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How to Use the Power Foods Lifestyle Recipe Books

Dear Body Buds, It makes my hoart SOAR as I see your photos online (or emailed to me) of the Power Foods Lifestyle Recipes you are creating. This is because I know how great your bodies are going to feel as you’re fueling yourself in a way that balances your body. The PFL method of eating is freedom, and though it’s not the fastest thing to understand, it will be the longest-term understanding you acquire.  I am an educator and I want you to invest the time in yourself to teach yourself strategic nutrition. No, this is not taught anywhere else. No, you can’t learn this in a course, or at a university. That’s because no one taught it to me. I assimilated the principles of all nutrition and psychology over the past 5 years to now present it to you in the simplest formula I know how to teach. One of the...


Eat This, Not That When Going Gluten-Free

Dear Body Buds, If you have an auto immune disease or a gluten sensitivity, going gluten-free can be a big part of your feeling good. Several of the cases I see in those who come into my coaching program where I recommend they go gluten-free include the following: Celiac Disease Hypothyroidism Hyperthyroidism Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Type 1 Diabetes Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Chronic Pain Arthritis Taking traditional eating and shifting it into a new method of eating can be difficult initially, but I promise it gets easier as you just keep going. Keep trying. Keep learning. Keep practicing. What is Gluten? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley that needs to be avoided. This means even avoiding foods that could have been cross contaminated like in the case of brown rice and oats. Unless you are buying a certified gluten-free product, you cannot be assured that...


How To Make Food Prep QUICK For Fitness Competitors

Dear Body Buds, Food prep–we hate doing it, but love the results we get when we do it! When you’re focused on preparing your body for an event, fitness competition, or vacation, it’s critical to keep your food preparation as a high priority. Without it, you’ll find yourself making excuses and not having the foods you need to fuel your body. Stable blood sugar from protein intake, consistent intake of vitamins and minerals to stay healthy while in a caloric deficit to reach your desired of leanness, and How to prepare your chicken quickly How to make your chicken taste good How to steam your vegetables A yummy “treat” for a veggie dip Enjoy this little walk-through and take advantage of my contest prep training where I take the guesswork out of nutrition and fitness for you! With over 50 competitors I have prepped for the stage and 2 having...


Food Prep–It’s a Must!

Dear Body Buds, Food prep is a staple part of life that shouldn’t be ignored if you really want to create lasting health and prevent or even manage disease. Over the past few years of my life since the inception of Body Buddies, I have learned through my own experience, and that of my clients that the ONE thing separating success in body changes and frustration is, yep, food prep. Life is not always generous in delivering us hours upon hours to luxuriate in a 4-hour meal prep. I, myself, am lucky to find even 75 minutes each week to prep some of my staples. Staples–yes, that is the key. Some weeks I go without making one of my delicious recipes (click here to see the recipes found in Volumes 1, 2 and 3), and stick to fast-grab foods. Other weeks I enjoy a recipe or two and appreciate the time in...


The Power Foods Lifestyle on a $40/week Budget

Dear Body Buds, Living a healthy lifestyle can seem to be far more expensive than buying cheap and delicious fast food or low-grade packaged products. This is a concern I hear often from people who are trying to live the Power Foods Lifestyle, but find their budget is taking a hit. I have lived on a minimal budget for the majority of my life. I empathize with those who feel they are pinching pennies in order to make it from bill to bill and month to month. It is a difficult place to be, and a lot of stress accompanies this way of life. Budgeting is the key to truly make things work and have a healthy lifestyle as well! In order to help you gain some insight about ways to live the Power Foods Lifestyle on a budget, I decided to do a week of meals to show you it can absolutely...