Remembering Where You Came From

My husband just shared a memory on Facebook from last year when he had to take my son to the Guns N Roses concert as his plus-one because I was down with Mono. I was out of commission and remember feeling helpless and hopeless - sick beyond anything I had felt in years.

See, once upon a time, I was chronically ill, always fighting something or other. If it wasn’t some kind of virus or bug, it was something requiring surgery - 14 of them over 20 years, to be exact.

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Grilled Veggies Keto-Style

Summers and storms are synonymous in Orlando. You can almost set your watch by the ominous clouds rolling in. If we are in the middle of a thunderstorm, you can bet it’s 3 or 4 o’clock.

Here at Chez Parker, we love to grill: A family that grills together, loses weight and stays healthy together. 

Or something like that.

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Weight-Loss, Wellness, and Well-Being

As far as I’m concerned, choosing to eat well is only the beginning of self-care. It’s a HUGE step and it lays the groundwork for us to make other changes in our lives. When we fuel our bodies with real, living food it elevates us to another level. It’s the launching pad for loving ourselves even more. It’s the “more” that can be challenging.

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Keto Beef with Spinach and Ricotta Cheese

This past weekend I thought I had it all figured out. I knew exactly what I was going to make for dinner and was feeling pretty good about it, especially because I had so much going on(what’s new about that?!). Until...I had to go to the store to pick up one of the main ingredients: zucchini.

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BPA and Other Endocrine Disruptors

For those of you who have just started my Zero to Keto program and have already dug into Week 1 homework, I mentioned getting a BPA-free water bottle in my first book, Ketogenic Solutions. I didn’t go into too much about the whys because there is a lot to it and I didn’t want to overwhelm you before you began. But now that you have your feet firmly planted in the idea of living clean, this is the time to dig a little deeper into this topic.

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Having a Ketofied 4th of July

I remember my first Keto 4th of July - a friend invited us over to her house to enjoy a day of family, fireworks, and food. I was looking forward to some much-needed friends and family time but wasn’t sure how the whole food situation was going to play out. After all, I was only 2 months in and still trying to navigate the traveling-and-eating-out-while-keeping-it-keto thing.

I soon realized the only way I was going to be able to go to the function and stay in my keto lane was by making some food that I could bring and share with everybody else.

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What's it Going to Take?

I’ve just wrapped up the launch of my free Get Keto Clear in 5 Days series (it's not too late to join... check it out here!) and from the responses I’ve gotten, I’d say there are quite a few of you ready to make the commitment and jump into the keto life.

I’m waiting with open arms to embrace you in this healthier way of being. But first, let me tell you what it’s going to take…
 

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Fat-Fueled Mornings

As a keto coach, I get clients that run the gamut: some of my clients have only just recently learned of the ketogenic diet, others have tried to adopt this way of eating, with little or no success. and many have experienced the awesome rewards of a committed ketogenic lifestyle.

The newbies, and those who've tried keto before on their own with little success, often come to me confused about the best foods to eat, especially in the mornings. We’ve been told breakfast is the most important meal of the day for so long, it almost feels wrong to skip it... even when we aren’t really hungry yet.

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Exogenous vs. Endogenous Ketones

There is a new(ish) fad trending in the ketogenic world as of late: exogenous ketones. You may have heard of them or even know somebody trying to sell them to you. 

I suspect I may make some enemies or lose some followers with this post, but I am here to be a truth-teller and spreader of information so if that doesn’t jive with you, then we can part friends - no hard feelings.

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Memorial Day the Keto Way

I can’t think of anything better than spending time with family and friends, filling my loved ones with fantastic food and making memories to last a lifetime. Those are all the things I look forward to now that summer is right around the corner.

I’m a lot like Monica from Friends in the fact that I love hosting get-togethers at my house and aim to be the hostess-with-the-mostest.

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