It’s the most often asked question I receive: Can I use Stevia on my diet?
I bet you’re wondering something similar…
- Is Stevia okay for people with a sweet tooth?
- Do artificial sweeteners sabotage my weight-loss effort?
- Can I use Stevia if I’m diabetic?
- If artificial sweeteners are okay, do you recommend any particular brand?
There are many artificial sweeteners on the market all promising to replace the diet-destroying sugar with zero-calorie sweetness.
Could it be true?
Could those little blue, pink, and yellow packets sweeten our coffee, without doing us harm?
I lay it all out for you in this post by sharing both the good and the bad of artificial sweeteners.
[Guest Post by LaToya Gay]
Staying fit takes dedication and hard work. These are two of the reasons so many let it fall by the wayside.
Even if you make it a priority, it can still be easy to get off track, especially during the holidays and during the cold months of winter.
If you’re like most people, you’re often too busy with planning events and travel to keep your health a priority.
What’s worse, if you’re surrounded by people who aren’t focused on healthy living, it’s easier to slip in an extra snack or choose a burger over a salad.
Of course, skipping one day at the gym or eating one cookie won’t destroy your habits. However, if the only place you wear sweatpants is at home and you’re reaching for a bag of chips more than vegetables, it might mean your fitness program is off track.
It isn’t always so obvious when you get off track, and for many, it’s a gradual process. So what are some signs you might have gone off the rails of your fitness program?
Could it be my thyroid?
It’s a thought that’s crossed your mind, right?
After all, you have the classic symptom of hypothyroidism, namely…
Your weight loss is slow or non-existent, even though you’re eating the same, or better than you ever have.
You’ve heard that your thyroid runs your metabolism, but how does that work?
How do you know if your thyroid is underperforming?
And, most importantly, what can you start doing today to help your thyroid fire up your metabolism so that you can get faster weight loss results.
I address all of these questions starting now and share my 4-A Strategy for Charging Your Thyroid (& Metabolism), Naturally.
- By Becky Gillaspy
- December 23, 2016
- The Blog
A few months ago, I wrote the Ultimate Guide to Bright Line Eating, but something was missing. This post fills that gap by providing you with my take on a Bright Line Eating Meal Plan.
Is weight loss hard for you?
Do you feel frustrated by how much effort it seems to take to live a healthy life?
Losing weight doesn’t have to mean the end of your love affair with food.
In fact, with just a few mental adjustments and a fresh perspective, you can create a better and more fulfilling relationship with food that allows you to lose weight with less effort.
But there’s a problem…
In our society it’s become socially acceptable to eat large greasy meals.
We don’t blink an eye when someone orders a king size burger with extra fries; yet if that same person orders a salad, we think “What’s up with that?“.
In fact, if you decide to change your ways, and start eating healthy salads and vegetables, it can feel as if you’re doing something wrong.
I understand this mindset.
It was one of my biggest challenges when I started losing weight.
Here are some suggestions…
I ran into some friends that I hadn’t seen for years, and one of them asked me how I stay so thin.
The answer that popped out of my mouth was, “I eat a lot of vegetables and very little sugar.”