No Plastic Challenge!
Plastic is EVERYWHERE, and there are a few things you ought to know about it.
Most plastic is made out of a chemical called BPA (Bisphenol-A) which is a synthetic estrogen that can leak into our food and water every time we wash, heat or use our plastic containers or dishes.
Other plastic products like certain children’s toys, medical devices, Tupperware and water bottles can contain BPA.
“93% of surveyed Americans over the age of 6, tested positive for BPA. If you don't have BPA in your body, you're not living in the modern world.” ~TIME Magazine
BPA can provoke hormonal imbalances, and some studies show a link between BPA and asthma, obesity and breast cancer.
It won’t be easy to wake up tomorrow morning and just suddenly stop using plastic, but you should at least inform yourself about this problem and try your best to avoid objects that are contaminated.
Here’s a great article that lists a lot of hidden sources of BPA (some of them you will never guess) http://wellnessmama.com/54748/hidden-sources-of-bpa/
This week’s challenge is to go PLASTIC FREE for the week for everything that you drink or eat from!
Start with something simple you know you can do…like replacing your plastic water bottle with a glass one. You’ll not only be drinking healthier water, but you’ll save money because you can reuse glass bottles!
Are you in for this Plastic-Free Challenge that’s great for your body AND the environment?
Let me know in the comments below!
Getting plenty of sleep will help you maintain your weight….and conversely, lack of sleep can cause increased weight gain. There are many reasons, but one of them is a hormone called GHRELIN.
In a nutshell, the more ghrelin you have, the hungrier you are. When you don't get enough sleep, ghrelin levels go up. Result: people who are tired are just plain hungrier - and they seem to crave high-calorie foods! For more info on GHRELIN CLICK!
Bacon & Guacamole Sammies (serves 1-2)
4 strips of thick-cut pastured bacon
fresh squeezed lime juice (1 lime)
Sauté 4 slices of bacon until crispy. Wait until cooled.
The filling for these “sandwiches” is chunky homemade guacamole. And if you’re pressed for time, simply mash up the flesh of half an avocado, and cut up the other half into half-inch cubes. Then mix both halves together in a bowl to get a nice blend of chunky and creamy. Flavor it with a squirt or two of lime juice.
What is your favorite post workout snack? Hopefully you choose wisely after your workout. Your body needs exercise to maintain health, but your nutritional decisions are just as important.
If you just finished a cardo workout, then make sure to replenish your electrolytes. For weight resistance training, you should not only replenish your electrolytes, but you should consume protein for muscle recovery and repair!
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Weekend Warrior Workout
Complete 4 in your best time with proper form. Work one side at a time. L-R-L-R
Warm-up and cool down for 5-10 minutes each.
- 15 Half Turkish Get-Ups (up to the half kneeling position & back down)
- 15 Windmills
- 30 Side Plank with a hip dip
- 30 Russian Twist 1-1
- 30 Flutter Kicks 1-1