In the News: Toni’s OatMEAL Featured in Double Runner Magazine

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Toni’s OatMEAL 

How tragedy turned into triumph and a dream for a better future after Toni Julian lost her best friend and found her true calling.

By Daniel Brown

Double Runner Magazine | November/December Issue 2015

 

 


Toni Julian was 48 when her best friend, Barbara, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. “And there’s no good end to that,” Toni said.

The two had been pals since they were both 11, a bond that only intensified as the years passed and the women reached every signpost of adulthood – graduation, marriage, kids.

Still, as Barbara’s condition deteriorated, Julian kept at least one secret from her best friend.

“She was so sick that I couldn’t even tell her what was going on with me,” Julian recalled. “She was on her death bed. I didn’t want to worry her. It wasn’t something she had the bandwidth to even deal with.”

The truth: Julian had early stage cervical pre-cancer. It was a high-risk version, but fortunately doctors caught it early.

Barbara died with Toni Julian by her side. and even though Julian and her family immediately embarked on a planned trip to Italy, her thoughts never strayed far from back home in San Jose.

“I was really distraught because of what had happened,” Julian said. “I had to find some reason to make some good out of this.”

She decided to use Barbara’s death, as well as her own medical scare, as a rallying point for a better life. Julian promptly walked away from her marketing communication and jumped full bore into the world of fitness, nutrition and a healthier lifestyle for her and her family.

The ripples of that decision made their way to the starting line of the Double Road Race this summer. Toni’s OatMEAL – the signature product borne from Julian’s transformation – is a key sponsor for the San Jose Double Road Race on Aug. 22.

“Helping people to have lives that are sustainable is my whole goal,” the San Jose State graduate said. “I’ve applied that to myself, I’ve applied that to my family. To me it’s really personal. And so I’m very, very motivated by it.”

Having learned that nutrition alone can only get you so far, Julian also jumped in as a Double Run coach. She set up Double Training runs three days a week starting July 1.

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Toni teaches core training during the Double Training halftime break with her team in preparation for the San Jose Double.

The schedule is disciplined, with an emphasis on having all the runners finish together (or roughly so). At one recent session it was 13 minutes out, 13 minutes back and 13 minutes of core exercises. to simulate the second leg, runners then ran again – this time 6.5 minutes out and back.

 

Such workouts underscore that, in an odd confluence, the dish that Julian set out to make for her family wound up well-suited for Double Racing’s unique format. Toni’s OatMEAL for breakfast was created with the goal of delivering a slow burn — food that metabolizes at an even rate.

Having turned competitive herself, Julian said she’s seen plenty of athletes slam sugary fuel just because they’re looking for calories the fastest way possible. Nutrition is often an afterthought (if it’s a thought at all).

“So I thought, ‘What if I could give them both? What if I give them something that provides a slow release of energy over time?'” Julian said.

“If they need something to supplement, they can. But at least they’ll have a really strong food foundation, so that they can get through many hours (of activity) and actually feel good.

Bob Anderson, the founder of Double Racing, is among the early supporters. At Julian’s urging, he tried her OatMEAL before one of his races. Anderson reported back that he mostly felt the same for the first leg of the race — then discovered a new well of energy for the second.

“I was delighted to hear that,” Julian said. So I think we had a mutual respect for each other. I decided to sponsor his race and help spread the word about his new sport.”

It’s been a remarkable transformation. At the time of Barbara’s death, Julian was approaching 50 and hardly a fitness guru. “Back then, I was called ‘skinny fat,'” she said with a laugh.

At 5-foot-3, she weighed about 125 pounds and was a size-6. That doesn’t sound so bad, but Julian was out of shape. A Hydrostatic Body Fat Test revealed that her body fat was at 30 percent — a far cry from the 20 to 24 percent normally considered healthy for a woman.

Julian began doing resistance training three or four times a week and eating with discipline. Within two months she shed 14 pounds of fat and gained six pounds of muscle.

She was soon lean enough to compete in a Natural Figure Competition. Julian, at age 48, took first place in the sports model category (“I got pretty cut,” she said).

Along with her workouts, she took nutrition into her own hands. There was more than her own waistline at stake. Julian had a husband and four kids. She wanted to bring them along in  her quest for a healthier life.

When Julian started experimenting with her OatMEAL, the family breakfast table served as her laboratory. The three girls and one boy were happy to play the role of guinea pigs.

“Kids get bored with food very easily,” Julian said. “And they wouldn’t eat breakfast before they were running out the door for school. “So I thought, “Okay, I’ll make something convenient for them.’ The first formula I made wasn’t all that good. I was all about the ‘healthy’ and the taste came secondary. They weren’t overly in love with it at first.”

But with her offspring’s input, Julian wound up creating a whole new line of products. Two of her kids have celiac disease, so her offerings included gluten-free breakfasts.

The flavors are clearly kid-approved, as the menu at tonijulian.com makes clear — “Savory Cinnamon-Raisin,” “Sweet & Creamy Coconut-Blueberry”, “Tart Cherry Chocolate-Almond” are among the possibilities.

Julian said that she is a Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and earned her Nutrition and Personal Training Certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She’s also written a book – “BITE ME!  Change Your Life One Bite at a Time.”

She’s also selective about where she plagiarizes. She ripped off the basis of her OatMEAL recipe from Mother Nature.

“I was in athlete mode and I wondered, ‘How do I find something that’s going to give me all the nutrition I need, plus keep me full for a while?” Julian recalled.

“I actually looked at mother’s milk. What’s the macro-nutrient combination of that? It’s 20 percent healthy fat, 20 percent protein, 60 percent carbohydrates. So I thought, ‘Okay, I guess Mother Nature wanted people to have that formula.'”

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Toni Julian and Bob Anderson heading into New Seasons Market in San Jose, CA to check out Toni’s OatMEAL on store shelves

Julian has plans to expand her OatMEAL business soon, launching Grab and Go cups and 7-meal foil pouches at more Silicon Valley-area markets. She also has a booming online business.

Still, she thinks of Barbara often.

“I want people to be healthy,” Julian said. “If they get their food and fitness in order, they can become role models, inspiring others to do the same. That’s my bigger vision.”

See the story on Double Runner Magazine’s website at:  Toni’s OatMEAL–A Gift From Mother Nature

To sign up to join Team Toni at the Pleasanton Double Road Race click here.

Use promo code Toni6 for a registration discount at checkout.

Toni’s OatMEAL is a trademark of Toni’s Kitchen LLC

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Toni Launches Healthy Meal Solutions at Sigona’s at Introductory Pricing–Exclusively at Stanford Location

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Toni’s OatMEAL is now featured at Sigona’s Farmer’s Market located at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, CA. Toni wanted to meet the demand of her growing clientele and offer convenient access for her local customers.

John Nava, General Manager and Grocery Buyer of Sigona’s commented “We’re ardent supporters of our local food artisans. Healthy, high-quality and whole foods is what our customers have learned to expect from us.”

Sigona’s offers everything from fresh olive-oil to organic produce and specialty wines and cheeses. Now with Toni’s OatMEAL added to the line-up, customers can also come by for a uniquely healthy meal solution.

What makes Toni’s OatMEAL so different is that it’s a complete meal, boasting one-third the protein people need in a day, provides sustained energy and is simple to make.

It’s not conventional oatmeal. Instead of eating pure carbohydrates, it’s designed to metabolize slowly, to keep people full and fueled for hours. The hidden benefit to this of course, is that when people are satiated and satisfied, they tend to eat less, have fewer cravings and can hit their goal of leaning down.

There is an extra benefit for athletes, in that it provides sustainable energy. Toni’s OatMEAL has recently been endorsed by Bob Anderson, Founder of Runner’s World Magazine and the Double Road Race Federation for it’s ability to provide him with the sustained energy he needs for his runs.

Toni’s OatMEAL is being offered at introductory pricing for a four week period, beginning October 16 through November 16. She has recently introduced Grab and Go Cups and 7-meal pouches in all five flavors and wants to meet the needs of families and athletes who are looking for convenient foods that are healthy too.

Five Cup Sampler Large-ProfessionalDelicious flavors include Sweet & Creamy Coconut-Blueberry, Crunchy Cranberry-Walnut, Savory Cinnamon-Raisin, Sweet & Spicy Ginger Apple-Raisin and her newest in the line-up, Tart Cherry Chocolate-Almond.

Sampling events at Sigona’s are scheduled through the next several weeks so people can try all the flavors and take advantage of the introductory reduced pricing.

Sunday, October 25th 11am-1:30pm

Friday, October 30th 11am-2:30pm

Friday, November 13th 11:30am-2:30pm

Sigona’s Farmers Market Location:

Stanford Shopping Center

399 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Is this location out of your area? Order your five meal sampler cups online and get 25% off using coupon code DOUBLEFUEL at ToniJulian.com/oatmeal

Toni Julian is a San Jose-based health advocate and nutrition advisor, fitness expert, author of BITE ME! Change Your Life One Bite at a Time and creator of Toni’s OatMEAL. For more information visit ToniJulian.com

Group Fitness Makes Good Habits “Stick”

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TEAM TONI kicking off her trademark “Group Hug” at the start of the San Jose Double Road Race August 22, 2015.

Sustainable Lifestyle Changes Start with a Comprehensive Fitness Program

Every person is beautifully unique. We may share values, social norms and ethics. Our children may attend the same schools, and as a community we collectively look out for another. One commonality I think about often is that we all want to be healthy. But when it comes to fitness our physical abilities differ, our behaviors, our mindsets, our goals. How do we accomplish our goal becoming fit and healthy while making it work for us as individuals as well?

It comes down to starting comprehensive approach of making sustainable lifestyle changes to your fitness regimen as a foundation and gradually adding nutrition and other lifestyle choices to set yourself up for success. Research has shown that people are 75% more likely to maintain new behaviors if changes are incorporated incrementally.

There’s a formula to success:

Incremental Changes in Diet + Exercise + Time = Sustainable Lifestyle Changes (SLC)

What a Sustainable Lifestyle Change means specifically is a better quality of life, healthier relationships, improved sleep quality, confidence, ability to handle stress, and the list is endless. The challenge is that most people are unsuccessful taking on too many aspects at once and can’t understand why their good health habits and progress they’ve made just doesn’t “stick”.  If they can’t adhere to a strict program they feel they’ve failed and can become frustrated, doubting their ability to succeed. Even their self-esteem can erode. It becomes a self-fulfilling downward cycle.

Step One:

Make one change at a time and start with stepping up your fitness. I usually suggest that people allow themselves to become acclimated to a new routine and the good feeling they get from being consistent and feeling their body change. Fitness programs have as many shapes as there are shapes of people. It can be as simple as daily walking, joining groups, gyms or recreational teams. I recently was introduced to Bob Anderson, founder of Runners World Magazine and was inspired to sponsor his San Jose Double Race Festival. I started a walking/jogging/running team called TEAM TONI and offered a free training program for our local community three days a week to prepare. Our team of close to 60 people of all age ranges (15-71) just completed our first 5k or 15k.  It was a great way to come together as a community and inspire and encourage each other. Small group fitness programs also work well because the routine can be customized to each individual. For people of all activity levels, be certain to incorporate balance and stability training which is needed at any age, and especially important as we approach our golden years.

I have been teaching my {revive} personalized group fitness program for nearly nine years. It cultivates mutual accountability, nurtures peer support, and instills confidence. A variety of different workouts, including balance and stability, core training, upper body strength conditioning and switching up the workout prevents stagnation and plateauing.

“A single behavioral change becomes habit, habit evolves into a healthy lifestyle, which eventually will be come your preference.”

Step Two:

Once a fitness program is underway, it’s time to turn to making incremental nutrition changes. From an emotional standpoint, it’s more inspiring to consider eating well because people don’t want to “undo” or undermine all the efforts they put forth during their fitness regimen. They have a reason and purpose to start eating better quality foods. Modify the portion control and target a daily deficit of 500 calories (this will result in a one pound weight loss each week), jumpstarting momentum toward weight loss goals, toning, improving body composition and overall feelings of strength and accomplishment. The idea is to lose fat and build muscle, which in turn builds metabolism.

Build metabolism through building muscle. For every pound of muscle on your frame, you’ll burn between 30-50 calories per day. Each pound of fat only burns only two calories, so you can see that building muscle works to your benefit.

Scale weight isn’t nearly as important as body composition. Most people of average weight can be around 30% body fat or more. The ideal is between 20-24% to be considered fit. This is very different from BMI which is based on height and weight only, and does not take body composition, or the amount of lean muscle into consideration.

“It’s fascinating to watch people hit their stride; getting their nutrition dialed in and the empowerment they feel after just a few months.”

Here are three ways you can make incremental lifestyle changes so you are set up for success:

  1. At the Office: Ask your employer if they offer internal lifestyle, nutrition and fitness programs for the employees. Many companies have cafeterias, or at a minimum a break room or micro-kitchen. If they provide food services, voice your preferences for healthy food options and reducing the amount of low quality snack foods and sugary beverages. If it’s not there to tempt you, you’ll be more successful at improving your food quality and reducing unnecessary calories.

If you are eating to maintain your weight, but you fall victim to an extra daily snack—even something as seemingly innocuous as a plain bagel—that alone will provide a surplus of 300 calories every day, and can result in nearly 15 pounds of added weight gain in only six months.

If fitness programs aren’t offered, start your own walking group. Thanks to a plethora of apps, you can download one that tracks your steps as long as you have your phone with you.

  1. Home Hacks:

Build your meals to build your metabolism. Always start with a lean protein and combine complex carbohydrates and healthy fats into each meal. This combination will keep you fuller, longer and can aid in weight loss. Protein is critical for your immune system and we all need about 50% more after age 65.

Keep your portions small and balanced. To learn portion control weigh and measure you food for about a week so you get a good sense to ballpark later. Check out BITE ME! Change Your Life One Bite at Time to learn how to design your meals to build metabolism.

  1. Eating Out and About:

In general people are less successful in their attempts to eat healthy in social situations, and the more people, the more challenging it is. According to the National Institutes of Health, compared with eating alone, individuals eat 35% more when eating with another person, 75% more with three other persons, and 96% more with a group of seven or more. Environments with harsh lighting, hard seats and fast-paced music affect our behaviors by eating more quickly.

Being mindful of this scenario will make you more effective if you plan ahead. Bring a healthful side dish or snack to social gatherings so you are sure to have something you can eat without guilt.

Plan on bringing “emergency food” with you such as high-protein muffins (found in the BITE ME! book) so you don’t have to make nutritional compromises if you’re caught hungry without good options.

Lifestyle changes that start with a supportive fitness program and gradually incorporate incremental nutrition changes over time will provide lasting, sustainable results!

Toni Julian is a corporate lifestyle and nutrition advisor, fitness expert and author of BITE ME! Change Your Life One Bite at a Time. She is the owner of {revive} fitness programs for women and the creator of Toni’s OatMEAL, a completely balanced, high-protein meal solution. Visit ToniJulian.com

Toni’s OatMEAL Officially Launched at New Seasons Market

Health Advocate Toni Julian with her new display featuring Toni's OatMEAL. With New Seasons staff Wayne (pictured at right)

Health Advocate Toni Julian with her new display featuring Toni’s OatMEAL. With New Seasons staff Wayne (pictured at right)

Toni’s OatMEAL is now featured at New Seasons Market in the Silver Creek Valley area of San Jose. Toni wanted to meet the demand of her growing clientele and offer convenient access for her local customers. The health-focused store is a good fit as it caters to people who understand the importance of eating high quality, whole foods.

Toni’s OatMEAL is being offered at introductory pricing for a three week period, beginning August 25 through September 20, 2015. She has recently introduced Grab and Go Cups and 7-meal pouches in all five flavors and wants to meet the needs of families who are looking for convenient foods that are healthy too.

My OatMEAL is unique in that it’s not your conventional oatmeal. It’s a complete meal, with a third the protein you need in a day, and easy to make. The good news is it doesn’t require cooking, just the addition of hot water so it’s incredibly easy to have a healthy meal in about two minutes.

The importance of Toni’s OatMEAL is that it helps to regulate blood sugar. Instead of eating pure carbohydrates, it’s designed to metabolize slowly, to keep people full and fueled for hours. The hidden benefit to this of course, is that when people are satiated and satisfied, they tend to eat less, have fewer cravings and can hit their goal of leaning down.

Delicious flavors include Sweet & Creamy Coconut-Blueberry, Crunchy Cranberry-Walnut, Savory Cinnamon-Raisin, Sweet & Spicy Ginger Apple-Raisin and her newest in the line-up, Tart Cherry Chocolate-Almond.

Sampling events will be taking place during the back-to-school season and everyone is invited to come by, try all the flavors and take advantage of the introductory, reduced pricing.

Sunday, August 30th  2pm-5pm

Saturday, September 12th 2pm-5pm

Friday, September 18th, 12pm-3pm

New Seasons Market is located at 5667 Silver Creek Valley Road in San Jose, CA

Unable to make these events? Order your five meal sampler cups online at ToniJulian.com

Toni Julian is a local health advocate and nutrition advisor, fitness expert, author of BITE ME! Change Your Life One Bite at a Time and creator of Toni’s OatMEAL. For more information visit ToniJulian.com

Try This to Burn More Fat While you Sleep

Burn calories by increasing your metabolic rate while sleeping or at rest!

We all know that we burn calories when we exercise, but did you know you can design your workouts to make your body more efficient at burning calories even after you exercise? And are you aware you can exercise for less time and burn more calories as compared to one of your typical workouts simply by changing how you exercise? Don’t exercise harder, exercise smarter to achieve greater benefits!

Here’s how. It’s called interval training and even the most de-conditioned person can reap the benefits. And the good news is, you can apply the interval training concept to all types of exercise, including walking, running, cycling in the great outdoors or even on cardio equipment at your local gym.

A group of Canadian researchers from Laval University performed trials on two groups. They compared regular endurance or aerobic conditioning to interval training and discovered the group who performed interval training burned twice as many calories in half the amount of time. They were also able to reduce their body fat many times more than the endurance group by increasing their resting metabolic rate (this is how many calories you burn while not exercising).

I recommend incorporating interval training 2-3 days per week and preferably alternating with resistance training (weight training) on the other days to improve your bone density and also boost your metabolism. It’s a winning combination!

Toni Julian, Health Advocate and Fitness Expert

It’s important to note that if you are new to exercise, be sure to have your physician give you the thumbs up before proceeding.

For Beginner Levels:

If you are mostly sedentary and are accustomed to walking 30 minutes, start slowly.

1. Start off with five minutes of gentle walking for your warm-up. (Rather than miles per hour I go by perceived exertion level where a 1 is you’re lounging on the sofa and 10 is you’re going all out and ready to lose your breakfast (we never want to hit a 10). You should be at around an exertion level of 4 and able to sing to your iTunes comfortably.

2. Speed up your walk to what feels like an exertion level of 8 for the next 60 seconds. Here you will feel shorter of breath and feel your heart beating stronger.

3. Slow down your walk now to a level 3 for 2 minutes. You will feel your heart rate begin to drop and your breathing will normalize. The more fit you become over time, the faster your heart rate will recover to this level.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 five more times.

5. Finish with another five minutes of level 4 perceived exertion.

For Advanced Levels

1. Five minute warm up at Level 4 of perceived exertion whether cycling, light jogging or other activity

2. Step it up to a perceived exertion level of 8 or 9 for the next 60 seconds

3. Slow down to a perceived exertion level of a 5 for the next 90 seconds

4. Repeat the above steps 2 and 3 five additional times

5. Cool down for five minutes at a perceived exertion level of 3.

Pat yourself vigorously on the back, do a happy feet dance and remember to replenish with a light snack of complex carbohydrate, lean protein (check out Toni’s high protein meal solutions) and plenty of pure water.

How to Feel Fuller, Longer: So You’ll Eat Less and Feel Fabulous!

Have you ever eaten an apple for a snack, only to be hungry again an hour later? Or a bowl of cereal in the morning, but by 11AM you find yourself thinking “I wonder if I have any Girl Scout cookies in my trunk”.

So how can we feel more satisfied and stay fuller for longer? Being satiated with wholesome foods, in the right combination, translates into increased energy and improved vitality. It can also mean making better food choices and avoiding those annoying cravings in the afternoons and evenings. You know the ones, where you’ll do anything to get your hands on something salty-chewy-sugary-crunchy-greasy; in other words, dense carbohydrates for instant fuel.

It all comes down to regulating your blood sugar. Let’s go back to that apple which is made primarily of carbohydrates. It begins to break down with help from enzymes in your saliva as you chew. Carbs, especially the simple ones, metabolize very quickly which raises your blood sugar.

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Your body responds by secreting a rush of Insulin from the Pancreas to drive the extra glucose for storage into your fat cells. There is an opposing hormone, called Glucagon, which works to elevate your blood sugar when glucose levels are low. These two hormones work in harmony to keep your body in balance. Imagine the arcade pinball game where you are using your right and left paddles to keep the pinball in the middle, right where your blood sugar level should be; between 80-120 mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter). Abusing those hormones on an ongoing basis by eating overly-processed foods and too many simple carbohydrates–especially sweets–and you’ll be setting yourself up for insulin resistance and the potential for Type II diabetes.

Once you combine your carbohydrate, such a vegetable, brown rice or quinoa, with a lean protein (I’ll use a chicken breast as an example) and a healthy fat (such as avocado), you have designed a meal that will metabolize much more slowly. Your body will release the calories at a slower rate so your blood sugar won’t spike. Because it metabolizes gradually, you will enjoy sustained energy for a longer period of time, feel more satiated for longer, your hormones will be regulated, and unless you are a purely emotional eater, you’ll find yourself eating less!

With our ever increasingly busy lives, it’s often challenging to find lean proteins on-demand, and even more so to have the convenience of healthy meal options designed with the optimal balance of lean protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats.

What started out as my own desire to make healthy foods more convenient for my family and friends–especially as I began to witness many of them becoming sick–evolved into a passion and stewardship for others who share in this common goal.  I’d like to introduce you to Toni’s OatMEAL which I designed to keep you FULL and FUELED for hours! It’s the perfect blend of lean protein (whey, egg white or plant-based), complex carbohydrates (whole rolled oats) and healthy fats (flax and nuts, depending upon the blend).  It is delicious and convenient, just add hot water and go!

5BTJ-Universal-lid-ACTUAL_SIZE-no-bleedFor more information and to order your two complimentary samples click here! (This offer is available for a limited time only)

For product inquiries, to order or inquire about custom blends, email or call Toni at (408) 206-1405. To order visit www.ToniJulian.com/OatMEAL

About Toni Julian

Toni Julian is a Northern California-based health and nutrition advocate, author of BITE ME! Change Your Life One Bite at a Time, Fitness Expert, creator of Toni’s OatMEAL and 50-something mom of four. She shares her knowledge to inspire people to lead sustainably healthy lives. For more information visit her at www.ToniJulian.com

Raw and Unadulterated: Chopped Veggie Salad with Capers and Kalamata Olives

Chopped Salad with Capers

We all know how challenging it is to incorporate enough veggies into our diets. And how frustrating it can be when you make an effort to hit the local organic health food store, or shop at the Farmers Market only to let a few days lapse and finding a withering mound of fermenting vegan-compost in your crisper drawer. What a waste!

Here’s my favorite raw veggie dish that is not only easy to make, but keeps in the refrigerator for many days.

And at only 50 calories per cup, and packed with phytonutrients, it’ll go a long way in making every calorie COUNT!

What to buy:

1/2 Head Red Cabbage

1 Head Cauliflower

4 Florets Broccoli

1/8 Red Onion

1 Red Pepper

1/4 Cup Capers

1/4 Cup Kalamata Olives

1 cup Snap Peas

Dressing:

1 T Olive Oil

1 T Bragg’s Liquid Aminos

1 T Lemon Juice

What to do:

Chop all vegetables into small pieces. You can use a hand held chopper, food processor or cut with a knife.

Mix dressing into separate container and toss all together. Enjoy!

Toni’s New *revive* Fitness: B1G1 Complimentary Month + BITE ME! e-book

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It would be a shame to go through your life without seeing the strength and beauty of what your body is capable.

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Get back that vitality you deserve in a fun, easy and supportive environment.  As a special gift and in the spirit of helping get your new year off to a positive start, health advocate, author and fitness expert Toni Julian is offering a one-time special B1G1 FREE in her new revive* fitness program.

VOTED BEST FITNESS PROGRAM IN SILVER CREEK VALLEY 2014

Toni and her team specialize in helping the 40-70’s women who frankly don’t much care for exercise, are tired of unutilized gym memberships and for which typical boot camps are too a little hard-core for their bodies. Toni provides the perfect balance of low-impact strength, core, flexibility and balance training to bring you up gradually with the added benefit of nutrition guidance. This doesn’t mean it’s easy, it’s challenging but at the right level customized to your needs. You’ll keep positively motivated and because the session is fun, the time goes by quickly.

Revive meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8-9am in Silver Creek Valley (five minutes from 101 and Blossom Hill exit in San Jose).

*Buy one month and get the next month free. This is a limited time offer and extends to the first ten registrants only. Expires 1/30/2015. New customers only please.

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As an added bonus, she is also offering her Special Edition e-book, BITE ME! Change Your Life One Bite at a Time with every membership so you can make sustainable lifestyle and nutrition changes. The right combination of healthy eating and exercise creates lasting results.

Think you have to get fit before joining? That’s like cleaning your house before the cleaning lady comes. Have a weakness or injury? Because this is designed for small groups, we have the ability to personalize it just for you and you will be comfortable knowing you’re amongst friends.

Please email questions to info@tonijulian.com or call/text 408-206-1405.

Want a healthy, beautiful body? Register here!

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Toni’s Protein Poppers: Feel Good Snacks Without the Guilt

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Toni’s OatMEAL Protein Poppers

15 minutes | Makes 24

New from Toni’s Test Kitchen!

Three simple ingredients, no-baking, and deliciously healthy, these high-protein poppers are simple to make and a guilt-free alternative to typical treats. Guaranteed to stave off hunger and delectably fulfilling. Share them with friends and neighbors, bring them to a holiday party, and make them your “go-to” snack to get through the next few festive weeks. They passed the Toni’s Kitchen test when served this weekend at my daughters 27th birthday brunch.

They were a hit!

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WHAT TO BUY:

2 Cups Toni’s OatMEAL**Any flavor is delicious so choose your favorite. We used Sweet & Creamy Coconut-Blueberry for this recipe, and Crunchy Cranberry-Walnut would be another great option.

**Available online here. Use coupon code BETTERBREAKFAST for free shipping when you order any four flavors. Ships in one business day.

1 12 oz Jar Smooth Almond Butter at room temperature (you may substitute peanut butter if you prefer)

1/2 Cup Chopped Raw Almonds (you may substitute with walnuts)

Optional: White Powdered Sugar

Optional: Cocoa Powder

WHAT TO DO:

Place two cups Toni’s OatMEAL in a large bowl. Add chopped almonds and almond butter.

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Mix together with a spoon or use your hands to mix thoroughly. Mixture will be crumbly. Using a small ice cream scoop press mixture firmly to form a ball. You can also use your hands and roll them just as easily. Make sure they are “bite sized” for best results. If they are too large and are bitten into, they can crumble so smaller treats that can be popped into your mouth work best!

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This part is completely optional: You can roll your poppers into powdered sugar, or a combination of cocoa powder and white powdered sugar (about half of each).

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Here’s a beautiful assortment of Toni’s OatMEAL Protein Poppers. Have a few crumbly morsels remaining? Sprinkle them over non-fat plain Greek yogurt. This chef deserved a perk! Enjoy!

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