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Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

I made some sweet potato fries randomly the other day. I was experimenting with some spices and made the best sweet potato fries I ever made! I posted a  recipe a while back but this recipe right here is by far the best! Here it is!fries

Ingredients:

3 Large Sweet Potatoes    Olive Oil   Cayenne Pepper

Paprika    Sea Salt   Black Pepper

IMG_4320Instructions: Preheat the oven at 400 degrees. While the oven is heating up, cut the fries into a  fry like shape. Make sure they are all about the same size so that they will bake at the same rate (also make sure they are not too thick or they might not bake through fully.) Once they are all cut into their fry like shape, place them all into a bowl. Then drizzle about 4 tablespoons of olive oil on the slices until they are fully glossed with the oil. Then add the sea salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika to taste. Toss around the fries so that the seasoning is spread evenly on each fry. Spray your pans with olive oil and the place the fries on the pan side by side, making sure they don’t overlap. Next you’ll put the fries in the oven and let them bake for 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes are up you’ll take the pan of fries out the oven and then flip them. Once flipped leave them in for 10 to 15 more minutes. Finally take them out, let them cool and eat!

Hope you like.

-Fitty Fattys

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Infused Water Recipes

I recently started infusing fruits, herbs and veggies into my water. I looked up some recipes and tried about 6 or 7 of them. They are refreshing, but not all of them were delicious. So I decided to share 3 of my favorite infused water recipes with you all. But first check out some of the awesome benefits infused water has below.

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Benefits:

  • Infused Water helps  prevent headaches, helps clear digestive problems, aids in heartburn prevention, aids in blood sugar regulation, aids in fat loss (due to appetite control) and helps relieve joint pain.
  • Infusing your water with fruits, herbs, and veggies  improves flavor AND adds essential vitamins to your daily diet.

#1- Lemon & Mint

#2- Slightly smashed Blueberries, Strawberries & Lemons

#3- Green Tea, Lemon & Mint

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3 Ingredient Banana Bread

Yup, it’s true.

Yes, I’ve got a recipe for you.

Did I mention it’s vegan too?

Yup this is certainly a dream come true.

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OK OK, enough of the poetry (it was fun though). Here’s a easy banana bread recipe. It’ll be quick.

You need:

Three ripe bananas, 2 cups of oat flour, and one cup of plant based milk.

Procedure:

Add all the above ingredients and stir until there is a smooth consistency.

Pour mixture into a greased pan and bake.

I put the oven on bake at 180 for 30 minutes, but it wasn’t done so I put it on 360 for 10 more minutes, then back to `180 for 15 minutes. Needless to say, I was experimenting. Soooo… yeah sorry. However, after leaving it out to cool for 30 minutes it was even more delish!

I also added:

honey   walnuts   cinnamon

vanilla extract        nutmeg

Just incase you wanted to get fancy with it.

See, simple.

-Fitty Fattys

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Cutest Healthy Snacks Ever!

Throwing a party, packing lunches for the kids or just feel like being a little creative? Well then try these cute healthy snack ideas! There were just so many cute ideas surfacing the internet that I just had to share with you guys. Click on the pictures to take you to the original websites (most of them are no brainers) . Will definitely be using some of these recipes for my up and coming juicing party!

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Peanut Butter & Granola Topped Apples

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Peanut Butter and Banana Bears

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Fruit & Cheese Kabobs

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Almond Butter Grape Sandwiches

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Cucumber Feta Rolls

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Yogurt & Fruit N’ Nut Bark

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Assorted Fruit Pops

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Watermelon Cake

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Boost Your Metabolism

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Yes, we all know them. Those people who stuff pizza, ice cream and fried chicken down their mouths, and yet still maintain that slim physique. Damn them and their high metabolism. I know. I say, don’t worry about them and start focusing on YOU. Stop blaming your genetics for your slow metabolism. Although  genetics do play a role on the rate of your metabolism, there are still ways to boost your metabolism. So, no excuses ladies and gentlemen.

By definition the metabolism is the “rate at which the body burns calories” and the “process by which the body breaks down food and converts that food to energy.” Everybody has an average number of calories that are burned at rest. For some this number could be high for others this number could be low. However, whatever the number might be, there are a few ways to boost your metabolism throughout the day.

w3Gain Muscles: The more muscle mass one has, the more calories they will burn throughout the day. In fact muscle burns 3 times the calories as body fat does. So don’t be scared to lift weights ladies.

 

IMG_9954Never Skip Breakfast: Having a healthy hearty breakfast within the first two hours of waking up will get your metabolism up and running.

Drink 8-12 Cups of Cold Water: Drinking cold water burns about 30 calories with each cup, and since water is a zero calorie beverage this is basically a win win situation.

Drink Green Tea with Caffeine: Drinking green tea with caffeine spikes your metabolism, but only for a short amount of time. If you constantly drink it throughout out the day the benefits are substantial.

w2Capsaicin Pepper: Adding capsaicin pepper to your meals also boost your metabolism, but like green tea it only boost it for a short amount of time. But hey, what’s the harm in burning some extra amount of calories?

Exercise: Exercising daily keeps you burning calories hours after you’re done with your workout. The best exercises for boosting your metabolism is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

Keep it Cold: When your environment is cold your body has to work to keep your body warm, which burns calories in the process.

Remember you are beautiful no matter what size, shape or form you are! The mission is to get healthy.

-Fitty Fattys

 

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5 Tips on How to Drink More Water

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Hello friends. If you guys follow the Fitty Fattys Facebook page, I am always reminding you guys to drink your 8 glasses a day. It is so important to drink water for three key reasons:

1.) It aids in fat loss
Why: Because water is a zero calorie drink. Drinking water instead of juice, milk, etc. saves you a lot of empty calories that your body just doesn’t need. It boost your metabolism, which means that your body is constantly burning calories at a higher rate. Check out my post about why you should avoid juices here.

2.) It helps clear out toxins in your body.
Why: Drinking a lot of water makes you pee a lot! Sorry to be so out there, but it’s true. Through your pee is where your toxins release! LOL I say, keep drinking until your pee is clear… and then drink some more.

3.) Increases Energy
Why: The brain is mostly made up of water. So drinking water helps you think, concentrate better and be more alert. Which means that you’ll have more energy to workout! Or maybe just finish some work.

Other benefits of water include: Clearer skin, digestion, headache relief, joint pains etc… I mean the benefits are endless.

Hopefully I’ve convinced all of you to drink more water, but I know it can be hard to remember to do. So here are five ways to incorporate your 8 glasses of water into your daily routine.

GET A FILTERED WATER BOTTLE: Having a filtered water bottle allows you to keep refilling your bottle anywhere. It helps you save money and keeps water on the tip of your hands throughout the day.

1. Right when you wake up drink a glass of water. This will start up your metabolism and keep you energized throughout the day.

2. Drink water with every meal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snack time. Drinking a cup of water with each meal already knocks off 4 cups of water for your day.

3. Have water close by when you’re working out. There is no doubt that you will be scarfing down water when your in the middle of an intense workout.

4. Take your water bottle with you everywhere! Have it on your desk at work, school EVERYWHERE. Humans have this habit of just eating or drinking whatever is close to them. Sip on it throughout the day, even when you’re not thirsty.

5. If your 8 glasses aren’t fulfilled, drink a glass of water before bed. Getting those toxins out before you sleep is always a good idea. You’ll be ready to release the toxins in the morning, I promise.

And if you just can’t stand the taste of water, you can always add lemon & lime slices, cinnamon, mint etc. The point is to just drink up!

If you follow these tips, you will start to see a change in your body, skin, mind and energy. Just do it! If you have any questions about health or fitness leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to get back to you ASAP!

Oh and follow my Instagram for my daily eats @fittyfattys. Be blessed!

-Fitty Fattys

Side Note: During that “time of the month” I have a very bad problem with cramps, constipation and diarrhea. It’s just freaking unbearable, and the only thing that seems to help me is constantly drinking water. Pepto-Bismol has nothing on H20. This is because water helps to produce regular bowel movements. And water also keeps joints lubricated and muscles more elastic, which weakens cramp pains.

Had to save that nasty bit for last. LOL

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Totally Accepted.

My last post discussed my recent body image problems, I was becoming obsessed with the way my body looked. I was never satisfied, but I have good news. I am officially over it. I love my body in every freaking state it’s in. As long as I’m happy, who cares what the heck anybody thinks. Society has truly crippled the minds of women. We see these flawless women all over television, magazines and social media.  We are constantly comparing ourselves to them. When in reality, a lot of the times it’s not real. Let’s start being more focused on being beautiful on the inside. How about that?

In other news, I’m extremely excited to talk about my new fitness challenge with Fitness Guru Mr. Turner (Instagram @fitness_guru__). He’s doing awesome free workouts/personal training EVERYDAY  for the entire Houston community this break. He sets out to change this FAT city, even if he has to do it himself. Pretty awesome.

My friend and I met up with him today for a free work out. And I must say, he killed me softly. We did bear claws, crab walks, squats, sprints, and some other exercises  I don’t know the name of. Lesson is, he was not playing. LOL  Before the workout began he gave us some diet restrictions for the next 30 days. These restrictions include:

No juices

No added artificial sugars/ingredients

No dairy

No fried foods

No alcohol

No nuts

Must also drink a gallon of water a day.

Sounds crazy, but I’m one day in and feel great. For dinner I had sautéed shrimp and vegetables. Super easy and fits the challenge guidelines. I truly suggest you all join this challenge. I can’t wait to see my progress. Good luck guys. I must drink a gallon of water a day.

Here’s a  quick 5 minute work out from his Youtube channel.

-Fitty Fatty

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