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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...

Where Does Spirituality Fit In Your Health Improvement?

Have you ever wondered how to deepen your purpose, and the meaning behind caring for your body with proper nutrition and fitness? Have you ever felt there was a part of you that was missing? Have you wondered how you can find more enjoyment in everything you do? If so, you’re not alone. Feelings of emptiness, lack of motivation, and overall ‘blah’ seem to be a constant companion to so many who I am blessed to interact with at Body Buddies. In this blog post, I would like to consider together the benefits of bringing more spirituality into everything we do–from nutrition and fitness to our every day work and hobbies. I believe that a careful analysis of your life and the effort to incorporate my challenge at the end of this post will be the first domino in a chain reaction of positive events in your life. I can...

How to Cook The Perfect Chicken Breast

Have you wanted the exact formula for how to cook the perfect chicken breast? If so, look no further! I have finally discovered the most ideal way to prepare chicken breast for maximum flavor, moisture, and ease of preparation in the Power Foods Lifestyle! The Problem With Chicken If you have ever tried to cook chicken and been left with dry, brittle chicken that makes you smack you tongue in your mouth just searching for moisture, you’re not alone! If you’ve ever set your oven too high and burned all the way through the edges while leaving the center  a disturbing color of fleshy pink, you’re also not alone! Chicken can be very difficult to prepare, but as one of the most staple Power Proteins in the Power Foods Lifestyle, it is important you learn how to prepare this healthy food with quality care in a repeatable fashion. Importance of...

Vaccinations and Serious Health Concerns | Dr. Jay Shetlin

Vaccinations have long been the center of ethical scrutiny. Though on one hand, mandatory vaccinations have been responsible for eradicating many issues of days gone by like smallpox, measles, and polio, many are now arguing that vaccinations are responsible for many of the serious health concerns our population is facing. In this blog post, you will read the transcription of a conversation I had with Dr. Jay Shetlin, Chiropractic Physician of South Jordan, Utah. Our goal behind this conversation was to open the dialogue, explore both pro- and anti- arguments, and help those who read, watch, or listen to this conversation to think more critically. We hope you benefit from the information shared here and share it with someone who may also benefit. >> Want to watch the YouTube video instead? Click here or Scroll Down to the bottom of this blog post.   Kristy Jo: We’re here in South...

30 Podcasts in 30 Days Challenge

If you’re feeling overwhelmed when making your lifestyle change with the Power Foods Lifestyle and Body Buddies, I need you take my 30 Podcasts in 30 days Challenge. If you want to learn a new language, you must immerse yourself in the culture and people who speak it. “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” -Ludwig Wittgenstein I’ll never forget the feelings of complete shock when I first walked the streets of Seoul, Korea as a brand new church missionary  in 2008. It was monsoon season and  the air was heavy and thick. The hum of beetles in the trees pierced my ears and made my head spin, but not nearly as much as hearing the people of South Korea speak as they passed me on the crowded streets. I was overwhelmed. I couldn’t understand a lick of what they were saying. This was nothing like...

5 Shocking Ways to Combat Depression with Real Food

“If you struggle with feeling hopeless, sad, depressed, or mentally fragile, you’re not alone. More than 100 million American (1 in 3) struggle through life with depression.” -Mark Hyman, MD Pharmaceutical companies are preying on the epidemic of a highly depressed population. Anti-depressants are prescribed left and right as the default coping mechanism when we are feeling stressed, sad, blue, and our  “light” has gone out. While I do not fault physicians entirely as I feel many of them are doing their best to help people with acute conditions who present, and I recognize they just do not have the time nor training to get to deeper root causes, conventional medicine cannot cure the rising rates of depression through treating symptoms only.  There is a division of those who prescribe medications alone, then there are those who insist that therapy is the path to the heart of the issues. We can observe a huge disconnect...

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...

How to Grow Your Glutes (Booty) FASTER

When you are trying to improve the shape of your glutes, whether for aesthetics or or functional purposes, it can be very frustrating not to see the results you’d like. You put in the work in the gym and don’t see a difference, right? While there are multiple variables to consider when it comes to muscle hypertrophy (hy-PER-truh-phee, or muscle growth in mass), today I’d like to focus on body mechanics. I confess. I have always had pretty good build of a booty.  I’ve been complimented on it for years, chased out of gyms with girls begging me to teach them what I do, and even had pretty trashy (and some just respecting) comments about it from men. I was embarrassed of it when I was younger, but once I got into bodybuilding, I realized this was an ass-et. ha.   While this is not to discredit the insane amount of...

How to Track Your Macros | The Power Foods Lifestyle

When you’re ready to hit the ground running with your weight loss, muscle gains, or health correction goals, tracking your macros  in My Fitness Pal can be one of the best places to start and heighten your awareness. In this blog post, I will explain to you what macronutrients (macros) are,  how they are more important to track than calories,  and  some other great tips to help you accelerate into those exciting “oh my gosh, what have you been doing?!s. “Being aware of my body and what it truly needs to function as an athlete has helped me to trust the Power Foods Lifestyle even more. Kristy helped me learn about tracking my macros and the power it has given me is unreal! I am so much more aware of how food affects my energy and fuels my workouts and I know exactly what nutrients I’m getting from each meal. There...