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Kathy Smart is a TV Show Host, Best-Selling Author,
Chef, Keynote Speaker and Award-Winning Nutritionist.

 

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Kathy Smart is a TV Show Host, Best-Selling Author, Chef, Keynote Speaker, Multi Award-Winning Nutritionist and is known as North America’s Gluten Free Expert.

Kathy teaches, motivates and inspires others to live Smarter by providing healthy recipes and healthy living tips specific to the gluten-free and wheat-free lifestyle.

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Vanilla Chia Chia Seed Pudding ~No Sugar!

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I adore pudding.

It brings back so many memories of my mom making pudding when I was small for a special treat. ( at the time it was Butterscotch pudding~ way too much sugar!)

When our family found out I was intolerant to dairy at age 5, we had to come up with a different version of my favorite comfort food.

My mom always could work miracles in the kitchen. She was using chia seeds before they even became cool to eat!

I want to share with you the dairy-free, sugar-free treat she would make me as a child.

Introducing …

Vanilla Chai Chia Seed Pudding!

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Serves 1

3/4 cup of vanilla unsweetened cashew or almond milk

One chai tea bag

Four tablespoons of chia seeds

 

Add all of the above ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer and whisk.

Remove from heat and pour into a bowl.

Allow to sit in your fridge for 2 hours or overnight.

In the am garnish with your favourite berries or save it for a nourishing dessert!

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Would you like to learn  MORE about the benefits of chia seeds or want to try a chocolate chia seed pudding recipe?

Check out my post on Huffington Post on some of the benefits of chia seeds here. 

Always remember,

Life Live Delicious!
xo

Kathy

 

What is YOUR body Type?

What is YOUR Body Type?

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Have you ever asked yourself the question, ” How should I eat and exercise for MY Body Type?”

I have.

Having spent over 19 years in the fitness and nutrition industries, I have learned many things.

Most importantly, I’ve learned that we are all unique!

We all have different body types, blood types, and genetic dispositions that create a unique metabolism.

The lifestyle choices that work for your friend may be THE worst things for you to do!

The TYPE of body type you have affects how you FEEL when you eat certain foods and do certain exercises.

Find out YOUR body type and learn what foods and exercises work best for you!

Are you an ‘ Apple’ or a ‘ Pear?’

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Find Out Your Body Type By Answering The Following Sets Of Questions

  • Do you store body fat in the upper arms, chest and back?
  • Do you have ‘bra fat’ or a classic ‘beer belly’ if you are a male?
  • Do you crave salty, fatty foods?
  • Do you have a family history of heart disease and diabetes?
  • Is your waist circumference over 35 inches (female) or 40 inches (male)?

If you answered YES to 3 or more of the above, you are a classic “apple” shape.

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Characteristic of “Apples”: You typically have steady energy throughout the day but tend to have an insatiable appetite. 

Strategies For “Apples”:

  1. Your metabolism needs foods that will calm your adrenals to help with your appetite such as maca, whole grains at every meal and focus on calcium rich foods.
  2. The majority of your eating should be from plants.Eat Veggies Like It’s Your Job.
  3. Your protein sources should be coming from fish, chicken, nuts and seeds and legumes for an increased metabolism (as opposed to a thick steak!)
  4. Your best exercise is yoga to keep you breathing and calm,light weights ( not heavy) and light- moderate cardio under 45 minutes per day. Focus on strengthening your core muscles for a whittled waist. You can watch my belly blasting abs circuit here for inspiration. Ensure that you keep your waist circumference under 35 inches for females and 40 inches for males. Healthy waist circumference is key for this body shape to decrease their risk of heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

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  • Do you store body fat in the buttocks and upper thighs?
  • Do you have cellulite?
  • Do you crave baked goods, sweets, and caffeine?
  • Do you have a family history of hormone or thyroid issues?
  • Is the lower half of your body significantly larger than the top half?

If you answered YES to 3 or more of the above, you are a classic “pear” shape.

Characteristic of “Pears”: You too often suffer from  fatigue during the day and need caffeine in the morning as well as a sweet treat at 3pm to keep you going.

Strategies For “Pears”:

  1. Your metabolism needs foods to stimulate both your adrenals and your thyroid for easy body-fat loss, such as animal sourced protein and healthy fats coming from nuts and seeds.
  2. Focus on protein coming from red meat, bison, salmon, and eggs.
  3. You need to limit fruits, wheat products, and sugar to restore your metabolism. AVOID sugar like the plague!
  4. Your best choice for exercise is heavy weights and NOT overdoing cardio.Choose HIIT training for cardio over long endurance type of cardio.

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Watch my Canada AM spot here on different food choices for apple and pear.

Always remember we are each so unique and there are 7 billion people on earth~ that means there are 7 billion different ways to eat!

Questions? Post a comment below and I am happy to help or tune into our next Facebook Live by liking our FB page!

Live Life Delicious!

xoxo Kathy

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2 Minute Watermelon Salad

2 Minute Watermelon Summer Salad

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I love watermelon.

I seriously adore watermelon. The smell, the taste~ everything!

Last month I celebrated National Watermelon Day ~ in style! I was busy in the kitchen with this beautiful gift from Mother Nature!

Not only is it delicious, but it is also GOOD FOR YOU! 🙂

In the past, many thought that watermelon consisted of mostly of water and sugar. I am jubilant to announce that watermelon is full of vitamins, minerals,  AND antioxidants.

Watermelon

  • Soothes sore muscles due to it containing an amino acid called L- citrulline which helps the body convert into L- argining~ an essential amino acid that helps relax blood vessels. ( I hope our Olympic athletes are eating lots of watermelons!)
  • Reduces Inflammation due to its high amount of the anti- inflammatory antioxidant lycopene.
  • Fights Cancer Cancer due to its high content of vitamin C along with other antioxidants( like lycopene) ly to help combat the formation of free radicals that can cause cancer.

So why not combine all the amazing nutrition of the watermelon into a salad.

I introduce you to a game changer in your kitchen, this salad.

2 Minute Watermelon Summer Salad

 

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Serves 4

1 cup of chopped/cubed watermelon

1 cup chopped/ cubed cucumber

4-6 chunks of goat feta cheese cubed

Arrange all of the above on a plate and sprinkle a pinch of sea salt and fresh, chopped parsley.

Done!

Now, the next time you indulge in some watermelon on a hot summer day, smile and know YOU are doing something good for you!

Live Life Delicious!

Xo Kathy

 

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