Overweight and Uninspired
My name is Miranda and I am trying to make myself a better person.
8 / REBLOGPaleo Chocolate Chip Cookies (no flour, dairy, or refined sugar)
Ingredients:
1 cup of coconut flour (you can find this at almost any health food store)
1/2 cup of coconut oil
3 tbs of raw honey
4 eggs
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1/8 tsp of sea salt
1/2 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut
3/4 cups of gluten free chocolate chips (if you can not find gluten free you can use regular)
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Melt the honey and coconut oil together in the microwave for about 15 seconds.
In a large bowl mix together the coconut oil, raw honey, eggs, vanilla extract and sea salt.
Stir in the coconut flour, shredded coconut and chocolate chips.
Line and baking sheet with parchment paper and roll out little tbs size balls of cookie dough. Place on the baking sheet and gently press down so they look pretty once baked :)
Bake for 12-15 or until golden brown.
2 / REBLOG50 Awesome Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks
includes things like a healthy creamsicle shake, rice con leche, and a new take on old classics like chocolate milk

Today my net intake was 1,167 and I even drank a can of Pepsi!!

Day 2: Your Height

I am 4’10 - 4’11. I don’t mind my height at all, and sometimes I think it’s cute. There certainly aren’t many girls this size, so if I know of a girl around my height, I get really excited.

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If I lose 1 lb per week, I will weigh 130 pounds at the end of August 2013. However, I’ve lost 2 pounds in 2 days, so I will probably reach my goal sooner. Hopefully.

I didn’t work out at all yesterday except for 20 squats and 10 dips so today I’m gonna work pretty hard

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THE BENEFITS OF SUGAR IN FRUITS
This idea that fruit is somehow a bad thing to eat came into full swing with the low carb diet craze, but the myth persists. Not a week goes by that I don’t hear someone tell me that they avoid fruit because it’s “all sugar” or “loaded with carbs.” So, I want to set the record straight and come to the defense of some of the world’s healthiest foods – fresh, whole fruits.
I’ll tackle the “fruit is all sugar” statement first – because it’s just plain wrong. Fresh fruit offers so much more than the natural sugar it contains – including water, vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients (those naturally-occurring plant compounds that have wide ranging beneficial effects on the body). Where else can you get a package like that for about 75 calories per serving?
The idea that fruit is “loaded with carbs” or is “full of sugar” needs to be put into perspective, too. It’s true that when you eat fruit, the overwhelming majority of the calories you consume are supplied by carbohydrate – mostly in the form of fructose, which is the natural sugar in the fruit.
But that’s the nature not just of fruit, but of all plant foods – they’re predominantly carbohydrate (and that means not just natural sugars, but healthy starches as well as structural elements, like cellulose, that provide fiber). When you eat vegetables, the majority of the calories you’re eating come from carbohydrate, too. But you don’t hear people complaining that vegetables are “loaded with carbs.”
Before dismissing foods as being loaded with sugar, or too high in carbs, consider not only the amount of sugar or carbs you’re eating, but the form of the carbohydrate, too. There’s a big difference between the nutritional value of the natural carbohydrates found in fruits and other plant foods – the sugars, starches and fibers – and what’s found (or, more accurately, what’s not found) in all the empty calories we eat from added sugars that find their way into everything from brownies to barbecue sauce.
Faced with a serving of fruit, how much sugar are we talking about, anyway? An average orange has only about 12 grams of natural sugar (about 3 teaspoons) and a cup of strawberries has only about 7 grams – that’s less than two teaspoons. And either way, you’re also getting 3 grams of fiber, about a full day’s worth of vitamin C, healthy antioxidants and some folic acid and potassium to boot – and it’ll only cost you about 50 or 60 calories. “All sugar?” I think not.
By contrast, a 20-ounce cola will set you back about 225 calories and, needless to say, won’t be supplying any antioxidants, vitamins, minerals or fiber. You’ll just be chugging down some carbonated water, maybe some artificial color and flavor, and somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 grams of added sugar (about 1/3 of a cup).
You won’t get fat on eating fruit. You won’t be consuming an insane, over-the-top amount of sugar. Don’t be afraid of eating fruit, because they are the best thing you can give your body.





Thank youuuu. Every time I hear the “I don’t eat fruit since it’s just sugar” argument, I facepalm.
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