Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quick Healthy Swap For Peanut Butter

Quick and easy swap for peanut butter.

PB2 or Just Great Stuff Powdered Peanuts mixed with water is a great choice to lower calories for a snack.

You can buy both at the grocery store or online.

Hidden fact is that most peanut butters have the peanut oil removed and is replaced with hydrogenated oils. NOT COOL. So stick to powdered peanuts OR natural peanut butter only.
When in doubt, real the label!

Pictured is sliced apples and powdered peanuts mixed with water :)

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Avoid Snacking - My Top 5 Tips

When you THINK you are hungry, stop and really take an assessment of HUNGER.
-When was the last time you ate? If it has been less than 2 hours you're probably not hungry.
-Do you feel genuinely hungry? This is different for everyone. You know what it feels like to you.
Here are some suggestions to win the battle over snacking:
1. Write it out. Are you tired or maybe you’re just stressed or upset. Food can often be a calming influence. It's in our brain wiring to get away from stress. But there are other ways to help your situation. Get enough sleep at night! Get some exercise each day. Journal. Listen to some good music. Call a friend just to say “hi”. Paint your nails. 
2. Do something else. We like to snack when we are bored. Focus on something. So sometimes when you think eating is the answer, some other activity might take its place. Make a list of activities you like to do. 
3. Get on your TO DO list. Sometimes you you think hungry because it is a way to procrastinate. Realize that you may indeed be hungry, but that doesn’t mean you need to eat. You won’t starve. If you were truly engaged in your work then you wouldn’t be hungry. Often we eat to avoid doing what we need to do. Tell yourself “I’ll work hard for 20 minutes and then I can have a snack if I still want it.” If you gave it a sincere effort then go have a snack. If you find that now you’re engaged in your work, then you probably won’t even think about it. If it starts to happen everyday that you can’t make it past 10 minutes, it might be time to start looking for a job that you might enjoy more.
4. Avoiding foods is easier than saying no. It’s much easier to avoid temptation than to resist it. Don’t buy junk and tempting food you don’t want to eat. Shop with a list. Avoid the break room at work. Tell those around you what your goals are so they won't buy you treats you don't need.
5. Thirst is confused for hunger. Your brain might be trying to tell you that something is off, and maybe that thing is that you’re just thirsty, not hungry. So drink some water. The water in your stomach may also communicate to your brain a greater feeling of fullness, and reduce your desire to eat.
Don’t beat yourself up.
 If you start to crave something, or even if you start to snack, don’t get mad at yourself. It doesn’t help. Being mad at yourself is just an added source of stress that will likely lead you back to the fridge. Move forward and move on.

Eat healthy foods and most likely you won't crave junk!Feed your body what it really wants. Foods rich in nutrients!If you struggle with eating, I am happy to help. You can join my next challenge group. Contact me on facebook or stephanieiowa @gmail.com for more info. Make me your FREE coach HERE

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Why Wait?

Seriously, please think about this and realize what is happening around you <3

I was talking at lunch with top ten coaches about how cynical friends and family can be about your prospects of success as a Team Beachbody coach - EVEN WHEN YOU ARE ALREADY SUCCESSFUL!

"So now that you're so successful as a coach, do you think you can turn that into a real job?"

If I can suggest a perspective: Imagine how dumb Steve Jobs and Bill Gates looked when they talked about revolutionizing technology with "the personal computer". It was strange because the opportunity hadn't been defined yet in any context. "What? Personal computers? Who needs that? Computers are provided at work. That's just stupid."

Or imagine Henry Ford, telling people he was going to build a company that would make the automobile affordable so every person could get one. "What? Why does every man need an automobile? People already have horses or they live in cities. Hogwash Mr. Ford! Poppycock!"

Copy and print this post so you can refer back to it in 10 years, when you are a multi-millionaire who saw the writing on the wall:

(1) The obesity trend is making people sick, and people don't like being sick. That's opportunity.

(2) It is more convenient to workout at home than anywhere else. That's opportunity.

(3) The more people who feel how much energy they get, how *regular* they can be, and how much easier it is to lose weight when they provide their body with dense whole-ingredient nutrition (like in Shakeology), the more OTHER people will want to feel that way. That's opportunity.

(4) As the gap between the rich and the poor widens, more people will decide to take advantage of the vast wealth-creating opportunity of 1+2+3, because this is a problem that is not isolated. Obesity and inactivity touches every part of life. And we've created an opportunity that virtually anyone willing to work can afford.

And within a few years, all that opportunity, will seem like it was so obvious.

And that's the point. It is an opportunity NOW - BECAUSE it's not obvious. THANK your parents for doubting it will work. That's a clue. Because if you do your homework (like, really study to see what it takes to be a great coach and whether there really is a viable business model here that truly delivers value to customers) you'll see the opportunity, and that the only things standing in the way of your success is the degree to which you work, and your patience with the results. It's not quick, because it's not common and people are still coming around to understanding it. Currently, this opportunity unfortunately only lands in some unfortunate buckets: "You mean a pyramid scheme?" "I've tried those protein shakes before and they don't do anything you can't get from real food."

So we're going to define our own bucket. Just like Steve Jobs. Just like Bill Gates. Just like Henry Ford.

I am absolutely, 100% certain that in the next few years, what we do at Team Beachbody, and how we do it, will be as common and expected as having a dentist or a doctor. As of 2012, there were almost a million active doctors in North America. How often do you see a doctor?
Still wondering whether helping people get healthy and fit by helping them decide on the right fitness and nutrition program for their goals and then helping them stay accountable is really an opportunity?

I don't wonder. I KNOW IT'S A MASSIVE OPPORTUNITY. I'm watching it happen in the hands of leaders. We need more leaders. If you are willing to work to redefine an industry, there's already proof someone who truly engages can be successful. That part is up to you.

-Carl Daikeler


The time is now friends. You can start today <3

Friday, May 1, 2015

Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are SO easy!
Simply take 1/2 old fashioned oats and add in you favorite ingredients!

I like:
-1/2 oats
-1 cup fruit
-1 tsp chia seeds
-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
-2 drops stevia

mix ingredients and allow to sit over night in the refrigerator

for a take a long meal or snack - make in a mason jar!