Little Choices Everyday

Best Oils to use in Cooking

Carol’s Quick Tip #40 I often suggest that you do not use canola oil. Why? In order for this oil to be on the shelf, the manufacturers put it through a process using very high heat. This process takes any healthy fat molecules and turns them into harmful free radicals. Coconut oil and palm oil…

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Eat Organic

Here is a list from FoodNews.Org on the worst foods that contain pesticides and the ones we should always try to buy organic. Follow this shopping guide to help determine which foods should always be organic and the clean list of foods that contain the lowest pesticides: EWG-shoppers-guide Here is an Article on the Top…

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How to Eat Out Safely!

We have found eating out to be one of the most difficult challenges of maintaining in phase 4.  Most restaurants used processed foods, chemicals and hidden sugars in their menus. Here are some tips that will help you while dining out. 1.  Eat an Apple before you go- this will keep you from eating too…

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The Vitamins you need to Take!

Here is a great article or actually videos from Dr. Oz.  I am a huge fan and thought what better way then to link you to his videos on why we need these vitamins and how much to take. The Dr. Oz Vitamin List If you’ve ever stood paralyzed in the vitamin aisle, facing the…

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Implement a Healthy Exercise Regimen P3-P4

You have completed the protocol and now are in your lifetime phase of maintaining and keeping it off.  You will see over the coming months more articles geared towards exercise.  We have significantly decreased our health risks by removing all our excess weight but now we need to strengthen our core and make our heart…

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Carob Powder instead of Cocoa

Carol’s Quick Tips #39 Many of our Chocolate Delight Recipes you will notice we have starting substituting Carob Powder.  The Carob Powder is much healthier for you and makes the chocolate delight tastes less bitter.   Carob Powder comes from the leguminous pods of the locust tree in the Mediterranean. Carob powder a healthier alternative…

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Healthy Pasta Meal for P3 and P4

Family Pasta Night (Stabilized P3 and P4) 1 lb ground turkey 3 Tbsp coconut oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 Tbsp garlic, minced 2 cans tomatoes 1 can tomato paste 1 can tomato sauce 1 tsp italian seasoning 2 tsp. sea salt 1/4 tsp pepper 2 bay leafs 1 (8 oz) box Quinoa pasta Romano…

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Eating Clean vs. Correction Days

How do you know if you should eat clean or do a correction day? Fairly often, we tell individuals who struggle with a gain to “eat clean,” but few people understand what that means. Here is a quick review of when to do a correction day – and when NOT to do a correction day.…

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Vanilla Yogurt for P3

For a healthy snack give this a try: 1 C. Greek yogurt 1 tsp. Organic Vanilla flavoring 3-4 drops stevia Mix together and enjoy!

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Weight Loss: Are you prepared?

Many people have had the unfortunate experience of successfully losing a significant amount of weight, only to have it all come back in a short amount of time.  It is important to understand that there is more to dieting than just kicking off the pounds.  It is the start on a brand new road of…

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Mary’s Gone Crackers

A great alternative to Wheat Thins.  This organic snack is crisp and very good for Phase 4.  A crisp delicious cracker with a rich nutty flavor.  Wheat-free, Gluten-free and organic.  Made of organic whole grain brown rice, organic quinoa (keen-wa: a high protein seed/grain), organic flax seeds and organic brown sesame seeds, with no added…

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Save your Fruit for In Between Meals

Carol’s Quick Tips # 37 I do not eat fruit with my meals. The sugars in the fruits require a different type of enzyme for digestion than vegetables require. When you mix them together in your stomach, they fight for digestive enzymes and typically the vegetables will win. Then the fruits will go partially undigested…

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