How Does Leptin Affect Your Weight?
Sucralose & Your Gut
Why is it that every time we all try something new we feel stuck? The weight is not moving? Is it just me? Or how about this scenario, I lose the weight and gain it all back? I blame the yo-yo diets or maybe my lack of “strong will power” as a reason for my failures.
Oddly enough, it might be none of those things. Modern weight gain and obesity research has found a correlation with the hormone Leptin and the predicament many of ourselves find ourselves in!
Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
One thing everyone can agree on is that SUGAR contains calories, and a lot of them. Whether you are sugar conscious or not, since we were kids we were always told “Don’t eat all that sugar” but what I did not know was the VAST amount of natural versus artificial sugars that are out there! So what is a gal to do?
I'm Breaking Up with Pre-Workout Coffee
These easy peanut butter protein cookies are flourless, only require 4 ingredients, and take less than 25 minutes to make! Each cookie contains 9 grams of protein and tastes just like a soft peanut butter cookie!
Treat Yourself to Self Care
Caffeine is an important part of my day and there are many health benefits from antioxidants to cognitive function. Unfortunately, some days 2 cups can turn into 3 or 4 depending on how I slept the night before or if I know I have a hard workout planned. Coffee is a natural stimulate but in excess can cause anxiousness, trouble sleeping, and sometimes in large quantities panic attacks. I wanted to try something new with my routine and see if I could have a different outcome without all the coffee. Queue Fuel-5 and Fuel-5+.
Blue Light Special
Self care is a term that I have been hearing more and more lately. What exactly is it though, is it just a “treat yourself” mentality or is it something more? I exercise. I drink lots of water. I eat my vegetables. Is that all self care is?
Breakfast On-The-Go: Avocado Protein Smoothie
First, let’s talk about blue light. The light spectrum is made up of different rays of light: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. The rays on the red side of the spectrum have less energy and longer wavelengths while the violet side has more energy and shorter wavelengths. Blue light in particular, has a very short wavelength and produces high amounts of energy that can be harmful to eyes. Most people assume blue light comes from artificial lighting but the main source of blue light is actually the sun.
XND Vanilla Coffee Protein Bites
Always on the go? Wondering how you are going to get a quick healthy breakfast in?
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Protein, The girl next door.
Check out the recipe below for a fast and easy way to make healthy treats!
Chemically speaking, proteins are complex molecules made up of smaller molecules called amino acids. Once the body breaks the protein down into amino acids, the amino acids perform different jobs throughout the body based on their size and complexity. Amino acids are responsible for the maintenance, growth and repair of muscles.
Antioxidants Build A Stronger Immune Sytem
The body naturally produces creatine; it’s actually a cocktail of the amino acids glycine, arginine, and methionine. Our liver, kidneys, and pancreas are responsible for its creation and it can also be found in meats and fish. About 95% of the creatine our body produces is stored in our muscles and the rest goes to our heart and brain.
Antioxidants are found to be some of the best immune boosters around and until more recently have been given very little thought to by the average person. Antioxidants like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Carotenoids all play a vital role on boosting our immune system.