Hi Team Inspire!Christina, your Coach, here with a quick video! How are you staying in with your workouts and nutrition? How can I help? I want to hear from YOU!!! Its been a crazy clinic week, but the good news is my open heart surgery dog is doing really well! So thankful that Beachbody allowed me to move to Colorado to pursue my dream of becoming a veterinary cardiologist. The personal development, leadership training and the POSITIVITY of helping people are just a few things that make me feel BLESSED each day.Check out the video for some TIPS!
If you want more info in the Premie Challenge Group please email me or message me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/christina.bove). This group is KEY for having the BEST Results, STICKING with your Program/Nutrition & not feeling ALONE on your journey. Contact me for details.
Don’t forget about the 3 Day Coach Sneak Peak. Click here to join. Starts MONDAY, April 6th!! No Obligation, just Good info!! Don’t worry about joing late, the info will be pisted and you can review at your own pace! Join Today!! I became a Coach for the 25% discount & it has changed my life. I had NO idea what a GIFT it would be!! Whatever your goals, be it keeping yourself accountable to helping others, you never know what life will bring.
The scary thing is that Brian’s office just fired a ton of people (we are ok), but I realized that we would be OK even with my funding my cardiology residency. That is Freedom. With a hopeful family (please keep us in your thoughts and prayers) in the future, this is Priceless. Why NOT You?
One thing to remember is your Health will not wait for you to be ready to start, so Start, keeping Going & be Strong. I’m here for you every step of the way. Call, text (516-361-0218), email, FB message me. However best for you, know that I am rooting and here for you.I wish you Health & Happiness! Always here to HELP!
Christina M. Bové, DVM
Founder of Team Inspire
ELITE Independent Beachbody Coach 2013 & 2014
P90X, Insanity & PiYo Certified Trainer
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Learn the Bitter Truth About Some “Natural” Sweeteners
by Leah Zerbe, Rodale News
At this point, it’s common knowledge that too much sugar bad for us. In fact, some doctors even think we should regulate them like we do alcohol. But given all the marketing hype behind different “natural” alternatives, it’s hard to know which sweeteners really are the best. Complicating matters, studies—including one published in 2010 in the journal Cancer Research—are finding that fructose, a sugar found in high-fructose corn syrup, agave, honey, and, in much tinier amounts, even in fruit, actually feeds some cancers. That’s no reason to give up on fruit or even honey, but when you’re in need of a sweetener, make sure you know the difference between the good guys and the bad. And use them in moderation: “Sweeteners should, first and foremost, always be thought of as treats,” says Joy Manning, nutrition editor at Prevention magazine.
Bad Guy #1: Aspartame
There’s conflicting evidence regarding the safety of aspartame, a common chemical sweetener used in diet soda and other low-cal foods, but some people report headaches or generally feeling unwell after ingesting anything containing the chemical. To make life easier for everyone, this is one instance where you may want to follow the “better safe than sorry” principle. That’s because a University of Liverpool test-tube study found that when mixed with a common food color ingredient, aspartame actually became toxic to brain cells.
Aspartame is used in many diet sodas, and researchers are finding that drinking two diet sodas a day can lead to a 500 percent greater increase in waist size. Furthermore, animal studies suggest that aspartame
actually increases blood glucose levels similarly to sugar, which could explain the association between diet soda and diabetes. A final insult: Researchers have found that one harmful breakdown product is formaldehyde, a known cancer-causer. Sweet? We don’t think so.
Bad Guy #2: Agave Nectar
While your health food store likely stocks agave sweeteners, it may be best to keep them out of your cart. Many agave nectars consist of 70 to 90 percent fructose—that’s more than what’s found in high-fructose corn syrup! “Agave nectar is probably one of the worst sweeteners on the market, and it’s deceptive because it’s been marketed as a healthy alternative,” says nutritionist and author Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS. “Everybody thinks it’s a health food.”
Even though it doesn’t cause a big blood sugar spike the way regular table sugar does, agave’s high fructose levels go directly to the liver, where the organ repackages it as blood fats called triglycerides, increasing heart disease risk.
These high fructose levels can also contribute to insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes, as well as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. “The liver is fat-metabolizer central; it gets rid of toxins,” says Bowden. “When there’s a lot of fructose coming in, it tends to build up fat deposits around the liver. Everything gets blocked up—it’s like the non-EasyPass lane at the tollbooth.” Still, Bowden notes that it’s not all or nothing. Using a teaspoon of agave nectar here or there in dessert recipes is reasonable, but you want to avoid drinks and foods sweetened with it.
Bad Guy #3: Sucralose
Sucralose, better known by its brand name, Splenda, but sold under other generic labels as well, may originate with sugar, but the end product is anything but natural. It’s processed using chlorine, and researchers are finding that the artificial sweetener is passing through our bodies and winding up in wastewater treatment plants, where it can’t be broken down. Tests in Norway and Sweden found sucralose in surface water released downstream from treatment discharge sites. Scientists worry it could change organisms’ feeding habits and interfere with photosynthesis, putting the entire food chain at risk.
Bad Guy #4: Sugar
Sugar is made up of 50 percent glucose, the component that spikes blood sugar, and 50 percent fructose, the stuff that goes straight for the liver. It’s the sheer quantity we’re eating that’s driving obesity and other diseases. About 100 years ago, humans ate the equivalent of one tablespoon of sugar a day; now it’s up to 7 tablespoons daily because sugar is hidden in everything from juices and cereals to bread and condiments.
If your main use for sugar is to sweeten your coffee, Manning suggests experimenting with different coffee brands and roasts until you find one you like black. “There are so many roasts and beans that have different intensities of flavor,” she says. “To my mind, putting sugar in coffee is like putting sugar in a glass of wine.”
However, if it’s absolutely necessary, a few drops of honey create a surprisingly nice cup of coffee. On those rare occasions that you do use sugar, choose organic to avoid pesticide residues and to ensure the sugar was grown without the use of genetically engineered crops. And choose less processed sugars, like rapider or turbaned. Although these aren’t “healthy,
sugars closer to their natural state are likely to be richer in minerals.
Bad Guy #5: High-Fructose Corn Syrup
Waistlines have been growing ever since high-fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, sneaked onto the food scene around 30 years ago. With a slightly higher fructose level than sugar, HFCS does most of its damage because it’s added to an array of processed foods, including breads, yogurts, ketchup, and even salad dressing. Today, Americans ingest at least 200 calories of HFCS daily. (It’s banned for use in organic food.)
According to Robert Lustig, MD, professor of pediatrics at the University of California–San Francisco, HFCS is preferentially stored as fat in the liver and makes people resistant to leptin (a hormone), which actually increases appetite. A 2009 study published in the journal Environmental Health also found that HFCS is sometimes laced with mercury, a heavy metal linked to autism and heart disease.
Have Lots of Leftover Easter Eggs? Try this Makeover RecipeMakes: 24 servings Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes
INGREDIENTS-12 large hard-boiled eggs (see Tip), peeled
-1/3 cup nonfat cottage cheese
-1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
-3 tablespoons minced fresh chives or scallion greens
-1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
-2 teaspoons yellow mustard
-1/8 teaspoon salt
-Paprika for garnish
Halve eggs lengthwise with a sharp knife. Gently remove the yolks. Place 16 yolk halves in a food processor (discard the remaining 8 yolk halves). Add cottage cheese, mayonnaise, chives (or scallion greens), relish, mustard and salt; process until smooth.
Spoon about 2 teaspoons yolk mixture into each egg white half. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.
TIPS & NOTES
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
Tip: To hard-boil eggs: Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and cover the eggs with ice-cold water. Let stand until cool enough to handle before peeling.
NUTRITION Per serving: 34 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 71 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 3 g protein; 0 g fiber; 85 mg sodium; 31 mg potassium.
Shakeology Can Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Key Lime Shakeology Pie
2 scoops Greenberry Shakeology
1 container tofu, silken firm (approx. 12 oz.)
Juice of 2 limes
1 Tbsp. sugar-free lime Jell-O mix
2 Tbsp. orange juice
2 1-1/4 oz. Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese
1/3 less Fat Mini
1 premade whole-grain graham pie crust
Directions: Place tofu, Greenberry Shakeology, Jell-O, lime juice, cream cheese, and orange juice in blender; blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into pie crust and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour. (Makes 8 servings.)
Calories: 168 per serving
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Have you been wondering what is involved in being a Team Beachbody coach and how it all works? So, what better time then now to give you a little sneak peek into what exactly we do! Maybe you’re curious about whether or not it would be an opportunity for you. Come join our Facebook group for 3 days, be a fly on the wall, nothing is required of you, you can learn a little about the coaching opportunity, and meet members of our team and hear their stories.
This will be a private, NO OBLIGATION, group for anyone interested in learning more about the coaching opportunity. It’s a 5 day group on Facebook where our team of coaches will be sharing details, information and videos. Basically, you’ll get a private sneak peek into what we do!
We start on Monday, April 6th. Feel free to share with your friends!
Protecting your skin
Most skin cancer can be prevented. Use the following tips to protect your skin from the sun. You may decrease your chances of developing skin cancer and help prevent wrinkles.Although people with darker skin don’t sunburn as easily, they can still get skin cancer. So it’s important to use sun protection, no matter what your skin color is.Avoid sun exposure
The best way to prevent a sunburn is to avoid sun exposure.Stay out of the midday sun (from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon), which is the strongest sunlight. Find shade if you need to be outdoors. You can also calculate how much ultraviolet (UV) exposure you are getting by using the shadow rule: A shadow that is longer than you are means UV exposure is low; a shadow that is shorter than you are means the UV exposure is high.Other ways to protect yourself from the sun include wearing protective clothing, such as:
Hats with wide 4 in. (10 cm) brims that cover your neck, ears, eyes, and scalp.
Sunglasses with UV ray protection, to prevent eye damage.
Loose-fitting, tightly woven clothing that covers your arms and legs.
Clothing made with sun protective fabric. These clothes have a special label that tells you how effective they are in protecting your skin from ultraviolet rays.
Preventing sun exposure in children
You should start protecting your child from the sun when he or she is a baby. Because children spend a lot of time outdoors playing, they get most of their lifetime sun exposure in their first 18 years.
It’s safest to keep babies younger than 6 months out of the sun.
Teach children the ABCs of how to protect their skin from getting sunburned.
A = Away. Stay away from the sun in the middle of the day (from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon). Seek shade. Be sure to use sun protection when you are near water, snow, or sand, because the sun’s rays reflect off of these.
B = Block. Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher to protect babies’ and children’s very sensitive skin.
C = Cover up. Wear clothing that covers the skin, hats with wide brims, and sunglasses with UV protection. Even children 1 year old should wear sunglasses with UV protection.
S = Speak out. Teach others to protect their skin from sun damage. Tanning beds can cause the same skin damage as sunburns and suntanning.
If you can’t avoid being in the sun, use a sunscreen to help protect your skin while you are in the sun.
Be sure to read the information on the sunscreen label about its SPF value and how much protection it gives your skin. Follow the directions on the label for applying the sunscreen so it is most effective in protecting your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Choosing a sunscreen
Sunscreens come in lotions, gels, creams, ointments, and sprays. Use a sunscreen that:
Has a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 or higher.
Says “broad-spectrum” that protects the skin from ultraviolet A and B (UVA and UVB) rays.
Use lip balm or cream that has SPF of 30 or higher to protect your lips from getting sunburned or developing cold sores.
Use a higher SPF at when you are near water, at higher elevations or in tropical climates. Sunscreen effectiveness is affected by the wind, humidity, and altitude.
Some sunscreens say they are water-resistant or waterproof and can protect for about 40 minutes in the sun if a person is doing a water activity.
Applying a sunscreen
Apply the sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going in the sun.
Apply sunscreen to all the skin that will be exposed to the sun, including the nose, ears, neck, scalp, and lips. Sunscreen needs to be applied evenly over the skin and in the amount recommended on the label. Most sunscreens are not completely effective because they are not applied correctly. It usually takes about 1 fl oz (30 mL) to cover an adult’s body.
Apply sunscreen every 2 to 3 hours while in the sun and after swimming or sweating a lot. The SPF value decreases if a person sweats heavily or is in water, because water on the skin reduces the amount of protection the sunscreen provides. Wearing a T-shirt while swimming does not protect your skin unless sunscreen has also been applied to your skin under the T-shirt.
Other sunscreen tips
The following tips about sunscreen will help you use it more effectively:
Older adults should always use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to protect their very sensitive skin.
If you have sensitive skin that burns easily, use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
If you have dry skin, use a cream or lotion sunscreen.
If you have oily skin or you work in dusty or sandy conditions, use a gel, which dries on the skin without leaving a film.
If your skin is sensitive to skin products or you have had a skin reaction (allergic reaction) to a sunscreen, use a sunscreen that is free of chemicals, para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), preservatives, perfumes, and alcohol.
If you are going to have high exposure to the sun, consider using a physical sunscreen (sunblock), such as zinc oxide, which will stop all sunlight from reaching the skin.
If you need to use sunscreen and insect repellent with DEET, do not use a product that combines the two. You can apply sunscreen first and then apply the insect repellent with DEET, but the sunscreen needs to be reapplied every 2 hours.
Do not use tanning booths to get a tan. Artificial tanning devices can cause skin damage and increase the risk of skin cancer.