As a Health Coach specialized in sugar addiction I hear it all the time- “Sugar isn’t really my problem. I can avoid cakes, cookies and donuts with relative ease. So I don’t believe targeting sugar will lead to the weight loss results I’m looking for.” Are you sure? Let me ask you…
How often do you indulge in alcohol (cocktails and beer in particular)?
How much do you love mac n cheese, fettuccini alfredo or gnocchi?
How much willpower does it take to resist french fries,
First and foremost, a HUGE shout out to Miss McKel Hill of Nutrition Stripped for her extensive list of incredibly wholesome and delicious recipes! I’ve put countless to the test and they never disappoint! I’ve tweaked her recipe slightly. Click here to check out the original. Gluten-free coconut banana pancakes Yield: 6-8 cakes, depending on size Sugar count: 21g ( 3g per cake) Low in carbs High in fiber High in healthy fats INGREDIENTS ¼ cup coconut flour 3 egg whites 1 who
Ingredients Salmon filet(s) 1 tsp Himalayan sea salt (more or less to taste) Fresh cracked pepper 1 TBL avocado oil or ghee 1 TBL grated fresh ginger (optional) 1 tsp local honey (optional) Squeeze of lemon Instructions Select your filet- Wild caught seems to be the obvious choice over farm raised fish. However, highly contaminated ocean waters often yield fish with excessive levels of mercury. Currently, there is no U.S. government approved organic seafood. I would recommen
Contrary to popular belief it is entirely possible to optimize your health and physique in the absence of animal products. Don’t take my word for it. Here is a list of superstar athletes thriving on plant based diets: 1. Prince Fielder
2. Mike Tyson
3. Venus Williams Despite what conventional USDA dietary guidelines suggest, animal derived products such as meat and dairy are not necessary components of a healthy diet. In fact, eliminating (or limiting) such products f
Before graciously bidding farewell to the incredible island of Oahu, it is imperative that I take one last pass at Kauai’s magical Na Pali coast. This majestic trail is nothing shy of fantasy! Eleven miles of rugged terrain is well worth the sweat in the presence of brilliant red rock, rich cascades of green, and electric blue waters. Having previously hiked Na Pali’s treacherous coastline, I am well aware that all provisions must be carried in and out, on your back. Clear
Just as a painter is struck by color, a singer by melody, or a journalist by story, a chef is inspired by sensation. Art in all expressions, appeals to the senses. Creativity undeniably provokes a sensational mind-body experience. Cooking however, is the one form of artistic expression that promotes the arousal of all five senses harmoniously. The sound alerts and attracts. The smell arouses. The sight excites anticipatory satisfaction. The taste intices the sweet, satis
HERE’S HOW 2 cups soaked chickpeas (canned will do as well)
1 red bell pepper, roasted (fresh, or store bought)
1 jalapeno pepper, roasted (if not roasted, you may not need the entire pepper)
1 cup fresh spinach
2 cloves fresh garlic
2 tablespoons pesto (fresh, or store bought)
2 tablespoons olive oil (more or less depending on desired consistency)
1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt (more or less to taste) Throw ingredients into a food processor and pulse until evenly blend
Denial & deprivation don’t stand a chance! I encourage you to treat yourself! I woke up this morning with a raging desire to consume SUGAR! Sparked by creativity, I decided to indulge my desires! It works just as well to purchase frozen berries, simply be mindful of hidden sugar (be sure to purchase packaged fruit reading: “no added sugar”). I also recommend buying bananas in bulk. When ripe, peel, cut in half & freeze so they’re smoothie ready when you are! 21.277336-157
Luscious, succulent, & saturated! From flesh to fiber; January marks the beginning of the 30 Day Vegan! Diet directly affects our body’s taste & smell. Certain foods invariably account for unpleasant odor, whereas others can promote attractive aromas. Here’s a basic list of foods to hit or quit in order to arouse & attract… Foods that make you smell & taste delightful:
Fruit: pineapple, apples, kiwi, cranberries, watermelon, grapes, & strawberries (in particular)
10. Avoid foods with labels– if there is an ingredients list be sure there are 5 items or less, all of which you can pronounce.
9. Refrain from evil white powders– sugar, flour, white table salt, cocaine, heroin (all similar hormonal pathways generally resulting in overuse/consumption).
8. Nix high fructose corn syrup– studies have concluded that it punches holes in your gut causing inflammation or leaky gut syndrome.
7. Avoid inflammatory fats– meaning trans & saturated
Considering it’s breast cancer awareness month it only seems appropriate to pay homage to these incredible embryological tissues. Here’s the BAD news:
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime.
230,000 new invasive breast cancer cases are discovered annually.
More than 39,000 women will die this year of breast cancer. Here’s the GOOD news:
Only 5-10% of breast cancer cases are rooted firmly in genetic abnormalities. Genetics are precursors, no
High carb diets increase insulin (essentially aiding in fat production).
Low carb diets increase cortisol (also leading to fat production). It’s no wonder between scientific research, dietary theory, and mixed media messages the general public is thoroughly confused about carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are an important energy source for the entire body. They are the preferred energy source for nerve cells, including those of the brain. A carb, is a carb, is a carb, right? Wr