<thrive_headline click tho-post-5211 tho-test-27>6 Reasons Why Your Metabolism is Slow | And What Can You do To Increase it?</thrive_headline>

6 Reasons Why Your Metabolism is Slow | And What Can You do To Increase it?

You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight. Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow.

Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down?

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-5089 tho-test-28>Smoothie Basics: How to Make Smoothies!</thrive_headline>

Smoothie Basics: How to Make Smoothies!

When some people think of smoothies, they think, “YUCK!” They think it’s a bunch of gross, bland, mushed up veggies in a blender. Believe me, my first attempt at making my own smoothie was pretty horrible.

After learning not only about which foods should be going into smoothies, but also how to properly combine them for nutrients and taste, I found that I LOVE smoothies!!!! You can love smoothies, too! I have a ton of recipes I’d love to share with you that’ll turn your bad impression of smoothies into a love affair like no other.

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-4818 tho-test-29>Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong</thrive_headline>

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong

Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere! And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you.  Right?
Well, maybe…but
Everyone has heard the intense focus on how much you eat.  This has gotten way too much attention because while this does affect your weight and energy level, it’s certainly not the “holy grail” of health.
Let’s focus a bit more on the often overlooked (and proven) benefits of what you eat and drink and how you eat and drink it.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

Healthier than a candy bar, for sure, these balls serve as a great dessert! If you like peanut butter and chocolate I’m sure you will love them!

SERVES: 24 (1 ball each) Prep Time: 20 min. Cooking Time: 8 min.

Ingredients

Parchment paper

1 cup all-natural smooth peanut butter

1 Tbsp. cornstarch (preferably GMO-free)

¾ cup coconut flour

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-4779 tho-test-30>Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals</thrive_headline>

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing, right? And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance.

It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days. But it doesn’t always stop there. Sometimes we overeat on regular days. Or at regular meals. Or All. The. Time!

Here are three tips to avoid overeating at meals.

(hey! turn these into habits and forget about willpower!)

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-3886 tho-test-32>The Sugar Effect in Our Diet | The Cause of the Obesity Epidemic</thrive_headline>

The Sugar Effect in Our Diet | The Cause of the Obesity Epidemic

Recently I watch a lecture done by UCSF endocrinologist Robert Lustig to the UCSF extension students. He made the point, with proven data, that the cause of the Obesity epidemic over the last 30 years is one single factor: increased amounts of sugar in our diet. You can watch the lecture of Dr. Lustig’s here, and I recommend you take the time to watch it. His lecture has become viral since it was uploaded on YouTube in 2009, it’s been viewed almost five million times.

This documentary opened my eyes even more about the problems that we faced due to the overconsumption of sugar and process food. Dr. Lusting proved that over the last 30 years people all over the world are gaining weight not because they eat too much, but because we are consuming too much sugar in our diets and not eating the right foods. He proved that our food system is broken and the cause of all the epidemic is not laziness or gluttony. Continue reading The Sugar Effect in Our Diet | The Cause of the Obesity Epidemic

<thrive_headline click tho-post-3887 tho-test-33>How to Turn the “Good” Genes On and the “Bad” Genes Off</thrive_headline>

How to Turn the “Good” Genes On and the “Bad” Genes Off

Twelve years ago life gave me a wake-up call so that I would change my lifestyle. I realized I have the “obesity genes” That tendency of gaining weight just by looking at a cake, lol. I gained 12 kilos (about 26 lb in 4 months). My genetics betrayed me and my insulin levels started to rise and the doctor told me that, if I stayed on the same path I could become diabetic. I did not want that!

That moment I realized that I had to do something, of course, I didn’t know anything about nutrition or healthy eating (that wasn’t a family dinner topic at the time) So I had to figure it out and most importantly take action. I had to learn How to Turn the “Good” Genes On and the “Bad” Genes Off! And I’m happy to say now that I succeeded!!

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-3730 tho-test-34>FIBER in Your Diet | Essential Nutrient for a Healthy Live</thrive_headline>

FIBER in Your Diet | Essential Nutrient for a Healthy Live

You have probably heard or read that is highly important to include Fiber in your diet, right? But what is Fiber? In which foods can you find it? What are the benefits to include Dietary Fiber in your diet?  In this article I want to help clarify these common questions.

What is Fiber?

Fiber is not a nutrient itself.  It helps your body eliminate toxins, prevent diseases and even help you lose weight. It has very important functions, especially in the intestine. 

Dietary fiber (DF) is included between the classification of carbohydrates. The definition of fiber is still not entirely clear yet. We can say that it is all the material from plants that escapes intestinal digestion by action of enzymes in the gastrointestinal tract. This does not mean that fiber is not degraded or metabolized, in fact much of it is fermented in the colon producing compounds that the body absorbs and uses. 

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-3616 tho-test-35>Working out while pregnant? | Safe or not?</thrive_headline>

Working out while pregnant? | Safe or not?

There are so many myth and misconception about Working out while Pregnant. Many people have told me “you have to be careful, it’s good you want to workout to feel great or because it’s your job as a coach, but your baby is a priority!” Hmmm, I’ve told those people that I actually keep doing this NOT only for me to feel better but FOR MY BABY!. Working out while pregnant gives you so many benefits for you AND most importantly, your baby!!!

 What are the Benefits of Working out while pregnant?

Exercise not only it helps you to have more energy, control nausea, gaining a healthy amount of weight but also it will be much easier for you to get your body back after baby {very important}!  Sounds like a win-win, right?!

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