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The Vibe #51: Uncover Hidden Sugars, Transform Your Posture, & Guilt-Free Treats

Hey friend 🙂

In this week’s newsletter you will discover:

  • The secret names of sugar
  • Exercise to improve posture and balance
  • Workout to strengthen your whole body
  • Guilty free coffee treat

Now, let’s dive in!


Did You Know?

Hidden Sugars in Ingredient Lists

Did you know sugar has more than 65 different names?

Yep, it's like a master of disguise hiding in plain sight on ingredient lists.

Manufacturers are pretty clever, they sprinkle these various names throughout their products, making it a bit of a treasure hunt to spot them.

You might see terms like "maltose," "high fructose corn syrup," "fruit juice concentrate," or even "agave nectar."

These aren't just fancy words, they're sugars dressed up in a different outfit, making products seem healthier than they really are.

So next time you're reading a label, keep your eyes peeled for these sugar aliases.

Knowing them can really help you manage how much sugar you're actually consuming.


Good For You

Feeling like your core could use a little extra love?

Say hello to the Bird-Dog exercise – your new best friend for a rock-solid midsection and a stronger, more stable you.

This simple move is a total powerhouse when it comes to firing up those all-important core muscles.

As you extend your opposite arm and leg, you're engaging your entire trunk, strengthening everything from your abs to your back muscles.

It's the foundation for better balance, stability, and overall body control.

But wait, there's more!

The Bird-Dog is also a game-changer for your posture.

By working those often-neglected back muscles, you're helping to counteract the effects of all that slouching and hunching over screens.

Before you know it, you'll be standing taller, looking leaner, and feeling more confident in your own skin.

And if you're someone who struggles with lower back pain, this exercise could be your new best friend.

As you engage your core and back muscles, you're actually taking some of the strain off your lower back, providing sweet relief from those nagging aches and pains.


Weekly Workout

Ready to dive into this week's workout routine?
I've lined up a mix of exercises to target all the right spots.
Let's get moving and make this week your strongest yet!

Time: 15 minutes

Equipment: Your own body weight

Good for: Strengthening your entire body

Instructions:

  • Split Squats Stand with your feet staggered, one foot forward and the other back, about two feet apart. Lower your body by bending both knees until the back knee nearly touches the ground. Your front knee should be directly above your ankle. Press through your front heel to rise back to the starting position.

    Pro Tip: Use a chair or wall for balance and support
  • Inchworm: Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Bend at the waist and place your hands on the floor. Walk your hands forward until you reach a full plank position. Hold briefly, then walk your hands back towards your feet and stand up to return to the starting position.

  • Push-ups: Start in a plank position with your hands placed shoulder-width apart and directly under your shoulders. Keeping your body in a straight line from head to heels, bend your elbows to lower your body towards the floor. Push through your hands to raise back to the starting position.

    Too challenging? Keep your knees on the ground for support or do wall push ups
  • Bicycle Crunch: Lie on your back with your hands behind your head and your knees bent and feet flat. Bring your right elbow towards your left knee while , then switch sides.

  • Glute Bridges: Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor about hip-width apart. Drive through your heels to lift your hips up towards the ceiling, squeezing your glutes at the top. Lower your hips back to the floor and repeat.

Tasty & Healthy

Are you a coffee lover who can't resist something sweet to go along with your morning cup of joe?

I hear you!

That's where these delightful Stuffed Dates come in.

A perfectly portioned, naturally sweet, and surprisingly indulgent snack that won't leave you feeling guilty.


Let's be honest, most coffee-friendly sweets are loaded with refined sugars and unhealthy fats that can quickly derail your good intentions.

But these little bites are a different story altogether.

You're getting a dose of fiber, potassium, and a rich, caramel-like sweetness that's entirely natural.

And the best part?

Stuffed dates are ridiculously easy to make.

Simply pit a date or two, stuff them with a walnut or pecan or almonds, and voila!

You've got a bite-sized treat that is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth while sipping on your favorite brew.

So, the next time you're craving something sweet with your coffee, ditch the sugar-laden pastries and reach for these stuffed dates instead.


Ask Yourself

How does your social environment influence your health habits, and what changes might you make to improve this impact?


Have a wonderful weekend ✨
Idan

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