For many, each year often begins in the same way. After a holiday period marked by over-consumption of alcohol and food, January begins with many resolutions: "This is MY year. The year where I will achieve all my weight and fitness goals." And then, while January may seem like a month full of physical activity and unnecessary dietary restrictions, the gyms empty in February while the plates fill up and old habits return the following year. That's enough - here are five reasons why this year should be different and how these objectives can be achieved.
Research is clear on the fact that following a vegetarian lifestyle has numerous health benefits. But what about veganism? Veganism is when someone is restraining all animal products from their diet. This includes meat, but also fish, eggs, cheese, honey and dairy products, amongst others. Here are a few pros and cons of veganism for anyone wanting more information on this lifestyle before heading into it.
THE PROS :
In recent decades, the artificial sweetener industry has grown considerably. Going from diet coke to low sugar yogurts, it seems that all the foods we consume nowadays are available in a "diet" form. However, does the word "zero calorie" or "low in calories" mean that you can consume these artificially sweetened products as much as you want?
It's not easy to lose weight or even maintain a healthy weight in a society where food is not just there to help us meet our nutritional needs. We eat by habit, we eat because we're stressed out, we eat because we’re tired, we eat by politeness, we eat because there’s a party, we eat by boredom ... We must be careful because sometimes the environment and our psychological state of the moment can send us false signals of hunger that could push us to eat more than our needs and that makes it difficult to maintain our weight or lose our few extra pounds.
Maybe the money does not grow in the trees but rather ... in our leftovers! What if I told you that you could make some of your purchases profitable by growing them again?
Garlic, celery, green onions, lettuce; we buy these products every week! If we choose the organic version, we have here a great opportunity to have organic vegetables at hand all year long and at a low price. Also, you do not need to have a green thumb so good at succeeding. See for yourself by reading the descriptions below.
1- In a bowl, mix chicken with chili seasoning and paprika. Add pepper and salt.
2- Pour 1 tbsp of oil in a non-stick skillet and cook the chicken for 5-7 minutes over medium-high heat, or until it’s golden brown.
3- Remove the chicken and set aside in a clean bowl.
4- Add remaining oil and sauté peppers, mushrooms and onions over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and lightly browned.
5- Add the cooked chicken and mix.
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