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5 In Food/ Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

Low Carb, Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Comfort food is called “comfort food” because of the feelings it envokes; food can calm nerves, relieve stress and brighten moods. Food can warm up our bodies when it is brutally cold and bitter outside. Food is also a great way to bring people together for fellowship and community. Most people tend to reach for food that is higher in carbohydrates during times like these, but when you are following a low carb or keto diet, you still can crave…

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9 In Food/ Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

5 High Fat Foods To Help You Lose Weight

We have heard it before: Gram for gram, fat has more than twice the calories of protein or carbohydrates, and eating too many calories leads to weight gain; therefore, people should eat less fat. Right? Not so fast. While reducing calories does work for short-term weight loss, sustainable, long-term weight loss is a bit more complicated. According to the The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, long-term weight loss depends on how the body processes and interacts with food and all its nutrients, not just its calories. How else could…

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11 In Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

New Year Health and Fitness Challenge

It is hard to believe that the New Year is already here! This past year flew by in some aspects and slowly crept along in others. Right? My family experienced so many changes this year – some unexpected and other planned out and executed. At this time last year, I had a brand new baby and now she is already a year old! It’s been interesting juggling seven kids with all we have had going on over the year. But,…

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14 In Food/ Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

Instant Pot Low Carb Beef Stew

Thank goodness for this Instant Pot beef stew recipe! After starting a Keto diet, I was missing my favorite comfort foods. Typically, beef stew consists of lots of carbs, which isn’t something you want to indulge in when trying to maintain ketosis. Thankfully, this beef stew allows me to indulge without feeling any guilt! A traditional beef stew, with fall-apart tender beef, vegetables, and rich broth, is almost impossible to pull off on a weeknight. It can take two to three…

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7 In Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle/ Natural Mom

Free Ditch The Sugar Challenge

SUGAR… I have a love-hate relationship with sugar. I mean, I love chocolate…really love it. Cookies, and brownies, and cakes are my weakness. But I also hate sugar for the way it makes me feel. It’s so addictive! And I can’t stand the sugar crashes after the spikes. It’s always been a crazy cycle for me: cutting back on sugar so I can feel better and then giving in to temptation and going overboard. After starting a Keto diet, I…

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1 In Clean Beauty/ Clean Household/ Clean Skincare/ Educate Yourself/ Healthy Living/ Natural Mom

Why Become a Beautycounter Consultant

Ever since announcing I was now a Beautycounter consultant over on Instagram, I have received so many messages from women asking a variety of questions. What is Beautycounter? Why am I am consultant? What about my blog? Am I going to start posting ALL kind of salesy things now? How much did it cost? You get the picture! So….I figured this was an easy way to answer all those questions and provide anyone looking with enough info you need to…

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0 In Healthy Living/ Natural Mom

5 Simple Changes For A More Natural Lifestyle

I’ve always been pretty health conscious, even as a teenager. I grew up playing on sports team and being heavily invested in health and science. I had every intention of being a doctor for many, many years. Then, I started having children and put my dream of being a doctor on a permanent hold. However, that didn’t stop me from continuing my journey of health and wellness.   When I became a mom, it started to become even more important…

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11 In Healthy Living/ Motherhood

Stay Healthy With Kids During The Winter

Staying healthy with kids during the winter is hard for anyone. If you are a mom of little ones, it can seem impossible. If you are a mom of lots of little people, it can seem…daunting, to say the least. Thankfully, my family has been pretty healthy over the years. We only caught the flu once a few years ago, and it was the B strain, which is the milder of the two. We do get colds and some respiratory…

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14 In Healthy Living/ Natural Mom

12 Affordable Natural Personal Care Products

As a mom, I know how hard it can be to find affordable, natural personal care products for your family. Sometimes it seems like you have to make a choice between using natural products and saving money. That is beyond frustrating! We should be able to have access to natural products without feeling like we are going to compromise the family budget. I have been on a journey for many years towards a more natural lifestyle. Like many women, the…

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11 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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