When your girls want chocolate pancakes… you make high protein, low sugar chocolate pancakes and they love it!!!
Because I’m that kind of mom, haha.
When Adam and I changed our whole way of eating… it was before we were parents. We knew that being healthy wasn’t just for adults – it was something for the whole family! We had to show our girls how to eat to feed their body.
As a mom, I have learned that finding healthy recipes that the kids LOVE to eat is key… they are excited to eat healthy (and they are learning how to cook too!) I know you are going to love this recipe:read more
This is not a new idea. Lots of popular diets have come to the conclusion that our sugar intake is out of balance in our Modern diet and this is the cause of our expanding waistbands.
Management of your Sugar and Carbohydrates is crucial for weight loss and your general health.
When our system gets overloaded with too much sugar and carbs, our cells start storing extra carbs as fat. Our cells love to store carbs, so they are very eager and ready when we over eat our carbs. If we eat a moderate or low carb diet, then we can burn those carbs before they get the chance to be stored as extra fat.
Our body uses carbs and fat for primary energy sources. So you can either burn carbs or fats at one time (not at the same time). Since carbs are quick energy, those always get burned first. If there is more carbs than can be burned at one time or more fat that is waiting in line to get burned… then we have weight gain.
Why is controlling blood sugar so important?
High blood sugar could shorten your life. The Mayo clinic tell us that uncontrolled blood sugar can also damage the vessels that supply blood to important organs, like the heart, kidneys, eyes, and nerves. Also eating too much sugar feeds the bad bacteria in your gut which could lead to more sickness and yeast infections.
"But I have a sweet tooth!"
Changing the way you eat will change your taste buds over time. When you cut the sugar, you will start realizing how sweet some foods really are naturally (like strawberries and other fruit).
Also your cravings will reduce as you start eating more protein and less carbs. But there are sugar substitutes that are natural and won’t cause any health issues like stevia, xylitol, and erythritol.
A natural detox should help with your sugar cravings as well – usually your body will have reduced cravings when it is getting the nutrition it needs.
So now you ask, “Angela, How do I get started?!?” Well, I’m glad you asked!!
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I was learning about collagen recently when I was researching about our skin and how to keep our youthful glow…
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our entire body and it’s main goal is used as a connective tissue. The intake of collagen ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin, hair, tendon, cartilage, bones and joints. It is composed of the individual amino acids Glycine, Proline, Hydroxyproline and Arginine and in nature is found exclusively in animal tissue, especially bones and connective tissue.read more
For me, I always have to check out the carbs and this shake is sweetened with stevia! That keeps it low carb and a great addition to any diet. Plus, it is allergen free (dairy free, soy free, non-gmo and vegan!)read more