Let’s Get Started!

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What are your goals?  To get healthy?  To lose weight?  To be STRONG and rockin’ both physically and mentally?  ALL OF THE ABOVE?  What are your current challenges?  What’s holding you back?

4 thoughts on “Let’s Get Started!”

  1. What is a good recipe for a smoothie to eat in the morning?

    1. Great question! In the morning, I think it’s important to get a nice mix of protein (15-20 grams), carbs and ALWAYS veggies. Smoothies are a great opportunity to add veggies into your diet, even if you aren’t big on vegetables, (since the taste is somewhat hidden in a smoothie).

      A perfect smoothie in the morning would consist of protein powder (either whey or plant-protein depending on your preference), 1 – 1.5 Cups of frozen ORGANIC berries and a couple of handfuls of kale or spinach! Definitely add some water and a handful of ice. The consistency is awesome when you use frozen berries, and with berries I ALWAYS go organic. Pesticides used on berries in particular, are more harmful than most others. You can always sweeten it up with some stevia sweetener drops if you crave more sweetness (one or two is all you need!) and depending on how adventurous you are, you can use plane Greek (nonfat if you are watching your weight) yogurt for a more smoother consistency in place of protein powder. Again though, the protein, carbs and veggies all together will help sustain your energy and keep you full (due to the slow absorption)! Drink up! Let me know how it works for ya 🙂

  2. I heard that too much kale isn’t good for you. Do you eat kale and how much?

    1. There’s been a lot of talk about too much vitamin K and thyroid issues…..with kale and cruciferous veggies. The truth of the matter is, just like with anything, if you over dose on it, it’s not good. You can drink too much water! In my research, I’ve found that the only people who really should be concerned with eating too much kale are people with pre-existing thyroid problems. These people may find their issue exacerbated by kale and the like. Their doctors will/should warn them about these cruciferous vegetables.

      Also, some medications don’t mix well with cruciferous vegetables. But if you don’t have a thyroid issue and aren’t on a medication that you should be avoiding these vegetables on, eating a lot of kale should be fine for you. If you are still concerned, know that the goitrogenic properties of kale become dramatically lessened when kale — or any other cruciferous vegetable — is cooked. Also, you should be varying your veggies. If you’re eating kale at every meal (or every day), you’d benefit greatly by subbing in spinach, peppers, carrots, cucumbers, watercress – all of which also offer a host of other phytonutrients that your body will thank you for!

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