Are you getting enough fiber in your diet?
Here are some symptoms of NOT getting enough fiber:
• Abnormal bowels
• Tired & sluggish
• Blood sugar spikes
• Hungry after meals
• Weight gain
• Toxin buildup
Getting enough dietary fiber can be tricky even if you eat a variety of whole foods. I feel like I eat a LOT of fiber – veggies, superfoods (flaxseed and hemp hearts), some fruit, and occasionally beans and gluten-free grains, but am still not getting enough fiber. I certainly feel more energetic, satiated between meals, and have healthy bowels to eliminate toxins and waste when I consume closer to the recommended 30-50 grams of fiber every single day.
As we transition to cooler months our bodies tend to want more warming and grounding foods. It just makes sense and it’s important to pay attention to what your gut needs.
This time of year we often find ourselves reaching for more cooked vegetables & fruits, nuts & seeds, soups, stews, hot beverages, and maybe even pumpkin. It’s fascinating how our bodies know exactly what we need to nourish ourselves through different seasons.
Usually about this time of year I would be making pumpkin muffins, soup, and roasting a variety of squash, however, our unusually hot humid southern California weather is dictating my food cravings.
The truth is . . . it’s too hot to turn on the oven!
So I had to get creative and think of other ways to enjoy my favorite Fall foods and spices without cooking. My last Thrive order was the perfect inspiration.
Summer BBQs are still in full swing. It’s all about going out and socializing, being part of a community, and enjoying the experience.
Pleasure actually stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which allows you to relax, makes you feel good (triggers feel good hormones), and is optimal for digestion. This is called the “Rest-and-Digest” response, which is when digestion is strongest, metabolism is optimized, and healing occurs. It’s also directly linked to our ability to get pleasure from life. You know, that summer BBQ!
Recently I have been craving this cabbage salad with tahini dressing. It continues to be a big hit at BBQs and our local concert in the park picnics. With only three ingredients plus the tahini dressing it makes for an easy crowd-pleasing dish.
- 1 -2 cups red cabbage, shredded
- 1-2 cups green cabbage, shredded
- 1-2 carrots, shaved
- Tahini Dressing to taste
1. Combine both cabbages and carrots in a large bowl.
I just got back from a series of vacations and I’m having a hard time settling back into my eating, exercise, and work routines. Have you ever felt this way?
My travels have led me to indulging in foods I’m not use to and eating at odd times. My body is definitely reacting to the changes.
Have you ever tried to go camping gluten-free? And by that I’m not suggesting stocking up on items in the gluten-free isle at the store.
During the 4th of July week I went camping in Colorado with my friends. In preparation for our trip she sent me a text saying, “Is there anything you want for camping meals?” I froze because I didn’t want to be the picky annoying camper. I admit even with a close friend I needed to be flexible and creative if I was going to stick to my Food Truth and camp with a healthy gut.
If you happened to live in or near Coronado I have a unique individual you may want to meet. Her name is Chris Keyes and she is a Personal Trainer with very diverse specialties. She trains young (30’s and 40’s) clients who are athletic, fit, and very strong. She also has numerous clients in their 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s who have no limitations. In addition, Chris is especially qualified to train those with rehabilitation needs.