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Lisa Cohen MS, CN

nutritionist and exercise physiologist

You deserve to enjoy a great quality of life for years to come, to look and feel great and have the energy to focus on what matters most to you!

The Best Exercises For Burning Fat

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Want to burn fat, increase metabolism, and burn more calories? Then you need get a little more INTENSE with your workout!

If you have trained with me in the past, you know that I am a big fan of high-intensity, circuit-style workouts.  I love how they move quickly and fight boredom, but mostly I love how they kick my butt! Continue Reading →

Chef Katie’s Pea Soup

The most requested recipe from our Whole Foods Cleanse…..Chef Katie’s Pea Soup

 

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INGREDIENTS:

(I made half this recipe.)

1 tbsp coconut oil
1 sweet yellow onion, diced
2 leeks, dices
2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 head fennel, sliced
4 cups vegetable broth
1 can coconut milk
8 cups frozen sweet peas
Salt and Pepper to taste

Sauté onions, leeks, fennel and ginger in coconut oil for 10 minutes until translucent. Add broth and coconut milk and cook for 40 minutes covered. Add frozen peas and set aside. Blend.  That’s it!  Delicious served cold or hot.

Why I love this:  Peas are Green peas are a very good source of fiber vitamin K, manganese,  vitamin B1 and B6, copper, vitamin C, phosphorus, and folate.  They are also an excellent choice for vegan protein.  Ginger promotes digestion and helps to heal stomach issues.  Fennel is rich fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B-6 and phytonutrients.   Coconut oil and coconut milk are a great source of lauric acid……The Good Fat!

My Go-To Salad For Summer

If you invite me to your Memorial Day BBQ, here is what I am bringing!

This beautiful salad features farrow, snap peas, asparagus and blueberries!  It is a great vegan side dish for every Memorial Day, Father’s Day, July 4th, and “just because” BBQ this summer.  Cheers to your amazing BBQ.  Enjoy the food, fun, friends and family.

 

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Core Workout – The Grave Digger

One of my favorites!

This is a great exercise for improving core strength, posture, and stabilizing the scapula.

Start in a very strong plank pose with all of the core muscles locked in.  As you pull the elbow up, you are isolating the postural muscles that stabilize the scapula in your upper back.  You are also working on balance, coordination as well as strengthening all of the muscles associated with core strength.

  • Level 1 – Demonstrated with elbow bending
  • Level 2- Demonstrated with a straight arm

Do 2 sets of 20 repetitions

Filmed by Jillian Livingston  http://www.aspenreallife.com

 

Beauty

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Our skin is our body’s largest organ. We often forget this fact.  And we don’t realize that almost all of what we apply to our skin gets absorbed directly into our bloodstream.

That is why it is so important that what we put on our skin is 100% non-toxic.

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