This episode struck a cord with the Flipping 50 community. Apparently, we have strong opinions about this no matter which side you’re on right now! We agree that this is important! Some of you are thriving and it’s better than ever. If that’s not you, tune in to this episode! (and maybe grab a hula hoop – it helps!) Start watching!
Libido-boosting exercise is all about getting the right results. You want more growth hormone and more testosterone and less cortisol. Finding that balance takes some thought. It takes high quality, low quantity exercise at the right time. Intervals and targeted weight training will help you develop a good relationship with your body again.
The better you feel about your body the more you’ll be in the mood. Eat more high quality protein and fill the rest of your glass, bowl, or plate with a variety of veggies and low sugar fruits. Use any one of the chemical-free protein shakes below and get my You Still Got It Girl Smoothie Guide for the after 50 fat burning formula or use one of the 30 recipes already there!
Minute Made Meals
- Non-Dairy Girls Gone Paleo (both this 97% pure beef protein and the pea plant-based are good any time)
- Non-Dairy Plant-Powered Girl
- Your Whey (perfect before and or after exercise if you tolerate dairy)
Basic Fat Burning Libido Boosting Smoothie:
- 1 serving Protein
- 1 -2 servings fat
- 1 cup of berries or citrus fruits
- 1 serving of fiber-rich addition
- 1 additional protein (nut butter)
- 1-2 servings of greens (spinach, de-stemmed kale)
- ice cubes (optional if using frozen fruit)
- 1 cup liquid (adjust to desired thickness)
- Stevia to taste, optional (try it without first!)
Blend. Sip or spoon and enjoy.
Breakfast isn’t the only meal you need to take care of. Put a stop to random acts of eating here and there and have a meal that’s high in protein three times a day. This is one light soup to introduce at lunch time. It’s one of my favorite’s and here’s a version you can try.
Thai Coconut Fish Chowder
This is an amazing substitute for a cream-based style soup. You have all the rich tasting goodness without the dairy or soy. Fresh grated ginger and cilantro make a difference! You could use dried in a pinch but it’s worth the effort!
[I bake my cod at 400 degrees 20 minutes while I roasted the sweet potatoes before adding to reduce cook time.]
- 1-2 Tbsp. coconut oil
- ½-1 cup celery, chopped
- 1 cup onions, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled, diced and roasted
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
- 2 Tbsp. lemongrass, peeled and minced (optional)
- 32 oz. chicken or veggie stock (I use bone broth)
- 1 lb. cod fillet, baked
- 1 14 oz. can light coconut milk
- Juice of 1 lime
- Red pepper flakes to taste
In a large stockpot heat the coconut oil and add the celery, garlic and onions. Cook for about 10 minutes until soft and add the cooked potatoes at the end. Add cilantro, ginger, and lemongrass if using and cook for a minute while stirring.
Pour in the chicken stock and increase heat to boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook 10 minutes. Add the fish, coconut milk, lime juice, and red pepper flakes along with sea salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer 5 more minutes. Serves 4-6 and makes great leftovers for lunch.
For a lighter carb alternative you can use cauliflower rice and simply add it to the celery, garlic, and onions. It has a much more subtle flavor and color this way so you may want additional spice.
Variations: I’ve added fresh crabmeat to this soup and made it with chicken. Play with your food.
Muscles in Minutes
Boost your libido with the resistance exercises shown on this Flipping 50 episode. And keep your cardio to mostly high intensity intervals of short duration. Progress smart so you’re better not tired. If it feels like you could do more, that’s OK! Start smart and allow your joints and ligaments to adapt. You’ll avoid injuries and feel good the whole way.
The You Still Got It Girl Exercise progression:
A simple solution I mentioned on the show, the You Still Got It Girl video series gives you four workouts to mix and match once you’ve done them each. Boost metabolism, improve your power, and get your sexy self back while I do every repetition with you.
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