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Healthy Living

The Pursuit of Healthiness:

One of my main pursuits in life is the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. So many times I said to myself: “This is the day I start a healthy lifestyle”, and then within no time, I find myself sitting on my couch eating fried food and chocolate like a careless teenager, and a year goes by without me exercising.

For the last few months, I struggled to lose that 1.5 kg that is keeping me away from my perfect weight (perfect in my opinion of course). And I feel like my super fast metabolism is beginning to become normal now that I am in my early thirties.

I also read all these scary things about being “skinny fat”, meaning even though someone appears skinny on the outside, their body fat percentage can be high. So, even if you look good, your body composition may be wrong.

Anyway, I don’t know what changed in me a couple of weeks ago, but I had enough, and I suddenly started working seriously on achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

So, what does this “being healthy” goal consist of?:

  • Decrease body fat percentage:

Which also means gaining muscle. I don’t want to lose weight, I want to be fit.

  • Exercising regularly:

At least 3 times a week, in order to gain muscle and strengthen my whole body. I am currently doing the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide, which you can check out on this link: https://www.kaylaitsines.com/collections/guides. That program is tough, every muscle will be sore for a long time, but it is worth it. I also walk & run on my treadmill.

  • Cooking more:

With as many organic ingredients as possible.

  • Rely on healthy food:

Vegetables (mainly green veggies); fruits (especially those with antioxidants); good fat sources (example: avocado, sweet potatoes); proteins (example: salmon, chicken, quinoa); and food high in fiber (such as lentils).

  • Drink A LOT of water:

Yeah, like all the time, until you hate it & you’re running to the bathroom every half an hour.

  • The cheat meal is a must:

You have to be able to keep enjoying the food you love. You only live once right? So have a cheat meal every once in a while.

  • Stay positive:

A healthy body is nothing without a healthy mind, staying away from stress (if possible) or finding ways to manage it.

Finally, I am no nutritionist or healthy lifestyle expert, but the above seem like the main things to do if you want to live a healthy life. And I will try to post as many healthy recipes as possible and make my best to be the best motivation for myself, and for you as well.

Here’s one recipe that I posted a while ago: http://mysimpleobsessions.com/chicken-potato-recipe/

Have a wonderful healthy journey!

 

 

 

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Chicken and Potato Recipe

chicken and potato

Few words about my journey to a healthy lifestyle and a simple chicken potato dish:

For the past two years, I have been doing my best to eat healthy, not in order to lose weight, but because I want to become fit and add a bit of definition to my body. So, exercising and eating healthy will make me accomplish that. Also, focusing on natural sources of protein & good carbs is very important to achieve a fit body, and this chicken & potato dish is full of health benefits.

Through my blog, I will be introducing you to a lot of healthy/fast meals that are simple to make. There is nothing really special about these dishes, and I am just here to maybe inspire you and give you ideas. And this is one of those simple chicken & potato dishes that you can make when you want a healthy recipe that is full of flavor:

Main Ingredients

Chicken breasts, potatoes, fresh mushrooms, fresh coriander, crushed garlic cloves, fresh lemon juice, your choice of spices, olive oil.

Cooking Steps

1- Cut the chicken and marinate it with olive oil, salt, pepper, chili powder, dried coriander, hot sauce (or you can marinate it in anything you want). Then cook it in a non-stick pan without adding any extra oil because it is already marinated in oil.

2- Cut the potatoes and cook them in a bit if olive oil, salt & pepper and leave them in a hot oven in until they are done.

3- Saute the mushroom.

chicken and potatoes

4- Chop fresh coriander, crush few garlic cloves and cook these two together with a bit of olive oil. Once it is done, add a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice and salt to taste.

Coriander and garlic

coriander and garlic

5- Mix the chicken, potatoes, mushroom, coriander garlic mix together.

Chicken and potatoes

You can eat it by itself or with any side dish you like.

Bon Appetit!

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