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ADVOCARE Spark has been reformulated & we have it at domani!!!!

  • Why are there less calories and carbohydrates in Spark? Is it equally beneficial?
    The reduction in calories and carbohydrates comes from a reduction in an inactive ingredient called
    maltodextrin. This reduction allows for a smaller serving size, which means we can provide Spark in
    more convenient packaging while still offering all of the same benefits.
  • Are there still the same amounts of servings per canister?
    Yes, you still receive approximately 42 servings of Spark per canister. As your canister is being
    shipped, powder may settle and appear more compacted than when it was originally filled.
  • Why is the scoop smaller?
    By reducing the amount of an inactive ingredient (maltodextrin), we are able to fit all of the benefits of
    Spark into a smaller scoop. Spark’s benefits have not changed. The only major differences are that
    the product serving size has now gone from 15g to 7g of powder, 45 to 15 calories, and 11g to 4g of
    carbohydrates. The directions remain, “Blend, shake or stir contents of one stick pack or one scoop
    into 8 fluid ounces of water.”
  • What is maltodextrin? Why does Spark have maltodextrin? Why did you reduce the
    maltodextrin in Spark?
    Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide, three or more carbohydrate molecules joined together, derived
    from a starch (corn). Maltodextrin is used to help product flow through filling equipment during the
    manufacturing process. Advances in powder fill technology have led to newer, faster equipment
    capable of accurately delivering smaller amounts of powder into packaging. With this new technology
    available to us, we are able to reduce the amount of maltodextrin in the product.
  • Why does Spark cost the same amount as before?
    The active ingredients, servings and all of the great benefits of Spark are all present in more
    convenient packaging.

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before and after…. back to school!

back to school cut!

Tricia created the perfect back to school cut!

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spread the LOVE

Hello, once again, to all dear friends and family of Domani Wellness,

Though it has been well over a week since the last installment, know that I have been thinking of you daily and hoping you are all coping as well as can be expected.  As you can imagine, I myself have been stunned to speechlessness.  In this week like no others this country has known since the destruction of World Trade Center towers, we must once again call up every last ounce of strength in our hearts and show the world, as well as one another, that the human spirit is far more difficult to crush.  Though I doubt I’d be capable of such lofty words had any member of my own family been injured or worse in Boston or Waco.  But on behalf of Domani, my family, and myself, our hearts go out to all those trying to regain peace in their lives after such a horrrible week of loss and destruction.  Countless thanks go out to all the fire and rescue personnel, law enforcement, and service men and women who are giving all they can trying to restore “normal” in the face of chaos.  Would that our prayers could only be enough.  Well, let’s all keep sending them anyway.

For my wellness tip of the week, all I wish offer is this:  We only get one chance at this life… For God’s sakes LIVE IT. Spread LOVE.  Any way, any where, and to anyone you can.  You never know when or where you will have the opportunity to change someone’s life.  Use your powers for good.  The best thing about giving a smile is you almost always get it back!  It doesn’t hurt and it doesn’t cost a thing.  And one by one, feel the burdens on your own heart become lifted.  Make someone’s day – every day.  

I know quite a few of you are wrapping up an Herbal Cleanse so I wanted to discuss Advocare’s MNS systems as it plays the most dramatic role in the 24-Day Challenge and is the best nutrition regimine on the market today.  Conquering the nutritional gaps in your diet equals conquering cravings.  You can do this.  Let AdvoCare show you how.  “Metabolic Nutrition Systems (MNS®) help you target your specific weight management challenges.* MNS Maximum Energy contains a proprietary blend of botanical extracts and nutrients designed to help “rev up” metabolism.*+ It reflects years of research and development at AdvoCare®, where our Scientific and Medical Advisory Board has searched the world for the safest and most effective energy boosters.* It is the synergistic blends and scientifically proportional amounts of ingredients used in MNS Maximum Energy that make it an exceptional solution for weight management.* For added metabolism support, use it in conjunction with ThermoPlus™ Vitamin and Herbal Supplement.” (borrowed from Advocare.com

For maximum appetite control you may prefer the MNS Max C formula.  MNS Max 3 offers noticable energy and appetite control as well, but has approximately half the caffeine as the other 2.  In place of the caffeine and extra appetite control it offers superior core nutrition and wellness benefits.  There is an MNS for every body.  Put one to work for you.  Oh, and by the way, when you find your favorite MNS system, you can keep doing it over and over.  It’s safe, effective, and you feel amazing.  Why stop?  Find me and my favorite MNS at Domani Salon & Spa.

Yup. Still cold out and comfort food still seems like a really good idea.  And if you thought cleansing meant steering clear of red meat…think again.  Just think lean and enjoy.  Great for leftovers, especially when you need to pack a lunch for work.  

Brown Rice Pasta

1 lb Ground Turkey, Bison, or very lean Ground Beef
Brown Rice Pasta
1 large jar No Sugar Added Spaghetti Sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium bell pepper , chopped(green, red, or yellow or a combination of each)
1 small box frozen chopped spinach
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce (No Sugar Added)
2 TBSP fresh parsley, chopped

Cook frozen chopped spinach according to package directions. Cool, drain, and squeeze as much of the
excess liquid from the spinach as possible. Spray a large nonstick skillet with no calorie/no fat
cooking spray and brown meat with onions, garlic, and bell pepper until meat is cooked through. Add
spaghetti sauce, spinach, tomato sauce, and fresh parsley to the cooked meat. Simmer until heated
through.
Meanwhile boil pasta according to package directions .
Tips for serving: It is best not to mix your noodles and meat mixture together so that you can control
the amount of pasta and meat you consume. Using the appropriate portion size for your weight
measure out your pasta and meat and then mix the two together on your plate.
 
As always, I’m here if you need me 🙂
 
 
 
 
Lisa Foat
domani salon & spa (920)262-8333
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Health & Wellness event at Domani Salon & Spa April 12

mark your calendars for Friday, April 12th from 5-7 p.m. to join us at Domani Salon & Spa for a special evening of health/wellness & beauty.  You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about body contouring wraps (coming soon to Domani!), keeping skin looking younger longer with chemical peels, discouraging wrinkles to specific areas of the face with Botox, and of course, wellness and weight loss with the wide variety of supplements from AdvoCare.  we will be featuring specials guests, appetizers, and Spark!  hope to see all of you there.  RSVP: 920-262-8333
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Hooray for NEW Advocare products at domani!!!

Top O’ the Mornin’ to all you friends and family of Domani Wellness,

 Since the pool in my neighborhood reopens the 1st week in June, I figure, that’s 3 months to swimsuit season.  This may not exactly be music to YOUR ears, but for the ladies who took part in Domani’s Biggest Winner Contest, spring is looking a great deal more sunny.  Even though I cannot announce the winner of the spa package without proper permission, I can say that when I average all the results, it comes to nearly 9 pounds per person!  Now, as grand as AdvoCare’s 24-Day-Challenge is, even AdvoCare, the company suggests a 90 day committment. 
 
For a lot of people, the first month is just getting the cobwebs out, with the next two seeing some real breakthroughs.  The products fill in the nutritional gaps to help with energy and cravings, and ultimately accheive faster results, but these women all worked hard to make positive lifestyle changes, as well.  The one thing I heard each of them say is that they feel amazing.  And isn’t the first step to accomplishing a goal, having the energy to do it?  So find your favorite product(s) to carry forward and give you the tools you need to continue your success.  I am so proud of all of you!     
 
Two weeks ago at Success School I witnessed the launch of 3 new items for everyone to love.  I just didn’t want to get you all too excited until we actually had them on the shelves.  So buckle your seatbelts, this ride is gonna be wild! 
 
  • 3 new flavors of Spark:  Raspberry Tea, Tangerine, & Watermelon – all in one box!  AdvoCare is asking everyone to vote for their favorite flavor on Facebbook.  But you only have until May 1st to do it.  The winning flavor will be the next permanent addition to the lineup. 
 
  • An outrageously craveable nutrition bar called AdvoBar Raw.  It’s 210 calories of raw fruit and nut energy with ample amounts of protein and fiber to fuel your fire.  And finaly, there is now a non-dairy, vegetarian formula meal replacement shake in a rich DARK CHOCOLATE flavor.  Check out all that’s new at Domani Salon & Spa.
 
As one fabulous promotion comes to a close, so begins another one.  For the entire month of March, we will be featuring Advocare CorePlex multivitamins and offering all 3 varieties at 25% off!  “CorePlex® supplement provides a synergistic combination of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that helps supply the body with advanced nutrition for optimal health.* Each ingredient provides nutritional balance to fill the gaps in the average American diet.* It provides the right nutrients in the right amounts to ensure optimal absorption.* And the chelated amino acid-bound minerals in CorePlex make them easily digestible and highly absorbable.*
The vitamins and antioxidants in CorePlex work together to help strengthen the immune system and fight the effects of free radicals.* Minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc help support healthy bones and many other biological processes.* B-vitamins help the body convert fats, carbohydrates and proteins into energy and support the cardiovascular and neurological systems.* Vitamin C helps support and enhance the immune system.*
In addition to all the benefits of CorePlex, CorePlex with Iron provides 100% of the daily-recommended amount of iron, which is especially important for pregnant women, nursing mothers and women of childbearing age, especially those with heavy menstrual cycles.” (borrowed from AdvoCare.com)  Also available in chewables for children and other non-pill-takers! 🙂

I have one last oatmeal recipe to wrap up HEART month.  Yes, it’s March now, but I had a request for a healthy baked oatmeal.  This recipe can be found on the Mayo Clinic website, however, I tweaked it a bit.  Serve with no-sugar-added yogurt for added protein and calcium – definitely a breakfast to look forward to!

 
Baked Oatmeal
 
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup pure maple syrup or to taste
Egg substitute equivalent to 2 eggs, or 4 egg whites
3 cups uncooked rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 to 1 cup chopped or ground walnuts
1 cup skim, soy or almond milk
 
In a good-sized bowl, stir together oil, applesauce, sugar and eggs. Add dry ingredients and milk. Mix well. Spray a 9-by-13 baking pan generously with cooking spray. Spoon oatmeal mixture into pan. Bake uncovered at 350 F for 30 minutes.  Makes 8 servings.  The values listed below represent the recipe made without the walnuts.
 
Calories 204 Sodium 105 mg
Total fat 4 g Total carbohydrate 34 g
Saturated fat 0.7 g Dietary fiber 4 g
Monounsaturated fat 1.9 g Protein 8 g
Cholesterol 0.5 mg    
Starches 1
Fruits 1
Sweets, desserts and other carbohydrates 0.5
Grains and grain products 1
Fruits 1
Sweets 0.5

 Source: This recipe is one of 400 recipes collected in the “Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Healthy Cookbook” published by Good Books and available at the MayoClinic.com Bookstore.

 

Stay tuned!  This month will be full of exciting announcements…!

 
Lisa Foat
domani salon & spa (920)262-8333
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Happy Heart Month!

Happy February!  It’s the American Heart Association Heart Month and a great time to focus on things we can do to inspire healthy hearts all around us.  Without a doubt, getting that much needed cardio 3 hours a week is a much bigger challenge this time of year than in mid summer.  But, can I just tell you, one of the things I love most about February?  I was reminded of this this morning at my health club of choice, how much less crowded by favorite fitness classes are, compared to last month!!  So, if crowds of New Year’s Resolution fanatics have forced you to keep your distance from your gym of choice, COME BACK!  Your heart will thank you.  Just as it will if you clear the clothes off your stationary bike, eliptical, or treadmill at home.  Or get your dog out for the regular walks he needs regardless of the weather.  Start with 15 minutes a day, then 20.  When you’re ready to make the jump from 25 to 30, give yourself a day off.  This may be a challenge.  It’s worth it.  Sitting at a desk all day is something we learned.  Gradually.  Remember how early in our school days they had to give us several recesses per day so we could all run around?  Later, it was just one, until high school, when none were required.  Some chose after school activities, some did not.  And our fates were sealed.  We might not have been fully in control of those choices then, whether transportation was an issue, or money, or the drive to get the best grades possible.  We are in charge now.  We may not get to take an hour’s worth of breaks each day to “run around”, but we can choose to incorporate some activities into our lifestyles in that same spirit.
 
On another  heart-healthy note, by now most everyone has heard how good oatmeal is for heart health, as its fiber has been proven to lower cholesterol and is a satisfying alternative to just about anything you can have for breakfast.  My Advocare education has led me to now chose only oatmeal or an Advocare Meal Replacement Shake for breakfast.  One of the reasons is that when you look at the back of a canister of oatmeal, there is one ingredient:  oatmeal.  No sodium, no cholesterol, plenty of soluable fiber, naturally high in iron, and a fair amount of protein!  And no sugar or anything we cannot pronounce the names of.  This is huge for me because, in the past year, I quit a 35 year cold cereal habit!  Of course, some are more like empty calories than others, and at least I always ate breakfast, which is way better than not.  
 
When something faster is the order of the day, I’ve come to look forward to Advocare Meal Replacement Shakes.  The rich flavors are outstanding and come in chocolate, vanilla, berry, chocolate-mocha, and orange cream and are not only just for breakfast.  Whether you “need to cut calories or you need a nutritious on-the-go meal, grab a Meal Replacement Shake. Meal Replacement Shakes have a 1:1 protein-to-carbohydrate ratio, which studies show supports weight loss and sustained energy. And since they’re loaded with 24 grams of easily digestible protein, 26 vitamins and minerals and just 220 calories per serving, you’ll satisfy your rumbling tummy, feed your muscles with high-octane fuel and give your body wholesome nutrients for a healthier you. Meal Replacement Shakes also work great as part of the Metabolic Nutrition Systems (MNS®).” (borrowed from Advocare.com)
 
Boxes of 14 can be purchased at Domani Salon & Spa.
 
Once again, I’ve opted to borrow a fabulous recipe from the test kitchen of Heather Devine.  Heather, if you’re reading this, Many Thanks, as this recipe is great for so many reasons (check out the protein!) and I had my heart set on sending out an oatmeal family solution rather than just telling everyone to “Eat more oatmeal.”  Watch for more of these in the 3 weeks to come.  Enjoy!  🙂 
 
Oatmeal Pecan Pancakes
 
1 c. egg whites
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. oats
1/3 c. milk
2 tbsp. oil (I use grapeseed or olive)
1/4 c. finely ground pecans (food processors will grind whole pecans)
1/4 c. flax seed meal
1/4 tsp. Stevia
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
½ tsp. cinnamon
Beat egg whites till fluffy.  Beat remaining ingredients until just smooth.   For thinner pancakes, add a ¼ cup water at a time.  For each pancake, drop ¼ c batter onto hot griddle.  Serve with real maple syrup.
 
Until next time, my heart goes out to you, each of you, all on your own wellness journeys…
 
 
Lisa Foat
domani salon & spa (920)262-8333
 
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Never too late….

Hi All,
 
How are those New Year’s Resolutions coming, Team?  If you’ve begun to feel like you’ve bitten off more than you could chew, don’t give up.  Don’t give IN!!  Perhaps you took on too much at once and you couldn’t keep up up with everything you were trying to do differently.  Just take a couple steps back to where you got off track or renew your commitment and start over if you need to. It’s never too late to make a healthy lifestyle change.  Hmmm… Lifestyle change.  You’ll notice you may never hear me use the word DIET.  I can think of very few concepts that are more counterproductive.  Small changes you believe in so strongly that you are willing to commit to that way of thinking for the rest of your life, a.k.a. lifestyle changes, pave the path to wellness success you can really hold onto.  It’s never too late.  Your body will thank you. 
 
Start small.  Consider changes you can do easily TODAY.  Take a 20 minute walk.  Say “no” to soft drinks for the rest of the day.  Try a veggie and nuts for a snack instead of anything with sugar.  Redefine dessert as a piece of fresh fruit or dark chocolate.  But if these are BIG changes for you, pick 1 or 2, NOT all of them.  And do them, or any other healthy change of your choice, until it becomes part of your identity.  Forgive yourself for veering off track.  We’re human, afterall.  Hop back ON!! 
 
Need a jump start?  Domani Salon and Spa is still offering Advocare’s 24-Day Challenge at at a discount of 25% off through the last day of January.  If you’d like to be motivated by the opportunity to win a spa package in the Biggest Winner Contest, call TODAY.  As long as I talk to you on or before February 4th, your results will still qualify.  It’s fun, it’s easy, and IT WORKS!  The system gives you a boost and supports your healthy lifestyle any time of year. 
 
Now, for those of you kings and queens of motivation and will-power out there (and I don’t mean me, I still completely loose it around anything covered in frosting or cheese!), you know that adding protein to your meals and snacks, helps cut cravings, accelerates your body’s ability to burn calories, and hastens the recovery process after exercise.  Advocare “Pro 20 is a well-rounded, superior liquid protein and amino acid supplement.* And, it’s not just any protein. The 3 oz. bottle is packed with 20 grams of soluble hydrolyzed protein, which the body can absorb quickly, to support lean muscle mass.*

Unlike many protein supplements, Pro 20 provides 200 mg of Alpha-GPC, helping increase strength, speed, agility, reaction time, and power and performance.* With just 140 calories, Pro 20 is also packed with B vitamins and electrolytes. The convenient and fast delivery of these superior ingredients facilitates recovery, helping provide increased, sustained energy.* Pro 20 can be used as a pre-workout supplement as well as a recovery product.” (borrowed from Advocare.com)

Pick up your 8-serving box at Domani as soon as the roads are clear. 😉 
 
On this blustery winter day, I’m looking forward to a little salad pick-me-up.  My friend, Heather, shared this recipe with me almost a year ago, when I begun my Advocare journey.  She said she liked it because it has a little bit of everything you in it and I’ve made it nearly once a month since.  I love all the flavors and textures.
 
Black Bean and Mango Salad
 
1 ½- 2 c mango
½ -1 c thin sliced green onion
1-1½ c brown rice
3 tbsp fresh cilantro minced
1 tbsp salsa
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp olive oil, or grapeseed oil
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 large can of black beans

Slice, dice, mix and enjoy!!!  I will also put some of this on top of 2 cups of mixed green to get more veggie in.

Be safe and be good to yourself!

Yours truly,

Lisa Foat
domani salon & spa (920)262-8333

 

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Greetings from Domani Wellness!

Still seeing & hearing great things from the Advocare 24-Day Challengers – keep up the great work!! I’m intrigued at how, though it may work quite differently from one induvidual to another, it does still work. That’s why there are so many options and add-ins. Let’s work together together to find the combination that helps you win. Remember, at almost all times, I’m just a phone call or email away. Please let me find answers any questions you may have. There are just 10 days left to pick up your 24-Day Challange products at the 25% discount, but you have all of February to log your results for the Biggest Winner Contest to win a spa package at Domani. Of course, when you invest in yourself with Advocare, you receive the support and guidance you need in order to reach your wellness goals any time of year!

Many of you are into the second 14 days of your challenge so I wanted to discuss Advocare’s MNS systems as it plays the most dramatic role in the 24-Day Challenge. “Metabolic Nutrition Systems (MNS®) help you target your specific weight management challenges.* MNS Maximum Energy contains a proprietary blend of botanical extracts and nutrients designed to help “rev up” metabolism.* It reflects years of research and development at AdvoCare®, where our Scientific and Medical Advisory Board has searched the world for the safest and most effective energy boosters.* It is the synergistic blends and scientifically proportional amounts of ingredients used in MNS Maximum Energy that make it an exceptional solution for weight management.* For added metabolism support, use it in conjunction with ThermoPlus™ Vitamin and Herbal Supplement.” (borrowed from Advocare.com)

For maximum appetite control you may prefer the MNS Max C formula. And MNS Max 3 offers noticable energy and appetite control as well, but has approximately half the caffeine as the other 2. In place of the caffeine and extra appetite control it offers superior core nutrition and wellness benefits. There is an MNS for every body. Put one to work for you.

I don’t know about you, but I’m really missing the Wisconsin summer farmer’s market bounty right now. Lucky for us, me can find most everything we need for a healthy diet in the grocery store. So, shop the perimeter, imagine the sun on your neck, and be glad that most everything is still in season SOMEWHERE. Definitely, take advantage of the the shining stars of the winter produce section, sensational citrus! Grapefruit, in particular, are at their sweetest, juiciest, best in January & February. These cancer-fighting, fiber-rich, vitamin-packed little numbers actually contain an acid that slows digestion in order to keep you feeling fuller longer. They’re the cheapest right now, too! Don’t be discouraged if you still find them priced at over $1 each. They’re usually huge and you still benefit from eating 1/2 today and covering the other in the fridge to enjoy tomorrow. Or toss sections into a salad – a whole one would be too much anyway.

 Here’s another deliciously creative idea:

Chicken and Grapefruit

4 boneless chicken breasts

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 T bsp olive oil

1/4 c dry white wine

1/4 c chicken broth

3 T bsp grapefruit juice

2 tsp honey

3 c trimmed watercress

2 grapefruit, cut into segments Season chicken with thyme and half of the salt and pepper.

Heat oil in frying pan over medium-high heat. Brown chicken, 6 minutes a side. Add next 4 ingredients. Simmer until reduced to 1/3 cup.

Season with remaining salt and pepper. Put watercress and grapefruit on plates. Top with chicken and sauce. 4 servings Read more: 

 I like this with over brown rice with broccoli. So easy and so AMAZING! 

‘Til next time, the more you squeeze, perhaps the less you’ll have to sneeze! Enjoy 🙂

Lisa Foat domani salon & spa (920)262-8333

 

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Doesn’t have to be hard to be working!

I am so excited!  Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with a couple people who are doing the 24-Day Challenge for Domani’s Biggest Winner contest.  And, WOW!!  I am extrememly impressed with the level of committment and the results I’m seeing so far!  What I’m hearing the most is how easy it is to follow.  And painless – as after just a couple of days, cravings are noticably under control or even non-existent.  Truly, it only takes a couple days of distance from sugary or starchy snacks before your body stops calling out to them.  So, keep up the good work and tell your friends and family.  The special 25%-off price on Advocare’s 24-day Challenge products and the opportunity to get in on the chance to win a spa package are going on through January.  Results will be announced March 1st.  Or simply do it for yourself.  Either way you win! 🙂
 
My wellness tip this week is especially for those of you working on making some serious changes this month.  Keep a food log.  This always helps when someone comes to me with questions if their diet isn’t working because we can examine the history together and find the sneaky culprits.  It also shows where things like protein or fiber need to be added.  And it adds an element of accountability, if only to yourself.  Don’t leave anything out.  You may be surprised where the extra calories are creaping in!  I strongly encourage all 24-Day Challengers to be doing this.       
 
Questions about Advocare’s OmegaPlex this week have prompted me to make this my Advocare Prodct of the Week.  “OmegaPlex® omega-3 fatty acid supplement is a safe, convenient, easy way to get the omega-3 fatty acids that may be missing from your diet, especially if you consume fish less than twice a week. It contains both 600 mg of EPA and 400 mg DHA long-chain omega-3 fatty acids per serving for maximum benefit.* Because these nutrients are involved in transporting nutrients, OmegaPlex is an important component for core nutrition.* It also helps promote healthy hair, skin and nails, and supports a healthy immune system.* It plays a key role in cardiovascular activity by supporting normal blood flow and healthy blood pressure.* In fact, consuming omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.** By supporting a healthy metabolism, OmegaPlex can aid weight management.*

OmegaPlex meets the highest quality standards of product safety and efficacy. Each softgel starts with high-quality marine lipid concentrate, which must meet strict analytical testing requirements for environmental contaminants, quantity of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and oxidation as indicators of safety, purity, potency and freshness. OmegaPlex also contains the antioxidant vitamin E in its most active form to further ensure omega-3 fatty acid stability.* The quality values of OmegaPlex are consistent with or exceed the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) voluntary monograph values.” (borrowed from Advocare.com)

 
This omega-3 fatty acid supplement is for everyone.  Take 2 soft-gels twice or more daily with meals.  There is even a kid-friendly version called Purple Champs.  They’re delicious!
 
With my focus on omega-3’s this week, it seemed appropriate to include my favorite omega-3-rich recipe:
 
Steamed Salmon with Leeks
 
4 chinook salmon fillets (4-oz. each)
1 large leek, divided
1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 Tbsp dry sherry
2 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
 
Rinse salmon in cold water & dry with a paper towel.
Trim tough green part and root end from leek, and discard.  Cut leek in half lengthwise.  Rinse with cold water, pulling apart layers to remove grit.  Cut leek into very thin slices.  Spread 2/3 of slices evenly on large microwaveable plate.  Cover loosely with waxed paper, and microwave on high 30 seconds.
Combine ginger, sherry, soy sauce, and remaining leeks in a small bowl.
Place salmon on plate over microwaved leek slices, skin-side down, in spoke fashion so thickest parts face outward.  Pour ginger mixture evenly over top and cover loosely with waxed paper.  Microwave on high 4 to 6 minutes or until salmon is opaque in center.  Test for doneness by inserting tip of a sharp knife in center of fillet.  Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
 
4 servings.  230 calories, 11g protein, 20g carbs, 3g fiber, 12g fat, 540mg sodium
 
from The Doctors Book of Healing Foods, Selene Yeager and the editors of Prevention, Rodale Inc.
 
Enjoy over a green salad or brown rice or with a side of seasonal fruits!
 
‘Til next time, something to keep all that positve energy flowing:  the days are getting  longer!!!  
Lisa
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Feel The Burn, More of the Good Kind!

 It’s New Year’s Resolution Time – how are your muscles & joints feeling right now?  If you’ve been doing activities this past week that you haven’t done in a while, I bet your body is paying you back!  And, by the way, sore, swollen muscles weigh more so weighing yourself right now could be misleading.  And DISCOURAGING!  Two things you can do to prevent that feeling:  don’t ever stop, or make sure to give your body the nutrients it needs to rebuild and recover.  Or how about both??
 
My focus product for the week is Advocare’s Post-Workout Recovery.  “Post-Workout Recovery Sports Drink contains more than 30 vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that support the muscles’ metabolic processes in recovery and helps minimize occasional soreness after workouts. Post-Workout Recovery combines the muscle-supporting nutrition used by hundreds of professional and world-class athletes across the United States. Post-Workout Recovery helps enhance physical performance and endurance while supplying essential components for muscle repair and gain during and after physical activity. The unique blend of high-quality protein combined with glucose polymers and other carbohydrates, gives the body energy and structural support.

Post-Workout Recovery also contains branched-chain amino acids to support muscle recovery, growth and endurance. Finally, the antioxidants present in this advanced sports drink help the body ward off free radicals that are commonly produced as a result of exercise.” (borrowed from Advocare.com)

 
I know the above might have looked like a lot of techical mumbo-jumbo.  This is a 230 calorie beverage to drink within an hour after you workout that helps balance what you just burned so when you get home you don’t feel like you want to eat everything in your house.  Plus, the nutrients are precisely blended to support the recovery process.  Read:  LESS SORENESS!  They come in Chocolate & Vanilla economical tubs and convenient packets and is a perfect accompaniment to Advocare’s 24-Day Challenge on sale now at Domani for 25% off.  Call today to have the front desk make your complimentary consultation appointment with me and whatever your fitness level, get ready to take it to the next level.  If you choose to have us track your progress for our Biggest Winner Contest, you could even win a spa package worth over $200!!     
 
You’ve been doing so many great things for yourself.  My wellness tip today is, Don’t sabotage all your positive progress by skipping breakfast.  Okay, you’ve heard this all your life, so for for all you breakfast EATERS out there, I’m going to take it one step further.  Eat an adequate breakfast within an hour of when you wake up.  Shoot for, at minimum, 220 calories, a majority of which should come from protein.  A protein-rich A.M. meal speeds muscle recovery, kick-starts your metabolism, and signals your brain that your body is about to do some work.  Put it all together and what you have is real energy you can feel.  Most of you know what picky eaters 4-year-olds can be, which is why, even though it might be extra work, I positively jump for joy when my son wants a scrambled egg with cheese and a wholegrain waffle with fruit for breakfast instead of cereal & milk.  I just know how much more allert he’s going to be in school. 
 
What I like about the following recipe, besides the 22g of protein, is that these are all ingredients that are in my fridge right now.  Use seasonings that YOU love!
 
Veggie Frittata Pocket
 
4 white mushrooms, sliced
1 Tbsp red bell pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp onion, chopped
pinch of ground black pepper
2 eggs
1/2 small tomato, chopped
3 Tbsp milk
1 whole wheat pita, halved & toasted
1/2 avocado, sliced
 
Coat a skillet with olive oil cooking spray, place over medium heat, and saute, muchrooms, onions, bell pepper, and black pepper, and cook 3-4 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, tomato, and milk until frothy.  Pour the eggg mixture into the skillet.  Cook , stirring , for 3-4 minutes, or until eggs are firm.
Fill each pita with half the eggs and top with avocado slices.
Makes 1 serving.  436 cals, 22g protein, 40g carbs, 9 g fiber, 7 g sugars, 23g fat (healthy-avocado), 411mg sodium.
 
From The Women’s Health Diet, Steven Perrine, 2011 Rodale Inc.
 
I tend to only use 1 pita half and eat the rest of the mixture on the side, with hot sauce!  This keeps this recipe under 400 calories and has fewer carbs.  Just my preference. 🙂  Enjoy!
 
Keep up the good work & I’ll see you at Domani!!
 
Lisa Foat
 
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