ATHLETIC DIET PLAN GUIDE

Every athlete strives for an edge over the competition. Daily training and recovery require a comprehensive eating plan that matches these physical demands. The keys to peak nutrition performance aimed to complement your training and competition are reviewed below.

Food Energy

 The energy needs of athletes exceed those of the average person. It’s not uncommon for male and female athletes, especially those still growing, to have caloric needs exceeding 2,400-3,000 kcal and 2,200-2,700 kcal per day, respectively. The amount of energy found within a given food is dependent on the macronutrient (carbohydrate, protein and fat) content of the item. 

Macro-nutrientEnergy Content
Carbohydrates4 kcal/gram
Protein4 kcal/gram
Alcohol*7 kcal/gram
Fat9 kcal/gram

*Although alcohol is not considered a macronutrient, it’s important for athletes to realize that it is higher in calories and can contribute to undesirable weight gain.

  • Carbohydrates serve as the primary source of energy during activities of higher intensity. Healthy carbohydrate food sources include fruits, vegetables, whole-grain cereals, breads and pastas.
  • Dietary fat also plays a key role in helping individuals meet their energy needs as well as supporting healthy hormone levels. Healthy sources of fat include nuts, nut butters, avocados, olive and coconut oils. Limit use of vegetable oils such as corn, cottonseed or soybean oil.
  • Dietary protein plays a key role in muscle repair and growth. Preferred sources of protein include lean meats, eggs, dairy (yogurt, milk, cottage cheese) and legumes. 

Planning a Nutritious Meal

Without adequate calories from the healthiest food sources, you will struggle to achieve your performance goals. Plan a nutritious meal by choosing at least one food from each category.

CarbohydratesProteinHealthy Fat
FruitWhole eggs ( white and yolk)Avocado
OatmealGreek yogurtPeanut butter
Starchy vegetables (sweet/white potatoes, squash)MilkNuts and seeds
Non-starchy vegetables (broccoli, leafy greens)String cheeseOlive or canola oil (the latter, if baking)
Whole-grain bread or crackersLean red meatsCoconut oil
High-fiber, non-sugary cerealsPoultryFlax seed (add to baking or cooking)
QuinoaFish 
Brown or wild riceHummus 

Hydration

Adequate hydration is a key element in sports performance. Most athletes benefit from developing a personal hydration plan. A general rule for training is to consume a minimum:

  • Two cups of fluid prior to training
  • Four to six ounces of fluid every 15 minutes of exercise

Your post event/training hydration needs are impacted by your overall pre- to post-fluid losses. To properly assess, weigh yourself immediately prior to and after a workout. For every pound of weight lost, replace with 16 ounces of fluid. Best hydration choices include water, low-fat milk or 100 percent juice. Sports beverages are best reserved for competition, where quick hydration and electrolyte replacement are necessary.

Game Day Nutrition

There are a few golden rules when it comes to eating on game day:

  • Remember, proper nutrition for the “big tournament/race/meet” does not happen on the day of the event alone. It happens the days, weeks, and months leading up to the competition
  • Never experiment with a new dietary/supplement protocol on game day. First, try it out prior to a practice/training session to make sure you tolerate it well.
  • As you get closer to the game/competition, make your meals smaller. Additionally, you may want to limit dairy, fat and fibrous carbohydrate sources during the last one to one and one-half hours pre-event/practice, as these may cause GI issues.

Hydration

Adequate hydration is a key element in sports performance. Most athletes benefit from developing a personal hydration plan. A general rule for training is to consume a minimum:

  • Two cups of fluid prior to training
  • Four to six ounces of fluid every 15 minutes of exercise

Your post event/training hydration needs are impacted by your overall pre- to post-fluid losses. To properly assess, weigh yourself immediately prior to and after a workout. For every pound of weight lost, replace with 16 ounces of fluid. Best hydration choices include water, low-fat milk or 100 percent juice. Sports beverages are best reserved for competition, where quick hydration and electrolyte replacement are necessary.

Game Day Nutrition

There are a few golden rules when it comes to eating on game day:

  • Remember, proper nutrition for the “big tournament/race/meet” does not happen on the day of the event alone. It happens the days, weeks, and months leading up to the competition
  • Never experiment with a new dietary/supplement protocol on game day. First, try it out prior to a practice/training session to make sure you tolerate it well.
  • As you get closer to the game/competition, make your meals smaller. Additionally, you may want to limit dairy, fat and fibrous carbohydrate sources during the last one to one and one-half hours pre-event/practice, as these may cause GI issues.

Still I am not a nutritionist.So I request all my dear readers to check the allergy content if any from doctor. This plan is not for pregnant women. Also do let me know below if this post helped you all or not. Hope it helped the readers.

With lots of love, fitninch team.Have a good day !

CHRISTMAS EVENING SNACK RECIPES

Try these for 2020 christmas eve…

1. Reindeer Snack Mix

Rudolph and his pals will be dashing, dancing and prancing to gobble up this savory snack mix. Humans also will enjoy the buttery, perfectly seasoned and wonderfully crunchy combination.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Bugles
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • 2 cups cheese-flavored snack crackers
  • 1 cup bite-sized Shredded Wheat
  • 1 cup Corn Chex
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 250°. Place first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. In a microwave, melt butter; stir in remaining ingredients. Drizzle over snack mixture; toss to combine. Transfer to an ungreased 15x10x1-in. pan.
  • Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 239 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

2. Bacon Cheese Wretch

My grandmother makes this smoky bacon and Parmesan spread for parties and holiday get-togethers. For a pretty yuletide presentation, decorate the cream cheese wreath with green parsley and red pimientos.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions, optional
  • 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • Optional: Italian parsley sprigs and diced pimientos
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and, if desired, onions. Stir in bacon. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Invert a small bowl in the center of a serving platter. Drop cream cheese mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls around edge of bowl. Remove bowl. Smooth cream cheese mixture, forming a wreath. Garnish with parsley and pimientos if desired. Serve with crackers.
Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 87 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

3. Crab Crescents

This recipe is so good, no one will guess how quickly you put it together. These little bites are delicious and decadent!

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 3 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 1/2 cup fresh crabmeat

Directions

  • Unroll crescent dough; separate into 8 triangles. Cut each triangle in half lengthwise, forming 2 triangles. Spread 1/2 teaspoon pesto over each triangle; place 1 rounded teaspoon of crab along the wide end of each triangle.
  • Roll up triangles from the wide ends and place point side down 1 in. apart on an ungreased paper.
  • Bake at 375° until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 74 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

4. WHITE CHOCOLATE PARTY MIX

You won’t be able to stop eating this irresistible white chocolate party mix. The light, sweet coating is great over cereal, peanuts, pretzels and M&M’s. 

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Cheerios
  • 5 cups Corn Chex
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 pound chocolate M&M’s
  • 1 package (10 ounces) mini pretzels
  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) white baking chips
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chips and oil at 70% power for 1 minute, stirring once. Microwave on high for 5 seconds; stir until smooth.
  • Pour over cereal mixture and mix well. Spread onto three waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cool; break apart. Store in an airtight container.

5. Pomegranate Pistachio Crostini

Pomegranate seeds intrigue me, so I sliced French bread, smeared it with cream cheese, and added seeds, pistachios and chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 36 slices French bread baguette (1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate candy bar, grated

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Arrange bread slices on an ungreased paper ; brush tops with butter. Bake until lightly toasted, 4-6 minutes. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.
  • Beat cream cheese, orange juice and honey until blended; spread over toasts. Top with remaining ingredients.
Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 44 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Hope you guys loved the christmas eve special recipe. Do try the snacks and let me know here if you all loved it.

Merry Christmas!

Healthy Kale Salad With Lemon Recipe

This easy kale salad features fresh veggies and a super simple homemade lemon dressing, making it perfect as a healthy side dish or light lunch! It is definitely one of my very favorite kale salad recipes!

Here we’re making a quick and easy kale salad recipe, perfect for the weather we’ve been having lately!

It’s fresh, delicious, and totally make-ahead so feel free to prep this bad boy the night before and pack it along in lunches the next day if you’d like! Really, it’s one of the best kale salad recipes around! I mean, who doesn’t like kale salad with cranberries and almonds??

Kale actually makes the ideal prep-ahead salad and sandwich greenery because of its ability to hold up like a champ in the fridge! It stays fresh without wilting long past its leafy counterparts.

Leftover kale can be stirred into pasta, blended into pesto, and even baked into crispy kale chips if the craving strikes! The possibilities are endless. I even love a little kale on my pizza when I have it handy. Is kale good in a salad? It’s so crazy versatile!

Ingredients

  • 5 cups kale chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups broccoli chopped
  • ½ cup almonds sliced
  • ½ cup cheese optional (cheddar or feta work great here!)
  • ¼-½ cup carrots shredded
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup cranberries
Lemon Dressing
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey or sugar adjust + add to taste

Instructions

  • First make your dressing by combining ingredients above in a lidded mason jar then shake well to emulsify. Dip a kale leaf in the dressing and adjust sweetener, salt, and pepper to taste. You can make this dressing as sweet or tart as your heart desires!
  • Next massage your chopped kale with a little olive oil and a pinch of salt. Rub with your fingers until leaves begin to darken and tenderize. This makes it taste great and gives the kale a silky texture!
  • In a large bowl, combine massaged kale, broccoli, almonds, cheese, carrots, onion, sunflower seeds, cranberries. Shake your dressing once more and pour about 1/3 of the dressing over the salad. Toss to coat and add extra dressing, to taste.

Hope you all loved my recipe of kale salad with lemon. This recipe is healthy as well as one of my personally favourite. I hope you all would try at home. Do let me know in the comments section below If you thought this kale salad is as tasty as I loved it!

Also MERRY CHRISTMAS IN ADVANCE 🙂

My rainbow dress collection

Woww!!

Just dont sniff on my clothes..They are better on me.Just kiddin

Its like something I have started falls ng in love with.So 2020 with accordancw to my posts, today will be showing you all how I accord and orderly buy rainbow coloured clothes.

Actually not rainbow 🌈.Thats my all colours together.haha!

To the very first to the last we will show you how incredibly I design my wardrobe for summers mostly with a tinch of all colours touching my minds.

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hey loves, hope you all loved my wardrobe collection full of all different colourfull shades. Among all green collection is my favourite.Do let me know in the comments section below how you all loved and which collection you liked the most.

In case you are wondering from where I got these clothes from,then its from an insta handle named @fashionbyyoo.

Check out my others posts.Till then will be back with another post very soo . Stay tuned

Is Dairy good for your health?

Although people tend to accept that fruits and vegetables as more healthier foods , other food groups, such as dairy, reflects more discussion and seem to have conflicting answers.

Examples of typical servings of dairy include:

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • 1 ounce of hard cheese, such as cheddar or Monterey Jack
  • half a cup of cottage cheese or ground cheese

The USDA have advised people to consume milk every day. However, some health advocates believe that people do not need to eat dairy to be healthy. Others believe that dairy may even be bad for health if people consume too much of it.

These mixed messages can be confusing. In this article, we break down what the evidence says.

Dairy milk and Bones health

Couple buying milk and wondering if dairy is bad for you

Calcium helps build strong bones and is necessary for other functions, such as muscle contraction and nerve transmission.

Dairy also contains other important nutrients for bone health, such as phosphorus and protein.

Without enough calcium, a person may be at risk of calcium deficiency. This condition causes bones to weaken and leaves them prone to breaking.

Although dairy products may contain more calcium than many other foods, evidence suggesting that consuming dairy can prevent bone fractures seems conflicting.

However, this was not the case in all the studies included in the analysis.

It is also important to explain that many other factors can affect bone health, including exercise, smoking status, alcohol use, and changes in hormone levels during aging.

One that involved more than 61,000 women and 45,000 men found a potential link between higher milk intake and higher mortality and higher incidence of bone fractures.

However, this association does not indicate a “cause and effect” relationship. For example, the women who had hip fractures and higher milk intake may have been drinking more milk because they were at risk of hip fractures.

The study authors caution that the results do not take into consideration other lifestyle factors and health conditions.

Another of 94,980 Japanese people found the opposite association, with a lower risk of mortality tied to increased milk consumption.

Overall, the majority of research on dairy suggests that milk is beneficial for bone health and cardiovascular health.

One thing that is clear is that calcium and the other nutrients that milk provides are necessary for bone health.

Those who cannot or choose not to consume dairy should consume speak to a doctor about whether they need a calcium supplement.

Dairy and Heart Health

Saturated fats are present in full fat dairy products such as whole milk, butter, and cream, and to a lesser extent, in reduced fat dairy products such as 1% milk. Saturated fats are also present in meat, some processed foods, coconut oil and palm oil.

The AHA say that saturated fats can lead to high cholestrol and heart diseases . As a result, many full fat dairy products do not appear in heart-healthy diet recommendations.

The AHA advise people to choose fat free or low fat dairy products to obtain calcium without the saturated fat.

However, recent evidence suggests that the link between saturated fat and heart disease is not as strong as people once believed. saturated fat in heart disease. Again, many other lifestyle factors are important when it comes to evaluating heart disease risk.

Although the links between full fat dairy and heart disease are no longer clear, there are other things a person can do to adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle, including:

  • eating plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • exercising regularly
  • not smoking
  • limiting alcohol consumption
  • getting adequate amounts of sleep
  • controlling blood sugar levels, if they have diabetes

People should also speak with a health professional about how often they need checks, cholesterol and glucose tests, and other measures that can predict heart disease risk.

Diabetes and Dairy

Diabetes is a common health condition, with diabetes and prediabetes . Although many factors influence whether or not a person will develop diabetes, diet is one important aspect.

found that consuming dairy, particularly yogurt, could have a protective effect against type 2 diabetes. Another study found that the people who consumed the most high fat dairy products had  than those who consumed the least amount of high fat dairy.

Dairy may fit into a healthful diet for many people who have type 2 diabetes. As each person is different, it is best to speak with a doctor or nutritionist about diet recommendations for good blood glucose control and management of diabetes.

Nutrients in dairy

Milk contains a number of nutrients that are beneficial to health. It contains a complete protein, which means that it contains all the amino acids that are essential for health. It also contains other vitamins and minerals that other foods provide limited amounts of.

 Whole milk contains:

  • Calories: 149
  • Protein: 7.69 grams (g)
  • Carbohydrate: 11.7 g
  • Fat: 7.93 g
  • Calcium: 276 milligrams (mg)
  • Vitamin D: 3.7 international units (IU)
  • Vitamin B-12: 1.1 mcg
  • Vitamin A: 112 IU
  • Magnesium: 24.4 mg
  • Potassium: 322 mg
  • Folate: 12.2 IU
  • Phosphorus: 205 mg

Most milk manufacturers fortify their products with vitamins A and D. A person can see whether milk is fortified by reading the ingredients label. The label will list the added vitamins, such as vitamin A palmitate and vitamin D-3, as ingredients.

Milk is a nutrient-rich drink, offering many nutrients that other beverages such as sports drinks, sodas, and other nondairy milk substitutes are lacking.

Lactose Intolerant

Dairy products contain a sugar called lactose. To digest lactose, a person’s small intestine must produce an enzyme called lactase.

Without enough lactase, a person will not be able to digest dairy products that contain lactose. This leads to symptoms of it which may include:

  • bloating
  • stomach pain
  • nausea

Lactose is also present in human breast milk. Most babies are able to digest it without issues.

However, many people become lactose intolerant as their body slows down its production of lactase.

Some dairy products that are fermented, such as yogurt and certain hard cheeses, contain lower amounts of lactose than a glass of milk. These types of fermented products may be suitable choices for some people who are sensitive to lactose.

Other people find that almost any amount of dairy causes symptoms. People who cannot digest dairy may wish to consume lactose reduced dairy milk or fortified soy milk alternatives. Other nondairy milk alternatives do not provide similar nutrition.

sum up

The majority of reliable evidence suggests that dairy can be an important nutrient-rich choice for a healthful diet. However, it is up to each individual to decide whether or not to consume it.

People who do not or cannot consume dairy should obtain calcium from other sources, such as fortified nondairy soy milk, leafy green vegetables, and other calcium-rich foods.

Hey loves hope you guys enjoyed reading my post. Ihope you all got some idea about the dairy affcets on us. Do let me know in the comments section below if I wrote anything wrong or the portion you all loved the most. Like and comment below. Till then will be back with more good contents soon.

Hear me out about Triathlons

triathlon is an endurance consisting of swimming , cycling and running over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall completion time, racing each segment sequentially with the time transitioning between the disciplines included.

The sport has its roots in multi-event races held in France during the 1920s, with more specified rules and races forming during the late 1970s as sports clubs and individuals developed the sport. This history has meant that variations of the sport were created and still exist, it also lead to other three stage races to use the name triathlon despite not being continuous or not consisting of swim bike and run elements.

Triathletes train to achieve endurance, strength, speed, requiring focused persistent training for each of the three disciplines, as well as combination workouts and general strength conditioning.

HISTORY OF TRIATHLONS :

The evolution of triathlon as a distinct event is difficult to trace with precision. Many, including triathlon historian and author Scott Tinley , consider events in early twentieth century France to be the beginnings of triathlon, with many three element multisport events of differing composition appearing all called by different names.

Race formats

NameSwimBicycleRunNotes
Kids of Steel100–750 m
(110–820 yd)
5–15 km
(3.1–9.3 mi)
1–5 km
(0.62–3.11 mi)
Distances vary with age of athlete.
Novice (Australia)300 m
(330 yd)
8 km
(5.0 mi)
2 km
(1.2 mi)
Standard novice distance course is called  triathlons.
3–9–3 (New Zealand)300 m
(330 yd)
9 km
(5.6 mi)
3 km
(1.9 mi)
Standard novice distance course in New Zealand.
Super Sprint400 m
(0.25 mi)
10 km
(6.2 mi)
2.5 km
(1.6 mi)
Standard Super Sprint course.
Novice (Europe)400 m
(0.25 mi)
20 km
(12 mi)
5 km
(3.1 mi)
Standard novice/fitness distance course in Europe.
Sprint750 m
(0.47 mi)
20 km
(12 mi)
5 km
(3.1 mi)
Half Olympic distance. For pool-based races, 500 m (1,300 or 1,600 ft) swim is common.
Olympic1.5 km
(0.93 mi)
40 km
(25 mi)
10 km
(6.2 mi)
Also known as “international distance”, “standard course”, or “short course”.
Triathlon 70.31.9 km
(1.2 mi)
90 km
(56 mi)
21.1 km
(13.1 mi)
Also known as “middle distance”, “70.3” (total miles traveled), or “half-ironman”.
Long Distance (O2)3.0 km
(1.9 mi)
80 km
(50 mi)
20 km
(12 mi)
Double Olympic distance of the 2007 and 2009.
Triathlon 140.63.9 km
(2.4 mi)
181 km
(112 mi)
42.2 km
(26.2 mi)
Also known as “long distance”, “full distance”, “140.6” (total miles traveled).
Long Distance (O3)4.0 km
(2.5 mi)
120 km
(75 mi)
30 km
(19 mi)
So-called triple Olympic Distance, distance of the 2016

Race organization format

In general, participation in a triathlon requires an athlete to register and sign up in advance of the actual race. After registration, racers are often provided a race number, colored swim cap , and, if the event is being electronically timed, a timing band. Athletes will either be provided or briefed on details of the course, rules, and any problems to look out for traffic lights. At a major event, such as a long course championship, triathletes may be required to set up and check-in their bike in the transition area a day or two before the race start, leaving it overnight and under guard.

On the day of the race, before the start of competition, athletes will generally be provided with a bike rack to hold their bicycle and a small section of ground space for shoes, clothing, etc. in the transition area. In some triathlons, there are two transition areas, one for the swim/bike change, then one for the bike/run change at a different location.

Triathlons are timed in five sequential sections:

  1. from the start of the swim to the beginning of the first transition (swim time);
  2. from the beginning of the first transition to the end of the first transition (T1 time);
  3. from the start of the cycling to the end of the cycling leg (cycling time);
  4. from the beginning of the second transition to the end of the second transition (T2 time);
  5. finally from the start of the run to the end of the run, at which time the triathlon is completed.

Triathlon and fitness

Triathletes competing in the swim component of race. Wetsuits are common but not universal

Participants in triathlon often use the sport to improve or maintain their wellness. With each sport being an endurance event, training for a triathlon provides vascular and cardio exercise benefits. Additionally, triathletes encounter fewer injuries than those who only use running as part of their exercise routine due to the incorporation of low impact swim and bike training.

Triathletes spend many hours training for competitions, like other endurance event participants. There are three components that have been researched to improve endurance sports performance; aerobic capacity, lactate threshold, and economy. Injuries that are incurred from long hours of a single activity are not as common in triathlon as they are in single sport events. The  effect that athletes achieve from training for one sport by doing a second activity applies to triathlon training. Additional activities that triathletes perform for cross-training benefits are yoga, Pilates , and weight training.

Hey loves hopes you all found this article adventurous and interesting. Do tell me if you are a part of it also or not? Would be happy to know from you as well. Do let me know in the comments section down below how did you find this article and also like my post. For more such posts stay tuned. With love fitninch.

DIETING VS LIFESTYLE CHANGES

Over the years, diets have become a trendy part of the health industry. From diets that promise to help you lose five pounds in three days to the ones that can lead to changes in your everyday life, there’s some good and some bad.

Yes, “bad diets” can lead to temporary weight loss but can lead to malnutrition as well. Most people deprive themselves of food that they would normally like to eat in their everyday life. The body then gets depraved of the foods they are used to and in turn, weight loss can occur. The problem with diets however, is that they have a timeline and when one is done dieting, most people resort back to what they were usually eating, which causes the weight to come back.

According to the American Council of Exercise, only five percent of dieters are able to successfully keep the weight off after dieting. Most dieters regain a third of the weight within one year of going off the diet and almost all the weight they lost within three to five years. This is an alarming statistic and should make you rethink of your approach.

Diets are not all bad however; one just needs to be aware of the dietary restrictions that come along with the diet they are choosing. If the diet is low calorie, your hormones and metabolism could get out of whack because your body needs food in order to run properly and healthy. It’s important to eat the recommended amount of calories based on your age and level of exercise.

If the diet you are considering going on includes reasonable ranges of daily caloric intake, carbohydrates, protein and fat, then one can successfully lose weight and maintain it.

Another way to approach weight loss is through making changes to one’s lifestyle overall. A lifestyle includes what you eat, how you manage stress, how much you exercise and more. Lifestyle changes require you to maintain a certain level of dieting and restricting say how much fast food and junk food you eat, etc., but there are not as many restrictions placed on it. If you succumb to temptation here and there, it’s not the end of the world but you are aware and might feel a little bit of quilt but are still aware of your actions without completely giving up. It’s very important to remember that moderation is the key to maintain a healthy lifestyle without depraving yourself of things you want to have every once in a while.

Most nutritionists suggest changing your lifestyle is more efficient and healthy rather than just dieting for a certain amount of time. A diet is a systematized, temporary lifestyle change whereas changing one’s lifestyle is an attempt to keep up similar habits for a prolonged period of time. When trying to choose between a diet or a full lifestyle change, do what works best for your personality, personal life, work life and or or anything that will give you the best chance of sticking to it. Both give you an opportunity to be healthier, feel better and help you towards your weight loss goals.

Hey loves..Hope you guys enjoyed reading my posts and got some ideas about the lifestyle changes that effects human dieting patterns.For more such posts stay tuned.Will be back with new posts soon.

Evidences says, green tea is good for health

Lets see how it helps us to remain healthy.

Green tea is touted to be one of the healthiest beverages on Earth.

It’s loaded with antioxidants that have many health benefits, which may include:

1.improved brain function
2.fat loss
3.protecting against cancer
4.lowering the risk of heart disease
There may be even more potential health benefits.

1. Contains healthy bioactive compounds

Green tea is more than just a hydrating beverage.Tea is rich in polyphenols, which are natural compounds that have health benefits, such as reducing inflammation and helping to fight cancer.

2. May improve brain function
Green tea does more than just keep you alert, it may also help boost brain function.

The key active ingredient is caffeine, which is a known stimulant.

Research has consistently shown that caffeine can improve various aspects of brain function, including mood, vigilance, reaction time, and memory .

However, caffeine isn’t the only brain-boosting compound in green tea. It also contains amino acid L-theanine, which can cross the blood-brain barrier.

3.If you look at the ingredients list for any fat burning supplement, chances are, green tea will be on there.

This is because, according to research, green tea can increase fat burning and boost metabolic rate.

In one study involving 10

If you look at the ingredients list, chances are, green tea will be on there.

This is because, according to research, green tea can increase fat burning.

In one study involving 10 healthy men, taking green tea extract increased the number of calories burned by 4%. In another involving 12 healthy men, green tea extract increased fat oxidation by 17%, compared with those taking a placebook men, taking green tea extract increased the number of calories burned by 4%. In another involving 12 healthy men, green tea extract increased fat oxidation by 17%, compared with those taking a placebook.

4.May reduce bad breath
The catechins in green tea also have benefits for oral health.

Test-tube studies suggest that catechins can suppress the growth of bacteria, potentially lowering the risk of infections.

Streptococcus mutans is a common bacterium in the mouth. It causes plaque formation and is a leading contributor to cavities and tooth decay.

Studies indicate that the catechins in green tea can inhibit the growth of oral bacteria in the lab, but no evidence shows that drinking green tea has similar effects.

5. May help prevent type 2 diabetes
The rates of type 2 diabetes are increasing in recent decades. The condition now affects about 1 in 10 Americans.

Type 2 diabetes involves having elevated blood sugar levels, which may be caused by insulin resistance or an inability to produce insulin.

Studies show that green tea may improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels.

One study in Japanese individuals found that those who drank the most green tea had an approximately 42% lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

According to a review of 7 studies with a total of 286,701 individuals, tea drinkers had an 18% lower risk of diabetes.

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10 FUN BREAKFAST RECIPES FOR KIDS – II

Give your kids a great incentive to get out of bed with these easy breakfast recipes.

  1. PB&J Bars

Breakfast bars are always a great option, because you can grab and go with them when you don’t have time for a sit down breakfast. Skip the pre-made bars and make your own with this delicious PB&J recipe.

INGREDIENTS :

15-oz can low-sodium chickpeas, rinsed2 tbsp. 

honey2 tsp. 

pure vanilla extract1/2 c. 

 creamy peanut butter2/3 c. 

old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 c. 

roasted unsalted peanuts 1 tsp. 

baking powder1/4 tsp. 

baking soda1/2 tsp. 

kosher salt1/3 c. 

strawberry jam

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-in. square baking pan with parchment, leaving an overhang on two sides.
  2. In a food processor, pulse chickpeas, honey, and vanilla until smooth. Add peanut butter and pulse to incorporate, scraping sides as necessary.
  3.  In a small bowl, mix together oats, peanuts, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to food processor and pulse a few times until combined but chunky. Transfer 1 cup dough to a bowl and set aside. 
  4. Press remaining dough evenly into prepared pan. Gently spread jam on top, then crumble reserved dough over jam. Bake until edges just pull away from pan and top is set and light golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. 
  5. Let cool at least 15 minutes in the pan; then, using overhangs, transfer to a rack and let cool completely. To serve, cut into 16 squares.   2. Low-Carb Quiche Biscuits with Bacon, Cheddar, and Chives

These little bites pack a major punch of protein, which will keep your kids satisfied for longer and give them more energy to conquer their busy days.

INGREDIENTS :

cauliflower florets (or 3 cups cauliflower “rice”)1/2 c. 

blanched almond flour1 tsp. 

baking powder1/2 tsp. 

kosher salt1/2 c. 

shredded 2% reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese2 

large egg whites, lightly beaten2 tbsp. 

unsalted butter, melted

3  to 4 strips turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled 2 tbsp. 

chopped fresh chives

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat a 6-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a bowl, combine cauliflower and 2 Tbsp water, cover, and microwave until very tender, about 10 minutes. Drain, then mash with a fork until smooth. Cool slightly, then place cauliflower in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out as much water as possible.
  3. Return cauliflower to bowl, add almond flour, baking powder, and salt, and stir well to combine. Mix in Cheddar, egg whites, and butter until incorporated, then fold in bacon and chives.
  4. Using hands, form dough into 6 balls and place in prepared pan, pressing to flatten. Bake until tops are golden brown, 23 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. If necessary, run thin-bladed knife around sides of biscuits before inverting onto wire rack.

3. Cranberry Turnovers

If your kid has a sweet tooth, they’ll love these glazed wintery turnovers.

INGREDIENTS :

 cream cheese ,2 egg yolks,2 c. confectioners’ sugar1 package, Puff Pastry3/4 , leftover cranberry sauce

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium bowl and using an electric mixer set on low, beat cream cheese, egg yolks, and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Roll out 1 puff pastry sheet into a 10-inch square. Cut into four 5-inch squares. Place 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture in center of each square. Top each with 1 1/2 tablespoons cranberry sauce. Dampen edges of each square with water and fold over to form a triangle. Press edges together with a fork to seal. Transfer turnovers to a parchment-lined baking pan. Repeat with second puff pastry sheet to make remaining turnovers.
  3. Bake turnovers until puffed and golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer turnovers to a wire rack to cool, about 10 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together remaining confectioners’ sugar and 4 tablespoons water until a thick but flowing icing forms. (If icing is too thick, add more water, a few drops at a time.) Fill a resealable plastic bag with icing, seal bag, and snip off a tiny corner.

4. Bacon and Egg Cups

These filling egg cups require just a few simple ingredients and only 20 minutes to make. They’re the perfect healthy choice for a busy morning.

INGREDIENTS :

12 slice whole wheat bread,12 large eggs 3/4 c. shredded Cheddar cheese ,4 slice precooked bacon,Salt and freshly ground pepper,Chopped chives

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and lightly mist a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray. Press each slice of bread into the bottom of a muffin cup. Bake for 5 minutes, or until bread cups are just lightly toasted
  2. Carefully crack an egg into each bread cup without breaking the yolk. Top each egg with about 1 Tbsp. shredded Cheddar cheese, a portion of crumbled bacon, and salt and pepper to taste. Bake about 12 to 15 minutes, or until egg whites are set.
  3. Carefully transfer egg cups from muffin tin to a serving plate. Garnish with chopped chives, if you like, and serve with fresh fruit.

5.Sweet Potato Kale Fritata

Fritatas make great leftovers, so you can prepare this dish ahead of time so that you can grab and go in the morning.

INGREDIENTS :

6 large eggs,1 c. half-and-half1 tsp. kosher ,salt1/2 tsp ,Freshly ground pepper ,2 c. sweet potatoes,2 tbsp olive oil ,2 c. firmly packed chopped kale ,1/2 small Red Onion ,2 clove garlic ,3 oz. goat cheese

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients.
  2. Sauté sweet potatoes in 1 tablespoon hot oil in a 10-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender and golden; remove and keep warm. Sauté kale and next 2 ingredients in remaining 1 tablespoon oil 3 to 4 minutes or until kale is wilted and tender; stir in potatoes. Pour egg mixture evenly over vegetables, and cook 3 more minutes. Sprinkle egg mixture with goat cheese.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F 10 to 14 minutes or until set.

6. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Bake

Pop this in the oven right when you wake up for an easy, delicious breakfast for the whole family.

INGREDIENTS :

2 1/2 c. low-fat milk ,8 large eggs ,2 tbsp. Dijon mustard1 tsp , chopped thyme1 large baguette , 8 oz. Cheddar cheese , 8 oz. thinly sliced deli ham 1 tbsp ,snipped chives

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Spray square 2-quart baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. In bowl, whisk milk, eggs, mustard, thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper to blend.
  3. Arrange half of bread, overlapping, in baking dish. Pour half of milk mixture over bread; sprinkle with half of Cheddar. Top with ham, then repeat layering of bread, milk and Cheddar. Cover dish; chill 1 hour or up to overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until golden and custard is set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with chives.

7. Raspberry Smoothie Bowl

With the eye-catching pink color, this  is just begging to be gobbled up by your little one.

INGREDIENTS :

2 c. frozen raspberries , 2 bananas ,1/2 c. nonfat Greek yogurt 1 tbsp ,chia seeds (optional) ,1/2 c. lowfat milk Granola, for serving Toasted coconut flakes

DIRECTIONS :

  1. In a blender, puree the raspberries, bananas, yogurt, chia seeds (if using) and milk until smooth.
  2. Divide between bowls and top with granola and toasted coconut, if desired

8. Apple Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

This sticky-sweet pull-apart bread is fun to eat for breakfast.

INGREDIENTS :

DOUGH 2 1/2 c. 

all-purpose flour 1/4 c. 

granulated sugar 1 

package active dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons total)1/2 tsp. 

kosher salt 1/4 c. 

whole milk4 tbsp. 

unsalted butter 3 

large eggs 1 tsp. 

pure vanilla extract FILLING 1/4 c. 

packed brown sugar 1 tsp. 

ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp. 

freshly grated nutmeg 4 tbsp. 

unslated butter1 

Golden Delicious apple

Caramel sauce and coarse salt

DIRECTIONS :

  1. In a large bowl (or the bowl of an electric mixer), whisk together the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Place the milk and butter in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan and cook over low heat until the butter melts, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture, then add the eggs and vanilla. With the mixer on low, beat until the flour mixture is moistened. Increase the speed to medium and mix until the dough is smooth, about 6 minutes. Scrape the dough down in the bowl to loosen it, then cover with plastic wrap and a dishtowel. Set the bowl in a warm place and let the dough rise until it doubles in size, about 45 minutes.
  3. While the dough is rising, line a 4 1/2- by 8 1/2-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving a 3-inch overhang on the long sides. Butter the parchment and the sides of the pan. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter.
  4. Punch the dough down, then transfer to a lightly floured work surface and roll into a 12- by 18-inch rectangle. If the dough is sticking, sprinkle the underside with a bit more flour. Arrange the dough so the long side is in front of you. Brush the melted butter over the dough, then sprinkle with the brown sugar mixture.
  5. Core and cut the apple into 1/4-inch pieces. Cut the dough crosswise into 6 even strips. Sprinkle 1 strip with some of the apples, gently pressing them into the dough. Top with another strip of dough and more apples; repeat with the remaining strips of dough and apples. Cut the stack into 6 equal portions. Stand the prepared loaf pan on one of its short sides, and arrange the stacks with cut sides facing out (tucking in any fallen apples). Cover and let rise for 20 minutes.
  6. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the loaf until deep golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes more. Drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with coarse salt, if desired.

9. Buttermilk Waffle, Bacon, and Egg Sandwich

Why choose between their favorite breakfast items when they can have it all?

INGREDIENTS :

3/4 c. all-purpose flour ,1 1/2 tsp. baking powder ,1 tsp. baking soda ,1/4 tsp. kosher salt ,10 large eggs ,1 3/4 c. buttermilk ,3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the eggs ,16 slices cooked bacon ,2 c. baby spinach Maple syrup, for serving .

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Heat oven to 200 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Using and electric mixer, beat 2 egg whites (reserve the yolks) until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the 2 egg yolks, buttermilk, and butter. Add the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Gently fold in the whites until no streaks remain.
  4. Cook in a waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions until golden brown. Transfer waffles to a foil-lined baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm.
  5. Cook the remaining 8 eggs to desired doneness. Cut waffles in half and form sandwiches with the eggs, bacon, and spinach. Drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.

10. Baked Eggs with Spinach and Tomato

Baked eggs are super easy to pull together, so whip these up when you’re in a hurry.

INGREDIENTS :

2 tbsp olive oil ,1 medium onion ,5 oz. fresh baby spinach ,1 can whole tomatoes ,1 tsp. ground cumin ,1 tsp. salt ,1 tsp. Freshly ground pepper 1/2 tsp , sweet paprika 2 tsp , hot sauce 4 large eggs , 1/4 c. crumbled feta

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Add spinach and sauté until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together tomatoes, cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, and, if desired, hot sauce. Add onion-spinach mixture and stir to combine. Divide among 4 oiled 10-ounce ramekins.
  3. Crack an egg into the center of each ramekin, then sprinkle on feta. Bake until whites are set but yolks remain soft, 12 to 15 minutes.

Hope you guys got some ideas on how to give proper nutitious food for kids and have fun.Will be back with another post soon. Do let me know in the comments section below which recipe you liked the most. With love ftininch team.

Vogue poster Ideas 2020

1. Vogue terminal

2. Travel handbood

3. Butterly one

4. Singing passion

5. Red lips

6. Addicted to Vogue

7.fashionista

8.vintage old

9. Girly boss

10. Freedom on hold

ok so these were some of my collections on vogue posters.Hope you all loved my collections and with randoms thoughts do like share and comment down below your ways on how you loved or hated the post.with love @fitninch