5 Things We've Learned to Hack Our Metabolism

biohacking lumen metabolism Dec 03, 2021

Hack your metabolism with Lumen!

We have been sharing our numbers from Lumen and we are getting a lot of questions, so we know we need to share our feedback and experience on how we are using Lumen and hacking our metabolism!

But before we get into that, let me explain what Lumen is. Lumen is the world’s first hand-held, portable device to accurately measure metabolism. Once available only to top athletes, in hospitals and clinics, metabolic testing is now available to everyone.

It really is NOT about how much you weigh, it is about your body composition. You want more lean muscle mass than body fat. Healthy adult women should have 25-31% body fat, while athletes may be as low as 14%. Anything over 31% body fat is considered obese.
 
This device measures your CO2 in your breath to see if you are in carb or fat burning mode.
 
We thought because we ate clean we would naturally be in fat being mode after a night of sleep, turns out we were wrong! We've been using...
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12 Days of Fitmas

Our next challenge in PCL is....drum roll please...12 Days of Fitmas!

You know we know that challenges are a great way to keep yourself (and lets be real, ourselves) motivated and engaged in a healthy lifestyle. We had great energy from everyone doing Fit to Feast and we are super psyched for 12 Days of Fitmas to start on December 13th!

The number one thing we hear from you is that you want to lose weight. And what so many of you do to try and lose weight is cardio.

While cardio is good, lifting weights is what really makes a difference in toning and tightening your body, which will also result in weight loss.

As women, it's imperative we light weights. Lifting isn't only for building strength, lifting is also needed for healthy bone density. After the age of 30, our bone density can decrease by 10% per decade if we aren't doing weight bearing exercises and strength training.

So that adage if you don't use it, you lose it has never been more appropriate!

And guess what?! In ...

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11 Healthy Black Friday Deals

 

We are super excited for these Black Friday Deals! These are great gift ideas and great to have in your house! We are taking advantage of these deals and stocking up! We have included when the deals are happening, and most have already started!!

As always, these Black Friday Deals support your health goals!! #PlantChicsApproved

In no particular order, here are our favorite mindful Black Friday Deals:

Plant Chics Lifestyle

Girl, YOU are worth making number 1! If you're not already a member of our Plant Chics Lifestyle, our holistic health program designed for women in their 40s and beyond, then we strongly recommend you check it out! We are all about food, fitness, and fun!

We are winding down Fit to Feast and we will be announcing our next program on Black Friday that will be starting midway through December! We love to host challenges on the regular to keep healthy habits exciting and fun.

Join PCL today!

ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet

Girl!! We can't think of a better time...

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Are you fit and ready to FEAST?

live schedule Nov 21, 2021

Are you fit and ready to FEAST? If you're still working on the fitness part, we encourage you to check out our Plant Chics Lifestyle where we do challenges on the regular to keep you motivated and wanting more! 

In our Fit to Feast challenge, we have been working out together the past 19 days (including today) in preparation for our Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends.

We love the Thanksgiving holiday and all it stands for: recalling the blessings and gratitude that we have in our life, with our family, friends, and our incredible community here at Plant Chics. 

In a world that can be so divisive, we love our Tribe because we all have the commonality of wanting to be the best version of ourselves, knowing we can lean in on one another during challenging times and celebrate successes as they come along. 

We want you to know how much we love and appreciate each and every one of you!

We hope you join us for Goal Call Monday in the Tribe at Noon ET/11:00...

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3 Lessons from my Competitor

I am a proud stage mom! Watching my girl Heather compete is like watching my favorite football team: it is nerve wracking!

The over 40 class had a lot of women in it this year, in fact this was the most I have ever seen in a bikini competition! I love that so many women over 40 are competing. I was so happy for Heather, but not surprised, when she was called out for the Top 5.

My heart jumped out of my chest when they called the top 3. I am so proud of Heather for placing 2nd at the WBFF in Miami! 

Heather is such a joy to work with and I love watching how excited she got placing 2nd. She is such a grateful human being and she truly sends out the good vibes energy!

After the show we went out for a delicious and well deserved feast and she shared three things she learned from the competition this time (it's her third comp):

  1. Two-a-days suck. She really wanted to do this Miami show and in order to be stage ready, she had to kick it into high gear and do two-a-days which means...
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LIVE Inspo

live schedule Nov 14, 2021

We are wrapping up week two of Fit to Feast, and starting week three of our 21 day challenge! Marzia was with me last week, so it was fun to do our #fittofeast workouts together. I'm going to miss being able to do them with her this week, but I will make them happen.

Lettuce know how the challenge is going for you in the comments below! 

Marzia and I will be popping into the Tribe randomly throughout the week, sharing meals ideas with you, mindset tips, and maybe some workouts!!

We have a couple scheduled lives this week:

Monday, November 15th

12:30 PM ET/11:30 AM CT - Goal Call Monday - @plantchics

This is your opportunity to create the life of your dreams and it all starts with with goal setting. Have you heard the saying, a goal without a plan is only a dream? Well it's time to turn your dreams into reality, so join me for Goal Call and claim your goals!!

I'm also sharing some excitement that happened over the weekend, so you have to tune in to hear it!

Thursday, November...

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Pumpkin Curry Recipe

 

We are making our pumpkin curry recipe from our Plant Chics Lifestyle. It's super easy to make and you can dress it up a couple different ways.   

Pumpkin and sweet potatoes are rich sources of Vitamin A and lutein. Pumpkin is also a great source of zeaxanthin. These nutrients are protective for your eyes and can help protect you from Macular Degeneration which is the leading cause of blindness in the US.

Not only is this dish good for your eyes, it's also a great source of fiber which is good for your gut microbiome. If you have downloaded our Plant Tracker, this recipe gets you a whopping  8 unique plants! #Boom

Ingredients

1 tbsp low sodium veggie broth

1/2 yellow onion 

2 garlic cloves 

1 1/2 tsp curry 1 tsp turmeric 

1 tsp cinnamon 

2 cups crushed tomatoes 

1 1/2 cups coconut milk (full fat) 

1 cup water

1 tbsp peanut butter 

1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree 

1 large sweet potato, diced

1 cup lentils (dry) or 2 cups cooked...

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Marzia's coming to Miami!

live schedule Nov 07, 2021

Y'all! If you didn't know, I hate cold weather. Unless I have skis attached to my feet. It's been in the 30s and 40s in Dallas in the mornings, and I don't have skis on my feet, so....

I'm hopping on a plane tomorrow and heading to sunny Miami. I'm excited to walk on the beach and bask in the sun while Jacque and I do some work.

I also have a competitor competing in the WBFF Miami show next weekend. So make sure and watch our stories for some behind the scenes starting Friday!

Jacque and I will be going Live this week and we hope you tune in to work out with us and cook with us!  Here's our live schedule for the week:

Monday, November 8th

Noon ET/11 AM CT - Goal Call Monday - @plantchics

I will be on the plane heading to Miami, so Jacque will be doing Goal Call this week. I can't wait to land and see what goals you're setting for yourself this week. You can leave them in the comments below and/or tune in for Jacque's Goal Call and shout them out there.

Tuesday, November 9th

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Spooky Halloween Sale and Live Schedule

halloween live schedule Oct 31, 2021

Our spooky Halloween sales for PCL (Plant Chics Lifestyle) is only $9.95/m! It is so scary how low it is - and it will not be offered at this price much longer! Get it now before it ghosts you!!

If you have any questions for us about PCL, ask them in the comments below OR tune into our Live on Insta today at 3 PM ET/2 PM CT where we will answer them for you!

And here's our Live Sched for the rest of the week:

Monday, November 1st

First of all, how is it already November? Is this year flying by for you too?!!

Noon ET/11 AM CT - LIIT Ladies Coaching Call - LIIT Members ONLY

We do live coaching with our LIIT ladies on the first Monday of every month! If you're a member, check your email or your app under "updates" for the login information for the coaching call. 

12:30 PM ET/11:30 AM CT - Goal Call Monday - Plant Chics Tribe

Claim your goals for the month and week!! Today is the first day of the rest of your life! Are you ready to be 1% today?!!

2 PM ET/1 PM CT - Goal Call Monday...

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3 Things Every Woman Over 40 Needs to Master

 

We are talking about 3 things every woman over 40 needs to master for optimal health and wellbeing. Grab a pen and some paper and press play.

It's all about taking it back to basics so you can improve your energy and be a healthier, happier, more confident YOU!

We hope you join our Plant Chics Lifestyle and get fit with us over our 21 day challenge, Fit to Feast that starts Wednesday, November 3rd!

Share your comments about the video below! 

Xoxo, Jacque and Marzia

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