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Tried some amaranth this morning! Its like a grainier version of quinoa and is full of vitamins. I mixed mine with coconut milk, cinnamon, and honey. What did you have for breakfast?
Xoxo, 
The Dorm Dietitian

Tried some amaranth this morning! Its like a grainier version of quinoa and is full of vitamins. I mixed mine with coconut milk, cinnamon, and honey. What did you have for breakfast?
Xoxo,
The Dorm Dietitian

Anonymous said: How do you stay active throughout the day? I'm always siting in class, then I sit on my drive home, then I have to sit to do homework.

Believe me, I’ve struggled with this too. I try to find the little ways to sneak in quick workouts, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking a little faster between classes, and even wall push-ups when there’s nobody around. I also take a little break for each hour I do homework to take a walk or do some crunches and lunges.

Thanks for asking :)

I Tried It: Trampoline Fitness

Hi everyone!

So I’ve made it my goal for October to try new health and fitness related things, and today I tried a trampoline fitness class!

Aaaand I’m really tired. And sore. And I want to go back tomorrow!

I’ve tried a lot of fitness classes over the years, but I have to say this was the most challenging. I thought we’d just be bouncing on trampolines to music. 

Boy, was I wrong!

We started out by doing some light stretching and then we started bouncing around on the trampoline. We then had to run laps in our “lane”, stopping at the ends to do 20 burpees each stop. They’re even harder when the ground isn’t stable. 

We did some more running and jumping combinations, and then we used resistance bands to do some arm workouts. We did some lunges, squats, and bear crawls too.

Since you’re constantly trying to keep your balance, your muscles (especially your core and legs) work double time to keep you upright. I definitely had that Jello-feeling in my legs at the end.

Have you ever tried a trampoline fitness class? What did you think?

xoxo,

The Dorm Dietitian

PS - it was a wall-to-wall trampoline. I’d never be bored if I had that in my place!

Yummy after dinner snack!

Yummy after dinner snack!

Love making these in the morning! They taste like the real thing 😍🍇🍉🍓🍌🍏🍎

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Krazy Kool Kefir

Hi everyone!

With the weather changing and midterms coming, your immune system might be feeling a little weak. How do you deal? Try some Kefir!

I saw it in the grocery store a few weeks ago and thought I’d try it. It’s sold in the same section as milk and orange juice by the yogurt. The label claimed to improve your digestive and immunity health with the help from thousands of little good bacteria from the drink. Studies have shown that with regular consumption, Kefir can help lower blood pressure, reduce effects of allergies, and help regulate your digestive system.

It tastes like a yogurt smoothie, but the brand I had was 99% lactose free, so if you’re lactose intolerant, it’s a good pick. I had the berry flavor.

My thoughts? Love it! It has great benefits and tastes great. You can also put it in a smoothie too. Find it at a grocery store near you!

Have you tried Kefir? What do you think?

xoxo,

The Dorm Dietitian

Anonymous said: 10 random questions for one of my faves! 1 :What position do you normally sleep in? 2:Were you a part of any “clique” in high school? 3: Guilty pleasure? 4: Favorite places to shop? 5:Favorite ride in amusement parks? 6: Last thing you ate? 7:Are you a good cook? 8:Introvert or extrovert? 9: Have any tattoos? 10:Favorite ice cream flavor?

1. I sleep on my side with my legs curled up 

2. Not a specific “clique” but my group was kind of nerdy haha

3. M&M’s and Dorito’s (not together though!)

4. J.Crew, American Eagle, Nordstroms, Target

5. I love roller coasters as long as they don’t go upside down! Matterhorn at Disneyland is my favorite.

6. I had some chocolate covered blueberries….gettin’ those antioxidants hehe ;)

7. Ehh I’m ok…I’m getting better though! 

8. Introverted! Verrrry introverted.

9. Nope, I don’t like tattoos.

10. Plain ol’ vanilla!

Thanks for asking :)

I Tried It: Hot Yoga

Hey guys!

The fitness center at my school was offering a week of free fitness classes so I thought I’d try a couple. The first one I tried was hot yoga. I’ve wanted to go to a class like that for a while and I loved it!

You usually need a mat and a towel (the place I went to had both). When you walk in, the room is slightly warm but not uncomfortable. I thought it was nice!

Then the class started, and temperatures climbed up to 105 degrees. We did some basic and advanced yoga poses that our instructor demonstrated for us in a soothing, calm voice. Soft music played in the background and she occasionally sprayed lavender throughout the room. We were told to take as many water breaks as we needed…and I did. My water was gone by the end of the class. 

You’re absolutely drenched in sweat (even my fingers were sweating), but at the end of class, you feel totally calm and accomplished. It cleared my mind and for the first time in the semester, I felt totally relaxed. 

Overall, I would give hot yoga 10/10! You strengthen and tone your body while sweating out all the bad stuff. You clear you mind and feel relaxed but you’re also fighting to hold the poses and making yourself stronger, both physically and mentally.

Have you tried hot yoga? Let me know!

xoxo,

The Dorm Dietitian