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...

How Do I Get Toned?!

 “How Do I Get Toned?”   This is probably the most common question I get from my clients and audience in general. We want to know how to get the more toned arms, abs, and legs. And so we assume that working out more is the logical answer, right? Despite common belief, working out is NOT the first thing you should be focusing on if you want to see more tone and definition in your body. Your nutrition and supplementation have a lot more to do with it! Watch the full video above to get the full details!   FollowFollowFollowFollowFollowFollow FREE Consultation! FREE Metabolic Jumpstart Guide FREE Combat Cravings Guide FREE Smartest Choices...

How To NOT Go Up A Pant Size Over The Holiday

How To Enjoy The Holiday Weekend WITHOUT Going Up A Pant Size! It’s the weekend before Memorial Day and you, of course are making your plans for all the picnics, parties, and grilling your little heart can handle. BUT you’re worried you won’t be able to enjoy yourself without completely blowing your diet. Right? Girllllll, I gotchu. This should be the LEAST of your worries. I have put together my top tips for conquering ANY picnic or party without sabotaging your progress. And with graduations, weddings, holidays, and “it’s summer” get-togethers, I highly recommend you bookmark this list of golden nuggets and keep it where you can find it easily. Here’s the thing with picnics… we feel like we need to gorge ourselves on all of Aunt Karen’s famous potato salad, Uncle Jim’s double chocolate peanut butter cake, AND Becky’s AMAZING cocktails. We can, to a point. But I’m not trying to nurse a sugar hangover, or any other hangover for that matter, for the week while I continue to bust my ass trying to get “BACK ON TRACK”. All aboard the struggle bus…. Instead, we can have our indulgences and still stay where we need to be to feel (and look) our best. First and foremost, I want you to remember your goals and WHY you want to live a healthier lifestyle and use that as motivation to stay on track and make smart choices.  But if that doesn’t work, go try on that itty bitty bikini you want to confidently rock this summer. Put that sucker on and feel PROUD of all the work you’ve put into...

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...