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30 Nov , 2016
It’s been almost a week since we gathered around our annual Turkey (or Tofurkey), and Purium’s own David Sandoval (Co-founder and Visionary) and David Litt (Vice President of Marketing and Sales) are currently leading 2 different Group Cleanses to keep healthy morale high during the holidays. With 4.5 weeks before the New Year, there are countless cookies, rich meals, and glasses of wine in our midst, but these leaders are determined to stand strong in their commitment to health.
In honor of all those participating in either the 10-Day Athlete Plan or the 10-Day Transformation, or for anyone committed to their daily Core3 regimen, here are a few tips and recipes to support your lifestyle.
- Reset your mind: While food is fuel, eating has become America’s most popular pastime. Birthday dinners, business luncheons and Sunday brunches are only a few examples of how eating can feel mandatory. Instead of avoiding these social events all together, avoid certain food.
- Make a plan ahead of time. Depending on where the meal is prepared, flex foods and flex meals are surprisingly easy to come by. If it’s in a friends’ home, bring a dish (even just a tray of organic veggies). If it’s a restaurant or caterer, check the menu ahead a time. And, when in doubt, just bring your shake and shaker bottle.
- Stay confident. If you begin to feel judged by others, keep in mind that they are probably judging themselves.
- When you feel like you’re missing out on a taste, remind yourself of something similar you’ve eaten before and tell yourself, “I know what that tastes like.”
- Take up a hobby: When you eliminate “enjoying a meal” from your list of interests, what else is there? Rekindle your love of a hobby or pick up a new one. A good default? Taking a brisk walk in the fresh air.
- Dream big: This is an excellent time for reflection. What are some old goals? Do you have some new ones? How do you hope this experience will impact your future? Write these answers and other thoughts in a journal that can be a great motivational tool for your future.
- Stay active: If you’re on the 10-Day Athlete Plan, then workouts are mandatory. However, “active” doesn’t have to induce sweat. Go for an easy hike, take a day trip, ride your bike or visit a museum to keep yourself occupied.
Warm up: With the seasons changing and less fat in your diet (and hopefully less fat on your body too), a chill can trigger an urge to eat something warm. Remember that you can have hot Flex Foods! (See below.) Wear extra layers, stretch your muscles and sip warm decaf tea to keep your body warm.
- Enjoy a “meal”: Who can blame our taste-buds for simply enjoying food. The list of flex foods can seem limiting, but if you’re creative, options are plenty!
- Transformation, Athlete, and Daily:
- Add a 1/2 cup of kale and 1 cucumber into a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk 1/4 cup of avocado, lemon juice, 1 clove of garlic and fresh ground pepper. Pour dressing over the salad and toss.
- Sauté cauliflower, broccoli, or spinach in Tropic Oil with basil, garlic, lemon, herbes de Provence, and/or red pepper flakes for a kick.
- Cherry Spritzer
- Athlete and Daily:
- Curried Carrot Soup
- Bibimbap: Sauté 1 cup (total) of a combination of mushrooms, carrots, and broccoli in Tropic oil and garlic. In a separate pan, poach 1 free-range egg. Add 1 cup of kale and 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa to veggies and stir. When the kale is wilted, remove from heat and put into a bowl. Add the poached egg to the top, 1TBS of Kimchi, Himalayan Sea Salt and/or red pepper flakes.