Treadmills are excellent exercise machines for burning extra calories, however, not even they can help with bad diet - there is no workout which can outrun bad diet!
Here are few recipes we have tried - they range from quick and healthy breakfast ideas to real cheat meals - one has to live a little bit, right? :)
Although cheat meals are important for keeping sanity in check, they should be kept under strict control. Also, hard, low calorie diet with calories far below maintenance levels should be avoided, too.
What to do then? Well, key is in the balance and moderation - if you want to lower your body weight, reduce your calorie intake by 300-500 kcal (on a daily basis) and try to maintain pace of 1 pound (0.5 kg) lost per week. But, before you go on a diet, check your health at your doctor's office and explain them about your intentions.
And here are our recipes, listed according to the date added or modified.
Combining raspberries and casein protein powder, one can make tasty and very healthy casein protein smoothie, which can be consumed during the day as healthy snack or even as full meal or as bedtime protein smoothie.
Bedtime protein shake and smoothie are made of slow digesting protein powder and low fat or cottage cheese. Adding other ingredients improves taste and content regarding healthy fats and fibers. Healthy bedtime snacks are healthy foods that make you full and satiated for long period of time.
Mixed fruits smoothies and shakes, with some lean protein source are great for breakfasts and daily snacks. Blueberry, raspberry and strawberry smoothie is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and will help you feel energized long after you consume it.
Almost everybody like pancakes to eat. Oatmeal pancakes have complex carbs, good protein and fiber content, and with proper filling can be great meal change for every person keeping body fat low.
Fried eggs with zucchini and paprika are easy to make meal suitable as daily snack, full meal or even dinner. Eggs are rich in fats, too, but if you use organic or omega-3 eggs, then those fats are healthy fats.
Strawberry banana smoothie recipe is one of the smoothies that are made quickly, they are very healthy and the best of all, they taste like delicacy...
If you ever wondered how to marinate a turkey breast, wonder no more - marinades for turkey breast meat are easy and fast marinades to make. Even wine marinade for turkey breasts can be made in just a few minutes. What is important - meat must be fresh, seasoning must be well chosen and we must give some time for this tender meat to absorb aroma and fragrance.
Turkey sandwich is meat sendwich which can be prepared quickly, represents a full meal, but requires some cooking.
These healthy turkey sandwiches can be eaten right away, or packaged and consumed later.
Kiwi and orange salad is one of my favorite most refreshing snacks. It is full of vitamins and minerals and various antioxidants. Fiber content is also great. When refrigerated, during summer, it is delicacy...
Fish stew is one of my favorite 'cheat meals'. It is relatively 'clean' cheat meal, but if you drink some soda or wine with it and eat some bread, calories can increase significantly.
Beef can be great source of lean protein, some minerals and vitamins. Many diets avoid or limit consumption of red meat for various reasons, but when it is allowed, it can be used to make a fantastic meal.
Mixed fruits smoothies and shakes are great refreshing drinks that can be made in no time with available fruits and other foods. Cottage cheese, on the other hand, is great source of lean, slow digesting protein, making this suitable for breakfasts and daily snacks.
Smoothies with fruits, especially with berries are one of my favorite ones. And when some protein source is added, such smoothies become full meals suitable for breakfasts, daily meals and snacks and even as bedtime smoothies, if protein sources are slow enough.
Meal Replacement Powders (MRP) and oats shakes are great combination for quick and easy breakfasts and daily snacks. Such shakes provide slowly digesting protein and complex carbs that fuel body for longer period of time with constant flow of nutrients.
Meal Replacement Smoothie - banana with low fat or cottage cheese makes great snack. This smoothie has slow digesting protein while banana provides relativly fast carbs for greater energy.
Blueberry and banana smoothie recipe is one more quick and simple smoothie recipe. Fruits are combined with low fat and/or cottage cheese to make great daily meal or snack that taste like a delicacy. During summer, when refrigerated, it is like an ice-cream, very healthy ice-cream :)
Blueberry smoothies are loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and when you combine them with good source of protein, can be great meal or daily snack. When dieting, this and similar smoothies are like candies ...
Blueberry kiwi smoothie is fast and easy snack to make. Blueberry and kiwi provide ample of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, while low fat or cottage cheese provide us with slow digesting protein for prolonged feeling of fullness.
Mixed berry smoothie is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants etc. Making smoothie with a blender is fast and easy way to make quick and healthy daily meal or a snack...
Meal Replacement Smoothie - apple with low fat or cottage cheese makes great snack. This smoothie has slow digesting protein and gives feeling of fullness for longer period of time.
This apple smoothie has around 210 kcal, with most calories coming from carbohydrates and protein.
Salad made using tomatoes and green onions is very fulfilling side dish salad. Taste and fragrance are great, not to mention abundance of vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients. This is very low calorie salad, just be careful with dressings and oil ...