Acceptance in the diet and fitness space is just as important as acceptance in belief, culture, and politics. Do YOUR thing and let others do there's! But for you're own sake it is important to remember documentaries are usually not the best places to collect education on nutrition and diet.
📽Documentaries are inherently biased. Independent filmmakers bring their personal world-views to their films. All documentaries are constructions and the viewer discovers the ‘truth’ in a film through the director’s assembly of cinematic choices – choices which inevitably represent the filmmaker’s version of the truth. Right?
These types of films can be captivating and incredibly convincing, but that's the power of story-telling. Collecting unbiased information is a matter of digging into the science, the research, the data... Much harder then a compelling 90min documentary BUT way better than becoming a prisoner to someone else's version of the truth.
@lkarina29 is a close friend and client of mine and she is shifting to a more plant-based diet for a variety of reasons, all of which are perfectly respectable. We are adjusting her macros to fit her lifestyle and dietary choices better and she'll continue to have my support although I choose to eat meat and variety of other foods. We respect and support one another in our journeys to increased health. We felt passionate about sharing this message and encouraging acceptance regardless of dietary preference.
Remember friends that correlation does not mean causation and before you get riled up from a documentary, do your research.
6 hours ago
💥WHOLE EGGS OR WHITES FOR FAT LOSS?💥
🐼The fitness industry runs on a pendulum of extremes. Everything is either good or bad. Healthy or unhealthy. Fattening or fat burning. And no matter what, someone will always have studies to prove they're right and you're wrong and Hogwarts doesn't exist and we're all just muggles and other really hurtful comments that sting but aren't true.
☕️Truth is, very few things in the fitness industry (or life, for that matter) are black and white. The answer usually falls somewhere in between - smack dab in the grey area - where the answer depends on your individual needs, goals, and preferences.
🎃Take eggs, for example. Aside from the obnoxious comments bound to come about how eggs are awful and should never be eaten (malarkey, btw, they're amazing for you), everyone and their house elf has an opinion on whether or not you should eat whole eggs when you're trying to lose fat. Here's what I think.
🦉Whole eggs are great because they're stacked with countless nutrients. Only issue is they have way more calories than whites and don't fill you up all that much. Whites, on the other hand, are much more filling (bc you can eat way more for fewer cals) but don't get all the nutrients whole eggs offer.
🏓So...why not have both? You can have either/or if you want. But there's also no reason you can't have 1-2 whole eggs and a whole bunch of whites to get all the benefits of the nutrient profile without adding too many calories.
🦄In the end, do what works best for YOU and allows YOU to stay consistent with your training and nutrition. Because, above all, consistency is king.
💩PS if anyone references "What the Health" as a valid source for why eggs are unhealthy, please remember you're referencing a Netflix movie and not legitimate scientific research. Eggs are 100% healthy (in moderation) and "What the Health" is a film designed to scare you. Nothing against vegans btw - I love them - I just can't stand the fear "What the Health" has created over meat and eggs when, truth is, they can be a great part of a healthy diet.
Strawberry Fig & Rhubarb Compote Nicecream Family 🙋 With vegan protein and maca powder 💪
Cos on the weekend, there are more breakfast jars than there are people in the house, but thats ok right? When I made the Rhubarb tart the other day, I had some cooked fruit leftover from when I strained off the Strawberry+Rhubarb jelly. It was the perfect compote to have with these Strawberry nicecream jars. Also threw in some figs for good measure because... well, you know me right? What's on the menu for your breakfast today? 💖🌌
For the nicecream:
⚪2 cups frozen strawberries
⚪2 frozen bananas
⚪ Dash of cashew milk
⚪1 large scoop vegan protein (I used @iswariofficial super vegan protein)
⚪ 1 tbsp maca powder
For the compote:
Simmer 1 cup rhubarb and 1 cup strawberries in a pan, cover them in water and add 3-4 tbsp of maple or brown rice syrup. Allow them to reduce down for about 10 minutes until soft and cooked. Once ready, strain the mixture with a sieve, using the thick fruit pulp as your compote. You can make some vegan jelly from the left over liquid but adding a tsp of vegan gelatin or agar-agar and letting it cook until thick.
Blend everything until creamy and smooth. Layer up your jars with rhubarb compote, fresh strawberries, figs and nicecream 💖
Blueberry vanilla cheezecake by @cocoebaunilha 😍🍰🍇💜
30g desiccated coconut
1 pinch of salt
1 tsp almond or vanilla extract
1 tbsp maple syrup (or agave nectar)
1 or 2 tbsp coconut oil
350g raw cashews
1 lemon, juiced
1 vanilla bean (or 2 tsp vanilla paste)
1 can (400ml) full fat coconut milk, chilled (only solid cream)
125ml coconut oil
150ml maple syrup (or agave syrup)
Pinch of salt
30g coconut desiccated
1 tbsp coconut cream
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp maple syrup (or agave)
Process the nuts with saltand vanilla in a food processor until crumbly. Add maple and coconut oil and process just to combine. Press the mixture into the springform pan (18 or 20cm). Cover tightly and put into freezer to set while you make the next layer.
Throw all filling ingredients into your into a food processor and blend for about 3 minutes, until it forms a dough like consistency. If necessary, add a tablespoon of coconut milk.
Press the mixture evenly into the base of the cake tin.
Cover and put into freezer to set while you make the next layer.
Add all the top layer ingredients into the food processor and blend for about 2 minutes, until smooth.
Pour this mixture on top of the filling and place it back in freezer.
Freeze until this raw cheesecake recipe reaches the desired consistency (5 hours) and enjoy 💜