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Category: Strategic Eating

3 Ways to Break A Weight Loss Plateau

Have you hit a weight loss plateau and you don’t know what to do about it? Ahhhh the frustration is REAL! You’ve probably worked really hard so you’re frustrated that the scale is NOT budging! You’ve been doing great on tracking your macros and tracking your calories. You might have just tried to eat healthier foods and say ‘no’ to fast food as well as soda. Perhaps you’ve started hitting the gym more. The good news is, you’ve been doing great– but there IS a reason why your body will plateau. And it’s NOT that it ‘hates you.’ You need to apply a SCIENTIFIC and STRATEGIC approach to your efforts. As I teach in the Power Foods Lifestyle, your body does not work like a bank account where the goal is to starve and deprive it while working out as hard as you can. There will come a tap-out point where your body is...

How to make Homemade Meat Protein Bars

I am constantly recommending protein/fat meat bars to followers of the Power Foods Lifestyle as a high quality, gluten-free and dairy-free option. Some of the companies* I recommend are very high quality, and I love them! But as I look at my grocery bill, these are the highest ticket items that my husband I felt we could look at cutting. Nate’s ingenuity and curiosity at creation (we are a good pair!) landed us this dehydrator and a desire to give it a shot! In all honesty, I was initially skeptical. I didn’t think this was a good idea, and was just going to put another product in the cupboard that would take up space. (We all have those, right?). So when he pulled out the dehydrator and some of the groceries we bought last night, I groaned inside. I thought, now this is just going to make a mess and take...

The Power Foods Lifestyle Cheat Sheet | Episode #199

If only there were a method to help people find the way of eating that works best for them, while applying all of the principles that are proven to prevent disease, extend life, and improve natural energy along the way! But there is! And it’s called The Power Foods Lifestyle! In this episode of the Body Buddies Podcast, Kristy Jo discusses the Power Foods Lifestyle Cheat Sheet and how simple it is to get started today, even while you are learning! Kristy Jo asks those who follow the PFL to become a Strategist of their own health, which requires them to enter a new way of thinking. The PFL has been shown to reduce cholesterol, soothe digestive distress, reduce if not completely eliminate headaches and migraines, boost natural energy, raise metabolism, and prevent as well as reverse many chronic health conditions. The PFL is science, plain and simple. “The Power Foods...

Which Diet Is Right For YOU?

In the midst of thousands of food and nutrition options, how can you know which Diet is right for YOU? As you sift through popular approaches that promise big results, there are 5 different factors to weigh out in your mind. It’s important to note, however, that here at Body Buddies, I prefer we use the phrase ‘Nutrition Strategy’ as the word ‘diet’ has a negative connotation. ‘Strategy’ indicates there is an approach with an end goal in mind. This information will help you become a Strategist in your thinking rather than bandwagoning on the next fad that isn’t right for you. You might even realize you have all the tools to take control of your nutrition without following a “program:” 1. Your Goal Would you like to lose body fat? Gain Muscle? Improve gut health? Jumpstart your metabolism? Have a healthy pregnancy? Reduce symptoms that make you suffer? While...

OOPS! I Ate Something I Shouldn’t Have…!

Have you ever eaten something you shouldn’t have because you were sad, tired, or just bored, then felt really bad about it emotionally and physically? If so, you’re not alone. I received an Instagram message this morning from a friend that I responded to. Keep in mind, she has been trained in the basics of Power Foods Lifestyle and is training hard in the gym. She would like to lean out and is using meal plans from my Master Nutrition Book. Cute College Girl: “I kinda screwed up and ate oatmeal  at like 2 am last night. I feel like crap.” Kristy Jo: “Oh no, physically or emotionally? It happens! You can’t be mad, just try to figure out how it happened so you can learn from it. Did you go to bed hungry or sad?” Cute College Girl: “Well I don’t know, I was just really starving. I shouldn’t...

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The Strategic Day of Nutrition–15 Principles (Podcast Episode #197)

When we think about healthy eating and nutrition, we think in terms of all-or-nothing. We think ‘I’ll do good today, this week, and this month,’ but if we don’t follow through (counting macros, calories, etc.) we tend to abandon those efforts. And this results in feeling like a failure. I came up with the Strategic Day to help guide our Body Buddies to make wiser decisions to fuel their bodies AND stop abandoning healthy efforts for the sake of it being ‘too hard’ and ‘overwhelming.’ I asked myself, ‘What can I do to help people without making them feel they’re restricting themselves or feeling like they’re on a diet?’ The Strategic Day is 15 Principles is exactly what your body needs for health. You may find if you hit these principles every day, you are full and you DON’T need that non-strategic food. You don’t need it because you’re fueled....

How Your Microbiome Impacts Bloating, Constipation, Brain Fog, and Abdominal Pain

Are you experiencing bloating, constipation, brain fog, frequent trips to the restroom, or abdominal pain? You may be experiencing a bacterial imbalance in your gut. Your microbiome has a huge effect on your body and all of its systems. You may also be experiencing a Leaky Gut which is part of inflammation of your microbiome. What is the microbiome? Your body has trillions of microbes and microorganisms living inside. There are some good microbes that provide a symbiotic relationship, but there are also bad microbes which can be a variety of bad bacteria, virus, fungi, and even parasitic animals in your body. 90% of your microbes are located in your gut making it your control center. Your microbiome matures between the ages of 2-5 years old but when your body experiences change like puberty, pregnancy, menopause, or any stress your microbiome changes. Which means that your microbiome is constantly changing. Watch...

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How to Get Vibrant Energy Naturally (Episode #196)

Are you experiencing brain fog, fatigue, a less-than-stellar memory, and other troublesome factors in your life? This could most definitely be DUE TO YOUR NUTRITION! In this FREE masterclass episode, Kristy Jo will help you learn how to obtain vibrant Energy & Stress Relief in 4 Simple Steps. You will learn how to say goodbye to the sluggish feeling in your body in less than two days! The right way to get feeling better quickly instead of what the MARKETING world will tell you Which fats to eat without getting fat Create better brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) How to still enjoy yummy treats without ruining your health …WITHOUT weighing food, counting calories, etc! Let’s find a STRATEGIC solution and take control. Yes, everyone has conditions that cause them distress and frustration—we are all human. But what we can do is seek to find a solution and take ownership of our situation while leaving behind...

What To Eat When You’re Sick (The Power Foods Lifestyle)

It’s that time of year when many people are getting sick with a cough, fever, stuffy nose, or even the flue! It seems that no matter where we go, someone is sick and we may be susceptible to it. We do all we can to prevent sickness through our daily fueling of vitamins and minerals, but the truth is that many of us our bound to get sick when we are compromised nutritionally or emotionally. Once sickness hits, what do you do with your Power Foods Lifestyle?   It can be hard to know exactly what your body needs, especially if you are trying to live the Power Foods Lifestyle. In Body Buddies Podcast episode #25, Kristy Jo talks about the best ways to fuel your body when you aren’t feeling your best. *article written by guest writer, L. Petersen. Remember that your body is a machine and needs fuel...

Intermittent Fasting and the Power Foods Lifestyle Approach

Have you ever wondered if Intermittent Fasting (IF) is the right strategy for you to lose weight, reset your hormones, and feel better in your body? Written by Guest Contributor, L. Peterson in coordination with Kristy Jo In Episode #183 of the Body Buddies Podcast, Kristy Jo talks about who is a good match for fasting, how to do it, and the ways it can be beneficial. Intermittent fasting is absolutely one of the helpful tools in the #PFL, but it is not for everyone. As you learn more about this strategy of nutrition, consider if it is a fit for you in your life at this time. You might even learn how you can utilize this strategy once, twice, or even three times per week to see results. To start off, who is Intermittent Fasting best for? Kristy Jo says that Intermittent Fasting is fantastic for people who don’t have an over-attachment...