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    Guest Blog- My GOLO Journey

    MThis is my GOLO story so far………. So, I was always a big girl. After I had kids it just never came off. I always said oh it is baby fat it will fall off eventually but nope it just kept on coming on. I suffer from anxiety and depression so I don’t really think that helped much with my weight problems. When my oldest son was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy I was thrown into a horrible depression. All I wanted to do was lay around, eat. and feel sorry for myself.  When you hear your only child has a life-threatening disease there is no cure for you kind…

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    Guest Blog- Stairs to Success

    SThere’s no shortcut to success—sometimes you just have to take the stairs. That’s what happened to Karen, an operating room caregiver, after receiving an emergency call two floors above her. When the entire team took off, she was forced to stand by the elevator. As her health declined over the years, she could no longer run up the stairs. “My clothes, my body, my attitude, and my ability to take the stairs—these things told me all I needed to know. After years of scales and weigh-ins and all that, it was more than enough.” She started GOLO in December 2018, not as a New Year’s resolution, but as her last…

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    Yoga Misconceptions

    If you are looking to create more space in your body and mind, lose weight and inches, and build strength and flexibility then yoga might be something worth looking into. It is a low impact workout that has many benefits. Yoga, in Sanskrit, mean “to unite or to join”. Bringing together your body, mind and spirit is the whole purpose of the yoga practice. There are a variety of different styles of yoga a person can practice. One of the most well-known yoga teachers, T. K. V. Desikachar, said “It is not that the person needs to accommodate him or herself to yoga, but rather the yoga practice must be…

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    The Healthiest Bread Choices

    We get a lot of questions about bread here at GOLO. Many people assume that since they are trying to lose weight, that they cannot have it and that is simply not the case. When looking for a good, healthy bread, you really want to focus on the ingredients. It does not take a lot of ingredients to make bread, but most store-bought breads have laundry lists of unnecessary ingredients and added sugar. One of the ingredients you want to avoid is dough conditioners. They are completely unnecessary and are only used to make the process faster for companies to make bread in big machinery. These conditioners contain azodicarbonamide (which…

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    Green Mac & Cheese

    If you’re like me, someone who isn’t the biggest fan of veggies but knows how important they are, then you are going to love this recipe! This recipe gives you the comforting taste of mac and cheese while also providing added nutrition with the hidden veggies! Besides the green color, you would never know they are there. Green Mac & Cheese Makes 8 servings Serving size: ½ cup Each serving contains: 1 protein, 1 carb, ½ veg, ½ fat Ingredients: 4 cups fresh spinach, packed ½ cup fresh parsley 1 ¾  cups whole milk 1 tbsp. sea salt 4 cups elbow macaroni 2 Tbsp. butter 2 Tbsp. flour 1 tsp.…

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    Real vs. Fake Bone Broth

    Bone Broth – What is it and should I use it? You may have heard the hype about bone broth lately as it has been getting lots of media attention. You might have been inclined to try it, or have even started using it regularly. But are you getting the true version with all the health benefits or the commercial version that may not be as good for you? Real, traditional bone broth is made by slow simmering bones to extract amino acids, collagen and minerals into the broth. It has a sort of gelatin-like texture to it when refrigerated, and cannot be stored at room temperature because there are…

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    What are clean ingredients?

    A frequent term you may hear from the GOLO staff is “clean ingredients.” What exactly does this mean? A clean ingredient label is one that has the least amount of ingredients possible. It also means simple ingredients (ones that you can recognize and pronounce). There should be no highly processed ingredients AND the ingredients should be from natural sources. Don’t be fooled by a food product that states that it’s “natural,” because that food product could very well still be processed, which is why it is important to ALWAYS check your ingredients labels. The good news is that GOLO takes out the guesswork when it comes to clean ingredients. All…

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    GOLO Gives Back

    GOLO is in the process of creating our own 501c-3 foundation – GOLO Gives! You will hear much more about it in the coming months but for now we would like to get started with a clothing donation drive! As you are losing weight with GOLO, you will most likely have lots of clothes that you no longer need. We would like to encourage you to donate them to a local shelter. You’ll also get the chance to win some awesome GOLO prizes in the process! To be entered to win some GOLO swag + free Release, follow the instructions below: Collect your clothing donations and weigh them on a…

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    Can you have popcorn on GOLO?

    Popcorn is acceptable on GOLO! It is considered a carb so you would want to pair it with a protein (like a handful of nuts) or a fat (1 Tbsp. coconut oil is good or 1 tsp. butter). We suggest air popped and not microwave (lots of nasty chemicals hang out in that bag). The serving size is 1-2 cups popped. Try some of these ideas! Add a dusting of cinnamon for a sweet treat Add olive oil, basil, parsley, garlic powder and Parmesan for an Italian taste Add chili powder for some spice Add nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor Mix your nuts in with your popcorn to make…

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    Alcohol and Weight Loss

    ALately I’ve been challenging myself to give up all alcohol in pursuit of my ideal weight, and instead of feeling deprived, I’ve turned my attitude around, even finding that I love all the choices of fun, healthy drinks without the guilt. It’s no secret that alcohol sabotages weight loss – for a few reasons: When you have alcohol in your system – your body’s priority is to break it down before anything else – meaning burning fat gets put down further on the list of things to do. It’s easier to make bad choices in food – and may increase your hunger (and craving for fatty, greasy, bad carb food).…