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12 In Ketogenic Lifestyle

What Is Ketosis and How Can You Achieve It?

WHAT IS KETOSIS? The “keto” in a ketogenic diet comes from the fact that it makes the body produce small fuel molecules called “ketones” This is an alternative fuel for the body, used when blood sugar (glucose) is in short supply. Ketones are produced if you eat very few carbs (that are quickly broken down into blood sugar) and only moderate amounts of protein (excess protein can also be converted to blood sugar). Ketones are produced in the liver, from…

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0 In Ketogenic Lifestyle

5 Budget Friendly Keto Foods

I know how it feels to be on a strict budget. We are a family of nine, with many different food allergies. When I first heard of the Ketogenic diet, I thought it was only for those with a disposable income. To be honest, you do hear many people who say you need the finest, most expensive salmon, special oils and protein powders, fancy bone broths etc. While those things are all amazing for anyone following a Ketogenic lifestyle, they…

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3 In Blogging/ Personal Growth/ Pruvit

GEM Personality Test For Work At Home Moms

I have always found personality tests so interesting. They give insight into who I am, but more importantly, they show me how to work well with others. As a home business owner, I find it so helpful when I know how to connect with others and bring out the best in them. The 4 Personality Gems test is one of my favorites and comes from the motivational speaker Dani Johnson.  Johnson says, “You have all four Gem characteristics in you. …

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10 In Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

5 Reasons To Get Healthy Now

It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about summer…and shorts…and bathing suits. People start going on crash diets and gyms start filling to capacity. But what about the rest of the year? The benefits of being healthy don’t stop at your ability to fit in your bathing suit or at the number on the scale. Regular exercise and a healthy amount of weight loss can positively impact your overall health and well being. If you are a mom,…

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2 In Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

Ketogenic Diet 101

KETO…it’s a thing, isn’t it? Everyone is talking about Keto, and you may be wondering why? What is the deal with the Ketogenic diet and how does it work? First, you should know that I don’t consider the Ketogenic diet an actual diet…I don’t diet. Diets are temporary and often don’t teach what really needs to be taught. This is a lifestyle. It is the way our ancestors ate and a way we should go back to. A ketogenic diet…

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0 In Motherhood

Healthy Snack Ideas For Picky Toddlers

Life is busy, right mama? We have little people to take care of, husbands to love on, businesses to run, and don’t forget a little self care! I know from experience that feeding our little ones healthy snacks can be stressful at times. We tend to think about dinner, and occasionally lunch and breakfast, but snacks can go by the wayside. Toddlers love to snack…they graze all day long! That grazing is actually healthier for them in the long run,…

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14 In Blogging

The Best Tools and Resources for Bloggers

  Starting and growing a successful blog can be a lot of work. I had no idea there was so much involved when I first started. As a blogger, I have used tools and resources that were extremely helpful and that I highly recommend and others that I could have done without. In an effort to save you time and money, I have put together a list of my favorite tools and resources that I think every blogger should use.…

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1 In Homeschooling

12 Reasons We Love Sonlight

We have been homeschooling for 8 years. That is a bit surreal to me, but it’s the truth. My oldest child, my only son, is in Eighth Grade this year and has been homeschooled since First Grade. We have always followed a Classical approach, mixed with a bit of Charlotte Mason. Classically Eclectic, perhaps? In the last couple years, I noticed my son becoming increasingly bored and less and less interested in school. Some of that is age, I know.…

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6 In Food

Balsamic Glazed Salmon With Sauteed Spinach

I could literally eat salmon every day of my life and be a perfectly happy woman. Unfortunately, my family doesn’t agree with my love affair, so I have to be content with having salmon a few times a month. One thing I have converted my family to is a Ketogenic lifestyle. In simple terms, this mean we eat a high fat, low carb diet. People often raise their eyebrows when I tell them this, especially if it is a new…

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0 In Food

Maple Chai Roasted Chickpeas

If you think chickpeas are only for hummus, think again! Chickpeas are loaded with protein and fiber and easily used in so many recipes. We use them in salads, soups, stews, and hummus, of course. But they are also great as a high protein snack for the whole family. This Maple Chai Roasted Chickpea recipe will convince you that they can also be an a simple, crunchy snack. Think of them as a healthy, protein-packed chip substitute that’ll power you through your…

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