Last Day to Get the Seasonal Detoxes on Sale!!!!

Green Smoothie - Spring DetoxToday is the last day that the Elite Health Coaching Seasonal Detoxes are going to be on sale! πŸ™‚ You can get each season for $50! Order here.

Are you not sure if a detox is for you? If you haven’t been great with your eating or want to jump start your healthy eating, then these detoxes are for you! They are full of whole, natural foods. There is no need to purchase additional supplements or mixes to be successful!

What you will receive with each detox program:

  • 7-day detox program that includes a meal plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all 7 days
  • Shopping list so you know exactly what to buy before getting started
  • Family-friendly recipes for every meal listed on the detox
  • Unlimited email support for 4 months from the date of purchase (email support at sadie@elitehealthcoaching.com)
  • A 15-minute welcome phone call to go over your health & wellness goals so I can support you better

Try Something Different!

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Are you craving something sweet and you’re about ready to go for candy & junk food? Try curbing that sweet tooth with whole, natural foods like FRUIT! By having a little bit of fruit with yogurt, you can have a delicious and healthy treat. Next time your about ready to get some unhealthy sweets, try this instead! πŸ™‚ What’s your go-to healthy food?

Love Your Body!!!

November PhotoI’ve worked in the health & wellness industry for almost 4 years now, and every day I hear clients compare themselves with somebody else. What I try to do to remind them is let them know that we are ALL different. No one body is the same as the others. That’s why humans are so uniquely AWESOME! πŸ™‚ We tend to say things about our bodies that we would NEVER say to anybody else, so why is it okay to say it to ourselves? By being negative towards ourselves, we are causing unnecessary stress and emotional pain, which in turn can make it hard to get motivated, lose weight, eat healthy, etc.

Rather than thinking about all of the things we don’t like about ourselves, why not focus on the things we LOVE about ourselves. I challenge everyone reading this to start a journal. Every day, I want you to write down one thing that you love about yourself. This is a negative free zone. Do this every morning to start yourself off on the right foot. It doesn’t have to be a paragraph, it can simply be something like, “I’m funny!” or “I like my dimples!” πŸ™‚ Wouldn’t your day be so much better if you made an effort to start off on a positive foot?

Don’t focus on the negativity in situations. Focus on the positive. We all have things we want to change about our bodies, but do it because you love you, not because you feel fat or you want to look like the next Sports Illustrated Swimming Suit Cover Model. Do it because you want to improve your overall well being. You want to be healthier. You want to be the healthiest person that you can be, for you! Focus on nourishing your body with whole, natural foods rather than depriving yourself of sweets and junk food.

If you are looking to improve your overall body image and your level of self respect, a health coach may be exactly what you need! If you are thinking of hiring a health coach, please click here to see what services I offer! You may also sign up for a Free, No-Obligation Health History Consultation to review your goals and see if a health coach is right for you.

Easy Hummus Recipe!

Yesterday afternoon, I worked out and then went to pick up the kids from school. When I got home, I was STARVING! I wanted a snack, but didn’t want to resort to chips or something not as healthy. I really wanted hummus but didn’t want to run to the store for it. Luckily I had all the ingredients at home to make some and it was great! Here it is:

Hummus

  • 1 can garbanzo beans (drained & rinsed)
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 1/2 TBSP tahini
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (I used heaping TBSP rather than measuring)
  • A sprinkle of sea salt

Place this all in a blender or food processor and blend until it’s your desired consistency. Serve with fresh cut veggies or whatever you’d like to eat it with. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

How to Store Fruits & Veggies

Now that you’re taking the steps to become healthier by preparing healthy snacks ahead of time, how are you supposed to store them and how long will they stay good? Here is a quick guide to help you plan your snacks out ahead of time. All you’ll need are some ziploc baggies or tupperware containers and a sharpie marker so you can mark the date that they were prepared. If you want to go above & beyond, write the date that you need to eat them buy on the outside of the bag so they don’t go bad.

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FRUIT:

  • Apples (slice at the time of snack so they don’t go brown) – 3-4 weeks in the fridge
  • Oranges (sliced) – 1-2 days in the fridge
  • Pineapple (sliced) – up to a week
  • Grapes – 7-10 days in the fridge, 3-5 days on the counter
  • Apricots (sliced) – 3-4 days in the fridge
  • Bananas (sliced) – 3-4 days in the fridge
  • Cantaloupe (sliced) – 3-4 days in the fridge
  • Grapefruit (sliced) – 3-4 days in the fridge
  • Honeydew (sliced) – 3-4 days in the fridge
  • Kiwi (sliced) – 3-4 days in the fridge
  • Mango (sliced) – 3-4 days in the fridge
  • Berries (fresh) – 2-3 days in the fridge **If you are using your berries for smoothies, consider buying frozen berries so that it’s more cost effective.
  • Watermelon (sliced) – 3-4 days in the fridge

VEGGIES:

  • Bell peppers (sliced) – 4-6 days in the fridge
  • Broccoli (diced) – 3-5 days in the fridge
  • Carrots (cut & peeled) – 2-3 weeks in the fridge
  • Cauliflower (diced) – 1 week in the fridge
  • Celery (cut) – 1-2 weeks in the fridge
  • Cucumbers (sliced) – 1-2 days in the fridge
  • Radishes (sliced) – 10 -14 days in the fridge
  • Tomatoes (sliced) – 2-3 days in the fridge

Remember to only buy what you can eat. After a few weeks of grocery shopping, you’ll be able to estimate exactly how much of each fruit and vegetable you go through during a week and you’ll also find which ones you enjoy the most. Keep your snacks fun and constantly change them up so you don’t get bored. By preparing your snacks ahead of time, you’ll take away the temptation of going for that bag of potato chips, a doughnut, or sugar filled treat. Use discipline and stay focused!

How to Get Back on Track!

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We all have days or weekends where we overindulge and end up paying for it. That was me this last weekend. We have a local sandwich shop that has the most amazing Philly Cheesesteak EVER! Normally I get a 6-inch, and am full for most of the day. This time, I decided I’ll get a 12-inch, and have half for lunch and half for dinner. This along with a sweet care package from my step-sister in Montana that contained beer and taffy, was a recipe for disaster. My body certainly hated me for the whole next day. We all have days like this though. We know we shouldn’t indulge, but we do and end up paying for it. However, it’s a good thing to recognize these days and try our best to make them few and far between. So after you have these type of days, how do you recover and can you? Here are a few tips to help you along the way:

  • Have a fruit & veggie filled juice to help you recover. Some of my favorite items to use are kale, oranges, apples, lemons, carrots, and pears, but there are a lot of options. If you buy a store bought juice, make sure it’s 100% juice without any added sweeteners or preservatives. Honestly when I make my own juice, I can feel a huge difference in my energy level. And the fruit that I add to my juices are already so sweet, I don’t need to add anything else.
  • For lunch, have a salad. You can make your own dressing if you’d like or use an all natural dressing. In the picture posted with this article, my salad was made of arugula, olives, artichoke hearts, sesame seeds, and Woodstock dressing. I paired this salad with 32oz of water and a smoothie, that was dairy & sugar free.
  • For dinner, make something at home using only whole, natural ingredients. Don’t buy something that is going to be quick and easy. You can make quick & easy meals at home too. You could make a meal in the slow cooker, like the Chicken Potato Indian Curry or Coconut Chicken which only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.
  • Drink plenty of water! Shoot for at least 64oz of water, but ideally you should drink about 1/2 your weight in ounces of water per day. For example, if you weigh 150lbs, drink 75oz of water per day.
  • Get out and exercise! Nothing makes me feel more on track than when I get a good workout in for at least 30 minutes. I like that I am getting my body moving and sweating out any of the toxins that may be lingering around from my over-indulgence.

If you are really feeling like you dug yourself a big hole, you may want to consider doing a 7-day detox. You’ll feel like a brand new person by the time those 7 days are up. It’s a great tool that you can use seasonally to really get back into the swing of things and really take control of your health by getting back on track.