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Is there any soy in Shakeology?Do I need a multivitamin if I am drinking Shakeology?
What are the new superfood additions in the vegan Shakeology?
What goes into making Shakeology the best?
What probiotics are in shakeology?
Is Shakeology Gluten Free?
Is Shakeology safe to drink while nursing or pregnant?

 

Is there any soy in Shakeology?

Do I need a multivitamin if I am drinking Shakeology?

What are the new superfood additions in the vegan Shakeology?

What goes into making Shakeology the best?
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What probiotics are in shakeology?

Is Shakeology Gluten Free?

Is Shakeology safe to drink while nursing or pregnant?

6 Tricks to Kick the Junk Food Habit

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Confessions of a Junk Food Junkie: 6 Tricks to Kick the Habit

By Denis Faye

 

True story: I was a fat kid, peaking at about 225 pounds by age 18. In my more socially awkward moments—and there were many—junk food was my best friend. Or so I thought. When my algebra class crush would gave me the “just friends” speech or a so-called buddy would jokingly call me “Fatso,” nothing said acceptance like a pint of Rocky Road and half a package of Nutter Butters.

Junk food vs. healthy heart food

Today, I weigh about 160 and I’d love to tell you those urges are behind me. Sadly, they’re not. On bad days, it takes a concerted effort not to pig out. My name is Denis Faye and I am a junk food junkie.

Given our nation’s exploding obesity and diabetes rates, you very well could be too. The good news is that with a few tricks and a little hard work, together we can keep those sugar monkeys on our backs under control.

Why we’re hooked on garbage

NachosIt’s safe to say that junk food addiction is a very real thing. The first place to look for proof is the ever-mounting pile of scientific evidence, including a recent study out of Sweden showing that the hormone ghrelin, which activates the brain’s reward system and increases appetite, reacts similarly to sugar and alcohol.

Then there are the increasingly decadent foods we have 24-hour access to. In his book The End of Overeating, Dr. David Kessler theorizes that manufacturers have, over the years, engineered the balance of fat, sugar, and salt in junk food to the point of making it irresistible. He refers to our gluttonous response to this crackified food as “conditioned hypereating.”

Most of this current thinking revolves around physiological factors, such as the fact our brains are hardwired to seek out highly caloric foods as a “feast or famine” instinct left over from caveman days. Unfortunately, human beings are slightly more complex than our primitive ancestors. By adulthood, most of us are a hodgepodge of neuroses and psychoses for whom a Twinkie has become a security blanket, so this urge to splurge will never completely vanish. Sure, you can retrain your body to crave healthy food, but your psyche may never stop seeking validation, Hostess® style.

How to keep that addiction under control

DonutLuckily, a well-trained body goes a long way towards helping a slightly off-kilter mind. For example, if I were to force down that half package of Nutter Butters®, I’d get physically sick. After years of clean eating, my digestive system has lost its ability to handle the toxic effects of a sugar hit like that, not to mention the preservatives and additives. Thanks in part to these newfound “limitations,” today I can walk away from the cake or limit myself to one or two bites—but that’s taken years of training.

But it wasn’t easy. If you’re going to break a sugar habit, it’s going to take time, patience, and willpower. But take it from a guy who used to work his way through an entire box of Cap’n Crunch® for breakfast: If I can do it, so can you. Here’s where to start.

    1. Clean all the junk food out of your home. Think of the stereotypical image of the woman getting dumped by her boyfriend and climbing into bed with a tub of Ben & Jerry’s®. If that tub wasn’t in the freezer to begin with, odds are that our protagonist would have instead settled for a soak in the tub.

      There’s also “unconscious eating” to worry about—when you just grab a bag of fried carbs while you’re sitting in front of the tube and stuff your face for no reason. If you don’t have access to the junk, the only bag you’ll be able to grab for will be filled with baby carrots. If someone brings some junk over for a dinner party, enjoy it with them and dump the rest when they leave.

    2. CookiesMake 80% clean. Relax with that other 20%. Just because your kitchen cupboard no longer looks like a movie theater concession stand doesn’t mean you can’t live it up sometimes. If most of your diet is super tight, you’re doing great, so cut yourself some slack. When I made my first big push to clean up my diet, Friday was Cookie Day. I ate like a saint 6 days a week, but every Friday I had a giant chocolate chip cookie and a latte.

      Knowing I had Cookie Day to look forward to made all the celery on the other days much more palatable.

    3. Make a comforting ritual out of eating healthy. The fact that Cookie Day was a ritual was also quite helpful. Unhealthy eating is often ritualistic—something comfortable and constant that you can depend on. Not only can you have your own Cookie Day—a conscious, controlled, weekly moment of indulgence—but you can replace unhealthy rituals with healthy ones.

      For example, I used to drink at least two servings of alcohol a night. I’d have wine or beer with dinner and then another one when I was sitting around reading or watching TV. When I realized that second drink wasn’t doing me any favors, I replaced it with a cup of herbal tea. The 21-days-to-form-a-habit thing has no scientific backing, but eventually a behavior pattern will set in. In my case, after three weeks I stopped missing that second beer. Then, after a few more weeks I really started craving the calming, peaceful feeling my cup o’ chamomile gave me. Now it’s a nightly ritual.

    4. Almonds and Nutrition BarCarry healthy foods with you at all times. If you carry a purse or a backpack, throw an apple or some raw nuts in there. In this Fast Food Nation, it’s pretty easy to find yourself in situations where you’re hungry and, shucks, you just have no choice but to buy a donut because that’s the only thing you have access to.

      You don’t have that excuse if there’s a snack in your pack. Here are a few to consider:

      • Fresh fruit (Apples and oranges travel well!)
      • Dried fruit (It all travels well!)
      • Raw nuts
      • Whole-grain crackers
      • A Shakeology® packet

  1. Discover new, yummy fruits and veggies. There’s a lot of weird, healthy food out there. Sometimes, we avoid fresh produce because either we’re either bored of the same old oranges or there’s a stigma associated with particular produce. Dad just forced you to eat asparagus one too many times. If this is a problem for you, buy fruits and veggies you don’t recognize. If you don’t know how to prepare it, do an internet search for “(produce name) + recipe.” You might stumble on a new flavor that completely blows your mind.

    For me, that magic fruit was the cherimoya, or “custard apple.” They’re green and scaly on the outside, thick, white, and creamy on the inside, with a rich taste as sweet and satisfying as the richest sorbet. My mouth is watering just writing about them.

  2. Fresh FruitBinge on healthy foods. I’m probably the only person who will ever give you this advice since it’s a wee bit questionable. Every once in the while, something emotional triggers me and I need to eat junk. Someday I might completely conquer this urge, but not yet. When I feel this happening, I hit the fridge and “pre-binge” on healthy foods, mainly raw veggies. Sooner or later, the ice cream or chips come out, but by that point, I’m so full of broccoli or spinach that I’m not physically capable of doing too much damage. Dysfunctional? Maybe, but a vast improvement over the alternative.

You might be one of those lucky souls who just decided to walk away from the candy counter and never looked back. Good for you. I’m not one of those people. Eating right is much easier than it was 20 years ago, but it’s still a process. That said, the rewards are innumerable, so why don’t you set down the pudding pop, grab a peach, and join me?Resources:

  1. Kessler, D. (2009). The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite. New York, NY. Rodale.
  2. Lally, P., Van Jaarsveld, C., Potts, H., & Wardle, J. (2010). How are habits formed: Modelling habit formation in the real world.European Journal of Social Psychology, 1009 (June 2009), 998-1009. JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD.
  3. 3. Landgren, S., Simms, J. A., Thelle, D. S., Strandhagen, E., Bartlett, S. E., Engel, J. A., & Jerlhag, E. (2011). The Ghrelin Signalling System Is Involved in the Consumption of Sweets. (M. Mattson, Ed.) PLoS ONE, 6(3), 9.

 

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Everything you need to know about Shakeology

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What is Shakeology?  Shakeology is a meal replacement. You replace one meal a day with Chocolate Vegan, Tropical Strawberry (Vegan), Greenberry, or regular Chocolate to increase your energy, reduce cravings, lose weight, and feel great.*

Enjoy healthy nutrition RISK FREE for 30 days with our Bottom-of-the-Bag Guarantee

  • If you don’t feel healthier, more energized, and simply amazing, you won’t pay. You can return Shakeology for any reason and get your money back (less s&h)—even if the bag is empty!
  • To return, simply make a short call to our friendly Customer Service team, rated “A” by the better Business Bureau®.
  • Get FREE standard shipping with Home Direct**

Why you need Shakeology now*

Shakeology can help you:*

  • Lose weight

  • Reduce cravings

  • Increase energy and stamina

  • Promote healthy digestion and regularity
  • Lower cholesterol1

Tastes delicious, too.

How Shakeology works

  • Ingredients derived from whole-food sources deliver the daily vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients your body needs to curb cravings, allowing it to shed stored fat.

  • More than 20 different antioxidants and phytonutrients help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stroke.
  • Fiber, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes help your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently and promote better absorption of nutrients.*

What’s in Shakeology

  • Protein and essential amino acids help build muscles and reduce food cravings.

  • Prebiotics and digestive enzymes aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption.

  • Antioxidants and phytonutrients help counteract free radical damage that can lead to degenerative diseases.

  • A daily dose of vitamins and minerals provides your body what it needs to function for optimal health.

Choose how to purchase Shakeology

  • The Shakeology Convenience Pack contains 24 single-serving packets you can take anywhere.
  • Choose the 30-day supply in a bag to keep in your kitchen.

FREE shipping when you sign up for Home Direct, the monthly autoship program

30-Day Money Back Guarantee
If you don’t start to see and feel the benefits of Shakeology within the first month of using it, or if you’re not 100% satisfied for any reason, just return it within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price, less s&h—guaranteed. That’s our promise to you.

Chocolate or Greenberry:
$119.95 (Retail)
Chocolate Vegan or Tropical Strawberry:
$129.95 (Retail)

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

†Free monthly shipping offer applies only when you select basic ship method (outside the continental U.S., a surcharge will apply).

Results may vary.

 

1In a 90-day study, participants replaced one meal per day with Shakeology, ate a balanced diet, and exercised moderately three times per week. Total cholesterol was reduced on average by 30% and LDL cholesterol reduced on average by 38%.

 

2Participants followed the Shakeology Program, which included replacing one meal per day with Shakeology, exercising three times a week, and eating a balanced diet.

 

**With Shakeology Home Direct, you’ll receive this item every 30 days, shipped directly to your door and billed to the credit card used today in the amount of $119.95 a month(or $129.95 if you choose Tropical Strawberry or Chocolate Vegan) and includes FREE shipping to your doorstep. You may cancel at any time to avoid future changes by contacting Customer Service.

 

 

 

The Ultimate Reset

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You’ve heard the message that over the years our environment has become more and more toxic. You’ve heard that every day our bodies absorb pollution and harmful chemicals. You’ve heard that these things are in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. You’ve heard that these toxins can get stored in our bodies. That they will clog our cells and slow down our natural functions. That even though you’ve been working out and eating right, it simply is NOT ENOUGH. Something needs to be done! And the Ultimate Reset is the answer.

Ultimate Reset – What is it?

First off, what IS the Ultimate Reset? The Ultimate Reset is NOT a quick fix. The Ultimate Reset is NOT a diet. It’s a 21-day detox program that works to restore your body. It’s designed to help you release years of those accumulated toxins (which can lead to premature aging and other health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, etc) and restore your body to its “factory settings”. Well, that sounds pretty good, but, what are the benefits of the Ultimate Reset?

Ultimate Reset – The Benefits

The Ultimate Reset comes with six supplements. These supplements provide you with everything you need to reset your body so you can feellook, and be healthier in 21 days. The Ultimate Reset helps you improve digestion, increase energy, lose weight, lower cholesterol and reclaim your body’s natural balance. After 21 days, you’ll truly feel reset, renewed, and restored—you’ll feel healthy, maybe for the first time since you can remember. Wow, that sounds REALLY GOOD? But what exactly are those supplements in the Ultimate Reset?

ULTIMATE RESETTHE SUPPLEMENTS

The six nutritionals or supplements that come with the Ultimate Reset are formulated to help restore your body to optimal health. Here are the six supplements:

• Alkalinize – Helps maintain alkalinity. A super-green mixture of grasses, including wheatgrass, alfalfa, kamut grass, and barley grass, in a concentrated juice powder that helps neutralize excess acid and maintain alkalinity, bringing your body back into a healthy pH balance and helping to support your immune system.
• Oxygenize – Helps provide supplemental oxygen to the body. Oxygen helps your body detoxify and supports a strong immune system.
• Mineralize – Adds natural minerals needed by the body. Natural Himalayan salt includes up to 84 minerals and trace elements, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and iron. Natural salt can help restore the essential minerals that are vital to your life processes, including building strong bones, enabling nervous system function, aiding in the absorption of nutrients through the digestive tract, and even helping to prevent muscle cramps.
• Detox – Helps remove toxins and waste in the colon. This colon-cleansing powder is a blend made from organic sources like Camu-Camu, Chia Seed, Ginger Root, and Flaxseed, along with natural spices like turmeric and garlic. Detox helps improve the regularity of bowel movements and gastrointestinal well-being, without forcing your body to react the way most laxatives do. And unlike other cleanses on the market, Detox is a gentle colon cleanse that won’t keep you parked next to the bathroom.
• Revitalize – Helps revitalize flora in the digestive tract. Our pre- and probiotics help restore beneficial flora to your digestive tract. They’re sometimes called “friendly” or “good” bacteria, because they help break down carbohydrates, control the growth of harmful bacteria, and promote a healthy immune system.
• Optimize – Promotes healthy metabolism and effective body functions. Our proprietary blend of systemic enzymes also contains added Camu-Camu, which helps promote an optimal immune system and helps manage your body’s natural inflammatory response.


Still not sure this is right for you?  Watch this video.

ULTIMATE RESETHOW DOES IT WORK?

The Ultimate Reset is made of three phases, each 1 week long:

  • Reclaim – In Phase 1, you Reclaim your body, balancing its inner chemistry and preparing it for change—much like soap loosens grime.
  • Release – In Phase 2, you Release the toxic compounds that are clogging your cells and stored within your tissues—like a purifying surge of clear water that flushes away years of impurities.
  • Restore – In Phase 3, you Restore your metabolism to maximum efficiency, while fortifying your body with the nutrients, enzymes, and probiotics it needs to maintain healthy performance in the future.


It’s not MAGIC.  Just GREAT supplements along with CLEAN, healthy foods. BUT, DOES THE ULTIMATE RESET WORK?

Yes it does! Follow the guidelines in the Ultimate Reset and YOU WILL GET RESULTS! Here are just a few testimonials from those who have completed a “reset”:

“My cholesterol level actually dropped 25 points in 21 days!”—Angie M.

“In 21 days, I learned to not be an emotional eater anymore.”—Dawn A.

“The Beachbody Ultimate Reset isn’t a starvation program. It’s not an abrupt cleanse, or a laxative-focused program. It’s a gentle, comprehensive, whole-body Reset.”—Charles C.

“The habits I’ve developed and the lessons I’ve learned will definitely stick with me for the rest of my life.”—Eric D.

“The Beachbody Ultimate Reset opened my eyes to a whole variety of foods I’d never experienced before. I actually began tasting the food I was eating.”—Russell P.

“My cholesterol was 237 before I started the program and now it’s 162. A 75 point drop! I feel like I hit the lottery! – Luisa R.

 

Are you ready to give your body an internal workout? Are you ready to get healthy on the inside? Are you ready for a RESET?  If so, JOIN ME.  I have a group on Facebook with others doing the reset and I’d love to have you join us.  :)

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Ingredient Spotlight: Maca Root

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INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: MACA ROOT

Varieties of different-colored maca root

By now, hopefully you are “in the know” about this incredible, nutrient-dense shake comprised of some of the most amazing, healthy, and potent superfoods on the planet. But which one led Shakeology co-creator Darin Olien and his team to altitudes of 13,000 feet in the Andes region of Junin, Peru, in search of the only crop that can grow and flourish up there? Well, in our first “Ingredient Spotlight,” we’ll be getting to the “root” of that issue . . . maca root, that is!

Maca has been used in indigenous South American societies as a source of nourishment and healing for thousands of years. Its other known names include: . A distant relative of radishes and turnips, maca grows in a variety of colors ranging from purple to golden. For this crop, there is only one season or yield per year. Each variety offers its own strengths: cream-colored means sweeter, while darker variations generally provide a better boost of energy. Maca has a strong, pungent aroma and is traditionally grown at altitudes of approximately 8,000 to 14,500 feet. For Shakeology, we use a blend of these roots, grown and sourced by local Andean farmers in a sustainable manner, which helps not only the land to thrive but the farmers, their families, and the communities in the process!

(Fun fact: The Spaniards valued maca so much, they made it a form of currency. So, when Peru was a Spanish colony, you could pay your taxes with it!)

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BENEFITS & SCIENCE

 

Agricultural landscape high in the Andes
Maca is widely known to promote endurance, strength, stamina, and potency. In fact, ancient Peruvian women would give maca to their men before they went off to battle. It contains high amounts of protein and has been known to energize the central nervous system. For centuries, maca root has been used to combat stress and fatigue, increase stamina, and yes, even boost libido! Maca is a nutrient-dense whole food packed with vitamins, plant sterols, dietary fiber, essential fatty acids, minerals (including calcium, magnesium, and iron), as well as 19 of the 22 essential amino acids. An adaptogen herb, it also may help support a healthy immune system. (Studies have identified four alkaloids present in maca known to nourish the endocrine system.) Ah . . . and let’s not forget the extra-special benefit that is attributed to maca; it’s an aphrodisiac! The root is sometimes referred to as “Nature’s Viagra.” Lest you doubt the credibility of the aphrodisiac claim, it is in fact rooted in science. Maca root naturally contains high amounts of p-methoxybenzyl isothiacyanate, which studies show does have a positive effect on the libido. But hey, we’re just citing the known science . . . You be the judge!

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HOW OUR MACA IS “PROCESSED”

 

20,000 foot peak in the Andes
We’re very proud to say there is very little “processing” at all. Because maca grows best at high altitudes, it’s easy for it to be organic. There are few pests that naturally occur at such high altitudes. Once harvested by the local farmers, the maca roots are dried, pulverized by hand into a powder, and go into the final product just like that. There are very few steps from field to finished product, and that’s the way we like it. This ensures the natural nutrient profiles stay in place, keeping it as potent as it can be. Whatever it takes for Shakeology, Darin and team will climb the highest mountain to ensure that you get the best quality ingredients available.

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THE BOTTOM LINE: DOLLARS AND (COMMON) SENSE

 

Peruvian farmer with maca root
So let’s break it down in terms of cost to you. A bag of maca powder at a nutrition store alone would cost you between $15 and $30. And it’s highly unlikely you’ll be privy to the knowledge of how that bag of maca was sourced, at what altitude it was grown, or how potent it is. If you were to separately attempt to purchase Shakeology’s 70+ healthy ingredients from whole food sources from around the world (including anti-oxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogen herbs, prebiotics, digestive enzymes, vitamins, and minerals) and match the benefits and nutritional content of Shakeology, you would easily spend over $300 every month—that’s two and half times the cost of Shakeology!

 

There are at least 67 published studies on maca root that have been conducted over the past 12 years, ranging from effects on mice to randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies on humans. Here are a few highlights:

  • A review of major studies by Gonzalez at the Universidad Peruana in Lima, Peru, cites: “Evidence from experimental studies indicates effects of maca on nutrition, fertility, memory, and mood. Randomized clinical trials have shown that maca has favorable effects on energy and mood, may decrease anxiety and improve sexual desire. Maca has also been shown to improve sperm production, sperm motility, and semen volume.” Read more here.
  • You can also follow the links below to read more results of published double-blind studies on maca’s effect on improving sexual function and menopausal symptoms:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20691074

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21840656

“Maca . . . Pure energy source. Grown in nature and delivered in Shakeology.”—Darin Olien

 

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Sustained Energy for Running

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Don’t Run on Empty

Original Article

Time and time again our customers have told us just how much Shakeology has helped them with their athletic performance like our most recent customer and avid marathon runner, Troy X. – our inspiration behind this post! Troy told us: “After 30 marathons I found my secret weapon! I’ve used energy gels and other things to avoid the effects of the ‘wall’ but I’ve never had success with them. Then I tried Shakeology. I ran the second half of the race faster than the first half- something I had never done in my previous 30 marathons! My sustained energy levels were amazing. The whole time I never hit the ‘wall’. Now, Shakeology is part of my daily training routine and I can’t wait to tell fellow runners about it.”

Sustained Energy Shakeology
Here’s the science behind Troy’s ‘sustained energy’: Shakeology packs up to 18 grams of protein and vital complex carbs in every serving. Plus it delivers whole-food nutrition from some of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet that are stocked with essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and more than 20 different antioxidants, enzymes and phytonutrients.

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A few ingredients in Shakeology that can help boost energy include:

Chia meal (seed): Supports energy endurance and gives an energy boost with omega-3 and -6 fats, protein, fiber, and essential trace minerals. It helps support high-energy endurance.

Maca Powder (root): Known for its ability to help increase stamina and energy levels.

Holy Basil Powder (leaf): May act as a powerful promoter of energy and athletic performance.

Kamut Grass: Promotes high energy with protein, vitamins, and complex carbohydrates.

So make sure to include Shakeology in your next round of Insanity or that marathon you’re training for. You’ll be setting and conquering new records for yourself before you know it!

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Quinoa Chilli

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So THIS recipe is something we made up.  You know those days where you have NO clue what to make and everyone is already hungry and you need to eat NOW?  Well that’s what happened this day.  We had the ingredients for this and just kind of threw it all together but it actually turned out good!  Who would have thought right?
Try it out though and let me know what YOU think.  Hopefully you like it as much as us!

 

IngredientsQuinoa chili

  • 1 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tomato, plum, fresh
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 onion, red, small, whole
  • 1/4 small green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 8oz can chili

Chop the tomato, cucumber, red onion, bell pepper and cilantro. Combine in a bowl with 1 Tablespoon lemon juice. Place into a bowl cover and set aside.

Use either 2 cups of vegetable broth or water and 1 cup of quinoa.  Once quinoa is cooked combine chili with quinoa and last add salsa to taste.

For spicey chili – add cayenne pepper to liking.

 

Chinese Chicken Cabbage Salad with Noodles Recipe

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Have I told you guys how much of a picky eater I am?  I am the kid who would NEVER eat their vegetables growing up.  If it looked healthy at all – I wouldn’t eat it.  haha.  NOW of course, my eating habits have changed but I am STILL super picky! I REFUSE to even TRY sushi.  The ONLY fish I will eat is salmon.  And that’s been a recent development within the past year.  :PI don’t know why I’m going into all that – but the point is…. I’m hard to please.  I like what I like and I have a hard time venturing out with new foods.  SO if I tell you something is good you better believe it’s GOOD.  ;)  And THIS my friends?  This recipe is AMAZING.

 

I present to you….. Chinese Chicken Cabbage Salad with Noodles. Say that ten times fast. ;)

I posted the picture on my Instagram account (ForwardFitness), so that’s where the tags came from. 

 

Here are the FACTS and the Recipe.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cabbage, nappa, fresh
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 Soup, ramen noodle, oriental flvr, dry svg Oodles of Noodles
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, slivered
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, reduced sodium
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons vinegar, rice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 ounces chicken, cooked

Preparation

  • Wash and chop cabbage and green onion; combine in a large bowl.
  • Break up noodles. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray, and toast noodles with almonds and sesame seeds until lightly browned. Mix into cabbage and onion.
  • Combine soy sauce, canola oil, rice wine vinegar (4 tablespoons is 1/4 cup), and sugar. Heat one minute in microwave, if necessary, to dissolve sugar substitute. Allow to cool. Pour over salad and toss to coat.
  • Divide salad evenly among 4 serving plates. Dice chicken and arrange 2 ounces on each salad. Serve immediately.

Serves : 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes or less

 

So try it out, let me know what you think, and click on my Instagram link and Facebook link to follow me! :)

Comparison Chart - You do the math

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Everyone I know seems to be interested in taking Shakeology. They KNOW it’s the best thing for them, yet they have ONE.BIG.HANGUP. Price.  They say “I don’t have the money for that.”  Ironically, that seems to be the same excuse people give for not eating health.  “Organic foods are too expensive”, or “Fruist & Vegetables cost too much money.“Is your health not worth anything to you??

And more than that – have you ever actually compared the price?

 

Isn’t it funny that people will say they don’t have enough money to eat healthy whole foods?  And yet they will eat fast food CONSTANTLY.... putting unhealthy food into their bodiesnd then spend even MORE money on healthcare because they are sick and overweight??

It’s not really funny I guess…. just strange.  Very, very strange.

 

 

Large View Here: http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2011/09/24/opinion/sunday/20110925_BITTMAN_MARSHgph.htm

Interesting comparison of what 200 calories looks like

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This is a very interesting comparison.

Is it worth it? For 200 calories, is it worth it?

{sorted from low to high calorie density}

source: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-200-calories-look-like.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naturally LONG Hair!!

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While I do think this girl’s hair is WAY too long… I do think long healthy hair is beautiful!  If you are looking for beautiful long hair here is a great chart showing some of the natural hair growth enhancers you can start including in your diet.

NATURAL HAIR GROWTH ENHANCERS

1. Zingiber officinale (Luya/Ginger) is a blood circulation enhancer, a hair bulb nutrient and stimulant. In combination with Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis), it is an effective hair grower and falling hair preventor. It has antiseptic and very powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

2. Moringa oleifera (Malunggay) contains thiocyanate which has high affinity to the hair bulbs and prevents falling hair. It strengthens the immune system, restores skin condition, controls blood pressure, relieves headaches and migraines, manages the sugar level, reduces inflammations and arthritis pains.

3. Panax ginseng (Ginseng) has been known for more than 2,000 years for its “nourishing” effect on skin and scalp and is believed to stimulate hair growth or at least prevent falling hair. It also aids in the blood circulation.

4. Centella asiatica (Takip-kohol) improves blood circulation and fights environmental aggression, free radicals and oxidation and thus naturally promotes hair growth.

5. Aloe barbadensis (Sabila) is a hair conditioning agent and hair growth stimulant, contains an enzyme that stimulates new hair production, increases the tissue from a cellular level and regenerates throughout all levels, has anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which are helpful in fighting against androgenetic alopecia and hair loss.

6. Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) upon skin contact clears away dirt and improves blood circulation, stimulates hair follicles to promote hair growth. It controls dandruff, moisturizes scalp, and brings out healthy hair.

7. Peppermint has been shown to retard the growth of many varieties of bacteria and fungi. It has a particularly relaxing effect on muscles. Because of its cooling properties, it may also relieve itching when applied topically. Peppermint is used for its stimulating, antiseptic and refreshing properties.

8. Lemongrass (Tanglad) helps clean skin/scalp pores leaving your hair healthy and refreshed. Lemongrass is known for its ability to aid in digestive health, pain relief as well as for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

9. Rosemary has the properties that stimulate hair growth, disinfect the scalp, increase blood circulation and improve hair health. It help combat dandruff, a source of hair loss. Rosemary has the ability to penetrate into the hair shaft and decrease capillary permeability and fragility.

10. Lavender helps relieve itching. It also has the properties to stimulate hair growth, increase blood circulation, improve the hair’s health, and combat dandruff. It has the ability to remove nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect scalp and skin and treat respiratory problems.

11. Biotin is a “hair-and-nail vitamin.” Biotin is a member of the B-vitamin family needed for healthy hair and skin, and prevents hair loss. Using biotin for hair growth, significantly reduces the chances of hair loss. It nourishes and strengthens hair.

Source: novuhair.com

Egg White Breakfast Sandwich

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I had the most amazing egg white breakfast sandwich this morning! And since I am super kind and generous I thought I would share the recipe with you all.  :)

All you need is this:

1 whole egg
2 egg whites
1 whole wheat sandwich thin
2 slices turkey bacon
Sliced tomato
A handful of spinach leaves

Just scramble your egg and egg whites on the skillet and add in chopped spinach leaves. Pile cooked eggs onto the whole wheat sandwich thin and top with a tomato slice and turkey bacon.
Make sure you serve it on a SuperMan plate from Walmart and it might even taste better.  ;)

I think it took me TEN MINUTES TOTAL to pull everything out of the fridge and prep and cook the sandwich.  Easy and yummy!  The perfect breakfast for a mom on the go.

Nutrition breakdown:

  • 307 calories
  • 23 grams protein
  • 29 grams carbohydrates
  • 11 grams of fat
  • 4.5 grams fiber

Try it out and let me know what you think!

 

Power 90, P90X & Shakeology Transformation - Christopher G.

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Another great transformation story!!  Christopher G. saw GREAT success with ONE round of Power 90 and ONE round of P90X along with Shakeology.  It’s amazing what can happen in 6 months!!

This is what he had to say about Shakeology.

“Shakeology not only curbed my cravings, improved my digestion and broke me out of my weight loss plateau, but it gave me SO MUCH natural energy!” – Christopher G

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Beach-Friendly Snacks Under 150 Calories

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Summer Snack Attack! 23 Easy, Beach-Friendly Snacks Under 150 Calories

No matter what body of water you’re heading to this summer—beach, lake, your local pool—or even some neighborhood kid’s Slip ‘N Slide—you’ll be glad you packed these 23 delicious, nutritious snacks, each of which is 150 calories or less. If you’re looking to get a balance of protein, fat, and carbs for each snack, halve the portions and combine nuts, cheese, or lean meats with the fruit-forward treats!

Summer Snack


Not only will these keep you from craving that double scoop of mint chocolate chip, they’ll help keep your hunger at bay while you’re in and out of the water or soaking up the sun. Just don’t forget the sunscreen.

Got a cooler? If you’re packing an ice chest, try these refreshing treats that will cool you down when it feels like you’re about to melt in the afternoon sun.

  1. Jicama SaladFrozen grapes. With a taste just like sorbet, frozen grapes make a tasty snack!  Just rinse some grapes, toss them in a plastic bag, and throw them in the freezer. Hours later, you’ll have a chilly, low-calorie snack. 1 cup of grapes equals 62 calories.
  2. Jicama salad. Chop 1 cup of jicama and add a splash of lemon juice and a pinch of salt for a tangy, crunchy salad. Those 50 calories will give you a blast of energy to get back in the pool for one more round of Marco Polo.
  3. Mediterranean salad. Go Greek and dice 1 medium tomato, half a red onion, and 1 cucumber. Top with 1 ounce of low-fat feta cheese and a pinch of salt. Trust me, it tastes way more decadent than its 146 calories.
  4. Dates and prosciutto. If you want something with more of a savory flavor, wrap 1 piece of prosciutto around a date for a bite that combines sweet and salty. Your taste buds will love you for it. Each one is approximately 50 calories.
  5. Watermelon twist. Even on its own, watermelon is such a great summer food. It’s low in calories, full of water, and high in vitamin C. To add some protein and fat, top 1 cup of watermelon with 1 ounce of crumbled feta for a treat less than 100 calories.
  6. Caprese. The Italians know what they’re doing when it comes to eating healthy. Moderation, moderation, moderation! For this savory snack with a little bite, top 1 ounce of fresh mozzarella cheese with 1 cup of cherry tomatoes and 1 tablespoon of your favorite balsamic vinegar.
  7. Shakeology. Why not bring the Healthiest Meal of the Day to the beach? Just mix half of a serving of your favorite flavor with water for a nutrient-packed snack that’s 70 to 85 calories.
  8. Stuffed tomatoes. Tomatoes are packed with cancer-busting antioxidants, and when they’re stuffed with this vegetarian-friendly recipe for olive and quinoa salad from Cookie + Kate, they’ve also got the protein and fat to keep you going all day. The easy-to-make snack is just 112 calories a serving.
  9. Berries. Feeling the heat? Munch on 1 cup of strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries for an antioxidant-friendly, refreshing treat that’s under 100 calories. Simple and delicious!
  10. Tabouleh Tabouleh. This classic Middle Eastern salad is made from bulgur, tomato, parsley, lemon juice, mint, garlic, and salt. Make your own or pick up some from your local deli. A cup is approximately 150 calories or less.
  11. Gazpacho. This tomato-based soup is like a soup version of V8, only without the preservatives and sodium. It’s jam-packed with tons of vegetables and will help you feel hydrated even on the hottest of days. Follow this recipe and you’ll have a low-cal soup in less than 30 minutes.
  12. Pickles. Want a practically calorie-free snack? Munch on some pickles! They’re sweet and salty, and their delectable crunch makes them a fun snack to eat while you’re sitting on the shore or lounging poolside.
  13. Gelatin dessert. For a sweet treat, enjoy the jiggle of a gelatin-based dessert like JELL-O without adding extra jiggle to you at 80 calories or less. Though many products on the market have artificial ingredients, you can find better versions at natural food stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.

Going cooler-free? These snacks will keep your hunger at bay for when you’re not planning to bring a cooler.

  1. Summer FruitCinnamon apple. Sprinkle an apple with cinnamon for a treat that tastes like apple pie, but with only 70 tiny calories and no added sugar.
  2. Juicy fruit. Try 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce with a hint of cinnamon for a 100-calorie snack. Just make sure to read the ingredients, as many applesauce brands contain added sugar or high-fructose corn syrup.
  3. Nuts. A handful of 40 pistachios or 20 raw almonds will provide you with the protein and fat your body needs to fuel your fun in the sun.
  4. Olives. Get some healthy fats into your system by munching on 16 olives! Choose pitted ones to leave yourself with less to clean up.
  5. Peanut, almond, or cashew butter. For a super quick snack, grab a spoonful of nut butter. This protein-rich treat will give you energy. Even the all-natural versions have that great blend of salty and sweet for just 95 calories.
  6. Roasted chickpeas. Mix together olive oil, spices, and chickpeas on a baking sheet, roast them in your oven for 35 minutes, and you’ll have a guilt-free snack high in fiber and antioxidants that’s approximately 150 calories per quarter-cup serving.
  7. Bell pepper with balsamic vinegar. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar over sliced bell peppers for a treat high in vitamin C and low in calories. 1 marinated bell pepper is equal to about 40 calories.
  8. Avocado toast. Mash 1/4 of an avocado onto 1 slice of whole wheat or sprouted-grain toast and sprinkle it with Espellete pepper for a 120-calorie omega-3 friendly snack.
  9. Water Water. Don’t forget about hydration! If you’re going to be in the sun, it’s critical to make sure you’re replenishing your water supply whether or not you’re splashing around in the waves. Unless you want a midday headache, that is. Drink iced cold water, iced tea, coconut water, or sparkling water to rehydrate.


Interview With Shakeology Co-Creator Darin Olien

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The Superfood Sleuth: An Interview with Shakeology Co-Creator Darin Olien

By Denis Faye

 

Darin Olien knows more than you do.

Or at least that’s what it feels like when you sit down with Shakeology’s master architect to discuss the best-selling Beachbody supplement’s latest formulations. One minute he’s telling you about the benefits of sourcing moringa from Senegal. The next minute he’s taking you on the tour of how konjac travels through the human digestive system.

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While intelligence obviously plays a role in Darin’s knowledge base, another reason that he knows so darn much what goes into Shakeology is his over-the-top passion. Traveling the world to discover the healthiest, most ethical way to source ingredients and then figuring out how to combine them in synergistic, beneficial ways isn’t just something he does for a paycheck. The man loves his job.

Darin OlienThis month, Beachbody adds a new product to the Shakeology line: Chocolate Vegan Shakeology. Taking cues from its sister vegan Tropical Strawberry Shakeology, the new drink features several groovy new superfoods, including moringa, coconut flower nectar, luo han guo, Himalayan salt, and konjac. In order to tell you all about them, we took a page from Darin’s playbook and sought out the best possible source: Darin. But unlike the Shakeology Hunter, we didn’t have to traverse the globe to do it. Here’s what he had to share.

Tell us about the fancy new stuff that’s been added to Shakeology.

I’ll start with the wonderful miracle tree, one of my favorite rediscoveries, the moringa oleifera. It’s possibly one of the greatest superfoods I’ve ever come across. It can grow in a lot of different places because of its ability to uptake nutrients from soils. So you get high chlorophyll, you get about 35 active antioxidants and up to 96 active phytochemicals, and then you’ve got some of the fun micronutrients like really high vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and—here’s the kicker—it’s got all the essential amino acids.

It’s one of those things that makes formulation really easy because it’s so full and it’s got all of the data on it. Johns Hopkins has studied it for a long time. I’ve been looking into it for about 4 years—every day a new country pops up where they can grow it because it’s turned into a cash crop opportunity.

Why do you think it took so long to be discovered?

I don’t know. It grows really easily but it’s hard to process if you want all those constituents. You have a 30-minute window to capture all of those nutrients in it to the best of your ability. As soon as you start whacking off those leaves, you have to get it washed and dried like that.

You mentioned how it absorbs from the soil quite a bit. That obviously means you need to be pretty careful because you can absorb bad things too.

Absolutely. With our industrial world, it’s very tricky. You always have to test the soil. In these kinds of areas that Beachbody sources from, often in the middle of nowhere, you don’t have to worry about that, but certainly as moringa—or any other commodity—comes up, everyone’s going to jump into the game. You can put a moringa plant next to a railroad track in India and it’s going to grow fine, but it’s going to pick up all kinds of bad stuff.

Why did we choose Senegal for sourcing moringa?

We’re kind of going off the heels of moringa expert Dr. Lowell Fuglie. He found out that the soil qualities, the mineral qualities, the temperature, and the climate are the best in Senegal—and he went all over the world! Also, the labor issues in Senegal are solid and the relative cost is cheaper for us, but they get a higher wage than in the other commodities. So you’ve got all those things.

Let’s talk about coconut flower nectar next.

Coconut BlossomCoconut flower nectar—the blood, basically, of the coconut tree. So it’s not coconut water powder; it’s from the tree itself, coming off the flower of the coconut. You literally cut where the flower would come out and this liquid comes out. The interesting thing about coconut flower nectar is its very low glycemic index. It has amino acids, it’s got brain activators, and so it’s got this whole array of other qualities. It’s just incidentally a sweetener.

The great thing about formulation is that you find these things that have pleomorphic effect, not just a linear effect. So you’re not just using coconut flower because it’s sweet. You’re also putting it in there because it has other synergistic qualities. It’s doing other things; it’s able to create and have a different effect on the body than just a sweetener.

So when you’re putting all these ingredients together, you’re trying to find combinations that work synergistically?

Yes. I think one plus one equals 13 when you formulate. You make sure that the macro perspective is being honored—the fats, the proteins, the amino acids, the carbs—and that they’re delivered in a synergistic way. Then you can continue to go down the rabbit hole and say things like, “I’ll add moringa because now that’s got 7 times the amount of calcium than milk does. I can add my camu in and that’s got 30% of vitamin C in it from its powdered forms.” And sometimes you don’t know, so you have to move along on the formula; get it and then test it. It can be quite daunting. Sometimes they come together, and now you’re getting a different effect. It can be surprising.

Let’s talk about luo han guo.

The Chinese have been using that for 10,000 years, not as a sweetener, but to regulate some of the systems of the body. It has a cooling effect on the body. Again, this is one of those things where it’s a digestive aid, a diabetic supporter, and oh, by the way, it’s incredibly sweet—500 times sweeter than sugar.

In the field, for every 100 kilos of it you get 1 kilo of powder. So it’s a very, very expensive process and challenging in that way, so it has a limitation as well. The challenge is how much you can push it. There’s no toxicity danger, but if you use too much, it will turn your body off to the sweetness. So you have limits and, again, even just the sweetening system alone has got so many healing properties to it. You’re not just throwing things in there to sweeten it, you’re going for what other effects it can have and contribute to the formula. That’s why the new Shakeology has a range of sweeteners. It’s like an orchestra.

How about the Himalayan salt?

Himalayan salt, oh my God, you’re going to have to rein me in. One of the greatest superfoods, one of the greatest things we need for our body, unrefined salt. Not to be confused with table salt, the stripped down, neurotoxic salt that causes people to say, “Don’t use so much.” They’re absolutely right; don’t use that salt on the table. Use unrefined salt. We need it for hydration. In this formula it’s an alchemist. It’s delivering over 70 trace minerals. We need those minerals, but we need them in the right form, in the food form, in the crystal form—in this form we’re talking about the size of the molecule—so that our cells can absorb them without your body needing additional mechanisms to break them down.

There’s also so much that can be said about salt itself. If you don’t have salt, your whole primary operating system will not work. We are a super conductor, our body is a superconductor with 70 trillion batteries, which are cells, and if you don’t have salt and electrolytes, those systems don’t work, and then you use glycogen in the cells and acidify. You don’t know it’s happening, you just know you’re not feeling so great; you get adrenal fatigue, your cholesterol goes up, and your immune system doesn’t work, so this is a very cellular alchemist necessity. And in the formula perspective, it’s really interesting because it stretches out sugars.

Stretches out sugars?

It enhances the sweetness and dampens the astringent. I even put salt on my salad, right? The negative reports have nothing to do with unrefined salt.

Is there any concern that Himalayan salt is a finite resource, since there’s only so much in the mountains?

Not in our lifetime, not in about a hundred million lifetimes. They’re big mountains.

How about konjac?

Initially, we went after it because it was a great replacement for the xantham and guar gum. But the konjac root fits right in because it has a multidimensional effect. It has a wonderful effect on the cholesterol of the body, it buffers and supports the digestive system as a whole, and in the formulation it creates the mouth feel; it blends, it pulls together. It also has a very functional effect in a digestive way.

How does it work, exactly, in your digestive track?

Konjac and its functional ingredient, glucomannan, are hydrophilic, meaning it likes water. When you add water, it will then absorb it and then bind itself to the other ingredients, creating a micro gel. And that’s what creates the smoothie effect and the thickening effect of Shakeology. It’s a very similar thing as it goes through the body. So there’s a lot of insoluble fiber action. It can help slow some of the sugar absorption down, and it can help coat the digestive system with a positive effect as opposed to the acidic effect of processed foods. In your mouth, it’s very supportive with the amylase and the digestive enzymes. In your intestines, it’s very supportive and helps replenish the mucosal lining.

So you’re happy with the new formulations?

Yes, but if it was up to me . . . well, it’s very hard to stop formulating.

You’re always tinkering.

I’m always tinkering.

 

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Gazpacho Soup Recipe

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Cool Summer Soup

It’s summer and the mercury is rising. The last thing any of us is in the mood for is a hot, steaming bowl of chicken noodle or miso soup—which is too bad, because for those of us who are keeping an eye on our calories, soup can be filling, nutritious, delicious, and most importantly, low in calories and fat. But cheer up, soup lovers, we don’t have to wait for the first cold winds of autumn to bust out the soup bowls. By borrowing a couple of pages from the cookbooks of our friends across the Atlantic, we can keep a fridge full of refreshingly cool, healthy, soupy goodness.

Gazpacho

GazpachoGazpacho is a traditional soup from the Andalusian area of Spain. It is generally made with a tomato base and can include onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and stale bread to thicken it. It was served memorably in the Spanish film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, where the suicidal heroine blended her gazpacho with a bottle of sleeping pills and accidentally served it with hilarious results. Gazpacho can be made in a blender (though we recommend omitting the sleeping pills), or for those with knife skills, it can be made chunky style, with the vegetables diced into small pieces. The ingredient list can be as varied as both your imagination and your produce department allow. Try steering toward fresh vegetables and low-calorie ingredients. If you want to give yourself a protein boost, you can garnish the soup with some chopped, boiled egg white or diced lean ham.

Gazpacho

  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • 6 fresh or canned whole tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup diced jicama
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Tabasco sauce to taste
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • Minced chives, parsley, or cilantro for garnish

Combine all ingredients in pitcher or blend to desired consistency. Refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to blend. Serve with chives, parsley, and/or cilantro as a garnish. Makes 8 servings.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Refrigeration Time: Overnight

Nutritional Information: (per serving)

Calories: 91 Protein: 3 g Fiber: 3 g
Carbs: 14 g Fat Total: 3 g Saturated Fat: <1 g

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10 Reasons to Try Vegan Shakeology

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10 Reasons to Try Vegan Shakeology

  • . It’s like your own personal cheat sheet. Get the benefits of a vegan diet without fully going vegan or even trying! The health benefits of a plant-based diet are well documented—from lower cholesterol and lower risk for heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, to easier weight management and fewer digestive issues. But you don’t have to follow a 100% vegan diet to enjoy some of these health benefits. One vegan meal a day will put you well on your way to a healthier you!
  • 2. No animals allowed. Chocolate Vegan is a completely plant-based formula with NO animal products. Give your system a break from heavy animal proteins by replacing one meal a day with Chocolate Vegan Shakeology®.
  • 3. Superfoods to the rescue! Chocolate Vegan includes 5 new superfoods: moringa, coconut flower nectar, luo han guo, Himalayan salt, and konjac root. All of the key nutrients come from natural whole foods. There are no added vitamin or mineral isolates and no fortification.
  • 4. Try all-natural chocolate for the first time. Ever wonder what cacao tastes like right out of the pod from the cacao tree? This shake is the way nature intended chocolate to taste. It’s rich, earthy chocolate taste is derived solely from whole-food ingredients with no additional flavoring agents.

  • 5. It’s FREE . . . lactose free and dairy free that is! If you’re lactose intolerant or have trouble digesting whey protein, then this is the shake for you. Most people have trouble digesting dairy, whey protein, or animal proteins and don’t even know it—until they try a plant-based protein meal and they just feel the difference!
  • 6. Fructose is a thing of the past. It takes all kinds of sugars to make the sweet world go round, but there are a lot of fructose haters out there. Chocolate Vegan is made with coconut flower nectar and luo han guo—two whole-food superfoods that are so naturally sweet, there’s no need to add fructose! We won’t get into the pros and cons of fructose, but suffice it to say that if you’re anti-fructose, then Chocolate Vegan or Tropical Strawberry are for you!
  • 7. Protein PACKED. One of the first questions vegans get is “Where do you get your protein from?” Well, plants have protein in them too! And so does vegan Shakeology. 16 grams in fact. Chocolate Vegan and Tropical Strawberry are crafted from an easy-to-assimilate blend of whole, plant-based proteins including sprouted brown rice, pea, sacha inchi, chia, flax, quinoa, amaranth, and spirulina. Not only do they offer 9 essential amino acids, but together they are a complete protein source with sufficiently high levels of lysine and methionine, two important amino acids that are often a limiting factor in plant-based diets.
  • 8. Kiss cravings goodbye. The new ingredient konjac root, in both Chocolate Vegan and Tropical Strawberry Shakeology, will help your cravings disappear! The fiber in this new wonder-food absorbs up to 200 times its weight in water, making you feel fuller, longer. No wonder places like Japan and China have been using it for centuries! Other perks include: help with regularity and healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
  • 9. Take a bite out of the “Tree of Life.” Chocolate Vegan’s new ingredient moringa is called the “Tree of Life,” because it is one of nature’s most nutritious foods. This superfood contains 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants along with ALL of the essential amino acids. Plus, according to some studies, moringa can help boost energy, lead to faster recovery, and balance out blood sugar levels.
  • 10. It’s got the stamp of approval. Chocolate Vegan Shakeology is another addition to the Beachbody Ultimate™ line—a collection of the highest-quality products Beachbody has to offer. We are committed to putting the most perfect whole-food ingredients at your fingertips so you can operate at your highest level of nutrition, health, and well-being!

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Proportion is Everything!

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When it comes to health and weight control, the foods you eat are important, but the proportion in which you eat them is vital as well!

I know it may seem silly – but we have STOPPED using our big nice plates and have STARTED use those cheap plastic KID plates you can buy at Walmart.  My philosophy is if you use a big plate you’re going to fill it up and overeat!

So my quick and simply tip for today is to USE A SMALLER PLATE!  You will put less food on your plate and trick your mind into thinking you had PLENTY to eat because your plate was full.

 

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