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Healthy Grocery Store Trip Video

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When I first started eating clean I realized that, previously, many of the foods I thought were "healthy" were actually not very healthy at all. Marketing can sometimes be deceiving. The best advice I can give is to always, always read the ingredient list before you put it in your cart at the grocery store. My general rule of thumb is that if it has more than 5 or 6 ingredients, or any ingredients ...[Read More]

Veggie Bloat Video!

www.nataliehodson.com: Crazy Veggie Bloat!

My husband told me I shouldn't post this video and that if I did post it I would probably lose all my fans because this is so weird and in his words, "creepy". But, I figured if this is something I have a problem with, surely there has to be other people who deal with this too (even if it's not really a very flattering video). In my video, I called this "veggie bloat" but please keep in mind this ...[Read More]

Why Is Almond Milk Better for You than Regular Milk?

Almond Milk

Regular milk (even skim or low-fat) still has quite a bit of sugar. I try to keep my grams of sugar under 5-6 grams per meal and 35 grams per day. I noticed that once I made this change the extra fat on my tummy really started to go away. Instead of milk, I use almond milk. I like the Almond Breeze unsweetened vanilla (40 calories per cup and no sugar). The Silk brand is pretty good too, but I pre ...[Read More]

Where Do I Find Liquid Egg Whites?

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Here is a picture of the liquid egg whites I use for my frozen egg white dessert each night (you can find that recipe by clicking HERE). I typically just buy whichever brand is the cheapest. But, you really want to make sure you get the 100% egg whites. The "egg substitute" is usually 99% egg whites but has a bunch of other stuff added to it with names I can't pronounce. There will be a spot on th ...[Read More]

Healthier Alternative to Crystal Light

True Lemon – Healthier Alternative to Crystal Light

For those of you who love Crystal Light - consider switching to True Lemon. It doesn't have any artificial sweeteners and tastes just as good as Crystal Light. Most of the time I just add a little bit of lemon juice to my water, but on days that I want something a little sweeter I use some True Lemon. You can find it right by the Crystal Light packets at any grocery store (I have gotten it at Walm ...[Read More]

How I Store and Freeze My Bulk Meats

How Do You Freeze Bulk Meat

We have a lot of leftover food in our fridge right now -- sometimes I don't do a very good job of planning out how much meat I will need for the week and end up with too much. I made this salsa chicken earlier in the week, but with all the leftover turkey I didn't think it would get eaten fast enough. I was worried about it going bad if it stayed in the fridge for too long and I really hate wastin ...[Read More]

What To Do for Sugar Cravings!!

Tea for Sugar Cravings

These teas are LIFESAVERS for me at night when I have cravings!! The Egyptian Licorice is my favorite, but is harder to find (I got mine at Safeway in the organic section) but the Bigelow one you can find almost anywhere. The Vanilla Chai does have a little caffeine it, but it never seems to bother my sleep. Having a warm liquid in my stomach for some reason seems to curb any cravings. Also, all o ...[Read More]

Benefits of Keeping a Workout Log

Workout Log Workout Journal

I always bring my workout log with me EVERY single time I go to workout, here is an example of a page from my log back in November 2011. I just bought a small 100-page Mead notebook at Office Depot (I put my hand there to give you a perspective of the size). There are a lot of different ways to track your workouts, this is just how I like to do it. I used to print off the logs from bodybuilding.co ...[Read More]