Jodi Balaris

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25 Most Unhealthy Foods You Should Avoid

1. White Chocolate<p>Chocolate, when consumed in moderation, is actually quite good for us. Rich in anti-oxidants, dark chocolate is considered to be …

Sugar Detox - What I Learned From 31 Days On A No-Sugar Diet

I have always laughed at people who suggest, in all seriousness, that fruit should be considered dessert. A slice of chocolate cake is dessert. Talenti banana chocolate swirl ice cream is dessert. But apples and peanut butter? Or frozen grapes? Insert eye roll here.<p>And yet, I found myself making a …

Diabetes

Heal Your 'Metabolism Gland' and Lose 45 Pounds This Month

You’ve probably heard that going low-carb can do great things for your waistline. Now there’s exciting evidence it can also do great things for your …

Nutrition

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

Exercise

Gorgeous Brown Hairstyles with Blonde Highlights

Add some flair to that brown hair!<p>A Southern woman’s hair is the crown she never takes off; and any lady worth her salt doesn’t settle for a dull, …

Hairstyling

16 Extra Filling Meals That Will Reaffirm Your Commitment to the Whole30 Diet

Cooking

How To Make The Perfect Crock Pot Chicken Wings

My husband LOVES chicken wings. He is always experimenting with a new chicken wings recipe and a new way of cooking them. He loves to cook chicken …

Cooking

Curb Tot Cravings With This Cheesy, Keto-Friendly Recipe

Craving tater tots on the Keto diet? Turn to this cheesy recipe that replaces potato for cauliflower and breadcrumbs for almond meal. That way, you can get your fix and remain in Ketosis. Lots of people are giving this low-carb diet a go as it turns your body into a fat-burning machine and has many …

Cooking

5 Stability Ball Workouts for a Toned Core

It’s 2018 and we’re so excited for everything this year has in store. It’s filled with so much opportunity for you, and we just know it! Whether your …

Fitness

15 Keto Snacks That Take Care of Comfort Food Cravings

Is it just us, or is the ketogenic diet trending harder than berets and flare pants right now? High in fats, low in carbs, and 100-percent …

14 Vegetarian Foods That Contain More Iron Than Meat!

Most of the vegans and vegetarians are concerned about the amount of iron they intake through the diet. 8-27 mg is the recommended daily amount of …

14 Make-Ahead Keto Casseroles That Make Dinner a Breeze

Cooking

20 Budget-Friendly Meals That Don't Involve Pasta

When you're cooking on a tight budget, it's so easy to fall into a pasta rut. Been there, done that more times than I care to remember! Pasta is a …

EatingWell Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

From: EatingWell.com, November 2017<p>Lighten up pizza night with this low-carb alternative to traditional pizza dough. Riced cauliflower combines with …

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i><p>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Best Low-Carb Tamale Pie Recipe - How to Make Low-Carb Tamale Pie

Cauliflower is the miracle vegetable.<p><b>BUY NOW: Le Creuset Cast Iron Skillet, $199.95, amazon.com.</b>

Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

Low-carb, gluten-free <b>Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks</b> are a hit with the entire family. It’s the best way to have your “bread” and eat it too! …

Recipes

The Everyday Girl's Guide to Ditching Sugar in 2018 Without Hating Your Life

Giving up sugar is tough, but if you have set yourself the goal of ditching the sweet stuff in 2018 (or at least limiting your intake), then be safe …

Diabetes

Winner! Winner! Delicious Whole30 Chicken Dinners . . . or Lunches

During Whole30 there are certain foods that become easy go-tos. Because you are eliminating so many things — grains, wheat, white starches, alcohol, dairy, and legumes — you need to have recipes that can be executed in a pinch, especially if you don't have time to hardcore prep.<p>Chicken is one of …

Cooking

7 smart methods to remember most everything

<b>Alarms, notifications, and digital lists can only go so far; instead, use these tricks and your own brain power to learn things by heart.</b><p>I hate to …

19 Keto Lunches That Will Help You Stick to Your Resolutions

It’s probably not surprising that the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions have something to do with food and diet. It could be ditching gluten or …

Our Most Popular Quick & Easy Dinner Recipes of 2017

Like virtually everyone else, quick and easy dinner recipes are the bread and butter of my weekly meal plan. These are the dinners that come together …

50+ Amazing Whole 30 Approved Products at Trader Joe’s

No need to add an hour to your shopping trip with scanning ingredient labels, we've got your essential Whole 30 shopping list (Trader Joe's edition) …

Knock Out These 20 Meal-Prep Ideas and Have Happy Keto Lunches All Week

If you're following the ketogenic diet, you're probably happily aware that when it comes to low-carb meal and snack options, the possibilities are endless. But what about when you're packing work lunches? We've rounded up 20 recipe options that are easy to prepare, store, and transport. We …

Cooking

3 Effective HIIT Workouts You Can Do on the Elliptical Machine

Studies show that doing HIIT workouts on the elliptical machine can be just as beneficial as any other cardio in terms of reducing diabetes risk, heart disease, and body fat, as well as improving overall cardiovascular health. If you're suffering from knee, back, or foot injuries, running may be …

Exercise

How to lose 1 kg in 1 day without killing yourself at the gym

How to lose 1 kg in 1 day without killing yourself at the gym<p>Image used for representational purposes only<p>Weight-loss doesn’t always come easy. If …

Grab Your Fork — You'll Want to Try All of These Bacon-Filled Keto Recipes

We get it. There is definitely something about bacon that could have anyone second-guessing a diet or lifestyle change. Luckily on the keto diet, bacon is an indulgence that is not off limits.<p>On the keto diet, participants limit their carb intake, which forces the body to use ketones for energy …

11 Healthy Party Food Recipes That No One Can Resist

The arrival of party season means the arrival of food. If you're set on eating clean all season long, don't sacrifice the fun of entertaining to sustain your diet; simply master one of the following healthy appetizer recipes.

30 Whole30 Lunch Recipes You Can Make in Half an Hour

Eat whole foods to feel whole.<p>December 11, 2017<p>That bowl of leftover pasta slowing you down after your lunch break at work? Feeling like you need to …

12 Low-Carb Lunches to Pack For Work

If you're looking to cut back on carbs, that daily sandwich at lunch is not going to fly. Finding new recipes that will leave you feeling satisfied …