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Fall Fire Sale!

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Happy Monday – This is going to be mostly a business post as I have a few openings in my schedule and thought a Sale could be in order for those wanting to get in shape for the holiday season.

I’m offering 20% off both my local and online programs, woot woot! Message me to get full details but here’s a little break down of services offered:

Six Week Fit Life Program – Local to Los Angeles only — Program is designed to help you create and maintain healthy habits for life. Ideal client has a goal in mind (weight loss, muscle building, etc) and is willing to think outside of the box to get there. Program includes once a week active sessions (hiking, walking, SaMo/Culver City Stairs, etc), Eating Psychology and Embodiment Coaching, nutrition counseling and fitness plans, and accountability support throughout the week.

Six Week Fit Life Program – Nationwide via email — Same deal as above, program is designed to help you create and maintain healthy habits. Via email we’ll go over your goals and I’ll put together a plan to help you reach them and then check in weekly to see how it’s going and if we need to tweak anything.

Please reach out if you have any questions ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll leave you with some healthy options for those office and neighborhood Fright Fests going on this week and next:ย http://www.foodnetwork.com/healthy/photos/healthy-halloween-recipes.html Feel free to spike that Punch!

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Autumn is in the Air

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Sure, it might be 90 again a week from now, but TODAY?? Today is a beautiful Autumn day in Southern California.

What are your favorite Fall activities? Mine are cooking with seasonal produce, going to Haunted Houses, and watching scary movies. Thanksgiving’s all well and good, but Halloween is my jam. I went to Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights at the end of September and am planning to go again when my sis comes to visit at the end of the month. Checked out Knott’s Scary Farm last year, but this year I have a Year Pass for Universal so I get discounted HHN tix. I’m being fiscally responsible ๐Ÿ˜‰

So back to cooking! I love making simple things with tons of health benefits and natural flavors. Roasting a squash with a little coconut oil and curry seasoning, pan-searing pears and sprinkling with cinnamon, throwing together an autumn lentil stew, or whatever inspires me at the market. But it’s all about SPICES!

My most used spices are cumin, ginger, cayenne, cinnamon, and smoked paprika (plus himalayan salt and fresh ground pepper, but those aren’t very exciting). I have been trying to use more turmeric because of its awesome health benefits as well. Turmeric studies have focused on its anti-inflammatory benefits, decreased cancer risk, and support of detoxification, potential for improving cognitive function, blood sugar balance, and kidney function, as well as lessening the degree of severity associated with certain forms of arthritis and certain digestive disorders. Talk about a powerful little spice!

My most-used list is not too shabby in the benefit department either. Cumin has a sort of nutty-peppery flavor and is an excellent source of iron, spicy ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory, fiery cayenne can help reduce cholesterol, sweet and warm cinnamon helps the body’s ability to utilize blood sugar (and its scent boosts brain activity!), and woodsy smoked paprika’s vitamin A content aids in night vision and plays a role in healthy cell development.

Are you maximizing your dishes with mighty spices?

Well I’m gonna head outside and enjoy this mild weather before it leaves me! I’ll sign off with a random Halloween fact:

The original 1978 movie Halloween had such a small budget that they used the cheapest mask they could find for their killer, Michael. It was a William Shatner Star Trek mask!

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