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Healthy Eating Plan — 7 Rules to Eat Healthy Without Starving

Healthy Eating Plan — 7 Rules to Eat Healthy Without Starving

While working out or just trying to get your diet in place, it is important to eat healthily and avoid everything that destroys your diet efforts. It’s also important not to starve your body, as the fat will become more tough to lose.

There are plenty of fantastic ideas that you can consider for your meals, recipes that are very simple and quick to finish. Perfect for your busy schedule, these are simple and fast to finish before move on with your work.

“I love to eat, and it’s hard to keep that hunger away!” If that’s you, while dieting, this plan is all you ever needed. Low in calories but each is sure to keep you full until your next meal.

1. Spiced Green Tea Smoothie

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    Rule: Forget about soda

    Sodas are made of sugars! Try boiling and you will see just how much. My perfect replacement to that has been healthy smoothies! Green tea has been proven to be effective weight loss. This spiced green tea is a quick new way to enjoy yourself while being healthy.

    2. Banana And Almond Butter Toast

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      Rule: Never skip breakfast

      Never miss your breakfast, because who wouldn’t love such a wonderful start to the day! Just around 250 Calories, and you’re full until noon. You must be wondering, how did almond butter fit into a healthy diet? It contains monounsaturated fats and protein that holds hunger away.

      3. BBQ Turkey Burger

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        Rule: Eat to lose

        To workout, our body needs energy, and that comes from food. So substituting those meals with hunger will not do any good. Eat well to gain that energy for your workout. After all the sacrifices you make to keep your diet on track, a cheat meal is worth it! But what if your cheat meal isn’t really a cheat meal, but still as helpful as the rest? Replace beef with turkey and enjoy your burger without compromising on your efforts. And the best part is a burger with just 325 calories.

        4. Chocolate Dipped Banana Bites

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          Rule: Overcome snack cravings

          Yes! You will certainly enjoy every little bite of this amazing combination. This is a great way to overcome high-calorie cravings with healthy snacks. Bananas dipped in chocolate, how hard could that be? With only 190 calories per serving, it is as light as can be.

          5. Dark Chocolate And Oat Clusters

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            Rule: Guilt-free treat

            How many times did you give a second and third look to every sweet that came along your way? For me, probably every single time. This little recipe calmed me down every time I went crazy. Oats is full of starch, and dark chocolate has healthy fats, perfectly satiating hunger.

            6. Pan Grilled Salmon With Pineapple Salsa

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              Rule: Low GL foods

              Salmon is a very obvious part of any organized diet plan, because its salmon and everyone love salmon. This being lean protein, it is very nutritious and helps maintain a healthy heart as it contains omega 3s. After cooking the fish in less than 10 minutes, ready it with the pineapple salsa for a fun flavor.

              7. Spice Up Sweet Potatoes 

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                Rule: Forget Starch Foods

                This isn’t grilled or fried. Rightly heated to get the sweetness out and you are ready to take in healthy sweet potatoes. While heating and grilling, you can get the rest of the ingredients ready and look forward to this dish, and before you realize, it’s ready to serve.

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                Last Updated on March 13, 2019

                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                1. Work on the small tasks.

                When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                2. Take a break from your work desk.

                Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                3. Upgrade yourself

                Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                4. Talk to a friend.

                Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                7. Read a book (or blog).

                The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                8. Have a quick nap.

                If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                9. Remember why you are doing this.

                Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                10. Find some competition.

                Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                11. Go exercise.

                Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                12. Take a good break.

                Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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