This is a much debated topic as it should be! I'm #sorrynotsorry, but no pill is going to cure a disease, burn all of your excess body fat in 7 days, make you never want a piece of chocolate again or magically give you a smokin' body like Jessica Biel or my personal favorite fitness gal: Vanessa Tib pictured here. I wish!! But it's not that easy, folks. It takes work, effort, self-love, being clear and confident with your priorities and being consistent over time with your eating and training in order to be well, healthy (inside and outside) and fit!
Food and exercise first. Then vitamins and supplements.
So here's the skinny and my take on vitamins and supplements...
According to WebMD, vitamins and supplements primary function is to fill in small nutrient gaps. They are "supplements" intended to add to your diet and not replace a healthy meal or regular exercise. Even though eating REAL FOOD is still, and always will be, the best source of nutrients, no one's diet is perfect and none of us are getting any younger. Some common health issues that can be helped with vitamins and supplements are:
So which vitamins and supplements do I take for the above issues?
(click on the blue links below to learn more about each product and to order)
It's a turbo-charged multi-vitamin with extra antioxidants made with aloe that aids with absorption into your body and contains extra Vit D and B12! Vit D supports extra calcium absorption for our bones and improves muscle function. B12 boosts energy!! It also helps regulate your central nervous system (i.e. STRESS), aids in cell reproduction and renewal of skin (hello, anti-aging) and protects against heart disease and high blood pressure. Take 2 every day.
It’s a probiotic which will balance the good and bad bacteria in your intestinal and digestive tract. If you’ve ever taken an antibiotic, you need to take a probiotic. Most illnesses, diseases and health issues stem from your gut. A probiotic will encourage your internal systems to work efficiently and harmoniously. Probiotics help eliminate gas, bloating and will also HELP SEE YOUR ABS!!!
Take 2 every day.
3. MegaX It’s plant-based omegas! No more fishy aftertaste from fish and krill oil. Omegas help burn fat and build muscle, decrease inflammation, lowers risk of heart disease, promote joint and muscle health and feed your brain. Take 2 every day.
These products are all-natural and non-GMO. There are also supplements you can take for weight loss like Plexus Slim. Click here to learn more and to order any of these vitamins and supplements.
Last thing to remember: Taking vitamins and supplements is not an excuse to slack off. Make eating well and training hard and smart your LIFESTYLE! You won't regret it!
Happy Fri-YAY, Fit Friends!
A way to a man's (and woman's) heart is through their stomach! YAY FOOD! I mean, I've never met a person who doesn't love and appreciate a home-cooked meal. And if you don't, you're weird! It makes you feel special, cared for and spoiled because it takes a lot of time, planning, shopping, prepping, chopping and slaving away. Waaaaaaay better than a crappy box of chocolates...unless those chocolates happen to be Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Caramels. O. M. G. In that case, I'll take those AND a healthy, homemade dinner and will be the happiest girl on the planet!
So this Valentine's Day, don't waste a ton of money on something you can buy at a store. Instead, say "I love you" by preparing a healthy, romantic meal at home. Put on a sexy outfit, light a million candles, turn on some John Legend to set the mood, and lets get cooking!
And don't worry, I've done ALL the planning for you with this fabulous whiskey-inspired menu.
VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER MENU
COCKTAILS: A Classic Manhattan
To start the evening in style, serve a Classic Manhattan made with my favorite bourbon whiskey. https://www.thecocktailproject.com/drink-recipes/basil-haydens-classic-manhattan
APPETIZER: Warm Beet & Walnut Salad
Next, serve this scrumptious beet and walnut salad while sipping on your stiff drinks.
ENTREE: Surf and Turf
Pour yourself and your love another cocktail and savor this incredible steak and shrimp dish.
DESSERT: Apple Crisp with Vanilla Bourbon Ice Cream
End dinner with a fun nightcap of, you guessed it, more bourbon and something sweet.