Carbs 101: When Carbs Are Stored As Fat

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When it comes to weight loss or fat loss, carbohydrates don't have to be the enemy. However, for most of us, they are. Why? Because we don't understand how they can work against us, how they can put us in fat storing mode, how they can keep us from fat burning mode and what we need to do to  make sure those things don't happen. When we understand this, we ...Read More

What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW)

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I have been getting a lot of requests lately to do a #WIAW or "What I Ate Wednesday" post here on the blog! I have to admit that my meals aren't usually all that fascinating but I'm more than happy to share them  here in case they are helpful for you. I'm gonna take it a step further and not only tell you what I ate but why I made ...Read More

Too Much Protein Slowed My Fat Loss

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Yeah, you can get too much of a good thing. Sure, some foods are great for fat loss but that doesn't mean you can enjoy them without limitation. I got into trouble along my fat loss journey by eating too much of a fat loss food. I slowed my progress way down until I figured out the mistake I was making. I was eating too much protein. I would say ...Read More

Why I Chose A Primal Diet

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Looking back over my 20+ years of yo-yo dieting, restricting, bingeing, rapid weight loss and compensatory weight gain, I think there is one thing that can sum up why I kept failing: the approaches I was trying weren’t sustainable. There’s no question that I dropped weight super fast when I did the HCG diet. But the last day of the diet was the last day I’d ever eat that way – ...Read More

Are Beans Healthy? Its Not What You Think

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Beans are a confusing subject. Lots of people assume they're a super food but its time we really ask: Are beans healthy? They’ve been touted as this nutrient-dense, protein-packed power food yet Paleo and Primal advocates say they are off limits. What’s the scoop? I can honestly say that beans and legumes are one of those foods that just won’t fit into the “sometimes” category for me. They are a ...Read More

Foods That Accelerate Aging

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When you increase your blood sugar with a meal or snack rich in processed foods or very starchy carbohydrates, the sugar has to get out of your blood quickly. That’s insulin’s job - ushering insulin out of the blood stream and helping it find a place to go. However, as we’ve talked about before, insulin isn’t really effective at doing it’s job in many overweight people. Why? Because the chronic ...Read More

The BEST Vegetables For Fat Loss

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Just like all carbohydrates, fats and proteins are not created equal from a fat loss or nutrient density standpoint, the same is true for vegetables. Yup, some vegetables are far more healthy than others. There is a particular group of vegetables that are health and nutrient POWERHOUSES. They can facilitate fat loss, boost the immune system, balance hormones and much more. Which vegetables are these? Cruciferous vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables should ...Read More

Gluten: Is It Stalling Your Fat Loss?

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There’s lots being said about gluten these days, huh? It seems like most people are wondering if they should eliminate gluten or not and the grocery aisle of gluten-free products is growing by the second! But what IS gluten and who needs to be concerned about it? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barely, rye and other grains. Due to modern food processing, it’s also in most oat products. ...Read More

Big, Fat Lies

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Give me just one second while I climb up onto my soap box…. Y’all. We’ve been lied to. For decades. We have the WRONG impression about dietary fat. Like, really, really wrong. Ready for the cliff notes version of the truth? EATING FAT DOES NOT MAKE YOU FAT. In fact, not eating ENOUGH fat might be a big part of the reason you’re gaining fat. No joke. I’m totally serious. I’ve gotta ...Read More

The Hidden Dangers of Processed Foods

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Let’s start with the not-so-hidden dangerous of processed foods, yeah? THEY AREN’T REAL FOOD. Need we continue? Haha. For real though, let’s think about it for a minute. An apple comes from an apple tree A chicken breast from a chicken A potato grows in the ground An oreo comes from…..? A factory? No bueno. Studies have linked consumption of processed foods to obesity as well as various health conditions ...Read More


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