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5 Things to do NOW to slim down before the holidays

We are officially on the verge of holiday season…and with it a myriad of food temptations and weight gain traps. Don’t fret, if you act now there’s still time to tighten up before putting on your holiday finest.

Do these 5 things NOW to quickly shape up…

1. Eat more Veggies: Your mom was right, eating vegetables really is a good idea, especially when aiming to drop pounds. Why? There are a couple of reasons. First, veggies are low in calories and high in fiber, which means that you’re filling up without packing on pounds. Second, the vitamins and minerals in fresh vegetables nourish your body and cut down on cravings.

2.Add five Minutes: Each week, between now New Years, I want you to add 5 minutes to your workouts. Just five more minutes. The slight increase from week to week will hardly be noticeable, but the extra fat burn will pay off nicely. Use these extra five minutes to do intense burst of exercise, such as burpees, squat to presses and walking lunges.

3. Double up on Water: Not only will staying extra hydrated help your skin to have a healthy glow, it will also speed up your fat loss efforts. Most of us are walking around in a state of chronic dehydration, which contributes to fatigue, stubborn weight gain and constipation. By drinking more water throughout the day, and by limiting your intake of caffeinated beverages, you’ll become healthier and more radiant.

4. Eat low Carb (after 4pm): One of the easiest ways to drop a few inches around your waist before the holidays is to eat low carb after 4pm each day. This means eating dinners that are centred around salads and vegetables rather than breads and pastas. If you simply must have your oatmeal or whole grain bread each day, then eat it for breakfast or lunch and give low carb dinners a try – starting with the recipe for Greek Stew below. Don’t forget that sugar counts as carbs, so skip that sugary dessert and try a grapefruit for dessert.

5. Train with Me: If you’re not yet one of my beloved clients, then now is the time. I’d love to get you into phenomenal shape before New Years, and to give you the foundation that will keep you lean and healthy for life.

Call or email today and we will get you started this week on an exercise program that will get you back in control of your body.


Lose Fat While You Sleep

One of the easiest ways to speed up your metabolism, and increase your fat burning, is to get at least eight hours of sleep each night. I know that it’s not always easy to get a full night’s sleep, but the benefits are quite worth it. While you sleep your body works to restore itself, a very important process that assists with your fat loss efforts.

Now go to bed already!


Greek Stew

Butter beans and Kalamata olives make this hearty stew a memorable one. It’s important to season the pork well before browning it, so get crazy with the seasoning. Remember that it’s going into a big pot of soup so the flavor won’t be overwhelming once it’s swimming in broth with the other ingredients.

You could certainly play around with the protein used in this stew – next time I plan on using good ’ol chicken breast. And it’s also possible to omit the meat if you’d prefer.

Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com

Servings: 8

Here’s what you need

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces pork tenderloin, trimmed, cubed and seasoned with sea salt, black pepper and dried oregano ¼ cup white wine
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 vine-ripened tomato, seeded and diced
  • ¼ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 (15 ounce) can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1½ teaspoons sea salt
  • black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for a minute. Add the pork and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Deglaze the pot with wine, scraping up any browned bits. Cook until the wine is nearly evaporated. Stir in the broth, tomato sauce, tomato, and olives. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the spinach and beans until the spinach is wilted and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis

One serving equals: 123 calories, 4g fat, 9g carbohydrate, 3g sugar, 1134mg sodium, 3g fiber, and 12g protein.

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Cincinnati, OH

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Are You Toxic? Could You Use A Colonic? But What Is A Colonic Anyway?

Colon hydrotherapy is a gentle purified water washing of the large intestine to clean, detoxify and aid in the reconstitution of intestinal flora. You comfortable lie on a colonic table and with a   colon hydrotherapy   machine, water is run very slowly into the colon. When slight pressure builds up in the colon, the water is released. To insure maximum sanitation, a disposable water and waste line and applicator are used. The therapeutic goals of colon therapy are to balance body chemistry, eliminate waste, and restore proper tissue and organ function.”   (click to learn more)​


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INFRARED SAUNA

Now Available at our Fitness Center is an Infrared Sauna. An Infrared Sauna is very different from a traditional sauna in that it uses specific bandwidth/frequency of sunlight. This infrared light energy is divided into three spectrums: Near, Medium and Far. They are defined by frequency ranges measured in small wavelengths called microns. Some of the health benefits include:

  • Detoxification
  • Weight Loss
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Pain Relief
  • Relaxation
  • Blood Pressure Reduction
  • Improved Blood Circulation
  • Cell Health, Muscle Recovery & Immunity

Please read more to find out what it can do for you.....

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