To get the most out of your workouts, you need to fuel your body. Once you’re in middle age , you need to maintain muscle mass. Tonight I tried a new recipe that was quick and easy! I used 2.5lb bottom round roast obtained from a local farm. It’s 100% grass-fed and raised with love (oh the irony) and cooked it for 7hr on low in my slow cooker. You can find the recipe here as well as the nutrition information. For my kids, I served it with no-yolk egg noodles.
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!
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With my recent revelation that I am gluten-intolerant and so it would seem, oat-intolerant as well, I’m having to rethink breakfast. I need it to be quick and easy. I’m still unsure about eggs. I think I can one but certainly not everyday. So, I am moving my lunch Shakeology to breakfast!!! My wonderful husband surprised me with a Vitamix for Valentine’s day. I now have a new recipe since the Vitamix gets my shakes so smooth and creamy!
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1/2 serv Hemp Pro 70
2 cups of organic greens (baby spinach, swiss chard etc)
4 organic baby carrots
1 tbsp organic chia seeds
1/2 c SO Delicious coconut milk
1 1/2c water
1/2 serv of frozen fruits (right now I’m on a mixed berry kick)
This formula is 348 calories, 35g carbs, 9g fat, 35g protein, 12g fiber
Here is a great article on leafy greens! Note that iceberg lettuce is at the very bottom and practically devoid of nutrients yet it is the most popular green in America.
No topic is off-limits when you hit Middle Age. Since I completed the Ultimate Reset and determined that I have a sensitivity to gluten, this topic is often on my mind as intestinal distress happens often with food sensitivities. Also, when you transition to a plant-based diet as you do while on the Ultimate Reset, you notice changes in not only your bowel habits but what exits as well! I was delighted when I saw all things poop and pee, neatly explained in one graphic upon my first foray into Stumbleupon!
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Source:What Your Poop and Pee Mean