Monday, February 21, 2011

Shakeology 3 day Jumpstart/Cleanse!!!

I have had a few people looking to get a jumpstart on their weight loss, to get back on track with their nutrition or just to mix things up a bit!  Here are the details on the Shakeology cleanse as suggested by Mike Karpenko:


The basics are as follows

3 SHAKEOLOGY Shakes a day
2 Cups of Green Tea a Day
1 piece of fruit a day
1 salad for dinner
Only white grilled protein in salad


Only Low Fat Dressings.

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You can put your 2 snacks before/after any of the MAJOR MEALS-Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

The fruit was optional, and I actually discouraged it some of you will need the calories where others would not. Power workout participants(Super Conditioned- not the weight challenged) are recommended the greater calories.
*** For maximum results NO additives.

I also said NO DAIRY products at all for maximum results, no almond soy or rice milk,

Dinner salad was only WHITE GRILLED PROTEIN. Poultry or fish.

REPEAT all 3 Days

1 cup of green tea

Shakeology 140 calories
1 scoop
½ cup of fruit (60-90 calories)-optional
add ice
8-10 oz of water

SNACK (85 calories)
1 piece of fruit
- Apple, pear, orange, banana mango, etc

Shakeology (140 calories)
1 scoop
Add ice
10 oz of water

1 cup of green tea

(either snack here or after dinner one or the other)
Shakeology (140 calories)
1 scoop
Add ice
8-10 oz of water

Salad with Grilled white fish or poultry (340 calories)
Salad can be lettuce with veggies-cucumber, celery, peppers, very few calories in these, just don't overfill your belly!!!

(either snack here or after dinner one or the other)
Shakeology (140 calories)
1 scoop
Add ice
8-10 oz of water

Monday, February 14, 2011

Fit Club!

Every Tuesday I head to downtown Bakersfield for our weekly Fit Club at the Marriott!  This is an opportunity for people to come try out a Beachbody workout, we vary it each week, and to enjoy the company of others who enjoy exercising. 6pm for the workout followed by a business opportunity meeting at 7pm if you care to stay and an opportunity to have a sample of Shakeology.
Check out this video from last week's Fit Club covered by the local news station.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

RevAbs - Two weeks down!!!

So my one week results did not change in week 2.  There are a few reasons for this.  The  main one would be that I failed to stick to the nutrition plan calorie recommendations!!!  It could have been the 6 servings of pistachios I consumed on day 8 instead of 1 serving.  It could have been the P90X bars I added to the food list that probably contained a LOT more sugar than the "none" I was supposed to have...I DID keep dairy out (except for 1 tbsp of half and half a day in my coffee), I DID keep my carbs intake very low, and I did eat plenty of healthy protein and vegetables!!! I DID keep out fruits too!  I did learn a lot as well!

This mama needs some carbs to keep her sanity :)  I still haven't figured out where exactly they need to go but in the last 2 days I think I have made up for the carbs I cut out in the past two weeks!  Surprise...I am human just like all of the rest of you!!!  I also enjoy an occasional glass of wine.  Yes, I understand that these are empty calories and can have a backward effect on weight control, BUT loss of my sanity can have a more backward effect ;)
I also learned that despite the high calories in nuts, they don't seem to have a detrimental effect on my weight like excessive carb eating does!!!  So as long as I measure out my serving and don't go back for 5 servings, I can continue my relationship with these lovely morsels!!!
Fruit!  I know I ate too much dried fruit in trail mix which is very high in concentrated sugar.  I definitely will add fresh fruit back!  I was craving apples and pears, so as a morning snack...perfect!  Berries in my Shakeology or oatmeal...great!
Unless you are going for a quick fix, dramatic drop or have TONS of weight to lose you need to consider how reasonable the changes are that you are making and if you are going to be able to sustain them!  How are these changes effecting not only you, but also your family!!!  Planning is always great.  Making meals that work for everyone will make your life easier and will probably make the rest of your family healthier if you are keeping your nutrition in mind as you prepare!  There are so many great resources available for healthy family recipes, you just have to look and sometimes buy a few new ingredients.  There are also great resources on the Beachbody site!  Join me and I will help you find some choices that will work for you and your family!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Turkey Meatballs for dinner

Tonight I created a recipe that will definitely be repeated!  Clean eating turkey meatballs!
I started with ground turkey...only 93% lean, but pretty good.  I diced 1/3 onion and 6 mini sweet peppers and sauteed them until they were soft, then combined with 1 egg white, garlic powder and 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce.  shaped into balls, put in pan with 1/2 tbsp olive oil.  cooked over medium heat with lid on, flipped then took lid off to cook off liquid.  Moved balls to side and added a can of dices tomatoes plus 1 tsp dried basil.  When almost ready I put 8 cups of fresh spinach on top to wilt.
I served the my son's 6 meatballs with whole wheat pasta & parmesan, cucumber and grape tomatoes, my daughter's with 5 meatballs brown rice and cucumber, my husbands with whole wheat pasta, meatballs, and spinach, mine was spinach and meatballs!  Lots of spinach was key.  I was so proud sitting at the table tonight watching my family eat every last bite of their "clean" meal! 
I wish I had taken a photo as it looked great and tasted delicious!  PLUS it followed the rules for my eating plan this week!