Is Popcorn A Healthy Snack?

Is Popcorn A Healthy Snack?! Learn why I no longer eat popcorn as a daily snack, and why you may want to watch your consumption as well. Guys, I used to be ADDICTED to popcorn. I’m not even kidding when I say that I would sit down with a bag and finish it before getting back up off the couch. I was ADDICTED. Boom Chicka Pop Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn was my brand of choice. It actually got SO BAD that my husband started to hide it from me. I think the most unique hiding spot was when he snuck it into the grill. But you bet your ass I found it! Honestly, I didn’t think it was doing me much harm. I mean, it’s literally just popped corn. And the calorie count is pretty reasonable, so it’s probably one of the healthier snacks, right? Mmmmm, not so much. Join me as I share with you exactly why I haven’t brought a bag of popcorn into my house in over a year! And if you’re one of those people who knows they absolutely can’t go without it, you’ll be happy to know that I also share with you the best brands to consume when you have your occasional indulgence!   FollowFollowFollowFollowFollowFollow FREE Consultation! FREE Metabolic Jumpstart Guide FREE Combat Cravings Guide FREE Smartest Choices...

Why Am I Bloated?!

“Why Am I Bloated?!”   The 5 most common reasons why you can’t seem to beat the bloat: Digestive disorders - Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, etc.  Fluid Retention Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance - both halt digestion  Constipation Food Allergies or sensitivities Solutions you can begin implementing immediately: Anti-inflammatory diet (huge focus during the 7 Day Reset) Fiber - vegetables, nuts & seeds, prebiotic supplements, other fiber supplements Drink Water - ½ your body weight in fluid ounces The RIGHT Probiotic supplement: beware of sub-par probiotic supplements AND the possible issue with fermented foods if you’re trying to use them as your main source of probiotic cultures   FollowFollowFollowFollowFollowFollow FREE Consultation! FREE Metabolic Jumpstart Guide FREE Combat Cravings Guide FREE Smartest Choices...

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Aid In Weight Loss

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Aid In Weight Loss? It’s highly likely that you have heard of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and the endless list of benefits it supposedly has. It’s definitely been one of the most popular health buzz words over the last few years, coming up in conversations about skin care, heart health, weight loss, and more. It almost seems to be one of those “fix-all” ingredients (kind of like coconut oil being the said solution for everything). But today, we’re going to focus the primary ways it may benefit you in your weight loss journey… 1.) Apple Cider Vinegar can help maintain normal blood sugar levels.  How does this relate to you in your weight loss journey? Out-of-whack blood sugar levels lead to hormonal fluctuations, cravings (you know when you feel like a raveous creature), poor sleep, and more. One study found vinegar consumption to decrease blood sugar levels by an average of 31% after eating white bread (which normally will quickly spikes blood sugar). In another study, scientists gave ACV to diabetic rats for four weeks and found that it significantly reduced their blood sugar levels. Talk about a simple biohack! 2.) Apple Cider Vinegar can help increase satiety.  Studies have shown that taking ACV can help increase your level of satiety, or feeling of being full, which can clearly work in your favor when trying to lose weight! Feeling full can consequently help you to consume less calories and more easily control your cravings. One study found that, on average, people who incorporated ACV into their daily regimen consumed almost 300 LESS calories per day compared...

Biohacking Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

Who Wants Chocolate For Breakfast?! Do I have your attention? Good! I thought that would help get this moving in the right direction. Have you ever wondered what you could eat for breakfast that tastes good AND is actually healthy? You very well maybe be sitting there thinking to yourself, “Yes Allyssa, I have. But Chocolate?! C’monnnnnnnn”. I know, I know. But I promise you want to hear me out! I’ve yet to let you down and I’m not going to start now. With so many breakfast options and endless opinions of what you should choose to break your fast, how do you possibly know how to make the right choice?! If you’re anything like me, there are countless mornings where you barely have enough time to sit down and pee. Let alone cook up an elaborate breakfast concoction. This smoothie recipe is perfect for you, Super Mom. Even better news, it’s only six ingredients, with chocolate being one of them of course. This is just ONE of the countless delicious recipes I provide for you in my 7 DAY RESET program! What you eat in the morning (or afternoon if you incorporate intermittent fasting) has a HUGE effect on the rest of your day, your energy level, mood, and ESPECIALLY you hunger levels! Ladies, we tend to be even more sensitive to blood sugar and insulin dips and spikes, (HANGRY MUCH?). This smoothie recipe is exactly what you need to help control cravings, keep you full, keep you focused, and keep those hormones balanced! Okay, let’s get to the fun part… THE RECIPE!!! INGREDIENTS: 1 handful organic spinach (spinach is high on...

Could PREbiotics Be The Answer To Your Health & Weight Loss Struggles

It’s very possible that a lack of PREBIOTICS could be contributing to your difficulty in reaching your health, fitness, or weight loss goal. There’s a lot of talk and emphasis on PRObiotics these days, but PREbiotics are not talked about nearly enough! So I’m going to help you understand what a prebiotic is, what the benefits are, and whether or not you should be taking one! [[To view info on probiotics and see my husband belly dance in the process, CLICK HERE]] First of all, why do either of these components matter? Why are they essential to your health? Because they’re necessary for a well-functioning gut, and with your gut being your second brain, you need to support it in every way possible. Chances are, if you have some type of health issue going on, your gut is affecting it. If your hormones are unbalanced, your mood is unstable, you experience bloating, you deal with anxiety or depression, you’re tired, you deal with inflammation in any form, there it is HIGHLY LIKELY that it is stemming from your gut. So if you want to have more control over your body and your results, you need to take control your gut health. What exactly is a prebiotic? It’s a special type of soluble fiber that can be consumed via supplement or whole food sources. There are several different types of prebiotic fibers such as inulin, oligofructose, and fructoiligosaccaride (FOS) and you can find these fibers in many plants such as Jerusalem artichoke, chicory root, onions, garlic, bananas, etc. The problem most people encounter is that they won’t or can’t eat enough...

Three Ingredients Contributing To Your Bloating, Fatigue, And Anxiety

Learn About Three Ingredients Contributing To Your Bloating, Fatigue, And Anxiety That You Most Likely Consume On A Daily Basis!! We so greatly underestimate the effect that our food (and the accompanying ingredients) has on our gut. Being mindful of your nutrition is not just for those who are looking to lose a few inches or lower their blood pressure. The food we eat and what it does to our gut DIRECTLY affects countless bodily processes including hormone and neurotransmitter regulation, mental clarity, energy production, and so much more. Anxiety, Fatigue, and Bloating are just a FEW of the side effects of an unhealthy, unbalanced gut! There are MANY ingredients that disrupt your gut. But today, we’re addressing the top 3 that most of us consume in one way or another on a regular basis! 1. SUGAR- Fruit, juice, soda, wine, candy, chocolate, cereal, yogurt, snack bars, the list of sugar-containing foods is endless. Sugar is proven to increase gut permeability (meaning food particles are able to escape from your gut into your blood stream), increase inflammation (the number one cause of disease), and can therefore exacerbate leaky gut!  2. GLUTEN – Gluten contains a protein known as Gliadin that is known to cause gut permeability. In fact, no human is physically able to full break down gliadin. So even if you’re not “experiencing symptoms” when eating gluten-containing foods, that DOES NOT that your gut is free from the damage! Where can gluten be found? Wheat, Rye, Barley contain gluten, but it can also be found in more unexpected places such as sauces and gravies, and any recipe or product that contains wheat...