Can We Target Fat Loss?

originally from: http://www.discount-supplements.co.uk/blog/target-fat-loss/

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When it comes losing body fat many people tend to work out the area where they wish to lose body fat from…which kind of makes sense intuitively, but is that how the body works?

For example, most people want ripped abs, right? So what happens next? They work on their abs! Now although the intentions are good, will this help them get more defined abs? Or should they be focusing their efforts elsewhere for serious results?

Let’s explore this…

When It Comes to Making a Body Part Look More Defined We Really Have Two Options…

We can either:

Build the muscle

Lose body fat

Unfortunately doing crunches isn’t going to help us lose body fat around our abs…when we lose body fat it comes off from the whole body.
It may come off some parts quicker than others and some areas may not lose any body fat right away…however we can’t control that, it’s just the way it happens. However, does that mean doing crunches for abs won’t make a difference at all?
Well, there are two ways to make an area look more muscular or ‘defined’…we can BUILD the muscle so that the muscle (abs in this case) press against the skin more. We can also lose body fat overall so that the skin will press more against the muscle (provided the fat in that area decreases) making the area appear more defined. So, although we may not be able to target fat loss in certain areas, there are ways in which we can certainly make a difference!

So if you’re wanting to make you abs pop….don’t just work them in the gym, look to lose body fat too!
Conversely, don’t just eat less and do cardio…you need to work the abs too if you want to get them looking their best….just like every other body part.

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Ruby Rocket’s Frozen Pops: Powered with Probiotics!

originally from: http://www.godairyfree.org/product-reviews/ruby-rockets-frozen-pops-powered-with-probiotics

Admittedly, when I first sampled Ruby Rocket’s Frozen Pops at Expo West a couple of years ago, I was underwhelmed. But odd as it may sound, the real problem wasn’t the pops, it was the setting. You see, Expo West is this massive show where everyone is attempting to wow with functional and free-from foods. […]

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Gluten Free Savory Summer Tart with Quinoa Crust

originally from: https://simplygluten-free.com/blog/2016/05/gluten-free-savory-summer-tart-with-quinoa-crust.html

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I love a good tart. Especially a tart filled with luscious, vine ripened tomatoes and goat cheese. And if that tart is made with a nutritious (and tasty!) crust – well so much the better.

The crust for this savory summer tart features quinoa and almond flour – both packed with protein and low in carbs; a good thing as swimsuit season looms on the horizon.

For this recipe I used whole white quinoa from Ancient Harvest which I quickly toasted and ground in the food processor instead of quinoa flour. The quinoa never got fully pulverized which added this lovely crunch and texture to the tart – and a perfect foil for the creamy filling ingredients. I combined the quinoa with a bit of almond flour, some tapioca starch and some flax gel made by simply soaking ground flax seeds with hot water. It was easy and delicious and held its shape really well. Better than I expected in fact!

This tart is really great for a summer lunch or light dinner. All you really need to serve alongside it is a salad and perhaps a lovely glass of crisp white wine.

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Gluten Free Savory Summer Tart with Quinoa Crust Recipe
Ingredients

Gluten free non-stick cooking spray
1 cup Ancient Harvest white quinoa
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
⅓ cup hot water
½ cup gluten free almond flour
¼ cup tapioca or corn starch
Kosher or fine sea salt
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 -3 large, ripe tomatoes, sliced ¼ inch thick
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
4 large eggs
4 ounces soft goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.

Place the quinoa on a baking sheet and coo for 10 minutes. Let cool.

Make the flax gel – In a small bowl, combine the ground flax seed with hot water and let sit for 15 minutes.

When the quinoa has cooled, place in a food processor and process for 30 seconds. Add the almond flour, starch, and ¾ teaspoon of salt. Pulse to combine. Add the flax gel and 1 tablespoon olive oil and process until the mixture holds together when pressed. Put in the prepared pie plate and bake for 5 minutes. Leave the oven on.

Brush the bottom of the tart crust with the mustard. Layer the tomatoes in concentric circles in the crust. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, the basil and chives.

In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and goat cheese together. Pour over the tomatoes, drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil, and bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until the filling is set and the top is starting to brown. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing. Can be served warm, at room temperature, or cold.

Servings:

A gluten free recipe that serves 4 – 6 people.

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“I can now have recipes I know I can count on for every Dessert and Breakfast occasion! I’m thrilled!” – A. M.

“I am amazed! This recipe is BETTER than the ‘regular-with-gluten’ recipe! Thanks so much, Carol” – V. P.

“I love your gluten free recipes – I can now have my desserts.” – F.R.

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“The “Simply” in ‘Simply … Gluten-Free Quick Meals’ doesn’t just make for a catchy title. The recipes in this cookbook truly are quick and easy to prepare. – A. C.

“I set the timer on two separate nights and made two complete meals from Carol’s latest cookbook in 30-40 minutes. They not only pleased my family, but gave me new recipes and techniques to get dinner on the table faster every night.” – W. K.

“I love the way this book is laid out – full meals I can make in no time. Love the sense of fun and humor in this book but mostly I love all the gluten free recipes -.” – J. F.

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May favourites: Coeliac Awareness Week, weddings, BodyPower and my birthday!

originally from: https://theglutenfreeblogger.com/2016/05/31/may-favourites-coeliac-awareness-week-weddings-bodypower-and-my-birthday/

It’s official – after a rather slow start to the year, this month has been the busiest month ever. I spent the first weekend away at a friend’s wedding; then travelled to London for a gluten free event in Morrison’s;  organised a week of exciting competitions for Coeliac Awareness Week; met some of my fitness idols at BodyPower UK in Birmingham; got sick with the worst cold I’ve had in years; and discovered LOADS of new gluten free products and recipes. Plus lots of exciting new things in the pipeline which I can’t tell you yet – oh, and it was my birthday.

So just a few things going on – and to cram it all in here’s  a bumper round up of my favourite gluten free discoveries this May – make sure you try all of these out!

Gluten free at The Grosvenor Hotel, Stockbridge

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Our lovely friends got married at the beginning of the month and I have to say their chosen venue, The Grosvenor Hotel in Stockbridge, was not only beautiful but also catered amazingly for coeliacs! They made sure I had gluten free bread with my smoked salmon starter, made me peppercorn sauce to go with my roast beef and – MASSIVE brownie points here – gave me extra gluten free cheesecake for dessert! Thoroughly impressed!

Gluten free burgers from Heck Foods at BodyPower

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I have been a massive fan of Heck’s sausages for ages now and this month reviewed their top-class new veggie range too, but when I went to BodyPower Expo I was delighted to see they were selling their Chicken Italia burgers – with gluten free buns! We joined the very long queue and I can say the wait was definitely worth it, they were delicious!

Gluten free at Leon, Kings Cross

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Every time I go to Kings Cross I stop at Leon – and for good reason. It’s like a healthy fast food outlet where everything is clearly labelled gluten free, and it’s delicious. So good, in fact, that when I went to London during Coeliac Awareness Week for Morrisons’ special free from event, I stopped their twice. The first time I had a pot of grilled chicken (literally the best chicken ever, fact) and the second time I had chicken meatballs with brown rice – and more chicken!!

Gluten free chicken kievs from Schar

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After attending the Morrisons’ free from event I went to check out my local store – and was delighted to find these Schar chicken kievs. I am a huge fan of a good kiev (see my homemade kiev recipe here) and so decided to give these a go.

I found them in the frozen aisle along with a whole host of other goodies! They were so simple to cook and had a great flavour – I’ll definitely grab a few more packs for when I can’t be bothered to cook!

New gluten free celebration cakes from Sainsbury’s

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I popped into Sainsbury’s to do my weekly shop yesterday and came across their brand new Deliciously Free From range. I think this has been a LONG time in the making to be honest and I hope to do a post on their new additions soon.

What I found most pleasing was the great range of celebration cakes! Just because you’re coeliac, does not mean you love baking, and these would be great for birthdays, parties, any sort of celebration! Plus they are dairy free, wheat free and nut free too!

Gluten free Chinese from Han Court, Fremington

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It was the mother-in-law’s birthday this month and as a treat we got a Chinese take-away from Han Court in Fremington, Barnstaple. Han Court are really good when it comes to gluten free – which generally is hard to come by as soy sauce contains wheat flour and is used in most dishes!

I do find they tend to just not use the soy sauce for gluten free, so I use Tamari and add my own after. I had chicken and cashew nuts, egg fried rice and salt and chilli ribs – delicious!

Lunch at Tea on the Green, Westward Ho!

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Tea on the Green is one of my favourite gluten free places ever! They do SO many gluten free cakes as well as gluten free sandwiches too. Steve surprised me by taking me here on my birthday and we spent a lovely few hours in a very sunny Westward Ho!

I had an iced latte, a huge bacon and brie sandwich and even took away a slice of Reeses Pieces gluten free chocolate brownie for later because I am going through a bit of a peanut butter obsession.

If you’re ever in North Devon you absolutely have to go here – gluten free or not! (All of the cakes below labelled in green are gluten free, and that’s not half of them, to give you an idea how awesome they are there!)

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Gluten free wraps at Taunton Deane services

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I always think of service stations as being coeliac-hostile environments. At least, the ones I have always been to tend to be filled with Krispy Kreme stands and sandwich fridges and not a lot else. If you’re lucky there will be a Waitrose or M&S where you can possibly, maybe find something to eat.

That’s why the sign above at Taunton Deane services made me, in my slightly hungover, post-wedding state, so very happy. One gluten free barbecue pulled pork wrap (and a very large, extra-shot iced Costa coffee) later and I was feeling much better!

Protein Pow! cooking mixes

protein pow mix gluten free

I have followed Protein Pow for absolutely ages and was so excited when Anna contacted me to ask if she could send me her new cooking mixes. I have been experimenting loads with them (that’s for another blog post – coming soon!) but wanted to give them a mention as I absolutely love them! Whether you want to make protein bars, pancakes or truffles they are epic – and they are suitable for coeliacs (the pea protein one is dairy free/vegan too!)

Gluten free red lentil soup from Tideford Organics

tideford organics gluten free soup

I love Tideford because a) their soups are gluten free, b) they taste epic and c) they’re from Devon. When they sent me some soups to try the red lentil with chilli and apricot was probably the one I thought I’d like least – I mean apricot, in soup? But oh my god, it was so good.

This really was an amazing flavour – spicy yet every so slightly sweet, I cannot recommend this soup enough! Now the weather is hotting up it doesn’t seem like soup weather but if we get a rain day grab a bowl of this and it will make you feel better in no time!

Exciting June ahead!

I think that is about it for this month’s round up – there have been so many amazing products I’ve tried and I’ll be blogging about some of them over the coming weeks. June is looking to be a bit quieter for now but who knows what the next month will bring – I just hope the sun continues!

What have been your favourite gluten free discoveries this month? I’d love to hear them, comment below and share them!

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Nuts for Pineapple Smoothie (Low Carb)

originally from: http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/almond-pineapple-smoothie

I frequently receive requests for banana-free smoothies and recipes that are low sugar and low carbohydrate. Simple as it may be, this tasty, nourishing pineapple smoothie fits the healthy bill. Whether your cooling off on a hot day, waking up your digestive system, or recharging from outdoor activities, you can count on this easy blend […]

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Canyon Bakehouse Brownie Bites: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

originally from: http://www.godairyfree.org/product-reviews/canyon-bakehouse-brownie-bites

My first exposure to Canyon Bakehouse Brownie Bites was at a food allergy conference. Dozens of those two-bite chocolate cups were a highlight on the dessert table. A friend exclaimed surprise upon first bite, “these are really good”. She went back for a second, but I held off at that time as their wasn’t a sign for […]

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Gluten Free Sweet & Spicy Honey Lacquered Ribs

originally from: https://simplygluten-free.com/blog/2016/05/gluten-free-sweet-spicy-honey-lacquered-ribs.html

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One thing my family loves is ribs! We make them all sorts of ways and haven’t found a rib recipe yet we didn’t like.

My son, the expert barbecue dude, loves to do his ribs either on the smoker or grill. I take the easy way out and use my oven. A few hours in the oven, a good sauce, a few minutes under the broiler and voila! Fall off the bone, lick your fingers, fabulous ribs!

In the case of these ribs, the good sauce is actually a great sauce. It is sweet, spicy, tangy – everything you want in a rib sauce. I use gluten free tamari for salty, Wholesome organic honey for sweet, sriracha for spicy, and mustard, ginger, and lime for tangy. The sauce is positively addictive. And by applying sauce and putting the ribs under the broiler twice, you get this gorgeous lacquered look that I love.

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Gluten Free Sweet & Spicy Honey Lacquered Ribs Recipe
Ingredients

2 slabs (approximately 3 pounds) baby back ribs
Kosher or fine sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup Wholesome! organic honey
¼ gluten free tamari or soy sauce
¼ cup Dijon mustard
5 tablespoons sriracha sauce (use more or less depending on heat tolerance)
2 teaspoons dry ginger
Juice of 2 limes

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Flip the ribs bone side up and insert a dinner knife just under the white membrane that covers the meat and bones. Gently peel the membrane off. (See step by step example in this post.) Season the ribs on all sides generously with salt and pepper.

Wrap each rack of ribs with heavy duty foil. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 2 ½ – 3 hours or until the meat is tender.

While the ribs are cooking, make the sauce.

In a saucepan, combine the honey, tamari, mustard, sriracha, ginger, and lime juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer until the mixture is reduced by half, about 10 minutes.

When the ribs have finished baking, remove from the oven, place the top rack about 8 inches from the broiler, and preheat the broiler to high.

Line 1-2 baking sheets with foil. Unwrap the ribs and place the ribs bone side down on the baking sheets. Brush with the sauce and broil 3 minutes. Brush with more sauce and broil another 2-3 minutes.

Serve the ribs with any extra sauce on the side.

Servings:

A gluten free recipe that serves 4 – 6 people

Ready for dessert?

Simply...Gluten-Free DessertsSimply…Gluten-Free Desserts is now available, with over 135 recipes not featured in my blog.

Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE.

“I can now have recipes I know I can count on for every Dessert and Breakfast occasion! I’m thrilled!” – A. M.

“I am amazed! This recipe is BETTER than the ‘regular-with-gluten’ recipe! Thanks so much, Carol” – V. P.

“I love your gluten free recipes – I can now have my desserts.” – F.R.

Need a quick meal?

Gluten Free Recipes - Simply Gluten Free Quick MealsSimply…Gluten-Free Quick Meals is now available, with over 100 recipes not featured in my blog.

Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE.

“The “Simply” in ‘Simply … Gluten-Free Quick Meals’ doesn’t just make for a catchy title. The recipes in this cookbook truly are quick and easy to prepare. – A. C.

“I set the timer on two separate nights and made two complete meals from Carol’s latest cookbook in 30-40 minutes. They not only pleased my family, but gave me new recipes and techniques to get dinner on the table faster every night.” – W. K.

“I love the way this book is laid out – full meals I can make in no time. Love the sense of fun and humor in this book but mostly I love all the gluten free recipes -.” – J. F.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner’s. This blog accepts free manufacturers samples and forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. Affiliate links may be included in this post.