Get Your Libido Back. This episode struck a cord with the Flipping 50 community. Apparently, we have strong opinions about this subject no matter which side you’re on right now. We agree this is important and some of you are thriving and it’s better than ever. But, if that’s not you, tune in to this episode (and maybe grab a hula hoop – it helps!) and start watching!
Time to get your libido back? Libido-boosting exercise is all about getting the right results. You want more growth hormone, more testosterone and less cortisol, but 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 Ultimate You Still Got It Girl Smoothie Guide for the “After 50 Fat-Burning Formula” or use one of the 60 recipes included in the guide.
Minute Made Meals
- Non-Dairy, Flipping 50 Paleo Power Protein Powder
- Non-Dairy, Flipping 50 Plant Power Protein Powder
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 (Fiber Boost)
- 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. Simple as that!
Breakfast isn’t the only meal that needs a make-over. Put a stop to random acts of eating and have a meal that is high in protein three times a day.
Thai Coconut Fish Chowder
This high protein, light soup is perfect to introduce at lunch and it’s one of my favorites. This is an amazing substitute for 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 fresh is worth the effort.
- 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. use 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
Bake the sweet potato at 400 degrees until soft. Bake cod fillet for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
In a large stockpot heat the coconut oil and add celery, garlic and onions. Cook for about 10 minutes until soft, then add the diced, cooked sweet potatoes. Add cilantro, ginger, and lemongrass, if using, and cook for one minute while stirring.
Pour in the chicken stock and increase heat to boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook 10 minutes. Add the cooked fish, coconut milk, lime juice, and red pepper flakes along with sea salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer 5 more minutes. Serves 4-6. Makes great leftovers for lunch.
For a lighter carb alternative you can use cauliflower rice instead of the sweet potato. Simply add it to the celery, garlic, and onions. This version has a much more subtle flavor and color, thus you may want additional spice.
Variations: I’ve added fresh crabmeat and shrimp to this soup and also made it with chicken instead. Play with your food!
Muscles in Minutes
Help to get your libido back with the resistance exercises shown on this Flipping 50 TV episode. Keep your cardio to mostly high intensity intervals of short duration, but progress wisely so you feel better, but not tired. If it feels like you could do more, that’s OK! Start smart and allow your joints and ligaments to adapt. You will avoid injuries and feel good the whole way.
The You Still Got It Girl Exercise progression:
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Adjust your exercise and eating habits to sleep better and to have “more fun.”
I mention a simple workout solution during this episode, the You Still Got It Girl video series. This series gives you four workouts to mix and match, while I do every repetition with you. Boost metabolism, improve your power, and get your sexy self back. All science-based featuring women in menopause as subjects all the time.
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