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Do You Know How Much Sugar You’re Really Consuming? It’s Probably More Than You Think

Do You Know How Much Sugar You’re Really Consuming? It’s Probably More Than You Think

Imagine this: Take a quarter measuring cup, fill it to the brim with sugar, and then eat the whole thing in one sitting. Delicious, right?

Disgusting is more like it. Even as an intensely sweet-toothed kid, I wouldn’t have been able to do it (a teaspoon was my crunchy, decadent limit). But guess what? That’s exactly how much sugar is in a 16-ounce Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato. Sweet drinks are one thing, but did you know that sugar is hiding in processed and packaged foods that aren’t remotely considered desserts or treats? Gulp.

No, You DON’T Need to Count Calories to Get the Body Shape You Want. Here’s What to Do Instead

No, You DON’T Need to Count Calories to Get the Body Shape You Want. Here’s What to Do Instead

You’ve heard it a million times. In order to lose weight, all you need to remember is that calories in should be less than calories out. It's another way of saying "Eat less, move more."

There’s a whole industry built around this belief. While some programs are finally breaking free from this paradigm, there are still plenty of books, apps, and websites dedicated to calorie-counting. Just the thought of having to keep a running tally of them is depressing.

Do you really believe your body is a simple account ledger with income on one side and expenses on the other? You–and your body–are more sophisticated than that. Read on.

Food is Information--and Your Body is Listening

Food is Information--and Your Body is Listening

If you want to look and feel good in your skin—and why wouldn’t you?—you need to pay attention to what you eat. You know that food is fuel for your body. But you may overlook that it’s also information. What that means is that what you eat has the power to change the expression of your DNA. In other words, you’re telling your body a story with your food that it then turns into reality. This narrative helps shape everything you become.

You want freedom from cravings? Here are 4 simple steps

You want freedom from cravings? Here are 4 simple steps

Let’s start with this: Losing weight is an unnecessary goal.

Losing body fat is more important, but lest you think I’m going to get into semantics, even that shouldn’t be a goal. Think of losing body fat as a side effect. Let me explain.

If you believe you need to slim down for your health, then focus on the steps you need to actually improve your health. Make that your goal. Don’t worry about the number on the scale (in fact, please throw it out!).

Boost your energy and enjoy effortless body maintenance by healing your digestion

Boost your energy and enjoy effortless body maintenance by healing your digestion

I’ve been writing a lot lately about the importance of your digestion. Once it’s working optimally, you’ll enjoy a whole bevy of benefits from the shedding of excess body fat and improved hormonal function to super-effective detoxification and ramped up energy. Truly, working on your digestion is one of those core root causes that affects nearly every system in your body.

Your digestion is a process that’s very unique to you. But there are some general first steps that you can try to begin healing your digestion. Are you ready to begin?