Dunno about you all, but I am constantly looking for innovative ways to get my veggies in. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some veggies. (Confession: I actually prefer veggies over fruit. Sorry, fruit-lovers!)
Unfortunately though, I find myself short for time during the week to saute, bake, grill, or roast my VOD (veggies of the day) in a refreshing way. To combat this, I prep a lot of my veggies one way at the beginning of the week … This way, all I have to do is open the tupperware container or ziploc bag, scoop out a few cups, and WHAM! donezo.
I stumbled across a yummy-looking rice recipe in Women’s Health Magazine with my coworker Noelle. We tweaked a few things, subbing vidalia onions for red onions and cauliflower rice for regular rice … But it is seriously AMAZING. Amazing. Ah-maze-ing. I made my own batch the other night and am excited to report that it goes fantastic with grilled chicken AND it will keep for the next few days.
Let me know how yours turns out!!
Cauliflower Rice Salad
Recent article/post for my clients, originally posted on the Activate Body Facebook page. If you’re not already following us, you should! In any case, a quick recap of an article about alcohol and its effects on weight-training. An interesting, yet vastly misunderstood topic among fitness professionals, athletes, health enthusiasts, and those embarking on wellness journeys alike … Enjoy!
In the fitness industry, alcohol is a controversial topic for many professionals and those working towards both long- and short-term wellness goals. Some say absolutely not. Some say save it for cheat meals. Some say … Okay, we don’t really care what everyone else says.
At Activate Body, our mission is to help YOU achieve a happier, healthier lifestyle. If that means having a glass of wine with dinner every night? Then by all means, we will create a plan to accommodate those needs.
In any case, surrounding all the controversy about alcohol and both performance and physique goals, we found a great article about just how alcohol effects lifter’s bodies. The full article can be seen here:http://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/lifters-guide-to-alcohol, but we have the “Take Aways” below:
— Alcohol isn’t as much a fat storer as it is a fat burning suppressor.
— Heavy drinking has a tendency to slow, even eliminate protein synthesis and recovery from training.
— When including alcohol at meals, avoid carbs and fat. Stick to protein and veggies.
— Stick with beer and white wine if you can, they seem to have a better impact on appetite.
— Avoid mixed drinks. The alcohol plus sugar means you’ll likely store the sugar AND drink more.
— The best time to consume alcohol would be right after weight training, not cardio. Intake should still stay under 1g/kg.
— It’s all about balance! As long as you’re doing most other things right and not drinking into oblivion nightly, you’ll avoid massive hormone issues.