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cardio abs workout

I love this workout because I prefer off the floor ab exercises. And cardio? Golden. Plus the host Keaira LaShae is so much fun! The workout is fun and flies by. I also added a beginners dance workout below - its fun and super easy. Enjoy! #feeltheburn

Bonus Video -Dance Workout for Beginners

hip hop tabata dance workout

One day, not too long ago, just as I was walking outside to take a run, it started raining. I'm not a run in the rain type of gyal. So I googled dance workout and this is the first thing that came up. Great workout! Definitely a challenge and intense, but fun! The host is motivational and is having a great time, so you will too. #intervaltraining #youcandothis Enjoy!!

the ahki diet

 "I reject those labels because they actually become group identities. People join groups so they don't have to think. They just do what everyone else in the group does." -Chef Ahki


so where do you get your protein?

I have noticed that every day that most of the questions that are posted are related to getting extra protein in the diet. I Just wanted to put this "Not getting enough protein myth to rest".

Myth #1: Plants are low in protein
Plant foods are generally abundant in protein. For example, lettuce gets 34% of its calories from protein, and broccoli gets 45% of its calories from protein. Spinach is 49%. Cauliflower is 40%. Celery is 21%. Beans range from 23% to 54% depending on the variety. Grains are 8% to 31%. Nuts and seeds are 8% to 21%. Fruits are the lowest at around 5-8% on average.
If you wanted to suffer from protein deficiency, you’d either have to seriously restrict total calories (i.e. starve yourself), or you’d have to eat a really messed up, unbalanced diet like nothing but low-protein junk foods But in those cases, protein deficiency probably won’t be your biggest risk.

Personally I’ve never met anyone suffering from protein deficiency in the USA, vegan or otherwise. The much greater risk (in the USA at least) is over consumption of protein. (PROTEIN POISONING)

Myth #2: Plant proteins are incomplete
Another myth is the idea that you need to combine different plant foods to form complete proteins. The idea was that most plant foods only contained some of the essential amino acids, so you’d have to combine “incomplete” foods like beans and rice to form meals that contained complete proteins. This idea was put forth in the 1971 book Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé. It was a million-copy bestseller. Unfortunately, many people still aren’t aware that this theory was later found to be completely false, as Lappé herself recanted her original theory in later works that were far less popular. The truth is that most plant foods do contain all the essential amino acids, but furthermore, your body will store amino acids in a pool between meals — it doesn’t even need to get all the essentials in a single meal. So the theory of combining plant foods to form complete proteins isn’t even remotely correct. Of course, lifelong vegans already knew Lappé’s theory was wrong, as they weren’t suffering from protein deficiencies regardless of how they combined their meals.

-Orvel douglas