Jun
25

5 Ways To Bring Your Best Self Forward (Wrong Way vs Right Way)

  As a Balanced Babe, I try and find ways to honor my best self.  Getting and giving support is a wonderful way to love ourselves and others. Treating ourselves and others well leads to joy and inner balance. I am also extremely passionate about having a healthy relationship with...     ..Read more

Mar
24

How do you get enough protein on a plant-based diet?

This is a very popular question. And an important one, but even if you aren’t following a plant-based diet, do YOU know how much protein you should be eating on a daily basis? How much protein do we actually need? Well, in the United States, the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI)...     ..Read more

Jan
04

Fiber + Protein + Fat= (satiety, feel fuller longer, slow down sugar absorption)

Protein + Fat= Where It’s At! Protein and healthy fats are extremely important when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet. You’ve probably heard the phrase food is fuel more than once, and it’s true. Our bodies are very complex machines, and what we put into them, and how we maintain them matters.  A doughnut and...     ..Read more

Dec
19

6 Natural Sugar Blockers

Did you know you can slow the absorption of sugar just by using the natural power of food? Believe it or not, this doesn’t involve any extreme or gimmicky diets, just some basic tips of what to eat and when to eat it. Check out these 6 sugar-blocking tips: Eat...     ..Read more

Nov
25

Nature's Best Sugar Blockers

Find which high-fibers foods are the best at blocking sugar in your bloodstream Rob Thompson, MD             You may have heard that whole grain products are high in fiber. However, the starch in grains quickly turns to sugar and overwhelms any blood sugar-blocking effect the...     ..Read more

Jun
15

Highly Processed Foods and Ingredients to Avoid:

  Artificial ingredientsThis includes both synthetic dyes (like FD&C Red No. 40, Tartrazine, or Blue No. 1) and artificial sweeteners (like saccharin, aspartame, or sucralose). When you look at the history of food artificial ingredients haven’t been around all that long, and I don’t know about you, but I am not interested...     ..Read more

May
18

Fructose Overload (Buyer Beware)

   Beware of Foods That Contain Toxic Amounts of Fructose! Sweet, tasty, and satisfying – these are the usual words used to describe sugar. I, on the other hand, think of sugar as the exact opposite: addictive, dangerous, and deadly. f all the foods capable of inflicting harm in your...     ..Read more

Feb
12

DON’T FALL FOR THE FIBER ONE HALO

 Hey guys! I couldn’t help but giggle the other day when a Fiber One commercial came on and the motto was “Fiber beyond recognition” because that’s exactly what it is — “fiber,” yes, but fiber that’s been extricated from its healthy vehicle and then slathered in corn syrup. Getting fiber...     ..Read more

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