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  • More Energy, Lose Weight, More Fun Anyone?

    I know it's hard to lose weight.  Everything is stacked against you.  There's not enough time to exercise or prepare fresh meals.  Everything is go, go, go.  I get it.  You are just trying to get by each day.  But let's say you could control more of what you buy and eat.  How do you think that would make you feel?

    If you just eliminate these 3 things for the next 30 days, you will lose weight, have more energy, sleep like a baby, feel less bloated, less inflammed, etc.  I have been living this way for many years and I feel like a vibrant 20 year old.   I am never tired during the day, am happy, love what I do, have enough energy to exercise (1 to 2 hours a day, 5 to 6 times a week) and get a deep 7 1/2 - 8 hrs. sleep virtually every night.  YOU can have this too!

    Here we go:      NO SUGAR (Including fruit except for an organic apple or berries just after a meal)  

                               NO STARCHES (Including gluten [breads, pasta, soy], rice, corn, potatoes, yams, squash)

                               NO ALCOHOL (Sorry wine lovers)

    All of these 3 things convert to sugar.  Sugar in this form is your enemy.  Don't worry, your body will convert protein, complex carbohydrates and fats into glucose (sugar) for fuel.  You will not be glucose depleted.  Your energy will be sustained at a constant level throughout the day.  Forget those afternoon naps or needing to pump yourself up with energy bars or drinks.  You won't need those anymore.

    It's so simply yet people tell themselves that they CAN'T do it.  You'd be surprised.  It's a conscious choice.  Look at it this way ..... if it doesn't work for you after 30 days then go back to your old habits.  However, if you do like the results, you will make it a way of life.   That's what happend to me.

    By The Way - I do see a Naturopath in the San Diego area named David J. Getoff (www.naturopath4you.com / 619-441-8700).  I see him every 3 months for the past 10 years and pay him to keep me healthy.  Not only does he have a private practice but also lectures MD's and PhD's on nutrition and supplements and teaches at the Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation in Lemon Grove.  [This is a great place to learn about nutrition, supplements, bodycare & household products, etc. and the cost is minimal.  Check out www.PPNF.org for upcoming classes.  There is so much good information that I keep retaking the 6-week course.  Maybe I will see you there!]

    On David's website there is a 30-day "Diet" - http://www.naturopath4you.com/21DayDiet.htm that goes into more detail.  I practice this on a daily basis and have been for the past 8 years.  I think you will find that you will never want to go back to your old eating habits again because IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE HEALTHY!  

  • How to Pack Some Protein Rich Veggies into Your Diet

    Protein is essential to add to your diet for a variety of reasons – obtaining essential amino acids, weight loss, muscle tone, hair, skin and nails or even to improve your health overall.  Incorporating  protein rich veggies into your diet may be tough at first, but only if you don’t know which types of protein to look for.

    Including protein into your diet does not mean that your diet has to be bland.  It can be full of rich flavor and essential nutrients.  Zest up your diet with some of these protein packed choices such as wild fish, free-range chicken, grass fed beef (birth-to-death), and raw dairy products (usually available at your local Farmer’s Market).  For carbs pick those that are high in fiber, like some tasty whole grains from heirloom seeds such as Ezekiel (sprouted grain bread), nutrient-dense organic vegetables, seeds and nuts.

    Vegetables often get overlooked when it comes to filling up on protein, because it’s hard to know which vegetables exactly are great protein choices.  It can get a little tricky when it comes to knowing which vegetables actually contain a healthy dose of protein, but these surprisingly protein packed greens are sure to be some nutritious pick-me-ups.

    How to Pack Some Protein Rich Veggies into Your Diet by Anne's Kombucha

    Topping the list of protein rich veggies to make sure are in your grocery cart are beans (in a limited amount), cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, artichoke, kale, brussel sprouts, asparagus and superfoods such as spirulina, chorella and blue green algae to name a few.  Some of these protein rich veggies may already make it onto your plate, but they may just stay there for decoration.  A great way to simmer up to these protein rich foods is to lightly steam them, and add flavorings such as garlic and herbs to give them just the kick they need.

    Protein rich veggies pack nutrients into your diet to give you a kick into your diet without letting you have to suffer the effects of what you are missing from not having sufficient protein.

    1. Pack some protein rich veggies to snack on during the day.  By bringing some broccoli with you as a snack, you’ll be more apt to munch on it throughout the day.  You can also include sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews and Brazil nuts that are high in good fat and protein to keep you satiated throughout the day.

    2. Lightly steam some veggies in a garlic and herb blend.  By lightly steaming the veggies, you won’t lose all the protein but still make them appetizing.  The garlic and herb sauce will make sure that there is no protein rich veggies left on your plate.

    3. Call it a wrap!  For a quick and easy lunch packed with protein filled veggies, try adding some to a wrap for a quick and fulfilling way to get your protein and vegetable quota for the day.  Using Nori Sheets provides you with tons of trace minerals from this seaweed vegetable.

    4. Drink up!  If it’s a hot summer’s day and you’re looking to quench your thirst, why not blend up some protein rich veggies into a power shake.  I use a mineral broth as my base in lieu of orange juice or apple juice which are both loaded with sugar.

    5. Go raw.  There’s no shame in simply reaching for some protein filled veggies in the raw.  Enjoying some dehydrated kale chips is a great way to get your fill of protein while enjoying the end of a warm summer’s day.

    How to Pack Some Protein Rich Veggies into Your Diet by Anne's Kombucha

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