Thursday, March 21, 2013

Linda Returns to Dig Deeper

Founder of Linda Asaf Design: Austin's consistently rated top designer
Lover of Sailing and the Outdoors

Lisa's Food Rewards(as of Day 17)
  • Weight: Down 6.5 pounds
  • Sleep Quality: "4" to "8"
  • Stress: "8" to "4"
  • Congestion: "8" to "3"
  • Itchy Eyes: "8" to "1"
  • Hives: "9" to "0"
  • Skin Glow: "3" to "6"

Food Specifics

  • Prior to the Cleanse, Kim Love helped me figure out that I had sensitivity to soy, citrus and milk. I had gone without these foods for about two years much to my chagrin but at least my hives were either gone or under control. I have now successfully reintegrated citrus with no allergic reaction!!! Kim said that my body may have 'cleared' that allergy. Thank heaven! I missed margaritas and mimosas. I 'face planted' into a grapefruit the other day : )

  • The Green Juice is better for me later in the day. For some reason, it has a calming effect on me. Overall, the LLM diet has made me less irritable, more relaxed, and more upbeat. Even my friends have noticed!

From Linda:

I can't say enough positive things about how The LoveLife Method has helped me. I suffered from allergies and hives on my forearms and lower legs for years. I also had urticaria which is hives from pressure like a scratch or anything constricting on my body like an elastic waistband. I thought it was stress or that I might even have an auto immune disease. My allergy doctor had me on antihistamines for years and said that something had triggered a histamine response in my body that was causing all this mayhem.

Kim and the LLM helped me not only get my allergies under control but now after going through the Group Cleanse program, I may have even 'reset' my body as I no longer have an allergy to citrus (hello margaritas!) I am still reintegrating other foods but so far so good. My urticaria is gone too and even my 'cedar fever' allergies are practically non-existent.
The LoveLife Method has also taught me a whole new way of eating healthy and living. I was hesitant in the beginning thinking I would be suffering through the cleanse but it was far better than the years of suffering from ailments. I have started to feel so good that I have a new spring in my step not to mention that I've lost 7 pounds in two weeks (hello bikini!).
I don't think I'll ever go back to my old eating habits. For me, The LoveLife Method is a 'Love Lifestyle'. Thanks so much Kim! You've changed my life!”
- Linda

Stacy Shows Her Thyroid Who's Boss

Sr. Project Manager

Stacy's Food Rewards:
  • Weight: Down 16.5 pounds
  • Sleep Quality: "5" to "9"
  • Waking Energy: "3.5" to "9"
  • 2:00 - 4:00 PM Energy: "5" to "9" (goodbye afternoon slump!) 
  • Overall Energy: "4" to "9" 
  • Mental Clarity: "4" to "8"
  • Anxiety: "8" to "4"
  • Irritability: "8.5" to "2"
  • Sinus Congestion: "8" to "3"
  • Itchy Eyes: "5" to "0"
  • Headaches: "7", 4-5x/week to "0"

New Favorite Foods:

TLC Green Juice and seeds

Food Discoveries:
  • Gluten: Causes Anxiety, Fatigue
  • Nuts: Impact Digestion
  • Citrus: Impacts Mood Levels and increases Cravings

From Stacy:

I started the LLM as a way to try to manage multiple "thyroid related" symptoms rather than agree to start multiple prescription medications. These symptoms were physically and psychologically draining and extremely frustrating. My Endocrinologist told me my symptoms were "normal" for people with thyroid imbalance, yet didn't really have any answers except referring me to other specialists. I had heard that some of my symptoms might be related to gluten intolerance, so as a last ditch effort, I thought I'd give LLM a try. I knew I couldn't go off gluten without help (baked goods addict). I turned to Kim and LLM for that help.

Within 10 days of starting the LLM, all of my painful, debilitating, anxiety-causing, supposedly thyroid related symptoms were gone! I am shocked and thrilled that I was able to end the cycle of helplessness I felt trying to cope with the many ill effects of gluten and other food intolerances.

The program was so straight forward, the support was so valuable and the results are truly life changing. I was advised by my doctor that to gradually stabilize my thyroid function and see some relief from my symptoms could be up to a year-long process Instead, in two months, I've learned that gluten and other foods caused many of my symptoms and, with medication, my thyroid levels are normal.

This program has helped me identify gluten and other food intolerances in a manner that has permanently altered my understanding of how what I eat affect me and my health. A great bonus on top of all the above is that I also lost weight."
- Stacy

Friday, March 8, 2013

Lisa Rice's Love Cleanse Burgers

A huge thank you to past client Lisa Rice for creating a seriously tasty recipe we know our clients are going to love. These chickpea burgers are so delicious we had a hard time keeping them around for the photo shoot! Not only are they entirely Phase 1 compliant, the burgers freeze beautifully making them an ideal recipe to batch cook the weekend before your cleanse to use throughout the week for lunches.

  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 15 oz. can) rinsed and drained
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped small
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 3/4 tsp himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 pinches hing/asofetida Optional: If you use, make sure to get gluten-free, some brands contain wheat)
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves *
  • 2 T ground flax
  • 1 T Happy Hemp

Preheat oven to 400°.

Heat olive oil in sauté pan on medium high. Saute celery a few minutes until slightly soft. Add carrots and sauté another minute. Add spices, salt and pepper and saute one more minute. Turn off heat and stir in cilantro until it wilts. Put chickpeas in pan and mash with potato masher or fork until partially mashed (so some whole chickpeas remain and the mixture is chunky - not smooth like hummus!). Mix flax and hemp in with beans and veggies.

Lightly oil a cookie sheet or baking pan with olive oil. Using a 1/2 cup measuring cup, make patties with bean mixture and place on cookie sheet. Should make about 5 patties. Lightly spray of brush with olive oil. Bake in oven 15 minutes until golden.

Enjoy with side salad or folded into toasted nori with sunflower spouts, lettuce or other veggies.

Omit cumin, coriander and cilantro, and replace with 1 tsp dried thyme, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, and 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil.

*Cilantro can be inflammatory for some; if you have past knowledge this herb doesn't work for you, please omit. Otherwise, keep it mind as you eat these tasty burgers and stay open to it's possible impact.