Monday, December 16, 2013

What diet am I on?

"What Diet am I on?" - I have been getting quite a few private messages about my "Diet" and is it liquid? What Diet is it? In a nutshell, it is NOT a diet. I eat whole foods, nothing processed, no refined sugars or starches. The way God intended these foods to be eaten and before man found a way to mess it all up for "convenience sake." I exercise 5 days a week (because I love it and those of you who have known me for many years know how HUGE that statement is!) I eat when I am hungry. I am NOT a vegetarian but I do eat a predominately Vegan and Gluten free diet, maybe 80/20. I eat quality Chicken -rarely, eggs, salmon and nuts and seeds for my protein. I have the most amazing motivational people to encourage me on a daily basis. ProForm, Kristie Belliston Ryan Belliston The Belly Fit Club, and the K-Crew have all changed my life. I am NOT perfect when it comes to any of this. I cheat. I stumble. I stray. Yet I get back up and try to be better today than I was yesterday. The results are what pushes me to move toward putting only healthy things in my body. I want to live a healthy life. I want to spend my retirement doing what I want not giving all my money to doctors. I drink Green Juice daily. It's my addiction, it makes me feel alive and full of energy. my skin, hair and eyes are transforming and I give this drink a lot of the credit! It doesn't matter if you follow a "Plan" or make mistakes. Just make better choices. Look in your garbage can.. what's in it, peels from produce or boxes from processed foods. I am not a radical in any part of my life. I just try to live by example and I look to and am drawn to those that do the same. I am beyond blessed to have such amazing and supportive family and friends and most importantly my soulmate William Emmetts and my inspirational son Tyler Emmetts who have both held me accountable on my journey. I am just getting started and I don't plan on "stopping my diet" because it is just a way of life now. Thank you all for being so kind to me and so complimentary, but the best thing in the world you can do, is to start. Make a better choice today...then tomorrow. It's not a race. Thank you for reading my long post  Here's to health! BTW- The Belly Fit Club has it all spelled out if you do want one place to find all the info. 

More great stories can be found here.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Bellyfit Banana Bread

Who says eating healthy has to be boring and BLAH!  Well, if you are one of those people, you haven't tried this yet! 

Eating healthy never tasted so good! 

Bellyfit Banana Bread

3/4 teaspoon of baking soda

3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup of almond flour
1/4 cup of coconut flour
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
2 large eggs
2 very ripe medium to large bananas, mashed
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9 x 5 loaf pan by either oiling the dish or lining with parchment paper. (I’m a big fan of the parchment paper for easy removal from pan and easy clean up.)

In a medium bowl, whisk together baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and flours. In a separate small bowl, mix together coconut oil, eggs, bananas, maple syrup and vanilla until very well combined.

Add wet ingredients to the dry and gently mix together until combined. Do not overmix.

Pour batter in prepared pan and bake for 45-55 minutes or until set in the center and a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for about 15-20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sinless Eggnog that taste Sinful!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......MAZING! This just happened!  The littles were asking for Eggnog last night and OF COURSE I didn't have any in the house so I started looking online for some healthy recipes and what did I find?  Believe it or not....NOTHING! Not one healthy Eggnog recipe I would consider Bellyfit.  So I decided to create my own and to my surprise.....SCORE!!! It's absolutely delicious and the kids LOVE it too (double SCORE).  Cheers! :)

Bellyfit Eggnog

4 Eggs
1/2 cup of coconut sugar or 2 squirts stevia
3 cups Pacific Brand Hemp Milk
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of himalayan sea salt
1 cup organic coconut milk
1-2 oz bourbon, cognac, or brandy, to taste (optional) 
1.2 oz. rum, to taste (optional)
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1. In a large bowl, or in the Vitamix on the lowest setting, beat the eggs and sugar until fluffy. Set aside.

2. In a saucepan over low/medium heat, combine the hemp milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.  Heat until steaming, stirring occasionally.  Do not it boil! 

3. Slowly temper the egg with the hot milk mixture over the egg yolks.  To do this, carefully pour the hot milk mixture over the egg mixture while whisking continuously to keep the eggs from scrambling.  Once mixed return the mixture to the saucepan.

4.Cook over medium-low heat until the mixture begins to thicken slightly, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom of the pan to prevent scorching. Do not let it boil!

5. Remove from the heat and and stir in coconut milk, vanilla extract, and liquors (if using).  

6. Chill in the fridge for at least a couple of hours, or overnight, before serving.   Stir well and serve. :) 

Prepare yourself for something creamy and dreamy! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The perfect Home Gym!

As a trainer to hundreds, the thing I see the most from my 'at home' clients is not having the right equipment to give them the results they are looking for. 

Here are the basics needed at home that will allow you to accomplish your fitness goals to sculpt your body perfectly. 

1. A high quality cardio piece of equipment.  ProForm or (click on the video to see more) makes affordable yet high quality products that fold up and roll away saving space in your home easy.  It doesn't necessarily have to be a Elliptical, a bike, or a jump rope, are all great options to burn fat and get you in the best shape of your life. 

2. Balance Ball. Use either the curved or flat side of this multifunctional core training device to integrate balance into every aspect of fitness, sports performance, or rehabilitation, This is a great way to add versatility and challenge to an incredible range of activities: cardio, strength training, athletic and sport conditioning, core training, and mind/body workouts.  Variety is the spice of fitness and combined it with other equipment, this adds new, exciting elements to existing training regimens. 

3. Kettlebells. "Twice the workout in half the time". Who wouldn't want that! :) Kettlebells offer a wide range of full body exercises to help blast calories and get you in great shape from head to toe. Read more about the awesomeness of kettlebells here

4. WEIGHTS!!!! I can't stress enough the importance of strength training! If we want a fit looking, tight body, we MUST hit the weights.  I promise you will not get big or bulky.  The results of lifting weights is that of a beautiful, sexy, lean, toned, body. Focus on lifting heavy to add shape and keeps your reps at 10-15 reps per exercise.  You can find great strength training programs for women at  This set is the bomb! The 50 lb. SpeedWeight Dumbbell Set is the ultimate in weight training convenience! You'll never have to buy another set of weights again! With a fast and easy adjustment, you can quickly select the perfect weight for each exercise.  Look at the space you'll save as well.  Everything is perfectly placed and fits great in a small space. 

5. A good Mat. Developed by yogis, Hugger Mugger offers a wide range of great yoga mats to fit any body. It's important to stretch after each workout to help prenvent injury and to increase flexibilty and range of motion.  When we are flexibile we are able to preform better and therefore we will see better results with other activities enhancing our performance daily. 

6. Workout Bands. Bands are great to take with you when traveling or on the go.  With this new innovative band called The Xfinity Band, now all you need is one great band offering you different resistant levels for strength training, yoga, and can also give you a great cardiovascular workout. 

7. A Stability Ball. Stability balls come in different sizes and you will want to purchase the best fit for your body height. 
4'11" to 5'4" height: 55 cm ball
5'4" to 5'11" height: 65 cm ball
5'11" to 6' 7" height: 75 cm ball

Core strength is the most important thing we need to develop before moving on to other phases of training. 
This exercise ball is great to replace a bench to strengthen your core, tone your upper and lower body, and improve your performance.

And there you have it! 7 of my favorites to have at home to train properly.  

by Kristie Belliston