How much fiber are you getting and why this is important…

For anyone who has made the transition to being vegan, you know that the question that you get asked most often is, “Where do you get your protein?”  I think instead, people should ask, “Where do you get your fiber?”

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Fiber is incredibly important to our overall health and longevity.  Not only does it help us feel full after a meal, but it also helps to eliminate unwanted toxins and excess hormones.  The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine states that, “without adequate fiber, hormones and other chemicals are continuously reabsorbed back into the bloodstream.”  In addition, did you know that fiber has the ability to control cholesterol levels and to clean out the intestines?!  Did you also know that ANIMAL PRODUCTS (meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy) CONTAIN NO FIBER???!!!!!!  It’s no wonder that colon cancer and skyrocketing cholesterol levels are so common.

So, where do you get fiber and how much should you be getting daily?

Fiber is found in plant foods including: beans/lentils, soy, vegetables, fruit, and grains.  The recommended amount is 40 grams per day!  Make sure to give your digestive system a few weeks to get used to the change.  Do not add it all in at once 🙂

I hope that helps, and remember next time someone asks you about your protein, make sure to ask them about their fiber :).

 

 

Quick Stretch for Flexibility and Cooldown

Happy Fitness Friday!

It is extremely important to cool down after a workout but we may not always know how to do that. Here is a quick stretch video that can be used as a cool down, to increase flexibility or to use in the morning to kick start your day.

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Happy Fitness Friday!! Leg Workout

Happy Fitness Friday everyone!

I don’t know about you but I am so ready for the weekend!  Before we start enjoying it, how about a quick leg workout using the stability ball?!  Click here for the full workout and have a great weekend!

Enjoy!

 

Ab Workout Using the Ball

Do you have one of those big exercise balls, but you just aren’t sure how to use it?!

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Check out my latest Youtube video to learn some of my favorite ab exercises using the physio ball!

 

What I think is the most common GYM MISTAKE! Don’t do this!

Here is what I believe is the most common GYM MISTAKE that we are all guilty of!  Please take a moment to watch the video and consider this tip on your next trip to the gym.

 

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Happy Fitness Friday! Here’s a Full Body Workout!

Happy Fitness Friday everyone!!!

Here is a quick Full Body Workout to help you get ready for the weekend.  Click here to view the entire video and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for new videos coming soon.

Have a great weekend!!