May 312015
 

IMG_20160205_082911_resized_1Avoid the Afternoon Slump 

Oh, here it comes again…that afternoon drowsiness – quick, give me a pick me up, aka- sugar, caffeine – to artificially keep me going…STOP, there is a better way.

For most of us, the cause of mid-day sleepiness (its more sleepiness than actual tiredness/fatigue) is eating too much sugar or carbohydrates around breakfast and not eating enough healthy fats. A sugary morning leads to a quick burst of energy for a few hours followed by a crash in energy levels. During the Gain Energy Lose Fat sessions, everyone tasted a sample of a blended drink and loved it. We talked about why we need fat, and also what is at the root of your fat storage. Starting your day off one way or the other can put you in fat burning mode or fat storage mode…what’s your choice?

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May 242015
 

Drink this to keep you in fat burning mode

We’ve been told for years that eating fat will make us fat…but that is not true. Today there are more low fat/no fat products than ever before and our population is getting more obese by the mouthful.

I bet that you might even be afraid to eat more fat during your day…I know I was. To start my morning with oil added to my morning routine does not sound inviting or productive, but let me tell you, in days I could see the fat melting from my waist and thighs. (Also, my energy went up and my cravings went down). I have also consciously starting adding more healthy fats to each meal and snack.

How did I start this new adventure?

For years I have been consuming MCT oil or coconut oil during the day but never in the morning (such as added to my smoothies, cooking with it or a tablespoon before a meal—because I know the brain is 60% fat and good fats are required for healthy living). After reading the Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey, I started to add his brand of Brain Octane to my morning tea (plus his collagen)…this translated into a softening of my afternoon slump and my sugar cravings decreased.

Then I stumbled upon healthfulpursuit.com and loved what holistic nutritionist Leanne Vogel was saying and bought her e-book, The Keto Beginning: Complete Guide +30-day Meal Plan…which has 17 chapters, 147 pages + over 70 high-fat, low-carb, moderate-protein, dairy-, gluten-, sugar-, grain-, legume-free recipes. It’s the rocket fuel for achieving flawless health and effortless weight loss through sound nutrition practices and vibrant food preparation in ways you’ve never seen before.

It has further expanded my knowledge about nutrition and it is definitely worth the read. You can pick up a copy here…..

Which brings me to today…I wanted to share everything I have learned & tried, so I put together the Gain Energy Lose Fat sessions (which were a hit)…here is some helpful tips for you and if you would like a plan of how you can lose fat, email me, tanya@moveyourbody.ca and we can set up a time to chat.

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May 102015
 

Peanut Butter Cookies

Still a favorite in our house and so easy to make. These are better than any store bought cookie and throw the magic ingredient, love, in here and you are good to go!

Ingredients & Instructions:

1 cup organic peanut butter              ½ c organic cane sugar                    1 egg

Mix all the ingredients together. Shape into balls, flatten with a fork making a criss-cross pattern. Put on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.

Bake 325 for 12-15 minutes and let cool on a cooling rack.

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May 032015
 

Mindfulness Moment

Take a moment in your day to bask in the beauty of the present moment, to breath and to feel the tingle of the cells throughout your body.

May you listen to your longing to be free.
May the frames of your belonging be large enough for the dreams of your soul.
May you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart …something good is going to happen to you.
May you find harmony between your soul and your life.
May the mansion of your soul never become a haunted place.
May you know the eternal longing that lies at the heart of time.
May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.
May you never place walls between the light and yourself.
May you be set free from the prisons of guilt, fear, disappointment and despair.
May you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world to gather you,
mind you, and embrace you in belonging.
–  John O’Donahoe

 

Take a moment to connect yourself back to nature and its endless beauty, by connecting with the cycle of the moon.

Full moon=replenishment=minerals in – May 4th

New moon = detox = toxins OUT – May 18th

 click here for tips for detoxing with the cycle of the full moon and the new moon and click here for another Mindfulness Moment!

 

Ground yourself with these tips

 

Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades.  She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending.  You can get your PDF copy here

 

meditation poses at Hilarys (7)Join my every Tuesday at 9am for Core Conditioning. Besides fabulous postural & core exercises (gentle pilates, yoga, stretching) we also practice present moment awareness, mindfulness and end with meditation and relaxation. Call 705-887-4605 or email tanya@moveyourbody.ca for more information.

 

 

Source:

http://www.gardendigest.com/cheer.htm