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Coaches, Healthy People and the AutoImmune Prevalence

Why are so many COACHES being diagnosed with autoimmune and gut health issues?

1) it SEEMS like more coaches are “getting it” because we are the majority SPEAKING to it on social. A bunch of my neighbors have it and have never even heard of Beachbody. Our job is to be vocal while the average person suffers in private. So our voice is “lounder” but that doesnt correlate to actually being more prevelant . 

2) we, in this group and the round table are 5* and above coaches. We are wired to PUSH. Many of us are type A and drive ourselves into exhaustion while the rest of the non high achievers rest. Our personalities are more prone to high cortisol levels and a cascade of other ailments bk we don’t stop until our body crashes on us. That level of stress all the time wrecks your hormones. 

3) healthy people are more aware of their body and small changes. Someone who is a train wreck, EVERYTHING hurts or is off so it’s all just a big blur when it comes to warning signs. People that are healthy notice even the slightest change in their body. So we are primed to naturally dig and explore for our own answers more and sooner than the average person. Then of course, we TALK, about it. LOL

And 4) because I have to go here. We (andmost health and fitness minded folks) are more vain than the average household person both in body image and for social / biz image. Many of us opt for implants (and Botox, and what ever else) to enhance what fitness cant. 
Implants can cause more of an inflammatory response, gut issues, food sensitivities and autoimmune type symptoms than any nightshade, shake or bean. I’ve been on an exhausting journey trying to diagnose my mystery illness, excessive weight gain, chronic inflammation and pain and AI-type symptoms for FOUR years. I refused to think it was my implants. Funny now, at almost 46 years old, and 9 weeks post op from breast explant surgery, nearly ALL of my symptoms have gone away. I spent years of elimination diets, detoxes and remedies but it was my IMPLANTS causing and exacerbating the health issues i was already genetically predisposed to.

Sorry so long but I’ve heard this question in FB groups and thought it was one that was deserving of some perspective to consider. 😊




Let's Chat a Bit More about Breast Implant Illness, Shall We?

Let's Chat a Bit More about Breast Implant Illness, Shall We?

Since sharing about my own bout with Breast Implant Illness I’ve had dozens of women reach out to me privately with questions.  

While I don’t have all the answers, and can’t guarantee vitality for you if you have them removed, I will say, those nasty suckers certainly aren’t doing your health any favors.   They are a ticking time bomb where you will eventually...notice odd changes in your health.


Simply put, they are foreign objects that can cause an inflammatory and immune response in your body.  For each person that reaction can manifest differently based on your DNA, what you are pre-dispositioned to already and your lifestyle.  (ie: your body’s weakest points)

For me, it was my gut health.  For others, it can be autoimmune-type symptoms.  The sneaky thing is, the symptoms are random so you kinda brush them off or take a pill to make them “go away”.  


I girl asked me last night when exactly does the illness start to happen?  There’s no time table. Again, it depends on many personal variables. Ive seen women that (allegedly) never had any symptoms, to many years later,  to just a few weeks after implant surgery. Again, it just depends.


Another girl asked if she was ok- because she had saline filled.  No. The shell of the implant is still...SILICONE. The problem is that silicone can slowly leach its toxins into our vital organs, which aren’t very far since they are stuffed front and center in our chest cavity.  This leaching process can happen even more so when heated, like in hot tubs, saunas or hot showers.


While the majority of western civilization medical doctors will deny (or at least won’t admit) that BII is a real thing, especially plastic surgeons, many Eastern medicine, or naturopaths, will.  I have found this article below, by Dr Axe very helpful in explaining BII and its symptoms, in layman's terms.


Whether you may have BII, or something else, I hope you find your answers and wish you improved health and healing. XO Seay




A soccer mom, looking back..

Seay Stanford Soccer

⚽️ Hello old friend. It’s been four long years since we’ve hung out.

⭐️ Ya’ll may or may not know that I played soccer most of my life. A little known fact about me is that in 1992, my sophomore year of college I was the 3rd leading scorer in the Nation, in Women’s Soccer, NCAA. I played for a Division 2 school in Charlotte, NC. 🏆

I was kinda a little 5’2” badass back in my day.

🇬🇧 The LOVE for this sport was what INITIALLY connected my British hubby Neil and I in conversation when we met randomly at a bar 10 years ago. 
💗 We later played club TOGETHER for several years until in 2014 when I started dealing with pain & fatigue from Breast Implant Illness and gaining too much weight.

This week, in our online couples fitness group, we had to share our first BIG GOAL and what achieving that goal, would mean to us. 🧐

🎯 My answer came to me in a NANOSECOND …. my LOVE and LONGING for this little black and white beauty was the FIRST THING I saw me returning to and felt in my heart.

Maybe it was because of world cup, but gosh I felt me missing this game so much. 😢
Right now I’m too heavy for my joints to play, first BIG goal when I lose 20 of my 40 pounds is to reunite with this old friend.

Even if it’s just briefly.

If you’ve grown up competitively playing a certain sport your entire life you KNOW EXACTLY what I mean.

There is NO FEELING quite like the one your heart feels after lacing up and stepping back on the old pitch, track, field, ice, court, ring or whatever space you once FREAKING OWNED. 🏆

Two months. That’s my goal. I’m laser focused on YOU.

We WILL reunite, once again my dear ole friend.



Pesto Spaghetti Squash

Pesto Spaghetti Squash 2B Portion fix recipe

Pesto Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Total Time: 16 min

Prep Time: 5 min

Cooking Time: 11 min


1 Large Spaghetti Squash (3 to 4 pounds)

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped tomato

1/2 cup Parmeseam Cheese

1/3 Cup fresh chopped basil

1 to 2 tsp fresh lemon 

1 TBL prepared pest sauce

1)  Place whole spaghetti squash in microwave, cook on high for 3 min or until tender enough to cut length wise

2) Once sliced in half, use a fork to remove the seeds from inside of spaghetti squash halves; discard seeds

3) Place both halves of spaghetti squash in microwave; cook, on high for 6-8 minutes or until you can easily remove spagehtti strands with a fork.  Drain.  Place in large bowl with onion, tomato, cheese and basil.

4) Combine lemon juice and pesto in small bowl; whisk to blend. Pour over cooked spaghetti squash.





Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

This sinfully delicious Spaghetti Squash Lasagna is made with all-natural marinara, part-skim ricotta cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, and healthy spaghetti squash.


 Prep Time 15 mins

 Cook Time 1 hr 17 mins

 Total Time 1 hr 32 mins

 Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 small spaghetti squash (approx. 3½ to 4 lbs.)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 cups all-natural marinara sauce
  • 3 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups lean meat of choice
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.

  2. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  3. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and membrane. 

  4. Place spaghetti squash, cut side down, on baking sheet. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until tender.   I like to drain it so its not so watery after baking.

  5. Reduce oven temperature to 350º F.

  6. Scrape spaghetti squash flesh into stringy noodles.

  7. Lightly coat 4-quart baking dish with spray. 

  8. Evenly layer half spaghetti squash, half marinara sauce, and half ricotta cheese in baking dish. Repeat with second layer.

  9. Evenly top with Parmesan cheese.  

  10. Bake for 30 to 32 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly.

  11. Garnish with basil (if desired).  

Spaghetti Squash
2B mindset Portion Fix Lasagna
Seay Stanford



Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos Recipe

Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos

These Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos are a great way to get your nacho fix without derailing your healthy eating!

 Course Snack

 Prep Time 20 mins

 Cook Time 33 mins

 Total Time 43 mins

 Servings 4 servings

 Calories 157


  • 1 medium head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey jack or pepperjack cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped tomato
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped orange bell pepper
  • 1 medium jalapeño seeds and veins removed (optional), sliced (can add a second if desired)
  • ½ cup mashed avocado
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 425º F.

  2. Place cauliflower on baking sheet. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with cumin, salt, chili powder, and garlic powder; toss gently to blend. Spread evenly on baking sheet.

  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until tender-crisp and golden.

  4. Top evenly with cheese. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

  5. Top evenly with tomato, onion, bell pepper, jalapeños, avocado, and cilantro; serve immediately.

Cheesy Nachos Healthy
Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos



Do you need a PROTEIN shake?

💪🏼 YOU said: “I drink a PROTEIN SHAKE." 
🙄 I SAID back to you: “How come? Are you PROTEIN DEFICIENT?"
YOU said: “Meh...what do you mean?"🤔
👇🏻3 Protein Shake Truth Bombs👇🏻
1) You probably are getting ENOUGH protein that you don't need to supplement. IF you do, make sure your protein is a quality plant or animal source free from hormones and pesticides and if it's a shake, that it does NOT include SOY, artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors.
2) If you eat MORE protein than your body requires, it will simply convert most of those calories to sugar and then fat. Pretty sure that's NOT the outcome you desire.👎🏻
3) The majority of people are nutrient and mineral deficient. Not protein deficient.

Synthetic One-A-Day vitamins aren't gonna cut it. 💊 Your body will absorb vitamins best from real, whole foods. 🌱 
If you are going to drink a shake, why not make it one that is dense in vitamins and minerals, preferably plant based, and has quality probiotics that will also help heal your gut and restore your digestive system.
Why limit your shake to JUST protein when you can have ALL the bells and whistles 😍

❤️Refining Your Health,

 Seay Stanford: Certified Holistic Health Coach

Seay Stanford: Certified Holistic Health Coach