Category Archives: UC

The Scoop On: Plexus Block

I started a new series on my blog highlighting different Plexus products.  Check out my last post about Plexus Slim.

This post is dedicated to one of my favorites…Plexus Block.

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What is it?

Plexus block does just what you think it would do… it blocks starches and sugars from converting to glucose in the body.  Block slows the absorption of starch and sugar for healthy glucose levels and can help to reduce starch and sugar from converting to glucose in the body by up to 48%.

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I don’t eat a ton of starchy foods…it doesn’t sit well with my UC.  But there are times I like to eat cupcakes and drink wine.  So, I take 2 pills of block 30 minutes before my meal and it helps so much!

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The main ingredient is white kidney bean extract…hello…Dr. Oz has been talking about that for years!  The other is brown seaweed blend.

What do those ingredients do?

The active ingredient in white kidney bean extract is something called “phaseolus vulgaris” which interferes with the pancreas’s ability to secret alpha-amylase. In other words, it’s blocking the enzyme necessary for starch digestion.  So,  the starch will then pass through the digestive tract intact without being broken down into simple sugars and possibly later being stored as fat.  Yay!

Brown seaweed is a source of fucoxanthin.  There have been many studies that show  fucoxanthin  supplements can aid weight loss and reduce liver fat.  Here’s a visual that helped me understand it….when you place dried brown seaweed in a glass, then add water, it expands.  Filling up your stomach so you eat less.   Seaweed also has iodine…which most Americans do not get enough of.

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See…it just works out so perfectly…Before/During/After.   (I will highlight Probio5 next…in the mean time, check out the video I made explaining why I love it…CLICK HERE)

I really enjoyed this Youtube video explaining more about how Block works.  Click HERE to watch it.

I have a special coupon code to save you 15% off your next order…but hurry!  It expires on April 15th!

Dairy Free Update!

Still doing this whole dairy free deal.  And I know I said I feel great in the last blog, and I do feel great.  But, I always feel pretty great.  My set point is happy.  I already eat fairly healthy, so this hasn’t been the huge change I was hoping for.  In fact, the past week I have felt more bloated.  I thought going dairy free was supposed to help that?

Needless to say, here’s what has been going on…

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My afternoons have been this little frosty type creation.  Protein powder, almond milk and ice. Throw it in the nutribullet… Delish!  And I had to show off my French manicure.

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This is the protein powder I finally found…and it is awesome!  It is dairy free, and the protein is beef peptides.  I promise it is good…and doesn’t have soy, or tons of sugar/carbs.

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My breakfast looks a lot like this everyday…two eggs in ghee, and coffee with coconut creamer.

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Shrimp was on sale at HT, so we wrapped it in bacon…one of my favorites!  (click here for recipe!)

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Salmon with lemon and dill.  I usually make this yummy sauce with greek yogurt, but skipped it and it was still tasty.

I’m still undecided if I’ll stick with the dairy free another month…I miss cheese.  It would be different if I was seeing drastic changes, but I am not.  We shall see!

Have a great week! Check out my teaching schedule, with an update on my summer retreats.

Dairy Free: Week One

It has been a little over week, and I have to admit… I feel pretty good. The main thing I’ve noticed is… I love cheese.  Ha!  Seriously, I feel a difference in my allergies already.  Meaning, everyone around me is talking about how bad theirs are, and I usually get some seasonal gunk, and that is not happening, so Yay!

I took the pea protein back.  I just couldn’t deal.  I am on the hunt now for one that fits into what I need.   In the meantime, I boiled a million eggs and put them in baggies in the fridge for easy grabbing on the go.

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This coconut creamer is amazing and awesome and I will never not use it.

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Oh. Em. Ghee.  Heat up your cast iron skillet, and plop a bit of this on it.  Throw in some flank steak, sear on both sides, then pop in the oven on broil for about 5 minutes.   Take the steak out and let it rest on a cutting board, pop the cast iron back on the burner and add a bag of frozen baby brussel sprouts to the ghee and steak drippings.  It’s the bomb ya’ll.

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Lots of tomatoes and avocados.

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I am also currently in love with lemon pepper tuna pouches.  I eat it straight out of the bag!  I needed to find something for my 3pm protein punch.  I usually would drink a protein shake, and this does the trick!

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