Wednesday, December 18, 2013

This Recipe FIGHTS Food Cravings ...

Our goal is to challenge your muscles, elevate your heart rate, and have you leaving your workout feeling good, and ready to tackle the day with a fresh perspective and a healthy dose of energy.   

And one of the absolute BEST ways to keep your energy strong throughout the day is to feed your body with lots of fruits and veggies.

Add to that the fact that these plant-based foods keep hunger at bay, AND help offset food cravings, it's a powerful combination in developing a lean, healthy, highly functioning body.

Our body is really smart, and it sends us signals all day long.

After 60 seconds of sprinting, the signal is loud and clear – "it's time to slow down or rest!"

Toward the end of a long, focused, productive day – "it's time to sleep!"

And hunger is one of the constant signals that the body sends.  It is your own body saying "it's time to eat!" 

But the real message, is that our body is looking for specific nutrients.  When we eat food low in nutrients (processed/junky foods), the hunger signal is triggered again MUCH sooner than need be as the body is hoping we'll provide nutrient packed foods.

One thing we hear frequently is that people know a lot of this stuff, but sometimes have a hard time putting it into practice.

A good way to think about adding fruits and vegetables to your diet is that you are "building your fruits and veggies muscle."  Just build the muscle over time.  Every meal is an opportunity for a fruits and veggie "workout".  Every trip to the grocery store is a chance to plan your fruits/veggie "workout".  

And this is a "workout" you get to eat and ENJOY!

So, today start where you are.  Try out the Red, White and Blue Parfait delicious healthy treat (video below).  And build the muscle.  Overtime, you will be pleasantly surprised with all the benefits that come from consuming this powerhouse of food.

This recipe is AMAZING, in that it tastes fantastic, plus it's made up of berries and protein, two fat loss essentials. 

Berries are loaded with the antioxidant anthocyanin, which has been shown to alter the activity of genes found in human fat cells, making it more difficult to put on weight. Blueberries, specifically, have been shown to diminish stubborn belly fat.

And as a NICE bonus, the powerful antioxidants in berries prevent free radical damage in your body, which slows down the aging process to help you live longer and stronger years!

Here's the recipe: http://youtu.be/R0OLEEHM3kA.

Let us know what you think!

Your friend in fitness,

Brian Calkins
NSCA-CPT, ACE

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