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Kickin’ It with Health Coach and Fitness Blogger Rachel Taylor!

by Cascade Ice on April 30, 2015

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Rachel Taylor is passionate about faith, fitness, and all things FAB! We had the opportunity to speak with her this week about Cascade Ice and general lifestyle tips!


Why is “Healthy Living” important to you?

Healthy living is important to me because I want to live a long and prosperous life. I want to accomplish everything that God has set before me, and I don’t want to cut my days short because I was addicted to food or avoided exercise. I walk in obedience when I honor my body and I enjoy taking care of it because it makes a difference in my energy levels and even my positivity. It’s important to me to take care of myself because this is the only body I have. I don’t get any second chances with how I treat it.

Who are your “Healthy Living” role models and why?

Michelle Myers (@michellelmyers on Instagram) and Vani Hari (@thefoodbabe on Instagram). Michelle has a triumphant story in overcoming an eating disorder and currently trains and equips women to train and equip other women. She is a breath of fresh air in the fitness industry because her focus is less on “I need to be skinny” and more on “I need to walk in obedience and be healthy because that’s what God wants for my life”. Vani is the author of the best-selling book The Food Babe Way. She has opened my eyes to fighting hidden toxins and how to properly read labels to protect my body from unnecessary harm.

What is your go-to healthy meal when you are short on time? 

Vegan Chocolate Shakeology! It takes 30 seconds to blend or 15 seconds to shake in a blender bottle. My favorite recipe is 1 scoop Shakeology, 2 tsp of Justin’s peanut butter, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, ice and a light dash of salt. It’s my go-to because 1 scoop of Shakeology has over 70 superfoods and vitamins  including wheatgrass, macaroot, acai berries, goji berries, and more.

Do you have any tips for families who want to make some healthy lifestyle changes?

It starts with the parents. Make a plan that is best for you and your spouse then implement for your kids. There is no childhood obesity without enabling parents. Start small so it’s not overwhelming. Add in an extra vegetable at dinner. Swap sodas for sparking water (naturally flavored with fruits and herbs). Go for a family walk after dinner. The goal isn’t for everyone to look like a bikini competitor; the goal is to live a long and healthy life.

Are there any foods that you consider to be off-limits completely?

Anything processed or artificially flavored. I make a constant effort to eat from the earth. I typically eat from a portion-controlled and clean eating plan 80% of the week and find balance by adding in clean cheats here and there.

In addition to eating right, do you have any other tips to share on overall wellness (i.e. sleep, relaxation techniques, fitness routines)?

Three things that will help you! Get plugged in with an accountability group. Do what’s best for you and what you enjoy – if you don’t like to run, don’t! Finally, don’t find time for your workouts, make it! Schedule your workouts like you  would do any other activity.

What is your favorite Cascade Ice flavor and why?

I enjoy Organic Lemon Lime – it’s free from artificial flavorings and dyes which is hard to come by in other delicious drinks!

To see more of Rachel’s tips, visit her personal blog Fab Fierce Faith. You can also connect with her on Instagram!

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