Your New Year’s Challenge

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Eat More!

I’m serious. In the wake of New Year’s, cleanses are trending, stores are stocked with Detox Kits and the desire for a fresh start is HOT. I want you to stay STRONG.

Don’t let your New Year’s ambitions give in to the “quick fix.” Resist the pills & packets that promise health and do what you know is good for you, eat well

My New Year’s Challenge is to avoid the idea that you you can jumpstart your health by cleaning your colon, eliminating toxins or limiting calories. INSTEAD, feed your body life-giving nutrients. 

Here’s what makes the eat more, not less strategy so successful: 

1. You dodge the deprivation/binge cycle.

2. You get ‘excited’ about food instead of ‘careful’. 

3. You gain momentum. Unlike cleanses, you don’t want to stop! (longevity). 

4. Eating nutrition creates a desire for more nutrition (cravings transform).

5. Chronic health problems go away.

6. Nagging hunger stops (sugar cravings and nighttime snacking disappear).

Don’t waste your New Year get-up-and-go on a diet, detox or cleanse. If you need structure & motivation, I’ve created something sane, doable and 100% effective.  

My New Year’s Challenge takes 10 days. It is a challenge, I’m not going to lie. One that will leave you deeply nourished, proud and UNSTOPPABLE. The measure of a successful ‘eating plan’ is how well you transition to the REAL WORLD. This is how you’re going to sustain your progress and more importantly, multiply your results. Anyone can not eat gluten or sugar for 10 days, this is so much more. 

Please have a look NOW, my Challenge is time sensitive… we begin TUESDAY January 27th and I want YOU to be apart of this. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to get a head start in 2015. 

To new beginnings & a whole lot of Mojo in 2015!!!

Avoid the “quick fix,” you deserve more!

My favorite gluten-free dessert

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Apple Crumble
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Ingredients
  1. 8 organic apples
  2. Juice of 2 lemons
  3. Zest of 1 lemon
  4. 1 T arrow root powder
  5. 2 T Rapadura, Succanat, or coconut sugar
  6. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
For topping
  1. 3/4 cup (organic) roasted almonds or "Crispy Almonds" (soaked and dried)
  2. 3/4 cup arrowroot powder
  3. 6 T organic butter, softened
  4. ¼ cup Rapadura, Succanat, or coconut sugar
  5. ¼ tsp celtic sea salt
  6. 1-2 tsp vanilla extract
  7. ½ tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Cut apples into slices or small chunks. (You want to be able to scoop up a bite with both apple and crumble, so cut the apples fit on your spoon). Toss apples with lemon juice and lemon zest.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together: arrowroot powder, sugar, and cinnamon then toss with apples. Pour the apple mixture into a buttered baking dish.
Crumble
  1. Put almonds in a food processor, spice or coffee grinder. (A high speed blender also works). Process to a powder; it's okay to leave some of it chunky. If using a Food Processor, add butter, arrowroot, sugar, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon and process until smooth. (I grind the almonds in my coffee grinder and then mix the crumble together with my hands in a bowl). Crumble the mixture on top of the apples.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, until the crumble is golden and the apples have a syrupy coating (not shown in this picture). Serves well with real whipped cream, crème fraiche, cream or coconut milk.
Notes
  1. I recommend doubling the 'topping' ingredients, it's the best part and I feel shorted if I don't have enough crumble. You can also use this recipe for a Berry Crumble, just leave out the cinnamon. One large bag (16 ounces) of any frozen (or fresh) berries.
Adapted from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
Adapted from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
Marcie Goldman http://www.marciegoldman.com/

5 Non-Food Ways To Boost Digestion

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5 Non-Food Ways To Boost Digestion

Did you know that stress is a big reason for poor digestion? Of course food matters, but optimal digestion involves more factors than what’s on your plate. To improve digestion I recommend my clients integrate these 5 non-food related activities.

  • Spend time in nature. Interact with animals. Return to Mother Earth. It’s time for you to remember who you are. Deepening your connection to the divine source will uplift you and de-stress you.
  • Instead of looking at what you’re eating, look at how you’re eating. Stop eating so fast. Panicked eating is stressful eating. Slow down. Savor. Stress chemistry is a major reason for poor digestion. It’s crucial to reverse that and give the body “happy chemistry.”
  • Hang out with healthy, happy people. Being around a strong positive energy will greatly improve your own “happiness chemistry.” Improving your happiness chemistry will make your belly happy too. Again, when the body is under stress, peristalsis is slowed and digestion is down-regulated.

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I Ate Badly Today

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Have you ever said those words to yourself?

I certainly have and what usually follows isn’t pretty.

This particular thought is a nasty one. You know why? Because it comes across as “smart.” It’s like the more you tell yourself you’re wrong, the sooner you can right your wrongs.

Let me ask you… “how’s that working for you?”

If you’re honest with yourself, you will agree, it’s not working. For the majority of my clients, wanting health & fitness does not always get you health and fitness. Neither does scolding yourself for a “bad day.”

It’s time to call this thought out for what it is: “I age badly today” is a self-improvement landmind that denotes negativity, self-doubt, blame and shame and has never improved the body or the mind. 

This post isn’t a confessional, but a call to action. 

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