5 Foods To Eat For Great Health

It’s funny how us humans make things complicated. The creator of this planet, God, the Universe, whatever higher power you believe in, has put in place a beautiful world that we should be able to thrive in.

Unfortunately, we don’t follow natures clues. Instead we go against mother nature… one thing I’ve learned in my lifetime is that mother nature always gets the last laugh.

I wrote this article, and recorded a video (watch below) for you to help you thrive. It’s a fun way to remember 5 foods that will make your health great.

Nature gives us clues. What do I mean by that? The sun goes up, and we’re suppose to get up. The sun goes down, and we’re supposed to go down (sleep). Instead we have manufactured a brand new daytime with the invention of electricity. Sure, it’s awesome that we did this, but it’s also costing us with our health. As long as you follow natures clues you will thrive, but when you go against it, sickness and disease happens.

I want to share 5 foods that are great for your health, and how nature gave us clues for them.

#1 CLUE: EGGS

The yolk from eggs looks like eyes, and it turns out they are beneficial to eye health. Egg yolk is a source of both lutein and zeaxanthin along with healthy fat and protein, and while the total amount of carotenoids is lower than in many vegetables, they’re in a highly absorbable, nearly ideal form.[1]

According to recent research,[2] adding a couple of eggs to your salad can also increase the carotenoid absorption from the whole meal as much as nine-fold.

Keep in mind that once you heat egg yolks (or spinach) the lutein and zeaxanthin become damaged, and will not perform as well in protecting your vision; so cook your eggs as little as possible, such as poached, soft-boiled, or raw.

#2 CLUE: WALNUTS

Walnuts are good for your brain, and they look like a little brain. Walnuts contain neuroprotective compounds, research shows walnut consumption may support brain health, including increasing inferential reasoning in young adults. [3]

#3 CLUE: CELERY

Celery is actually good for erections, and it looks like…well..

You may have read about how boosting nitric oxide in your blood can help you get and maintain better erections. One way to do this is to consume natural nitrates — something found in abundance in celery.

Nitric oxide is a molecule your body produces that signals smooth muscle cells to relax, increasing blood flow and reducing the production of plaque in the arteries.

#4 CLUE: AVOCADOS

Avocados are good for libido and they look like little testicles. Avocados are rich in heart-healthy fats, and anything that keeps your heart beating strong helps keep blood flowing to the right places.

#5 CLUE: TOMATOES

The skin of tomatoes kind of look like a sunburn, and lycopene (the antioxidant found in tomatoes) is good for your skin. In fact, many studies have shown that lycopene has beneficial effects for skin health.[4]

Did you know I do health coaching? Email me at shredfatinc@gmail.com for a free 15 minute consultation with me. 

 

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References and Rescources:

[1] http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/08/03/best-foods-for-eye-health.aspx

[2] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150329141005.htm

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21923981

[4] http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/11/01/lycopene-reduces-stroke-risk.aspx

5 Big Benefits of Fat Loss (Plus Low Carb Spaghetti w/ Meatballs Recipe!)

Almost every new client comes to me with the desire to lose fat – for a variety of reasons. The most prevailing reason that I hear is that they want to look more fit and attractive as a result of the fat loss.

Maybe losing fat in order to look better is a strong enough motivator for you, but I’ve found that most people need something more compelling. My experience with helping my clients achieve their fat loss goals has really opened my eyes to exactly what they gain when they lose the extra weight.

My hope is that by reading the 5 Big Benefits of FatLoss below, you’ll feel the driving motivation that you need to jump into fitness with both feet, and that you’ll find out just how amazing and capable you’ve been to achieve your goal all along.

Big Benefit #1: Confidence

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You may not consider it a concrete benefit, but that doesn’t stop confidence from being one of the most important perks of dropping fat. When you have increased confidence, you change how you view yourself and go about your daily routine. The world is at your fingertips and you are able to take on whatever it throws your way.

Additionally, when your confidence increases after losing a few pounds, you’re poised to keep losing. So the confidence you gain gives you what you need to lose more weight and feel even more confident.

Big Benefit #2: Money

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It may be difficult to understand how losing weight saves you money, but it happens. How? When you start eating and drinking healthier options, this means you are most likely preparing meals at home, and dining out less often. Additionally, losing weight may make it possible to stop taking certain medications, which will help save you even more money.

On top of that, when you lose weight, you get a boost of confidence. (See previous point.) That boost of confidence will change how you handle yourself at work, helping you make the right impression on your boss, so you can get the promotion you need.

Big Benefit #3: Better Health Now

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Go to the doctor with some sort of health condition, and unless it’s the common cold or flu, losing a few pounds can almost always help you manage the condition better. From diabetes to heart disease to joint pain, trimming the fat from your body gives you a heads up right now. Cutting fat makes it easier to get around on your joints, reduces your blood pressure, and helps you sleep better.

As additional perks, less fat today means better sleep and better sex tonight. Since both of these improve your quality of life, taking the time necessary to shave off fat will give you the best life you could experience!

Big Benefit #4: Better Health Later

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Today isn’t the only time your health will improve if you lose some fat. Shred some pounds and you’ll reap the rewards for years down the road. Instead of having to manage a variety of health conditions, you will be able to keep those conditions at bay. A few health issues you can cut your risk for by cutting fatare diabetes, heart disease, joint pain, a variety of cancers, high blood pressure, and dementia. In other words, get rid of the fat today and you can avoid all the health issues in the future that requires fat loss for maximum management.

Big Benefit #5: Everything Tastes Better

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As you settle into your new fat-burning lifestyle that includes eating healthily and working out regularly, you’ll notice something. Because you no longer overeat at the buffet or go for a second or third helping, you will begin enjoying every bite that you take. As the bite sits in your mouth, you won’t swallow it before tasting or chewing. You will take your time and really savor the flavor.

And when you do start chewing your food and enjoying the flavors, your brain will have time to register when you’re full and cut you off before you stuff yourself with more calories than you can burn. Do this regularly and you’ll lose even more fat!

I’ve dedicated my career to helping people, just like you, conquer their fear of exercise and clear up their confusion with healthy eating. I know that a healthy life is within your reach – I’ve seen hundreds of my clients before you do it, and I’ll see hundreds after you do it. Today it’s your turn.

Call or email now to get started on an exercise program that will make fat burning second nature, and will transform your body for the best.

Are You Hungry?

When you find yourself reaching for a candy bar—WAIT! Are you really even hungry? Or are you simply eating out of habit? Next time you find yourself gravitating toward a junk food fix do a short burst of physical activity instead. A dozen jumping jacks, 15 sit ups, a walk around the block… you get the idea! By the time your heart rate returns to normal you will find that your craving has passed—and not only did you save yourself from empty calories, you burned extra calories as well!

Low Carb Spaghetti and Meatballs

Meetballs mainSo you ditched that package of high-carb noodles from your pantry, now learn to love nature’s healthy noodles: spaghetti squash. If you haven’t yet tried spaghetti squash then you’re in for a real treat. A pile of tender spaghetti squash strands piled high with protein and veggie meatballs makes the perfect fitness meal.

*Always buy organic ingredients*

Servings: 12

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 pounds organic, grass-fed ground beef

  • 1 pound lean, sweet free range turkey sausage

  • 4 celery stalks, diced

  • 1 yellow onion, diced

  • 3 carrots, diced

  • 3 pastured eggs

  • 1/2 cup almond meal

  • 2 Tablespoons dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • dash of celitc, or sea salt and pepper

  • Optional: handful of olives

Sauce

  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes

  • 1 can NO high fructose corn syrup tomato paste

  • splash of white wine

  • 2 cups fresh basil, chopped

  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped

  • dash of salt and pepper

Noodles

  • 1 spaghetti squash

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Wash spaghetti squash and poke all over with a knife. Place directly on the middle oven rack and bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Once cooled, slice in half and remove the seeds. Scoop the spaghetti squash strands out with a large spoon, set aside in a bowl.

  2. Throw all of the meatball ingredients into a large bowl and mix with your hands. Form into large, golf ball sized meatballs.

  3. Combine all of the sauce ingredients into a medium bowl and mix well.

  4. Cook with Crockpot: Place the meatballs in your slow cooker. Cover with the sauce and cook on low for 6-8 hours. OR Cook with stovetop: Place meatballs in a large pot. Cover with sauce and cook, covered, over low heat for 2-3 hours.

  5. Place a scoop of spaghetti squash noodles on each plate, top with meatballs and some sauce and then throw on a few olives.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals:  266 calories, 12g fat, 426mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, and 26g protein

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