What is Tempeh?
Last year Monica said she was breaking up with tempeh forever. Well, forever lasted 13 months. She has reconciled with it and she’s doing the Ultimate Reset Cleanse again! If you’re wondering what is tempeh, read on…
What is Tempeh?
Tempeh is a vegetarian soy protein that can be eaten occasionally instead of meat. Whereas tofu is curdled soy milk that is typically sold in smooth white wet blocks, tempeh is fermented soy beans and is brownish in color and sold in lumpy sliced rectangles. Tempeh is higher in calories than tofu [almost double], but it is preferable since it is less processed and contains more protein [about 50% more] and fiber [about 6x as much]. Whereas tofu is soft, tempeh is chewy and can be sliced and eaten like meat or crumbled and added to salads, soups, sauces, casseroles, etc. The biggest difference for me was that tofu doesn’t have much flavor and basically takes on the flavor of whatever sauce you put on it, but tempeh has an earthier and sweeter taste that takes a little getting used to. Like tofu, you’ll find it in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. You used to have to go to a health food store, but these days you’ll even find it at the mainstream stores [at least in California!].
A few important things regarding ALL soy products, including tempeh. You want to make sure it’s organic and non-GMO. Recommendations for how much soy to eat are all over the place as there are questions about it’s impact on hormones. To be safe, I try not to eat it more than a couple times a week.
What is the Ultimate Reset Cleanse?
In the video, Monica talks about doing a second round of the Ultimate Reset cleanse. What is it? First and foremost, it’s a 21 day clean eating challenge. During the process, you’ll take supplements that help your body flush out toxins, but really it’s about clean eating. This is NOT a starvation diet and you do NOT use harsh laxatives, so just erase any of those horrible thoughts from your brain! I assure you that you will NOT be running back and forth to the bathroom all day long. The Ultimate Reset isn’t about punishing or depriving your body—it’s about feeding it with all the right nutrients.
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Free Ultimate Reset Coaching
As I mentioned in the video, Monica and I offer FREE coaching for the Ultimate Reset Cleanse (and all Beachbody Workouts). Why choose us? We are BOTH P90X Certified Trainers who have learned a lot from our prior experience doing the Ultimate Reset. We have a wealth of resources available to you and want to help you succeed on this cleanse.