#OptimalU-Week 29 Recap

July 22, 2014

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you are enjoying your summer, even though it seems to be flying by, as it always seems to do! I want to invite you to our July live event, which you can RSVP for free here. I will be joined again by my wife Debbie, and I’ll take your questions live, and make sure to giveaway something at the end.

For this week’s recap, I have a few reminders about exercise, and why you should consider sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes, and steaming versus boiling vegetables. Enjoy!

Day 1: Steam your vegetables versus boiling them. (Broccoli, cabbage, and green beans are some examples)


Day 2: A few of my #OptimalU’s have been about nightshades this year, including today’s. Sometimes individuals experience digestive discomfort from eating tomatoes, eggplant, and white potatoes (French fries!!) they have a substance in their ‘makeup’ called solanine, which is a liver irritant. That’s why on page 214 I suggest trading your white potatoes for sweet potatoes. You can bake them, or make homemade fries w coconut oil.


Day 3: Mixed greens with protein is the midday fuel for champions.


Day 4, 5: Off

Day 6: Today, one out of five Americans have the metabolic syndrome, or Syndrome X, which is a list of abnormalities that raise your chance for heart disease including blood pressure of at least 130 (systolic), triglycerides of at least 150, and waist measurement of 35 in (female) 40 in (male). My #OptimalU for today on page 78 says: Exercise, even if you don’t lose weight, because that is one way you can reverse the metabolic syndrome.


Day 7: Hi Everyone! Most of you know that beets are one of my favorite foods that I suggest you add to your diet every day, and my #OptimalU for today on page 135 will help you to be stain-free: When preparing beets, wear some sort of covering on your hands to prevent staining. Click the link for my tried and true baked beet recipe goo.gl/qZkuTa.


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