Chocolate is every girl’s best friend. So why shouldn’t a healthy diet include it? And so my search began for guilt free, sugar-free chocolate bars. Just something I could enjoy as an occasional treat that I didn't have to feel guilty about. Dark chocolate especially is full of antioxidants. That’s healthy, right? The biggest issue with chocolate bars is all that sugar. It’s so fattening and … [Read more...] about My Favorite Low- Carb, Sugar-Free, Guilt free Chocolate Bars
I used to be a total sugar addict. Until about 10 years ago I felt I had to have something sugary sweet ever single day. I craved it. I needed it. And then the day came that I learned about sugar's shocking side effects the hard way. When I say I learned about the shocking side effects, I don’t mean in the scholastic sense. I didn’t read about them in a book. I didn’t see an article on … [Read more...] about 5 Shocking Side Effects Of Eating Too Much Sugar
Are you one of the many who’ve used Stevia? Are you wanting to try it? Today we’re gonna go over all about stevia. And see if this is something you should be including in your diet. Or not. What is stevia? Stevia is derived from a plant. Meaning it’s more natural than artificial sweeteners. In fact, it’s closely related to the ragweed plant. And it is a sweetener approved by the FDA. It … [Read more...] about Stevia: Should You Use It? Is It Healthy?
I often tell my clients that healthy living isn’t all or nothing. Sometimes making one or two healthy swaps can be what you to help you leap into a new lifestyle. Like choosing a salad dressing with less sugar. Or going to bed 30 minutes earlier to get more sleep. But you know what sucks? When your well-intentioned healthy swaps turn out to be not that healthy after-all. Wanna give up something … [Read more...] about 5 Healthy Swaps That Aren’t So Healthy
What is mindful eating? To put it simply, it is a process of become more conscious of what you eat. It teaches you to pay attention to the food you put in your mouth. And with awareness, comes a host of other potential benefits from weight loss to a better emotional relationship with food. Mindful eating is such an important part of a positive relationship with food. With mindful eating, you’ll … [Read more...] about Mindful Eating: 8 Ways to Get There
Chocolate is an important part of almost any gal’s life. Whether it’s dark, milk, or white, Chocolate can feel like a bff. It’s gotten me through times when I’ve felt sad and heartbroken. And it’s been a part of many of my life celebrations. So I think it’s important to honor chocolate cravings when you have them. When I was younger, I never could understand it when people said they preferred … [Read more...] about 6 Healthy Ways to Satisfy Chocolate Cravings
So this week I wanted to do a quick little roundup. Because I have quite a few free programs aimed at living healthier, putting an end to bloating, and decreasing other feelings of discomfort. But you have to really hunt for them on my site. So, I thought to myself, what if I just made it easy? Who has time to go hunting around my website, looking for these free plans? I sure don’t. Life is … [Read more...] about 3 Free Programs to Stop Bloating/End Food Cravings
I have a confession. I used to hate fall. Despite the beauty of the changing colors, I always secretly mourned the loss of the sunshine and long days of summer. But now that I live in Los Angeles where summer weather routinely lasts from June until October, I’m usually very ready to welcome the cooler days of fall. And that when I start craving one of my favorites: warm apple crisp. As a … [Read more...] about Apple Crisp: Low-Sugar, Slow Cook, & Gluten-Free!
Halloween is the only time of year when hoarding candy is socially acceptable. You don’t want to be left with a sad looking little ghost or goblin standing on your doorstep. But November 1st rolls around, and bam! Now you’ve got a house filled with nothing but temptation. So STOP! Before you go on a fun size Snickers meltdown, here are 10 uses for your leftover Halloween candy besides eating it. … [Read more...] about 10 Non-Edible Uses For Leftover Halloween Candy!
When I was younger, I really struggled with diet frustration. I would be on a good path, only to have everything backfire within a few weeks. And this really toppled my self-esteem. If only I’d understood that many healthy sounding options are really weight gain foods. Because many of the healthy foods I was choosing were making me fat. I had so little muscle tone. Which meant that all my … [Read more...] about 12 Weight Gain Foods That Sound Healthy But Will Make You Fat