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Signs of a hormonal belly and foods to help combat it

Christine Hronec, an award-winning chemist and three-time champion fitness competitor, nutrition, and exercise expert joined GDL.

SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — If you have excess belly fat you can’t get rid of no matter what you do, it may be a hormone problem. You may need to rethink your diet and start adding certain foods into your meals to see a difference. Christine Hronec, an award-winning chemist and three-time champion fitness competitor, nutrition, and exercise expert joined GDL to talk about five signs of a hormonal belly, and foods to reduce it. Learn more at gaugelife.com.

Recipes to reduce a hormonal belly

 Hormone Detox Smoothie

*Blender (vitamix or magic bullet style blender)

-2 stalks celery

-2 cups kale/spinach

-4 Tbsp chia or flax seeds

-4oz green apple, sliced

-juice from half a lemon

-2 tsp raw ginger

-water

 

Daily Detox Carrot Salad-

-medium salad bowl

-1 Large Organic Carrot shredded or spiralized

-1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

-1 tbsp coconut oil

-1/2 tsp raw honey (optional)

-Himalayan sea salt (to taste)

-Fresh black pepper (to taste)

 

Hormone Balancing Superfood Salad

-3oz grilled or roasted salmon

-8-10 brussels sprouts roasted

-1 cup roasted, cubed butternut squash

-1 cup red cabbage

-2 tbsp slivered almonds

-1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

-1 tbsp olive oil

 

1 large Lacinato Kale

8-10 Brussel Sprouts

1 cup Shredded Red Cabbage

1 1/2 Cups Cubed Buttercup Squash

3/4 Cup Dried Cranberries

MAPLE PECANS

1 cup Chopped Pecans

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