Coconut oil, coconut meat, coconut flour, and coconut milk

Coconut milk and oil are great sources of a super healthy type of saturated fat called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), including a component called lauric acid, which is a powerful nutrient for your immune system, and is lacking in most western diets.  In addition, MCTs are readily used for energy by the body and less likely to be stored as body fat compared to other types of fats.

Eating coconut oil can help improve the health of your skin from the inside out… But in addition to being healthy internally, coconut oil is also known to be great for the health of your skin externally as a skin moisturizer that’s healthier for you than most lotions since natural coconut oil allows you to avoid the harmful chemicals found in many lotions. 

Coconut oil is even shown to help improve your thyroid function as well as helping to protect your brain from Alzheimers.

There are even direct studies that show that coconut oil can help you burn off abdominal fat more efficiently.

Along with coconut milk and coconut oil as healthy fat choices, we’ve also got coconut flour as a healthier flour option for baking. Coconut flour is an extremely high fiber flour alternative (almost ALL of the carbs in this flour are fiber and not starch!).  Coconut flour is also VERY high in protein compared to most flours and is also gluten free!

Coconut oil, coconut meat, coconut flour, and coconut milk

Coconut milk and oil are great sources of a super healthy type of saturated fat called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), including a component called lauric acid, which is a powerful nutrient for your immune system, and is lacking in most western diets. In addition, MCTs are readily used for energy by the body and less likely to be stored as body fat compared to other types of fats.

Eating coconut oil can help improve the health of your skin from the inside out… But in addition to being healthy internally, coconut oil is also known to be great for the health of your skin externally as a skin moisturizer that’s healthier for you than most lotions since natural coconut oil allows you to avoid the harmful chemicals found in many lotions.

Coconut oil is even shown to help improve your thyroid function as well as helping to protect your brain from Alzheimers.

There are even direct studies that show that coconut oil can help you burn off abdominal fat more efficiently.

Along with coconut milk and coconut oil as healthy fat choices, we’ve also got coconut flour as a healthier flour option for baking. Coconut flour is an extremely high fiber flour alternative (almost ALL of the carbs in this flour are fiber and not starch!). Coconut flour is also VERY high in protein compared to most flours and is also gluten free!

Insanity Pure Cardio this morning!! This workout is crazy, insane, and tough!! You do cardio straight through for 15 minutes, No breaks, and each move is a minute long! By the end you are a sweaty mess but the feeling / high you get from finishing and knowing you pushed hard is amazing! What workout makes you feel amazing when you done?

Insanity Pure Cardio this morning!! This workout is crazy, insane, and tough!! You do cardio straight through for 15 minutes, No breaks, and each move is a minute long! By the end you are a sweaty mess but the feeling / high you get from finishing and knowing you pushed hard is amazing! What workout makes you feel amazing when you done?

Good Morning! Happy Tuesday!!

Focus on where you want to go, not currently where you are at!

The process is hard! We want to see immediate results! We focus too much on the now and not where we are headed!! 

Stop focusing on now and where you are at!! Focus on where you are going and what your goals are! 

Don’t get discouraged because you didn’t lose a pound this week or you missed a workout or you had a treat. We all have those days! Keep your eye on the prize and where your headed. Forget the past, worry about now and what you weigh or ate, focus on how you are going to change that to get to your goal health, weight, fitness, job, etc. 

Need help? Need motivation and support? I am here for you!! Message me!!!

Good Morning! Happy Tuesday!!

Focus on where you want to go, not currently where you are at!

The process is hard! We want to see immediate results! We focus too much on the now and not where we are headed!!

Stop focusing on now and where you are at!! Focus on where you are going and what your goals are!

Don’t get discouraged because you didn’t lose a pound this week or you missed a workout or you had a treat. We all have those days! Keep your eye on the prize and where your headed. Forget the past, worry about now and what you weigh or ate, focus on how you are going to change that to get to your goal health, weight, fitness, job, etc.

Need help? Need motivation and support? I am here for you!! Message me!!!

Super Dark Chocolate (at least 72% cacao content or higher)

It might not be a secret anymore, but yes, dark chocolate (NOT milk chocolate) can be a very healthy food, even though it is technically calorie dense. 

Dark chocolate can actually HELP you to burn off more body fat if you’re the type of person that has a sweet tooth and likes to eat a lot of desserts.  In this case, just 1 or 2 small squares of dark chocolate can many times satisfy your sweet tooth for only 30 or 40 calories as opposed to 500 calories for a piece of chocolate cake or a piece of pie. 

Also some brands of dark chocolate that are in the mid 70’s in % cacao content or higher, can have a fairly high ratio of fiber content and relatively low sugar content compared to the amount of healthy fats.  In fact, that’s one of the “tricks” you can use to select a good quality chocolate… look for more total fat than total carbs (or about the same number of grams of each).

The importance of that fact is that it means many dark chocolates will not greatly affect your blood sugar and will have a fairly blunted blood sugar response compared to other “sweets”.

Dark chocolate is also very rich in healthful antioxidants, including a powerful compound called theobromine which has been shown to help lower your blood pressure and have other health benefits. 

Dark chocolate also contains antioxidants called flavanols with dozens of health benefits… One study found that eating as little as 6.7 grams of chocolate per day has a protective effect on your heart.  Other studies show benefits to your digestive system by improving the ratios of good to bad bacteria in your gut, possibly due to the catechins and polyphenols in cocoa.

You can also reap the benefits of the antioxidants and fiber without all of the calories by using organic unsweetened cocoa powder in your shakes or smoothies or other recipes.

Bottom line is that you can enjoy small to moderate amounts of dark chocolate and also cocoa powder daily, and it only helps you to stay lean and fight the aging process in your body.

Super Dark Chocolate (at least 72% cacao content or higher)

It might not be a secret anymore, but yes, dark chocolate (NOT milk chocolate) can be a very healthy food, even though it is technically calorie dense.

Dark chocolate can actually HELP you to burn off more body fat if you’re the type of person that has a sweet tooth and likes to eat a lot of desserts. In this case, just 1 or 2 small squares of dark chocolate can many times satisfy your sweet tooth for only 30 or 40 calories as opposed to 500 calories for a piece of chocolate cake or a piece of pie.

Also some brands of dark chocolate that are in the mid 70’s in % cacao content or higher, can have a fairly high ratio of fiber content and relatively low sugar content compared to the amount of healthy fats. In fact, that’s one of the “tricks” you can use to select a good quality chocolate… look for more total fat than total carbs (or about the same number of grams of each).

The importance of that fact is that it means many dark chocolates will not greatly affect your blood sugar and will have a fairly blunted blood sugar response compared to other “sweets”.

Dark chocolate is also very rich in healthful antioxidants, including a powerful compound called theobromine which has been shown to help lower your blood pressure and have other health benefits.

Dark chocolate also contains antioxidants called flavanols with dozens of health benefits… One study found that eating as little as 6.7 grams of chocolate per day has a protective effect on your heart. Other studies show benefits to your digestive system by improving the ratios of good to bad bacteria in your gut, possibly due to the catechins and polyphenols in cocoa.

You can also reap the benefits of the antioxidants and fiber without all of the calories by using organic unsweetened cocoa powder in your shakes or smoothies or other recipes.

Bottom line is that you can enjoy small to moderate amounts of dark chocolate and also cocoa powder daily, and it only helps you to stay lean and fight the aging process in your body.

Life is WAY too short to wake up unhappy and work some where you hate 40+ hours a week! I was tired of it! So I joined Beachbody and now I can honestly say I work somewhere that is AWESOME AND UNBELIEVABLE!!! I love my job and am thankful every day for being introduced to beachbody!! 

Are you unhappy with your job? I would love to talk to you more about beachbody and how you can earn a living from working at home while helping others and yourself get healthy and fit! 

Message me, like this post, or email me at jgerity83@gmail.com to learn more about Beachbody! :)

Life is WAY too short to wake up unhappy and work some where you hate 40+ hours a week! I was tired of it! So I joined Beachbody and now I can honestly say I work somewhere that is AWESOME AND UNBELIEVABLE!!! I love my job and am thankful every day for being introduced to beachbody!!

Are you unhappy with your job? I would love to talk to you more about beachbody and how you can earn a living from working at home while helping others and yourself get healthy and fit!

Message me, like this post, or email me at jgerity83@gmail.com to learn more about Beachbody! :)