Posts in Ketogenic Lifestyle
Avocado: The Good Fat

As of Tuesday of next week, most children will be back at school. For the parents, this usually signals the beginning of new routines and more focus on yourself and your own wants and needs.

If you are trying to make clean eating and the ketogenic life part of that new routine, I want to let you in on a not-so-secret weapon - the avocado.

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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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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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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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Coming Into the Light

It’s not an uncommon reaction to try to minimize situations instead of dealing with them head-on. Like, maybe if I’m really quiet, it will all go away.

What ends up happening to me when I do that is I start to feel like everything in my life is unraveling and I’m hanging on by a string.

If you are making some big lifestyle changes, this may sound all too familiar...
 

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Stevia and the Importance of Reading Labels

After a client call this weekend, I realized how many of you may still be in the dark about the food you’re bringing into the house. There are a multitude of products out there masquerading as healthy alternatives, misleading the public intentionally and hiding dastardly chemicals, including sugars, in the list of ingredients. 

If you didn’t get a chance to read the blog on my website back in July, I exposed store-bought olive oils for the frauds they are. But olive oil isn’t the only thing pretending to be something it isn’t. Your stevia may be your undoing, as well.

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Life Challenges and Trying to Control the Uncontrollable

Over this last week, I’ve been dealt some seemingly big blows. At one point, I felt like the wheels were flying off and I was barely hanging on for dear life.

 I’m in a better place now, thank goodness, but boy, when I was neck-deep in it, I didn’t know how I was going to be able to manage to stay out of the loony bin.

After hearing from some of you, I’ve realized I’m not the only one. I’m facing some personal growth challenges, as many of you are, and this has caused me to have a few breakdowns followed by some big breakthroughs. 

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