KristyArnett

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Healthy FOOD and What's Beautiful

May 10, 2012

Tags: Kristy arnett, Health, Food, Eating, Under armour.

Hey guys!

For those of you guys who follow me on twitter, you know that I am currently on a huge health kick. I've been eating super healthy and also following a workout program I found on Bodybuilding.com. I feel great and am see some results (meaning my guns are getting huge).

Yeah, I'm kissing my guns! WHAT???? Say somethin!!!
Yeah, I'm kissing my guns! WHAT???? Say somethin!!!

Honestly, the hardest part for me is eating healthy (well, besides dealing with douche bags at the gym, but that's a whole other story). With the WSOP coming up, I know a lot of players are getting on the health bandwagon. I figured I should share some tips I've learned about eating.

Fill your fridge and pantry with only healthy foods. Keep it stocked! Eat five to six small meals a day and make sure you have protein in every meal!
Fill your fridge and pantry with only healthy foods. Keep it stocked! Eat five to six small meals a day and make sure you have protein in every meal!
Schedule "cooking" days where you prepare food for the next few days. This makes eating healthy quick and easy, giving yourself the best chance of succeeding.
Schedule "cooking" days where you prepare food for the next few days. This makes eating healthy quick and easy, giving yourself the best chance of succeeding.

BTW, those muffin-looking things are mini turkey meatloafs. They are soo good! Here is the recipe.

Stay away from sugar!!! These are three things I've found to sweeten my foods. Stevia is similar to Splenda and Sweet&Low but it doesn't have aspartame. It's supposed to be all natural with NO side affects. It's extracted from a leaf in South America and has been used for decades in other countries. Agave is supposed to be better for you than honey because it doesn't cause an insulin spike. And cinnamon is actually REALLY good for you. It has manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium and also has regulatory affects on blood sugar.
Stay away from sugar!!! These are three things I've found to sweeten my foods. Stevia is similar to Splenda and Sweet&Low but it doesn't have aspartame. It's supposed to be all natural with NO side affects. It's extracted from a leaf in South America and has been used for decades in other countries. Agave is supposed to be better for you than honey because it doesn't cause an insulin spike. And cinnamon is actually REALLY good for you. It has manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium and also has regulatory affects on blood sugar.
Don't skip breakfast!!!  This is my GO-TO brekky.  

1 slice of Ezekia bread
1 tablespoon of all natural almond butter
2 egg whites  (I sprinkle paprika, chipotle pepper, and black pepper on them and put a dab of spicy mustard inside) 
black coffee

213 calories,  8 grams of fat (the good kind), 18.5 g carbs, 15 g protein
Don't skip breakfast!!! This is my GO-TO brekky. 1 slice of Ezekia bread 1 tablespoon of all natural almond butter 2 egg whites (I sprinkle paprika, chipotle pepper, and black pepper on them and put a dab of spicy mustard inside) black coffee 213 calories, 8 grams of fat (the good kind), 18.5 g carbs, 15 g protein
Greek Yogurt is the shit.     It's low in calories and fat, but high in protein! You can use it for SO many things. Here, I'm using it as a sour cream substitute. It tastes just like it to me! (Also with tilapia tacos in corn tortillas).
Greek Yogurt is the shit. It's low in calories and fat, but high in protein! You can use it for SO many things. Here, I'm using it as a sour cream substitute. It tastes just like it to me! (Also with tilapia tacos in corn tortillas).
Greek yogurt is still the shit :)   I put cinnamon and Stevia in it to make it sweet like regular yogurt and add fresh berries. So good and it's perfect when I'm craving desert.
Greek yogurt is still the shit :) I put cinnamon and Stevia in it to make it sweet like regular yogurt and add fresh berries. So good and it's perfect when I'm craving desert.
And lastly, when in doubt, you can't go wrong with lean protein and green veggies.
And lastly, when in doubt, you can't go wrong with lean protein and green veggies.

I also use this awesome natural protein powder from Growing Naturals. It's nonfat, low carbs, low sugar, and tastes really good. Hint: don't forget to the put the top back on after usage.

Hmmm... what else? Drink green tea!!! I think that's it. I'm still learning and am by no means an expert. I just thought I'd share what I've learned so far.

The other thing I wanted to talk about was a competition I decided to do. I figured that I'd put it at the bottom of this blog post because if you made it through all the pictures of food, then you would care more about what I'm about to talk about Smile The competition is put on by Under Armour, and it's called the What's Beautiful Challenge. Basically, you set a goal, work on it for the next two months, upload photos and videos about your progress, and complete challenges along the way. One of them was to work out twice in one 24hour period... I tried yoga. Hahah it wasn't pretty but this is what I uploaded to complete the challenge.

There are thousands of women participating, and the prize is that the top 10 girls will get $1000 worth of UA gear, and the top three will get sponsorship and become the new faces of UA.

The whole goal behind this is to change the way people think of beauty in women, and I couldn't agree more with the message this campaign stands for. If you're interested, here's the first video I uploaded for this competition

Hope you guys are well!

<3 Kristy

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