Forget Apple…An Avocado A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!

Avocado Smoothie

These are some of the many benefits of avocados…

 
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In ancient time, people used to believe on an apple for their healthy living. Now days an apple has been replaced by a super fruit, an Avocado that is one of the best fruits known for its superior nutritional values.

Presence of 300 calories, vitamins like K, C, D, E, and B are enough to beat out an apple for keeping you healthy and fit. Moreover it is full of primary and trace minerals. The presence of lutein along with polyunsaturated fats is essential for healthy eyes. Being rich of protein content, the Avocado can be enormously valuable to anyone at all ages.
The Avocado is also sanctioned for heart health as a fit food option. An Avocado is one of the fruits containing good amount of beta-sitosterol, which aids in decreasing cholesterol level. Calcium and magnesium content of it helps to maintain bone development and healthy teeth.
 

Oil extracted from avocado a super fruit contains vitamins A, B, E and G; these are helpful to increase the level of collagen in skin layers. Due to such affects the Avocado is considered as a beauty secret. It can be used in many of the dishes like tortillas with seasoning, sandwich spread, seafood salad, ice cream and in milk shakes. The fruit is available in two main varieties like Hass Avocado and Reed
Avocado. Now you have learnt a simple way that how to stay healthy? People all over the world believe to have healthy living by an avocado.

Here are 5 new ways to enjoy some Avocados…

For a healthy breakfast recipe, try a Avocado Pineapple Breakfast Smoothie. 

1 fully ripened avocado – halved and pitted 
8 ounces chunk pineapple in juice 
8 ounces pineapple juice 
1 cup ice  

Place all ingredients in blender. Pulse until thick and creamy.
For a snack, try  Guacamole with veggies

Guacamole
Avocados, Ripe
2 tbsp Cilantro
2 Cloves Garlic
1 Lime
1 tbsp White onion

For a healthy lunch recipe, try BLT Bowl

1 large avocado

2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes

Half a cucumber

Handful of coriander (cilantro)

4 rashers of bacon

Half a handful of feta cheese

Cook your bacon until it’s nice & crispy. Chop everything else up into bite-sized squares. Throw it all in a bowl. Crumble feta over top.

Pour about 2 oz. of good olive oil into a cup. 1 oz. of balsamic vinegar, a tsp of mustard, a tsp of honey, the juice of a small lemon, 1/2 clove of fresh garlic (pressed) and a good sprinkle of salt.

Drizzle over your salad, and mix it all up. These are ingredients that will keep you full all afternoon. 

For a healthy dinner recipe, try Turkey Avocado Enchiladas. Vegetables and tasty turkey  make these enchiladas so appealing! 


For dessert, try Avocado Ice Cream. Ok, it sounds strange at first, but the vanilla and almond extracts actually make this homemade treat taste more like pistachio.
There you have it! A way to incorporate and avocado into every meal of the day so you can Forget Apple…An Avocado A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!

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4 Different Eating Plans for Fast Weight Loss

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Ever wonder which eating plan is right for you? With so many different ways to lose weight, what would work for you vs. another way?  Is the 4-Hour BODY’s slow carb diet the way to go? How about Atkins’ Protein diet? Maybe a detox diet is the way to go? How do we know what we need and what would work best? I have put together a chart below, showing 4 Different Eating Plans for Fast Weight Loss to make it easy for you.  I also wanted to include a couple of recipes that would be good for all 4, depending on which plan you go with,  that will be enjoyable to eat and have you feeling satisfied. I want you to wake up and say to yourself…

This weekend was phe-nom. Anyone else feel that way? I got a lot of work done but also took some time off for a date with my boys. We went to the pool at the rec. centre. Plus I’m super happy because I re-arraged a whole bunch of furniture in my home and sold a bunch of stuff on Craigslist that I’ve been meaning to do for a while. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned my obsession with Craigslist, but there you go… I have one. I’m consistently buying and selling E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G on there. I think I’ve mastered it so if you ever have any questions about that, let me know. 

Anyway, back to the subject at hand…

Who said it would be too hard to stay on your diet plans? Well, it is even easier than you thought, especially when you check out this 4 Different Eating Plan for Fast Weight Loss chart. Here, you will find a basic cheat sheet that will guide you through to help you make up your mind! I have already broken down the 4-Hour BODY into a cheat sheet in a different post and you can access it hereYou will see that thanks to diet plans and an exercise schedule, getting slim and healthy will happen before you know it.
 
Here are some quick facts about 4 different diets so you can choose which one would work best for you. We have already covered day 1 on the Ultimate Cheat Day post, but let’s revisit it before continuing with the next 3 so you can see them side-by-side! This one is the one we talk about most here on 4-Hour BODY Girl, the other 3 are similar but a little different.
DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
Slow Carb Diet 
The rules 
·       Avoid “white” carbohydrates
·       Eat the same few types of food over and over again
·       Do not drink calories. Avoid milk, soy milk, soft drinks, or fruit juice. Coffee & wine are OK.
·       Do not eat fruits. Tomatoes and avocados are OK.
·       Take one day off per week to eat whatever you want.
Allowed foods
·       Proteins:
·       Egg whites with 1-2 whole eggs for flavor (or 2-5 whole organic eggs, including yolks)
·       Chicken breast or thigh
·       Beef (preferably grass-fed)
·       Fish
·       Pork
·       Legumes:
·       Lentils (daal)
·       Black beans
·       Pinto beans
·       Red beans
·       Soybeans
·       Vegetables
·       Spinach
·       Mixed vegetables (including broccoli, cauliflower)
·       Sauerkraut, kimchee
·       Asparagus
·       Peas
·       Broccoli
·       Green beans
·       ATHLETIC GREENS BEFORE YOUR BREAKFAST!
Protein Diet
The rules
      You can eat proteins, but you should avoid fat meats such as pork. Have grilled chicken, fish or even red meat.
      Do not eat fried foods! Never ever! They are not good at all! They will only add up fat to your body and will not be good for your metabolism either.
Allowed Foods
        Proteins in general, such as cooked eggs, grilled chicken (breast or thigh would be best)
       Beef (without fat!)
         Fish in general (preferably grilled)
         Other allowed foods:
       You can eat as many vegetables as you would like.
        In the morning, drink ATHLETIC GREENS before eating anything else in order to boost your body with energy and to enhance your body metabolism all day long!
 
Detox Diet
The rules
        You can have lighter foods that will detox your body.
        Have light soups with a few vegetables; stews are also a very good idea!
         Eat a couple of fruits such as bananas and apples! They will help your body feel good!
         Drink green tea to detox your system.
        Drink fresh juices as well. The best fruits for detox diets are juices made out of watermelon, melon, coconut water and star fruit.
         Drink at least 2 liters of mineral water per day!
         Do Not:
        Forget to exercise or 
        forget your ATHLETIC GREENS IN THE MORNING.
       Eat fried foods of any sort.
        Have sweets such as chocolate.
        Eat processed foods of any sort.
        Drink any kind of processed beverage such as carton juices and carbonated drinks!
  ·    Eat meats, bad/ white carbohydrates and proteins in general.
 
Fast Metabolism Diet
The rules
        No dairy products such as cheese or milk.
        No soy, wheat, corn or sugar.
        No artificial juices, sweeteners.
        Have a fat free diet.
        Moderate protein consumption
        Eat vegetables
        Drink at least a couple of coffees in the morning.
        Have fresh or frozen fruits. (berries are an excellent option for this diet plan)
        Eat at least 4 ounces of meat
        Have 3 white eggs
        1 cup of cooked grains
      Take  Salad greens
        Natural juices and natural foods in general are good
        Have herbal teas!
        Drink as much water as you can. It is a good idea to drink half of your weight in ounces of water every single day.
        Avoid eating out!
 
Again, ATHLETIC GREENS is perfect for every diet. Drink this for more energy and to rev up your metabolism.
 
 
 
For breakfast you could make these Creamy Kale Baked Eggs from Health Starts In The Kitchen. You could omit the egg yolk and the cheese if you are doing the Detox or Metabolism Diet. Otherwise, it is perfectly suitable for each of these plans, so easy and quite tasty! You can get the recipe for this here. I added garlic powder when I made mine and it turned out amazing!
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For lunch or dinner this Korean Barbecue Tofu Bowl with Stir-Fried Veggies is suitable for all of these diets but will have you saying YUM! Get the recipe here at Oh My Veggies. Oh my…was this delicious! I used BRAGG instead of soy sauce to make it even healthier.  Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate derived from soybeans that tastes just like soy sauce but is waaaaaaay healthier.

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I would love to hear which plan you decided to go with and how your experience was with the 4 Different Eating Plans for Fast Weight Loss.

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