I have something to tell you and I am warning you that you are not going to like it. This is something I learned last summer and probably read about long before that, but I stuck my fingers in my ears while screaming “la, la, la – 1-2-3, not it!” Ok, so I did not literally scream out loud. My four year old who jumps, kicks and shrieks for a living would have looked at me like I was nuts, but you get the idea. I read it, I checked my results in the mirror and I smugly said to myself, nope, nope, nope. Continue reading “My Dear Stevia Letter”
Living My Passion By Helping Others:
If you have read any of my previous blogs or watched any of my videos, hopefully you have witnessed my passion for helping others improve chronic health conditions, while leaving behind diet mentality and taking excess weight off for good. I have always been passionate about health and weight loss because I have always struggled with health and weight loss….ever since I was a little girl. Except I was never really that little.
I almost began this blog with an expletive. I decided I am not that type of girl. Typically I am calm, relaxed, poised, positive – I am really a go with the flow kind of girl. Always have been, always will be. At least until some complete stranger tells me I am wrong about how I got my results because of, you know, science. This makes me angry. This makes me want to scream, “Shut the $*@& up about science already!” But I don’t, because I am a lady. Just know my thoughts are not very ladylike when you preach about science.
Just received another email. Another upset friend blaming herself because she had a bad day. She cheated. She ate junk carbs. She wanted to confess.
DEAR FRIEND, IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT.
Let’s Talk Girl Talk
Let me bring you back to 1990 for a minute. Aqua-netted hair as high as the heavens was all the rage, Madonna was busy teaching the world to vogue and I discovered the game Girl Talk – A Game of Truth or Dare. My ten year old self felt so cool playing such a grown up game with all of my ten year old girlfriends. I seriously lived for sleepovers where we got to bust this game open and act like the teenage girls we voraciously studied in the Sweet Valley High book series.
Who among us doesn’t have a case of the Mondays pretty much every single Monday? Being a stay at home mom, pretty much every day is Monday for me, but lately actual Mondays have become so much more Monday-ier.
Calories in versus calories out. That is the traditional wisdom we all need to get to the bottom of our weight loss woes, correct? If you can workout really hard and restrict your calories to what your smartphone app tells you, then you will lose weight. Easy peasy, mystery solved. Let’s all pack up and go home – we have calories to count and muffin tops to melt.
Recently I have received several distraught messages from various people stating they are doing everything right with their ketogenic diet, but their weight loss has either stalled or reversed directions. They send me their food logs…their measly, scrappy food logs filled with dry chicken breasts and iceberg salad combos with barely a lick of salad dressing. When I ask them where’s the fat, they insist someone in the keto boards told them to not eat fat so they can burn their own body fat.
I have been eating, breathing and living diet trends for as long as I can remember. I always wanted to reach that mystical diet utopia where I looked good in a bikini and could still throw down my beloved chicken tenders and fries on the regular. I desperately needed to get rid of the maternity bathing suit I was holding onto “just in case” for good. It took far too much time and far too much effort, but better late to the low carb party than never, I suppose. I finally discovered the piece of the puzzle I was missing all along.
One of our friends sent me this product and asked me how it fits into her high fat, low-carb lifestyle. It is part of a cleanse from a very popular health food company. Let me just say it sparked my interest.
Let’s check out a few of the ingredients: