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Ask yourself these questions when setting goals?

Recently, my business mentor asked me some essential questions to help me hit my new year’s business goals.   I like these questions because they really made me think. Same goes for us trying to conquer our personal and health goals.  So when you set a goal for yourself, I want you to ask yourself these […]

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Best Pastas

Pasta is always a family favorite.  Unfortunately, most pastas are super processed enriched with white flour and filled with gluten. This can cause inflammation, bloating and major fatigue. When searching for pasta, I make sure it has healthy and made from clean ingredients. Here are some of my favorite gluten free pasta brands: Ancient Harvest  […]

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What are your Core Values?

Instead of setting unrealistic New Year’s Resolutions and health goals, identifying your Core Values is way more helpful!  If you follow through with this exercise, I guarantee you will see more results! Have you ever asked yourself…What are your core values?  It’s an important question that deserves some serious thought.  Take your time and write […]

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Splenda vs. Stevia

 At restaurants, you’ll notice Splenda packet are readily available, as well as at the Supermarket.  Is Splenda a good alternative to sugar?  My quick answer is No. Splenda is an artificial sweetener made in a laboratory. The “sugar” used in Splenda is called sucralose, which is not a real sugar. Studies show that when cooking […]

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Healthy Mayonnaise Options

One of my favorite condiments to put on a sandwich is mayonnaise. It’s hard to find a good quality mayonnaise that isn’t packed with tons of inflammatory inducing ingredients, like soybean oil, sugar, and EDTA. Quality Brands: Primal Kitchen Vegan and Paleo options Clean ingredients Cons: has mixed reviews, most people write that it’s delicious […]

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What’s the Deal with Intermittent Fasting

Another hot diet topic: Intermittent Fasting.  These days, everyone is asking me about Keto Diet and Intermittent Fasting.   So…is it healthy not to eat for a long period of time? Here, I will share my views on this eating style and if it is worth the hype. First, lets simplify the definitions of intermittent fasting. […]

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Coconut oil is not “Pure Poison!”

USA Today recently came out with an alarming article on coconut oil.  Now, everyone is asking me…Is coconut oil good or bad?  First let me make it known that my family consumes coconut oil on a daily basis and I truly believe that we are not at risk for heart disease or cancer. As a […]

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Best Salad Dressings at the Store

Lots of people try to be healthier by eating more salads but then they ruin it by adding crappy dressing.  And believe me…90% of the dressings sold at stores are unhealthy.  Many contain cheap oils, too much sugar, and yucky additives.  After in depth research and listening to my client’s preferences, I have found the […]

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Best Kind Bars (5 Grams of Sugar or Less)

During the busy day, you may need something quick to hold you over.  Kind Bars are readily available at most supermarkets.  Not all Kind Bars are created equal.   I’ve dome the research and here are the Kind Bars lowest in sugar (5 grams or less) and do not have soy. Kind Bars Dark Chocolate Nuts […]

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Simple Low Sugar Trail Mix

We all love trail mix when we are having a busy day. However it is hard to find a quality trail mix that is not packed with sugar galore.  Make sure to read ingredients and monitor sugar grams – aim for <7 g of sugar/serving.   Ideally, you can easily make your own. Batch of Low […]

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