Category Archives: Healthy Resources

A Guide To Fitness Success for Every Woman

I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker on Dr. Kesha Moore, owner of Life In Fitness Coaching’s vLog.

I cover topics like :

  • Why weight-loss programs with pre-packaged meals are dangerous.
  • Why skinny isn’t an appropriate fitness goal.
  • How to decide which type of exercise is going to get the best results for your body.
  • How to find time to prepare healthy meals.
  • How to tell the difference between a plateau and a healthy weight.

If you’ve got some down-time today, listen in and catch up with some great tips on living your healthiest life yet.

And if you want more information, drop me a line below and lets connect.

Hammer & Chisel Test Results

WOW, check out this fabulous lady’s results.  She was kind enough to let us use her pictures.  Hammer & Chisel coming December 1st.  Are you ready?  Do you know where to place your order when it comes out?

TC-Hammer&ChiselResults

Leave your information below and I will be sure to send you a link when this becomes available.

Video Testimony: Using Shakeology Daily = No More Pills and No more Pain

My Brother-In-Law has (or had GERD.  According to PubMed Health, GERD (Acid Reflux) is “condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms.

Listen to his story on how he not only stopped having to take his medicine, but he is feeling GREAT, and no more stomach pains!

I LOVE hearing stories like this.  If you have any stomach/digestion issued and would like to see if Shakeology can help you, I can put you in touch with Andy to be your coach, or just order through his website here:

http://bit.ly/ShopShakeologyAndy

Make sure you select Monthly Auto Ship to save over $16.00 in shipping costs.  You can always cancel after the first month if you don’t get the results you had expected.

 

Shakeology Digestive Health Boost: Improved Regularity and Digestive Relief

Improved regularity and decreased gas, bloating, and discomfort is just what Shakeology Digestive Health Boost brings with its 7 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber, which is a big relief to anyone who has no time to be “backed up,” like Diane. Shakeology Boosts are the newest addition to the Shakeology family and provide you with the power to customize your shakes based on your specific needs, day by day.

If you need any help in this area, feel free to reach out to me confidentially and I’ll get you a private link to have this shipped to your home so you can try it out for yourself.  What do you have to lose except the bloat?

 

Shakeology Boost: Customize Your Shake Any Way You Want It

 

Thanks to NEW Shakeology® Boosts, you now have the power to customize your shakes to your specific needs. Introducing 3 unique Boosts: Focused Energy Boost, Power Greens Boost, and Digestive Health Boost.

Focused Energy Boost energizes your day the healthy way. If you’re looking for an effective pick-me-up without compromising your health, then this boost is for you. Not only will you feel more energized, this amazing boost also supports mental clarity, alertness, and focus to help you be more productive.

Power Greens Boost fuels your body with a full serving of nutrient-dense vegetables and exotic greens. Contains veggies like kale and spinach that feed your body more of what it’s not getting from the average vegetable-challenged diet, and it tastes great too!
Plus, it helps support the body’s acid/alkaline balance.

Digestive Health Boost is a quick and easy way to help support regularity and digestive health. Get over half of your daily recommended amount of fiber when you add this boost to Chocolate Shakeology.  With a unique blend of 7 grams of both soluble AND insoluble fiber packed into every single scoop, this formula stands apart from typical fiber supplements that contain only soluble fiber.
Plus, it helps improve irregularity, support digestive health, and helps keep you feeling full longer.

Order all 3 or mix and match yours today!  Click on the links in the description above to place your order, or contact me below and we can discuss which Boosts may be right for you.

 

BOOSTS Now Available

Shakeology not your thing, or maybe you need an extra boost?  Well at a minimum, at least watch this super fun video staring Tony Horton to find out more.

Some days you need more energy, other days you may not be getting enough veggies. Thanks to NEW Shakeology® Boosts, you now have the power to customize your shakes to your specific needs. Introducing 3 unique Boosts: Focused Energy Boost, Power Greens Boost, and Digestive Health Boost.

Focused Energy Boost energizes your day the healthy way. If you’re looking for an effective pick-me-up without compromising your health, then this boost is for you. Not only will you feel more energized, this amazing boost also supports mental clarity, alertness, and focus to help you be more productive.

ORDER FOCUSED ENERGY BOOST NOW

Power Greens Boost fuels your body with a full serving of nutrient-dense vegetables and exotic greens. Contains veggies like kale and spinach that feed your body more of what it’s not getting from the average vegetable-challenged diet, and it tastes great too!
Plus, it helps support the body’s acid/alkaline balance.

ORDER POWER GREENS BOOST NOW

Digestive Health Boost is a quick and easy way to help support regularity and digestive health. Get over half of your daily recommended amount of fiber when you add this boost to Chocolate Shakeology. With a unique blend of 7 grams of both soluble AND insoluble fiber packed into every single scoop, this formula stands apart from typical fiber supplements that contain only soluble fiber. Plus, it helps improve irregularity, support digestive health, and helps keep you feeling full longer.

ORDER DIGESTIVE HEALTH BOOST NOW

I know I am ordering all three of these for when I need an extra boost!  What about you?

Need more information before you decide?  Contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions you have.

773-599-1551

 

 

FixAte Cookbook

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Get your pots, pans, and kitchen essentials ready, because we’re debuting Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix-based cookbook, FIXATE, this summer! This all-new cookbook takes Autumn’s simple color-coded container portion control system and applies it to 101 of her favorite family recipes. Each FIXATE recipe lists color-coded container equivalents and nutrition facts. Plus, FIXATE includes Paleo, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian recipes along with Autumn’s personal tips for preparing meals quickly, and stocking your kitchen with absolute must-haves.

If you’d like to be notified when this book becomes available (mid-July), please leave your contact information below and I will send you a personalized link so you can be one of the first to own this AWESOME cookbook.

More Salad in A Jar ideas

I’ve posted some great ideas for quick and healthy salad meals in a jar.  Here are just a few more to add to your collection of recipes.  If you make these, please let me know which one is your favorite.

http://www.teambeachbody.com/teambeachbodyblog/nutrition/5-simple-mason-jar-salads?ICID=CT_BLOG_JAR_SALADS

Why Go Gluten Free?

Gluten

You see it on food labels and restaurant menus. Everywhere you look, it seems people are talking about going gluten-free. Even yogurt at the store, and popcorn at the ball-game is labeled gluten-free.

Maybe you’ve wondered, What’s the real deal with gluten?

After reading “Wheat Belly” by William Davis, MD, I cut a lot of gluten out of my diet.

I used to have a bagel or a piece of wheat bread with my eggs and veggies.  I have swapped that out with Ezekiel bread and muffins.  I don’t do bread for sandwiches either.  I choose rice paper and make lunch wraps this way.  But you will find me caving to a few slices of deep dish pizza on occasion.  I’m human after all.

I did some research and came up with these commonly asked questions and their answers

Q.  What is gluten?

A. It’s a mixture of proteins that occur naturally in certain grains, such as wheat, rye and barley.

When breads, cereals and pastas are made with these grains, gluten may help improve their taste and texture. That’s why it’s sometimes added to other foods too — from french fries to deli meats.

Q.  So is there a downside?

A. For most of us, gluten is harmless. And cutting it out of our diet may make it harder to get the nutrients we need.

But some people can’t tolerate gluten. For those with celiac disease — up to 1 percent of the U.S. population — it’s a big concern. They need to avoid gluten entirely.

Q.  What’s celiac disease?

A. It’s an autoimmune disorder — which means the body’s natural defenses target and damage healthy tissue.

For people with celiac disease, gluten triggers an attack within the lining of the small intestine. That may cause symptoms such as bloating, constipation and diarrhea, especially in children. And the effects aren’t limited to the digestive tract. Celiac disease may trigger fatigue, mood changes or other problems as well.

Even worse, if you have celiac disease, gluten prevents the body from absorbing certain nutrients properly. That can lead to anemia, osteoporosis and other conditions.

The only way to confirm celiac disease is with a blood test and a follow-up biopsy. So if you think you may have this disorder, talk with your doctor.

Q.  Can gluten be harmful even if I don’t have celiac disease?

A. It can be — if you have a gluten sensitivity. That means you can tolerate small amounts of gluten. But large amounts may cause symptoms similar to those of celiac disease. The reaction is not usually as strong as in someone with the autoimmune disorder — but it may still be uncomfortable.

Q.  What happens if my doctor says I need to go gluten-free?

A. Your doctor or a registered dietitian can help you create a gluten-free eating plan.* If you have celiac disease, you’ll need to follow it for life. But you’ll still be able to eat a variety of healthy foods.

Gluten-free staples include fruits, vegetables, beans, and unprocessed poultry and meat. Certain grains — such as brown rice, corn and quinoa — also are OK.

Q.  What about weight loss? Doesn’t avoiding gluten help with that? 

A. There are many gluten-free foods to choose from at the grocery store. But not all of them are healthy. So if you just avoid gluten, you won’t automatically drop pounds. You still have to make wise choices and practice portion control.

If you’re not sensitive to gluten, there’s no proven benefit to going gluten-free. So before you change your diet, talk with your doctor about the best way to get the nutrients you need.

I hope this post was helpful to you, and if you’re interested in learning more about reducing gluten, eating vegan or vegetarian, or just eating a cleaner, more balanced diet, contact me directly as I have an interest in all these areas.