Little Choices Everyday

Sweet Potato Chipolte Soup

2 Large Sweet potatoes, cubed 2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 6 C. chicken broth 2 cans green chilies 3 tomatoes, chopped (or 1 can diced tomatoes) 1 tsp. Rosemary (optional) ½ – 1 tsp. (Mrs. Dash) Chipolte seasoning (depending on how spicy you like) Salt & Pepper to…

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Carol’s Facebook Quick Tips #28 Make sure all vitamins are NOT fat soluble. No fish oils, vitamin E or A. Make sure you get all your “iums” in your diet: Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and to stay regular Psyllium.

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Thanksgiving Friday

Thanksgiving is next Thursday and we wanted to share some great recipes for Phase 2 and Phase 3 that will help you not gain during the feast. Appetizers: Pumpkin Smoothie (great to have before company comes or before you begin to spend hours cooking, to fill you up so you are not so tempted) 1…

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Water is powerful both inside and outside of the body.  Dr. Simeons in Pounds and Inches recommends drinking 2 liters of water per day while on the diet.  What we need to consider is when we drink caffeinated drinks such as coffee and tea we need to replace those with an extra 8 oz. of…

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Whole Natural Sugar Cane

Carol’s Facebook Quick Tips #27 Whole natural sugar cane is loaded with vitamins and minerals that nourish our bodies. It contains calcium, which ironically, is needed for the body to digest sugar properly. It’s just one reason to consume sugar in it’s natural state. Sign up for our Email Updates and Never Miss Carol’s Tips!…

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MSM for Tighter Skin

MSM for tightening saggy skin? In the past I have taken MSM because it’s good for joint problems and is included in my Glucosamine tablet. Before taking it, I did a little research on it and I found it’s good for your hair, skin and nails. Okay, bonus. But now I’m researching and finding out…

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Protein Increases Metabolism

Carol’s Facebook Quick Tips # 27 Did you know that protein raises your metabolism? Studies show that protein can increase the burning of calories by up to 25%. So make sure you get in your protein – shakes, Greek Yogurt, lean beef, chicken … It takes more energy for your body to digest protein and…

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Cabbage Friday!

All your favorite Phase 2 and Phase 3 cabbage recipes for the diet. Tangy Coleslaw with Flaxseed for Phase 3 Follow the Tangy Coleslaw Original Recipe and add the following ingredients: The Flaxseed adds a nice nutty flavor. Check out the benefits of adding flaxseed to your diet.  Read More Original Tangy Coleslaw Recipe for…

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Organic Butter

Carol’s Facebook Quick Tips #26 I don’t recommend replacing butter with processed margarine/tub spreads. Organic butter contains many nutrients, some even protect us from heart disease! It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin E, lecithin and a number of other anit-oxidants which can help strengthen our immune system. It also contains the medium chain fatty acids that…

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Carol’s Facebook Quick tips Apple Cider Vinegar increases energy consumption in the body and is great for people trying to lose weight. It is recommended that you drink 1 – 2 tsp. with 8 oz of water before each meal. I mix mine with 2 packages of Vanilla Stevia. I also use it in dressings,…

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Hair Loss on Protocol

Women and men may discover that they are having hair loss while losing weight.  Here are a few facts about hair loss and hormones.  While this does not happen with everyone, below are some tips to keep this to a minimum.  Your hair texture should return to normal in Phase 4. Here are some tips…

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Phase 4 Southwestern Salad

Southwestern Salad (stabilized P3-P4) Mixed salad greens chicken breast, cooked and shredded corn kernels rinsed black beans, drained and rinsed chopped red and green bell peppers chopped tomato shredded cheese Mix together with cilantro dressing and serve immediately. Peanut Cilantro Dressing 3 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 2 bunches cilantro leaves, finely chopped…

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