There are 2 types. Dietary cholesterol (the cholesterol you consume in foods) and blood cholesterol (the cholesterol in your bloodstream,also called serum cholesterol). ***Cholesterol is needed for many bodily functions
-it serves to insulate nerve fibers
-maintain cell walls -produce vitamin D, various hormones and digestive juices. •The more HDL(high-density lipoprotein) present in your body the better. However, the more saturated fats one eats, the more LDL(low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is produced. >Eggs only contain 1.5 grams of saturated fat! •Grassfed animals contain more omega-3 fatty acids than ones that are fed normal industrial feed.
According to Animal Feed and Science, “When chickens are housed indoors and deprived of greens, their meat and eggs also become low in omega-3s. Eggs from pastured hens can contain as much as 20 times more omega-3s. >Eggs have a biological value of 93.7% compared to 84.5% for milk, 76% for fish, and 74.3% for beef. The only food that ranks higher than eggs in biological value is your mum’s milk. =One in every ten thousand eggs contains salmonella. So don’t do a rocky and down raw eggs, you could get super sick! Cook those bad boys
Set the odds in your favour : get fit
Train like you’ve been picked for the hunger games
Workout like your district is counting on you
Exercise and nourish your body so you know that you would kick some major butt if you had to ;)
Don’t wait until you or a family member is diagnosed with diabetes or cancer or an auto immune disease. Don’t wait until someone you love passes away from an illness.
I wish I hadn’t have waited for my cancer to wake me up to the reality that I need to start looking after myself, but I did.
I was the kid who never EVER did sports. If you saw me running it was either a freakin’ miracle or someone was chasing me. I was busy sitting in my room playing the ps2 listening to blink 182.
Please please please don’t wait for something bad to happen to your health for you to wake up and male a change. Start looking after yourself!
Let go of 5 years ago, 5 weeks ago, 5 days ago, 5 minutes ago and look forward.
Don’t let the thing HOWEVER long ago hold you back from being a better version of yourself.
You are under no obligation whatsoever to be that person you WERE
We all slip up, we all have bad days, but the difference between a person who is successful and a person who is not is that the successful one chooses to pick themselves back up and keep going.
Confession: i’ve been struggling the past week with my eating disorder but I won’t let it define me or let me think that I have failed. I’m only human, I’m not perfect and I don’t pretend to be.
So today I choose to pick myself back up, brush off my ass that I fell flat on and keep going.
Don’t let yesterday hold you back. Today is a new day :)
Who’s with me?!
I do abs 3-4 times a week after cardio.
NOTE: doing a million an exercises will NOT give you visible abs!!!!! Eating clean and stripping the layer of fat covering your abs will make them show. If you pair cardio (preferably HIIT) and clean eating (usually in a caloric deficit to strip fat) you will slowly see your abs begin to surface.
I do 3 sets of 20-30 reps of the following exercises:
-Reverse crunch on Swiss ball
-Plank (1 min)
-Side plank (1 min each side)
-Swiss ball crunch
-Scissors »>don’t focus on how many reps, focus on the feeling of the muscle contraction. ~~~QUALITY over QUANTITY
Go for it!
No one ever regretted giving 100% in the gym
So I’ve had a few people ask about before and after pics so I thought I’d post a more recent one (and sorry for those who already know my story, but I’ll share again)
This is me 38 weeks pregnant and me now.
There’s about 2 years between these two photos.
What these two pictures can’t tell you is that I struggled with an eating disroder all throughout my pregnancy and was underweight for most of the 40 weeks of being pregnant.
They also can’t tell you of how i starved myself and restricted my calorie intake to just a cup of tea a day to try and get rid of the baby weight.
I didn’t know how to lose weight thrle right way so I tried to lose it the only way I KNEW worked. Not eating. I ended up in the emergency room with doctors telling me ‘Your daugher wont have a mother in 2 weeks time if you keep doing what you’re doing’. So with crying over platefuls of food, tight fitting clothes (going through the bloated stage of recovery), and a million pep talks from my amazing husband, I started to eat properly for the FIRST time IN MY LIFE.
In the process I found a passion in health and fitness and want to help people achieve their goals for their body.
I promise, you don’t need to starve, you don’t need to exercise off every calorie you’ve eaten to get the body you want.
My ab inspiration for today :) I find I don’t really feel my abs engage doing sit ups on the floor, so I do crunches and reverse crunches on an exercise ball to relax my hip flexors (which click like crazy when I’m on the ground)
Try adding some exercise/swiss ball ab moves into your routine. It’s worked wonders for me (and no more sore tailbone!)
42 easy healthy snacks
I know I get stuck staring at the fridge , wondering what the heck to eat. Here’s something to help for when you’re brain dead