Final Exams!

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I know I have not posted lately but I am on my FINAL’s!

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I know, I know, is no excuse to abandon my few but encouraging followers. I promise I will be back at full speed!

During this week I am following a Memory-Turned Up kind of diet, still eating healthy but not on the detox as I wished and earlier posted.
Therefore, will have to restart with you guys.

I am full of ideas and meanwhile I’ve been exercising and taking lots of pictures to post my body evolution and the exercises and reps I’ve been doing, so you guys won’t miss a thing!

Wish me luck and hold on,
I will be back sooner than you think ;)

Bisous,
Amanda.

Detox – Day 1

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Here comes my first menu for the detox!
I’ve been to the gym today for some cardio! After almost one week barely exercising I was able to sweat!
Confess I felt a bit week by 10 pm. But I guess was a long day!

I’ve been already 2x at the toilet today :-O.
So, as I said before, the first sign of detox you will see at the loop :D:D

Bisous,
Amandita

Monday

Breakfast ( 7:30 a.m. )
- ½ unit of medium papaya
- 1 col . ( dessert) of crushed flaxseed
- 1 col . (tea ) of coconut oil
- 1 col . ( soup) of quinoa flakes
- 1 cup (200 ml ) light soy milk

All into the blender and drink it up!

2nd part of Breakfast (10h)
- Juice: 1 cup (200 ml ) coconut water + mint + 1 slice of melon

3rd part of Breakfast (11:30 )
- 1 cup . of green tea

Lunch (13h)
- Salad made with:  any green leafs (is your choice!) + 1 cup cooked carrots + 1 col . (tsp) extra virgin olive oil
- 1 egg unit

2nd Part of Lunch (16:30)
- 1 unit of soy yogurt
- 8 units of grapes

Snack 1 ( 17:30)
- 1 cup of green tea

Dinner ( 19:30 )
- 3 scoops comforting soup made with chicken breast without skin + carrot + celery + spinach + coconut oil (if you think is necessary)

Supper ( 21:30 )
- 1 cup of camomile tea

Detox

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After a full week feeling pain everywhere due to a strong flu I am back :-).
And guess what I brought with me? A full week detox program! heheh

Well, after all the antibiotics I’ve been taking during this week I guess a nice organic detox will come for a great good!

If you were like me, taken by the cold European weather please give the detox a goal and post a comment about your experience.

Detox Challenge

What is the Detox Challenge?
It is a 15 days detox in duration, and will serve as a detox in preparation for our next challenge, which begins in February.
Consists of only eating organic food, which means: no processed food at all, if it is not from an animal or not from mother earth we are not eating it!

How to take part of the Detox Challenge?
On January 15, in the morning, without yet having any meal, you should weigh and photograph the display of the balance with your weight. By email, send the photo, with your name, surname and height to the email amanda.maia@me.com. This is your application to participate in the challenge. WE DO NOT ACCEPT REGISTRATIONS LATER THE DATE MENTIONED NOR PHOTOS! (I will be doing the detox this week to proof you guys it is possible ;)

What will happen next?
During the next 15 days we will follow a balanced diet, focusing on the concepts of nutritional education, WITHOUT drugs, thermogenics and industrialized meals. We will also follow some rules that will be needed for this detoxification process and preparation for the 30 days challenge in February.

The second weighing will take place on January 29, when each participant will have to resend email with photo of reweighing, and first and last name as it is on the table. Between the first and last weighing, we will be publishing texts on the blog that will serve as encouragement and sample menus, photo feed from our followers, and power information and exercise.

What are the rules?
– Eat 3 in 3 hours
– Drink 1.5 to 2 liters of water a day (always carry a bottle of water)
– For anyone suffering from fluid retention, you can add a few drops of lemon in that water (provided they do not exceed one lemon per day)
– Do not ingest soft (or light or zero) or sparkling water
– Do not ingest anything containing sugar or sugar in the recipe (this holds even for salad dressings)
– DO NOT eat any processed foods
– Do not ingest any food containing white flour (pasta, refined white rice, pastries, etc.)
– I do not eat carbs at night
– Discontinue medications that are not continuous use or prescription (ie, avoid taking painkillers, sleeping pills, all without apparent need)
– Sleep 7 to 8 hours per day

What do I eat after cutting it all?
Our keyword is called substitution. Processed foods will be replaced by natural/organic food. Who wants to witness a surprising result, will be good to avoid full grain products aswell. This result will be realized through the feces (yes, it will be entirely changed, and you will find the detox happening).

What are the main tips?
Get sight of food that can cause temptation. Make a list of foods that you will need to make juices, and always have them at home to avoid eating foods that have not been programmed. Chop the vegetables and freeze to facilitate preparation of lunch. Pack your fruits and always carry a purse when you leave.

Tomorrow I will be posting my first menu, keep track and let’s do it together again in January!
Looking forward to that!

Bisous,
Amandita

MyFitnessPal

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This App I can’t live without!

Myfitnesspal has many features including the possibility of reminders to eat your meals – “Stay hungry, stay foolish!”
You can also add friends to help you keeping motivated, once you place your meals and fitness program of the day an automatic calculation of your future weight appears!

I love to think about my weight going down in a couple of weeks (:

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Bisous,
Amandita

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11 Secrets to Lose Weight

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I’ve decided to make a list of all the first steps we should all take to keep focus on our goal to be slim and fit :-).

Here it goes:

Step 1: Make a DECISION!
Understand that it will not be easy to re-educate yourself, that rehabilitation is a lifestyle change and that from the moment you decide to change your life , is no way back!

Step 2: EAT each 3 HOURS
If you stand long periods without eating , you will reach a period in which you will be so hungry that probably will eat anything in front of you, mostly of it fast-food. Once you ate all the food you were starving for, you start feeling full and after a while you will feel heavy. Then you will realize that you ate too much and regret it, am I right? To avoid this type of situation we should eat each 3 hours, but in moderation and discipline, not by chocolate, cake, pizza, cookies… When you are long periods without food your metabolism starts working at a slow pace to save energy. There is an account that I love and always try to disclose: every time you eat, your body spends 100 calories to digest it, so if you eat more often, smaller portions, it will spend more calories! Therefore, 6 meals a day is ideal, try-it!

Step 3: Get rid-off the GARBAGE
Forget the diets, lights, zeros, and try not to take anything that has bubbles! SWEET ? forget for at least 3 weeks and replace the sugar by sweetener, no bluhhhh, after a week, I promise, you will get used to the taste, and for those who want something even more sweet use the sweetener Stevia or Sucralose .

Step 4: Drink COLD WATER
Did you know that when you drink cold water, your metabolism to work a little faster? Why? Because your body works more to stabilize the temperature.

Step 5: Healthy CHANGES
Instead of the white rice and classic pasta go for breads, pasta and rice with beans, flaxseed, and cereal type, it will satisfy your hunger for longer, besides is excellent for doing some cleaning in your gut!

Step 6: Only ONE of each!
Learn how to assemble your dish: you can eat a lot of carbohydrates, but one, just one, understood? So, put on your head that on your plate can only enter ONE portion of carbohydrate, another portion of protein and the rest is salad, YES! eat some greens! (:

Step 7: WEIGH EVERYTHING
Buy a kitchen scale , it will help you! Without it you will not be aware of how much you are eating and so, may be sabotaging your diet, there are scales for 10€ ( mine was this value ). Start by eating 50g of carbs and 120g of protein , the rest is salad! (:

Step 8: FORGET IT
NO carbs after 18:00, from that time is proven that your metabolism works slower!

Step 9: INCLUDE
Include in your diet foods that help speed metabolism: coffee, green tea, ginger, pepper, cinnamon, water and lemon. E.g: Place slivers of ginger in your water bottle every day, put in cinnamon in your coffee, if you feel hungry, take black coffee with sweetener!

Step 10: ORGANIZE yourself!
Friends, work, live the reality! If you are a woman like me, you know what I mean, we have a house, a husband, dogs, work, emotions, diet, PMS, Oh My God! How will we achieve? Getting ourselves organized! Another very important thing: Do your shopping list, and do go to the market hungry!

Step 11: MOVE!
This time you will do some physical activity! Put your old pair of shoes, comfortable shirt and legging and go walking! But again, be realistic with yourself, no walk in the mall or with grandma! Walking at an intense pace for at least 40 minutes and check your progress, maybe later why not challenge yourself and go for a run? I love to run! It empties the mind and moreover keeps you health!

Bisous,
Amandita

Victoria’s Secrets Dream

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Everywhere in the news we see pictures of the last night catwalk show of Victoria’s Secrets.

While many of you might say that they aren’t real stereotypes and that women shouldn’t identify themselves as been on their league I disagree.

Nothing stimulates me more to workout and get rid-off my fat than a picture of any of Vic’s Angels. They are just stunning-toned women! Although I do not have their length I do wish to have their bodies (-: . Definitely an inspiration for all of us that wishes to be slim-tone and health. As they say: “A pictures speaks louder than words”, here we go:

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Bisous,
Amandita

Fit Fork: Smoothie

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I have decided to go on liquids for 3-days. That’s right. Yesterday was my boyfriends bday and although all I did was eaten a vegan cupcake, still I feel that sugar intake kept me a bit out of my track. I know, I know I’m just a bit paranoid about sugar intakes :D.

So for today here is the recipe of one of my favorite smoothies:

- Banana Mania – 

2x scoops of whey protein zero carb/zero gluten
1x medium frozen banana
1x glass of 200 ml of water

All into the mixer for one minute, add some ice if you want to.
I sparkle some cinnamon on top since I love it and also helps to bust the metabolism.

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Enjoy!
Amandita