Little Choices Everyday

Spinach & Mozzarella Meatloaf

Phase 3 Recipe It took me awhile to perfect this recipe but it is now a family favorite.  ~Carol 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground turkey 1 egg, beaten 1/2 C. oat bran 3 tsp. coconut oil 1 C. onion, chopped 2 tsp. minced garlic 1/2 C. red pepper, chopped 1/2 C. green bell pepper, chopped…

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P3 Strawberry Spinach Salad

P3-P4 Salad Recommend stabilized in Phase 3 for several weeks. 4 c. fresh spinach 1/2 red onion, sliced 1 pt. strawberries, sliced Dressing: 1/2 c. Safflower mayonnaise 1/4 c. milk 1/2 c. organic whole cane sugar (such as Rapadura) 1 1/2 Tbsp. Greek Yogurt 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 1 to 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds…

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Coconut oil for skin

  Top 3 Benefits of Using Coconut Oil On The Skin Carol has a blog specific to anti-aging and skincare.  Check it out Face For Life focusing on natural healthy skincare regimen. Pure, organic, unrefined coconut oil is the ideal agent for skin care because it uses the healing properties of nature to improve our…

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Carol’s Facebook Quick Tips #23 MSG is a flavor enhancer found in many fat free and sugar free products. It effects our brain and makes want to eat more. The gov’t doesn’t require food manufacturers to list it in the ingredients if it is less than 79%. Manufacturers can claim there is no “MSG” in…

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Organic Apple Day + Recipes

Organic Apple Friday! p3 and beyond Quick Apple Snack 1 organic apple 1 Tbsp peanut or Almond butter Slice up the apples and spread each slice with the peanut or Almond butter or dip the apple into the butter. Apple Dessert 3 Apples 1/4 C. water 1/2 C raw almonds, chopped 1/2 tsp raw honey…

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Label Detective

Carol’s Facebook Quick Tips #22 If you were to see me in the grocery store today you’d see I become somewhat of a Sherlock Holmes. Okay, no pipe and no magnifying glasses (yet) but I have become a “Label Detective” for sure. My lasted investigation: Carrageenan.  Although it’s not as bad as some ingredients I…

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Phase 3 Resource Guide

PHASE 3 BASICS – Resource Guide Day of Last Dose: You must follow the Phase 2 very low calorie diet (500 calories) on the last day of your dosage and for the next 72 hours.  Be sure to record your LDW as this will be your stabilization goal for the next 3 weeks. Phase 3…

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P3 Candied Nuts

The holidays are just around the corner and fall is in the air.  You do not have to miss out on the treats of the season.  Try this candied nuts recipe for a healthy snack alternative. Carol’s Candied Nuts 3 C. raw nuts 1/4 C. raw honey 1 1/2 Tbsp. butter 1/2 tsp. cinnamon Topping:…

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Sleeping Problems

Carol’s Facebook Quick Tips #22 Do you have trouble sleeping? or take something every night to help you go to sleep? Try this: Take 1 cup warm, not boiling, milk (my preference is unsweetened Almond) and stir in 1 tsp raw honey. This combination is well known for it’s soothing and relaxing effects.

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Protocol Takes Discipline

We set out with great intentions to not succumb to the pumpkin pie and fattening carbohydrates of the holiday meal or family gathering.  What happens if we cheat and we are on VLCD.  The diet takes discipline, determination and careful planning. I think careful planning may be the smartest thing we can teach.  I will…

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Jambalya Phase 2 Recipe

  Jambalya Ingredients: 100 grams shrimp (chicken, beef, or chicken sausage can be used) Tomatoes or celery chopped 1 cup vegetable broth or water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon chopped onion 1 clove garlic crushed and minced Dash of Worcestershire sauce Dash of hot sauce Dash of liquid smoke (optional) Pinch of cayenne to…

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Coconut Flour

Carol’s Facebook Quick Tips # 21 Coconut flour is very low in carbohydrates, contains no gluten, as has a high fiber content and is a good source of protein. It is made from finely ground coconut meat with most of the moisture and fat removed. It can be used for cooking and baking much like bleached,…

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