CARBOHYDRATE SUBSTITUTES!

We are constantly bombarded with the carbs we love. How can we cut off such delicious carbs without falling right back into these unhealthy yet pleasurable meals? Whether it’s pasta, bread, rice, pie crust, cakes,  etc Sometimes our favorite meals are typically filled with an unhealthy amount of carbs. Here are 5 ideas for healthy carb substitutes to make everyone’s daily carb intake a bit easier.

 

Brown rice for white rice

Brown rice is much healthier and natural than white rice. White rice is stripped of it’s an outside layer. Removing important nutrients, namely fiber.

Turnip mash for mashed potatoes

While one cup of mashed potatoes adds up to about 180 calories. A cup of mashed turnip has only 51 calories. It also doesn’t need all the extra ingredients to give in the desired consistency. Use some natural herbs in place of salt and pepper for extra nutritional benefits.

Rolled oats for breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs are in a lot of holiday dishes. Adding whole wheat rolled oats is a good way to cut out that extra little bit of sodium that comes with breadcrumbs at our islands retreat.

Pita for bread

If you can avoid sliced bread all together Pita is a great substitute. It’s much healthier and has higher nutritional value. It’s more filling than traditional sliced bread while eating fewer carbs.

Whole wheat bread for white bread

If you insist on sliced bread or are serving rolls opt for whole wheat rather than white bread. It’s healthier and tastier. You lose a lot of nutrients in the process of creating white bread. Any time you have the option of whole grains they are usually the better choice.

Best part is that these substitutes are much easier for you to digest. Carbs are dangerous for our diets and need to be cut down as much as possible. These versions will help make every dish a bit healthier.

If fitness is big on your list this year and you decided that your new year’s resolution is a complete life & body makeover, and if you want to start making big changes and see some fast results, come to our vacation fitness camp. You will be getting expert training at Live in Fitness. Make sure to check out our AMAZING SALE! Act soon as we have limited spots available. Our clients are trained from the top fitness guru’s in the world, and let’s not forget the tastiest customized meal plans from our expert nutritionists at our islands retreat.

Live in Fitness!!

NEW YEAR’S FITNESS RESOLUTIONS!

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Happy New Year!! Its that time again. New year. new you! It’s time to make our resolutions to being happier, healthier, and more disciplined. We’re here to help and have 5 great tips to help you reach your New Year Goals.

1. Be ready!
Make sure your mind and body are ready for whatever fitness goals you have set for them. Check with your doctor and make sure your body can take what you have in store for it. It’s very easy to over work your body and cause injury before you know it.

2. Plan!
Any goal you have is made easier to achieve if you have a plan. Writing down what we want to do grounds our goals into reality. First, decide what days you want to work out. Determining this is based on your schedule and what parts of your body you’re working out. Second, figure what types of work outs you’ll be doing for those days. And lastly, decide how long you’re going to work out on those days.

3. Start slow
You may see people working out much more intensely than you are but don’t let that get you down. Start slowly. It takes time to work yourself up to the level that they may be at. You don’t want to injure yourself or burn out causing you to lose your motivation.

4. Enlist friends
Working out is much easier and more enjoyable when you bring a friend along. It also makes sticking to routine and your goals easier when you have someone to help motivate you and keep you on task. Ask a friend, family member, or spouse if they are interested in also setting fitness goals for the new year.

5. Keep it real
We did to set extremely high goals for ourselves thinking we need to make the biggest change possible. This is counter productive. Real change happens little bits at a time. Set a goal for yourself that is realistic and not next to impossible to achieve. Then gradually increase your work load until you’ve reached the place you want to be.

New Years is a great time to evaluate what we did right and wrong during the previous year. Take this time to figure out your fitness goals, make a plan, and get to it. Determination, patience, and realistic goals can take you a long way. Before you know it you’ll be making 2018 resolutions to go even further!

If fitness is big on your list this year and you decide that your new years resolution is a complete life & body makeover, and if you want to start making big changes and see some fast results, come to our vacation fitness retreat. You will be getting expert training at Live in Fitness. Make sure to check out our 2017 New Year New You Sale! Act soon as we have limited spots available at our boot camp. Our clients are trained from the top fitness guru’s in the world, and let’s not forget the tastiest customized meal plans from our expert nutritionists at our islands retreat.

Live in Fitness!!