Spring Holiday Raw Food Class in Boca Raton by Graff Academy

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We are thrilled to announce that the Graff Academy is coming to Florida to teach a class on Surviving Spring Holidays with Raw Desserts!

Join us on March 6th – 6:30pm to 8:30pm and learn how to make great desserts in minutes. Class will be held at our headquarters at 129 NE 13th Street, Suite 33, Boca Raton, FL 33432

About Graff Academy

Jackie Graff R.N. B.S.N has been a practicing nurse for 40 years in a major metropolitan hospital. Realizing that traditional medicine does little to cure people from disease, Jackie turned to nutrition for cure and prevention. She is a nutrition consultant, health minister, and author of 22 theme raw food recipe books and one of America’s leading raw chefs. Together with her husband Gideon, they teach culinary classes at the Hallelujah Acres Culinary Academy in Shelby NC.Three week certification course at the Graff Academy in Atlanta, and the Raw Food Revival Tour across the country.

Gideon Graff Drives the “Dream Catcher” motorcoach. He is the director of Sprout Raw Food, raw chef, and health coach. You can contact Jackie and Gideon at 770 634-1572  gideongraff@gmail.com or visit http://www.GraffAcademy.com

Client’s Tips On Shedding Pounds

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Just recently I met with one of our clients – Teresa, who has lost 35 pounds in 13 pounds! I wanted to learn more about her method of shedding the weight to share it with you for inspiration! So here it is:

In the past, Teresa was in a good shape, as she stayed active by playing sports. Then life got in the way, her lifestyle changed and the pounds piled up. It became a struggle to get the weight off and over time it felt discouraging and overwhelming to lose it. Before she knew it, she had health challenges and needed to make a quick turn-around. Luckily, a few months ago she saw the DeliverLean truck in traffic and after doing her research, she called us. 13 weeks later, Teresa is 35 pounds lighter and has no plans on slowing down. Besides her weight-loss Teresa is loving the side effects of her new lifestyle – new-found energy, smaller clothing and the fact that her doctor has decreased some of her medicines!

Her tip on going out to eat: Learn from DeliverLean’s portions and use them as a guide to portion-control your own meals when you go out. Weigh to go, Teresa!

PS. Want to hear Teresa talk about it herself? Here is the interview she gave to Sebastian Rusk from Social Buzz TV! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-87cxE1LWk8

5 Fat Burners You Can Do at Work

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One of our favorite fitness trainers – Alana Cole, from Boca Raton, is here to share her top 5 Fat-Burning Tips that are perfect to do at the office.

A great way to increase your calorie expenditure during the day and improve your overall fitness is to MOVE YOUR BODY constantly throughout the day.

Heart Smart Minute Fitness Tip #1

Chair Squats:

Bring a stop watch or egg timer to work with you and every hour get up off your chair and do ONE MINUTE of chair squats. Simply start from a standing position and squat down until your butt lightly touches the chair and then stand back up. If this is too difficult for you, raise up your chair. Still too much…go over to a wall and do a wall squat as deeply as you can. Work up to one minute for either exercise. Do this hourly to see a huge improvement in your lower body fitness and muscle tone.

Heart Smart Minute Fitness Tip #2

Walk Around your Office QUICKLY:

Quickly is the key word.  Improve your cardiovascular fitness by walking as quickly as you can around your office for 2-3 minutes. Don’t be afraid of looking silly. Chances are your co-workers and boss will join you. This is a great way to build office camaraderie and what boss doesn’t want a happy workplace and a fitness focused one! Get this in hourly! It’s just 2 minutes.

Heart Smart Minute Fitness Tip #3

Chair Triceps Dips:

Work your way up to a minute of triceps dips and you will kiss those flabby arms goodbye. This is a great exercise for your core as well. Keep just in front of your chair with your hips bent. Elbows bend to 90 degrees and then extend back to the straight position. See how quickly your numbers increase after a week of doing this exercise.

Heart Smart Minute Fitness Tip #4

Lose Your Chair:

Get rid of your normal office chair and replace it with a large Body Ball. These balls are fantastic to improve your core fitness as well as balance. It works to stabilize your core muscles and even engages your quads as you work to stay stable on it. Strong core muscles are key to great posture and keep your stabilizing muscles in the lower back strong, especially as you age.

Heart Smart Minute Fitness Tip #5

Bring in the Weights:

Conference calls are a great time to get biceps curls in! Go to any fitness store and grab yourself a pair of 3-5lbs dumbbells, start slowly and work up to a minute of curls on each arm. My favorite bicep exercise is a drop set–start with the 5lb weight and do 10 reps on each arm, then immediately grab the 3lbs and go for 15 reps on each arm. Get 2mins in on this exercise several times a day and you will be shocked how quickly your biceps tone up.

CINNAMON TO KEEP THE COLD AND FLU AT BAY

 

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It’s that time of year again – a time when flus and colds flourish and we need to boost our immune systems to fight of the viruses. While we know that garlic and onions can kill bacteria, they are not very office-friendly when it comes to scent. Luckily, there is a familiar seasoning that is quite a nutritional powerhouse and is delicious as well!

Cinnamon was once more valuable than gold, as ancient physicians used this spice in medicines to treat coughs, hoarseness and sore throats. In later years, it was even proven useful in treating inflammation, indigestion and circulation.

While it’s not necessarily used medicinally in current times, cinnamon is still sought after as an incredibly powerful antioxidant and valuable source of phenols, which have been known to fight off unhealthy bacteria. It has even been said that ½ teaspoon of cinnamon per day can assist in lowering blood pressure and insulin production in type 2 diabetics.

Incorporate cinnamon into your diet by adding it into your morning cup of coffee or a protein shake. Our OnJuice Apple Pie is also the perfect way to incorporate cinnamon into your diet as it is accented by organic red apples, carrots, and nutmeg!

DeliverLean “Raw Foods Detox Class.”

 

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Last night we had our first ever raw foods and detoxification class at our DeliverLean headquarters in Boca Raton. Our raw foods chef Alina Z prepared three of her favorite recipes including a “Glamorous Green Smoothie,” a “Mock Chicken Salad,” and an “Apple Pie.” 

From 6:30 – 8:00pm cooking class attendees were all given the chance to speak with Alina and learn all about healing with whole, healthy foods while enjoying delicious wine and 

We’ve provided the recipe for her famous raw vegan apple pie below for you to try on your own. Look out for our next cooking class – “Healthy Holiday Desserts,” on February 7th from 6:30 – 8:00pm. 

 

APPLE PIE CRUST

 

1.5 Cup of almonds, soaked and dehydrated

1.5 cups of walnuts, soaked and dehydrated

1 Cup dates

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla powder

 

Blend all ingredients in a food processor with an S blade

 

 

APPLE PIE

 

1 Crust

5-6 apples

4 dates

 

2 teaspoons ground flax seeds

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla powder

1 teaspoon salt

 

½ cup raisins

Shredded coconut

 

Mix 3 apples with dates, flax seeds, salt, cinnamon and vanilla in the food processor. Chop or Slice 3 apples and mix with the mixture. Add raisins. Pour into a pie crust, sprinkle with cinnamon and coconut. Enjoy

 

 

NO-EXERCISE TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER YOU!

Fitness is only half the battle, and it’s very easy to undo a great workout by eating the wrong foods. So when it comes to keeping the weight off, focus your attention on proper nutrition. A flat stomach is made in the kitchen, not in the gym. Here are 4 No Exercise Tips by one of our favorite fitness trainers, Alana Cole of http://www.HeartSmartMinute.com. They are great for keeping your weight off and  looking and feeling STRONG and HEALTHY!

Eat Every 3 hours: This may not sound like a way to lose weight but the truth is–it’s exactly how you lose weight. When you starve your body, you send it into “starvation mode,” and not knowing when your next meal will be, your body holds onto everything it has. Fat is necessary for brain and organ function, muscle is not, so your body begins to eat your muscle for fuel first, leaving the fat. Eat 3 healthy meals a day plus 2 small snacks to speed up your metabolism and prevent overeating.

Make Fruit and Veggies 50% of Your Plate: When it comes time to load up your dinner plate, make sure fruits and veggies take up the majority of the room. High fiber meals leave you feeling fuller longer and loaded with energy. Both are packed with vitamins and antioxidants to help you fight off infections, very helpful during cold and flu season.

Plan Your Meals: This is so important! I can’t stress enough the importance of planning your meals for the week. You are much more likely to hit the drive thru on your way home from work when you’re starving and have no clue what’s for dinner. Use the weekends to grocery shop and precook your food for the week. This way you know you have a nutritious meal waiting for you at home. Plus, by skipping the restaurants you’re saving your family hundreds of dollars.

Keep Track of your Rewards: A 1 minute meal can cost you an hour on the stairmaster! Ask yourself if it’s really worth it. If you want to eat a brownie that’s 300 calories go for it, but know it will cost you an hour of cardio to burn off. When you start to equate what you want to eat with having to work to burn it off you won’t eat nearly as much junk food.

The Skinny on Smoothies – The Flat Belly Diet

At DeliverLean, we offer a variety of smoothies for our customers to jump-start their day in a completely delicious way! Smoothies are known as the perfect weight-loss tool, as they contain a variety of refreshing fruits and are packed with healthy fats that are known to attack stubborn belly fat. Smoothies are also low calorie, while still high in sweet and inviting flavors that are reminiscent of the ice-cream bars we knew and loved and children.

While we’ve provided you with our own detoxifying green smoothie recipe, we encourage you to create your own morning pick-me-up. Here are some tips we’ve provided for you to create your own superfoods smoothie:

–       Kale and Spinach: Kale and Spinach are delicious greens that are both high in a variety of essential vitamins and minerals. While some people may be afraid of their strong tastes, it’s easy to mask their flavors in smoothies by combining them with fruits like bananas, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries!

–       Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt has a thick and creamy texture and is very nutrient dense. Packed with healthy probiotics and Calcium, Greek yogurt will help encourage healthy digestion.

–       Chia and Flax Seeds: Chia and flax seeds are also known to contain a variety of digestive benefits. Moreover, they are also high in protein and healthy fats that curb hunger and promote weight-loss.