Month: May 2013

Healthy recipes – grilled cheese sandwich

Healthy recipes – grilled cheese sandwich

Weight loss recipes
Well, I'm a big fan of cheese. When I found out how many calories cheese has I wanted to cry. I couldn't believe it, I ate a lot of cheese every single day. I think that my answer to "what's your favorite food?" question is CHEESE. However, sacrifices must be made in order to be 'skinny' so I found a solution: I shall eat less cheese. Also, I shall look at the label before buying any. With that said, I have found that there are a few types of cheese that are not that awful when it comes to calorie count: cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, string cheese and others. Stop it right there :P String cheese is currently the one thing never missing from my fridge. And it's perfect for preparing grilled cheese sandwiches! You need: 2 slices of bread sliced string cheese a spoon...
Running – some tips for beginners

Running – some tips for beginners

Workout routines
What can be more fun than losing weight while doing something you love? I wasn't always a runner myself but I recently came to realize it's not that bad. I used to think it's boring, but with the right type of running music in your ears, jogging can turn into something quite pleasant. I have tried running before, about 2 years ago more or less, but failed miserably. You know how joggers pass you by and they seem to be in a trans, nothing can stop them? Well, it didn't go that well for me the first time. I think I managed to 3-4  hundred meters (very few) at best. I had no idea running can be that hard and awful, I quit in less than a month. Jogging doesn't have to be that hard though. With a few tips that seem to have worked for me, you'll run your first 5K in no time. I managed to
Healthy recipes – chicken with sauteed peas

Healthy recipes – chicken with sauteed peas

Weight loss recipes
Well, it's Thursday and, as you might have noticed, Thursday is recipe day :) This time, I'll try to explain how to make yet another chicken based meal: chicken and sauteed peas. This time, instead of chicken breast, I used chicken legs. Without the skin, of course. You need: 2 chicken legs (no skin) 6 ounces of peas (150-200 grams) a little butter some dill spices to your taste How to cook: Well, the first thing I do is boil the meat. This way everything will be done a lot faster. So, boil the chicken legs. Meanwhile, you can boil the peas too, if necessary. I usually use frosted peas so I boil them for 3-4 minutes. The next thing I do is separate the meat from the bone. Go ahead and take it all off the bone. Now, melt the butter in a pan on the stove.
Healthy recipes – macaroni and veggies

Healthy recipes – macaroni and veggies

Weight loss recipes
I have to admit I'm a big fan of pasta, especially mac and cheese... but we all know how bad pasta or macaroni are for our diet. They are full of carbs and, unfortunately, depending on what type of pasta you use, you may add bad carbs to your diet. Well, to prevent that from happening, you can use the whole wheat type. It tastes about the same and it's a healthier choice. Now that we have that settled, there's another problem: every time I eat macaroni or pasta, I'm hungry half hour later. I could eat an entire bag of cooked pasta... and still I'd be hungry after a short while. I found a solution to that too: you can combine the pasta with veggies! Better yet... REPLACE half of the pasta on your plate with veggies. Here's how: You need: half a cup of macaroni  half a
Alcohol and weight loss

Alcohol and weight loss

Weight loss
Can you lose weight and still be able to raise a glass from time to time? Of course you can, you just have to make the right choices! I've never been fond of alcohol, well maybe when I was a teenager but that's just a phase. Now I see people enjoying a beer after dinner or a cocktail by the pool but I still don't really care much for it. However, a glass of wine once a week is not something I say no to. Especially if it's someone's birthday or if it's not wine, but a glass of champagne to celebrate new years. Drinking alcohol is overall bad for people who are trying to lose weight, but if you make smart choices, you can enjoy an alcoholic drink once in a while. For example, wine is the most diet friendly alcoholic drink you can have. Whether you prefer white wine or red, a ...