Middle Age Fitness Starts with Good Nutrition

Posted on 03. Mar, 2013 by in All Posts, Gluten-free, Nutrition

Middle Age fitness starts with good nutrition. In fact, you need even better nutrition to get the same results compared to your 20s and 30s! But good nutrition doesn’t have to be tasteless, dull, or boring! When I did the Beachbody Ultimate Reset in September of 2012, I was introduced to many new foods which are now staples in my diet. On Sundays, I do much of my food prep for the week. Even if time is at a premium and kids opt for pizza, I can have a quick, delicious, nutritious meal which won’t derail my fitness goals. I decided to make a video about one of my favorite winter squashes, Kabocha! The Kabocha squash is Japanese for squash. It also known as Japanese pumpkin. This website has lots of good info about the Kabocha squash.

For a nice picture of a Kabocha and buttercup squash, until I can take my own photo, check out this website.

While googling for a kabocha squash recipe, I found this great website which shows a different way to cut up Kabocha squash. I will definitely try it next time and report back!

Leave me a note in the comments section if you try this new food and how you made it! You can also follow me on Google+.

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Sybil Cooper is a wife, mother, scientist, homeschooler, health and fitness coach and mompreneur. When she is not managing the home, teaching, acting as chauffeur to three kids, and motivating others to lead healthier lives, she is learning how to use fitness and food as medicine to manage her autoimmune disease, Sjogren's Syndrome. To help reduce inflammation, Sybil has ventured into vegetable gardening to grow organic vegetables and utilizing local farms for grass-feed beef and free-range chickens. Despite these challenges, she has completed two Spartan Sprints, placing 13th in her age group (45-49 yr olds) in 2013.

5 Responses to “Middle Age Fitness Starts with Good Nutrition”

  1. Michelle

    03. Mar, 2013

    Great information on this new (to us) squash. I’m going to try to get some soon.

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  2. Mmm, kabocha. You know I love it. :)

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  3. Mel Cowen

    20. Mar, 2013

    When doing the Ultimate Reset I had the darndest time finding that kabocha squash. What do you recommend as substitutes?

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    • Sybil

      20. Mar, 2013

      I love Calabaza squash as well but it’s harder to find than Kabocha. In fact, I’ve only ever seen Calabaza squash at my local Asian market. As far as texture and taste, butternut squash is a substitute but it has higher carb count than the Kabocha squash so keep that in mind if you’re counting carbs. 8-)

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