{Weekly Roundup} Volume 10

Fat Loss Foodies' Weekly Roundup: Volume 10

In this Volume: The run around: the case for carbs, 15 minute HIIT workout, overhyped exercises that are wasting your time , and free watercolor flowers printables! 

 

NUTRITION

THE RUN AROUND: THE CASE FOR CARBS

"I can not even begin to tell you the number of times I have heard someone (athlete or not) say, “I don’t do carbs” or “I’m on a carb restricted diet” or for Austin Powers fans “Carbs are the enemy”. Those words are like nails on a chalkboard to me." -Teri, A Foodie Stays Fit
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FOODS THAT HELP YOU SLEEP

"The circadian rhythm is your body’s internal clock and the sympathetic nervous system is part of your survival/alert system. What you eat can determine how you sleep. Another major insight is that your body’s sleep wake clock (the circadian rhythm) and the “sympathetic drive” (another term that describes how active your alert/wake system is), are impacted by environmental factors." -Jade Teta
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SWEET POTATOES WITH GARLIC & BASIL COMPOUND BUTTER

"Sweet potatoes are one of those foods that don’t take a ton of effort to go from good to great.  Take the time to oil and salt the skin.  Take the time to pop them in the oven.  And while that’s all happening, why not spend a few minutes of that time mixing up compound butter with fresh garlic and basil?" -Kristin, Food Fash
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TRAINING

15 MINUTE BODY WEIGHT HIIT WORKOUT

"Try this quick and effective body-weight high-intensity interval training routine whenever you are short on time but want a great workout with no equipment needed." -Shane Barnard
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GET THE BIGGEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: TOP SEVEN REASONS TO TRAIN COMPOUND EXERCISES

"One of the biggest mistakes people make when designing their workouts is to divide the body up into parts and train one muscle group at a time. This is called isolation training and it leaves a lot to be desired." -Poliquin Group Editorial Staff
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OVERHYPED EXERCISES THAT ARE ACTUALLY WASTING YOUR TIME

"I lift because I love the challenge. I love that feeling when the impossible becomes possible, my maxes become my openers, and I can set my sight on even heavier weights. I do it because I want to find out just how far I can go and what my limit is, both mentally and physically." -Taryn Haggerstone
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TIMING YOUR WORKOUT TO PERFECTION

"By scheduling in exercise for the time that works best for you, you’re more likely to enjoy it. When you enjoy exercise you stick with it, and that’s where habits are born. Once exercise becomes a habit the results really kick in." -Emma Hogan
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LIFESTYLE

EASY TIPS TO START A MEDITATION PRACTICE (EVEN IF YOU CAN'T SIT STILL)

"Meditating can seem intimidating: a lofty practice that’s only achieved by the most austere and dedicated. But in reality, it’s pretty simple to start a basic meditation practice that can help you feel more focused and less stressed and give you a clearer head for a more productive day." -Cyrena Lee
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DON'T ALLOW COMPARISON TO RUIN YOUR LIFE

"I believe humans invest in comparison of their lives to others, because they use it as a gauge of “success”. But who defines success?" -Jasmine Smith
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WATERCOLOR FLOWERS FREE PRINTABLES

"Nothing says warm weather like some lovely and bright watercolor flowers and succulent art. These 8×10 printables are ready to be printed out (either at home or at your favorite photo printer), framed, and hung (or gifted!) to add a touch of spring to your home decor." -Burlap + Blue
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1 DRESS 6 DIFFERENT LOOKS

"Nice, flattering striped dresses, and affordable at the same time, are not easy to find. So when I tried this one, I fell in love. " -Lilly Style
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THE LIE I GAVE UP

"Bring light, kindness and love to the world. Your playing small just brings more smallness and more darkness to the world. Your standing in your power and bringing your light into the world (regardless of how you’ve fallen or erred) will give others the strength to do this same." -Jen Decurtins
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