Are Diets Restrictive?

Well…yeah. But why is that bad? Why does that cause many people to feel “deprived”? Most diets restrict or eliminate processed foods and added sugars, which are strongly linked to inflammation, obesity, and chronic disease. Many successful diets also take a phased approach, beginning with a more restrictive initial phase and then widening food choice Read more about Are Diets Restrictive?[…]

Does Saturated Fat Cause Heart Disease?

Current research does not support the widely accepted conclusion that saturated fat causes heart disease. This hypothesis has its roots in research initially published in the 1960s by Ancel Keys, PhD. His Seven Countries Study compared death rates from cardiovascular disease (CVD) to total and saturated fat intake in seven countries and found countries with Read more about Does Saturated Fat Cause Heart Disease?[…]

Pumpkin Coconut Muffins (No Added Sweeteners, Including Fruit)

  I love this recipe because it’s basically just a bunch of real food and spices without any added sweetness— No fruit, no added sugar, and no sugar substitutes. These muffins are also paleo.   Makes 12 muffins.   Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2 tsp aluminum free baking soda 1 1/2 tsp ground Ceylon Read more about Pumpkin Coconut Muffins (No Added Sweeteners, Including Fruit)[…]

Emotional Eating

You’ve got a healthy eating plan, you’re eating mostly real whole food, eating enough…but you can’t quite shake feelings of deprivation, of wanting more…or any other emotional state that leads you to abandon your weight management goal. Perhaps some or all situations are familiar to you: Someone brings in cupcakes to work and you get caught Read more about Emotional Eating[…]

PALEO Chocolate Almond Coconut Banana Birthday Cake

My mom made me a wonderful delicious amazing healthy low sugar birthday cake! Love love love. PrintPALEO Chocolate Almond Coconut Banana Birthday Cake Ingredients3/4 cup coconut oil, melted & cooled 4 large room temperature eggs 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 3 cups packed fine almond Read more about PALEO Chocolate Almond Coconut Banana Birthday Cake[…]

6 Super Simple *VEGAN* Recipes Using Tigernut Flour

Looking for some easy recipes using tigernut flour? Here are a few: My very own Vegan Fudge Brownie Cake, which I made for my birthday. Lavender Coconut Tigernut Flour Cookies Wanderlust Tigernut Breakfast Cookies (note: I personally would either replace the coconut sugar with erythritol or stevia, or simply omit it altogether. And I’d make Read more about 6 Super Simple *VEGAN* Recipes Using Tigernut Flour[…]