As I mentioned in my previous post, I purchased the P90X2 Nutrition Guide (on eBay), and have been trying out some of the vegan recipes they have in there. I wanted to share my experience with their Vegan Lettuce Wraps. I mostly followed the recipe from the nutrition guide, but made a few tweaks, as you will see below 😉
So I just finished my first week of P90X, and I have to honestly say….I friggin’ LOVE IT!!! Here’s how I feel in one picture:
Ok so, the first week of the “classic” P90X program consisted of the following
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Before I get into my morning routine, I wanted to provide a quick intro to the importance of one’s pH (the measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance is its pH). Why is this important? An understanding of how to keep your blood in an alkaline range is important for maintaining good health. Your body continuously strives to find the balance and it works extremely hard to create it. When you make poor lifestyle choices or are burdened by a toxic environment, your body has to work harder to create a peaceful homeostasis.
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Chia seeds are one of my all-time favorite super foods. I love how versatile they are; you can add them to oatmeal recipes, protein bar recipes, add them to smoothies, make chia pudding (which I’ll get to in a little bit ;)), etc. etc. These tiny seeds are a powerhouse of omega-3’s, protein, antioxidants, and fiber. Their high omega-3 content helps reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance and reduce high cholesterol. The fiber in chia seeds assists in removing toxins, regulating bowel function and blood sugar levels.
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As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been following the Insanity Beachbody program as my primary workout regimen – and I am proud to say that on June 1st, 2013, I completed the program!! yay!
I wanted to start my first official blog post with a recent nutrition adventure I have been on. For the last couple months or so, I have been experimenting with being an “almost” vegan. I considered being a “full” vegan, however, the hardest thing for me was the thought of giving up eggs! Dairy, Meat, Chicken, Seafood – no problem. But eggs??? I use egg whites in all my baking, I love making omelettes, I LOVE sunny side up eggs, etc. etc. I struggled with this for a little bit, then decided “you know what, I am going to do what’s best for me, and if that means being an “almost” vegan, then so be it :]”.