Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup canned organic pumpkin
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 scoop PurePaleo Vanilla Protein Powder (optional)
  • 1 scoop Whole Body Collagen (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon monk fruit powder or 1 packet stevia
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted almonds
  • Sprinkle of Cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup of ice

METHOD

  1. Add all your ingredients to a blender and puree until blended.
  2. Pour and enjoy

Makes 1 serving

 

Thyroid Function Questionnaire

  1. Do you have family history of hypothyroidism or other thyroid problems?
  2. Is your skin dry without the use of lotion?
  3. Do you suffer from constipation?
  4. Are your menstrual cycles irregular?
  5. Do you have high cholesterol?
  6. Do you have low blood pressure?
  7. Is your hair dry?
  8. Are your nails brittle?
  9. Is your hair thinning?
  10. Is the outer third of your eyebrows missing or thinning?
  11. Does your skin have a yellow tint?
  12. Do you sometimes suffer from depression?
  13. Do you suffer from mood swings?
  14. Do you need caffeine and/or other stimulants to get you going?
  15. Do you have low energy levels?
  16. Do you have a low sex drive?
  17. Do you note any forgetfulness?
  18. Do you have difficulty losing weight?
  19. Is it easy for you to gain weight?
Test score meaning
If you have answered “yes” to 5 or more of these questions, you may have hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone function) and require thyroid testing. The thyroid gland regulates metabolism and hormone function, and is important for numerous physiological functions in the body.

Are you weight loss resistant?

  • Do you have hard to control food cravings?
  • Do you have an allergy/sensitivity or craving for a specific food group?
  • Do you have a large appetite at certain times during the day?
  • Have you failed on 3 or more diets in the past?
  • Do you have a family history of obesity?
  • Are you under chronic stress?
  • Do you get less than 7 hours of sleep 2 or more nights a week?
  • Have you been diagnosed with hypothyroidism?
  • Are you taking prescription medications?
  • Are you sensitive to medications, smoke, chemicals or fumes?
  • Is your fasting glucose > 75?
  • Is your fasting insulin 7 or greater?
  • Is your hemoglobin A1C > 5.0?
  • Are your triglycerides > 100?
  • Are your HDLs < 50? Is your triglyceride:HDL ratio >3.1
  • Is your waist measurement > 35 (woman) or 40 (man)?
  • Is your waist:hip ratio > 0.08 (woman) or 1.0 (man)?
  • Is your body fat % > 32% (woman) or 22% (man)?
  • Do you have a BMR 20% or more below normal? Take axillary temp. for 5 days in a row and take the average. Normal is 97.7
  • Do you have low DHEA or testosterone levels?

Your Results
If you answered yes to even ONE of the above questions, you have identified factors that can contribute to difficulty losing weight and especially losing body fat and maintaining/increasing LBM.

If you have answered yes to 3 or more then you are moderately weight loss resistant (WLR), and if you have answered yes to 5 or more, you are very WLR.

This means that you must address your WLR and fix the problems to ensure that you can have successful long-term weight management.