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Balanced Life = True Weight Loss

I recently wrote this article for Everything Brevard Magazine (January 2018): Balanced Life = True Weight Loss Our American society is filled with busy schedules and high demands.  Along with work and family stressors, does your health and weight stress you out too?  Learn how to balance your hectic routine with a healthy and whole […]

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Weight Loss Carbohydrate Portions

How many carbs are we supposed to eat?  It is a tricky question!  Here are two opposite ends of the spectrum: If you eat too many carbs or lots of processed carbs… Your insulin level will slowly increase causing weight gain. You may have continual cravings for sweets and processed carbs. Other symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, […]

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Do you live a BALANCED life?

Recently I was on a girls weekend getaway.  We had so much fun and laughed so hard that my face hurt.  It made me realize that I am craving more balance in this part of my life (less seriousness and more silliness and personal fun).  This is not easy with 3 kids and a career but […]

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Alcohol or Sweet Cravings at Night?

Do you have alcohol or sweet cravings, especially at night?  You are not alone – most of my clients struggle with this too.  Here’s a typical scenario: You are trying to eat healthy throughout the day and then something takes over your body after dinner.  You know you are not hungry but you NEED a […]

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Betsy’s 10 Day Wellness Challenge

I understand that most people want to lose some weight but the bottom line is that you need to make healthy lifestyle changes in order to see real results.  Therefore instead of focusing on a weight loss challenge, my 10 Day Wellness Challenge is the real deal. 10 is the Magic Number: 10 Days 10 Goals […]

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5 Balanced Breakfasts that Rock

Breakfast is such an important meal because it starts your day and puts your metabolism back into gear. A lot of times people either go way overboard on carbs by having a big bowl of cereal or fruited yogurt with no protein or having eggs with no healthy carb. Here are a few ideas that are balanced […]

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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Tired of the same snacks day in & day out? These sweet potato pancakes are versatile and perfect for on-the-go snacking or a fun new side dish! You can have them with some almond butter for a sweet treat or go savory with some chicken salad. Ingredients: (makes 6-8 pancakes) 1-1.5 large sweet potatoes 1/2 onion […]

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Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Need to make a dessert, but don’t like all the overly sweet, gluten-laden options out there? Have no fear, this pudding, packed with healthy fats and some quality protein, is sweet and delicious without all the refined sugar and gluten. Ingredients: (Serves 3, easily doubled or tripled) 1 ripe avocado 1 small banana 3-4 Tbsp unsweetened […]

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Southwest Lasagna

This is a gluten free take on the traditional southwest lasagna! Made with lean ground turkey (easy to make meatless too!) and cheese (optional) on top, this is a FAST and wallet friendly dish that is excellent for the family or friends! Ingredients: 1 can kidney beans (or make your own) 1 can black beans […]

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Lunch Box Ideas (Kids & Adults)

As working parents and having 3 kids in school, I usually have to pack 5 lunches a day.  I strive to have healthy options readily available.  This requires some menu planning, consistent food shopping and prep work but overall, it’s totally doable if you are organized.  Here are my staple lunch ideas for kids and adults.  […]

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