What do you do to get a hard lean body ? Not hours and hours in the gym ? that will help you a bit but the main thing is what you are pouring into your stomach. You may want to get some ideas on healthy snacks and meals and I hope this article will encourage you to experiment . Basically, you just need to make sure that all the junk food in your house is thrown out or that it never gets a chance to get in ! If you have junk food around, then you are going to eat it and that is not going to get you the hard body you are looking for.
The most important thing I reckon is not to make mistakes when you shop for food. I always make sure that my fridge is stocked with loads of fresh vegetables. My supplier will change depending on the season but I always try to have the following basics in the fridge. I usually have zucchini, spinach, broccoli, red peppers and mushrooms. I use these with my breakfast eggs every morning. Sometimes I can put some lean chicken (diced) along with Swiss or goat cheese just to vary the thing a bit.
I love coconut milk which is always in my fridge and I use this for mixing it in to my smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal. This stuff is great because it is full of healthy fats and gives a great creamy taste. If you open my fridge, you will find some of the following . First off are eggs because they are a really good source of proteins and lots of other things and they add to your good cholesterol.
I have loads of nuts as well, chopped walnuts, peanuts and almonds. Avocados are usually there as well because they provide you with lots of fibre and healthy fats as well. Great for adding to sandwiches, wraps and of course, salads. I keep wholegrain wraps as well.
I keep rice bran and wheat germ ? these add a nice crunchy taste to your smoothies or yogurt. And don't forget you can use them whenever you bake bread or muffins. Spinach, carrots and lettuce are there as well for salads when I need them.
I use homemade salad dressing ? just a few drops of balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Forget the stuff in the grocery store as they are full of soybean oil ? bad because of free radicals. What do I have in my kitchen cabinets? I have dark bitter chocolate for a start- always great for a quick jolt of insulin. Actually I am a chocoholic so this satisfies my desires but you have to watch it as it is fairly dense in calories but full of antioxidants. Anyway, it is much healthier than having a cream cake.
I keep a few tomato sauces handy - this stuff is full of lycopene which is also very good if you have prostate gland troubles. Kidney beans are great as they will fill up wraps and they also are full of antioxidants so you will live a long time! Brown rice is another staple in my cabinet- the white rice is not a very healthy option. I have whole wheat pasta ? again this is much healthier than the white pasta because the wholegrain has lots of fibre. Raw honey is great for sweetening things up and don't bother with the highly processed stuff. The same goes for maple syrup ? you want the organic kind. Aunt Jemina's maple syrup is full of fructose so you will want to avoid that like the plague.
Actually raw honey is great to add to a smoothie or yogurt when you want an insulin surge to put nutrients into your muscles. I also keep Stevia ? this a natural sweetener and has none of that saccharine which you find in commercial sweeteners which are deadly. This is great for adding to tea.
I am a great tea drinker and my favourites are green tea, oolong, white and rooibos. Coconut milk is also there ? when I open it I put the rest in the freezer. My cereals are oat bran ? again these are much healthier than the instant oatmeal kind because of the higher fibre content. I hope you enjoyed looking inside my fridge and kitchen cabinets and that this will give you some great ideas when you go to your grocery store to stock up. Just eat some or most of the stuff above and you will be well on your way to a healthier, leaner you.
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