Spots Still Available…Come Join Our Nutrition Workshop!

These next two days are the last chance to sign up for the Nutrition Seminar.  Join in our discussion and exploration of nutrition topics in the news lately.  See information here:

Back to You Trails Seminar[648]

This Saturday 9:30-10:30am at Trails Recreation Center.

You must register online at trailsrecreationcenter.org, class #465 or in person at front desk of Trails center.  Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 21st at noon.

 

Dinner Tonight: Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Cauliflower Rice

Love the simplicity of this dish not to mention the taste!! It’s on my table tonight for dinner.

Yep, Cauliflower rice is the “new” rice.  No need to add a cheesy sauce to cauliflower any longer, just substitute it in for rice in your favorite dishes.

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Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Cauliflower Rice:

recipe by: cleanfoodcrush.com modified by eatlivefit.net

Ingredients:
Makes about 3 servings

  • 1 lb. shrimp
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil, or olive oil + an extra tsp.
  • 1 head cauliflower, grated (can buy this already prepped for you in most stores now)
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 3 cups fresh chopped kale

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 Tbsp. of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Once hot, add the shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until cooked through. Season with salt and pepper and set aside on a plate.
  3. In the same skillet and a drizzle of olive oil, garlic, kale and sauté until softened. Add the cauliflower rice, chili flakes and season generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Stir fry for about 5 minutes, then add the shrimp back to the pan and cook for about 1-2 minutes until reheated.
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Week’s Motivation: I will beat her!

 

I will beat her.

I will train harder.

I will eat cleaner.

I know her weaknesses.

I know her strengths.

I’ve lost to her before,

But not this time.

She is going down.

I have the advantage

because I know her well.

She is the old ME!

-pfitblog motivation

She is tough, but you are tougher.  If you need a quick Valentine’s Day recipe, check out my chocolate truffles as a family dessert.

https://eatlivefit.net/2015/02/13/a-sweet-for-your-sweet-tooth

 

 

 

Motivation Coming Your Way:

I have purposely not jumped on the bandwagon of the “New Year’s Resolution’s” this year.  That is because I believe you can begin healthy  habits and focus on nutrition any time of the year..not just in January!  I am here to help you with those goals, just reach out to me.

You are inundated with information right now, magazine headlines, gym membership specials, grocery store displays touting ways to loose weight and get in shape.  Everywhere you look it is blaring you in the face.

Instead, I hope to add some motivation and inspiration this month to help you make sense of the hype and keep on track.  So, every week, I will post a tidbit of information to help you stay on track.

Here’s one for you today:

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Laughter is the best medicine.  Life is often way to serious.  Find a way today to laugh!!!  Not only will it put a smile on your face, it lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, lightens your mood, and on and on.

Negative thinking may be sabotaging your results.

I pride myself on bringing honesty into my relationships and that rings true to my professional endeavors also.  I approach every client with honesty and integrity.  Do I do nutrition right in my life everyday, day in day out?  NO!  Am I always working to make my nutrition more balanced, yes!  Especially in this new “season of perimenopause.”  I frequently loose and gain a few pounds, but I always know that I can rev my metabolism to get back to my ideal power to weight ratio.  There is not a quick fix, no pill, no instant result unless you want to do it in a manner that will not last.  I am interested in ways to keep my weight balanced and hormones healthy for the rest of my life, not just a short term.Negative thinking

I love how one article sums up just how negative thoughts about weight gains and losses can influence health in a nut shell…

“It likely doesn’t surprise you to learn that the mind and the body are intimately connected. But it may surprise you to learn that there is a growing body of research that suggests negative thoughts and emotions can be linked to poor health conditions.

Cynicism seems to be real trouble, for example. A 2014 study published in Neurology linked high levels of cynicism later in life with a greater risk of dementia and this was after accounting for other risk factors like age, sex, certain heart health markers, smoking status, and more.
Cynicism may also be bad for your heart. A 2009 study published in Circulation looked at data from close to 100,000 women and found that those who were cynical were more likely to have heart disease. And the cynical women were more likely to die during the course of the study than those who had a sunnier disposition.

Hostility isn’t such a grand thing to carry either. The journal Stroke found that people who scored higher on measures of unfriendliness as well as those who had chronic stress and depressive symptoms were more likely to have a stroke.
We cannot talk about negative thoughts without mentioning depression. This serious diagnosis can have an impact in several aspects of your health. It has been linked to an increased risk for type-2 diabetes, heart attack and a greater chance of disability later in life.
Emotions are powerful when it comes to our health. One theory is that when you are stressed out or depressed cortisol levels increase making your immune system less able to control inflammation making you more susceptible to disease.
It could also be that people who have a negative outlook are more likely to smoke and drink and less likely to be physically active. A bit of a chicken and egg question and hard to answer definitively.
But all is not lost, Debbie Downer. By changing your perspective, you can change your health. Our brains are constantly creating new pathways and regenerating cells. This process is key to lots of functions including mood stabilization. It is possible to create your own positive pathways.(www.bodyrock.tv/health/negative-thinking-making-sick/#ixzz3fPS76sJQ)

If this rings true to you, then it is NEVER too late to make a change.  Being aware of how you are really feeling and stopping that mindless reaching for satisfaction (whether it be the cookie jar or something else) is HUGE.  When cortisol levels are high, your weight loss, or fitness and nutrition goals are slowed down. Don’t go one more day thinking this way, but take small steps to recognize the stressors and remove yourself from them or in some cases them from you.  That is the down and dirty for today.