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Pumpkin Cinnamon Pancake Recipe | Reduce Weight Gain and Hormonal Imbalance

September 25, 2016

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If you are ready for a healthy breakfast idea, then this delicious and healthy Pumpkin and Cinnamon Pancake recipe for weight loss might be a good start for you.

Pumpkin is rich in beta carotene to keep your eyes healthy and your skin look younger, as well as fiber to keep you regular and help you lose weight naturally.Pumpkin Cinnamon Pancakes for Weight Loss

Cinnamon will help you keep your hormones in balance and your metabolism under control which always helps women lose weight or at least not to gain extra pounds.

Oats are not only rich in fiber to lose weight and protein to beet cravings, but also help to stabilize your blood sugar and lower your cholesterol.

Healthy Weight Loss Breakfast Recipe: Pumpkin Cinnamon Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 can pumpkin pure
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar or as needed
  • olive oil as needed

Directions:

Mix all ingredients thoroughly, cook on medium heat and serve with sour cream, Maple Syrup or mix or berries and fruits.

Bon Appetit!

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Fall Detox with Cleansing Foods and Exercise Shortcuts

September 22, 2013

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Are you ready for a Fall Detox Plan with cleansing seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as exercise shortcuts?

The beautiful fall season followed by the winter chill is the right time to balance your body with weight loss detox.  A natural cleanse and a few exercise secrets will allow you to enjoy the season with less stress and to be ready for the cold and flu season.

You can do an easy weight loss detox to reach your body or metabolic balance by changing your food and nutrition preferences based on your bio-individuality.

Fall Detox Cleansing Foods

Fall-Winter Cleanse with Weight Loss Detox Foods and Shortcuts

As we know, processed foods contain chemically derived ingredients our bodies don’t know how to read. This creates a metabolic disaster-imbalance.

Coupled with chronic stress and low level of exercises empty nutrition food contributes to chronic inflammation, which can lead to imbalance in the female hormones in our body.

Toxic chemicals in the water we drink and the air we breathe also affect our metabolic balance and contribute to inflammation in our body, which can lead to all types illnesses.

Fall is the right time to start and easy fall natural cleanse detox with seasonal whole foods. To do so, incorporate as many seasonal, local and freshly harvested vegetables in your diet: greens (kale, dandelion, beet greens, etc.), vegetables (fall squashes, beets, carrots, cauliflower, onions, garlic, zucchini, pumpkin, etc) fruits (avocado, apples, pears, kiwi, watermelon, etc.) beans (mung beans, lentils, etc.) nuts (walnuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds). They all are full of fiber and help elimination.

Don’t forget to enjoy local the harvest with  juices and smoothies you can drink in the morning or  as a snack.

You can always use some fruits and vegetables for homemade cleansing detox recipes or rejuvenating facials (tomatoes, avocado, grapes, watermelon, apples, pears, etc.).

Fall and Winter Exercise Shortcuts

We are moving towards Winter, and it means that the days are getting shorter Fall-Winter Cleanse with Weight Loss Detox Foods and Shortcutsand shorter following naturally after the many long days of light.  But there is no excuse for us to exercise less because we don’t have time. Why? Well, we always can find exercise shortcuts to burn some calories:

  • park your car as far as possible;
  • take stairs whenever you can;
  • get up every fifteen minutes to stretch and deep breathe toh help reduce stress and detox;
  • dance / move / jump / stretch in the kitchen while you preparing a meal;
  • use more bending and stretching any time you clean the house, do gardening or talk on the phone (you can do the whole working out routine while text massaging).

We have to learn how to prioritize our health, our relationships, our jobs, etc., to sort them out and start a wonderful journey to wellness – a journey that will help us to get back our happy mind and healthy body.

Let us be smart, patient and full of a sense of humor if we want to feel and look fabulous this fall and winter season.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

©Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Coach

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Green Kale Juice and Salad Recipes for Natural Weight Loss and Detox

April 10, 2013

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Are you ready try kale juice and salad recipe for natural weight Lloss and simple detox?

How often do you have green leafy vegetables, such as kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, mustard greens, etc. in your meals?  They all are rich in vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin C and phytonutrients to prevent cancer and boost our immunity.

Green leafy vegetables are low in calories and fat and rich in fiber which is crucial for natural weight loss and easy detox. If you don’t know how to cook green leafy vegetables, just try them in green juice or green smoothie recipes first. I would like to share with you these two recipes by Victoria Moran, author  of Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit

*Green Juice /Lemonade Detox Recipe

Ingredients:

3-4 stalks of organic celeryKale Juice and Salad Recipes for Natural Weight Loss and Detox

3-4 leaves of kale

1-2 organic apples

1 peeled lemon

Directions:

Make a juice and drink to your health.

*Mediterranean Massaged Kale Salad Detox Recipe

Ingredients:

1 bunch kale

2 carrots, chopped

1-2 small bell peppers, chopped

olive oil

apple cider vinegar

sea salt

(you can add any vegetables)

black pepper to taste

Directions:

Discard and remove stalks. Chop kale leaves finely, put them in a bowl and massage with sea salt, apple cider vinegar and olive oil, until the leaves break down -as if cooked). Put aside for two hours. Add red peppers and carrots or vegetables of your choice, sprinkle with olive oil and serve.

Bon Appetit!

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© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Coach

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Beauty Remedies and Tips for Weight Loss Detox in the Summer

July 28, 2012

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Summer is a beautiful time of the year. It can be also the healthiest time if you learn to take advantage of the summer weather, long days and abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Summer can be the right time for natural fast weight loss,  detox and lots of inexpensive beauty remedies to nourish and rejuvenate your skin.

Here are some helpful hot weather tips for you to enjoy your summer  :

I. Try to drink two-three extra glasses of water a day– it is very easy to do when it is hot outside. If you can develop this habit, you will continue drinking more water in the fall and winter.Summer Weight Loss Detox and Natural Beauty Remedies and Tips

Dehydration is one of the causes for headaches, migraines, and constipation, all of which can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, hormones imbalance, PMS symptoms, etc.

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II. Start an easy excercise program. By easy I mean think about some outdoor and indoor activities you might have forgotten you enjoy, like  walking, bike riding, tennis, swimming, hiking or even dancing. If you are extra ambitious, consider camping.

Summer days are long enough, so no excuses for not having time for an excercise program. Eventually it will become your daily routine and will thus be easier to keep up with in winter.

III. Try to reduce high-calorie and high fat foods by replacing them with an abundance of fruits and vegetables that can help with constipation. Eating more plant foods helps with weight loss,  detox, and to cleanse smart. Why? Because all fruits and most vegetables are laxative = rich in fiber. And foods high in fiber is what you need the most if you want to have a healthy digestive system.

Avoiding high calorie and high sugar foods can also relax you, which is very important if you want to feel and look fabulous (remember: stress and nutrition are related and needed for natural fast weight loss)

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IV. Try to eat more detoxifying food, for example, diuretic foods, such as cherries, pine apple, celery, parsley root, water melon, cucumbers, artichokes, watercress, all of which improve urination.

Hot weather increases sweating and reduces urination, which can lead to water retention, and sometimes to a puffy face or heavy legs. These foods will also help you reduce your blood pressure which is very important for healthy kidneys and heart. Check which fruits and vegetables are from Dirty Dozen List, and why it is better (healthier) to buy them as organic fruits and vegetables for their organic food benefits.

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V. Try to spend at least 10 – 15 minutes every day being with and in nature: at the beach, in the park, in the woods, in your back yard watching birds, floating clouds, your favorite flower or a tiny lizard; or maybe doing completely nothing. It will de-stress your mind and relax your body.

Take a Break and Relax with Flowers

VI. Make some homemade beauty remedies using Summer fruits and vegetables that can nourish, moisturize and cleanse your skin.


Let us take advantage of Summer time to get healthier and happier, shall we?

Breathe, smile and be happy.

©Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Coach and Nutrition Counselor

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A Simple Detox Yoga Move to Reduce Female Hormone Imbalance

January 21, 2012

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We all know that illness can be caused when toxicity in our body increases.  To reduce toxicity you can always try weight loss detox with whole foods and detox recipes.  But did you know that toxicity can be increased by stress.  So why not try to reduce your stress first?

To reduce stress you can learn to relax, improve sleep quantity, or try some breathing exercises.   If you reduce your stress you may be able to reduce female hormone imbalance and ease pre-menopausal and post menopausal symptoms.

There is more to life than increasing its speed.  ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

One of the best stress reducers is to try to do nothing for five minutes.  Can you do it? It will be even better if you lie down and put your legs up on the wall – in Legs-up-the Wall Pose. This detoxing pose will help you to relax, drain lymph from the legs and increase blood flow.

If you are not sure how to start, some directions from yogajournal.com might help:Simple Detox Yoga Move to Reduce Female Hormone Imbalance

Start with your support about 5 to 6 inches away from the wall.

Sit sideways on right end of the support, with your right side against the wall (left-handers can substitute “left” for “right” in these instructions).

Exhale and, with one smooth movement, swing your legs up onto the wall and your shoulders and head lightly down onto the floor.

The first few times you do this, you may ignominiously slide off the support and plop down with your buttocks on the floor. Don’t get discouraged. Try lowering the support and/or moving it slightly further off the wall until you gain some facility with this movement, then move back closer to the wall.

Try to relax on the floor doing nothing every day, and if you think you don’t have time, lie down while you watch TV, talk on the phone or plan a weekend  getaway.  Breathe, smile and be happy…..

Let us slow down and learn how to do nothing from time to time to feel and look fabulous, shall we?

Breathe, smile and be happy.

Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Coach and Counselor

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Keep Your New Year Resolutions with Fat Dissolving Vegetable Recipes

January 6, 2012

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Are you still keeping up on your New Year Resolutions? Did you try to change some of your eating habits and incorporate more weight loss recipes into your diet and menu plan?

In order to lose weight, try to speed up your metabolism by adding more fiber rich foods, cleansing spices, cleansing herbs and fat dissolving vegetables, such as onions, green onions, celery, shitake mushrooms, horseradish, turnip, turmeric, etc. in your diet.

Here are two recipes for you to try to keep your New Year Resolution:

Warm Black Bean, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cooked black beans (soaked overnight and cooked till tender)
  • 2 cups arugulaKeep Your New Year Resolutions
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 /2 cup grated goat cheese
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/6 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp green onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp horseradish, grated
  • Immunity Boosting Spices Mix
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped, per serving

Directions:

Saute onions and carrots in olive oil for 10 min., add turmeric, cayenne pepper, salt, ghee, stir thoroughly. Mix with arugula, top with grated goat cheese. Garnish with parsley.

Comforting and Healthy Homemade Vegetable Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 onions choppedKeep Your New Year Resolutions
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 turnip cubed
  • 1 small potato, chopped
  • 1 cup shitake mushrooms soaked
  • 1 celery stock chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp dill, minced (per serving)
  • Immunity Boosting Spices Mix

Directions:

For vegetable broth: mix ½ onion, a carrot, a celery stack, a potato, a turnip, in 4 cups of water approximately for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, sauté the rest of onions and carrots in olive oil, for 5 minutes, add shitake mushrooms, chopped and cook for 5 more minutes; add ghee and set aside. When vegetable broth is ready, add sautéed vegetables, salt and pepper to taste. Serve with sour cream and chopped dill on top.

Bon Appetit!

 

Breathe, smile and be happy

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Relationship Expert

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