This made me LAUGH. Why is it so funny??? Well, because it’s TRUE!!! As a self proclaimed health nut, I can attest to the fact that I LOVE food. Initially, I began my discovery of healthy food in order to lose unwanted weight. Then I began to understand the importance of healthy foods for…well, for my HEALTH. I love healthy food because of the way it makes me feel. I love the way I can enjoy a guilt free snack, all the while saving myself the eaters remorse. I love being in control of my body and what I put into it. That being said, I LOVE “UNHEALTHY” food too.
We can’t help it! Sometimes when those sweet, salty, fatty, creamy, delicious foods call to us, we can not ignore them. I mean honestly, it takes some serious will power to say “NO” to fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, or a bowl full of decadent ice cream every time.
So, 90% of the time, it is important to turn the other cheek, and make the smart choice… but sometimes… you have to just eat the cookie.
Lately I have been taking LOTS of spin classes at FLYwheel. You burn upwards of 700 calories in a 45 minute workout!!!! It is insanely fun, exhausting, and rewarding (If you haven’t tried a class there, check it out, they have tons of studios!)
After a serious “Sweat sesh” it is crucial to re-hydrate, and replace electrolytes in your body. It is also important to give your body the proper protein and healthy carbs in order to repair muscle. I wanted to share some of my favorite post work out snacks!!!!
Coconut Water: Helps to re-hydrate and replace lost electrolytes. Make sure you are enjoying a good brand. I love raw/organic coconut water since it preserves nutrients (lost are lost in pasteurization of some brands)
FRUIT: Fruit is a great post work out snack. It’s easy to throw a piece in your bag and eat it on your walk home. Fruit is hydrating, low in calories, high in water, and is a natural sugar that your body knows exactly what to do with.
Greek Yogurt: I’m a little obsessed with greek yogurt. It is really high in protein and has virtually no added sugar (Stick to the 0% plain). My Favorite way to enjoy it is:
- 6 oz greek yogurt
- 1 tbs pistachios
- 1 tbs uncooked oatmeal
- 1 tbs cooked quinoa
- 1 tbs gojii berries
- 1 tbs cacao nibs
- strawberries and black berries
Oatmeal is amazing. It’s a slow release carb. That means that your body breaks it down slowly, uses it as sufficient energy, and you don’t get that crash after you eat it. It’s also got a good amount of protein. Add some berries, Chia seeds, and cinnamon and you’ve got one hell of a meal 🙂
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