NYC Fit Food Fashion!

Juicing is out and Souping is in!

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Hey readers! How is everyone’s New Years resolution going?  I am still going pretty strong with the Slim in 6 workout program and I am seeing good results. Everyone is looking for a way to lose weight this time of year. I know this because my most popular post this month was a post I wrote last year on the Paleo diet and putting butter in your coffee to lose weight. The latest craze right now is Souping. Similar to juicing but obviously less sugars but if you are using store-bought soup lots of sodium.

I never jumped on the juicing trend, just the thought of it made me hungry. The idea of just consuming juice as a detox sounded like something that was sure to have me regain the weight the first day I stopped. As I was doing my research for this post I found that there were a few companies popping up that will deliver soups to you for the souping cleanse such as Soupure souping diet system.  Let’s take a closer look at this trend.

Soup can be a healthy meal. Soup is delicious and is a lot more filling than a glass of juice. It’s a high volume meal with protein, carbs and fiber all in one warm bowl.  The soup will keep you fuller longer in comparison to juice or meal replacements such as protein shakes etc.  Think of all the hearty vegetables that you could add to a home-made soup!

The biggest thing to remember is that there are a lot of healthy soups but there are also high calorie soups out there. Stick to soups that have a clear broth or tomato base. Stay away from cream based soups for the obvious reason that they are high in fat.

If you are going to join the souping revolution, why not make your own soups? I love to make my own soups at home. I love the smell of a big pot of soup simmering all day. I try not to buy soups because of all of the sodium that is in them. When I do buy soup at the store, I buy Amy’s Organic low sodium brand. They are delicious and will not contain 100% of your sodium for the whole day!

The other thing is, will the weight loss last. Like any diet, this is not meant to be on long-term. I did the old soup diet of the 90’s many times and I can tell you, I always lost weight and I always gained it back.  Short-term diets are not long-lasting and never will be. If you are looking for a short weight loss, for an event or a trip then go for it but long-term the only thing that works is a balanced diet and exercise.

Why not add soup to your regular diet? I would never say eat soup all day but how about have it for lunch a few times a week. It is a great way to get in a lot of veggies and it is healthy for the whole family. Here are a few recipes that are healthy and easy to make at home:

What is your favorite soup recipe? Feel free to leave comments below. We love feedback!

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Weekly Instagram Wrap Up

Hey guys! I hope you are having a great week and keeping warm. We were prepared for a big storm but got a lot less than we anticipated here in NYC. At least Jon had the day off and we got to spend the day together yesterday. I have to admit, I am IG obsessed and love snapping pictures of pretty much everything (especially my food). Here is a look at some of the pictures that I posted last week on my NYC Fit Food Fashion Instagram:

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If you have Instagram and want to follow NYC Fit Food Fashion, check us out here!

 

 

Somebody Come and Play: Sesame Street Exhibit at the NYPL for Performing Arts

We went down to the NYPL for the Performing Arts this week to check out “Somebody Come and Play” 45 years of Sesame Street. Emma loves Sesame Street, so we decided to take her to check it out. Since she is only 10 months old, I can only guess but I think she loved it. It is running until January 31st, 2015. If you are in New York check it out!

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This definitely something to bring the kids to. There was lots of props and Sesame Street characters that you could take your photos with. They even had a photo booth. They were supposed to email us the photo booth pictured but we never got them! Head over to the Sesame Street Exhibit before it ends on January 31st!

 

SAG Awards Red Carpet 2015

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Award season is in full swing. Last night was the SAG Awards and the red carpet was definitely hot. There were a lot of sexy looks last night and plunging necklines seem to be the trend this year. Let’s take a look at some of the best looks from the red carpet last night:

Blogger, Vows to give up leggings and yoga pants to ‘Honor God and her Husband’

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This past week, I was watching Good Morning America and saw a segment on Christian Blogger Veronica Partridge. In this segment they spoke about a blog post she wrote earlier this month in which she vows to no longer wear leggings/yoga pants in public because of her religious beliefs. Another reason for her banishing the stretch wear is that it entices men like her husband to look lustfully at other women.

After a discussion with her husband who had admitted to her that it when he saw legging wearing women it was really hard for him to look away. Saying “I try not to but it is not easy”. It sounds like to me maybe it is not the pants that are her problem. The idea that men other than her husband, may be checking out her butt in her leggings was weighing heavily on her mind for months. Once again if this was something that was really bothering her for months, maybe there is a bigger problem??

As a fellow blogger, I respect her right to her own opinion as unbelievable as I find it. Here is an excerpt from the post about how difficult it is for men (her husband) to be around women in leggings or yoga pants.

If it is difficult for my husband who loves, honors, and respects me to keep his eyes focused ahead, then how much more difficult could it be for a man who may not have the same self-control? Sure, if a man wants to look, they are going to look, but why entice them? Is it possible that the thin, form-fitting yoga pants or leggings could make a married (or single) man look at a woman in a way he should only look at his wife?

As a woman who wears yoga pants and leggings pretty much all of the time, I find this kind of ridiculous. It is not the leggings and the pants that are making the men stare. The men are going to stare no matter what is being worn. Doing a little research while writing this, I have found that there is a fetish going on with the whole legging thing. This is not unusual though there are plenty of fetishes out there. What do you think of this? Will you think twice before putting on your yoga pants/leggings this week?

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Slim in 6 Update: The half way mark

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Hey guys! I am just finishing up the third week of Slim in 6. I thought I would give everyone a little update on how it is going and would love any feedback from others that are doing the program or have done it in the past.

Week one, was a big struggle for me. I had just gotten back from travelling for the whole holiday season and knew I had over indulged a lot. The other thing that I never even considered was that I had also weaned off of breast milk production. I had no idea that all the wonderful weight that had just magically fallen off from breast-feeding, was about to slowly pile back on. A warning to first time moms and soon to be moms out there. All the calories that you are burning up all day breast-feeding, come to a screeching halt once you stop and your metabolism thanks you by completely shutting down. If I had known this maybe I would not have chosen the holidays to quit! Anyways back to the program. During week one I expected the usual water weight loss that normally comes with a new program but oddly enough, I gained 5 pounds the first week. I will chalk this up to the change in hormones I was going through.

By week two I was slowly starting to lose weight and I was starting to see improvements in my overall physique. One thing I did not think of was the length of time of the workouts. Unlike the PIYO program the Slim in 6 workouts are pretty long. They alternate between 60 and 80 minutes in length. It is really hard for me to fit in a workout that long during the day with the baby but I have managed to do the 60 minute ones during the week, at the amusement of my daughter and the 80 minute ones on the weekends while Jon hangs out with her.

Now that week three is almost over, I am down 8 pounds and feel like I am getting some of my tone back finally! The Slim in 6 Program may be an older program from BeachBody but it is really effective. If you have not tried it, I suggest giving it a try! Like I said before, if you have done it let me know how it went for you and if you are doing it with me, how is it going?

What is your favorite at home workout?


4 Tips for a Sexy Party Dress- Sponsored

Sexy DressIt’s easy to find great looking dresses online, but how do you know which ones will look great on you? We all want the perfect sexy party dress and, with a little fashion sense, it’s not that hard to find. Here are four steps to make sure you look super sexy in your next dress:

The right shoes make anything sexy – A girl can look sexy in any situation just by owning three pairs of shoes: one really good set of pumps, one pair of tall boots and one pair of open toe sandals. These three pairs of footwear cover all four seasons and run the gamut of casual/formal occasions. Plus, they all pair well with a variety of styles of sexy party dresses. Remember, the legs and calves are some of the sexiest parts of a woman’s body, so your footwear naturally works together with your dress to make you pop. Consider your hosiery too—use a color that contrasts with the dress for a glam touch, or go with classic nude for something more subdued and elegant.

Never go too long – We don’t mean you have to show off a lot of leg (though we love the looks that do). There are lots of sexy party dresses that fall below the knee, or even down to the ankle. These dresses can be sexy because of the way they hug your body, because of a slit down the side, or because they are flowy and hint at things covered up. But even long sexy dresses should not drag on the ground—ever! Whether it’s an evening gown or a sun dress, your toes should be visible at the bottom.

Choose a shape that complements your figure – Just considering how a specific cut of dress accentuates your figure (or not) goes a long way toward choosing the perfect sexy outfit. This is especially true in the bust area: women with a larger bust will do best with a dress with straps, which will draw the eyes upward and also support them. Women with a small bust can look very charming in a strapless dress, but may consider a belt around the waist to help establish more of an hourglass. These small touches make a big difference.

Price isn’t everything – Remember, you don’t have to spend a fortune to find a truly sexy party dress. Sexiness comes from the cut, the fit, and your sense of style in how you accessorize. It’s not determined by the label or the price tag.

What’s the sexiest dress you’ve ever worn?

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Chicken Burrito Bowls

 

Chicken Burrito BowlsUnlike most clean eaters, I hate boneless skinless chicken breasts!! I struggle to find ways to make them appetizing. I miss the skin and I miss the dark meat! The other day, boneless and skinless chicken breasts were on the menu again at the Jung house. We decided to make a favorite meal a little healthier. Who doesn’t love chicken burritos!

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts, boneless skinless

2 avocados, smashed

1 can of black beans

1/2 an onion

2 garlic cloves,minced

1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved

chicken broth

handful of cilantro

salsa, cheese, and sour cream (optional)

Preparation

  1. In a medium pan, cook onion and garlic in olive oil on medium heat. Till they are softened,approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Place beans in a sauce pan and heat on low for 10 minutes. Once done set aside.
  3. While, onion and garlic are cooking, cook chicken breasts in a separate pan on medium-high heat. Approximately 8 minutes per side until cooked. Add chicken broth to pan and simmer for 5 minutes covered.
  4. Remove onions and garlic from heat and put aside.
  5. Remove chicken breasts, place on cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
  6. Add 1/2 a cup of chicken broth to the pan that chicken was in and reduce by half. Then take the handful of cilantro, add to liquid and continue to reduce on, medium for a couple of minutes.
  7. Cut chicken into strips and add back into the pan with the sauce.
  8. Add onion and garlic mixture to the pan and continue cooking until the liquid thickens.
  9. Assemble bowls. Put down black beans, chicken, tomatoes and smashed avocado.
  10. Top with salsa, cheese or sour cream if you like.

Serve hot and ENJOY!

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Weekly wrap up from Instagram

I had written a post a while back on blogging and privacy on Social Media. Jon and I had decided to keep the baby off my blog IG and only on my private one. Since then I have created a new IG for the blog. If you are following me, that is awesome! If you are not or do not have IG, here is a look at some of the pics that we posted over on IG this week:

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If you have Instagram and want to follow NYC Fit Food Fashion, check us out here!

 

20% off Sale Items at Free People-AD

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We’ve got some exciting news to share! The entire sale section at Free People is now 20% off!

This weekend only receive an additional 20% off the ENTIRE sale section! This sale will be valid from 12 am EST Friday, 1/16 through 12 am EST Tuesday, 1/20. Hurry, shop all sale, include newly added styles, before it’s too late! As always, enjoy free shipping on all orders over $100!

I know I will be using the gift card I got for Christmas this weekend!!


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