I want to try something new as I have hit a plateau, I love this plan and hope you will too. :)
Vegan Detox Food Guideline
A vegan diet excludes all forms of animal products. A Guide to Eating Vegan Foods (see ) provides a detailed guideline of what foods you can eat while on a vegan diet.
Meat: All meat, poultry and seafood is prohibited while on the vegan detox meal plan. Substitutes permitted include products made from bean curds, tofu, soybeans, grains or nuts.
Plant products: Fruits and vegetables make up the majority of a vegan detox. Try to choose organic produce. You can eat the fruits and vegetables whole or have fresh fruit juices.
Beans, nuts and legumes: All beans, nuts, and legumes are part of a vegan detox meal plan, including peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter or any other nut butter. Beans and legumes are crucial to a vegan diet to assure adequate protein intake.
Dairy and Eggs: Since veganism goes beyond being vegetarian, vegans cannot consume dairy products because it comes from animals. Soy and rice milk are good substitutes for milk and margarine is a common substitute for butter as it is made from soybean or sunflower oil.
Gelatin: Gelatin contains an ingredient that comes from a horse, and so should be avoided.
Sweeteners: Vegans differ on whether to avoid honey as it comes from bees, but others regard it as a “biological, animal-friendly product.” Refined sugar, which is made using cow or horse bone marrow is not part of the vegan diet. Vegans can have raw brown sugar, from either sugar cane or sugar beet.
Drink at least eight glasses of water a day as part of your vegan detox meal plan.
How Long Does it Last
Some people set the vegan detox to a certain number of days, weeks, or months, while others have made it a steady part of their life by following it one day a week. You should follow the vegan detox until your body feels better and repeat as often as necessary. The vegan detox is safe to continue indefinitely as long as your body can handle it, as the meal plan is healthy and nutritious.
What to Expect During the Vegan Detox
The vegan detox meal plan will detox your body of toxins and chemicals that your body has collected over the years. The vitamins and minerals in the fruits and vegetables will provide antioxidant benefits and prevent your cells from damage from free radicals, improve your immune system and increase your energy levels.
Vegan Detox Sample Menu
For breakfast have a glass of soy milk, tea, a slice of wheat bread and a piece of fruit.Breakfast is a crucial meal because it’s a chance to start your day with the necessary fuel you need. Choose breakfast foods that provide fiber to help you feel full. Stay away from sugary breakfast cereals that provide little nutrition benefit and guarantee an eventual sugar crash that will leave you feeling sluggish.
For a mid-morning snack, have some tea.
For lunch, have fresh fruit salad using as many fruits as you’d like. For example, a salad consisting of papaya, banana, pear, strawberries and grapes. For a dressing, use unsweetened fruit juice and maple syrup.
At mid-afternoon have a fresh fruit or vegetable juice.
For dinner, have one cup brown rice, with one ounce of tofu, a side of vegetables and a piece of fruit.
After dinner drink one cup chamomile tea.* Don’t deny yourself snacks. They break up your long day physically and mentally. Going between meals for four to six hours can leave you feeling exhausted and moody. For nutritionally dense food items, choose fruits and vegetables. This ensures you are receiving adequate amounts of fiber, as well as meeting your required amounts of vitamins and minerals.
Regardless of the length of time you choose for your vegan detox, there are some safety precautions you should follow. Before starting a vegan detox plan, you should consult your doctor. While a detox diet can be safe, it ca read more..
Friday, 25 May 2012
I want to try something new as I have hit a plateau, I love this plan and hope you will too. :)
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
PURELL, PLEASE: Think your Gym is clean? The shower, locker room, equipment--even your water bottle--can be crawling with bacteria! Check out these 6 germy places:
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WHAT'S THE BEEF? Natural, organic, grass-fed...it's all Greek to me. Here's what...
WHAT'S THE BEEF? Natural, organic, grass-fed...it's all Greek to me. Here's what the new USDA beef labels really mean
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Know any good jokes? Researchers found that people with an active sense of humor were less likely to have Heart Disease than those without--so LOL every once in awhile! (Brought to you by Quaker!) Click the link for 49 MORE Heart Smart tips.50 Simple Ways to Help Your Heart | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comSmall changes in the types of foods you eat and in the portion sizes you choose will quickly add up. Here are smart ways to help you cut 100 calories. Follow the tips every day to lose weight and get the body you want—just in time for summer! read more..
Sunday, 20 May 2012
The Big 12 and the Southeastern conferences have announced a deal that will pit their football regular-season champions against each other in a New Year's Day bowl game for five years beginning in 2014, positioning themselves for the expected switch to a four-team playoff. read more..
Want to pick up your pace? These 4 exercises will strengthen the weakest parts of your body and help you run faster!
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FAT FACT: Not all Saturated Fat is bad. Certain kinds are metabolized faster than others and are rarely stored as flab!
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Ouch! There's a reason why treadmills have those clip-on emergency cords people. Watch 2-minutes of treadmill fails below.
Here's a two-minute reminder that treadmills are evil
Have you ever wondered why treadmills have that clip-on emergency stop cord? Here are twenty-nine human reasons (plus canine and feline ones), along with a reminder that treadmills are evil machines that have been designed to destroy mankind. Thanks to the WorldWide Interweb, we now have "The Ult… read more..
Saturday, 19 May 2012
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wide receiver for the University of Idaho football team, whose family moved to California from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, was shot dead at a party in Los Angeles over the weekend, the school said. Ken McRoyal, 22, had joined the University of Idaho team last year as a walk-on player without a scholarship, but had earned a scholarship for the coming school year. He had six receptions for 35 yards in the 2011 season. "It's a devastating loss," University of Idaho Vandals coach Robb Akey said in a statement. "We've lost a brother, a teammate, a family member. ... read more..
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
If you were not able to secure your spot to run the Georgia Marathon in one of the past giveaways you have another chance. With the Publix Georgia Marathon just 2 months away on March 18th I hope you are already training if you want to run the 26.2 miles, but if not this entry will also work if you are more of the half marathon type.The US Road Sports group has offered yet another lucky runner the opportunity to run the marathon or half marathon for the highly discounted rate of $0. All you need to do is provide the training and transportation which is the easy part right?Do you want to leave nothing to chance and make sure you have your entry set? If so, while you head over to the Publix Georgia Marathon Registration make sure you don’t forget to use the $10 discount code: 262QUEST. This code is good for $10 off either the full or half marathon.The Giveaway:One lucky winner will be given the opportunity to run the Publix Georgia Marathon on March 18th, 2012 for free. Entries will be taken until January 31st with the winner announced shortly after.How To Enter:Leave a comment and tell us about your marathon experience (or lack there of) and why running the Publix Georgia Marathon will change your life forever.Share the opportunity with everyone you know. You know the drill, share with all those social media tools, your blog, and at your running club, but don’t stop there! (leave a comment for each way you share because each comment will count as an additional entry)Join the Publix Georgia Marathon Fanpage, follow on Twitter at @GeorgiaMarathon and leave a comment for each of these as well.Don’t forget to share often for the best chance to win! Time to update your feed reader to something that says 26.2 Quest even more - http://feeds.262quest.com/262quest read more..
Tweet @TODAYshow your best caption to the above photo, and you could win two VIP passes to Pitbull’s upcoming Toyota Concert Series performance. (Make sure to tag @todayshow and include the hashtag #CaptionTODAY in your tweet )Calling all clever folks… read more..
Exercising for just 3 minutes a week has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity by 24%! Discover how high-intensity interval training can improve your health.
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The secret to bigger Muscles: Mix it up. Try these 5 tweaks to bring new life to your lifting routine.
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Just in time for Mother's Day: Check out these heartwarming mother-daughter weig...
Just in time for Mother's Day: Check out these heartwarming mother-daughter Weight Loss stories. Tell us how your mom has been an inspiration to you!
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Friday, 11 May 2012
1.To begin with just stand straight and jog on-the-spot for about 2 minutes just to warm up for the workout. Then stretch your arms and the entire body to the level of slight discomfort but not pain.
2. Next you have to do jumping jacks for 3 minutes. This will get your heart rate up and will prepare you for the harder workout ahead.
3. After jumping jacks do push-ups.10 push-ups will be enough.
4. Next you will do split jumping lunges for 30 seconds. Make sure that you knee does not go over your heel and you are pushing through your front heel.
5. Now grab your mat and get ready to work on your abs. Do bicycle crunches for 1 minute.
6. After bicycle crunches you will work on your abs and thighs together by doing mountain climbers. Work for another 1 minute.
Repeat the whole workout except for the warm up exercise and perform another set. Until now you have worked on your belly and thighs.
7. To work on your legs you will lay down on the mat with your one leg up and one leg down. Start moving the leg that is up making circle like movements. It will be like drawing a big circle in the air with your let. Do this for a minute. Switch your leg and now do the same for the other leg. Repeat this one more time
8. The next move will work on your legs and waist together. You will start with your hands laced underneath you head and your legs will be straight up with you back on the floor. Bring your one leg down and bring your opposite elbow moving the shoulder towards to knee of the leg that is still up and try touching it. Now alternate and switch the movement and do it for both the legs and elbows. Do this for three minutes.
9. To work on your arms you can get a bottle full of water. Stand straight and hold the bottle your one hand and bring it up and down. Do the same for the other arms. Repeat this for two minutes. read more..
Monday, 7 May 2012
Hump Day survival Recipe: Mix one orange + Banana + grapefruit juice + Greek yogurt + ice + lemon juice and honey = sunshine in a glass
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Did you catch yesterday's Biggest Loser finale? We're so inspired by winner Jere...
Did you catch yesterday's Biggest Loser finale? We're so inspired by winner Jeremy Britt who lost 199 pounds! Check out these photos of his incredible transformation and others
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Whoa, some Sandwiches pack 150% of your daily recommended salt intake. Check out these savory--but not salty--alternatives instead
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Sleeping bag coat transforms — and warms — Detroit’s homeless
One young designer is using her talents for what lies far beyond Fashion Week: the real world. Veronika Scott, 22, created the “MWPR” coat, which doubles as a sleeping bag for Detroit’s struggling homeless population.The outerwear boasts yet another remarkable feature — it was also constructed by the homeless. read more..
Peanut Butter, Banana, and Flax Smoothies
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/2 cup vanilla fat-free yogurt
2 tablespoons ground golden flaxseed
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ripe banana, sliced
Place all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. read more..
A teary-eyed Bob Bowlsby walked out of a Stanford auditorium to a roaring ovation from university coaches and staff members Thursday, leaving behind a lasting legacy at one of the nation's top athletic programs for a conference in desperate need of a strong leader. read more..
Forget expensive cleanses. Grapes are bursting with fiber, antioxidants and resv...
Forget expensive cleanses. Grapes are bursting with fiber, Antioxidants and resveratrol, and can help detox your body. Adding to our plate right now.
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At 24, he hadn’t long to live … so they got marriedBethany and Ryan Smith planned their wedding in just three days’ time after Ryan’s doctors had to discontinue his cancer treatments. “There was more love in that room than I have ever experienced in my life,” Bethany Smith said about her wedding day.The love story that had everyone in the TODAY office in tears. read more..
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Blueberries top the list as one of the most powerful disease-fighting foods. That’s because they contain anthocyanins, the antioxidant responsible for their dark blue color. These delicious jewels are packed with fiber, vitamin C, and are available all year long. Boost heart health by adding them into your diet regularly. Here’s how:
1. Top your whole-grain cereal with fresh or frozen blueberries to add delicious flavor, a dose of fiber, and heart-healthy antioxidants.
2. Power up pancakes, waffles, or muffins with fresh, frozen, or dried blueberries for a nutritious breakfast.
3. Eat them plain or mix with other fruit for a low-calorie, high-fiber tasty fruit salad, dessert, or snack.
Recipe idea: Make an irresistible trifle by layering lady fingers, light whipped topping or low-fat pudding, and blueberries. Or puree a batch of berries for a breakfast or dessert sauce.
This cold-water fish is a great source of protein and is also packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The American Heart Association advises eating salmon and other omega-3 rich foods twice a week for benefits that go beyond heart health. Americans love salmon because it is so versatile, easy to cook, and tastes great.
1. Salmon is easy to prepare on the grill, in the oven or microwave, or on the stovetop. Save leftovers to toss into pasta dishes, make into salmon cakes, add to salads, or mix into dips or spreads.
2. Smoked salmon comes in two varieties. The raw type is commonly used in appetizers and on bagels with cream cheese and capers. The dry smoked type has more of a cooked appearance. You can enjoy it the same way as the raw style, and add it to cooked dishes such as pasta.
3. Salmon cooks in a matter of minutes and its delicate texture quickly absorbs and showcases the flavor of added ingredients. For example, toss chunks of salmon into a chowder of corn and potatoes, or wrap salmon with herbs and chopped onion and tomatoes in parchment or aluminum foil and grill or bake 12 minutes for a satisfying meal.
Recipe idea: Marinate salmon in a lime, onion, garlic, and soy mixture for 15 minutes before grilling for a delicious fish taco or grilled fish sandwich.Soy Protein
This inexpensive, high-quality protein contains fiber, vitamins, and minerals — all the ingredients for a heart-healthy meal. Also, a diet rich in soy protein can lower triglycerides, which help prevent cardiovascular disease and keep your heart strong and healthy. In those with high cholesterol levels,the benefits of soy foods are due to their high levels of polyunsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.1. Pack a soy protein bar or a bag of soy nuts for a quick snack during the day.
2. Edamame (the Japanese name for green soybeans) are snacks even kids will love! Find these nutritious nuggets in the freezer section at your supermarket. Boil them, then serve warm in the pod. Pop them out of the pod to eat plain or with a low-fat dip.
3. Tofu, made of soy beans, takes on the flavor of spices and foods you cook with it. Saute cubed tofu with green and red peppers, sliced garlic, and a dash or two of curry powder. Or add tofu to soups for a healthy dose of fat-free protein.
Recipe idea: Soy milk is not just for the lactose-intolerant. Make a nutritious beverage with chocolate soy milk, a banana, and some ice for a delicious smoothie.
Grandma called it roughage and we need plenty of it each day. Oatmeal is one way to get it. Oats are nourishing whole grains and a great source of vitamins, minerals, and cholesterol-lowering fiber. The FDA allows manufacturers of oats to make health claims about the grain on their products, suggesting that a diet high in oats can reduce the risk for heart disease. Research shows oats lower cholesterol levels, keep you regular, and may help prevent certain cancers.
1. A warm bowl of oatmeal fills the belly for hours with its high fiber content. Top it off with fruit (such a read more..