Craving a cold drink without the calories or sugar? Well, here's my creamy, cold and fruity Starbucks-style sugar-free berry frappuccino recipe - oh, and it's keto-friendly and comes with a vegan variation! The perfect sugarless guilt-free summer treat!Read More
Sugar is scary. Even if you’re not focused on your diet or sugar intake, you probably still know that sugar isn’t perhaps the best food for your body - but just how bad is sugar, and how much do you really know about its effects? Well, in this post we’re getting into 12 MUST KNOW eye opening facts about sugar and the harmful problems it can cause in your body that you should keep in mind before you drink that next bottle of soda.Read More
Although it’s often seen as a healthy and filling way to start the day, granola is packed with hidden and not-so-hidden added sugar. Yep, it turns out that bowl of granola could be higher in sugar than a can of soda. In this post, learn how that crunchy combination of oats and honey syrup - often seen as healthier that traditional cereals, like Froot Loops - is likely blowing your sugar intake out of the water, and the lowdown on when and how to indulge in this sweet granola treat.Read More
Are fruit sugars bad for you? You’ve probably seen a whole bunch of conflicting posts on social media and beyond about SUGAR and its effects (or lack there of). You’ve probably also seen some people saying that even fruit sugars are bad, and certain diets banning fruit for fear of calories, sugar, high carbohydrate contents, and more. With all of this conflicting info, it almost feels like eating strawberries and a banana for breakfast is the same as eating cake for breakfast! BUT, don’t worry, I got ya, and I'm ready to shed some light on this confusing subject!Read More
In a motivational rut? Well, sometimes you just need a sprinkle of inspiration and a few kind and encouraging words to get you back on track! In this post, I share a little story about my motivational struggle with weight loss and work - and how I got past it - as well as 7 quotes that will inspire you with any goal - to help you power through the day with peace, contentment, efficiency, and joy!Read More
Swirl with caution! There’s a long held belief that frozen yogurt is better for you than ice cream, and why wouldn’t there be? After all, whenever you head into a fro-yo shop you’re bombarded with signs saying ‘sugar-free’, ‘low fat’, and ‘loaded with probiotics for gut health’. But are these claims actually true, and is frozen yogurt healthier than ice cream? In this post I’ll get into the details surrounding the ice-cream vs froyo debate (no, frozen yogurt is not always low-sugar or sugar-free) and the dangers of frozen yogurt to your health.Read More
Summer is a time for fun, but with the warm nights and bbq parties comes the time-old diet conundrum: what should you eat at a party that won’t ruin your diet? Maybe you choose the marinated chicken instead of the ribs, salad instead of macaroni, and a fruit pop instead of berry pie. These are all light, healthy Summer foods right? The problem is that the food on your plate might not be as low in sugar and calories as you previously thought! Yep, those healthy summer foods could be sugar bombs! In today’s post, find out why and what you can do about it (free recipe guide anyone?)!Read More
Eating less sugar is a total win. It improves your skin, helps prevent weight gain, lowers the risk of diabetes, and much more. The problem is, cutting sugar out of your diet is easier said than done (especially without the right tools). Maybe you’ve tried to go cold turkey, but ended with horrible groggy side effects… otherwise known as sugar withdrawal. Yes, sugar withdrawal is a real thing, and in today’s post we’ll be going into all of the signs, steps, and effects of sugar withdrawal AND how you can prevent and relieve them.Read More
Sugar cravings… we all get that horrible, obsessive feeling in those moments when it’s like you can’t live without picking one of those cookies, unwrapping a few candies, or getting that slice of cake out of the fridge, and you think to yourself, “am I addicted to sugar”? Well, trust me, you’re not alone, and that’s why I’ve put together 8 simple signs to help you find out whether or not those cravings are in fact sugar addiction, as well as a free download to help you crush those cravings. You got this.Read More
Ready, set, Summer… how to start the season of right and maintain awesome summer health! Ahh, June! The rainy skies have cleared up here in Orlando, and I can actually say that it really feels like summer for the first time this year! But before I get overexcited rabbiting on about the awesome sun-soaked season, I want to ask you a question real quick: are you actually ready for summer? All of this fun in the sun can make it easy to forget to look after ourselves - making summer wellness practices super important - and that’s why I’ve put together 16 of my favourite tips for summer health in one easy to find post! Heck yeah!Read More
Sugar is hiding EVERYWHERE. From yogurts to pastas - and even to salads - this toxic and addictive ingredient sneaks into everyday foods that are supposed to be healthy, ruining any original nutrients and negatively impacting our bodies. In this post, learn about sugar's role in the food industry and why it's so prevalent, as well as how to identify and reduce the extra and hidden added sugar content in food and from your diet in general. Low-sugar living starts here!Read More
Your sugar habit could be trashing your skin. Yep, it turns out sweets and sugary foods can cause way more skin (and total body) damage than sugar pimples. Learn what makes sugar bad for skin, whether or not you need to stop eating sugar, and how you can protect and reverse sugar damage on your skin.Read More
Summer is officially on the way, and with the blue skies, barbecues, and long beach days, comes an increased risk of overexposure from the sun - hence, spreading awareness about sun safety becomes a must - and Don’t Fry Day is a national day dedicated to doing just that. It occurs each year on the Friday before Memorial Day, and offers everyone the chance to learn more about arming themselves and their loved ones with sun safety tips & sunblock practices for protecting their skin. Learn more about it here, and find out the best organic sunblock for you and the environment.Read More
Easter can be an easy time to let yourself overdo it on chocolate and rich, pies, meats, and sandwiches. I mean, you're literally surrounded by foil wrapped bunnies for almost two whole months beforehand - hard to resist, right?
However, with the right tools and balance, it can actually be easy to incorporate your favourite seasonal treats into your diet while also avoiding the chocolate binge-fest and slight weight gain that can come with this pastel-coloured time of year. What are you waiting for? Let's get into how you can have a healthy (and happy) Easter - and spoiler alert, there may just be a free cleanse waiting for you too!Read More
A deliciously light and sweet red velvet cupcake base is then paired with a mousse like French buttercream and cream cheese frosting hybrid to create the perfect St. Patrick’s day treat!
The French buttercream cream cheese frosting takes a little bit more effort than traditional cream cheese frosting, but it’s well worth it as the end result is lighter, more flavourful, and subtly sweet than its original counterpart!Read More
This eggplant 'taco meat' is completely vegetarian, vegan, and super healthy. The combination of spices (particularly the smoked chili powders), balsamic vinegar, and other seasonings give this taco topping a sweet and smoky flavour that pairs well with other mild toppings like sour cream and guac.
Thought it doesn't end with tacos: you can use this 'meat' in burritos, on pizzas, burgers, & more!Read More
Sugar cravings - we all know the feeling, and let’s face it, we all get them. They can be as extreme as wanting to eat a whole tub of ice-cream after a full meal, or as ‘commonplace’ as a meandering thought toward the leftover cake in the fridge at home when you’re bored at work. But why do we get them, and is the only way to stop them cutting sugar for good? Today I go in-depth into how you get sugar cravings, why you get them, how to stop them, and how much sugar you should have (if any).Read More
Everyone likes sugar. Whether you like to add a teaspoon to your coffee each morning or have a cookie as an afternoon snack, sugar is that sweet little indulgence that figures into everyday life. However, with more and more evidence mounting up on the negative impacts it can have on our health, a new question has emerged: should I quit eating sugar? In this post, I go in depth on how much sugar you actually can eat (and whether you should eat it at all), and how exactly you can reduce the amount of sugar in your life without feeling deprived.Read More