"Why Eat This?" Wednesday

Fan Of The Arctic?

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No, I am not talking about the North Pole here when I say ‘arctic’, even though the product I am about to tell you of is cold itself! Today’s #WhyEatThis Wednesday post is all about Arctic Zero Icecream! If you have not heard of this ice cream deemed to allow you to eat a whole pint with just 150 calories worth, then you may be missing out!

While some say it’s an unhealthy way to think about eating a whole pint of ice cream, I say anything is good in moderation, and if you do like to eat a whole pint while still keeping on the healthy track then Arctic Zero just might be the answer to your problems! Although, I would not recommend eating a pint every single day since Arctic Zero is not considered a whole-natural food. It does contain 0 grams of fat, a few grams protein, and low in carbs but not what I would deem nutritious which is why I say anything in moderation!

Arctic Zero ice cream is good for those who are doing macro plans (ex: IIFYM), competition prepping (such as lean figure or bikini), to satisfy a sweet craving without over indulging in calories/fat, or for somebody who has one of those bad-need to eat a whole pint of ice cream- kinda days. By all means, don’t get me wrong! I personally LOVE Arctic Zero Ice cream, but don’t let eating a whole pint mess with your mind as in making you feel you can eat anything and everything that’s low in calories, fats, carbs, or proteins. Too much of a treat that’s even low in calories, sugars, and fats can still add up. It’s still all about portion control. Arctic Zero is just a way to have a sweet treat without the ‘guilt’ afterwards. Of course, it’s perfectly normal to have a regular portion of real ice cream, too. It all depends on your own taste buds and what your personal fitness goals are. But don’t knock Arctic Zero until you try it! I personally love the strawberry, coffee, and cookies & cream flavors. They even have seasonal flavors, too! I will be honest though, peanut butter was not my favorite at all. It taste really bland to me (almost like cardboard), but what may taste bland to me may taste amazing to somebody else, so to each his/her own!  (*Check all the flavors out on their website HERE!)

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Here are another few good qualities Arctic Zero Ice cream has:

  • Gluten Free
  • Fat Free
  • Made with whey protein
  • No artificial sweeteners or flavors
  • Sweetened with organic cane sugar
  • Non GMO
  • Low in Sugars
  • 150 calories (or less) per pint

 

So where can you find Arctic Zero? You can usually find these pints at your local grocery store of super center such as Publix, Walmart, Kroger or order online! What do you think of Arctic Zero? Do You have a favorite flavor? Tweet me your thoughts using #ArcticZeroThoughts @HealthyTips411 :)

 

*Picture from ArcticZero.com

Fit-spiration Posts

Follow Your Dreams

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imageHi Fit Chicks! I apologize for being absent on my blog this past week, but I have been studying for my Group Fitness certification exam and guess what?! I PASSED! This past Friday I took my exam and passed! I’m still in shock! I had been studying hard the past six months and trust me, it’s not a walk in the park- piece of cake-kinda thing! BUT, if you truly want something bad enough you will do whatever it takes to get there and this is a huge accomplishment to me.

I’m very excited to be certified through ACE (American Council on Exercise) Fitness and there are many more awesome certifications through nationally recognized exercise associations and organizations. (If you are looking to become a fitness instructor, I would recommend doing research first or if you have any questions about doing it through ACE, ask me and I’ll be happy to tell you about it!)

Before my exam,  I came across a quote that read “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” This was so true for me after I found out I had passed my certification exam! I was so scared I was not going to pass the entire time, but seeing “Congratulations” flash across the screen at the end of my exam made it all worth it! It goes to show you hard work with anything will pay off!

I wanted to be in the fitness and health industry to help others live a healthy and happy lifestyle and this certification is just another step toward my dreams of helping others. I enjoy teaching my clients at work & thankful for the experience I have been receiving through training and teaching classes, as well as putting on a six-week bikini bootcamp this past summer. All in all, I hope this inspires you to go after your dreams, whatever they may be! With hard work and dedication, drive and passion, you CAN do it all and believe in yourself! That is the most important thing is to believe in what you can do! Never give up! So, what’s next on the fitness agenda for me?! Getting certified in TRX this September and starting my certification on life coaching/nutrition! Eeek! Thanks fit chicks for supporting my dreams! Xoxo

Tuesday Tip Of The Week

How To Add More Greens Into Your Diet

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When it comes to having a healthy lifestyle, vegetables play a huge part- especially leafy, green vegetables. While it’s easy to grab pre-packaged foods for a meal or a snack because we secretly dread veggies, we may be missing out on all the health benefits vegetables have to offer us. Not only are leafy greens low in calories, full of nutrients and minerals, they are also a great way to help us lose weight, and cut down on fats that are found in processed foods. Greens also fight diseases such as cancer, and keep your immune system high as well as aid in digestion.

If you’re still not a fan of greens after reading those benefits or if somebody in your family thinks greens are ‘icky’, there are ways you can secretly add in greens into yours or your loved ones diet. Check out some of my favorite recipes below that are so tasty you’ll forget you’re actually eating greens:

 

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*Photo Cred: Apple-Of-My-Eye.com

(Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles)

FREE Workout Printables Move It Monday

NEW DECK OF CARDS CARDIO ROUTINE

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It’s Monday once again which means a NEW workout routine is here! Today I am bringing to you your NEW, Deck It Out Cardio 2! Just like the first Deck It Out Cardio routine, this one will be sure to keep that hear rate up, burn major calories, and tone up your entire body! All you need is a deck of cards! Below is your routine! Print it out with you, or save it in your mobile for easy access! Now, who’s ready to “deck it out” Fit Chicks? :)

  • For High Knees & Bicycle Crunches it’s per side for whatever the rep is on the card :) index

 

 

*Download HERE.

"Why Eat This?" Wednesday

Healthy Breakfast “Pizza”

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Happy Hump Day! Hope you all are liking your new workout routine from this past Monday as well as Tuesday’s new ‘Tip Of The Week’. Today is ‘Why Eat This’ Wednesday so I am bringing to you today a brand new, healthy recipe that is also you new featured recipe of the week: Eggwhite Pizza!

Of course, it’s not real pizza, but it’s still delicious and best of all, it’s HEALTHY which is a major plus in my book if you ask me! I even added spinach to my eggwhites to give me even more nutrients to start my day! Though it’s not real tomato sauce, salsa works just fine plus it has 0 fat! Check out the recipe below and let me know if you make this next time for breakfast! You will love this new recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of eggwhites
  • 1 cup of spinach (raw)
  • 2-3 Tbsp of salsa ( i like it HOT!)

Recipe:

  • Cooke eggwhites and spinach together
  • Do not chop of the eggwhites unless you want to make scrambled eggs (which then defeats the purpose of it being a pizza! ;) )
  • Flip it with a large spatula and let it cook through
  • Place on plate and top with salsa
  • Enjoy your healthy breakfast pizza

 

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Move It Monday

KETTLEBELL HIIT

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Happy Monday Fit Chicks! I hope you are ready for a new workout routine that’ll get your heart pumping and muscles burning- in a good way of course! A lot of you requested a kettlebell routine & HIIT, so why not put them together? Introducing your NEW- Fit Chick KettleBell HIIT! Below I have attached a FREE printable you can download as well as a video of what each of the moves looks like! (Please excuse the blur!!)

Perform this routine 3-4 rounds through! This is a great workout to do at the gym or even right in the middle of your living room! Get ready to break up a sweat! All you need is a kettlebell, some water, maybe some good music to keep your motivated and you are ready to go! Let’s HIIT it Fit Chicks! :)

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