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FAQs: Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping

Every week we receive emails asking for more details about the Fab Four and making this philosophy work for your lifestyle. Why those four food categories? How do you use them to build meals or whip up smoothies? What are some of the best sources of each? If you’ve had similar questions, this series is for you. Follow along as we answer some of the most frequently asked questions. This week we’re tackling questions about meal planning and grocery shopping.  Staying committed to a healthy lifestyle requires planning. If you go to the grocery store with no idea of what to make in the next few days, you’ll probably end up with a cart full of random items that may...

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Is Snacking Bad for You?

A lot of people grab a latté, an energy bar, a juice, a muffin, or a 100-calorie pack of something without reviewing the macronutrient content and thinking about what it will do to their hunger. The answer is, not much. Snacking isn’t eating to satiety; it’s a stopgap and, depending on what you choose, it might actually make you hungrier later. Meals full of a mix of macronutrients not only fuel you up with what your cells need to proliferate, but they also turn off hunger hormones and elongate your blood sugar curve. Notice my choice of words—I said meals, not snacks. Meals are key. If you’re hungry, eat a real meal (preferably full or protein, fat, fiber, and greens to...

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How to Create Kid Approved Fab 4 Snacks

This page contains affiliate links and are asterisked as they appear. If you’ve been working to serve up kid approved Fab 4 snacks and treats, I want to help you out! Creating balanced meals and snacks to help our kids thrive is one of the many important jobs we have as parents. What we feed our children affects how they feel day to day, as well as how they learn and how they will function in the future. Unfortunately, with sugar-loaded processed foods conveniently and cheaply available everywhere, it’s really easy to end up with a diet full of sugar. Blood sugar balance is important for all of us, but crucial for children who are more susceptible to the effects...

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Fight Those Cravings with My Top Craving-Fighting Foods

While I’m not a huge snacker, I always aim to have Body Loving options available to not only me but also my family. I like to focus on nourishment, balancing blood sugar, and selecting foods that naturally regulate hunger hormones to leave me feeling balanced, not hangry, all day long. Here are my top 12 craving-fighting foods I make sure to keep close at hand. Satisfying Dairy AlternativesBe it for snacking or preparing my signature smoothies, I reach for clean nut milks boasting minimal ingredients—almond, cashew, or macadamia nut—from organic brands like Malk or Almond Milk from Thrive Market.  That being said, dairy isn't completely off the table. There are days, especially during my pregnancy where I'll do a raw sheep or goat...

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My Be Well Summer Guide

Hello, summer!! Whether you’re able to get away from home this summer or plan to do most of your adventuring in your neighborhood, here are a few must-have items to keep everyone protected and having fun.  LMNT hydration packs - I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again! LMNT is like Gatorade without all the sugar and artificial ingredients. Their hydration packs taste great and are so easy to throw in a beach bag or your purse so you’re always prepared and never too thirsty. Support your immune system - This is for all my tea lovers out there. Did you know that tea has some of the highest levels of polyphenol antioxidants of any superfood? My friends over...

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