4 Tips For Holiday Survival

Tip 1: Set a goal not to gain weight this time of year. The reason I like the no gain goal is it gives you some wiggle room. You can absolutely lose weight this time of year. But I like setting a plan that is manageable and allows you to live life and enjoy yourself. […]

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Dark Chocolate & Migraines

“Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Let Medicine Be Thy Food!”     We’ve all heard this famous quote before, so much so that maybe it sounds a bit cliché. It’s not cliché, it’s very real and a rule I think we should all live by. Aside from just providing us with energy, various foods have […]

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Eat Well in No Time

Empower - Integrate - Celebrate

For the most part, we eat fast food because its convenient, not because its particularly delicious or good for us. The way the real world is set up, its a lot less stressful to sit in your car for a minute or three for a filling (albeit perhaps not the most  healthy or nutritious) meal than […]

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The Empower Team’s Favorite Fall Go-To Meals

Jessica: Breakfast: Fried egg with rosemary-roasted potatoes 1 1/2 pounds small red-skinned potatoes 1/8 cup virgin olive oil 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoons minced garlic (3 cloves) 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary leaves Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut the potatoes in half or quarters; toss the […]

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Eat Your Water

Yes, eat your water.   I know that sounds a little strange, but it is definitely what we all should do more of to stay hydrated and healthy. For most of our lives, we have all been told that we must drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to maintain good health and […]

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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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