat free mozzarella
An entire veggie and dip platter with 1 cup mini cucumbers, 4 baby carrots, 1/2 cup mini peppers and a home-made yoghurt dip that i make with 25g yoghurt mixed with salt, pepper, garlic and spices.
1 cup of air popped popcorn. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Im definitely one for VOLUME, and will always opt for ACTUAL food!🤸♂️
If you need a breakfast on the go, afternoon pick me up or a guilt free treat then look no further!
I go bananas 🍌 for this when my sugar cravings are high *yes that was my worst dad joke* and it never disappoints.
I start by picking my base - normally whatever is in the house - some days it’s rice cakes or seeded rivitas and other days it’s 19 calorie crispbreads but it’s really #notthatdeep.
Last night it was guilt free crispbreads - got to watch the waistline sometimes you know👌🏻
On top I spread over some crunchy peanut butter and add some sliced banana before precariously placing each disc until it’s worthy for the gram 🤦🏻♀️
Once happy with my set up and drooling over my snack I sprinkle over some dark chocolate coco powder and I’m ready to eat. So all in all I’m one happy bunny ✅
Try it out and let me know your thoughts 💭 .
A lot of people that we have come across that want to either lose or gain weight unsuccessfully (taking losing weight as an example for the rest of this post) have had one thing in common. They have all said they don’t eat much but they are unable to lose weight. This has been such a recurring theme not just from you guys on Instagram but also from family and friends. And this is exactly the reason why everyone should track what they eat at least for a week.
The tracking that I’m talking about doesn’t have to involve learning to use apps like MyFitnessPal (although you could), but rather requires two simple things,
1. A pen and piece of paper (or an app like MyFitnessPal)
2. And most importantly, total honesty
Here’s what you need to do. For the next week, each day write down everything you eat or drink (other than water). Doesn’t matter if it’s a few peanuts here or a just a handful of crisps there. Write everything down. Everything. Including the food you eat while trying to feed your child (you know you do it). Including how much sugar and milk you added to you tea. This will give you a good idea what and how much you’re eating and drinking on a daily basis.
Where do you go from here? That’s for another post. In the meanwhile, why don’t you try this and let us know how it goes.
Tuesday Tip :
Fat burns Fat !! Fat is not something to avoid.
It’s essential for normal growth and development. Dietary fat also provides energy, protects our organs, maintains cell membranes, and helps the body absorb and process nutrients. Even better, it helps the body burn fat.
Which Fats to eat : - monounsaturated (MUFA), found in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, olives, and avocadoes. - polyunsaturated ( PUFA), found in vegetable oils, fish, and seafood.
- ghee is a combination of fats, that is linked to overall better gastrointestinal health as well as helping the body use it for fuel more efficiently.
Which Fats to avoid : - saturated fat is found in butter, lard, solid shortening, cheese etc. - transfats are the most unhealthy type of fats found mostly in processed foods/ fried foods.
But consume even healthy fats in moderation to stay healthy & maintain the weight. .
Disclaimer: Check for your own food allergies/ health conditions, as these are what work for me and solely my views. .
He said “We’ve been taught to commit a delicious suicide every time we eat” a slap 👋 of truth for the GUT and the SOUL! There should be a reward of LIFE in eating not death 💀. #Repost@yada_awakening with @repostsaveapp · · · We get new blood every 90 days., We get new organs every 7 to 10 years, we get new skin every 2 to 3 weeks, and we get a new skeleton every 10 years. Why are we so sick and aging so rapidly? We are being systematically poisoned for profits. They have taught us how to commit a delicious suicide every time we eat. #yadaawakening#eattolive#whatsonyourplate#foodtruth#food#health#bodymindspirit#2019goals
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Need some ON THE GO WEIGHT-LOSS friendly snacks?💁♀️
You know those days when you are going to be on- the- go and need a quick, easy to eat snack ready?😫
I have those days all the time! Here are 6 of my QUICK to prepare snacks, that you can make the night before and place in a glass container or jar and enjoy at work!🤸♂️
1)🍍Fruit sticks and dipping yoghurt: I chop roughly 1/2 a mango and 50g pineapple into stick shapes. I then put in 100g low fat organic yoghurt, and mix it with cinnamon, a little stevia and vanilla ( as the dipping yoghurt) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2)🍅Caprese: one of my favorite snacks, I put roughly 18+ cherry tomatoes, and then chop 28g mozzarella cheese into small cubes! I top it off with some fresh basil, balsamic, salt & pepper⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3)🍇Grapes & cheese: one of my favorite combinations, I put roughly 18 grapes ( around 2 small bunches) and slice 28g mozzarella cubes! Also super delicious with feta cheese
4)🍿Rosemary popcorn: I airpop one cup of popcorn kernels in the microwave, and top it with rosemary, onion powder, parmesan(optional) and sea salt! I like to change the flavors up daily so I don’t get bored! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5)🍫Choc-blueberries: my newest latest obsession for snacking on! Recipe and directions was posted in yesterday’s IG post
6)🥒Veggies & Dip: I like to chop two cups of my fav veggies ( here I have peppers & cucs, but I also love baby corn, sugar snaps, carrots etc) I then place 69g cottage cheese inside as the dip! Super tasty if you add buffalo sauce to the cottage cheese, or some freshly chopped chives!
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Chocolate cravings anyone ? 🍫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have never been one of those people to have a few pieces of chocolate and feel satisfied. If you’re one for VOLUME EATING and want a FULL BOWL of CHOCOLATE, then this is for you! 🙆♀️
⭐️I make chocolate covered blueberries by melting 18 grams milk chocolate( in the microwave) and add 1 (optional) tablespoon of warm milk ( must be warm to it to stop it from clumping).
💁♀️I then take a toothpick and dip the blueberries into the chocolate mixture lightly coating them and place them on baking paper. After completing the process, I place the blueberries in either the freezer ( if I want frozen blueberries) or fridge so that the chocolate can harden! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Absolutely delicious, and a total CALORIE FRIENDLY treat! 😋
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