4 Healthy Finds You May Be Missing at Trader Joe’s – Produce Edition

Hey Gorgeous – If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know that I’m a Trader Joe’s fan.  I love the healthy selections, the new fun finds and the prices are decent.  But I also want to be clear that I’m not on TJ’s payroll and have no plans to be =). As a Radical Label Reader, there are certainly plenty of items at Trader Joe’s that I wouldn’t recommend, and they do […]

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5 Simple Steps to a Healthier You!

Hey Gorgeous – I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this may not be my most popular blog, but it will be my most “keepin’ it real” to date.  But know that it’s coming from a place of love.  As my pastor says, “it’s tight, but it’s right.” And if it ignites you into action, I will sleep well tonight. =). So here it goes…if you are a believer, or at […]

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How to fall in love with cooking

Hey Gorgeous – I have a confession to make. I’m having a love affair.  We’re still in the early “dating” stages, but so far it’s delicious. Taking it slow, because I want this relationship to last. My husband actually knows all about it and supports it, because he’s starting to see the benefits :-). My new boo’s name is H.C. – that’s short for “home cooking.”  The reason this love affair is working is because […]

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4 Simple Sugar Hacks to Conquer Cravings For Good

Hey Gorgeous! So I’m just going to jump into the deep end and keep it real. REALITY CHECK! It really doesn’t matter if I tell you that sugar lights up your brain the same way that cocaine does. It really doesn’t matter if I tell you that 47% of the added sugar in the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) comes from sugary and carbonated beverages. It really doesn’t matter if I tell you that the Center […]

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The Truth About Cleansing – 4 Biggest Myths Debunked

Hey Gorgeous! So what do you think of when you hear the words “cleanse” or “detox”? Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, cleansing or detoxing (pick your favorite – I will use them interchangeably) has earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “detox,” you may immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains. The truth is, a cleanse doesn’t […]

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What’s on your plate?

Hey Gorgeous! Have you ever looked down at an empty plate and can’t remember how you even got there?  You have a fork in your hand. You’re no longer really hungry and there are crumbs on your plate, so clearly you ate something, but you were either distracted or in a hurry and never really connected with what you were even eating.  And you certainly didn’t have an enjoyable nourishing experience. Well that all stops today […]

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Conquer Your Cravings in 4 Simple Steps

Hey Gorgeous – In my experience and research I’ve found that there are basically six things that reek the most havoc on your desire to live in your boldest, baddest and best health – and they can be boiled down to what I call the Six Sassy Saboteurs.  I call them sassy because they think they’re cute, but you don’t have time to be bothered. You have too much of an impact to make on […]

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Portions Made Easy in 4 Simple Steps

Hey Gorgeous – So, I’m sure you’ve heard or read the words “Portion Control” on every weight release tip list from here to kingdom come. Makes sense – and it works!  But if you’re like me, you have no interest in counting calories and measuring food.  Who has time for that in the midst of our multi-tasking lives?  So, how can you get the benefits of weight release or weight management from “Portion Control” without […]

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How often should I eat to maximize weight loss?

  Hey Gorgeous – So you’re starting to wake up to the fact that your belly isn’t going to melt away on its own.  Bummer! You’re also clear that exercise alone isn’t going to do it because you can’t out exercise a bad diet.  Double Bummer! But one thing that may not be as clear is how often you should be eating to maximize weight release and fat-burning. Well, let me just say this – […]

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The Skinny on Fat

Hey Gorgeous! If you’ve lived long enough, you know eating fat (from food sources) has gone from the low to high and everywhere in between – which is why I’m not a fan of diets.  But the great news is that most nutrition experts agree that for the generally healthy – healthy fat is IN and likely here to stay!  But the key is to know which ones to power up and which ones to […]

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