Coconut Chocolate Smoothie For Weight Loss

Chocolate Coconut Smoothie for Weight Loss By Catherine Slezinger Am I the only one, or does a girl just need some chocolate from time to time?  😉 I sure do love my coconut milk smoothie (fruit version) for weight loss, but sometimes you just need chocolate.  And the advantage of this smoothie is that you get all the effect of a rich, creamy chocolate beverage, but you still get all the fat-burning, metabolism increasing properties of coconut, along with some awesome protein. Now, this isn’t a smoothie I’d recommend having EVERY day.  (Even though you’ll want to!) It does have…

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Eating Healthy On A Budget- How To Eat Fabulous Organic Food For Less: Part 1

When my husband and I started the Maker’s Diet seven years ago, we switched our entire diet overnight.  I was so sick, and didn’t have time to make gradual changes.  I just wanted my life and health back- yesterday. I literally started reading the book on a Thursday, finished it on a Friday, went shopping on Saturday, and started Phase 1 on Monday.  With all the sudden overnight changes, that meant something else quickly changed- our grocery budget. The change couldn’t have been more drastic.  We went from grocery shopping once a month at a discount warehouse and spending $200…

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Coconut Milk Smoothie

  Many of you know that one of my health goals for 2012 is to get back to my pre-pregnancy #1 baby weight.  (3 babies in 3 years will throw your body for a loop, to put it mildly!)  Since our third baby was born 9 months ago, I’m down almost 4 sizes, with 2 more to go to achieve my goal!  I wanted to share with you a recipe I’ve created that has greatly helped me on my weight loss journey.  It’s based off of a whole lot of research I’ve done about the amazing properties of coconut and…

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Living In Optimal Health: Why A Vibrant Life Is Worth Fighting For: Part 1

Happy 2012 Everyone! I don’t know about you family, but this time of year is hard for my kids.  Being inside is not our boy’s favorite way to spend hours at a time.  And this morning was particularly difficult.  By 9 a.m., our kids were bouncing off the walls, especially our four year old. In a desperate attempt to preserve peace and the sanity of two adults for the morning, I made an executive Mom announcement: "Guys, we’re going to the park!" My husband, who had the day off of work today, quickly responded, "Seriously, it’s not even 30 degrees…

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A Drink That Gives You A Strong Immune System, Promotes Weight Loss, Helps Diabetics & Lowers Blood Pressure- How To Drink For Your Health in 2012!

Last week, I shared with you all the story of my mother in law, Mary, and her triumph over diabetes.  It’s an amazing story! She has conquered a disease that sends far too many people in this nation into early graves.  Even children in the U.S. are now being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.  You have to think, where is their health headed over the course of a lifetime, if at 7 or 8 years old they have diabetes? Several months after receiving the news from her doctor that her test results showed normal, healthy levels, she began drinking a…

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