Sunflower Butter Cocoa Cups

  This treat is packed with good fats, protein and natural sweetness. Ingredients: 1/2 cup sunflower butter 1/4 cup date paste (see below to make date paste) 1/4 raw cup honey or maple syrup (or to desired sweetness) 1/2 cup organic grass fed butter or ghee butter/clarified butter if you are allergic to casein 1/2 … Continue reading Sunflower Butter Cocoa Cups

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail – Ditch the Resolution, Set an Intention

file000475058724I have been excited to write this post for awhile. In the last few months several people have shared their New Year’s Resolutions. Most of the resolutions I have heard are centered around diet, weight-loss and fitness. Is it any surprise that the most common New Year’s resolution is to diet? Many of us hold in mind those inspiring people who were a weight loss success and hope for the same ourselves this year. 

Curbing Carb Cravings

1) Protein - Protein needs to be eaten at every meal in order to curb cravings. In fact, missing protein at even one meal is one the main contributors to carb binges in the evening. Protein creates a feeling of fullness that lasts much longer than carbohydrates. Protein helps to dull the insulin response and … Continue reading Curbing Carb Cravings

Causes of Carb Addiction

There are many reasons why carbs can be addictive which extends further than the dopamine release that occurs in the brain as I explained in my previous post Are You Crazy for Carbs? Certain people are more prone to carb addiction due to various mental and physical health factors. If you know or suspect that … Continue reading Causes of Carb Addiction

Reducing Your Sugar Intake – Where Sugar is Hiding

Now that I am past the worst part of my sugar detox I thought I would share what I came across in Dr. Mark Hyman's book 'The Blood Sugar Solution'.  Dr. Hyman explains that sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine. I saw evidence of that the other day when my daughter, who has … Continue reading Reducing Your Sugar Intake – Where Sugar is Hiding

The Not-So-Sweet-Side of Sugar

Did you know that sugar literally feeds cancer cells and that one tablespoon of sugar weakens the immune system for a minimum of six hours? This is why researchers state that many of us are walking around with immune systems that are only operating at 50% of their capacity because many of us knowingly or … Continue reading The Not-So-Sweet-Side of Sugar

Salt Water at Sea – Sugar: The Anti-Nutrient

Naturopaths, eastern medicine doctors and nutritionists have been saying for decades that sugar is much more than calories. Sugar is considered an anti-nutrient as opposed to a food (which should nourish) because in the refining process all vitamins, minerals and proteins are removed from the plant’s original state as sugar cane or sugar beets. Just … Continue reading Salt Water at Sea – Sugar: The Anti-Nutrient

The Sugar Detox: Day 4 -7

Day 4: I experienced a lot less cravings today and my fatigue has greatly decreased. My sore throat is almost completely gone and my energy is also increasing. It is a relief to finally experience a feeling of wellness from the changes I have made. Day 5: Today is the first day that I feel … Continue reading The Sugar Detox: Day 4 -7

The Sugar Detox: Day 3

Today I experienced some pretty insane symptoms which if you read Day 1, you will know that I started out with a fairly optimistic attitude that I would not have any major symptoms. I am still feeling really irritable today and the fatigue is unbelievable. My first clue that something was off was when my … Continue reading The Sugar Detox: Day 3

The Sugar Detox: Day 2

I am a little surprised at how strong my sugar cravings were today. I felt like the entire day was being run by my appetite though I didn't succumb to my sweet tooth. If I felt hungry I ate avocados or sunflower butter. When we have sugar cravings, protein and fat is the best way … Continue reading The Sugar Detox: Day 2