New Year Excitement

I just love the January energy of fresh starts and hope that people are finding inspiration and motivation to sustain their own transformations, whatever they may be!   Recently I’ve been busy launching new yoga classes, meeting with new clients, and prepping for two talks which are both this Wednesday!

My first talk is on the “Paleo Diet” for Milton Academy staff and faculty.  The other is a free talk, open to the public, at Elliott Physical Therapy in Dorchester on “Sustainable Weight Loss.”  Both talks are on Wednesday, January 14th.  The weight loss talk is at 7:30 p.m.  I hope you’ll join me!

The two topics, paleo and weight loss, have so much in common and anyone trying to loose weight this season should really consider a paleo diet or the guiding principles of paleo:  just real foods, those that our body was designed to eat.  In doing so the body naturally leans out.  I’ve witnessed this transformation personally and as a health coach with many others.

When you consider that the insulin response to sugar and carbohydrates stores fat, then it is easier to understand what happens when we eat only protein, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds.  Our blood sugar stabilizes and the fat doesn’t get stored.  And a host of inflammatory conditions also disappear–the benefits are endless.

I’ll be sending out recipe suggestions as follow ups to my talks in early February.  If you aren’t already on my email list, just sign up by emailing me at fran.karoff@gmail.com.

Here’s to your fresh start!

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Ingredients: one plantain (ripe is better but green is okay too), coconut oil, 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon honey

This is a recipe that is a real treat because it is so naturally sweet.  Plantains are starchy and are very limited if you’re in weight-loss mode.  But if the rest of the family is digging into pancakes, this can be your go-to for a treat!

Slice your plaintain about 1/2 inch thick and place in melted coconut oil (about 3 tablespoons).  Cover and sautee until soft on one side, flip to the other side and allow to soften until you can smash them down into the pan.

After they are smashed sprinkle on cinnamon and a drizzle of honey.  And enjoy!!