Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010


So the idea of Eating for your Blood Type totally didn't STICK with me! I just couldn't imagine not eating cucumbers, honeydew, cantaloupe, AVOCADO!!!!! Oranges, alfalfa sprouts, spirulina... just to name a few. Sounds ridiculous, right! I understand that if cauliflower and mustard greens interfere with the thyroid, then I will stay away from them for now while I'm trying to correct my thyroid through the foods I eat... now THAT makes sense ;)

80-10-10 MAKES SENSE!!!!
From what I have been learning so far, this is the diet plan I have been waiting for!! I've already decided to go 100% Raw, but couldn't believe the information and studies behind the 80-10-10 plan... I am fired up!!!! I spent some time yesterday on youtube watching Freelee's videos and Durian's videos (creators of 30 Bananas a Day) and let me tell ya, they know their stuff! They are so knowledged about the 80-10-10 lifestyle and are living proof of the diet itself, the health benefits or it, the vibrancy of it and the everlasting supply of energy of it! It's exciting!!

Finding this approach is giving me much hope with weight loss, overall health, and possible thyroid improvement. I can't even express how excited I am!!

This morning I went grocery shopping, after doing my research and learning what I could yesterday (still have a lot to still learn), I have made the decision to go 80-10-10 100% starting today!! Why wait??? :) I feel ready in terms that I have juiced for a few days, went on a week and a half of straight green smoothies and have already been eating lots of fruits and veggies... so I say, LET'S DO THIS!!!!!

Barnes and Nobles didn't have The 80-10-10 book, by Dr. Douglas N. Graham this morning so soon enough I will get this book and read it. May just order it from Amazon today :) While I wait for the book, I will continue to search out forums on the topic, watch more vids and take notes. I'm so fired up!!

I will be posting today's food journal at the end of the evening!!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

So my Mother In Law has been telling me about the book "Eating for your Blood Type" for months now. I found the subject interesting, but never enough so to go pick up the book and read it.
A few nights ago I was at Barnes and Nobles with my 5 year old. I grabbed a handful of juicing books and came across a few books labeled "eating for your blood type -A-" "Eating For Your Blood Type -B-" and so on... I'm an O-Negative Blood Type so I picked up the book for "O" blood types and started skimming through it.
Just recently I have been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. This devastated me because for the past year I have been training (intensively) to meet my goal for competing in a figure/bikini show. My weight won't budge, I'm extremely tired all the time (even when consuming Raw Foods), my hair loss is massive, and I fight constipation religiously! It's as if I'm working out and eating as clean as possible JUST to maintain my weight... not to lose any, ya know!!
So as I'm reading this book... turns out, O blood types must avoid:
alfalfa sprouts (boo!) capers corn cucumber (boo!) leek mushrooms pickles (in brine) potato (purple, red, white, yellow) rhubarb spirulina (boo!) tara yucca (boo!) avocado (MAJOR BOO!) asian pear blackberry cantaloupe coconut milk honeydew kiwi orange tangerine ... and a few others
Cauliflower and mustard greens are the worse and is said to inhibit the thyroid function.
I noticed that the list doesn't include Cabbage, but I have been told that O blood types must stay away from it?? Which is a huge bummer because last year for my birthday I bought a fermenting pot just for my obsession with sauerkraut ;)
So what are your thoughts on this?? Do you all believe to eat by your blood type??? Looking at the list, I'm feeling a bit deprived ;) Lol!! But at the same time, maybe the way I have been eating is the exact reason why I have a thyroid issue?? I don't know?
One other note, in the book, it had said that O blood types do much better on a lean meat diet!!! Ummm... NO THANK YOU!! ;)
Your thoughts!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ok! So maybe I'm being a bit dramatic ;) But seriously, I am feeling so great with all the Green Smoothies that I have been consuming in the last 5 days, that I don't want to add cooked and processed foods into my diet right now. Not to mention, I put on a pair of jeans yesterday and another pair on today and they felt so good!! Not tight, no muffin topping... no rubber band to hold them closed!!! It's fantastic!!

My husband has been making some pretty cute remarks as well ;) he notices!! and when he notices, I can't help but feel like a beach babe bikini model... ha ha ha... ok! a little too far... but you know what I mean ;)

Tonight when I went to the grocery store, I bought more kale, collard greens, spinach and apples. I still have plenty of celery, parsley and frozen fruit (if I want some). I'm set for another few days :D

I don't see a weight change when I jump on the scale, but like I said, I DO notice a huge difference in my clothes, and that's more exciting than any number.

I'm reading Green for Life right now, I just love it! I'm learning so much about the PH levels in our bodies and why they are so important... This past week has just been so amazing!!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Turbo Kick!

I'm an instructor now for Turbo Kick... officially!!! My first class was this last Monday (August 2nd) at 5:30am!! I will teach every Monday and Wednesday morning, I'm so excited!!!

Had to share!! :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Tomorrow (August 2nd) Kicks off the Turbo Hybrid Fitness~Challenge!! We'll be including Turbo Fire AND ChaLEAN Extreme!! It's going to be HOTT!!!

I've had many people ask me where they can find the calendar for the challenge... It's in the back of your Turbo Fire booklet that came with your Turbo Fire Program :)

I'm sooo looking forward to this challenge, as ChaLEAN Extreme is one of my all time favorite workout programs!! So let's do this!! and let's do this HOT!! ;) Turbo Fire HOT!!!

Here's a quick intro video I made for everyone involved in the fitness challenge: