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Debloat & Detox Smoothie

Talk about a de-bloat & detox combo!

 

This smoothie hit the spot! I usually don’t enjoy smoothies during the winter, but my body was craving some concentrated nourishment after this weekend parties and this smoothie didn’t disappoint.

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut water

1 cup loosely packed cilantro

1 cup spinach

1 cup cucumber

1 cup pineapple

juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp ginger grated

½ […]

Chicken chili that the whole family loves

For many of us, the temperatures are starting to change. I don’t know about you but when that happens, all I want is soup! Something about a warm bowl of soup on a fall evening makes me so warm and happy! Anyone else?

Soups not only serve as a feel good meal in the colder months, […]

My latest salad obsession: Mediterranean Salad

I love a BAS (Big Ass Salad) and try to have one most days.  I find that the key to staying consistent with having a salad every day is change to up your dressings and ingredients to prevent boredom.

This salad is inspired by the Mediterranean salad that I had @Harvest Kitchen.   Add your favorite protein […]

4 ways to support yourself during stressful times!

Let’s face it, midlife can be a stressful stage of life.  We’re dealing with our changing bodies and aging, hormones declining, kids leaving the nest and caring for aging parents! And physiologically, we are simply less resilient to stress without estrogen.

If you have persistent stress in your life, then most likely you have cortisol levels […]

Cucumber, tomato & avocado salad

This salad screams summer! If you have a summer garden or a tower garden, you might be growing lots of these ingredients already. This recipe was taken from this week’s meal plan in my FASTer way program! It’s perfect for low carb days and it’s packed with antioxidants. In midlife as we lose estrogen, we […]

Women over 40 should drink this tea!

Holy Basil tea which is called “Queen of Herbs.” in India for a very good reason.

Here is why?

Holy Basil (also called Tulsi tea) can lower elevated cortisol (your stress hormone) and regulate blood sugar this is especially important in midlife as we don’t have the protective benefits of estrogen.

Balanced blood sugar & cortisol =
✅ less […]

What are macros & should I count them?

What are Macros? Macros is short for macronutrients which consists of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Macros make up food and help you create energy.

Tracking macros can be useful to achieve health goals like losing weight, gaining muscle, or entering maintenance mode. There are many advantages to tracking macros but also some drawbacks!

Advantages to macro counting:

Tracking […]

Muscle is key for hormonal health, vitality and longevity

Muscle is key for hormonal health, vitality and longevity.
Did you know that having muscle benefits you well beyond just body composition and mobility.
Having muscle is not just about looking good in a bathing suit!

If you have muscle, your body actually functions better and this is especially important as we age. We can lose up to […]

Why is my metabolism slowing down after age 40?

Mid-life weight gain is common.  This is usually do to a combination of declining hormones, poor lifestyle choices, stress, lack of movement and/or sleep.

So why does this happen?  Why do metabolic rates slow down especially as we age?

WHAT CAN SLOW MY METABOLISM?

Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that use nutrients and […]

5 Reasons You Bloat More in Midlife

5 Reasons You Bloat More in Midlife

Bloating is generally the result of not being able to properly digest foods.  These not-so-digested foods feel like they’re just sitting around causing discomfort and a general feeling of being stuffed and “gassy”.

It can happen at any age but if it seems to be more frequent as you’re getting […]