Smoothies are one of my favorite meals because they are so quick, versatile and a perfect way to pack in a ton of high-quality nutrients in a small package. The thing you have to be careful with in most smoothies is SUGAR. Most contain so much fruit that while it's 'healthy' it's not going to help you burn fat and get / stay lean.
The key with smoothies is learning how to keep them high-nutrient and low-sugar. Today, I'm sharing one of my favorites with you!
For optimal energy levels and fat-burning, the first meal after you break your fast should be high in healthy plant-based fats, moderate in protein and low in net carbohydrates (total carbs - fiber = net carbs)
Your body also appreciates an easily digestible liquid meal. You don’t have to do a smoothie every morning but, your digestion will improve if you work them in a few days a week.
Here’s a great one to add into your week - for best consistency, its best to use a high powered blender. This is...
Let's just get right to it - NO! The answer is no, a million times no – and here’s why.
We have become a culture more focused on size and not necessarily on health or body composition.
I'm not at all saying it's not healthy to want to fit into clothes that you once did, but it's really the thought that it's coming from that I want you to watch out for. If you're coming from a place of
"I felt really strong and confident when I wore these jeans. I want to feel that way again so, I'd like to get back to that." That amazing and is SO different than, I just want to be a size ----- just because it's smaller than what I am now.
The former is coming from a position of decision and power. The latter is coming from a place of misplaced emotions, usually anxiety or low self-confidence. And honestly, it's not all your fault - we are pretty well bombarded with messages and images of false perfection.
Here's the thing, none of what I'm...
I was the type of person who had a constant reel of thoughts running through my mind all of the time, but even if you're already a little more chill than I was, this is going to still be so huge for you so, keep reading.
I was talking to my friend and coach, Lacey and she has a unique gift of seeing things in people - both productive things, and not so productive things. She also has a way of kindly showing you some things that you may be doing that don't really serve you as it relates to you achieving a goal and becoming the person you were made to become.
So, when she suggested this to me, I knew - because it was her - that it was something that would definitely get me unstuck from where I was, but I was still skeptical.
It didn't sound like it would be "enough" to actually work. It sounded too easy to get me unstuck and from feeling anxious and stressed to feeling free and productive. So, after I tell you what it is, if you feel that same way, I totally get...
This is my favorite LeanStrong breakfast because it's quick, easy, vegan and filled with tons of nutrients.
Chia seeds are a SUPERFOOD and this is my favorite way to make sure I get them in my diet on most days!
LeanStrong Chia Pudding
- 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2T. unsweetened almond butter
- 3T. chia seeds
- Can sprinkle with cinnamon, or add some stevia and vanilla for a little different flavor
- Could also add some cocoa powder and monk fruit sweetener for a delicious, healthy and chocolaty breakfast!
Watch here for the video on how to make it and why this breakfast will help you look and feel better and be more energized throughout the day!
Have you tried this breakfast? What's your favorite way to eat it? Share the love and let me know in the comments!
I don’t know about you but, as the years fly by, I become more and more aware of the reality of how fast disease rates are climbing and how many people are being affected, either personally or someone close to them.
I mean, somehow we are the most sophisticated nation with the most resources and yet - we are the unhealthiest. How in the world is that even possible? It should be just the opposite, don’t you think?
Well, I won’t go down that rabbit trail but, we do live in a pretty hectic society that prioritizes convenience, immediate gratification, and hustle. Unfortunately, what that’s gotten us in terms of how we treat our bodies and how we approach our nutrition, is fat and sick. Neither of which I want to be associated with if I have a say in the matter.
And I bet you don’t either.
But, man it is confusing out there, isn’t it?! I mean one day you’re oblivious to coconut oil. Then it’s the miracle food so, you eat it for...