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Popcorn? Can I Eat It on a Low Carb Diet?

Video | Pros | Cons | Microwave Popcorn 

Popcorn is light and airy and seemingly an ideal snack when you’re on a diet. But, is it a low-carb snack that can help you reach your weight loss goal? In this post, we’ll look at the pros and cons of eating popcorn while on a low-carb diet. 

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4 Things to AVOID When You Start Low Carb

Video | Snacking | “Too Much Too Soon” | Exercise | Taking the Edge Off

I’ve had people describe the results they experienced after cutting carbs as life-changing. Their blood sugar got under control. They got off medications, and the weight loss success stories, well, they are seemingly everywhere.

A low carb diet is indeed a diet where, when you put the effort in, the results come. But anytime we change our eating routine, we open the door to mistakes that can knock us off course. In this post, I share four things to avoid when you start a low-carb diet.

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Aspartame, Sucralose, and Thyroid Function

Video | Artificial Sweeteners | Affect on Thyroid Function | Hashimoto’s | Your Gut & Thyroid 

If you have thinning hair, dry skin, fatigue, and trouble losing weight despite what you eat, you might have a thyroid problem. If you regularly use artificial sweeteners, you might be making your situation worse. This blog post will explain how aspartame, sucralose, and thyroid function are related. 

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FODMAP Foods: What are They? Problems? Why Low-Carb Helps

Video | Definition & Problem | High-FODMAP Foods List | Low-FODMAP Foods

If you’ve ever felt bloated, gassy, or uncomfortable after eating foods that should be healthy, then FODMAPs are something to pay attention to. In this post, I’ll define FODMAPs, share which foods have them, and explain why a low carb diet is naturally lower in these foods that can cause digestive issues.  

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Trouble Digesting Healthy Foods? 3 Ways to Aid Digestion and Feel Better

Video | Food Allergy vs. Intolerance | Elimination Diet | Supplements | Exercise | Takeaway

Do you try to eat right but have trouble digesting healthy foods, like vegetables, beans, dairy, nuts, and seeds?

It is frustrating when your good intentions of eating better are stopped by abdominal pain, bloating, heartburn, and bathroom issues. Fortunately, some methods, supplements, and exercises can aid digestion so you can feel better. 

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Use 16:8 Fasting with OMAD for Slow Metabolism Turnaround

Video | Why Fasting Helps | 16:8 Fasting | OMAD | Takeaway

If you have a slow metabolism that could use a boost, then you’ll want to give this intermittent fasting strategy a try. In this post, I’ll show you how to comfortably combine a one-meal-a-day fast with 16:8 fasting to jump start your slow metabolism.

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What to Eat to Suppress Your Appetite

Video | Controlling Ghrelin | Non-Starchy Vegetables | Dietary Fat | Boost Fiber

Eating more might sounds like the wrong thing to do if you want to suppress your appetite, but when you eat enough of the three things I share in this article, your hunger and cravings naturally stay low.

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