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The Impossible Burger

Intriguing. When you think about it, that isn’t a word that you would normally associate with food. You might think, ‘wow, this is intriguing’ at first, but after some thought, you’d find a better-suited word. Sometimes for better and often for worse, we have a tendency to give more credit than is due when it comes to food. Just think about the hysteria that erupts when well-known foods (such as poke and ramen) are brought to areas where the population aren’t familiar with them. Hysteria.

Then, there are the few times that you really are truly intrigued by what you’re eating. The thought of it is so complex, so mesmerizing that you can’t help but learn more about it. And no, we’re not talking about a sushirito here (aka a sushi burrito) or any other nonsensical scheme to be different, cool, or earn money fast–we’re talking about the true gems out there.

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No-Bake Sticky Protein Bars

How are everyone’s goals progressing? Are we still working hard? Even if you slip up every now and then, don’t let go of the dream! You’re going to mess up, it happens, it’s better to accept that than be blindsided down the road. However, you need to set yourself up for success as much as possible. That means providing yourself with good snacks and good workouts. In this post, I shared some recipe and workout ideas. Go check them out! 

It’s important to get enough protein as you’re chasing goals, whether they be losing weight or gaining muscle. I just discovered this super easy no-bake protein bar recipe from Bodybuilding.com. Yep, that’s right–no baking involved. I changed the recipe somewhat to fit my own needs as you’ll see below. These no-bake protein bars are delicious and I accidentally ate three yesterday (whoops). And yeah, there is no baking involved so this recipe takes as long as it takes you to mix all this things together. You can use any protein powder you want and I used Red Velvet protein powder which is why it’s all red!

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The Perfect Diet

The perfect diet: a holy grail we have all been seeking for years. Well, turns out–SPOILER: there isn’t one! The purpose of this post is to encourage you not to listen to zealots, but to science. And even more than that, decide on your goal and then decide how you’re going to tackle your nutrition. We want to see you succeed. 

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Cardio and Core Workout: Get It!

Happy Workout Wednesday, everyone, and welcome to one of our favorite workouts! Everyone has a different approach to training, and it may take a trial with every single one of those to find out what works for you, but one popular tactic is taking care of two important aspects at once. Combining core and cardio can be effective, since they’re extremely important to overall health, but can be painstakingly boring. It’s like vacuuming and scooping litter at the same time, in a way. 

Now, to be clear, core refers to exercises that will help strengthen muscles throughout your abdomen, on your front and back. That means, you’ll be working your abs, obliques, lower back, hips and even glutes since they all work closely with one another when you’re performing more complex, or demanding, exercises and activities. Cardio is a misunderstood and overused word that we’ll use today to refer to exercises that will help you elevate your heart rate significantly in an effort to either burn fat or increase your athletic performance by building endurance. I hope that explanation makes sense.

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Fuel Your Mornings with Optimum Nutrition

We know, we know. Years ago, we told you to stick to a high-quality product from a reputable company and use it as an anchor in your diet so that you can make sure you get enough protein without taking in too many calories. Well, years have passed and you’ve made progress, but at this point, you sure could use some relief from that same morning protein smoothie that you have. Luckily, Optimum Nutrition has perfect timing and a new product that is exactly what you might be looking for.

Well… actually, they have two new products. Whey & Oats has a larger serving size with more calories and protein than the Greek Yogurt Protein Smoothie, but neither of these products are high in the sugar/carb or fat departments. They walk that fine line of trying to fill you up in the morning so you’re not reaching for snacks all day without leaving you so stuffed and weighed down that you just want to go back to bed.

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3-Exercise Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Alright, no excuses on this one, guys! We’ve been moving around a lot and traveling lately, so that means we don’t always have a steady gym or equipment to rely on. Instead of giving up or making an excuse about not having the right stuff, let’s adapt! That’s what humans are so good at, after all–we face adversity and adapt to overcome the challenge. Now, not having equipment may not be an extreme adversity, but it’s a challenge to overcome! 

This workout is so simple you can do it anywhere: a hotel room, a park, a bedroom, or any place at all! All you need is a piece of ground long enough to fit your body and preferably a cushion of some sort like a mat, a blanket, and a towel. That’s it. Otherwise, it can be ANYWHERE. It’s going to be an epic muscle endurance workout. Ready? Here we go.

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3 Tips to Choosing an Alkaline Water Machine Brand

If you haven’t jumped on the latest alkaline water bandwagon yet, then you are missing out on a lot of things. You could be losing on out on the health benefits that alkaline water gives. In today’s hectic lifestyle where we are left with our heads hanging due to massive fatigue from our daily schedules, an energizer in the form of our staple water will make a lot of difference. Alkaline water helps us relieve our fatigue and re-supply our bodies with new energy that will allow us to keep up until the end of the day. Now that is something that one would want, right? With renewed energy, we would be able to work harder and even have spare energy to spend our precious time with our families and friends. After all, what is the use of working hard when you don’t have the energy to have fun with your loved ones?

Now, the next question is how would you be able to get your hands on an alkaline water machine? The thing is, alkaline water has a high pH level that can balance the acid content on your body but at the same time, it can also potentially harm your body if the pH level is too high. A normal body should just have a ph level of 7- 8.8. An alkaline water can reach up to 14 pH rating, so therefore, you need to be careful and control the pH level of your alkaline water.

There are many alkaline water machine brands on the market today that one would definitely have a hard time choosing the best alkaline water machine for them. To help you in that aspect, here are 3 tips on choosing the right alkaline water machine brand for you.

  1. Collect information or seek a knowledgeable person

By having an alkaline water machine, you would be able to convert your ordinary tap water into alkaline water which will have a higher pH level compared to ordinary tap water. With that in mind, you should first determine what kind of tap water do you have at your home. This is very important as it will be the basis for controlling the pH level of your alkaline machine. If you don’t have the capability of determining yourself, then finding an expert in the field would be your choice. In most cases, there are people from the government agencies that are knowledgeable in this aspect. You can visit your local water supplier and ask for information about your tap water. This should contain the pH level, the various minerals, and other substances in your tap water.

  1. Research and list the different alkaline water machine brands

After determining the kind of tap water your household has, it is now time to find the right kind of alkaline water machine brand that will suit your needs. Take note that you are aiming for a 7. – 8.8 pH level. But, of course, if you have high acid content, then you can always adjust to a higher pH level. Visiting local alkaline machine brands will mostly do the trick as most machines have the specific details especially its pH level on their product quote. Asking the salesperson also greatly helps and can provide a reasonable guarantee with the product’s quality. You can also do a quick search on the internet to gather some useful information that will make your search more effective.

  1. Reputation and Warranty

After having a short list of the potential alkaline water machine brands, you must then check their reputation. Look for client reviews about the product and carefully decide if they should stay on your final list. Check the quality of the product, if it is consistent on delivering on its promised pH level and how often should you get them checked or replace the filters.

After determining the product’s reputation, you should also secure a warranty for your alkaline machine. It is very important that you have a guarantee on the product so that you can always return and have the machine replaced in case things go wrong. Remember that you are dealing with your family’s health, that is why should cover all of your bases and prepare in advance.

Easy Protein Ball Recipe

Yesss! Another easy, delicious protein recipe! These are some of my favorite snacks. I snagged this protein ball recipe from Carrots n Cake, one of my favorite fitness bloggers. I love this protein ball recipe because it’s customizable. You can use any protein powder you want, you can add any spice you desire, you can add hemp seeds, or almond butter, or whatever! Then, you just keep them in the fridge and they’re a great quick pop-in-the-mouth snack. This helps keep you away from the unhealthy snacks. People usually eat unhealthy snacks because they tend to be a lot easier. Sometimes, healthy snacks take a while to make, or you really have to think about it, or it’s inconvenient. Having this in the fridge can be a lifesaver!

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5 Healthy Snacks to Have at Home

Here at the Hungry & Fit household, we know that what you put in your pantry is what you will put in your stomach. That’s why we typically don’t stock junk in the house. However, we are HUNGRY and Fit, and let me tell you, I get hungry very often. So, instead of yelling hangrily at Hungry, we always have a healthy stock of snacks at home. We go through lots of different snacks, but here are some of our favorites:

Snacks for the whole family!

Snacks for the whole family!

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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Chia Cookies

I’ve been wanting to make some good oatmeal raisin cookies for a while now since we had some raisins in the pantry. After a recipe fail with some protein cookies, I was determined to make a great batch of cookies! After looking around the Internet for some inspiration, I stumbled upon this recipe and knew it was the one to base mine off of. Her recipe had flax seeds in it, but since Hungry is allergic to flax, I used chia seeds instead. This helped the cookies have a great texture and a good extra dose of protein. These oatmeal raisin chia cookies are healthy AND delicious! There is not much sugar in these, so no guilt necessary.

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