Good morning!

Did you know that there is a national Random Acts of Kindness week? Well, there is, and it?s THIS week, February 8-12. Wouldn?t it be fun to do a random act of kindness, every day this week? Seriously, it is super-fun to watch someone light up, or imagine them lighting up, from a kindness that just flows easily from you. And kindness has a tendency to spread. I do believe we could use some more kindness in this world of ours, so bring it on!

My January Body Sass? Cleanse Group Program finished up on Friday, and it was a HUGE success for participants. Folks lost weight, gained energy, discovered hidden food sensitivities, ended their caffeine addiction, discovered amazingly nutritious & delicious Food Sass ?recipes, healed skin rashes, quieted digestive bloating & discomfort, and the list goes on and on. And, very importantly, they LEARNED a great deal about what builds health and helps them feel amazing. They found their BODY SASS?! Woohoo! If the Group dates didn?t work for you, and you want IN on all of that, click HERE to sign up and join scores of people on their own Individual (very supported!) Body Sass? Cleanse Journeys. Heal, re-calibrate, and re-juvenate!

Speaking of sassy bodies, I?ve got an important Body Sass? tip for ya today: be sure you are getting enough fiber. That?s it! Have a great day.

KIDDING! (about leaving you hanging, not about getting enough fiber) Our digestive tract functions optimally with about 45 grams of fiber intake per day. Most peeps are topping out around 10-15 grams. Holy health gap, Batman!

Fiber helps us have healthy bowel movements & avoid hemorrhoids, reduces the risk of heart disease, protects again colon cancer & diverticulitis, helps us regulate our blood sugar (read: protects against diabetes type 2), feeds all of the health-promoting bacteria that live in our GI tract (yay!), helps us lose weight, and helps us feel full longer after eating the fiber-rich meal. See why we love fiber so much?

High-fiber food categories are veggies, fruits, legumes, oatmeal, seeds, and nuts. Some of the top high-fiber foods are berries, avocado, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, legumes (beans), oatmeal, sweet potatoes, onions, and almonds.

Special note! If you want to increase your fiber intake, that is fanTABulous, but do it S-L-O-W-L-Y please. Increase gradually over 2 weeks or so and pay attention to your body?s signals. If you feel bloated or gassy, slow down a bit. Also, drink plenty of water. More fiber in your food lifestyle requires more water to balance it.

The food you eat, builds your body, every day, for better or for worse. Make choices for health!

With love & fiber fun,
Laurie

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