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What You Need to Know to Lose Belly Fat

What You Need to Know to Lose Belly Fat

So you want to get rid of some belly fat.

And you can’t help but be on the lookout for that magical exercise that will give you flat abs once-and-for-all.

I’m sorry to burst your bubble of hope…

But all the ab crunches in the world won’t make a dent in your belly bulge, as long as you continue with your unhealthy lifestyle.

This isn’t a cutting edge discovery. In fact, by now it’s common knowledge that spot reduction is a myth.

And yet, time after time, I’m asked to reveal the exercise, or exercise machine, that gets rid of stomach fat.

There is no such magical exercise.

The magic is found in altering your diet and exercise routine to promote fat loss from your overall body, including—but not limited to—your midsection.

Here’s how to really get rid of that belly fat:

Flat Belly Tip #1: Cut Out Processed Foods

You know how Disneyland has the FastPass tickets that allow you to cut to the front of the ride lines?

Consider processed foods as a FastPass ticket to belly fat.

I wouldn’t be surprised if future studies show that the over-processing, chemical additives and high fructose corn syrup that are pumped into processed food specifically adds fat around your belly.

If you want to lose pounds then stay away from sugars, sodas, chemically altered fats, processed, packaged, fried and preserved foods.

Flat Belly Tip #2: Eat Fresh, Whole Organic Foods

Once you’ve cut the garbage out of your diet, fill in the void with fresh foods such as:
• Vegetables
• Whole fruit
• Lean, high quality meat – like grass fed beef (get your Omega 3’s)
• Whole grains, in moderation

While these foods may seem boring at first, stick with it long enough and you’ll grow to love the unadulterated flavor of real food.

Did you know you need seven vegetables and two fruits a day to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs. I find juicing is the simplest way to get all the daily requirements in. You can juice several vegetables at time and fruit. By juicing in the morning you can give yourself most of the vitamins and minerals you need and the great side effect is energy for the day.

Eating a diet filled with the foods listed above will give your body all the nutrients it needs to shed pounds and lean out.
Flat Belly Tip #3: A Consistent, Challenging Exercise Program
The absolute best way to fight the battle of the belly bulge is with a consistent, challenging exercise program.
• Consistent: You should exercise 3-5 times each week.
• Challenging: If you want to see results then keep your body guessing with new exercises and varied intensity.
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Read the Back Label, Not the Front
As a rule of thumb, never trust the claims on the front of a food package. Claims like: heart healthy, whole grains, or fiber-filled are never reason enough to purchase the item.

You see, the real truth about a packaged food item is hidden in the ingredient list on the BACK label, not in the bold claims on the front.

Scan that ingredient list for high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sugar, hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated oils – if the food contains these items then rest assured that it’s not healthy and should not be eaten.
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Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry with Mango
Eating healthy does not need to be boring! This Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry with Mango will wake up your taste buds, feed your muscles and satisfy your fiber needs, all in one delicious bowl! Meals like this, built around lean protein and veggies, are the way to eat in order to get your best fitness results possible. Enjoy! Servings: 6

Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry

Here’s what you need…
• 1 pound organic, boneless, skinless chicken breast
• 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1 yellow onion, chopped
• 2 heads broccoli, chopped
• 2 carrots, cut in half and then into 2 inch segments
• 2 heads baby bok choy, chopped
• 1 zucchini, chopped
• 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
• 3/4 cup chicken broth (divided)
• 2 Tablespoons arrowroot starch
• 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seed oil
• 1 Tablespoons ume plum vinegar
• 1 Tablespoon coconut aminos
• 1 ripe, organic mango, peeled, pitted and chopped

1. Rinse the chicken and cut into 1 inch cubes.
2. Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions, sauté for about 10 minutes, until soft. Add the broccoli, carrots and chicken and cook an additional 10 minutes. Add the bok choy and zucchini. After 5 minutes add 1/4 cup of chicken broth, cover, and cook an additional 10 minutes.
3. In a small bowl combine the remaining 1/2 cup chicken broth, arrowroot, sesame oil, vinegar and coconut aminos. Add the seasoned mixture to the skillet, along with the chopped mango, and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving (without rice) equals: 243 calories, 11g fat, 675mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, and 19g protein

Juice to Your Health!

You’re Juicing Health Fanatics,
Georgia & Tonia


Fruits in a Market Hall

Most Ideal Fruits and Vegetables for Juicing (Part 2)

Some fruits should be a stable in your daily juicing routine. Here is a short list of fruits. It’s a list some of the fruits that are easy to buy and provide you with lots of health benefits that your body needs daily.

Fruits in a Market Hall

Fruits in a Market Hall

Apples
Today, we have so many varieties available to us. It is almost staggering trying to figure out which ones to buy. I can limit many by looking for organic. I usually choose granny smith (green apple) because it is lower in sugar. The apple is has antioxidant compounds in the skin, in particular quercetin, epicatechin, and procyanidin. These are thought to be part of reason apples protect us from brain damage which causes Alzheimer’s and Parkinson disease. According to studies, apples may reduce the risk of several common cancers. Apples also contain a soluble fiber called pectin, which is known to lower high cholesterol levels, regulates digestive function and helps boost the immune system.
Now, you can see why the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. More truth to it than we ever knew growing up. Apples are great to add to just about and mix of fruits and vegetables.

Berries
Berries I am included under this title are the blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. You cannot beat these fruits for bursting with antioxidants. They are easy to juice.

Blueberry: Is the number one fruit for helping to protect the cells from free radical damage and aging. According to research, blueberries rank top in antioxidant activity compared to 40 other fresh fruit and vegetables.

Raspberry: Contain antibacterial properties, there are excellent source of vitamin C and are rich source of fiber. The antioxidants in raspberries protect us against inflammatory diseases, allergies, cardiovascular disease, age-related cognitive decline and cancer. High in ellagic acid, which is thought to lower your high cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Plus it promotes the healing of wounds.

Blackberry: This berry has the highest level of phytoestrogens in the berry world and is bursting with vitamin C, which helps to perk up energy levels when the body needs and extra boost.

Strawberry: Contains more vitamin C than citrus fruits. Strawberries are one of the highest sources of polyphenols, antioxidants associated with skin health.

Grapes

Grapes contain antioxidants that fight cancer and promote cardiovascular function. Grapes have been found to have resveratrol which good for anti-aging, (found mainly in the red grapes). This compound together with pterostilbene and saponins, aids heart health by reducing the risk of blood clots and relaxing blood vessels. Grapes are also known to be very effective at eliminating toxins from the body and cleansing the blood and intestines.

Grapefruit
Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C and A. In addition, it also contains potassium and the B vitamins. It has pectin to lower cholesterol and bioflavonoids to strengthen blood capillaries. Grapefruit can help immune system support, help in cancer prevention, and help prevent kidney stones. A sweet and tangy citrus fruits may help in weight reduction by boosting your metabolism.

Kiwi Fruit
This little green fruit is packed with more vitamin C than an orange. It is sweet and juicy to eat. Two to three kiwis a day for four weeks reduced the potential for forming blood clots by nearly 20 percent compared to those who did not eat kiwis. Kiwi’s will also reduced your triglycerides and protect your blood vessels and heart.

Lemons
Lemons have a compound called limonene, which also has anticancer activity, is responsible for this effect. It has natural antiseptic properties, makes for great remedy for sore throat. It’s known to help reverse skin aging, boost the immune system and prevent the formation of kidney stones and lower cholesterol.

Oranges
Oranges have a perfect balance of nutrients that will help protect you from colds, flues, bruising, and heart disease. It strengthens your blood vessels and capillaries because of the soluble fiber pectin, which helps control blood cholesterol levels. Oranges are low on the glycemic index.

Pears
Pears are great fruit to juice or eat if you have allergies. The insoluble fiber in pears helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body. Pears also regulate digestion and the vitamin C and folate content boost immunity. The pear skin maybe healthier than flesh. It contains at least four times more phenolic phytonutrients, which have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.

Pineapples
Pineapple is rich in bromelain, which is an enzyme that helps in digestion. Bromelain also soothes the throat and often cures laryngitis. The bromelain breaks down the amino acids so your digestion is eased. It gives you an energy boost. The vitamin C fights free radicals and enhances your immune system. Great for good eye health.

Papaya
It is one of the richest fruits in potassium. If has excellent source of fiber which helps control blood sugar levels. It contains the enzyme papain, which helps us digest protein. The level of vitamin C, E and beta-carotene in papaya are helpful to reduce risk of colon cancer. The vitamins and minerals in papaya are good for heart health, inflammation reduction; boost your immune system and lots of vitamin A for healthy eyes. Papayas are vitamin rich antioxidants. It is very hard to buy this fruit organic.

This is just a list of 10 common fruits that are used alot in juicing because of all the benefits and there availability. There are alot of other good fruits but they are only seasonal and we cannot get them year round. It good to use seasonal fruits… it give you variety in your juice drinks. You can put together a combination of vegetable and fruits to fit your health needs. Just learn the benefits of each and then put them together for delicious healthy glass of juice.

Juice to Your Health,
Georgia Nunn



Juicing & Energy Levels

Juicing & Energy Levels

New juicers consistently experience a tremendous increase in energy levels.

Juicing helps the body’s digestive process and allows for quick absorption of high-quality nutrition.

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In return you get…more energy.

Your need a diet that is rich in raw foods like fresh fruit and vegetables.

  • It helps in reducing stress on the body due to the presence of enzymes in raw foods.
  • In also  helps in the reduction of allergenicity of raw food.
  • It helps with healthful effects of raw food on your gut bacteria ecosystem.

Remember to make half your diet should be composed of raw fruits an vegetables.

Juicing is a phenomenal way to reach this goal.

Juicing is an investment into Your Health!

Drink to Your Health!

Juicing Fanatic,

Georgia Nunn




Simple Juicing Prep Steps

Simple Juicing Prep Steps

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Dear Friends,

Ever wonder what it would be like to open your fridge to find a full week of healthy, delicious food that’s prepped and ready to be eaten?

Sure would make sticking with your juicing diet and achieving fat loss a lot easier…

Juice prep is a fantastic way to keep on track with your drinking throughout the entire week.

The idea is to plan out all of your juicing schedule on the weekend, most often on Sunday, then do the shopping and the prep at one time for the entire week. This day is labor intensive, but then your food is ready-to-juice for the next 6 full days.

Vegetables and fruits are divided into three categories.

Here’s my 5 Step Juice Prep Guide to make your next juice prep week really simple:

Step One: Planning Get out your notebook and pen or pull up a blank note page on your iPad, it’s time to start planning for the week. Here are the questions that you’ll need to answer: 1) How many times a day am I going to drink juice?

  • Any thing special going on this week
  • Consider your appetite throughout the day
  • Plan each day

2) How many servings do I need for each meal or am I replacing a meal?

  • Family needs need to be considered
  • Any quests or visitors coming over
  • Plan each day

Step Two: Recipes Now it’s time to translate those meals + servings into actual recipes. Take a moment to consider the produce that is in season and any special requests or food allergies. 1) Look for the recipes you want to use for the week

  • Look on line for recipes
  • Pull out your favorite cookbooks
  • Find recipes on www.magicofjuicing.com

2) Focus on a core group of ingredients

  • Plan recipes that use similar ingredients

3) Calculate leftover juice

  • Making enough for through out the day (make sure you have lemon in a whole days worth of juice)

4) Make your list

  • Narrow down to the exact list of recipes

Step Three: Grocery List Take your list of recipes and create a grocery list. A few things to keep in mind… 1) Pay attention to recipes that you’ll double or triple

2) Organize your list into these convenient sections:

  • Organic Produce by vegetable and fruit lists
  • Herbs/Spices

3) Check your pantry for items that you already have

  • Save money by avoiding double purchases

Step Four: Shopping It’s time to head to the grocery store!

Take your list and, if you’re lucky, a helper down to your local market and go through each section item by item.

Step Five: Food Prep You have options when it comes to the actual prep of each of your juicing recipes. Many of you will be able to fully make right away and pack in the fridge.

  • Chop all vegetables.
  • Cut up all fruits. In some cases you may want to cut your fruit the night before.   Pineapple is great to cut up and use days later.   On the other hand apple will look terrible after three days.  Apples will turn brown.
  • Gather all seasonings.

Getting into the habit of prepping your juicing experience for the week is a surefire way to accelerate your fat loss results.

It’s my goal to help 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 my clients before you do it, and I’ll see hundreds after you do it. Today it’s your turn.

Juicing is an investment to your health!

 


Diabetes: Management through Juicing

Diabetes is a serious condition which is caused by either an inability to produce insulin or insulin uptake resistance. This disease is manageable, but requires dedication on your part.

One of the best ways to manage your diabetes is a healthy diet. A diet which is rich in vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber, but low in carbohydrates and sugars has been proven effective in maintaining Diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association recommends at least three to five servings of non-starchy vegetables a day. Non-starchy vegetables have a low glycemic index. This means that they won’t cause your blood glucose to spike.

If eating raw vegetables doesn’t sound appealing to you, than juicing is the best option. A single serving of vegetable juice is 1/2 cup. By juicing both vegetables and raw fresh fruits together, you gain the health advantages of vegetables with the taste of fruit.

Here is a recipe for YOU…
Handful spinach
4-5 Carrots, greens removed
Wash all vegetables. Peel carrots if not organic. Process the spinach and carrots together. Stir and drink.

A diet supplemented in juiced raw fruits and vegetables will result in weight loss. Weight loss is most commonly compounded with a decrease in blood glucose and A1C levels, which will improve the body’s glycemic control.

This improvement will be noticeable nearly immediately through a decrease in diabetic symptoms as well as occasional reversal of Type II diabetes. Juicing is not a cure-all for diabetes, but it does make the disease much more manageable.

Juice to Your Health!