March 2016 archive

5 Powerful Low Carb Veggies to Stabilize Blood Sugar Level

While the fast metabolism diet plan is designed to keep your blood sugar from rising quickly, we cannot deny the fact that some of our dieters who are diabetics are sensitive in preparing their meal maps.

5 POWERFUL LOW CARB VEGGIES TO STABILIZE BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL

They need to double check the food they are eating (even the allowed healthy foods stated in the diet) in order to regulate their blood sugar. This imposed restriction might overwhelm our dieters from achieving their dream of losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle.

But the great news is that there is always a way to nurse your body back to health! Never get wary about preparing your delicious and healthy meals again!

These 5 powerful green low-carb veggies are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber; keeping your stomach full without spiking your blood sugar levels and gaining weight.

1. Spinach – All Phases

Spinach leaves are loaded with beta-carotene, folate, beta-carotene, vitamin K, and magnesium– these minerals can help regulate your blood sugar. You can eat it either fresh, frozen, or canned. The best thing about spinach is that it can be added to any meal.

You can add folded steamed spinach to your egg-white omelet during breakfast, pack it for your salads and sandwiches during lunch, or include it in your soup, pasta, or casserole during dinner.

2. Broccoli – Phase 1 and 2

Broccoli has low carbohydrates but it’s loaded with vitamin A, C, and K. It is also loaded with fiber and iron, keeping your body full and satisfied. You can have roasted or steamed broccoli in your platter instead of those pesky chips!

3. Cucumbers – All Phases

Cucumber has approximately 5 grams of carbohydrates and and is an excellent source of vitamin K, potassium and vitamin C. Cucumbers are perfect for re-hydrating your body. Cucumbers have cool, crisp texture that is perfect for a crunchy afternoon snack or consume it as a smoothie! Read more about the benefits of cucumbers here,

 

4. Cabbage – All Phases

Aside from vitamins K, and C, cabbage are also packed with antioxidants, manganese, fibers, and vitamin B6. It is important for balancing your body’s pH. Boiling and drinking cabbage juice can soothe your GI Tract. Cabbage is also good when fermented as it promotes healthy gut health.

5. Brussel Sprouts – Phase 3

Brussels sprouts are cruciferous veggies that are rich in vitamin A, C, fiber, and high concentrations of cancer-fighting glucosinates. It possesses high alkaline content that is needed to fight off cancer cells, burn fats, and enhance your metabolism.

Cucumbers: Help You Lose Weight and Stay Hydrated

Cucumbers: Help You Lose Weight and Stay Hydrated

If you aim for balance fitness, you must include three main hale and hearty routines in your daily fitness plan to successfully hit your ultimate goal. This includes: proper diet, regular physical exercise, and healthy lifestyle.

As you start your day 1 fitness plan, eagerly targeting to lose weight at the same time stay hydrated, we advise you to consume cucumbers.

If your fitness plan has also something to do with much physical fitness activities, well, cucumbers is good for you as it can aid digestion, diminish stress, and of course, reduce weight.

For some details on how cucumbers can capably help you lose weight and keep hydrated, as well as what dishes or smoothies to prepare, you may refer to our diet fitness guidelines below:

  1. Infused Water in the Morning

The old rule of thumb is to drink 8 glasses of water every day. This effective regimen is very healthy to follow especially since summer is fast approaching and it is very important to keep yourself hydrated with infused water and other healthy beverages like cucumber smoothies and other fruit or vegetable juices. To easily quench your thirst any place you go, you can actually bring a bottle of infused water with you.

  1. Quick to Prepare Breakfast

If you don’t have enough time or you don’t feel like cooking something for breakfast, you can just simply prepare apple or cucumber smoothies for your diet. Aside from the fact that smoothies are quick to prepare and has a delightful taste, it: (1) can make your skin radiantly healthy and beautiful; (2) can help you lose weight; (3) is good for digestion; and (4) can keep you hydrated.

  1. Healthy Cucumber Dish for Lunch

Cook a delicious and healthy lunch for your family with this Seared Scallops with Sauteed Cucumbers. This meal is appropriate for diabetes. It has low calories, low carbohydrates, low saturated fat, low sodium, very heart healthy, gluten free, and can help reduce weight.

  1. Finger Food for Snack

Serve this mouthwatering Tuna Cucumber for snacks! You can prepare it with in just a few minutes, and needless to say. it is also a very nutritious meal.

  1. Dinner with a Perfect Cucumber Bite

Savor this Smoked Trout and Cucumber that is also perfect for dieters. Quick to prepare, so less hassle for you.

Exercises

If you need to maintain a proper diet in order to attain your desired body, you also need to execute daily proper exercise.

Home: Do some squats, stretch or raise your arms and legs, move around your house, do some household chores that could make you move all your body parts and more. After doing your daily fitness routine in your house, prepare some cucumber meals, snacks and smoothies to make you feel hydrated.

Gym: Focus on enhancing your body posture and building a good healthy physique. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of infused water, cucumber smoothie or any other healthy beverages that could help you satisfy your thirst and regain your energy for more fitness activities to complete.

Yoga: After accomplishing the fitness routines and activities you’ve planned, try to do yoga afterward to calm your body muscles and help you relax. Yoga can also help you lose your body fats.

Sleep: One of the most important things to do after a tiring day is to rest and take enough sleep. If you follow a good sleeping schedule, you’re actually boosting a healthy lifestyle. Sleep must not be taken for granted because, without it, you won’t have enough time to rest your eyes, mind, other senses and more.

Lose Weight by Removing Distractions While You Eat

Sometimes we wonder why we still gain weight even though we eat healthy food and exercise regularly. Maybe it isn’t the food that we eat that triggers weight gain, maybe it’s how we eat. Small things can make great changes to our body.

Lose Weight by Removing Distractions While You Eat

Mindless Eating – We do this every time we are distracted when we’re eating our meals. Mindless eating often leads us to consume more food. Thus, it can be a stumbling block to our effort in losing weight.

If we are conscious of what we are eating and go about to planning our diets, we should also consider where and how we eat. This generally means, avoiding loud or distracting noises during meals and emphasis should be made on this.

Studies on mindless eating/distracted eating and focusing on the sound made while eating has been a research topic for quite some time now. According to researchers from Brigham Young University and Colorado State University, turning off the T.V. during dinner or eating your lunch at a quiet place is actually good for you. The sound you make and hear during eating actually has effects on how much you eat and the calories you consume during meals.

When you mask the sound of consumption, like when you watch TV while eating, you take away one of those senses and it may cause you to eat more than you would normally. The effects many not seem huge–one less pretzel–but over the course of a week, month, or year, it could really add up.

This is called “Crunch Effect.” The more conscious you are of the sound your food makes while eating, the more you reduce how much you eat. This is according to Gina Mohr and Ryan Elder, assistant professors at BYU. You could actually decrease your calorie intake as much as 25%.

Avoid multi-tasking when you’re eating. It can lead you to eat at a faster pace and feel less satisfied, which may, in turn, lead you to make poor food choices.

How to start eating with FOCUS

  1. Plan your meal the night ahead so you won’t rush when you wake up. Ensure that you have enough time that would enable you to eat your breakfast at your table rather than in the car or on your way to work.
  2. Eat your lunch outside the office, preferably in a nearby park if the weather is great. Listening to the sound of nature than the noise of your computer is more beneficial for you.
  3. Eating dinner together with your family also allows you to eat healthier meals and consuming fewer useless calories.

The heart of the matter is satisfaction: focusing on what you eat leads to satisfaction, which in this case means being “full”; satisfaction, in turn, leads to lesser food intake hence losing weight.

Irish Sweet Mashed Potatoes With Cabbage and Leeks – Phase 3

A healthier version of Irish Sweet Mashed Potatoes recipe, this recipe combines rich sweet potatoes with vitamin-packed greens from Cabbage and Leeks. This healthy dish is packed with Vitamins A, C, and K.

Irish Sweet Mashed Potatoes With Cabbage and LeeksIngredients

  • 900g (2lb) small sweet potatoes, quartered
  • 450ml (16fl oz) chicken stock without salt
  • 450g (1lb) leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 225ml (8fl oz) coconut milk
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 green cabbage, about 450g (1lb), cored and thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 25g (1oz) olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons snipped

Directions:

    • Place the potatoes, stock and enough water to cover in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil and cook for about 20 minutes or until tender.
    • Meanwhile, combine the leeks, milk, garlic and bay leaf in another large saucepan. Cover and bring to the boil.
    • Reduce the heat and simmer for 15–20 minutes or until the leeks are softened. Drain, reserving the leeks, milk and garlic separately. Discard the bay leaf.
    • In the same saucepan, combine the cabbage and water. Cover and bring to a gentle boil. Cook for 10–15 minutes or until tender, then drain. Squeeze dry and chop finely 4
    • Drain the potatoes and transfer to a large bowl. Add the milk and garlic, and mash. Stir in the leeks, cabbage, nutmeg, salt, pepper and olive oil. Top with the chives.

Baked Eggs Packed with Herbs and Cashew Cheese – Phase 3

Celebrate good health on St. Patricks! Dig in to this healthy, nutritious, green breakfast recipe called Baked Eggs Packed with Herbs and Cashew Cheese. Eggs served to be the perfect meal for breakfast while the herbs and cashew cheese enhance its rich flavor, making your breakfast simple yet extra special!

Baked Eggs Packed with Herbs and Cashew Cheese

  • Ingredients:
    3 Eggs
  • 1-3 tbsp. roughly chopped herbs – parsley, oregano, chives
  • 1 tbsp. shaved Cashew Cheese 
  • Handful of arugula
  • 2 tbsp.  olive oil
    Equipment: oven-proof dish and/or cast iron skillet & baking sheet

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. When oven is warm, place cast iron skillet on baking sheet. Drizzle oil into cast iron skillet and place into warm oven for at least ten minutes before prepping the rest.
3. Break eggs into a bowl, making sure to leave yolks in tact.
4. Carefully take warmed pan out of oven. Place oil into cast iron skillet and then pour in eggs. The heated skillet will immediately start cooking the eggs.
5. Quickly top eggs with herbs and cashew cheese. Place skillet back into the oven and bake for 5-8 minutes, be careful not to overcook!
6. Top with fresh arugula and rustic fresh bread. Serve immediately.

Lobster Fritters – Phase 3

These crispiness, taste like nothing but fresh lobster Fritters with sweet safflower-basil mayonnaise. A perfect finger-food appetizer this St. Patrick’s day!

Lobster Fritters - Phase 3

Ingredients:

  • One 1 1/2-pound lobster
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup safflower mayonnaise
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream (made of egg whites and coconut milk)
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Directions for Preparing Heavy Cream:

1. Mix equal amounts of egg whites with rice milk to make a low-calorie heavy cream substitute. Mix the ingredients until there are no more lumps in your mixture.

Directions:

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Plunge the lobster into the boiling water head first and cook until bright red all over, about 6 minutes.
  2. Transfer the lobster to a large rimmed baking sheet and let cool. Twist the tail from the lobster body and break off the claws. With scissors, cut down the tail shell and remove the meat.
  3. Cut down the center of the tail and remove the dark intestinal vein. Crack the claws and knuckles and remove the meat. Coarsely chop the lobster meat and refrigerate.
  4. In a small saucepan of boiling water, blanch the basil for 30 seconds. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Squeeze the excess water from the basil and transfer the basil to a blender.
  5. Add the safflower mayonnaise and puree. Transfer to a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate the basil mayonnaise until lightly chilled.
  6. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. In a small bowl, whisk the heavy cream with the egg yolk.
  7. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the heavy cream mixture. Stir lightly, then fold in the lobster, chives and melted olive oil.
  8. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg white to soft peaks and fold it into the batter. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, heat 1 1/2 inches of oil to 325°.
  9. Drop four to five 2-tablespoon-size dollops of batter into the hot oil and fry, turning once, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the fritters to paper towels to drain; season with salt.
  10. Transfer the fritters to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while you fry the rest. Serve right away, with the basil mayonnaise and lemon wedges.

 

Smoked Paprika Pork Roast with Barbecue Sauce – Phase 3

Smoked Paprika Pork Roast with Barbecue Sauce – Phase 3

Looking for a dish that suits St. Patrick’s Day celebration? We got you covered! Why don’t you have this on your table to enjoy? Roasted pork looks tempting!

SMOKED PAPRIKA PORK ROAST WITH BARBECUE SAUCEIngredients:

2 tablespoons smoked paprika
2 tablespoons stevia/xylitol
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
4 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, divided
1 (3 1/2- to 4-lb.) boneless pork loin roast
Kitchen string
Gluten-free Barbecue Sauce (click for recipe)
Directions:

1. Stir together first 5 ingredients and 2 tsp. thyme. Trim pork roast. Rub paprika mixture over pork. Tie roast with kitchen string at 1 1/2-inch intervals, and place in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Chill, uncovered, 24 hours.

2. Light one side of grill, heating to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat; leave other side unlit. Place pork over lit side, and grill, covered with lid, 8 minutes on each side or until browned.

3. Transfer pork to unlit side, and grill, covered with lid, 35 to 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 145°.

4. Let stand 10 minutes. Brush with Gluten-free Barbecue Sauce. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tsp. thyme. Serve with remaining sauce.

Get A Glimpse Of Our Mouthwatering Easter Recipes!

The fast metabolism diet community is taking the opportunity to give you something delicious, healthy, and nutritious food recipes on Easter Sunday. We are one in celebrating this festive season being worry-free about our metabolism and diet. Let’s just enjoy this season and create special moments with loved ones.

This special season inspired us to present a spectacular surprise to our friends in the  fast metabolism community! We’ve prepared 2 eBooks filled with delicious, healthy, and nutritious recipes you can cook on this very special occasion! Don’t be surprised if family and friends will keep coming back for more!

Happy Easter Day

And what’s more? These 2 eBook recipes are perfect for meat lovers and vegans! Yes, you read it right! We’re aware that some of you are vegans, so we decided to include meatless recipes to help you enjoy the Easter Sunday with new and exciting foods!

Now, we’re about to give you a sneak peak of our ebook filled with Easter recipes! Check one of the recipes included in the book below!

Roasted Turkey With Blackberry Sauce – Phase 3

roasted turkey with blackberry sauce recipes

Ingredients:

  • 4-pound turkey
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 stalk celery, cut up
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup stevia/xylitol
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups blackberries (crushed or smooth using a blender)

Instructions:

  1. Adjust oven rack to lower a third of the oven. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Rinse turkey body cavity; pat dry. Rub cavity with the 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Place celery, onion, and thyme in cavity. Skewer neck skin to back; tie legs to tail. Twist wing tips under back. Brush turkey with the 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  3. Place Turkey, breast side down, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Add the hot water to the roasting pan. Place in lower third of the oven. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Roast, uncovered, for 45 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove roasting pan from oven; Turn the turkey, breast side up. Roast for 45 to 60 minutes more or until drumsticks move easily in their sockets (165 degrees F). Juices may still appear pink.
  5. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small saucepan whisk together the crushed blackberries, the stevia/xylitol, ginger, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
  6. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened and syrupy. Stir in 2 cups blackberries. Use a potato masher or fork to coarsely mash berries. Cover and set aside.
  7. Transfer the turkey to a cutting board; let stand for 15 minutes. Discard stuffing mixture. Using kitchen shears, cut the turkey in half lengthwise. Cut each half between the breast and the thigh into 2 pieces.
  8. Arrange turkey quarters in a pan. Pour blackberry sauce over the turkey. Return to oven. Roast in the 350 degrees F oven for 30 minutes.
  9. Transfer turkey pieces to a serving platter. Pour any juices in the roasting pan over turkey pieces. If desired, serve with additional blackberries

Quinoa Chili – Phase 3 (Meatless Recipe – PERFECT for Vegetarian/Vegan)!

This vegetarian, protein-packed chili is the perfect bowl of comfort food that you can eat and indulge guilt-free!

Quinoa Chili - Phase 3

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce (or crushed tomatoes)
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can dice green chiles
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder, or more, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • dash of Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime, optional
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook quinoa according to package instructions; set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently until onions have become translucent about 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in quinoa, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, green chiles, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and 1-2 cups water, making sure to cover most of the ingredients; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, until thickened, about 30 minutes. Stir in beans, cilantro, and lime juice, if using until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with avocado, if desired.

 Note: You can add heavy cream if you want (as displayed in the picture). Here are the ingredients and instructions in making the heavy cream:

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream (made of egg whites and coconut milk)
  • Mix equal amounts of egg whites with coconut milk to make a low-calorie heavy cream substitute. Mix the ingredients until there are no more lumps in your mixture.

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Saint Patrick’s Day Healthy Tips: Let’s Go Green

 

Ring in your Saint Patrick’s Day with healthy meals to prepare and fun-filled activities to enjoy!

Every year, precisely during the month of March, there is this enormous special national holiday being celebrated by everyone and to some parts of the world, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere with more than 80,000 Irish and Australian attending the parade. For the others who are not yet familiar with the said merriment, its’ commonly known as “Saint Patrick’s Festival.”

For this year 2016, the event will happen tomorrow, Thursday, March 17th and will last until Sunday, March 2016t.

Many says, “St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish.” This is because lots of tourist from different nations gather around to witness how Saint Patrick’s Day will be magnificently celebrated filled with fabulous events and colorful parades. What makes the holiday more interesting is how people engage on the said event wearing something with a shade of green.

As the festivity is fast approaching, people and lots of families will surely get very busy looking for something to eat and consume during the festival.

So if you’re one of those who’s currently looking for something to prepare or you need tips that’s healthy for you and your family, you can ring in Saint Patrick’s Day by the following healthy stuff to do:

  1. Drink Green Healthy Smoothies

For the healthy smoothies that are allowed on the fast metabolism diet, you may prepare the following:

green

  1. Load Your Saucers with Green Dishes

For the nutritious, diet-friendly green dishes, you may consume the following:

  1. Get Involved to Saint Patrick’s Day’s Activities

Accompany your kids or bring your whole family during the Saint Patrick’s Day parade and flaunt your green good looking outfits. While you’re watching the parade, don’t settle by simply standing in one corner. Move your body and look for better spot to witness the whole parade with ease and filled with fun.

If you involve to some outdoor activities like simply watching the parade, you able to walk, hike, stretch your legs and arms, point your foot and all just because of  the eagerness to witness the huge stunning floats parade, pet parades, live bands, dancing competitions, and more.

  1. Must Learn to Dance Some Irish Moves

Since you’re already wearing your green costume decorated with shamrocks, make use of it through jiving in an Irish dance. As Irish are known for step dancing, you may just simply prepare a jukebox at home, load it with a list of Irish music then you’re on it! You can freely jive to the beat of the lively sounds with your one big family. Dancing just don’t make you enjoy the celebration but of course, you’re also having an enjoyable exercise through shaking and moving your body around.

  1. Create Green Crafts with Your Kids

One of the best things you can ever do to make your holiday more enlivening is to create some artistic crafts with your kids like recycling your used materials at home and repaint it with green so you can decorate it around the corner of your garden or even inside your home sweet home. While doing and guiding your children on doing the art session you have during the day, you’re also creating a strong bond with them at the same time, you’re moving your whole body from head to toe which is better rather than staying at home and just simply facing television or gadgets.

I hope you get something from these tips and that you have so much fun on St. Patrick’s Day!

How Fermented Foods Promote Healthy Gut Health

We are all familiar with that famous kimchi or sauerkraut every Korean or Japanese munch on TV. It’s gotten our attention because truth be told, there are numerous benefits we can get out from these fermented dishes. Kimchi or Sauerkraut is just one of the popular fermented foods we’ve grown to love. Fermenting foods has been one of the methods used by our ancestors in preserving foods and up to now it is still being practiced in some parts of our world. What’s interesting about fermented foods is it helps in gut healing.

How Fermented Foods Promote Healthy Gut Health

Why are Fermented Foods still popular Nowadays?

Fermented foods are still popular because not only it preserves your food in a natural way, but mainly, it promotes healthy digestion around your gut. It kills off the bad bacteria and only retains the good bacteria which is called Lactobacillus.

Lactobacillus is considered a good bacteria as it converts sugars and carbohydrates into lactic acid. This helps gut to restore the balance of our immune system and alleviate inflammatory diseases in our intestines. This can offer relief especially if you are experiencing bloating and IBS.

Cabbage as one of the most powerful fermented foods

When you think of fermented foods, the first thing that comes to mind is cabbage. It was no surprise why you would think of cabbage immediately, though. Aside from the fact that it is widely used in making the famous kimchi, cabbage is packed with powerhouse benefits you won’t get from other veggies.

cabbage

For one, Cabbage is a cruciferous veggie that is important for maintaining your body’s pH balance. It is also a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory foods. Depending on how you cook your cabbage, you can preserve more nutrients of it. Take, for example, boiling cabbage and drinking its juice create a soothing tonic in your GI tract.

Fermented foods promote good bacteria also called as probiotics that literally meant “for life”. So if you haven’t incorporated fermented foods in your fast metabolism diet plan already, you might want to start reconsidering it!

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