When first adopting a plant-based diet, it is common to experience intestinal discomfort and severe bloating. It takes time for your gut bacteria to adjust after a major shift in lifestyle, so these symptoms are completely normal and expected.
Packed with beta-carotene, manganese, potassium and fiber—there are numerous reasons to add sweet potatoes to your meal rotation. While I adore sweet potatoes prepared any and every way, the following recipes are not exclusively for sweet potato lovers. The beauty of these recipes is that nobody will have any idea that the nutrient-dense vegetable is hiding in these delectable (and completely “normal” tasting) treats!
Despite being a bit of a health-nut and in pretty good shape, I really hate working out. I can get into hiking, but I hate running (indoors or out), am bored with most indoor cardio activities, and just have a really hard time getting myself into the gym. While outdoor activities are great, I simply don't have time for them on a day-to-day basis. I'll be frank: I just don't like working out. I never get the endorphin rush that my friends tell me about, I don't feel good while I'm doing it, and in the moment, exercising is only about distracting myself from the fact that I'm exercising. Until recently I got by with one weekly outdoor activity, a low calorie & healthy diet, and the (very) occasional calisthenics routine, a la Liz Lemon.