Hair, Skin & Make Up – Coffee Talk with Z

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53 comments on “Hair, Skin & Make Up – Coffee Talk with Z”

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    Thank you Zuzka! Can u please share which seasoning you used on your brussel sprouts? It Looked delicious

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      Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

      I use ONE seasoning or Malibu seasoning.

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        Private  |  Seattle, Washington

        Zuzka, what is one seasoning? I’ve heard of one and done before. Is that it?

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    Private  |  Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Interesting you bought an inversion table. I’ve been thinking about how I’d love to hang upside down to help my sciatica pain.
    I slipped my L5/S1 disk, cutting of about 65% of the left side of my spinal canal. I’m taking strong anti inflammatories, doing some egoscue and alternating hot and cold packs. I haven’t worked out for over a week 🙁
    I’ve also been drinking some home made bone broth, which supposedly helps with collagen production. Have you come across and research supporting this claim?

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      Private  |  Hamburg, Germany

      What I can recommend to you is to look for a good Chiropractor! Give it a try

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      Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Oh my, that sucks. I’m so sorry. I’ve been there. What claim? The home made bone broth and collagen production?

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        Private  |  Sydney, NSW, Australia

        Hey Z, ya I hear a lot about how consuming bone broth will help with your body’s collagen production. Not sure if this has any scientific basis or not?

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    Private  |  Freeport, Ohio, USA

    Hi! I am a new follower. I found you on instagram and have been following some of your work outs and I love them! I love high intensity interval training! Will be joining the zgym soon!
    I have watched some of your coffee talks and listened to the nutritional discussions regarding fat loss. Wondered what your thoughts are regarding a whole food, plant based diet. I have transitioned my lifestyle from the standard American diet to whole food plant based in February of this year and have lost 12 pounds so far. It seems to be working nicely, granted I was never over weight but I really want to be lean with good muscle definition so I’m still looking to burn off the remaining fat to reveal those muscles I’m working so hard for!
    Now I heard your suggestion regarding too much fruit is not good. I avoid all sugar that is not natural but I do not limit my fruit. I also eat tons of greens and veggies, I think the key is fiber to slow digestion and keep blood sugars stable, also most fruit has a low GI. I would say my diet is 80% raw fruits and vegetables and I do eat some whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. I don’t eat much bread but if I do it’s a vegan sprout bread. I eat very little oil as well. My protein intake is plant based and I track that. Within two weeks of doing just a few of your work outs from YouTube, I am seeing more definition in my abs, shoulders and thighs.
    I guess my question is, do you think my current unregulated intake of fruits will hinder my ability to shed the remaining fat?
    I do track my calories, carbs, fat etc on my app Cronometer. I typically stay under 300-500 calories below what I burn to continue the weight loss but my carb intake is high due to the fruits I eat but so is my fiber.
    Sorry for the super long post! I just really want to create the healthiest lifestyle I can and reach my fitness goals! Your input would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks so much 😊

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      Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Hi Amanda,
      If you’re currently seeing that your diet is working and you are losing fat, then I wouldn’t change anything. Everyone’s different and some people can tolerate fruit and grains better than others. I would continue tracking the progress and also what exactly do you eat so that you can make quick and possibly just a small adjustment in case you hit a plateau. It seems like you’re on a good track and found a healthy diet that works for you. Good job!

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        Private  |  Freeport, Ohio, USA

        Thanks so much! I will continue what I’m doing and monitor progress. I will also continue your work outs of course because they are killer lol but they work so I’ll tough through it!
        Thanks again for the advice 😊🤘

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      Private  |  Jura, France

      Hi Amanda, I read something very interesting in Krysta’s book (the every other day diet) in the maintenance part about still need to fluctuate the calorie intake compare to people typically do (like you mentionned: being every day below your “normal” calorie intake.
      Solely for curiousity and educational purpose, I recommend reading the book.

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        Private  |  Freeport, Ohio, USA

        Will do! Thanks for the advice!

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    Hi! When will you release the new Nutrition program? Can’t wait to try those fasting days 😌🙃
    Kiss from UK!!

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      Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Working on it. Aiming for next week 🙂

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        Yay! Can’t wait! Love everything you put out there for us. So grateful to have you in my life 🙂

        My birthday is next week also and I’ve been doing the KB swing challenge and also did my own little push-up challenge this month. What better way to celebrate yourself?!

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    Private  |  Minsk, Belarus

    Zuzka, you are the best! “It’s not the ad, it’s only my choise” 🙂 So cute!
    If I see the nyx – I want to try it!

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    Private  |  Jura, France

    I started the EOD diet (until Z releases her nutrition program) and here are additional things I can say:
    -read the book: the author does give info about what to do and not do and why things work one way or the other (always using clinical studies that did provide the data)…for both feast and diet day. Also has a plan for return to maintenance…which ALL diets fail to provide.And it has a chapter about willpower and why to weigh every day (I do have a body analyzer)
    -if you are not used to fasting: start ramping up…I am used to warrior fasting and used to how to handle and how being hungry feels. Also I am drinking a BP coffee (fat layer in my stomach makes be feel satiated for a long time) every morning and lots of herbal (warm) infusions since that helps decontract muscles of the stomach (way better than cold water..at least for me). I do HIIT Zgym training over lunch which then has an action of not wanting to eat right away. Slo-mo training makes you hungry, short high intensity does not.
    -I think I will have more issues managing correctly the feast days than diet days: if you eat too much or too fat or other foods (depends on each person) you may encounter digestive issues. So yes eating anything in any quantities is cool, but be mindful that it may have bowel consequences.
    -guidelines for diet days seem to work best if one meal at 400 kcal and one snack at 100kcal…ideally NOT eating the 400kcal meal at breakfast. I do at lunch and a snack before bed. Since the diet day goal is 25% of your normal day…it does not have to be 500kcal precisely, so I don’t kill myself about it. My personal tips (also taken from other fasting books) : it frees you up time …so get your schedule busy those days, all the time you don’t cook and eat is good for anything else: go shopping, go for a walk (very important…hint: I do follow the online “corewalking” tips/lessons for correct walking), I do abdominals exercises that are better on empty stomach (nauli and hypopressive/low pressure )

    hope that helps.

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      Thanks Laila , I got the book too and hope to start next week when I’m back from vacation. I usually practice 16/8 everyday but this EOD sounds good – freeing up calorie counting and restrictions.Whats your experience been ? Have you see any improvements ? I don’t have much to lose , just the last stubborn 5 lbs ideally to be more lean 😊

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    That inversion table looks great! Appears to be a good investment. I would definitely like to hear an update later.

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    Private  |  Stavanger, Norway

    Hi!

    Once again it was very informative vlog (at least for me). When you began to talk about pain and all that pain-free stuff, suddenly a question arose: what about pain from strained muscles? Do you have any suggestions how to relieve this kind of pain and what’s more important how to prevent and recover faster from strained muscles?

    Have a wonderful day 🙂

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    Private  |  Michigan, USA

    Discussion topic..how can you tell if you’re burning yourself out with exercise? Some times I can’t tell if I’m just tired or if I should give my body a break for a day because I will admit I’ve been pushing extra hard lately. No rest days. But I do stretch and tone or yoga after my workout. But if I don’t do a sweat inducing workout I feel so guilty and my mood changes.

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      Private  |  Finland

      Hello Dawn E.

      I would really love to know this too!
      I do workout even when im tired or sick, i know it will give me energy and keep me in a good mood.

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      Private  |  Madison, WI, USA

      Hi Dawn,
      I think that’s a great discussion topic. Based on what you’ve said about working out hard daily with no rest days, you’re probably overtraining. I’ve done the same thing, pushed extra hard with my training, doing double workouts a day with little to no rest days during the week. But with all of that high intensity training it just makes me feel run down and tired. It’s easy to overdo it. And honestly I don’t think it’s benefiting me anymore than just doing 1 high intensity workout a day. It’s easy to get in the mind set that training more is better. Trust me I know how it is. I find it difficult to not work out then to actually work out if that makes sense. Not exercising changes my mood as well and I just feel better when I do workout. But, rest days are just as important and the key to your results as much as your training. Here’s why.
      Muscle is not growing while you’re working out. During a workout, your muscle fibers are actually going through a tear down and your body is using the nutrients you’ve consumed to provide you with energy for your workout.
      Muscle building actually occurs when you stop working out, rest and allow your body to enter protein synthesis: utilizing the nutrients you’ve consumed to repair and build new muscles.
      Not saying that you shouldn’t workout daily, just make sure to not do high intensity training everyday without a rest day somewhere in-between Active recovery is great- that’s when you’re moving but not with intensity.
      So with that being said, don’t get too hard on yourself if you don’t do a sweat inducing workout. Don’t allow your internal dialogue to dictate that if you don’t work out every single day you’re going to lose ground. We are all our own worst critic.

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        Private  |  Michigan, USA

        Hi Rachel 🙂
        Thanks for the reply. Yes! I do know what you mean- it is so much harder to skip a workout then it is to workout for me too! friends and co workers think I’m a freak of nature for loving and needing to exercise. Ha ha 😉

        I try to do active rest days but if I don’t exhaust myself I feel so guilty and grumpy. My body is addicted to the endorphins I swear! lol
        I am working on trying to recognize when my body needs recover time and I need to tell myself mentally to just shut up and relax. But it’s so difficult for me!

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    Private  |  Boise, ID, United States

    I cannot wait for the Nutrition Program to release.
    I am totally rocking this program but still have mild issues with food. A few times a month I will go out for beers and burgs with my pals!
    I know this is something that I would like to do without in my lifestyle and I think all your hard work, Z, with the Nutrition program will help me immensely.
    Sending you love and encouragement for you launching it.

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