Friday, July 23, 2010

Take a Hike!

Take a Hike!

Big Basin, July 20

I love summer! Even though San Francisco never feels quite like the hot summers I remember growing up on the Peninsula, every once in a while the sun will show itself. Lately Chris and I have been getting out of the foggy city and taking some really cool hikes. We are so lucky to live in the Bay Area, where you have mountains, coast and just unbelievable surroundings!

Santa Cruz, July 20

San Francisco's China Beach July 17

Big Basin, July 20

We like to hike to the point of exhaustion. We drink a bunch of water beforehand, don't bring anything with us, and set out for several miles of tough terrain. It's the best! By the end we feel just starving and ready to eat an amazingly wonderful meal.

Basically, it's going back to our hunter-gatherer roots. Cavemen didn't have treadmills, or flat paved tracks to run on. They didn't bring Cliff bars with them to satisfy the sweet pangs of hunger. Our ancestors built muscle and got cardio workouts by setting out on tough hikes.
San Francisco's China Beach July 17

Humboldt May 30

Totally different than a gym workout, it feels so good to be surrounded by beautiful untapped nature, and just brings a sense of peace. Throughout the hikes we will stop to jump up on some rocks or climb a tree here or there, to intensify the workout. It's way better than lifting hand weights at 24 hour fitness.
San Francisco's China Beach July 17

Virginia June 27

San Francisco's China Beach July 17

I came across a post by Mark Sisson about why getting to nature is so good for you, check it out here:
Mark's Daily Apple

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Virginia, June 28

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hunter-Gatherer Interview

Check out this great interview about the paleo movement with my friend John Durant, the urban caveman!!

He tells you why it's such a great idea to Eat Like a Caveman :)

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Launching The Cleanse Monday July 12

Are You Ready?

accepting sign-ups until SATURDAY at noon

4 Days of Amazing Meals that omit:
  • dairy
  • wheat
  • grains
  • sugar
  • red meat

Monday 7/12:

  • dinner: salmon on a bed of spinach with honey chile glaze

Tuesday 7/13:

  • breakfast: hard-boiled egg with guacamole, slice of turkey and tomato
  • snack: side of berries
  • lunch: mixed greens salad with grilled chicken, kale, red peppers, avocado, sliced almonds
  • dinner: wild Alaskan cod or halibut with basil mint pesto and sauteed spinach

Wednesday 7/14:

  • breakfast: veggie fritatta
  • snack: almonds
  • lunch: spinach salad with salmon, pecans, apples, seeds, shaved fennel apple cider vinaigrette
  • dinner: lettuce wraps with chicken breast, shaved carrots, sesame seeds, green onions, broccoli, red peppers

Thursday 7/15:

  • breakfast: hard-boiled egg with pesto sauce, a slice of turkey and tomato
  • snack: trail mix
  • lunch: mixed greens salad with chicken, walnuts, peas, cilantro, mint and a lemon vinaigrette
  • dinner:stir fry with chicken, mushrooms, snap peas, onion, red peppers, broccoli

Friday, 7/16

  • breakfast: apple with almond butter
  • snack: turkey, celery, hummus
  • lunch: mexican chicken soup (chicken broth, tomatoes, chicken, carrots, celery, tomato, onion, garlic)
  • dinner: grilled chicken breast with garlic tarragon olive oil and green beans with almonds
Please note that I am not a doctor. I am not here to give any type of medical advice. I am just here to provide yummy food that will make you feel amazing.

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