Awareness of Your Own Personal Fitness
For all of you marathon runners out there:
Here's a nice pre-run morning snack!Crunchy Coffee Cocoa Shake
Makes: 1 serving
1/2 cup chilled coffee
1/2 cup fat free milk
1 frozen banana, sliced
2 tablespoons unsalted almonds
2 teaspoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder
Place the coffee, milk, banana, almonds, and cocoa powder in a blender. Process until nearly smooth.
NUTRITION PER SERVING:
259 calories, 38 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 10 g protein, 10 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 56 mg sodium
A smoothie like this gives you a source of carbohydrates that are easy digest. The fluid helps you re-hydrate while the coffee provides an energy boost to carry you through your run.
It's a nice Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Fast, Low-Calorie shake that's easy to make!
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Always Exercise with Caution
5 Ways to Make Eating on Your Own Less Difficult
Actually it's really easy!
Here are some tips that you can follow that may make it easier to dice up some veggies rather than grab the Hershey's:
1.) When shopping, grab the freshest foods that you can find.
The fresher your food is, the more time you have to eat it before it goes bad. Don't be afraid to reach in the back of the bread stack for the late expiration date!
2.) Make soups or pastas.
Both are simple to make, very cheap, and good when they either cold or warmed up. Your meals don't have to be fancy to be good for you!
3.) Be prepared to face marketing traps in the supermarket.
Grocery stores is set up to encourage impulse buying and buying more than you need. Be aware of this and you'll end up saving more money.
4.) Eat eggs more often
Eggs have a very, very long shelf life and are a good source of protein. It is easy to find half-dozen cartons!
5.) Use fresh meats instead of pre-packaged ones
Pre-packaged meats are considered to be less healthy because they have been found to have large amounts of fat and sodium. Fat and sodium and be detrimental to your health if eaten too often.