Did You Know There Are 4 Different Types of Vegetarians?

The most widely accepted definition of a vegetarian by fellow vegetarians is a person who eats no meat, fish, or poultry. Primarily a vegetarian consistently avoids all flesh foods as well as byproducts of meat, fish, and poultry.  However, vegetarian diets vary in the extent to which they exclude animal products.

There are four types of vegetarians, Semi-vegetarians, Lacto-Ovo vegetarians, Lacto-vegetarians, and Vegans.  The difference between them are as follows:

  • Semi-vegetarians are those who are cutting back on his or her intake of meat. A pollo vegetarian avoids red meat and fish but eats chicken, and a pesco pollo vegetarian avoids red meat but eats chicken and fish.
  • Lacto-Ovo vegetarians diet excludes meat, fish, and poultry but includes dairy products and eggs. They eat such foods as cheese, ice cream, yogurt, milk, and eggs as well as foods that include these ingredients.
  • Lacto vegetarians diet excludes meat, fish, and poultry, as well as eggs and any foods containing eggs, however, they eat dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese.
  • Vegans avoid eating or using all animal products, including meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, any foods containing by-products of these ingredients, including the use of wool, silk, leather, and any nonfood items made with animal byproducts. Some vegans even avoid money.

What type of vegetarian are you?  Today is day 5 of my journey of becoming a vegetarian, and according to this list I am a pollo vegetarian, however, I do not eat chicken, but I do eat seafood and plenty of vegetables and salads. Because becoming a vegetarian is very new for me, I thought it would be nice to include in the Workout
Wednesday category, recipes for vegetarians and for those who just want to eat healthier. I hope you enjoy the new additions and now I’m off to search for the recipes, Lois.

 

About Workout Wednesdays!

Welcome to Workout Wednesday!  Everyone is or should be aware of the importance of working out.  There is nowhere you can go on the planet where there is not a reference to how important regular exercising is. Whether you’re out for a walk or surfing on social media you will see advertisements from gyms who are hosting specials for memberships, as well as literature or videos showing different types of movements that are beneficial to the body and one’s well-being.

According to Brian D. Johnston of International Association of Resistance Training: Prescribed Exercise Clinics, “exercising regularly makes the heart stronger and the lungs fitter, enabling the cardiovascular system to deliver more oxygen to the body with every heartbeat and the pulmonary system to increase the maximum amount of oxygen that the lungs can take in. Exercise lowers blood pressure, somewhat decreases the levels of total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the bad cholesterol), and increases the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the good cholesterol). These beneficial effects, in turn, decrease the risk of heart attack, stroke, and coronary artery disease. In addition, colon cancer and some forms of diabetes are less likely to occur in people who exercise regularly.”

Simply put working out, is beneficial to not only one’s physical appearance but also to one’s internal mechanisms that keep the body running smoothly.  As well as improving muscle strength which allows for performing physical tasks easier.  Exercising/working out aids in the stretching of muscles and joints, which also allow for an increase in flexibility and aids in the prevention of injuries.

Here are 10 additional reasons to get your workout in, written by Esther Chain, Women’s Health:

  1. Improves Your Mood  – Who doesn’t need a mood stabilizer? Did you know that a brisk workout boost production brain chemicals that ease stress and anxiety which makes you feel happier and more relaxed?
  2. Helps You Sleep Better  – According to a study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation up to 67% of those who exercise regularly, report that they get a good night’s sleep.
  3. Strengthens Your Memory – The Behavioral Brain Research study shows that a single session of an aerobic workout produces higher blood levels of hormones that are associated with a strong memory.
  4. Boosts Your Creativity – A published article in the journal, “Frontiers of Neuroscience,” reported that working out regularly can jack your ability to brainstorm new ideas. 
  5. Reduce Your Risk of Cancer – Though it’s not clear as to how much exercising or which type of exercise, physical activity has been linked to a lower risk of breast and endometrial cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. 
  6. Recharges Your Batteries – Exercising just 2-3 times a week can boost energy level by 20%, decreasing fatigue by 60%.
  7. Make You More Confident – Knowing the amazing physical challenges that you’ve been able to accomplish, gives you kick ass confidence that spills over into other parts of your life.
  8. Fewer Sick Days – Research suggests that working out at least 2-3 times a week, results in the ability to fight off bacteria.
  9. Eases Killer Cramps – Research shows that working out triggers the release of endorphins, which are like opioids that relieve the agony of period pain. 
  10. Allows for Smoother Work Day – According to a study published last year by the journal, “Population Health Management, exercise increases productivity at the job.

In this section, I will be posting different facts, exercising tips, summaries of interesting articles, interviews with personal trainers (sometime in the future), and loads of motivation. So be sure to stop in regularly. 

Lois

Welcome To Tasty Tuesdays!

 

Image result for images of delicious looking foods

Welcome to Tasty Tuesday!

As I sit here thinking about what I should post, I thought it would be best to post recipes that do not require too much prepping and time to prepare.  I myself am a big fan of one pan recipe for those days that get away from me, but I am also a rabid fan of foods that take lots of time to prep and prepare.  I usually save the weekends (Sundays) for preparing large dinners, which are great for leftovers during the week.  And once the leftovers have been consumed, then it’s time for either a  meal that takes little to no time or a nice DeGiorno Supreme frozen pizza. Mmm, yum!

It never occurred to me that choosing a recipe to share with you guys would be so very difficult until I sat at my computer today, to do so. LOL.  So I decided that it might be nice to post a recipe for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner all on the same day.  This way you’ll have three choices in which to choose from. In time this section should be bursting with great recipes increasing your choices or at least give you an inkling of what you may have a taste for.  

The recipes you find here will be from different sources, of which I will provide the URL for. Some will be my very own as they have been handed down from my family tree, and finally, there will be YouTube videos of me preparing meals for you to watch at your leisure.

I hope you enjoy this section and Bon Appetite!  

Lois

Getting My Workout In!

I use to be very diligent in maintaining my workout regiment, but for many months now I have fallen off of my routine until recently.  Along with returning to my regiment, I have also begun reading everything I can get my hands on about working out, from which exercises are the best for my problem areas to listening to podcasts about which foods are good or not good to eat, and finding sm app on my phone  to help me along my journey in losing weight and looking good.  

 I have come across and have started using the “Lose Weight in 30 Days,” app by Simple Design Ltd.  There are so many apps to choose from but this particular app was the “Editors’ Choice,” so I decided to give it a try.  Thus far I like it because not only does it give you daily exercises to follow, it talks to you which makes me feel like there is a personal trainer in the room with me.  Not only that but it also comes equipped with meal plans, calendar to track your progress, no equipment is necessary, and it keeps track of the days in which you’ve workout, along with the duration and how many calories you burned per workout.  Below I posted a copy of what the app looks like in case you want to give it a try.
Cover art
Lose Weight in 30 Days
 Everyone Everyone
Contains ads 
Offers in-app purchases
This app is compatible with all of your devices.

 

What I like most about this app is that it does not try to kill you, it gradually takes you to the next level.  The exercises are not the same every day, and I don’t feel overwhelmed, nor have I come across exercises that my body aren’t able to do.

Good luck with your regiment.  If you have found an app that is great, please do share. LP

 

Advertisements

My Version

Hello Again,

Just wanted to share with you all, my version of today’s recipe post.

It was quick and easy to make, not to mention yummy. Have you tried the recipe yet?

Creamy Mushroom Pasta w/Chicken

Hello There,

This recipe caught my eye for two reasons, 1. It features chicken and 2. It included prices for the ingredients.  I was first taken aback, but hey, who isn’t on a budget now and days, right?

Have fun with this one! LP

 

creamy mushroom pasta with chicken

CREAMY MUSHROOM PASTA W/ CHICKEN

This creamy mushroom pasta is a restaurant favorite that’s surprisingly easy to make at home.

 Total Cost $10.04 recipe / $1.67 serving
 Prep Time 10 minutes
 Cook Time 30 minutes
 Total Time 40 minutes
 Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil $0.22
  • 1/2 med. onion $0.16
  • 3 cloves garlic $0.21
  • 1 lb. mushrooms $3.38
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour $0.02
  • 1 tsp chicken base $0.10
  • 1 cup water $0.00
  • 1/2 cup white wine $7.99 bottle
  • 1/2 cup half & half $0.30
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme $0.05
  • to taste salt and pepper $0.05
  • 1/4 bunch fresh parsley $0.22
  • 2 oz. parmesan $1.00
  • 8 oz. pasta $0.59
  • 2 lg. chicken breasts $2.49

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper (or any other seasoning you like). Cook on a George Foreman Grill about 8 minutes per breast. Alternatively, you can cook them in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Keep the chicken on a plate covered with foil until ready to eat.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. Cut the onion into a small dice and mince the garlic. Cook them in a large skillet over medium heat with olive oil. Cook about two minutes or until the onion is transparent. Add the sliced mushrooms and a dash of salt and cook until the mushrooms have completely softened and released all of their moisture (about 7 minutes).
  3. Add the 2 Tbsp of flour to the skillet. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes. It will coat the mushrooms and will begin to turn golden in color. Just make sure to keep stirring so that the flour does not burn.
  4. Combine the chicken base and water to make a chicken broth. Add it to the skillet along with the white wine and thyme. Whisk until no flour lumps remain. Let simmer until thickened (about 3-5 minutes).
  5. While the sauce is simmering, get a large pot of water boiling for the pasta. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box (boil for 5-7 minutes or until al dente then drain).
  6. Once the sauce has thickened, turn off the heat and stir in the cream. Continue to let simmer until reduced in volume and thickened. Give the sauce a taste and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Roughly chop the parsley and stir it in with the drained pasta. Grate about 2 ounces of parmesan over top (or top each serving individually). Slice the chicken and serve each bowl of pasta with a few slices of chicken.

Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow

Image result for inspirational quotes for women

Whose Your Favorite Creepy Character? 

Come on you know you have one.  Comment your favorite character (s) below.  Mine are Chucky,  Freddy , Jason,   The Addams Family,  Sexy Elvira, The Monsters,  and Pennywise (new love). Hahaha!