Eat Your Way to an Awesome Spring!

As the Winter comes to a close, (can I get an AMEN?!) it’s time to think about eating lighter, easily digestible foods! Foods that stabilize our blood sugar & release the stored fat cells from our heavy, cold winter.

While I like to change it up with the seasons in how I shop, cook, and eat, I never go on a “diet.” Eating clean really IS a lifestyle, not a diet! I encourage you to join me this spring and shift from a diet mentality to a simple, clean and whole lifestyle!

Here are some easy tips free your body from winter hibernation and move into a lightweight (and totally awesome) spring!

1. Lean in to Protein

Eating a serving of lean protein such as turkey, chicken, eggs or grass fed beef helps build healthy muscle while reduces your chances of storing FAT.

The reason it reduces fat is that protein stabilizes blood sugar. So, say good bye to those moody ups and downs & start leaning in with some lean protein!

2. Say Yes to Healthy Fat

Did you know that monounsaturated fats prevent fat pockets from forming while they rev up your blood flow? Well, they do! Start adding nuts, olive oil, avocado & my favorite… coconut oil.

Throw out the pam or oil aerosol sprays in exchange for a teaspoon of coconut oil while cooking eggs, roasting veggies, or sautéing your favorite grain.

3. Say No to the “C” in CRAP!

Crappy Carbohydrates. Yup: White Bread, White Pasta, Pretzels, Dinner Rolls, Sandwich Bread… ugh! Do you have bloat? Well, if you are eating processed carbs, it will stick around because they convert into fat, which causes the BLOAT.

Turn your spring into a healthy carbohydrate bonanza! Brown Rice, Quinoa, Millet, & Sweet Potatoes. All you need is a serving size: Just the size of your fist, its that easy! You truly don’t need more than that per day.

4. Sunshine Through Citrus

You know how sometimes you just feel like there is no circulation in your system? I definitely do! Sluggish, tired, bored & a lack of movement. That feeling is a reality: the more we choose to put preservatives in our body, the quicker the body will talk back to you with some of those shitty things to say.

Add some grapefruits, oranges, lemons and limes to your water, smoothies, and salads. Studies show that citrus fruits boost circulation which helps with fat storage… A little sunshine goes a long way!

Want more tips like these?

… IT’S COMING! I am working on creating a new program for spring called SHIFT 21!

Whaaaaatttt is this?

Well, I asked and you responded! My past Shifters want a longer “reset” than a cleanse. My past cleansers want a longer cleanse than just 10 days. And my new clients want to see what it would be like to spend 21 days together. This is how SHIFT 21 was born! This program is the perfect amount of time because it is a shorter commitment than the 6-Week traditional SHIFT program, while being longer and more in-depth than the typical seasonal cleanses. Plus, by popular demand, its all ONLINE, meaning you can participate from anywhere! It’s truly for EVERYONE! Did I mention that it takes 21 days to change a habit?

It’s coming!!! Watch for details soon!

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Can You Really Cleanse & EAT Fat Too….?

Could there be a healthy fat?

Oh yes there can…

It’s called Ghee….

It looks like butter, it’s made with butter, it kind of smells like butter, so how healthy can ghee really be?

Ghee traditionally used in Indian cooking and is commonly referred as clarified or drawn butter. One tablespoon of ghee is equal to 4 tablespoons of butter.

“Ghee is made from a natural source which is butter, and because of the way it’s prepared, the lactose and milk protein content is so minimal…making it better tolerated by those with dairy sensitivities”… -Ari Patel

I absolutely LOVE ghee’s benefits…

  • Ghee possesses butyric acid, which actually decrease inflammation in parts of the body, particularly your gut and aids in nutrient absorption
  • High in healthy Omega 3 oil which can help decrease your levels of unhealthy cholesterol.
  • Ghee is easily digestible for this with dairy intolerance concerns…what more can I say!

I have been experimenting with ghee for the last year, and have found many recipes that include its deliciousness!!! My favorite to put a teaspoon in my morning oatmeal….OMG!!!!

I have included many recipes with Ghee in my Deep Dive Winter Cleanse. Ghee is the perfect accessory for that comfort and warmth we all crave in the winter season….kind of like a warm cozy blanket! A little healthy fat always curbs my sugar cravings!

You can find grass-fed ghee at your local food store, and to boot it does not have to be refrigerated, since there is no dairy, and essentially is a healthy fat.

Please remember Ghee is an addition to a Simple Clean and Whole healthy lifestyle since it is a fat…everything in balance & moderation!!!

Delicious Warming Oatmeal with Ghee
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 2-3 cups of water
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ⅔ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the ghee.
  2. Add the oats, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. Allow the ghee to coat the oats and spices.
  4. Add your water & bring to a boil, reduce heat to med-low.
  5. Add raisins.
  6. Cover and let cook until desired texture.
  7. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds
Notes
adapted from SimpleVeda.com

Come experience cooking with ghee in a safe & effective way on the Simple Clean and Whole Winter Deep Dive Cleanse! The Pre-Cleanse starts this Sunday, February 1st 2015.

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