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Muscle Cramps and Electrolytes

Do you experience muscle cramps at night? Or perhaps during or after a workout? Perhaps you’re experiencing one of the following symptoms of imbalanced electrolytes: Headaches, dry skin, dizziness, or irregular heartbeat. The good news is these symptoms can be easily remedied. The bad news is that many people do not remedy them, and experience these symptoms that lead to a less-than-optimal life, and even early death. Learn more in Body Buddies Podcast Episode #173: Imbalanced Electrolytes. What are Electrolytes? Electrolytes are a substance that produces an electronically conducting solution when dissolved in water. Electrolytes are essential for managing the body’s fluid balance. The main four electrolytes include magnesium, sodium, potassium, and calcium. Who Is at Risk for Imbalanced Electrolytes? Those who use diuretics Those who exert themselves a lot Those who are sick and vomiting Those who are sick and have diarrhea Those who have experienced trauma Those with excessive...


You Can’t Ignore This Terrifying Fact About The Supplement Industry

Dear Body Buds, You may not be aware of just how shady the protein powder industry actually is. Perhaps you have walked into a GNC, Vitamin World, or Complete Nutrition and thought that all protein powders were created equally. Maybe you even thought you could get cheap protein at a Walmart, Target, or Costco and that you were one-upping the industry. So . . . did you REALLY save money? Or did you just put a lot of junk in your body? I want to give you a portion of my book that my editor took out. Apparently it was “too controversial” and I need to be known as the positive, uplifting girl in the fitness and nutrition industry. I am (I think? I hope?), but I also want to be known as telling the TRUTH. Here is the section of information that was cut from Chapter 5: Protein in...


Shredded Beef Stabilizes Blood Sugar for Fat Loss

Dear Body Buds, It’s always so exciting when I get my new Keto Delivered box in the mail each month! This auto-ship program to introduce new keto-friendly products is amazing! With anticipation, I cut the box open and lifted the top. I pulled out the first product my eyes landed on (due to the silvery packaging–yes, I love shiny things!). Here’s what it was! This Machaca traditional shredded beef jerky was perfect to throw in the car for some blood sugar stability when I was on a commute for some meetings. Though the shredded texture wasn’t ideal to eat in the car with my air conditioning on  (haha, yep, shortly after this photo was taken at a red light–don’t you fret–my hair was full of the shredded beef!), it was yummy and helped to keep my tummy from rumbling! I couldn’t find any nutrition facts online about it as the...


Grass-Fed Beef

Dear Body Buds,

Let’s talk about beef. I love beef. You love beef. I remember growing up watching commercials that said, “Beef. It’s what’s for dinner.”

I grew up in a family who ate and loved meat. I also love meat, and the more I learn about the power of the naturally occurring nourishment in meat–like B vitamins.