Keeping it Real: The Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners and Why You Should Always Use the Real Thing

  In a previous post I talked about the various names and dangers of a high intake of sugar in our bodies (http://becomepowerful.com/2018/02/01/sugar-by-any-other-name/ ). It bears repeating that added hidden sugars should be avoided as much as possible. So where should you turn? Sugar substitutions seem to be a “no brainier” right? Processed sugar leads to […]

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Sugar By Any Other Name

“What’s in a name? Sugar by any other name will taste just as sweet… yet be just as dangerous!”   Unfortunately, referencing Shakespeare does not carry the same endearing message when talking about sugar.   Most people know that overall, sugar is not the best thing to have in our diets. Even when we are […]

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3-Day Refresh: My Experience

  I am so excited to be embarking on the 3-Day Refresh program, and below is my account of the entire process. A little bit of history – I have tried cleanses in the past – 10 day, 14 day, 21 day – all with varying levels of intensity.  Almost always my motivation for doing […]

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Five Delicious Low Carb Alternatives

  If you’re like me, you’re watching your figure and it’s never too early to start preparing for string bikini season. So, carbohydrates need to be kept in check. I’m always looking for healthy alternatives that I can use in classic meals. Below are five of my favorite healthy low carbohydrate alternatives. They are easy […]

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Nutrition for Bone Health: 10 Foods to Consider

Osteoporosis is responsible for millions of broken bones and billions of dollars in healthcare cost every year. In my last blog I spoke to the importance of strength training for improving bone health. Nutrition also plays a vital role. Most of us are probably aware of the need for calcium and Vitamin D in our […]

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