As America is getting ready for the super bowl, many of my clients are concerned about the damage party foods may do to their bodies. I think life is about enjoyment, not deprivation and kicking back with your friends and having a great time is a part of life. However, there are small things you can do to minimize the nutritional damage SuperBowl snacks may do. Here are a few simple tricks and recipes that can help you do just that.
1. To boost your metabolism, do interval cardio (20 seconds very fast, 10 seconds slow) on Friday and Sunday and do weight training on Saturday.
2. Practice dry skin brushing in the morning to stimulate your lymphatic system and decrease bloating.
3. Have a half of a grapefruit before the party.
4. Take a vegetarian Digestive Enzyme to help you digest cooked food. Non-vegetarian enzymes have strange ingredients you may not want to have in your body.
5. If you are going to a party, bring your own food to contribute to the pot luck. That way you will know exactly what you are eating.
Below are two recipes that are full of fiber that will help your digestive system.
Pizza Party Buffet
1 Jar of Organic Pizza Sauce
1 Jar of roasted peppers
1 Jar of marinated artichokes
1 Package of Crimini Mushrooms
1 Package of Daiya Cheese (www.daiyafoods.com) or Low Fat Organic Cheese
Organic (Vegan preferably) Pepperoni
High Fiber English Muffins
Toast the English Muffins for a few minutes first. Then top them with your favorite toppings and heat up in the toaster oven to melt the cheese. Enjoy!
Easiest Chili Ever!
16 oz Can of Marinated Bean Salad (I love Trader Joe's Brand)
12 oz Jar of Salsa
1 packet of vegetarian meat crumbles (Will be healthy and delicious)
Vegan or Low Fat Organic Cheese optional
Put them all together in a pan and sautee for about 15 minutes. Drizzle with cheese if you'd like. Enjoy! Your guests won't tell a difference.
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