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    Guest Blog #8

    Many people wonder if GOLO really works. I get it. You’re at the beginning and it sounds unrealistic. Or you’ve been working it for a month or two and are discouraged by weight fluctuation or weeks with weight gain. Lots of weight loss plans fail, and they’ve failed you before. Here’s why GOLO really works. It’s a lifestyle change. By struggling through that initial adjustment and then sticking with it, I have maintained my healthier weight for 8 years! You will see times when the scale moves up. Maybe that’s muscle mass. Maybe there are other, better things happening in your body. Your body chemistry will change as you eat…

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    Homemade Beef Jerky

    If you are a beef jerky fan – we have good news. You don’t have to give it up on GOLO! It is very easy to make your own, clean beef jerky. Ground Beef Jerky Ingredients: 2-3 lbs. ground beef 1-3 Tbsp. salt 1 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. garlic powder 2 Tbsp. coconut aminos Olive oil Various spices to taste (optional) Directions: Preheat the oven to the lowest temperature Lightly rub olive oil over the bottom of a large baking sheet with a lip In a medium sized bowl, mix the ground beef with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and optional spices Using a rolling pin, roll the meat…

  • Food,  Healthy Living

    Veggie Alternatives to French Fries

    Who doesn’t like fries? While there is nothing wrong with homemade french fries (made from potatoes), it is VERY easy to go overboard with the portions. That’s why, we are going to give you some recipes so that you can make healthier alternatives- veggie fries! Asparagus fries- https://tasty.co/recipe/asparagus-fries Carrot fries- https://tasty.co/recipe/carrot-fries Zucchini fries- https://tasty.co/recipe/zucchini-fries Parsnip fries- https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/baked-parsnip-fries-with-rosemary-394689 Beet fries- https://www.holleygrainger.com/rosemary-beet-fries/ Eggplant fries (use olive oil instead of cooking spray)- https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-bake-eggplant-fries-233537 GOLO® is committed to providing you with the helpful tips and resources needed for personal success on a lifelong journey of health and wellness. It’s time to become #YourBestYou. Visit GOLO.com to access all the weight loss tools GOLO has…

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    Shepard’s Pie with Sweet Potato

    Shepard’s Pie is definitely a crowd pleaser, and it is also a perfect GOLO meal! Try this healthier take on it today! Sheppard’s Pie with Sweet Potato Makes 6 servings Each serving contains: 2 proteins, 1 carb, 1 veg, 1 fat Ingredients: 2 lbs. ground turkey Sea salt & black pepper (to taste) 1 tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. basil ½ tsp. oregano 1 cup onion, diced 2 cups kale, torn into small pieces 3 cups frozen mixed vegetables 3 medium sweet potatoes, baked or boiled 2 egg 4 tbsp. butter Directions: In a skillet, brown the ground turkey. Add all seasonings, stir to combine and transfer to a large…

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    Real Food Shamrock Shake

    Most of us have heard about the infamous “Shamrock Shake” that frequents a certain fast food restaurant every March. What most people don’t know is that it is made with a shockingly high amount of ingredients- 54 to be exact. So, it is safe to say that this is probably not something that you want to put into your body. The good news is, like with most things, there is a healthy alternative. So, if you are craving that green minty goodness, here is a real food recipe for you! Ingredients 1 cup whole milk ½ tsp. peppermint extract 1 tsp. vanilla extract ¼ avocado, peeled 4 Tbsp. maple syrup…

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    Homemade Sourdough Bread

    Sourdough is a great healthy bread option. However, it requires more work than we would normally suggest – we like simple recipes! But recently we have received requests for a GOLO approved version so here you go! Sourdough bread uses a starter instead of traditional yeast to rise. So, if you don’t already have one, you will need to make it. You can find directions on how to do so here- https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/sourdough-starter-recipe Once you have made the starter you will need: 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup fresh starter ¼ cup coconut oil – melted ¼ cup raw honey 1 ½ cups water 2…

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    12 Reasons to Drink Warm Lemon Water in the Morning

    Starting your morning with a cup of warm lemon water is a great start to your day, here’s why: Lemon is a great source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that strengthens the body’s immune system. Lemons contain pectin fiber which is beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial. It balances the pH levels in the body. It helps to flush out toxins. It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile. It is also a great source of citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. It helps reduce pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid. The potassium content in lemon…

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    Medicinal Mushroom Broth

    By now you have probably heard of the multitude of benefits that come with consuming bone broth – but have you heard of magical mushroom broth? Making a mushroom broth is an easy way to absorb all of the nutrients that medicinal mushrooms have to offer. This plant-powered broth has been shown to improve gut health, boost the immune system, remineralize the body, reduce cholesterol, protect the liver and have antihypertensive, antioxidant, antidiabetic and antiviral properties. It has a savory and nutty flavor and it can be served hot or cold – you can drink it plain or you can use it as stock for a soup. Medicinal properties are…

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    Why You Should Be Keeping Track of Your Inches

    Measuring your inches lost is visual proof that you are shrinking. If you aren’t measuring your waist with a measuring tape each week, START NOW!!   Most people judge their weight loss progress on how many pounds they have lost but the truth is, the scale is not the most accurate representation of your progress. The weight of a person or object is the gravitational force between the object or person and the Earth at that point in time. There are many things that affect our weight on the daily and are the reason why scales are not always the most accurate tool to track progress. Water– The body is…

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    Chicken Pizza Crust

    We are here with ANOTHER pizza crust recipe- yes, another one! This one is for chicken pizza crust. You might be scratching your heads on that one but just trust us! Ingredients: 1 lb. ground chicken 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 2 large eggs Salt and pepper to taste Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Thoroughly mix the ingredients together with a spoon, spatula or your (clean) hand. Pat the chicken firmly into the parchment, spreading it as thin as you can without creating holes. Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges brown and top begins to brown. Top with your favorite…