Storing Fat and Feeling Lazy? Here's the Culprit.

Fructose. This simple sugar naturally found in fruits and added for sweetness to many packaged and overly-processed foods {think bread, ketchup, soda} is getting a bad wrap according to findings from a recent study out of the University of Illinois. It appears that fructose, not glucose, not only causes weight gain, but consumption may also lead to inactivity. Talk about a double whammy for your waistline. 

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LTB "Soothie"

If you feel anything like I'm feeling, this Pure Madness Challenge has you a bit sore. All over. So instead of reaching for the Tylenol {simply because it's too painful to reach my arm that high after all the bend stretch lift hold torture!}, let's take a few steps to the kitchen and gather some of nature's most powerful anti-inflammatories to ease the pain while our muscles transform into the long, lean, sculpted machines they're destined to be. 

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Do You Really Need to Eat Organic? Plus 3 Money-Saving Tips.

Organic is so trendy. You hear that word everywhere and see it as you shop for groceries and its even creeping up in restaurant menus. All for good reason too, organic is simply better for you. Better for your family. Better for the world. But, it's also more expensive.

 

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Fruit Is Not Dessert

You're trying to be "healthy," and you need something sweet so you think, "Great, I'll be good and have some berries after dinner to get my sugar fix." So you eat your little bowl of fruit and find that you feel kind of bloated and gross. It's not because the fruit isn't healthy, it's just that you've eaten it at the wrong time.

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