I am happy with my body. I need to remember this everyday.
I am happy with my body. I need to remember this everyday.
Halfway through the say, halfway through my juice cleanse. @lovesuja #sujajuice #suja #juicecleanse #happy #healthy (at Whole Foods Market)
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This is how our healthy cauliflower Alfredo dish turned out…AMAZING! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. I added the extra veggies and also added a tablespoon of vegan cream cheese to thicken it up a little bit. I clocked it at around 400 calories just to be safe. For any dish resembling Alfredo: that is amazing!
1. Put the cauliflower, broth, and 1 cup water in a small pot; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Adjust the heat to maintain a simmer and cook until the cauliflower is very soft, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool 5 minutes. Carefully puree cauliflower and all the liquid in a blender until very smooth; set aside.
2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until al dente, 8 minutes. Drain well, reserving about 1 cup pasta cooking water.
3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the cauliflower puree and evaporated milk and bring to a simmer. Cook until slightly thickened, 5 minutes and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the peas until heated through, 2 minutes. Toss in the cooked pasta, Parmesan cheese and about 1/2 cup of pasta water until the noodles are coated but the sauce is still loose. Remove from the heat and toss in the butter, chopped parsley and lemon zest. (If the sauce seems thick, adjust the consistency with the remaining pasta water). Serve immediately sprinkled with chopped parsley.
Nutritional analysis per serving
Calories 324; Total Fat 7g (Sat Fat 3.5g, Mono Fat 2.5g, Poly Fat .5g) ; Protein 16g; Carb 53g; Fiber 10g; Cholesterol 17mg; Sodium 326mg
Additional Notes: I plan on omitting the chicken broth for vegetarian broth, and using soy milk as opposed to evaporated milk. I also plan to use EarthBalance vegan butter instead of ‘normal’ butter. I’m going to add a mix of carrots, peas, zucchini and corn into it as well for some extra veggies. When I want an even lower calorie version, I am going to use squash noodles. I will let you know how it turns out. :) I added 1tbsp vegan cream cheese to thicken it up a bit.
I started the morning with Republic of Tea Ginger Peach Green Tea ti ataet mt metabolism.
Kashi go lean cereal. 13 g of protein. 10 g of fiber. 5 ounces of soy milk. 1 small gala apple.
final sum: 284 calories.
finding this has been my LIFESAVER! it’s noodles made from tofu! there are downsides sure…they’re packed in water that totally smells like fish. and they’re flavorless on their own. but get this…they only take 1-2 minutes in the microwave AND the whole BAG is only 50 calories!!!! 50! so you could have a quick lunch or dinner by heating up those noodles and topping with tomato sauce and sautéed veggies for a large, filling meal at right around 100 calories! i just had a bowl with tomato sauce, sautéed kale (with a little PAM, not cooked in oil), baby portabello mushrooms, flax seeds (for omega 3), and garlic for under 150 calories! eat up!
I absolutely love these! These noodles are a staple for anyone who is losing weight.
I search “pro ana” or “ana” tags on tumblr sometimes. I track weight loss tags. I look at these things from time to time to see how other girls losing weight are doing. I look at the pro ana or ana tags to see how the other side of this weight loss battle is going. Generally, the two don’t really cross over with eachother but every once in a while I see clearly unhealthy thinspo under the weight loss tag. Whatever, it’s tumblr. I’m not going to get upset about this. I have noticed one very clear thing…
The girls doing weight loss the healthy way (ex: eating 1200 calories a day, losing 1-4 pounds per week, doing cardio, staying healthy and full and YES, even giving into their cravings from time to time) are always so much more motivated and they are much happier. Most of these girls losing weight instantly feel better after losing even 3 pounds and can’t wait to continue and succeed at getting fit in the best way possible. Weight loss doesn’t define them, it does however, motivate them to become better in this life.
So, why is it that the girls who are pro-ana/mia let it take over their lives? Yes, they are typically thinner than the girls who are on their way to being fit: but they’re still so sad. I rarely see a post from one of these tags that equates to them being happy. Most of them are sad, spelling out their diets that derive almost no nutrients or calories for the day. They’re not running marathons, they’re not pushing forward. They’re swaying back and forth in the wind, being crushed by the scale.
For one, it makes me really sad to see how sad these girls are. For another, it makes me really intrigued. Where do these two lines cross? Where did these girls go from losing weight in a healthy way to relying on anorexia and bulimia? I guess I want to know if there is some integral difference between the two and what it is. Hm, I smell a college dissertation coming on.
I’m officially half way to my goal. I’m 14 pounds down with 14 pounds to go.
Just to clarify, I have done this by eating clean & healthy (eating mostly vegan.) That’s the key here: I have done this by EATING. I continue to eat my calories everyday, I do not deprive my body of the essential nutrients it needs every day. I simply choose to supplement it with what it really needs and keep junk food to a minimum (although, I admit that at times I do indulge my cravings, I am not perfect!) I have accomplished this by WORKING OUT by doing cardio, zumba, running, medicine ball, exercise ball and boxing. I workout 4-6 times per week. No diet pills, no under eating, and plenty of sleep!
I am so happy to have made it half way, I can’t even imagine what my body will look like after I get to my goal then start to tone up.
I’m signing up for a half marathon in February.
But when I sit in public alone and realize that more than half of every person that I see is moderately to severely overweight: it saddens me. To think, all these people have to do is start TRYING and CARING about themselves. How is your personal health not worth it?