WHY is sugar is so addicting? Well – because sugar stimulate the brain the same way that drugs do. That’s why most people have trouble resisting ice cream, cookies, pasta, candies and other foods containing sugar and processed carbs. The more you eat them – the more you crave them! Curbing your sugar cravings may…

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This Stuffed Squash recipe from The Food Babe is the perfect fall dish to serve for dinner or as a side at one of your festive meal. Enjoy! Ingredients 2 small delicata or acorn squash 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 medium yellow onion, diced (about 1 cup) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1…

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“Leaky gut” is a popular topic in the health and wellness spheres these days. It’s been blamed for many symptoms and conditions that seem to be all-too-common. Allergies, intolerances, joint pain, even autoimmune diseases can all be linked back to leaky gut. But what exactly is leaky gut? What causes it? What kinds of issues…

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How to Read the Nutrition Facts Label? Here’s my four-step crash course on how to read food labels so that you can differentiate between mislabeled junk and truly healthy foods. Step 1: Serving Size The absolute most important part of the Nutrition Facts table is to note the serving size. Manufacturers often strategically choose the…

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Are willpower and self-control the real solution to low energy and high weight? Maybe not. It might actually be your (powerful) hormones.And I am not just talking about sex hormones here; I am referring to  the hormones that directly affect your blood sugar, metabolism,and appetite. Things that actually control your energy and weight. Let’s go…

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You’ve heard time and again that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and if you skip breakfast, you’ll gain weight. BUT, what if you wake up in the morning, and you are just not hungry? THE ANSWER:  Listen to your hunger and satiety signals! Don’t eat simply because it’s 7 a.m. Eat…

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Zucchini fritters are a great use for leftover zucchini, and can be served with eggs at breakfast or with yogurt dill dip for a side dish. Ingredients 2 Zucchini’s – grated 1/2 cup shredded cheddar (OR VEGAN, DAIRY FREE CHEESE) 1/4 cup shredded carrots 1 egg 1/4 cup coconut or almond flour 2 tbs chives…

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Yes, there are lots of different kinds of salt: pink, iodized, kosher, sea, etc. They come from salt mines in the ground, or from evaporating the water out of salt water. What they all have in common is that infamous mineral that I’m going to talk about below: sodium. In food, salt is used for…

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These Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs are a quick and easy dinner when you are looking for a great summer meal. It’s a great way to fit veggies into a meal plan in a fun way. Ingredients 1 Lemon (juiced) 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar 1 tbsp Oregano (dried) 4 cloves garlic — minced 4 tbsps Extra…

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Whether you wake up feeling bloated, or it happens progressively throughout the day, there’s one thing you should know: bloating isn’t normal. Bloating is the body’s way of communicating to you that something in your diet or lifestyle isn’t right. With that said, there could be several different factors causing you to feel bloated, or…

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