Fat Sick and Nearly Dead 2 Review and #Giveaway

 

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Last night I attended the premiere screening of Fat Sick & Nearly Dead 2 in Union Square. Before seeing the film I enjoyed a cocktail reception with Joe Cross, the film’s star, (and Aussie hottie) at the Reboot offices. I was too busy chatting and chugging healthy juices to take photos, sadly.

The Fat Sick & Nearly Dead movie followed Joe Cross around the world as he rebooted his life, drinking veggie/fruit juices and smoothies. He lost 100 lbs, got rid of chronic diseases, and inspired millions of people along the way. We were introduced to several people in the film, some who rejected the idea of a veggie based diet, and juice reboots, and some who were open to try.

Fat Sick & Nearly Dead 2 followed up with Joe’s progress and focused on what to do after the reboot. Losing weight isn’t the hardest part, keeping it off long term is where the real effort comes in. We were introduced to new people from all over the world who are living a healthier lifestyle thanks to incorporating green drinks, and more vegetables and fruits into their diets.

(Aside…and this is totally unrelated to the topic of the movie… they showed a woman from Kenya who lost crazy weight, and was paying it forward helping her family, and others in her community lose weight with juicing too. I LOVED that finally, a mainstream movie showed a country in Africa with people just being normal, instead of the starving children, with distended bellies and flies pitched on them, that is usually how Africa at large is depicted in U.S. media. I was really glad to see it, and I hope more mainstream media follows suit.) 

We got caught up with the people we met in Fat Sick & Nearly Dead….I won’t give you any spoilers, but we revisited Phil the Truck Driver, who was my favorite story from the original film.

Peep the trailer:

 

Overall I loved and would recommend this movie. Just as in the first, it was charming and cute, informative without being boring, and exposed you to a healthier way of eating without being preachy. Gotta love that!!

You already know I love doing my shakes. A couple years ago when I watched Fat Sick & Nearly Dead I started juicing, but just adding it to my daily food, not replacing anything. It certainly gave me some pep in my step and made me feel healthier. I have slowed down with the green part….using mostly fruits with shakeology, but after last night, I’m re-inspired to whip out my Joe Cross books and start adding spinach and kale back into my blends like I used to.

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Giveaway time!!

Enter below to win a DVD copy of the original film, Fat Sick & Nearly Dead and autographed copies of the two books above!

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Fit Fridays: Update

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My Workouts have been on point guys!!

I’m glad to be doing T25 again, this time with John. He’s already looking to the future to do P90X3 after we get through this. I’m psyched! I feel like I was forcing myself to do Body Beast, even though I enjoyed the actual workouts, I wasn’t inspired to push play and get it done the way I am with FocusT25. I just dig it more. Glad I didn’t force myself to complete Beast just yet. I know I’ll go back to it eventually though.

This is me after T25:

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Last week:

Sunday: Yoga and a jog

Monday through Saturday: T25 with John

Bonus: And I ran 2 additional times

This week:

Sunday: Yoga and a jog

Monday through Today: T25 (We skipped one day this week and didn’t do a 2-a-day to make it up. *shrug*)

Tomorrow: I plan to jog and do some workout.. not sure what.

Nutrition

Eating has been okay. Could be better.

I know I need to tighten up on the foods, and once Kaya is nursing less and eating purees (in about a month or so) I will be able to do that. I can’t truly diet while she is nursing all day long. I don’t want to lessen my supply or make less nutritional milk for her. (She turns 6 months on Sept 20 and will start getting veggie purees, so perfect timing for my fitness/weightloss challenge group to begin on Sept 22)

I told you about how I’m eating the high protein breakfasts… and I’m starting The 21 Day Fix soon.

Nervous and excited. I’ve never actually done a real nutrition program like this before. But I know I can commit to anything for just 21 days so… My fingers are crossed for good results. Did I say I’m nervous…naaaahhh I’m not nervous…

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Looking ahead:

This weekend Kaya and I are leaving the boys home to have a “guys weekend” and we’re going to my mom n dad’s for a “girls weekend” (+dad) I love going for runs at my parents’ house so I’ll be sure to get one in each morning. I’m going to be really busy all weekend (I have SO much crap to do) but I’m going to be sure to sneak in a workout each day too. My mom has Chalean Extreme and I’m bringing over P90X3 for my dad to have, so we may try one of those workouts. I’ll be active.

Next week

John and I are going to continue our T25 together and I’m going to continue yoga at home. I hope to also squeeze in a run or two. I actually view my runs as “me time” now versus “ugh, I should probably take my mushy ass for a run time” It’s just me and Pandora (Tony Matterhorn station) and we crush it!

How is your fitness journey going?

Clean Eating Recipes – High Protein Breakfasts

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So I’ve kind of combined a couple ways of eating lately based on a few books I’ve read, my trip to Guatemala back in 2010, and what just feels right and makes sense to me. A big part of how I’m eating lately is starting my day immediately with  high protein breakfasts. When I say immediately, I mean within 1/2 hour to an hour after rising in the morning. (This is from Tim Ferriss’ 4 Hour Body – the Slow Carb Diet)

I’ve noticed that when I do this, I feel full but not stuffed, and don’t get hungry for a while after. Also, this has helped me cut my morning coffee/tea habit down tremendously! I’ll have a cup of water, and cook my meal, once I’m done eating, I don’t have a taste for a hot cup of tea or coffee, so I just have another cup of water instead. (Which helps with my goal to drink more water too)

I hope what I’m currently doing blends nicely with The 21 Day Fix that I’m starting on Sept 22. (Come do it with me!) With the program, you don’t have to alter your favorite foods, you just learn proper portions for your proprietary calorie level, so I should be OK. The materials haven’t come so I’m not certain yet what changes I’ll need to make.

My breakfast usually looks like this:

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{Eggs w/ – 1 can black beans (rinsed) and 3 huge tablespoons of Sofrito warmed together in saucepan}

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{Eggs w/ – 1 can Kidney Beans (rinsed), one can petite diced tomatoes, chili powder and cumin to taste, heated in saucepan}

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{Eggs w/ – cooked quinoa, sauteed onions and mushrooms, leftover black beans and cilantro combined in skillet}

I could seriously eat the same thing for breakfast every day until I die. When I was working 9-5 I had the same coffee drink and bacon egg and cheese every. single. morning. #kindamissitnowthatimentionit #imissyoubacon #seeyouinheaven 

I got this combo of eggs and beans in Guatemala. At first I was like umm…. no gracias…. but it grew on me. Eggs, beans, some type of meat, maduros (sweet plantains), grilled or fried tomatoes, and pan fried bread. Yo….that’s heaven right there!

Anywaaay… My egg and bean combo thingy is really working well for me. Like I said, I stay full for a long while, but also it’s just really easy and quick to do. On Monday I will make the beans and it will last me until Thursday usually when I’ll make the next batch. So most mornings I just get up, scramble or fry a couple eggs then heat up beans and I’m done.

And when I’m lazy or time crunched breakfast looks like this: 

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 I love my Shakeology (vanilla!), and I noticed a crazy difference when I wasn’t drinking it. (namely my sugar cravings and migraines came back and my poops went away.) When I have it for breakfast it’s with a quick fried egg, or with loads of peanut or almond butter thrown in the nutribullet. I tried grounding up some oats and putting it in, which I heard was good, but…they lied to me yall. The texture was really weird.

Here are a few other High Protein Breakfast recipes:

(FYI – Recipes are copied, and I didn’t follow them to the letter ::shrug::)

Power Protein Oatmeal

This oatmeal recipe is topped with your choice of nuts, dried fruit, and a dash of cinnamon. A scoop of whey protein powder makes it an even more satisfying breakfast that will fuel your morning!

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 5 min.
Yield: 1 serving

Protein: 25g

Ingredients:
1 cup water
½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 Tbsp. raisins (or dried cranberries, dried cherries, or other dried fruit)
1 Tbsp. chopped raw walnut pieces (or almonds, pecans, or other nuts)
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
1 scoop Beachbody Vanilla Whey Protein Powder, or equivalent

Preparation:
1. Bring water to a boil in small saucepan over medium high heat.
2. Add oatmeal, walnuts, raisins, and cinnamon; cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until oats soften and thicken. Remove from heat.
3. Add Protein Powder; mix well. If oats are too thick, add extra water.

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How I do it… No walnuts, so I don’t die. And I use water and almond milk, a lil bit of agave nectar, cinnamon and nutmeg and even though this sounds weird, a lil powdered ginger too.

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Spinach Omelet w/ Gouda

Try something a little different with this spinach and corn omelet sprinkled with flavorful smoked gouda cheese.

Total Time: 20 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 10 min.
Yield: 1 serving

Protein: 21g

Ingredients:
3 large egg whites
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
1 tsp. olive oil
2 cups fresh spinach
½ cup sweet white corn kernels
½ oz. shredded smoked gouda cheese (2 Tbsp.)

Preparation:
1. Place egg whites in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper if desired; whisk to blend. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
3. Add spinach; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until wilted.
4. Add corn; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes or until warm. Remove from pan. Keep warm.
5. Heat skillet over medium-low heat. Add egg whites. Do not stir. As eggs set, lift edges, letting uncooked portion flow underneath.
6. When eggs are almost set add spinach mixture and cheese. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through. Gently fold in half.

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How I did it… 3 egg whites and 1 whole egg, adobo powder and pepper to season, used diced tomato and diced avocado in lieu of corn. (Too much work in the morning…I probably won’t do this again, I may do it for dinner or lunch on a random day though)

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Power Yogurt

Power up for your workout, or your day, with yogurt and sliced fruit topped with wheat germ and toasted coconut.

Total Time: 5 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

Protein: 29g

Ingredients:
1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
3 Tbsp. wheat germ
3 medium strawberries, sliced
¼ medium banana, sliced
1 tsp. unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted

Preparation:
1. Place yogurt in a medium serving bowl. Top with wheat germ; mix well.
2. Top with strawberries, banana, and coconut.

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How I do it…First of all it’s usually for snack or part of lunch vs breakfast, but I add sliced toasted almonds, a small dot or two of agave, craisins or raisins and sometimes sunflower seeds….and I usually use flavored greek yogurt…::avoids eye contact::

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It’s amazing how cleaning up my diet is starting to become fun for me again. I can’t wait til the baby belly is gone and the 6 pack returns…and by returns I mean shows up for the first time ever.

What are your favorite protein packed breakfasts?

 

21 Day Fix Challenge Group

Hi Girls,

I’m actually a little bit nervous about doing this…

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But I’m going to do it anyway and share it here and on youtube…

Are you interested in losing weight and getting in better shape along with me? I hope so cuz I plan to get a great group together for this!

The 21 Day Fix is a nutritional program, with a focus on portion control, and has an exercise program (30 minute workouts!) included.

I’m starting a challenge group Monday, September 22nd for people to join me in getting eating habits in gear, learning better portion control, getting into a fitness habit and losing some weight.

To join the challenge group you just have to do two things:

1. Have me as your coach and order the 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack

2. Commit to checking in with the group each day so we can all stay on track together with the program.

Let me know and I will put you into the closed facebook group. Throughout the 21 days we’ll cover recipes, motivation, handling set backs, emotional eating, etc. It’s going to be so good!

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The 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack is on sale this month, so when you order you receive the full nutritional program, a full set of containers for portion control, the exercise program, a month’s supply of shakeology, and the accountability group, all for the price of shakeology alone.

But like I said at the start of this post…I’m kinda nervous! I’ve led clean eating challenge groups, and even did a mini group for low carb eating… but I have yet to do The 21 Day Fix, and to do it for the first time as a “leader” of a group….GULP!

….real talk, I’m still excited though…. hehe … I think the group is gunna kick butt!

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The program gets great results. Peep some of my fellow coaches:

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My goals for the program are:

  1. Complete the program (LOL! I know this is silly, but I feel better talking to clients about programs I actually used)
  2. Lose 5lbs (This is lofty, but I’m going for it!)
  3. Inspire John to try doing a round of 21Day Fix when we return from Florida
  4. Help my challengers complete the program and get better results than they expected!

So, I’m ordering my program later today and cannot wait to  get started.

Any questions? Want to join me?

Email me at coachdanifaust@gmail.com or fill out the form below!

 (PS: If you’re interested in T25 or another beachbody program, I still have those accountability groups going strong, so make me your free coach and we can get you started on any other program you like.)

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Fit Fridays: Slacker Edition

 

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Confession…….

Giiiiiiiiiiiirls….. I have been slacking big-time on my workouts.

My plan was to do Body Beast and mix in T25 and Piyo. What have I been doing?…. sporadic beast, sporadic runs and no piyo or T25 to speak of.

#shameful

I have no excuse. I’m making the CHOICE not to wake up early everyday and knock out my workout early like I plan to. I’m ALLOWING myself to slip and get undisciplined. I know sporadic workouts = stunted results. ::sigh:: I’m going to get myself into a fellow coach’s challenge group to help regain motivation.

Right now, I am bloated due to a monthly visitor so I’m not going to mess my head up and weigh myself, but even without the water weight gain, I know the past few weeks are having a negative impact on my conditioning. :(  I plan to weigh and measure at the beginning of each month so in about a week we’ll see how I’m really doing, results-wise.

Only good thing is I have been eating well….if we don’t count last night’s pound cake and sweet tea binge. ::avoids eye contact::

And one of the wellness related Q’s from my ask me anything post:

How do you deal with food cravings? Or are you naturally not a big eater? I have my gym routine down but it’s the food that gets me!!

I’m naturally a grazer and I can eat. I deal with food cravings by having a substitute and not having my real triggers in the house (though, last night I did tell John to bring home pound cake…and cupcakes)  I talked a lilbit about food here.

I feel like I’m usually doing better with one or the other. If I’m eating really well my workouts are slacking a little… if I’m working out hardcore…a) I feel hungrier and b) I allow a little more wiggle room in my diet.

My suggestion would be to clear out your kitchen so you don’t have your major temptations easily available, and have some healthy substitutes on hand.

I crave sweets, so I have lots of fruit around…but a fruit will never be ice cream so if that’s what I’m REALLY craving (usually around “a certain” time of the month) I will have a little ice cream and call it a day.

How are you doing, fitness-wise?

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