What is – Who is B.O.B?

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.

Now what?

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Fruit Smoothie, Veggie Greenie & Supplies for Monday


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

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Ba-Ba-Ba-Beeting with Energy!
Serves 2 to 3
3 medium beets, quartered
6-8 carrots
6 leaves of Romain lettuce
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cut fresh kale
1 cucumber
handful parsley
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


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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!

Cheers! Viveca

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Monday is Fruit and Veggie Day! a.k.a. Alkalizing Day



Last week I announced Fruit and Veggie Only Day and wondered who would join me. I can’t believe it. The only person who said “Yes” is my husband, the original “Mikey” and a devout carnivore. I love it!

This morning we started our day with his and her breakfast fruit smoothies.

His … 1 cup Protein Powder + 1 TSP “Greens” + Mango Juice + POMS Pomegranate Blueberry Juice + Fresh Strawberries and lots of ice.

Hers … 2 Dried Figs soaked in distilled water for one hour plus the water they soaked in + 1 cup frozen pineapple + 10 fresh strawberries + more distilled water and a little ice.

Lunch for him is a big bag of carrots and a sliced Red Delicious Apple. (It will take more time to work him into the vegetable juice side of this day.)

Lunch for me is a fresh batch of veggie juice — Kale + Cucumbers + Parsley + Carrots + 1 TSP “Greens” + Beet Greens and a glass of distilled water. (See supplies below.)

Why juice fast?

1. Raw fruits and vegetables alkalize the body. The more alkaline we are the healthier we are, the better we feel and the younger we look – bottom line. (You can also feel free to munch, crunch & drink juices. All levels of participation are welcome!)

2. It is a day off of cooking meals and doing dishes! What will you do with all your free time?

3. Why juice fast on Mondays? You can start the week off feeling lighter and more energized AND if you went to the Farmer’s Market on Saturday you will be jam-crammed with fresh fruits and veggies crying out to be eaten at their peak!

Here’s what you need to join in later today. Your 24 hours can start anytime, or use this to be prepared for next week.

Juice Fasting Day Supplies: Gallon of Distilled Water + Whole Almonds + Magma Plus + Blender + (Juicer * see below)
Then the fruits & veggies: Dried figs, your favorite fruits in season (strawberries, peaches, grapes, cherries …) plus carrots, kale, a head of lettuce and other favorite greens (beet greens, spinach, collards, arugula, Belgian endive, butterhead lettuce, chicory, dandelion greens, mustard and turnip greens …)

* If you don’t have a juicer, check out Champion Juicers here: http://www.championjuicer.com/ If you can’t afford one simply pick up a fresh carton of carrot juice and a greens juice at your grocery store. (Check the store date stamp to be sure it is fresh.)


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Juice Fasting – Well, juice and fruits and vegis too.

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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