ARE YOU SOY CONFUSED?

#TransformationTuesday, #WednesdaysWeCook, Healthy You

“Is soy good or bad for my health?” I get that question alot! And the short answer is, “it depends!”  Soybeans have been in the human diet for thousands of years, with their dietary merit having been questioned only in recent years. Let’s be honest, you cannot look past soy’s historical relevance, which dates back … Read More

NIBBLES SABOTAGE DIETS!

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

NIBBLES ADD UP! I know your reply… “I’ve been good all Easter. I didn’t have even ONE SINGLE serving of Easter’s Bunny Cake! Really!…It was just a little bite!…Oh, and I just licked the spoon to sample the batter! Well, I picked at my son’s slice….” C’MON, let’s get real. Nibbles add up! If you’re … Read More

MY PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

Here’s the deal…Health is a lifetime journey, and once I got on board with that, everything changed! Over spring break, I visited my Father-In-Law and while looking through old scrapbooks (that’s what we used to use before FB! 🤣), I saw old pictures of myself. Believe it or not, I’d actually forgotten just how different I … Read More

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH AMINO ACIDS?

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

What’s the deal with our protein obsession? Protein is hot on everyone’s mind…mine too, because it both helps to build lean muscle AND it supports weight loss, amongst other benefits.  We used to think protein was for bodybuilders. NOT TRUE! Protein is necessary for everyday functioning and in large quantities, both because our bodies are formulated … Read More

STEPS TO GO PLANT BASED!

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

The quality of your diet and its impact on your gut is powerful! I know…. You want the perfect abs, a lack of muffin top, and the scale to read an ideal number. However, these variables consistently overshadow and undermine the real drive for optimal nutrition: to reduce your risk of age-related disease, to improve … Read More

THE SECRET OF YOUR CRAVINGS

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

Your food cravings are hedonic!  Yes, you crave chocolate because you LOVE IT! Sure Ghiradelli’s might be a great source of magnesium, but pumpkin seeds are an even better source ounce for ounce… more than double that of chocolate! Same thing for cheese and fatty foods. Please think beyond the usually suspected, “calcium deficiency,” since … Read More

IS GLUTEN FREE HEALTHIER?

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

MYTH: GLUTEN FREE EATING IS HEALTHIER FACT: There’s no evidence to substantiate that gluten free is healthier! C’mon y’all….gluten is just a binding protein that you are eliminating from your diet. Let’s dive in, first by getting clear on a gluten free lifestyle. Gluten is found in many grains, the biggest and most obvious “offenders” … Read More