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Wednesday
Jun292016

Curry Coleslaw

I have always loved fresh salads, but like my good friend Anika, I don’t always LOVE greens. I just never feel satisfied after eating them. Instead, I like salads with bold flavors, a little bit of crunch and a whole lot of chew. This curry salad is the perfect fit for that criteria. The flavors are bold, the crunch factor is definitely there, and it pairs perfectly with grilled fish, chicken or salmon.  It literally takes minutes to whip up and is dairy free and gluten-free.  Enjoy!

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Sunday
Jun262016

5 Things to Do When Belly Fat Won't Budge

Summer’s officially here! While we all welcome the sunshine, warm weather, and barbecues, most people have one major complaint: belly fat. Bathing suit season makes it just a bit harder to hide than the winter season full of the more forgiving cardigans, hoodies, and sweaters.

For many, it seems that a focus on real-food nutrition and a consistent workout schedule gets us on track to reach body composition goals. However, the struggle sometimes gets real with how our bodies decide to distribute our fat stores. That pesky belly fat is not only frustrating to lose, but also is one of the most dangerous types of fat for our health.

If your abs are being hidden by an unwelcomed and uninvited midsection cushion that seems to not want to budge, here are five areas to focus on to successfully say sayonara to stubborn belly fat.

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Tuesday
Jun212016

Summer Grilling

Summer is here which means it’s time to fire up the grill!  Join Julie Brown, Life Time’s National Nutrition Program Manager, as she share her top tips for eating healthy while grilling.

Monday
Jun202016

DTOX Program Classes 

Program Overview:

The D.TOX Program will provide resources that help participants engage in a foundation of cleaner eating, stress management and the right activity to lose weight and support their internal detoxification system

Once you sign up, you’ll get access to the following:

  • 3 telephonic classes over the course of 3 weeks
    • Held on Mondays starting June 20th at 12 pm PST/3 pm EST
    • Classes will be recorded and participants will be sent a replay link in case they can’t listen to it live
  • Program materials including:
    • Approve and Not Approve Food Lists
    • Your Staples Grocery List
    • Virtual Grocery Store Tour Videos
    • Meal Plan
    • Food Recipes
    • Shake Recipes
  • Access to Coach Anika and the D.TOX Team via email for extra accountability and motivation through coaching

The D.TOX Program Kit can be purchased to help enhance results by providing participants with shakes that can be substituted for meals and provide the body ample protein and detoxification nutrients that help support the body’s internal detoxification system. 

Program Classes:

Class 1:  June 20th, 2016

Check out below to hear from Anika and Amber on "Understanding Week 1 of D.TOX". 

Class 2:  June 27th, 2016

Check out below for our Week 2 D.TOX Class.

Class 3:  To be posted July 1st

Sunday
Jun192016

6 Habits of Healthy Families

“How does she do it?!” I distinctly remember walking through a local farmer’s market and seeing a mom and her four boys. The four boys were most likely all under the age of 6. Pushing her stroller, I anticipated seeing unruly boys running every which-way with a mom in tow. But to my surprise, I saw a very pleasant, happy and well-mannered family walking through the market and stopping to play at the park. The mom was able to keep her voice level and maintain her children civilly. It was evident that this family communicated well, enjoyed physical activity, but also valued shopping for healthy foods. While it may seem too good to be true, becoming a healthy family in the making can be much easier than you may think. Remember, it’s about progress and not perfection, and finding healthy actions that are easy to implement so that they can become habits in no time. Below are some of my favorites that I’m eager to share with you!

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Wednesday
Jun152016

Chunky Summer Salad

With summer into full swing, the rise in warmer temperatures often bring cravings for cooler foods.  And this chunky summer salad will not disappoint!  Loaded with ample veggies and fats, it’s super flavorful and will keep you full.  And – for all you lettuce haters out there, it sans that traditional salad ingredient and focuses solely on all the goodies usually found on top.  Enjoy!

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Sunday
Jun122016

What To Eat When You're Craving Carbs

You know the feeling.  That intense craving for carbohydrates when all you are trying to do is eat clean and healthy. What do you do when this craving hits?  Do you avoid it completely?  Do you cave in?  Or, do you try your best to find a healthier substitute that satisfies the craving without derailing your nutrition plan. If you’re not quite the latter, you might just be short of ideas for foods that can help meet your need of a carbohydrate fix.  Below provides some insight on why this type of cravings is so common along with some of my go-to foods when those cravings strike.

 

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