TIPS: Important to make it the day before for full flavor infusion! Shred the cheese yourself to avoid any unhealthy fillers. Full-Fat Greek yogurt is the healthy alternative for sour cream, because it's a healthy mix of protein & fat. It may seem like a LOT of mayo, but I've tried substituting it with "all yogurt" & it's not the same. Like I say, 'sometimes, healthy substitutes don't...
The metabolism is a system managed by an entire infrastructure of hormones. Yet we all control at least three aspects of our metabolism because our body responds based on the foods we eat.
If you take a vegetable, like broccoli, and compare that to another food, like ice cream, 230 calories of broccoli, isn't equivalent to 230 calories of ice cream. Your body knows the difference between these two foods because your body reacts to three different things in the food.
1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large bunch kale, leaves stripped off stems
1 clove garlic, smashed
1/4 cup roasted pine nuts or whole, skinned almonds
2 cups loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves and soft stems
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons water
1 (15-ounce) can great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
Want the shortcut to healthy eating? Don't be fooled by the "healthy imposters." There are so many processed foods impersonating healthy foods. The problem is these imposters can quickly derail your weight-loss & wellness goals and, over time, can accumulate negative health consequences.
Here are my TOP 10 quick tips to help you identify healthy imposters!
Sugar is Secretly Smuggled into Drinks
It’s clear that drinking soda isn’t healthy, but most people don't realize that most everything added to a drink is sugar: natural honey, sweetened coffee creamer, supplement tablets and even powders designed to boost your immune system! All of it is liquid sugar, even a hundred percent natural fruit juice & fruit smoothies are all sugar! Even alcohol that's been distilled from fruit, like wine and champagne are all liquid...
It's real easy to think that we're gaining weight during the holidays & on vacation just because we're eating and drinking too much, but actually there's a lot more to it. I've put together a strategy to help you plan for your next holiday or vacation so that you can "enjoy yourself and not destroy yourself."
I like to say that you can't change what you don't understand. So let's start by learning why vacations & holidays are so disruptive and destructive?
Defining a Vacation
1 Sweet & Simple
Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper
2 Juicy Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes sliced in half, salt, pepper, olive oil & fresh basil
3 Natural Dessert
Raspberries, fresh mint &...
Limit the time that the candy is in your house. On this occasion, procrastination is deliberate & makes sense. You'll be less likely to eat it & replace or replenish the supply if you buy it the same day or just before the holiday.
Remember the candy you'd trade or throw away as a kid? That's the candy to buy to give away! You'll be less likely to partake if you don't like it. And you'll be more...
It’s so easy to snuggle up indoors as the weather gets colder, which is awesome, but we all know the key to keep your metabolism healthy is activity! So break-up the repetition of your daily routine & spice things up! Get up, get outside & get moving!
Getting lost in a corn maze is not only a ton of fun with the family, it’s a good 30-40 minutes of walking! Level-up: make it a race & push your pace to see...
Wonder why you can’t stop eating certain processed foods? Emerson reveals how overconsumption is commonly triggered by substances & ingredients in food & why it’s not a matter of self-control. You’ll learn how ingredients & stimulating substances like caffeine, sugar & monosodium glutamate drive cravings, hunger & appetite. She’ll tell you where to look & how to find these stimulating substances. And you’ll get practical tips on how you...