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Japanese Style Pancakes

Japanese Style Pancakes

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BREAKING THESE 6 HABITS AND BE HEALTHIER IN A WEEK   —                                                   ROMPE CON ESTOS 6 HÁBITOS Y GANA SALUD EN UNA SEMANA

BREAKING THESE 6 HABITS AND BE HEALTHIER IN A WEEK — ROMPE CON ESTOS 6 HÁBITOS Y GANA SALUD EN UNA SEMANA

ENGLISH:

Breaking these 6 unhealthy habits can help you reach your weight-loss goals.

Changing habits, especially ones you’ve had for many years, isn’t easy. But breaking these five unhealthy habits can make a difference in your weight, which is why we encourage you to eliminate them for two solid weeks.

  1. No TV while eating — and only as much as you exercise.
    Studies show that watching TV — or any other “screen time,” such as computer use — is a driver of weight gain. You aren’t moving, and there’s a good chance you’re also sipping or nibbling on something. So spend only as much leisure time watching TV — or in front of any screen — as you spend exercising. That way, you’re breaking the bad habit of mindless eating and adding the good habit of being more active.
  1. No sugar — except what’s naturally found in fruit.
    If you want something sweet, eat fruit. Otherwise, stay away from sugar and sweetened foods, including table sugar, brown sugar, honey, jam and jelly, candy, desserts and soda. Alcohol also counts as a sweet. Keep in mind that many artificially sweetened foods like candy, cookies, cakes, ice cream and yogurt can still pack lots of calories. Relying on fruit to satisfy your cravings is a healthier, lower-calorie habit.
  2. No snacks except fruits and vegetables.
    Common snacks typically have a lot of calories and little nutritional value. If you’re hungry between meals, eat only fruits and vegetables and nothing else. Snacking on healthy fruits and vegetables a couple of times a day can help you manage your weight. Stock your home with a variety of ready-to-eat vegetables and fruits.
  3. Moderate meat and low-fat dairy.
    Limit total daily consumption of meat, poultry and fish to 3-5 ounces. If you consume dairy products, use only skim milk and low-fat varieties, and consume them in moderation — about two servings daily. Full-fat dairy products contain saturated fat that can raise your cholesterol. Even lean cuts of meat and skinless poultry have some saturated fat and cholesterol and can be high in calories.
  4. No eating at restaurants — unless the meal fits with your needs and eating rules.
    Eating out is associated with weight gain. The tantalizing sights and smells of a restaurant, deli counter, bakery display, food court or concession stand entice you with high-calorie menu items and large portions. If you must eat out, make sure you order foods and beverages that fit the habits in your health plan.

6. Reduce Gluten intake.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gluten charges a great toll on our health, so keep away from it, as it bloats and produces allergy or intolerance in some cases. Remember that gluten is                 present in processed foods such as pasta, some delicatessen foods such as ham and franks, unless it is stated that there is no trace of gluten in them as             it is used as s an emulsifier between the ingredients. Also, gluten is present in the flavoring powder of bagged snacks and some potato chips.

Changing habits is challenging, but with confidence and the right strategies, you can succeed. And remember: Your immediate goal is to stick to these changes for only two weeks.

 

 

ESPAÑOL:

Para poder bajar de peso por un peso más saludable, y realmente no tanto en peso, como en nivel de grasa corporal es retador, ya que esto significa cambiar de hábitos, que a veces podríamos haber estado practicando durante años y que a veces son parte de nuestra vida, así que te propongo que los practiques por unas cuantas semanas manteniéndote firme en tu decisión de salud, verás la diferencia.

  1.  NO veas televisión o pantallas mientras estás comiendo:  Los estudios han demostrado que el ¨tiempo en pantalla¨es una de las causas de la ganancia de peso insalubre y hay un alto chance de que cuando tu estas en tiempo de pantalla estes consumiendo comida sin valor nutricional de peso . Deja este hábito volviéndote más consciente de lo que consumes en este momento de tu vida.
  2. NO consumas azúcares- a menos que sea de origen natural: Mantente alejada de todo aquello que sean mieles, jaleas, dulces, dulces procesados, postres hechos con azúcares blancas o morenas, el alcohol también cuenta como azúcar, el cuerpo tiende a recargarse de agua y a hincharse cuando está procesando este decadente ingrediente. Apoyarte en frutas para cuando tienes ganas de algo dulce es una mejor decisión que hacerlo con azúcares refinadas.
  3. Quítate los snacks empacados comunes: siempre están cargados de grasas, conservantes y azúcares, los cuales no son los mejores aliados de tu salud. Los snacks empacados pueden llegar a estar llenos de sabor y su textura puede ser muy agradable, pero si quieres mantener la salud, llena tu despensa de todo aquello que es saludable, come frutas, vegetales, quesos, mantequilla de nueces o semillas con manzana son buenas opciones.
  4. Consume carnes rojas y lácteos con moderación:  Limita tu consumo de carnes animales, ya sea carnes rojas, aves o pescados a porciones de 3-5 onzas diarias, y el lácteo a pocas porciones diarias,de hecho, lo mejor es consumir solamente entre 2-4 onzas diarias de preferencia con bajo contenido de azúcar y grasa animal, ya que esto puede ser un causante de una subida de colesterol e tus niveles.
  5. No comas en restaurantes: Tendemos a consumir productos procesados y sin saber que contienen en su preparación, los restaurantes de comidas rápidas, food courts, etcétera siempre van a contener conservantes y emulsificantes que pueden tapar tu sistema. Asegurate que la comida y los restaurantes que frecuentas están trabajando con los alimentos lo más sencillo posible para que se apegue a tu plan de consumo de comidas.
  6. Consume la menor cantidad de gluten posible:  Trata de consumir la menor cantidad de gluten que puedas, ya que este no se encuentra en el pan solamente, también habrán otros productos que no aparenten contener gluten como los embutidos, las pastas, así que mientras puedas asegurarte que hay en tus comidas, mejor. Esto significa, cocínalos y preparalos tu misma o asegúrate de su origen. El gluten produce inflamación en los órganos de quin lo consume y pede llegar a producir alergias o intolerancia por su alto consumo.

Cambiar este tipo de costumbres puede llegar a ser retador, pero vale la pena ganar en temas de salud y no dejarnos vencer por nuestros malos hábitos que solamente nos producen problemas de salud. Encuentra tus propias estrategias para poder mantenerlas, recuerda, lo más importante para lograr mantener un hábito nuevo es que sea sostenible para tu estilo de vida.

PARIS   English + Español

PARIS English + Español

ENGLISH: Ok, so when we are talking Paris, I thing that I really have some expertise in the subject, not to say that I really can move with my eyes blind folded, but I ca have my fair shot at spending more than 10 days […]

EVERY WORLD TRAVELER NEEDS THIS…

EVERY WORLD TRAVELER NEEDS THIS…

Every time we travel, we have the same issue… shall I get  a big suitcase, or should I get the smaller one, what if things do not fit into the suitcase I am getting with all my shopping… hm… si, I have come up with […]

Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

Hello, this is my go to recipe for a tangy sweet taste, I really hope you like it!!!

In my country, we have good weathr almoost all of the time, and we get to.have good tangy-sweet juicy lime year round. So, I use lime, not lemon, but its ok to choose between the two. The thing with lime is that it is a bit bitter tha the regular american yellow lwmon, which tends to be a bit sweeter. Mine is good and it blows everyone’s heads!!!!

STARBUCKS COPYCAT LEMON CAKE
For the cake:
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons salted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons lemon extract
1/3 cup fresh lime juice as I said, you can use american lemon
1/2 cup canola oil
zest of one lime or lemon
Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk (I was out of milk, so I used half and half)
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (I used 325 degrees). Grease and flour a 9 X 5 loaf pan, I used this mold.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.
3. In a mixer bowl, combine eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined. With the mixer running, slowly pour in the lemon extract and lemon juice (the lemon extract and lemon juice can curdle the eggs, so we want the mixer running to combine quickly).
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until smooth. You can do this by hand. Stir the oil and zest into the batter until completely mixed.
5. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until a toothpick comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached (about 45 min at 350 degrees; about 57 minutes at 325 degrees). Remove from oven onto a wire cooling rack. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes while you prepare the glaze (whisk glaze ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth and well-combined). Pour glaze over warm cake and let cool completely in pan. Store tightly covered. Keeps well for several days.

My notes:

Some of the websites say that the loaf falls.out.of the mod while.cooking, I think that maybe if you cook it a little lower in temperature.

Mine was just fine… in fact, I prepared 2 cakes. 😉

Xoxo, Analu

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QUESOS, Una guía Rápida

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Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn

  • 1 cup of Corn Syrup
  • 1 can of Condensed Milk, Or you may use Whole Milk if you like a softer taste rather than extremely sweet.
  • 3 cups of Popcorn, unpopped seeda removed
  • 1 cup of Salted Butter
  • 1 cup of Brown Sugar

Instructions

  1. Pop popcorn, pick out the unpopped seeds and set aside in a large bowl.
  2. Line cookie sheet with a baking mat, Silpat or non-stick foil.
  3. In a medium sized pot combine butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil. Stir regularly. KEY WORD: LOW HEAT
  4. Once mixture reaches boiling stage add condensed milk slooooowlyyyy, please, I don’t want you to get burned with this mixture as it can rise aggressively onto your face or body. Cook until soft ball stage (235*F) measuring with a candy thermometer. Stir regularly so bottom doesn’t burn.
  5. Pour over popped popcorn and stir.
  6. Pour covered popcorn onto cookie sheet and spread out.
DO NOT EAT right away as it will be HOT. In this stage you can always serve it in a fashion plate or in a beautiful way, so when it cools its chewy and beutifully served.
  • Once cool, enjoy!!!
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CHEESE

CHEESE

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