How to lose weight and feel better in 2018!

Ready for a new you?

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Is it time to finally start shedding some pounds? Have you been a victim of yo-yo dieting? Are you willing to do the work and be consistent? If so, read on to learn about the trifecta power of food, exercise, and supplements. It’s time to lose weight and feel better in 2018!

Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

For me, my journey began because I was sick and tired of being sick and tired all the time. You see, I’m an elementary school teacher and we had just come back from our two-week winter break. You’d think after two weeks off I’d have been refreshed and ready to go. But I wasn’t, I was dragging. I’d come home from work and it was a struggle to complete the most basic mom chores. Forget about cooking dinner, the local drive through was my saving grace.  Unfortunately, it was also my demise. Talk about packing on some pounds! I knew I needed to make a change but didn’t have the energy I needed to actually do anything.

Lose weight and feel better in 2018
February 2016

Gut health, does it really matter?

I started doing some research and learned that most of my problems were coming from an unhealthy gut. Overgrowth of yeast in your intestinal system can make you tired.  I found these supplements which claimed to help with repairing your gut flora to a natural balance so I gave them a try.  I started taking them in February of 2016.  So, if I’m being completely honest, I was expecting to feel different right away. This did not happen.   It wasn’t until late March when I realized that I wasn’t tired all the time anymore and maybe there was something to these supplements.  You know what else I noticed? I wasn’t drinking near as much soda as I used to! The best part for me came in early April.  The scale had not changed any, but my pants were suddenly really loose! The supplements were definitely working and the loose pants were just what I needed to motivate me to keep going!

Because I was feeling better and had more energy I was able to begin meal prepping and cooking for my family. With these additional changes the scale quickly started moving.  I was determined to get the most of my money out of these supplements so I decided to use the extra energy to my advantage and join a gym.

Lose weight and feel better in 2018
August 2016

Lose weight with the trifecta method in 2018.

This is where the trifecta comes into place! With the combination of a healthy intestinal system (thank you supplements), making smarter food choices, and the exercise, the weight started dropping right off!  The best part is through this process of healing my body I have been able to come off several medications and am now sharing my success with others to help them begin a healing journey.  I have no doubt that without the supplements I would not have been able to be successful. It’s been almost two years and I am healthier now than I have ever been and have managed to keep the weight off.

Lose weight and feel better in 2018
September 2017

Still a skeptic?

I don’t blame you!  Many people have asked me how do I know the weight loss is from the supplements and not the gym; my response is look at my husband. My handsome hubby pictured above started taking the supplements in June 2016 and was able to lose weight without the aid of going to a gym.

What do you have to lose?

If you are willing to be consistent with taking the gut changing supplements you will see a change. The catch is, change doesn’t happen overnight. Don’t get frustrated, give it time to work. You didn’t gain the weight overnight and you won’t lose it easily. With a 60 day money back guarantee it’s time to give it a try.

Want to join me in my journey? Learn how to get your gut healing process started here.

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Instant Pot or Magic Pot?

Have you ever heard of an Instant Pot? Until recently I hadn’t.  This device has improved our quality of life!

I love to eat, but honestly, I don’t enjoy cooking. I’ve always been one of those people who needs a recipe to follow.  Some people are blessed with the knack of being able to throw ingredients into a pot using a pinch of this and a pinch of that.  Not me, I need step by step directions.

Being able to prepare dinner for my family is something that I have lacked in. After working all day and fighting with kids about homework, who wants to come home and cook? I often found myself saying I’ll just pick something up or have something delivered. This is an area of my life where I have been able to make small changes, which has helped me make progress towards lifting my confidence as a mother and a wife.

I recently stumbled upon an amazing new kitchen appliance, the Instant Pot. This device has transformed my attitude when it comes to cooking.  With very little effort, fewer dishes, and in less time I able to prepare dinner for my family after a long day at work and an hour in the gym!  Instant Pot Building Confidence

In no way am I affiliated with this company, but I tell you the truth when I say it has changed my life!  Now, I’m not going to lie, I was a little intimidated by this device the first few times I used it.  Now, we have renamed it in our house and call it the “magic pot”.  You’re probably wondering how this has impacted my level of confidence, right? Now, I am cooking for family on an almost nightly basis, which in turn is saving us money, and the best part is, it is helping to save my waist line!

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Originally posted 2017-07-21 01:04:44.

Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe

One of my favorite go to Instant Pot recipes is for a whole chicken. It comes out so juicy and flavorful and always makes for a complaint free dinner from my little guy.

First thing is the dirty work-wash and dry your chicken.

Next, season your chicken. We use garlic salt and Lawry’s seasoning salt as our main seasonings.  I think you can make it your own here by using your favorites.

Then, lightly spray the chicken with cooking oil.       

Using the saute function (wait until it says HOT), add a little oil to the pot and brown both sides of the chicken for 3-4 minutes each.

Remove your chicken from the pot, add 1 cup broth or water and scrape the browned bits off your pot.

Place chicken on trivet in your Instant Pot, breast side down.

Now for the easy part! Cook 6.3 minutes per pound and allow it to natural pressure release for at least 15 minutes.

That’s it! Super easy and so yummy!

Here’s a little tip, I use the 6 quart pot and use chickens slightly over 5 pounds, anything bigger and it doesn’t fit.

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Originally posted 2017-06-23 13:46:34.

How Sugar is Harming You and How to Beat it

How Sugar is Harming You and How to Beat it

Did you know sugar is addictive? According to some recent studies sugar releases opioids and dopamine which can lead to addictive behavior.  I urge you to do some quick google searches to see for yourself.

Hidden Sugar

To make matters worse, sugar is hidden in so many foods we don’t even realize how much we are taking in.  Nonfat foods are some of the worst when it comes to the amount of sugar. Don’t believe me? Head to your fridge right now and check out the labels on your nonfat yogurt.

Food manufactures are getting smarter and hiding the sugar from us because forms of sugar can have so many different names. You are eating it without even knowing it.

hidden sugar

Magnesium Deficiency and Sugar

Did you know a magnesium deficiency in your body can actually make you crave sugar???? To help you beat the cravings, eat foods that are high in the mineral magnesium.  Spinach, chard, and pumpkin seeds are three great source of magnesium. If those items just don’t cut it for you and you know they will never make it to your plate; try this supplement, Bio Cleanse. It contains 95% of the recommended daily value for magnesium.

spinach

Choose Protein Over Sugar

Have you ever eaten a donut (or two or three) and still felt unsatisfied? You guessed it, sugar is the reason. It wreaks havoc on your metabolism and leaves you feeling unsatisfied.  Choose protein instead.  Here are a few of my favorite protein shake recipes. Protein helps you feel full longer, which can decrease the amount of calories you eat daily. Win-win!

Protein shake

Chromium

Another simple way to help you beat the sugar cravings is to eat foods high in the mineral chromium. I have just recently learned about this amazing mineral Chromium which helps regulate your blood sugar and cholesterol levels (Are you pre-diabetic? You need chromium).  By regulating your blood sugar levels you are regulating your insulin levels.  This all leads to a reduction in sugar cravings.

What germ, brewer’s yeast, broccoli, and bran cereal are all great sources of chromium; but I hope you love them. It takes 9 heads of broccoli to get the amount of chromium you need to make a difference in your blood sugar levels.  Not thrilled with the idea of eating that much broccoli? Try Slim instead; 1 pack of Slim has 167% of the recommended daily value of chromium.

blood sugars are important

Candida Yeast

If you suffer from chronic stress, take birth control pills, take antibiotics, or have diabetes you are feeding the Candida yeast in your body. Did you know Candida yeast overgrowth causes you to crave sugar? Candida loves sugar! To help control your Candida yeast levels you need a great probiotic.  There are tons of probiotics out there;  ProBio5 targets yeast and bacteria overgrowth.  As your yeast levels begin to diminish you should have fewer sugar cravings.

candida yeast

Now that you know how sugar is harming you and have some tips on how to beat it, who is ready to join me in a journey to becoming a better YOU? If this is you join me!

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Originally posted 2017-07-25 15:00:36.