This juice aids in so many other ways than just slimming your waistline. Think healthy, not skinny and you’ll get there. This is my lunch on Day 2 of our 7 Day Beach Body Cleanse. Always remember to drink a glass of purified water after each juice, stick to light exercise, and plan your cleanse around some personal down time where you won’t be distracted by food and alcohol. 😃✌️
I am in the mood for something sweet but since I promised myself I’ll only eat beautiful food ☺️ I wanted to create something yummy without too much guilt.
1 organic banana
7 organic strawberries regular or frozen
1 tablespoon of raw honey
1 cup of organic full fat coconut milk
Blend on High until smooth
Top with raw honey and chia seeds if you like.
This should be a treat though 😇 bananas are very high in carbs.
It’s such a gloomy day out today, day two of the Spring rain. The dark rainy days are necessary though so that we can enjoy the beautiful ones. Everything is a cycle and when you damaging your own cycle the repercussions aren’t felt right away; however though, when you do, it’s never good.
We can fix a lot of our health issues which trace themselves back to vitamin deficiencies, we don’t have to accept that we can’t heal or help our genetically predisposed health problems. We can start putting the links back in the chain with vitamins and nutrients. No one could sit and have a break fast of everything that is in one pressed juice, or it wouldn’t be very pleasant to most people. Juicing gives you the benefit of eating a multitude of nutrients, vitamins, phytonutrients, and micro nutrients, these things cannot be ingested with supplements. According to http://www.cancer.org receiving vitamins naturally from foods has been shown to combat cancer; however, they did not see any progress when people took over the counter vitamins. Click here to read what npr.org has to say about the negative affects of pill vitamins on the body. My own personal nutritionist and doctor (my body), told me not to eat them anyway. I would vomit if I took them without a ton of food, I don’t buy that something healthy would make me feel so terrible. Our bodies are our own personal doctors, if you get sick from something , feel bad, mood swings, stomach pain, organ pain, or bloat from something then don’t eat it, your body is trying to tell you something and it could be that this might kill me long term. When I sold nutra-cutical vitamins, I learned that pressed pills get stuck in your villi, which is the soft folds on the inside of your stomach lining, they just sit inside of you for a long time undigested and their “nutrients” never reach your small intestine, where vitamins and nutrients are absorbed.
Here’s a tip, I learned that your small intestine is open for a vitamin delivery every AM, it will however shut if you ingest anything, don’t even brush your teeth, have your juice first thing to absorb the vitamins and nutrients to the full benefit. Then drink an 8 oz. glass of water, you want to have water after every juice. Swish the water around your teeth to remove the citric acid and then brush.
1 Pink Grapefruit peeled and de-seeded
1 Pink Lady Apple
1 tsp. Fresh Peeled Ginger
1/2 Lemon peeled and de-seed
1 Tangerine peeled and de-seeded
Week 1 Day 1 Core Prep
When we start a rigorous fitness regime it is important we remember about personal safety. A serious injury can leave you unable to workout, as well as just being so sore you begin hating your workouts. Although, in the beginning of your training soreness will probably be a little worse, diet can help this. As well, as staying hydrated, make sure you always bring a water to the gym with you (please be responsible and buy a reusable water bottle, BPA free). I like to add a tablespoon of
Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar http://www.bragg.com .
Start with 15 minutes of cardio to warm-up with for : increased blood flow to the muscles we’re going to use, flexibility, less risk of injury, increased performance, as well as physiological and psychological (use your inner coach) preparation.
If you’re new to working out, start out on a treadmill, it is going to be the least intimidating piece of equipment and can be conquered pretty easily (you can add leg weights for extra muscle toning, if you have bad joints, though I don’t recommend it).
Random setting is going to be your best bet for weight loss, and it is also easier to stick out a spike of intense cardio by knowing a less intense break is coming. You can also quickly increase your performance and lung capacity. Start with 15 minutes, on level 5. speed 2.5, complete the cool down.
45 Second Break (use your timer on your smart phone, or if you’re old school just count in your head)
Use challenging weight in this workout, don’t be uncomfortable but don’t be comfortable, breathe
I like to start with a very challenging weight and then decrease with each set.
Make sure you are working with negatives (holding a muscle in a pose for gains) here and let your body hold the pose for at least 2 seconds before dropping back to your mat, also DO NOT pull on your head you can injure your neck. Learn to lift through your core. Breathe.
2. Reverse Crunch
Roll your butt and hips up into this position by lifting through your abs, leg lifting exercises help us develop lower stomach definition.
3. Lower Body Twist
Keep your feet together and knees bent, slowly raise up to the middle and then lower to the other side, you will feel this is your core and this will also help reset your spine. Count left to right as one rep.
4. Dead Bug
Alternate opposite sides
5. Russian Twist
Start on your left, pause in the middle and swing to the right. Keep your movement steady and sit back far enough to feel a strain in your abs. Left to Right counts as one rep.
6. Lying Superman
Lay flat on your stomach and life your legs and arms as high as you can, pause for 2 seconds when you feel it working your core, then release to the ground with each rep.
7. Front Bridge
Hold your body in this position for 45 seconds
Beginner : Take one day of rest before returning to Day 2
Intermediate/ Expert: Continue on to another workout/target group the next day
Try not to run out and eat something gluttonous after working out, keep it healthy and nutrient rich to keep from dealing with cravings. Lots of water, protein/veggies, and no late night eating (for maximum appetite suppression, make yourself a Red Sunset juice after wards to eat less at dinner). See Post Workout Juices.