Whole food recipe page available

Looking for healthy, whole food based recipes? Just try something first. Go find a recipe online, or go old-school and grab a recipe book. There’s a good chance the recipe is not as healthy for you as it could and should be.

The problem is that a large number of recipes include some ingredient that is ready made or over-processed.

You’ll often find the ingredient list including things like ready-made Campbell’s soup. If you’re baking something, a milled and bleached white flour is “required”.

Most of the recipes you’ll find contain few of the typical “whole food” ingredients. Sorry, won't be part of our healthy food recipes

What are whole food ingredients?

Most of us are familiar with the taste of processed ingredients and foods.

These ingredients and foods contain long lists of “stuff” on the nutrition label. They often feature sugar and sugar derivatives, saturated fats and salt early in the “contains” list on the nutrition label. And for some reason that we, the average Jane & Joe can’t quite explain, we’re almost feeling like we’re addicted to them. It’s almost as if they made the food to “trick” our palate into loving it.

Because of this, a lot of us struggle with the taste of whole foods at first.

They taste a little different.

Not in a bad way, they just don’t taste the same as the processed foods do. Takes a little getting used to.

The thing about “whole foods” is that the ingredients are simple.

First of all, you won’t find a “whole food” that contains salt, sugar and fat, all at once (unlike those Doritos you may have in your cupboard).

Second of all, the whole food ingredients are ingredients where you can recognize the food itself.

Fruits, vegetables, meats, unprocessed or minimally processed grains and dairy.

These are “ingredients”. You can recognize what they are made of. The rule for processed vs. whole foods?

Processed foods have ingredients. Whole foods are ingredients.

Free access to our recipes

There are loads of recipes out there. We know. But we’ve been getting questions from clients and friends about what we eat and how we make it. So we figured, rather than going at it one recipe and one person at a time, we’d put it all “out there”. Yes, true. We have put the recipes under our “membership pages”.

They are free. We will not charge money for them.

Listen, we love the food we make based on these, don’t get us wrong. But even the Web Monkey isn’t so delusional as to think our recipes are so special or great that we should charge for them.

On the other hand, we’d like to understand how and if you’re using these whole food recipes.

That’s why we’re asking you to “sign up” for our free membership level (and give us your email address as “payment”).

We really, really hate spam! We will not sell your email address or information to anybody (nor will we give it away for free).

We will only add you to our distribution list, unless you’re already on it. But we only use that to send out notices if we add something to our blog or to our service repertoire.

So in order to get access to our recipes, make sure to click the confirmation link so we know that you actually want to get access and join our distribution list. It’s included in the confirmation message from Christine ([email protected]).

Link to our Healthy Food Recipes

New Year Resolution: Get Fit

New Year Resolution: Get Fit!

Is your New Year resolution to Get Fit

Are you worried about what is going to happen to your ‘get fit’ New Year resolution, sometime around mid-January?

You’re in good company! “Get Fit” is one of the most popular New Year resolutions in America, according to the usa.gov website.

Also popular health and fitness resolutions are “loose weight”, “reduce stress” and “eat healthy”. They all have something in common; We all start out at the beginning of the year with the best intentions. And then, for some reason, most of us fall off the wagon…

Well, I for one do not believe it’s “for some reason”. The reasons are pretty typical.

We get bored.

It’s difficult to find the time.

That first work-out after years on the sofa? It hurts. And not just physically!

Besides, lasting change is tough to implement.

It’s boring to go to the gym alone.

So why do we insist on joining one of the big box gyms and go at it on our own? Because it’s cheap? That is not a recipe for success! (Is it really cheap? – see my “8 reasons cheap gyms suck” post).

Almost everybody who lose weight and maintain the weight loss share one thing:

They have social support!

Get fit with social support

Social support is the primary reason people succeed at getting fit, eating healthy or any other habit change. Social support means having somebody you feel accountable to. Maybe it’s your spouse? Maybe it’s your children?

Or, maybe it’s a group of like-minded (future) friends, sharing your desire to make a life change. The life change doesn’t have to be to get fit, lose weight, eat healthy or manage stress, but if it is?

Regular exercise is one of the key ingredients. Exercising together with other like-minded people, being inspired by them to push yourself.  Basically, getting results is more likely to occur if you have social support from friends, family (and trainers).

Value of a personal trainer, a semi-private or group training environment?

Wicked Strong Fitness is here to help you stay the path. It’s easier to fel accountable to somebody other than yourself. We can help with that. Having an appointment to show up at a studio, multiple times per week, makes a huge difference!

We support you and constantly make changes to the exercise routine. That way, it doesn’t become “routine” and wind up boring you to tears. The purpose of our training classes is to benefit your health, help you achieve your fitness goals and maintain your enthusiasm – it wanes, around mid-January, for a lot of people.

Think a personal trainer could help you stay motivated to keep your 2013 New Year Resolution past Jan 15th?

Contact us by clicking the “Need Information?” button on this page and we’ll help you figure out what works best for you and your life/schedule!