Monthly Archives: March 2018

Chocolate-Licorice Smoothie

With Easter around the corner, I just couldn’t resist buying a bag of jelly beans. I picked out my favorite flavor, black licorice, and left the rest for my husband. He later asked me where all the black licorce went. (Hee, hee). I was tempted to just get a bag of licorice Jelly Bellies, but […]

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Sugar increases cholesterol

When I was diagnosed with diabetes, I had no idea that my blood sugar levels were high, and I was completely shocked that I had high cholesterol since, at that time, I was in my early 30’s and was a healthy weight and exercised on the weekends. My doctor wanted to put me on cholesterol […]

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Free San Diego Seminar on Managing Diabetes & Weight Loss

If you are in San Diego, don’t miss out on the free seminar I am giving in April at Jimbo’s Markets. Topics to be discussed: • How to calculate net carbs & why it matters • The difference between simple & complex carbs • How exercise & stress affects blood sugar levels • Which order […]

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New Larabar Flavors Review

  Larabars are one of, if not THE, healthiest bars on the market. They’re vegan, and made with whole foods, like nuts, seeds and fruit. The problem is that they are low in protein and some flavors, like peanut butter, are dry and taste “healthy.” My favorites are Lemon (best cold, in the refrigerator) and […]

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Can’t eat this? Try this instead.

We are all different, and we all eat differently, which means some people may lack certain essential nutrients. An all-in-one supplement may have too little of a something and too much of another. Here’s a quick guide based on certain dietary restrictions, but it’s best to get a full blood panel to see where you are […]

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SunWarrior’s Vegan Protein Powder Review

Since I’ve found the chocolate and vanilla flavored vegan protein powders to be, well, awful, I decided to try SunWarrior’s Natural flavor (their chocolate flavored protein powder is really bad and the vanilla is overpoweringly sweet). What’s nice about a plain protein powder is, I can just add berries, or coco powder to make it […]

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Why veganism is not for everyone

After watching the film “What the Health,” I went 100% vegan and felt great for two weeks, but by the third week, I felt ill…lethargic, tired, and weak. I couldn’t lift as heavy and my muscles were shrinking (I measured my quads). I had intense cravings for sugary and salty snacks, which is not normal […]

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Reduce waste with one easy change

Starbucks coffee is so good, but the plastic-laminated disposable cups are so bad for the environment. “…they are almost impossible to recycle, meaning they don’t degrade for up to 500 years. In Britain alone, an astonishing 2.5 billion cups are discarded each year” (1). Just like bringing your bags from home to the grocery store […]

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Dairy-Free Mint & Chip Sorbet

Mint and Chip ice cream is one of my favorite desserts, but it’s full of sugar and fat, and who eats just ½ cup! I recreated it to make it healthy and high-protein, and is now my new breakfast. Sorbet Ingredients: 1 ½ frozen banana chunks ¼ cup unsweetened, plain coconut milk (I use So […]

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