Jan
06
2016

thriving through the holidays

Hello Healthy Warriors!

It’s the holidays, and also the time of year where many of us fall off the wagon when it come to eating healthy and living clean. If you’d like to continue to feel slim, fit and sexy this holiday season, without packing on the pounds, try my ACE plan – Add in, Crowd out, Elevate Up! (this plan is also featured in the new book, THE SOUP CLEANSE: A Revolutionary Detox of Nourishing Soups and Healing Broths from the Founders of Soupure""THE SOUP CLEANSE: A Revolutionary Detox of Nourishing Soups and Healing Broths from the Founders of Soupure available here.)
1. ADD in omega-3 rich foods and lots of healthy fiber for gorgeous glowing skin, a beautiful body and a slimmer feel. Think wild salmon, raw walnuts, sprouted almonds, fresh avocados and ground flax seeds. Omega 3’s support cellular health and the fiber helps keep you feeling fuller longer, so less of a chance of over eating.

2. CROWD out the chemicals and refined sugars for greater energy, increased endurance and reduced inflammation. Instead of consuming sweet chemical-laden drinks opt for cleaner versions instead. Try vodka with a splash of sparkling water and lots of fresh squeezed lemon or lime or my new favorite fresh squeezed grapefruit juice for a vitamin C beauty pump! Or create your own delicious antioxidant spritzer with a splash of pomegranate juice, chia seeds, and fresh mint.
3. ELEVATE up your choices for a healthier happier body and mind. When baking, swap out refined white sugar for coconut sugar loaded with beauty boosting vitamin B’s. If you love your morning Joe, like I do, switch out your regular coffee for an organic blend and add in some cinnamon for a sweet holiday, blood sugar balancing boost. If cookies are your thing (and who doesn’t love an awesome chocolate chip cookie) try making your own with better ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil and dark chocolate chips or check out an organic bakery or your local farmers market for some wholesome delectable healthier treats.

Bonus Tip! Better than Coffee Beauty Breath Break: The holidays can be hectic so remember to self-care and make space for you. Instead of adding in an additional dehydrating afternoon coffee, try taking a “beauty breath break.” Slow down, close your eyes, take a few deep cleansing breaths and exhale. Ahhh, you just reduced your stress hormones, released unhealthy toxins and relaxed your whole nervous system.

Cheers to you and the happiest of holiday seasons…

With love,

xo Marlyn

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