Get Out of Feast Mode

Thanksgiving hangover? Feasting on mass amounts of salt, sweets, snacks & treats might be part of the holiday, but the sooner you get back on track, the better! Here’s how to get out of feast mode!

•Drink lots of water to rehydrate from the extra sodium

•Get your workout in to sweat, release toxins & reduce water retention

•Pass on the pumpkin pie today-sugars & starches after a heavy meal will only compound the effects of it

•Eat fresh veggies & healthy proteins so your body burn yesterday’s fuel more efficiently

Most importantly don’t dwell on how much you ate, how full you felt & how you’re never going to eat again in your life. Focus on what you were thankful for on Thanksgiving & move on! You’re human, you enjoyed yourself. Awesome!

What Kind of Drink Are You Sippin’?

2 and a half years ago I ended every day bloated. My body was usually in digestive distress & I wasn’t sure why. I didn’t attribute it to my nutrition because I ate ok. But I also finished off most nights with a few bowls of ceral. Or maybe ice cream. What I was feeling was the compound of things that were not serving my body well.

I was introduced to a workout program that focused on whole food nutrition. It opened my eyes to proper portions, daily vitamins, minerals, amino acids, probiotics & botanicals all mixed up in a superfoods powder that I could drink for breakfast everyday.  Simple enough! After 3 days, I could FEEL a difference & wasn’t bloated. 12 days I could SEE the difference & my tummy was no longer distended. That was about the same time my husband started drinking it too. And so did our kids.

One simple switch offered convenience & whole, dense nutrition for our entire family. And has become something we will never compromise on.

What is Shakeology?

Shakeology is not magic. Well it IS, but there’s nothing mysterious about it! All ingredients are real, traceable & come from the earth. It is comprised of 70+ superfoods that work together to fill nutritional gaps, keep you feeling your best.

Shakeology is a nutrient dense meal replacement shake. NOT just a protein shake! It is made of globally sourced superfoods & is equivalent to 5 servings of superfood salad! Of all the things you will find in Shakeology here is some of what you won’t:

• NO artificial sweeteners

• NO soy

• NO fillers

• NO preservatives

• NO artificial stimulants

Shakeology contains all the nutrients needed to help lose weight or maintain weight. Support healthy blood sugar levels, support healthy hair, skin & nails, takes care of all your vitamin & mineral requirements, balances mood on a cellular level. Is this blowing your mind?

It is available in 4 flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla, Tropical Strawberry or Cafe Latte with protein blend: Whey, Pea, Sacha Inchi, Chia, Flax, Quinoa OR Vegan Chocolate, Vegan Vanilla, Vegan Strawberry or Vegan Cafe Latte with vegan protein blend: Chia, Pea, Flax, Quinoa, Rice, Oat

What does Shakeology do for you?

Antioxidants

Shakeology contains some of the most potent antioxidants: flavonoids and phytonutrients such as spinach, blue green algae, carrot powder, strawberry powder, and vitamins E and C. These help to prevent free radicals from oxidizing and destroying cells. The ingredients in the antioxidant blend such as pomegranate, acas berry, camu-camu, goji, and blueberry also have powerful antioxidant effects to support your immune system and help protect your body from normal inflammatory response.

Energy

Shakeology contains a range of B vitamins and trace minerals like zinc and magnesium from whole food sources that regulate metabolism and increase energy. Shakeology also contains maca root, an adaptogen herb known to promote endurance and stamina.

Digestion

Shakeology’s non-dairy prebiotic and probiotic blend contains fiber and different enzymes like amylase, papain, cellulose and lactase, which all support digestion. These ingredients aid in breaking down food molecules into smaller molecules that can be properly digested, so of the nutrients can be absorbed into your system.

Mood

One scoop of Shakeology provides 100% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin B12. B12 is often linked with good mood maintenance. B vitamins are also essential for the production and proper functioning of neurotransmitters like dopamine, crucial to the experience of pleasure. Shakeology also contains cacao, which is very high in phenylethylamine (PEA). PEA acts as a neuromodulator to enhance one’s mood.

Detoxification

Many of the ingredients in Shakeology ) spiraling, chlorella, flaxseed, barley grass, spinach) contain powerful detoxification compounds such as chlorophyll and alpha-linolenic acid. These ingredients may help rid the body of environmental toxins such as smog, heavy metals, herbicides, cleaning products and pesticides. They also aid in liver detoxification. Shakeology also includes kamut grass, an ingredient coined “nature’s most powerful detoxifier.” This grass has been known to cleanse the body and detoxify the cells to restore health and vitality.

Immunity

The antioxidants, bioflavonoids, and flavonoids in Shakeology work to support immunity. Some of these ingredients include ashwaganda, acerola cherry, rose hips and goji berries. Goji berries in Shakeology are one of the richest sources of antioxidants; not one does goji berry promote eye, reproductive and circulatory health, but it also supports your immune system and promotes longevity!

Satiety & Cravings

The protein, chromium and nutrient-dense calories from superfoods in Shakeology work to help decrease your appetite. Chromium is important because it helps maintain blood sugar levels, which reduces sugar cravings and promotes fat metabolism. Plus, protein-rich meals are a great way to keep you feeling full longer!

Complete Nutrition

Each Shakeology ingredient plays an important role in feeding your body on a cellular level, but it is important to remember that the synergy of the 70+ ingredients working together is what truly fuels your body to keep you looking and feeling your best.

• Protein helps build lean muscle & reduce cravings

• super-fruit & antioxidants help fight free radical damage

• phytonutrients support healthy vitality

• adaptogens help the body adapt & respond to the effects of stress

• probiotics, probiotics, fiber & enzymes help nutrient absorption & support regularity & digestive health.

Shakeology is clean, dense, convenient nutrition for EVERYONE! Our family of 6 enjoys it everyday!

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Grocery Shop Like a Boss

Grocery shopping seems easy enough, right?! But so many people dread it! And getting groceries with all 4 kids doesn’t exactly top my list, but I LOVE having a stocked fridge! So we get groceries a few times a week.

Here’s an outline to simplify shopping & make groceries less of a monster.

Consider what sections the bulk of your shopping is done. Fill your cart like you’d fill your plate-nutrient dense foods first!

STICK TO THE PERIMETER

You may have heard shop the perimeter before, but do you know why? Produce, nuts, meat, eggs are all located around the edges of the store. The center aisles are filled with starch, preservatives & convenience foods. When you venture into the center, know what you’re there for!

TOP SHELF

We are creatures of habit! So many times we focus on what’s right in front of us. We look eye level from fridge, pantry & grocery aisle shelves alike. We often miss the gems on the very top or bottom! But next time your looking for oatmeal, take a look!

GLUTEN

I know gluten-free seems trendy, but gluten is widely known to produce inflammation even if you don’t have Celiac or an extreme sensitivity.

DITCH THE JUNK

There are better options of nearly everything. But the terms “all natural” “gluten free” “organic” or “no sugar added” do not make them healthy. Though they might be an improved option, but it is still the same kind of product. “All natural” cookies are still cookies & still don’t make a meal, k?

READ YOUR LABELS

When buying packaged foods, know what’s in it! Look for few ingredients, no added sugars (anything ending in -ose), no added preservatives. The nutrition label that tells you how much fat, sugar, fiber, carbs is secondary to the ingredients.

By the time you reach the checkout your cart should be loaded with fresh fruits & veggies, some seeds, proteins, nuts & gluten-free grains.

Happy shopping friends!

Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

1. HAVE A HEALTHY THANKSGIVING! Nobody wants to totally avoid their favorite foods during the holidays. But we also want to ward off the holiday weight gain! Making simple exchanges will give you the best of both worlds!

  • Load up on veggies first
  • Skip the starch & enjoy your piece of pie
  • Enjoy smaller portions of heavy side dishes
  • Gonna go all out when its time for the feast? Start off with healthy protein & veggies instead of a pancake breakfast.

2. GET MOVING! Sticking to your workouts will keep your energy up- and you’re going to need a lot of energy to navigate the parties and stave off weight gain this holiday season!

3. FIGHT COLD SEASON! Taking care of your body, getting enough rest & eating well will help you stay healthy even when your kids or family members are coughing and sneezing nonstop. Maintaining a positive attitude can have a powerful effect on the length of a cold.

4. GEAR UP FOR TRAVEL! If you’re flying- take your own snacks and fill your water bottle after security-stay hydrated to keep your immune system strong. Once you get to your location, make the grocery store your first stop! Stocking your hotel fridge with healthy snacks will save you time, money & poor choices. If you’re driving- take a small ice chest & choose to pit stop at the grocery store instead of a fast food joint!

5. FOCUS ON THE GOOD! It’s easy to be consumed by the things that go wrong, but feeling grateful for the positive aspects of your life can boost your mood, energy levels, and strengthen relationships with your loved ones. So take the holiday to heart and stop a second during the busy day to remember all the things you’re thankful for.