Weight Loss Help

Wildly Alive WeightlossI just discovered this little gem on Youtube.  Wildly Alive: Stop Dieting. Re-frame Your Mind and Reshape Your Body.  Click on the pic above to check it out.

Nichole Kellerman, founder of Wildly Alive, says: “Lets live in a world where us women feel nourishment + excitement from LIFE (not just food) + use living WILDLY as a tool for weight loss…”  Sounds promising.

** Disclaimer: I’ve only watched one of her videos and really don’t know anything about her. I’m just posting this as a head’s-up-check-it-out-for-yourself kind of thing. Hope it helps someone.

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Chicken Feet Stock

What?!   You read it right. Stock made with the feet of a chicken. Chicken Feet stock.

Chicken Feet Stock

Sounds gross, I know, but if you can get over the horror flick contents of your stock pan, it’s oh, so good for you!

How?  Stock make with chicken feet is collagen and mineral rich, helps heal and seal the gut lining, which leads to better absorption nutrients and overall better health.

Do you have a leaky gut?  Most likely you do if you enjoy the standard Western diet of fast food, microwave meals and lots and lots of sugar. Basically, all of us can use a little help in the gut heal and seal department.

Many of the maladies we take meds for, like joint paint, stomach pain, depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, fibromyalgia, start in the gut.

Check out more information in this article at “The Healthy Home Economist”: “Heal Your Autoimmune Disease Now”

AND read how to make your own batch of stock here at “Nourished Kitchen”: Chicken Feet Stock

Get to cooking! Remember, fitness starts in the kitchen!

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Weight Loss tips for Busy People

Busy?!

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Too busy to work on weight loss?

Click the pic below for some helpful tips:

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Stomach Pain, Achy Joints? Lyme Disease or Food Allergies?

Click pic of the scary Lyme tick for source…

Joint pain?  Achy? Tired? Stomach pain?  That’s me all over for the last month, mixed with a little depression to keep things interesting!

I was sure I had Lyme Disease.  The symptoms fit.  Or mold exposure.  Maybe cancer. But food allergies?  hmmmm..

Heard of The GAPS Diet? (Gut and Psychology Syndrome)

Click pic to check out the book on Amazon

The book explores the relationship between what we eat and how we think and feel.

Sounds simplistic, BUT when someone repeatedly eats an allergen, like GLUTEN, it wears away the lining of their stomach and intestines leaving gaps through which food is absorbed only partially digested.

The immune system kicks in to attack these harmful substances causing swelling, joint pain, etc.

The solution?  Chicken soup.  What?!  True! Who knew?!

I’ve been eating it for the last week and I’M BETTER! Not healed yet, but so much better!

Click the chick below to read more.  This could change your life.  Now, THAT’S food for thought! =]

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86 yr. old gymnast — we’re NEVER too old!

Johann Quaas, click pic for source.

 

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Links, links, and more links! And one recipe…

In honor of the current warm up song in the RPM classes at my gym…moves like Jagger, we got the moves like Jagger:

But, forget RPM.  I think I’ll start training to lead this, instead. =] :

And, one more link.  Found this recipe for the protein bars I’m making for my RPM class this evening! Thanks to GC for posting it on the web!

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Salad 101

I love salad!  Here’s how I make mine:

First, I assemble the ingredients. Today it’s organic turkey breast, lime, grapefruit (not shown), kale, celery, garlic, celery and avocado.

 

Then I get out a BIG bowl. I eat a HUGE salad.  It all breaks down to nothing in your tummy, so you can pig out on salads.

 

Next, I make the dressing in the bottom of the bowl. Today I mashed up an avocado, squeezed in 1/2 each grapefruit/lime. Sprinkled in some red pepper flakes and sea salt. Whipped it up till creamy with a wire whisk. I could have added just a tad of real maple syrup, too. That would have been good, but I forgot =/

 

I make my own croutons by toasting a slice of Ezekiel Bread…

 

I butter it (real butter. Margarine is 4-letter word here at Skinnyandfit!) Then I rub it all over with a garlic clove and sprinkle with sea salt.

 

I chop it up into cubes, and – voila’- homemade croutons, minus preservatives and artificial ingredients. Yum!

Hope you’re not getting bored.  There’s just a few more steps….

I tear the greens into smaller pieces and toss into bowl (kale, in this case) , stir to coat with dressing.

 

Then I chop up the veggies and meat (if I’m having meat. Most times, I don’t)….

 

Toss it all together, and bon appetit!

I try to eat salad for lunch every day.

Hope this helps somebody out there! =]

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