Saturday, May 30, 2009

Which Veggie Did You Detest As A Child, But Now Love

I will be doing a blog piece based on your responses! You can go to the comment section below and put 1.A vegetable that you did not like as a child, but now love and/or 2. A vegetable that you were never exposed to as a child, but now love. I will go first.
~ I did not like brussel sprouts as a child, now I love them.
~ I never had cauliflower as a child, now I love them.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

How Do You Get Protein On Raw or Juice Detox?

I get this question often and apparently over 78,000,000 have googled this question, and I know why. If people have been taught over the years about animal proteins but have not gotten information on plant proteins, amino acids and the breakdown and usage of them by our bodies then pertinent info would be lacking. The Standard American Diet (SAD), consists of entirely too much animal proteins, fat and sugar!

1 Of many studies:
Excerpt from "The China Study", by Dr. T. Colin Campbell: I then noticed a research report from India that had some very provocative, relevant findings.
Indian researchers had studied two groups of rats. In one group, they administered the cancer causing
aflatoxin, then fed a diet that was composed of 20% protein, a level near what many of
us consume in the West. In the other group, they administered the same amount of aflatoxin,
but then fed a diet that was only composed of 5% protein. Incredibly, every single animal that
consumed the 20% protein diet had evidence of liver cancer, and every single animal that
consumed a 5% protein diet avoided liver cancer. It was a 100 to 0 score, leaving no doubt that
nutrition trumped chemical carcinogens, even very potent carcinogens, in controlling cancer.

Some of the best Non-animal protein sources:
1. Spirulina (dried blue-green algae)
2.Hemp Seeds
3. Flax Seeds
5. Bee Pollen
6. Last but not least is produce!

*Resource*Comic Strip and video found on

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Day 21 of 21 day juice fast w/JG

Mindset is one of my 4 pillars for your "best body now" and JG did an excellent job keeping a positive mindset during her juice fast. How you ask? By setting a goal and sticking to it. By not saying she would "try" this, but saying she was about to "do" this. By reading and listening to materials that gave her more insight to what to expect. By surrounding herself with people who are encouraging and uplifting. Rock on JG!!!!!!!!

So Much More Than Physical

I never quit on people, but I see many people quit on themselves. Some people put more time and energy into planning a birthday party than in their health choices. If people really knew the value of health and fitness, they would see that it goes way beyond the physical and give it more of a priority. You are worth it! You are worth it! You are worth it! Believe you are worth it!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Do Not Obsess Over Food

You want to enjoy food and eating. You want to look forward to grocery shopping, preparation and anticipation of the pleasures of eating. There is such a sense of peace and well-being automatically attached to healthy eating. Unfortunately, when you eat junk, you are always on an emotional roller coaster. You feel regret and are always having mental battles and feelings of failure. Let's take a look at animals for a second. A cow, bird or horses eat for fuel. They enjoy their meals and they eat what was naturally made for them to eat. You would never see a bird that eats junk and is overweight, stressing about it and has to walk because it can no longer fly.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Funny Fitness

If you do not laugh at this, then I need to check your pulse. Seriously!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

21 Day Juice Fast w/JG

JG is doing a phenomenal job! She is right where she is supposed to be based on her ht/wt. Someone who is overweight or obese experience even more drastic weight and fat loss. Every participant experiences the other many benefits attached. Stay tuned for her last update.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Reid~Raw Food Chef

I was excited to FINALLY meet Reid bcs I thought he was part of an urban legend lol. So many people told me of a raw food chef that made awesome raw meals and I thought he was made up. Anyway, 2 things really impressed me with his meals:1.The presentation 2.The taste (raw food does not have to taste like dirt). It really caused me to want to get a little more creative with my raw sometimes (I will shoot for gourmet style on the weekends). You can find out more about Reid and check out pics of his meals on My "Make it Plain" Definitions: Raw Foodist: Consumes 100% Raw fruit,vegetables and Nuts (In a nutshell, yes I said 0% Cooked) High Raw: Consumes 80% or more Raw Raw Conscious: Consumes 50% or more Raw

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Is It Good To Drink Red Bull Before Working Out?

It is not good to EVER drink Red Bull! Jessica Alba finishes one as she goes to get her workout on. Energy drinks have become a 1.1 Billion dollar industry. Energy drinks should not be used while exercising as the combination of fluid loss from sweating and the diuretic quality of the caffeine can leave the user severely dehydrated. It does nothing to provide the body with any necessary nutrients or fluids. As a stimulant, caffeine can make you have anxiety attacks, heart palpitations, and insomnia. It will only ad more toxins to an already toxin burdened body and decrease our bodies internal water supply and natural detoxification processes. Not to mention the fact that these drinks are highly addictive because of the high amounts of sugar and caffeine. So please do not fall for the hype. Ignore the brilliant marketing words and phrases they display on the can and just grab your water.

Friday, May 15, 2009

80's Michael Jackson Ad Worked Magically

Celebrities and the media play a huge role in many of life's decisions. Food is no exception. Unfortunately, kids downing sodas and sweets are part of the increase in the youth obesity rates. I like the 80's MJ. I don't like the start of a an unhealthy epidemic.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Gary Null PhD. Live In Dallas, TX

This is the longest video ever to enter my blog, but it is worth every 59:58 seconds! Watch to find out the power and connection of food and health. It will speak volumes if you or a close family/friend suffer from diseases from diabetes to cancer. Finally you will learn about the power of fitness, happiness and stress reduction.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

21 day Juice fast w/JG

Keep up the great work JG!
Stay tuned for another update next week.....

Monday, May 11, 2009

Kirstie On Oprah

This is my vent to Kirstie bcs this clip is RIDICULOUS in so many ways:
1. Kirstie Alley is not making "healthy eating" a lifestyle change, but going in and out of binging and DIEting.
2. 2 people who clearly have not lived the solution are just yapping about the problem.
3. People in the audience laughing that she turned her gym into a dining room. It is not funny that you are on a destructive roller coaster. You are jacking up your health and it is not a joke.
4. How dare you come out with a weight loss solution that you have tested for a stinkin' 5 weeks. You are still obese and have the nerve to tell people to look out for your weight loss system.
VENT OVER..... Kirstie and Oprah you should be ashamed of yourselves, using your influence in such a disastrous way.

p.s. I did not see the entire show. Please tell of anything that I missed. What was the purpose?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Confession Time With JG

Many people do not believe that there are huge consequences to listening to "the voice of doom". The voice that tells you why you deserve the junk food. The voice that tells you it is ok in "moderation". The voice that tells you everybody else is enjoying it, so you shouldn't deprive yourself. This is an example of how even the strong can fall prey if they listen to "the voice of doom". Stay tuned as we support and follow JG on her journey back to her healthy lifestyle.

You Know You Need A New Workout Regime When...

you fall asleep in the middle of working out. Are you kidding me? Was he listening to twinkle, twinkle little star?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Drawing For Whole Foods Gift Card

Thank you to everyone who participated in my 1st blog drawing. I will be sure to cover each and every one of questions in upcoming posts. My goal is to answer in a make-it-plain way, especially since there is a ton of confusing info floating around out there. Apply the principles on this blog and prepare to see astonishing results. And remember to ask yourself daily, "am I a Winner or a Whiner?"
~Congratulations to the winner!!!!!!!!!! You have 48 hours to claim your prize from the time of this post or you will forfeit your prize, no exceptions!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Please,Please, No Bulky Popeye Legs!

Ways to ensure that you have the longest, leanest legs possible:
1.Food: Do not skip meals or eat lots of high caloric meals. Eat PLENTY of produce.
2.Fitness: You want to have a variety of cardio(to burn calories) and strength training(to tone and tighten).
3.Stretching: Stretch before, (a few times during) and after working out to elongate the muscle. You can also do yoga on the weekends to intensify the stretches if you are prone to bulk more.
Reminder: Genetics play a role in shape but the above ensures the leanest look you can attain.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


OK, I felt like being a goofball today by adding all of the bubble notes:)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Guacamole Recipe

  • 3 avocados - peeled, pitted, and mashed
• 1 lime, juiced
• 1/2 cup diced onion
• 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
• 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
• 1 tablespoons minced garlic
• 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional)
• Chopped jalapeƱos (optional)

1. In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados and lime juice. Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir in cayenne pepper. Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor, or serve immediately.

(This is very good for you and WILL NOT MAKE YOU FAT! I usually make this guacamole once or twice per week. I put it on some of my veggie wraps, sandwiches or salads.)


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