Hi, friends! Good news — I’ve officially debuted both BODYATTACK and BODYPUMP this week, which always takes a big load off of my shoulders each quarter. Now I’ll be teaching these new releases for a few weeks before cycling back in some older music and moves. (And yes, reviews of both will be coming your way soon.)
Today, I’m not only sharing with you a full day of my eats for “What I Ate Wednesday,” but I’m also talking about a brand-new product I had the pleasure of trying, through my role as a Sweat Pink Ambassador, called Phenoh 7.4. And in the process of trying this product, I learned some new things about science and the body.
My Phenoh 7.4 drink review
Phenoh 7.4 is a brand-new healthy beverage developed by Alex Schmotter, a lifelong athlete and a dental student, who saw a void in the marketplace when it came to a better sports drink. In fact, Alex believes Phenoh 7.4 has redefined the category of sports drinks, because the benefits of it go so much further than rehydration during a tough workout. Phenoh 7.4 is designed to help your body keep a balanced level of pH, which is easier said than done.
Why should we care about being in an alkaline vs. acidic state?
So I have to be honest, in that I didn’t know much about the “alkaline” concept and what it means in our bodies. But it’s something I hear a lot more talk of lately, so was glad to finally get the chance to understand it better when trying Phenoh 7.4 and doing some research. Our bodies are naturally alkaline and need to stay that way to function properly. Yet, our diets, stress and exercise can make the body become more acidic. As you may not know, an acidic state is not good — it means slow digestion, fatigue, chronic inflammation, weight gain and a host of other problems. And to make matters worse, regular sports drinks tend to be very acidic, so they are not actually helping the cause when we drink them during or after exercise, at a time in which we are already approaching an acidic state. Yet, Phenoh 7.4 restores the body back to it’s perfect alkaline balance at a pH of 7.4 and hydrates us. Makes sense, right?
Here’s what you need to know about Phenoh 7.4
- The world’s first alkaline sports drink
- Contains only seven ingredients
- Made with organic aloe vera and organic agave nectar
- Has no preservatives, no artificial sweeteners, nor high-fructose corn syrup
- Boasts low sodium and a low glycemic index
- Is low in calories, with only 30 calories per 8-ounce serving
- Fortified with magnesium and vitamin C to promote a healthy metabolism
The taste of Phenoh 7.4 is light and refreshing. You can certainly taste the aloe, which lets you know it’s good for you. I’ve tried Phenoh during the day and before a couple of workouts and felt like it definitely gave me energy, and I felt completely hydrated. I also love that it left a great taste and sensation in my mouth, which I believe is because this alkaline beverage is safe and good for the teeth too. Yup, just one more benefit, Phenoh 7.4 promotes oral wellness. (Guess that’s because it was created by a dental student?)
Nonetheless, I’m always on board with a new healthy product designed to help us feel and perform at our best. Especially when it means we’re maintaining a healthy balanced pH. I’m a fan.
If you want to try Phenoh 7.4, you can order a 12-pack on the brand’s website for $28 or find it in select stores. Check it out today.
Now let’s get to the food!
Here’s a look at every single thing I ate on Monday of this week. Another healthy one, which was much needed after the weekend.
Breakfast at 8 a.m.
Breaking the fast: This is my hearty and nutty quinoa breakfast bowl, which I shared yesterday. I topped it with a banana and enjoyed it with some hot green tea, sweetened with stevia and almond milk.
Lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon snack at 4:45 p.m.
Post-workout recovery at 7:45 p.m.
Dinner at 8:45 p.m.
Strange but good: Here’s a bowl of things that may not always be combined together. Sautéed kale, steamed broccoli slaw, pasta sauce and some chunks of steak. This was absolutely delicious and super filling. Needless to say, Dave did not have the same thing as me this night.
That was everything I had. Not too shabby for a healthy weekday, I’d say. Today’s workout for me will be teaching BODYATTACK later this evening. I hope you guys have a lovely Wednesday! See you tomorrow.
P.S. Congrats to Carly S., the winner of the Les Mills Super Q giveaway. She just so happens to be a San Franciscan, so I hope to meet her at the event. Thanks to everyone who entered.
More daily eating recaps
Each week, “What I Ate Wednesday” is hosted by Peas and Crayons for bloggers to showcase their eats to the world. If you want to see more food recaps, check out some of my posts from the past here:
- A full day of eating in pictures
- Another full day of my eats and drinks
- Real food isn’t always pretty
- Do you have a balanced dining out strategy?
- What I ate and drank all day
- Three meals, two snacks and a shake
- Food trucks and rest-day eating
- Plenty of protein at every meal
- Colorful fuel for a day of training
- Long days of training require a lot of food
- Making do on “What I Ate Wednesday”
- Healthy foods for a rest day
- Who doesn’t like pictures of food?
- A look at a full day of eating in pictures
- Snapshots from a day of delicious meals
- Pictures of food, because you like them
- Food pictures and the juice cleanse that wasn’t
- A look at what I really eat in a day
- What I ate in the Sunshine State
- My weekend eats and a little narrative
- Stories about food and yesterday’s meals
- A day of eating and some commentary
- Do you want to know what I ate yesterday?
- Healthy challenges and foods from my day
- Eating, napping and eating again
- Filling up on healthy food before the holiday
- A perfect birthday at home and my eats
- Top blog posts, reader stats and my food
- A different kind of training and my food
- Joining a healthy green movement and my eats
- Must-try veggie pasta tip and my eats
- Are you eating this sweet and satisfying fruit?
- What a difference a week makes and my eats
- On Wednesdays we look at pictures of food
- Food, drinks and a very hydrating giveaway
- Front-loading all the healthy this week
- MealEnders giveaway and back to healthy food
- Eating, drinking and sharing the pictures
- I don’t like bad people, I do like good food
- Smart training nutrition tips and my meals
**Disclaimer: A portion of this post was sponsored by Sweat Pink and Fit Approach on behalf of Phenoh 7.4, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Questions of the day
What’s the best thing you’ve eaten lately?
What is the strangest combination of foods that you’ve enjoyed recently?
What do you do to find balance in your life?