Keto Cauliflower Gratin

Growing up in the midwest, I grew up eating potatoes au gratin - specifically at large church gatherings in large aluminum foil trays, oozing with cheese- but those days of carb loading are over.

Imagine my excitement when I realized that cauliflower - when roasted and baked - tastes exactly like potatoes. Well, maybe not exactly, but closely enough when there’s cheese involved. It’s cheesy potatoes without all of the guilt and coma-inducing carbs.

Originally I made it only with mozzarella cheese, but found it to be lacking in flavor, so adding a bit of cheddar cheese was just the sharp flavor that the dish needed. The cheese gets crispy and salty, the cauliflower is creamy and everything from the flavors to the texture is amazing.

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20 Easy Fat Bomb Recipes for the Keto Diet

Guess what guys??

I’m excited to share with you all my latest project - one that couldn’t have come at a better time during the new year as we are all gearing up to live healthier, happier lives!

It’s a book! An eBook to be exact, one that has 20 recipes for fat bombs to help you achieve your daily fat intake while also ensuring that you are able to live your low carb lifestyle with food that tastes awesome.

It’s got something for everyone in it.

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Keto Lamb Tostadas

These lamb cheddar tostadas are everything that is great about the keto diet. Delicious flavorful tender lamb with low carb pico de gallo, sour cream, cilantro and cheddar cheese tostadas that are super low carb. This is the best way to experience cheese and tacos - the cheesy crispy tostada really infuses every single bite with a wonderful cheesy flavor.

The best part? Aside from cooking the meat, this meal comes together really quickly. The tostadas only take about ten minutes to bake, and the rest of the ingredients pretty much come ready made. Excellent for a weeknight dinner or a special weekend treat.

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How to become Fat Adapted on the keto diet

So you’ve already learned the concept that you in order to burn fat, you need to be able to access your fat-burning pathways in your body. 

This sounds great, and I bet you can’t wait to get started. 

There is one thing you should know before starting a high fat diet, and that is that you need to become adapted to eating a lot of fat before you can really start the diet. 

Let me explain. When you are in ketosis, your body will be able to start tapping into your fat reserves on your body, burning that fat as a fuel source and helping you to lose weight, feel great, and look awesome.

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The Ultimate Guide to Cutting Carbs on the Keto Diet

I don’t know about you, but when I get really hungry my eating habits start getting really weird.

My husband jokingly refers to it as “going feral”, but it used to be that if I were craving something sweet I would eat anything with sugar. A few dried apricots, a drizzle of honey on a spoon, even jam scooped straight out of the jar or a bit of peanut butter with some sugar sprinkled on top.

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How to Succeed With Your 2019 New Year's Resolutions

Christmas is over and we’re almost to the end of 2018! As we head into the last couple days of the year, I know that I’m thinking of some of my new year’s resolutions for this next upcoming year

  1. I need to be better about stretching and flexibility, and am looking to yoga and ballet to help with that

  2. I’m looking to create and consume more probiotic and prebiotic foods like homemade kimchi and sauerkraut

  3. Help more people around me live a healthier and happier life - coworkers, friends and family

The problem is of course that as we head into the new year everyone is all pumped and excited to start anew - but three months down the road, everyone has fallen off the wagon. We return to our old habits and ways, and feel ashamed at our failure to hold ourselves to our resolutions made not so long ago. Only 12% of all people end up keeping their resolutions just one year later.

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How Apple Cider Vinegar May Help You Lose Weight

So you may have heard that apple cider vinegar is kind of like this miracle cure-all for all sorts of health issues from toe fungus to getting rid of lice to disinfecting your home as an all-purpose cleaner.

While there have been studies showing not all of the benefits are significant, there is one well-researched and studied benefit of apple cider vinegar - specifically when it comes to eating carbohydrates

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Why Eating Plants is Hazardous For Your Health (And Why You Should Continue to Eat Them)

Plants are actually really amazing in the sense that they are waging a major chemical warfare that most people aren’t aware of. Like KGB assassins, plants can poison you - unnoticeable at first - an annoyance more than anything else, but then develops into fever and death.

Yeah. Plants are sneaky and deadly organisms.

They don’t mean to hurt you - they just don’t want be eaten.

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10 Foods to Fight Inflammation

Inflammation is one of the more insidious and chronic diseases in our life. As opposed to something that causes a health emergency like an infection or an injury, inflammation is a slow, chronic disease.

The good news is that there are a lot of foods out there that can help you reduce inflammation by including them in your diet. The best part? They’re all natural and they also taste great. Here are some of my favorites.

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My Story with the Keto Diet

I’ve always been changing my diet

When I started at college, I was on a meal plan so I would go eat at a cafeteria.

As most people who go to college do, I gained the freshman fifteen. Well, the freshman seventeen to be honest. I was kind of horrified at how fat I had gotten.

Putting two and two together, I realized that perhaps eating pizza and cereal wasn’t the best as far as diet - so I started trying to eat healthier.

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My Story with SIBO

SIBO stands for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth - which is basically when there are too many bad bacteria in the small intestine.

And when you have bacteria overgrowth in the small intestine, it means that the small intestine is inflamed and can’t digest and absorb nutrients properly. It also means that it interrupts the flow of things, causing symptoms that can be very confusing.

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Why Counting Calories Makes you Fat

We’ve all heard the advice of “watch what you eat!” when it comes to losing weight.

I know it, you know it, and we’ve been counting celery sticks, skipping the salad dressing and reading the nutritional labels for years to keep our calories down. 

It makes sense, right? 

If your body is a machine, then if you supply it with too much fuel (food) then you get fat. Decrease the food supply and you should decrease your size.

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Why You Shouldn’t Eat Breakfast

I faithfully ate breakfast for decades, chewing down on something before I would head to school or work. And without fail, I would be hungry an hour or two later.

Starving, I would race to my next bite of food, usually before lunch. And then, I would eat lunch on top of that. 

For a long time, I was confused by it. Why was I always hungry after breakfast? I was told that oatmeal was a hearty breakfast - “sticks to your ribs!” and all that jazz. Even a high protein breakfast of eggs and sausage would make me hungry - what gives? 

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Our Bodies are Built for Intermittent Fasting

Today, we’re going to talk about fasting.

It sounds intimidating to say the least. Fasting.

Fasting always made me think of dour monks sitting in a cave somewhere, sustaining themselves on meditation and achieving enlightenment. Hardly a pleasant experience, and certainly not something relevant to modern living.

Yet, fasting has made the biggest change in my life and improvement in my health, and I’ve actually found it to be perfectly suited for our modern and fast-paced lifestyles.

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