Liquid Gold: Dump Your Artifical Sweetners + Sugar Bowl

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Unlike nutrient-void processed sugar and chemical-spiked artificial sweeteners, honey does your body good while adding a little sweetness to your life!

Despite packing more calories than sugar (21 per teaspoon versus 16), it’s unlikely to expand your waistline: A recent study found that overweight or obese patients who received a 2.5-ounce dose of honey every day for a month lowered both their total and LDL cholesterol, while they maintained or even lost weight.

Research also suggests that antioxidant-rich honey may even improve memory and reduce anxiety!

HONEY FOR NUTRIENTS

There are several nutritional facts about honey that will certainly make you feel good about using honey instead of artifical sweetners or sugar. The single most important reason to eat honey is because of its many health benefits. It contains many minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium chlorine, phosphate, sulphur, and iron.

Most types of honey contain B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and C vitamins. It also has choline which is important for cell membrane growth and it has to be consumed because your body can’t produce it. Acetylcholine is also found in honey and it works as a neurotransmitter. Sugar doesn’t contain either one of the compounds.

HONEY FOR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

The glucose in honey can be quickly absorbed into your body which will result in you having more energy. Fructose in honey will help your energy levels last longer compared to sugar. Studies have shown that honey increases the performance and endurance levels for athletes because it lowers muscle fatigue.

HONEY FOR HEALING

Honey also has anti-bacterial properties that are powerful for fighting different types of bacteria. You can also use it to treat burns and other wounds because it promotes healing and helps to prevent infections. Many people use honey to treat their sore throats and it is also effective for treating upset stomachs.

WHAT TO BUY

Buy raw, organic honey to make sure you’re getting all the nutritional benefits in your jar. Processed honey, often referred to as “dead” honey, has far less nutritional value than it’s raw, organic  powerhouse counterpart.

HOW TO USE

The possibilities are endless. I drizzle a tablespoon of honey on my plain greek yogurt and berries every morning. You can mix it in tea, coffee, even water! Use it on fruit and veggies or try a sweet dip recipe!

**Remember, honey is not suitable for children under the age of 2.**

HOW DO YOU USE YOUR HONEY!? SHARE YOUR TIPS & TRICKS BELOW! 🙂

WINTER CHALLENGE!

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Enrollment is now open for my Winter Challenge! Looking for motivated individuals who want to make 2016 the year of their best body yet! 🙂

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#NEVERMISSAMONDAY

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Waking up for a Monday morning workout can be extra tough, especially if you spent your whole weekend on the couch or enjoying marvelous foods and spirits. (Hello Holidays!) Whether it’s before work, during lunch time, or after work- Not missing your Monday workout is important if you want a routine that you will stick to for more than a couple of weeks.

Here’s 4 Reasons Why:

1. Working out on a Monday will set momentum for the rest of your week. Never underestimate the power of momentum. Starting your week off on the right foot will give you the push you need to finish off strong.

2. When you train, your body releases endorphins and this can be a great way to get over your case of the “Mondays” that we all seem to experience.

3. You will be more likely to eat healthy throughout the day, as you will be in a healthy mindset.

4. Sticking to your scheduled Monday sweat-sesh will make you feel in control of your week, and that you can take on anything!

If you need additional motivation, don’t hesitate to search the #nevermissamonday hashtag on social media! 🙂

MY GIFT TO YOU!

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WHAT’S YOUR ‘WHY’?

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Why do YOU workout?
Please share in the comments below!

I workout because I believe that when the body is strong, the mind thinks strong thoughts. 🙂

MY GIFT TO YOU!

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Maintain. Don’t Gain.
Your Guide to Surviving the Holidays!

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Happy Holidays XO

MAINTAIN. DON’T GAIN.

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So excited to share a FREE Guide to Surviving the Holidays with you guys! 🙂

I have compiled an extensive list of tips, tricks, and yummy recipes to help you get through the Holiday Season without packing on the pounds.

Due to release this Friday, December 11th!