Some people call “it” B.O.B., “Belly Over Belt.” Others call it “Muffin Top.” One thing is for sure — there’s nothing cute or fun about Toxic Belly Fat.
Toxic Belly Fat is a culprit in many of our lifestyle dis-eases including fatigue. It shows up in acid reflux, sleeping disorders including sleep apnea, migraine head-aches, diabetes, stroke and cancer. Do you, or does someone you love, have it?
How to identify Belly Fat Syndrome:
- 1. Measurements matter. Use a measuring tape to measure the belly in question … If you are a woman with a waistline (measured across the belly button) of more than 35 inches pay attention. If you are a man with a waistline of more than 40 inches – ditto.
- 2. Do you have one or more of these abnormalities: High blood sugar; High triglycerides; Low HDL; High LDL and/or high blood pressure?
- 3. You are at HIGH risk of Toxic Belly Fat Syndrome if you have two of more of these abnormalities and a super-sized belly.
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Yep. It is Monday. Fruit and Juice Day. All-day-long.
I am sipping on my Beet/Carrot/Celery/Cabbage drink. It is a beautiful color – pretty close to this art! And, the way it tastes …
it MUST be great for me!
How is your Monday going?
I’m back with those recipes for our Monday Fruit and Veggie Day. Have fun picking them yourself over the weekend or just pick-them-up at your local grocer. Do feel free to post and share your own recipes using the “Comment” option below!
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Serves 2 to 3
8 fresh strawberries
1 ripe banana (could be frozen), cut into chunks
3/4 cup fresh strawberry juice (or black cherry juice)
1/2 cup almond or cashew milk
Ice cubes (optional)
Blend all ingredients and serve. If you want it thicker and colder, add ice cubes.
VARIATION: Add mango, papaya or pineapple for a Tropical Smoothie.
-adapted from recipe in The Healing Power of NatureFoods: 50 Revitalizing SuperFoods and Lifestyle Choices that Promote Vibrant Health
Ba-Ba-Ba-Beeting with Energy!
Serves 2 to 3
3 medium beets, quartered
6 leaves of Romain lettuce
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cut fresh kale
inch of ginger
Juice all the ingredients and serve immediately. Add a squeeze of lemon. Sip slowly and enjoy.
-adapted from “Beet Veggie Juice” recipe in The Healing Power of NatureFoods
If you don’t have a juicer, just pick up a carton of all-natural, fresh apple, carrot and fresh green at your grocery or health food store. Check the “Sell By” Dates to get the freshest juice possible. Stay away for the sugary fruit juice drinks.
Also pick up a gallon of distilled water. Festive umbrellas are optional for recommended!
Today is Monday and I am continuing a tradition I began last Monday, juice fasting with some fruits & veggies on the side …
Why? During my journey of recovering from fatigue one “ah ha” is the better I feel – the better I want to feel AND I have the energy to take on new challenges and opportunities.
Would you like more information on the benefits of fasting/de-toxing your system? Not only does it help clear out fatigue, but how about eliminating headaches, PMS, nasal congestion, constipation … click here for some excellent books on the subject. (The Juice Fasting Bible, Juice Fasting and Detoxification: Use the Healing Powers of Juice Fasting to Look Young and Feel Great: The Fastest Way to Restore Your Health, Prayer and Fasting)
It also helps to have a buddy. If you would like to join in, feel free. Just add your name here in the “comments” section and check back on Mondays for a little moral boost, and a tip, an insight, a virtual hug!
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