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This one plant should be added to your diet!!

This one plant should be added to your diet!!

Not everyone likes eating vegetables, right!? And if they do eat veggies they want their biggest bang for their buck. Find the best vegetable that will give me the most health benefits in the shortest amount of time…right? That is the nature of our society today…everyone wants something in a quick and efficient matter. Would you agree? If you open a web page and it is just slightly slow – what do you do? Well, I know I close it right away and move on. So after doing some research…I wanted to find you guys an all in one veggie!! Any guesses? Yep – you got it!! Broccoli Sprouts 

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Make sure you do THIS before Dining Out!!

Make sure you do THIS before Dining Out!!

As you know, Eating IN is healthier than eating OUT most of the time because we have control over what is going in our foods. But we all love to dine out at our favorite restaurants and you can still enjoy a nice meal with making smart choices. REPLY to this email and let me know your favorite restaurant?!? I enjoy DOC B’s in Chicago  OK!! Get the notepads out – Here are some tips for eating out: Have a healthy snack (handful of almonds or raw veggies) before you go out to dinner Drink water with apple cider vinegar (helps prevent insulin spike at dinner) Ask the server to refrain from bringing bread to the table (don’t get tempted 

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Do you get food cravings

Do you get food cravings

We have all felt food cravings throughout our lives. Chocolate/Peanut butter is mine  So it is completely normal to have them. But do they control us/manipulate us on a daily basis? What are your most common food cravings? Some people have intense food cravings for sugar (probably the most common). However, salty foods, chocolate, junk food/carbs (pizza) are also common food cravings. Are you a carboholic? (not sure if that is even a word but you know what I mean) What I’ve realized is that eating a little of a tasty dessert or a little pasta or bread fails to

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Are you doing these things daily

Are you doing these things daily

I know the majority of my posts are geared toward what you should eat (i.e. whole foods, veggies..etc..) and/or when you should eat (i.e. intermittent fasting). All in an effort to help you feel better mentally and physically to perhaps perform better at work, feel more confident in your clothes, have more energy for the day…etc. Which was the reason I came out with the Simple Intermittent Fasting Journal. But if we take a step back and realize that eating and exercise are one part of our life and its also important to do other tasks in order to feel complete balance in our lives.

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This can make you feel full!

This can make you feel full!

Have you heard of Resistant Starch? If so, REPLY to this email and let me know what you eat!! I want to piggyback off my post last week regarding gut health. I truly believe that I could post weekly about taking care of the gut because it is that important. This could be a new item to add to your cooking/feasting arsenal!! What is resistant starch? Resistant Starch are resistant to digestion in the small intestine. Therefore, they do not get absorbed in the small intestine, but then get fermented by the gut bacteria in the large intestine. 1 There are four different types of resistant starch and all types of RS are beneficial for

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Could living a cleaner lifestyle be making us sicker

Could living a cleaner lifestyle be making us sicker

We spend a lot of time making sure we’re clean — scrubbing ourselves with harsh soaps, sanitizing our hands and environment with chemicals, and eliminating any trace of dirt from our homes and lives. But more and more, the evidence points to germs as being essential for our well being, so it may be time to rethink our approach to health and disease. I have talked about gut health before but wanted to revisit this issue because I really believe it is the center for controlling many diseases. Your gut plays a huge role in breaking down foods, absorbing nutrients, keeping out toxins, regulating our immune

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