I’ve been talking about synthetic chemicals and how to protect yourself by avoiding them for a while. But the truth is they are everywhere and even with the best efforts to avoid them, we are saturated with them. I will refer you to the great book “Hundred Year Lie – How to protect yourself from the chemicals that are killing you” to get more information. But it’s not all doom and gloom. You can take steps to limit the exposure, and even better news, you can release years of toxins from your body.
Remember I lost 50 pounds with P90x 2 years ago and reached an all time low of 162. I eventually leveled out to 165-168 for the next two years. I then used Body Beast to get that upper body I never really had and reach 178, mostly lean muscle mass. But the path I took to 183 is all fat. I know 4 to 6 pounds might not sound like much, but when the pants no longer fit right, and darn it…that 6 pack I got really close to defining is layered in new fat…ugh. I just felt like crap.
So I’m super excited with the results. I love the recipes that come with the program and supplements are all natural. Here is a great video from the creator of Shakeology and the Ultimate Reset explaining this in more detail.
I thought I would end with a great recipes from the Reset that I just love. I was never a beet lover, but this recipe made me a believer!!! So much I double/triple batch it to last me into the week.
Roasted Root Medley
- 1/4 medium sized yam, washed and cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1/2 large carrot, washed and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1/2 large beet, washed and cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1/4 yellow onion, peeled and cut into large wedges
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- Himalayan salt (to taste)
- Optional recommended by Tom (1/2 teaspoon cumin)
Preheat Oven to 400 degree F. In a bowl, toss in all ingredients together. Spread on a cookie sheet and bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until tender, turning once or twice to prevent burning. Serves 1