Commit to Fit | Week 12
Let me say this up front: this is a weird recipe. But it’s also tasty, easy, and good for you, so worth a try. Also, babies love it**.
- 1 large head cauliflower***
- 1 can of cannellini beans
- 4 eggs
- 4 oz. blue cheese (or the strongly-flavored cheese of your choice)
- 4 oz. whole grain of your choice (quinoa, bulgur or barley are nice)
- salt and pepper to taste
DIAKADI is now selling the fantastic Core Meals! These great tasting bars are ORGANIC and RAW to ensure that you are getting the best possible nutrients from an easy to eat on the go bar. Why are they called a meal? Well if you drink two glasses of water it equals one full bowl of oatmeal. That equals about four hours of stable delicious energy. Stop by the Pro-shop and try a Core Meal today to help fuel your workouts!
We bring you “Genmaicha” from Five Mountains, a Japanese green tea with toasted brown rice. Five Mountains specializes in Heirloom Organic Tea, promoting biodiverse growing and time-honored crafting methods. These heirloom tea cultivars are renowned for their quality, flavor profiles and health effects. Each tea is sustainably harvested from gardens of their native origin to fully express their variety and terroir. Five Mountains’ traditional tea craft is rooted in a history with the tea cultures of East Asia’s tea mountains and monasteries.
Who would have thought my tiny little morsel of goodness could cause so much controversy.
I’m talking about my favorite food–rice.
Whether or not rice should be included in a health enhancing, fat slashing, muscle building diet is a highly debated topic in our industry. To some (such as certain followers of the Paleo movement), rice is a demon food that should be avoided like the plague.
Yet in some cultures that exhibit immaculate biomarkers of health and low obesity rates, it has been a dietary staple for centuries. What gives?
I ate 5 cups of rice last night for dinner. I’m also close to 5% body fat, so I can tell you what side of the fence I’m on. I think sugar, high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, and high omega-6 vegetable oils do more to cause insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity than white rice.
White rice is as easy of a target as any. So in order to help you determine whether carbs–or rice–should be a part of your diet, I’ve developed a simple three-step system to help you figure out your nutrition needs.
Some nutritional camps really do think white rice is no better than eating a box of cookies.
Yet in some cultures (both modern and historical) that exhibit immaculate biomarkers of health, with low obesity and diabetes rates, it has been a dietary staple for centuries. Seems as if I have been discussing both sides of this argument in a variety of different virtual locations. Figured I’d put that all together into one comprehensive post for you.
Commit to Fit | Week 8
This week, blueberries appeared at the Castro Farmers Market. They were stunning and juicy, and since I know that a “serving” of blueberries is pretty substantial (3/4 cup), I bought a large bag to have on hand for snacking. My son is just starting to try solid foods, and I thought he might like a blueberry, so I crushed one a bit and offered it to him. As he rolled it around in his tiny mouth, his face lit up with unmistakable joy. He clearly had never tasted anything as delicious, and was eager for more.
Commit to Fit | Week 7
I love sleep. Love. Love. Love. My dream vacation involves hammocks, ocean breezes and the gentle sounds of waves ebbing and flowing.
My real life, however, has an 8 month old baby. An adorable 8 month old baby who makes me happier than I’ve ever been, but who has some trouble with sleep*. As a result, I haven’t slept through the night in well over a year, since pregnancy was not exactly conducive to sleep either.
According to this article from Harvard’s School of Public Health, “There is mounting evidence that people who get too little sleep have a higher risk of weight gain and obesity than people who get seven to eight hours of sleep a night.” The research suggests that sleep deprivation both increases caloric intake and decreases caloric expenditures.
We hope you enjoy this months tea of the month from T-We Tea! Hand picked flavors blend to take your taste-buds on a tea journey to relaxation and zen. Go ahead, forget about work, forget about traffic and de-stress with a delicious cup of tea and a DIAKADI workout. Some combinations just seem “meant to be”.