14: Stay healthy and de-stress during the workday


Rebecca is a lifelong friend, and by day she is a rockstar producer in Los Angeles, but by night she pursues her passion projects. If she’s not channeling her inner Britney at the karaoke bar then she is usually traveling across the US producing television shows and documentaries. It’s a busy life but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Today she is here to give her top tips to de-stress all throughout your work day.

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Rebecca’s Tips:

Morning – Do a run or some sort of exercise in the morning.  Rebecca chooses an easy, 30 minute run and uses the Apple Watch to track her progress.  Rebecca starts her day with a smoothie and she’s been adding Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil to her shake.  She loves the coconut flavor.

Lunch – Do little things to stretch and stand.  It may be just standing to eat your lunch.  Rebecca has a few yoga stretches that she does at her desk.  She has started using the timer on her  Apple Watch Sport  to prompt her to stand up.

Mid-afternoon slump –  Eat a very healthy snack that is protein based.  Nothing with carbs, sugar or gluten for this snack.  Normally her snack of choice is almonds with a cup of green tea.

Evening – Save at least 30 minutes (preferably an hour) before bedtime to unplug, and unwind in an unplugged way, so that you can prepare your mind and body to sleep.


Allison’s Tips:

Morning – Write in your journal for the purpose of gratitude and starting your day in the right frame of mind; starting in a place of positivity and set your intentions for the day.

Lunch – Eat a healthy lunch.  Don’t go for options that will make you feel badly later.  Take Digestive Enzymes With Probiotics  with your lunch to help your food digest properly.

Mid-afternoon slump – Drink an organic fresh-squeezed green juice to give you an energy boost.

Evening – Take a hot bath with meditation and music.  Sitting and chilling in a hot bath is calming and again recite your gratitude affirmations.

Recipes from this episode:

Strawberry/Mango Smoothie:

1/2 cup strawberries

1/2 cup mango

1 banana


2 T. brain octane

1 c. almond mik


Mango/Pineapple Smoothie:

1 cup mango

1 cup pineapple

2 T brain octane

1 cup almond milk


Healthy Sandwich:

Use Ezekiel Bread

Put olive oil and red vine vinegar on the bread for flavor.  Stay away from Mayo.

Chop up an avocado and tomato and put it on the sandwich.

Then add some spinach and even some basil.

Craving cheese?  Use the Daiya Mozzarella Style Shreds.  It actually melts in case you want to do panini style.

Make a side dish of basil or spinach and avocado.  Drizzle Bragg Liquid Aminos on top.


Juice Recipe:

Fiery Carrot Cooler:

3 small to medium Carrots

1 stalk of celery

1 beet

1 small handful of kale

1/2 to 1 apple for sweetness

1/2 inch to 1 inch long piece of ginger


Our Favorite Moments:

@2:40 – Will Britney come out?

@4:50 – Rebecca’s typical day

@6:30 – If we don’t work, nothing else happens

@8:40 – Rebecca’s Jumpstart routine

@9:00 – The tool Rebecca got that helps her work out and she loves it

@11:29 – The secret to great smoothies

@13:45 – Starting the day with gratitude

@15:14 – The power of writing it down

@19:45 – Allison gets sold on the Apple watch

@43:30 – Rebecca’s workout playlist

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