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Get Refreshed!!

I would like to start off with, yes this post has a product you can purchase and yes I make a commission if you do!  There my CYA is here and I can get on with it😉

It’s Refresh time again, and I’m putting it out there because any diet change, even a 3 day cleanse can be challenging for some.

I try to do this cleanse about once a quarter, but more often if I feel sluggish or just “off.”

I love it because it’s only 3 days, the meal prep is easy and I feel better when it’s done.

This time I’ve added a video from Carl Daikeler and his wife Isabelle who developed the Refresh, to give a better understanding of why it was made and some of the scientifically proven benefits.

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If you have questions please let me know here or message me on Facebook

As always, I’ll see you on the other side!!


How many calories should I consume to reach my ideal weight?!?

I dunno. How many do you wanna eat?
Okay, so that was a joke, but eventually, it’ll be the right answer. When all your hormones fire right and you’re filling yourself with healthy, whole foods, your body will tell you the right amount to eat. Unfortunately, our culture has become particularly skilled at overriding our natural indicators, which is why 30% of us are obese. So, on your road back to your ideal weight, you’ll probably want to apply a little math in the form of counting calories. (I’ve divided this answer into two parts. If you want to geek out about calories, read the whole thing. If you don’t care what a calorie is and just want to know how many to consume, skip down to the second part.)

The part where I tell you what a calorie is and how it applies to you.
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Chocolate Chai Shakeology

Chai Cocoa Shakeology Recipe

 1 serving of Chocolate Vegan Shakeology

1 cup unsweetened chai tea, cooled

2 tsp. honey

  (For more information on Shakeology, click here!)

Calories: 210

Protein: 16g

Carbs: 33g

Fat: 6g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Beneficial Foods 1.4 – Spinach

Spinach is thought to have originated in ancient Persia and later introduced to India and China then made it to Europe around the middle ages and travelled with Catherine de Medici from Florence to France when she married King Henry II. When you hear “a la florentine” in a recipe it is a nod to Catherine who is said to have loved spinach so much that she brought her own chefs from Florence to prepare it for her.(3)
Spinach is a cool season crop that loves the early spring and late summer and fall seasons. It tends to grow in sandy soil and pests love it, so there tends to be a healthy dose of pesticide sprayed on the spinach crop. So buy organic when you can, and always wash the spinach you are going to consume very well, even if you buy it in a bag that says “washed and ready to eat.” (3,4)

There are so many reasons to love spinach, it has many health benefits and is very versatile, it can be used in hot and cold dishes to great delight.

Spinach contains so many amazing nutrients such as:

Fiber – 2 grams (g) – 17% DV

Omega 3’s – 138 milligrams (mg) – 7% DV

Vitamin A – 469 Micrograms (mcg) – 105% DV

Vitamin B1 – 14% DV

Vitamin B2 – 32% DV

VItamin B3 – 6% DV

Vitamin B6 – 26% DV

Vitamin C – 24% DV

Vitamin E – 2 mg – 25% DV

Vitamin K – 987% DV

Beta Carotene – 5626 mcg

Riboflavin – .189 mg

Folic Acid – 194 mcg

Calcium – 99 mg – 24%DV

Iron – 2.71 mg – 36% DV

Zinc – .530 mg – 12% DV

Copper – .130 mg – 34% DV

Manganese – .897 mg – 84% DV

Selenium – 1.0 mcg – 5% DV

Folate – 66% DV

Magnesium – 39% DV

Choline – 8% DV

Potassium – 24% DV

Phosphorus – 14% DV

Coenzyme Q10

It also contains only 15 calories, 2g of protein 11% DV, 2g carbs, 45mg sodium. All g, mg, and mcg are based on a one cup serving of cooked spinach. Daily value (DV) percentages are based on 1 cup raw spinach. (1,5,6)

Crazy Nutrient power!!

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