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Category: Strategic Eating

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...

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Fat Loss, Electrolytes, Post-Surgery & More–Live Q&A with KJ (Episode 193)

Welcome to a LIVE Q&A session with Kristy Jo where she will talk fat loss, digestion, electrolyte imbalance, and general health! In this episode, you will hear her answer 11 questions that came in for this Q&A session about some of the following topics (listen to the audio recording at the bottom of this post): how to eat post-bariatric surgery how to get and stay motivated what types of ingredients to watch out for in beverages sugar alcohols best workout protocol for fast fat loss what to do when bloated electrolyte imbalance and how to fix it who should do the 10-Day Power Foods Detox which supplements every adult should be taking This Q&A took place on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 on the Body Buddies Facebook page. If you are looking for holistic health, to gain muscle, lose body fat, improve digestion, reduce pain from arthritis, endometriosis, heavy periods, or...

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Episode #190: Strategic Indulgences

Are you sick and tired of trying to lose weight, but giving up because you miss your favorite ‘CHEAT’ foods? Are you wanting to understand some of the nuance behind Indulgence Meals? (No longer will we don’t use the word ‘Cheat’ here at the Power Foods Lifestyle). Would you like to know just how often YOU should be indulging when you’re motivated and working to improve your health and body composition? If so, this episode is for you! In Episode #190, Kristy Jo will help you learn the following: when you physiologically need indulgence meals ways to beat extreme approaches that result in hormonal disturbance and additional fat gain what an indulgence meal actually constitutes just how much to push your caloric deficit every day how to indulge without eating non-strategic foods (this would be ideal as you develop in the PFL!) and so much more! A true lifestyle change...

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Exogenous Ketones | Body Buddies Podcast Episode #188

Exogenous Ketones, like any other product on the market, can appear to be the miracle product that puts us immediately into fat burn! But are they really all they’re cracked up to be? Ketones are your body’s secondary fuel source for the brain while glucose is the primary fuel source. When you go lower carb in your eating or into ketosis for fat loss and anti-inflammatory goals, you may experience something called the “carb flu.” If you suddenly have that shortage of carbohydrates, you may feel fatigued, lethargic, and sometimes even nauseous. If you don’t want to take the time to slowly reduce the amount of carbs you eat each day, you can take ketones to help replace the fuel going to the brain while the transition is taking place. I do recommend exogenous ketones for the right individual: Individuals who are in a Ketogenic (lower carb state) who wish...

Why Grass-Fed Beef Is Superior to Conventional Beef (STOP Buying It)

“Beef. It’s what’s for dinner . . . ” (here’s what they didn’t tell us). . . Without a doubt, grass-fed beef is growing in popularity due to not only taste, but proper education. In 2013, retail sales of grass-fed beef clocked in at over $400 million, which was staggering compared to only $5 million in sales in 1998.   Eating beef once per day in at the main meal (dinner) is what we were told for years during the American advertising campaign, paid for by the Beef Checkoff Program. While I agree this was a successful campaign when it comes to profits of the cattle industry, I do not agree with the slogan. Here at Body Buddies and the Power Foods Lifestyle, my job as a Mind and Body Strategist is to help you learn not only some important science, but to navigate your thoughts and application of behavior appropriately for your...

Eat Sugary, Processed Foods Like THIS To Lose Weight

Do you love sugary, processed, non-strategic foods? Did you know you can still eat and enjoy them? After all, if you are trying to follow a diet with someone else’s rules that just aren’t working for you, I can almost guarantee you will not stick with it. How do I know that? Because I failed at so many diets in my life. I did great for a week or two–you know, I have a distant memory of making it a month on one approach, but time and time again I broke. I gave in. I binged, and it turned into a repetitive downward spiral, ending in heavier  eating sessions. Thank goodness I finally realized that I needed a completely new way of looking, and thinking, about  food to succeed! Now that I have achieved that through some very awesome principles, I’d like to share them with you. Do you agree...

Tiers of the Power Foods Lifestyle | Ditch the All-Or-Nothing Thinking!

Do you have all-or-nothing thinking when it comes to Dieting and Nutrition? Are you guilty of jumping on the latest bandwagon for nutrition and dieting, done well for a time, then felt completely disappointed in yourself as life happened and you weren’t able to finish strong? If so, you’re not alone. A recent study found that only 20% of people who start a diet make it to the one week mark, and of those people, only 20% make it to the 3-month mark. Is there any wonder there is SUCH a big business for diets, nutritional dogmas, weight loss products, and supplements? I cringe and shake my head as I observe what’s happening in our society. Simultaneously, my heart fills with gratitude that I was able to exit the pool of frustration I personally was swimming in, and “dry off.” Now, I’m being the “lifeguard” trying to pull YOU out...

Recipe Book Macros and Portions | The Power Foods Lifestyle

If you have purchased the Power Foods Lifestyle Recipe Books and wondered about how to adapt the macros and portion sizes, this blog post is for you. In the beginning of each volume of recipes, there is a full page that describes how portion sizes work. Note the words “guidelines” in the first paragraph. These are not, nor can they be, absolutes. The complexities of such nuanced information such as caloric expenditure, Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), energy levels, insulin resistance, digestive capacity, and hormone fluctuation renders it a nearly impossible task to give everyone that ever reads my books exact numbers. With that said, I do my best to give you a starting point. If you are serious about accelerating to your goals, decreasing your overwhelm, and just being told what to do, I encourage you to utilize my discounted Introductory Coaching Call.  Let’s now look at the page that discusses portions: Let’s...

WHY We Like Sweet Treats and Non-Strategic Food | Abolition of Failures

It’s time to release your failures. Your nutrition choices are really a matter of who are you. What do you want? What would you like to accomplish? If you could remove all doubt, all fear, all past failures or past programming that has led you to believe and think and act the way you are right now, if we could wipe that out clean, what would you say is possible? What would you like to do?” I recently had the privilege of being interviewed on the “Essential Oil Revolution” Podcast, the #1 Essential Oils podcast in the world with Samantha Wright. I had a great time discussing multiple topics with her including the Coconut Oil Scandal of 2017,  what really raises cholesterol, and how we can start to make a difference in our health with Power Foods Lifestyle principles. While you can listen to the entire interview below, I have transcribed the...