• Home

    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.…

  • Home

    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…

  • Home

    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…

  • Home

    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…

  • Home

    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…

  • Home

    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).…

  • Home

    Gain to Lose

    Some people believe the less they eat, the more weight they will lose but nothing is further from the truth. Starvation among those who are overweight is widespread, and even worse, unhealthy diets such as keto and low-carb have soared in popularity, even though they are not fool-proof solutions. In reality, we need all different types of macro-nutrients. (Yes, even carbs!) That’s the only way we can maintain a healthy weight and a strong hormone balance. Starvation is never the answer. Something has to change George was an active man who began to feel more and more tired. “For years, I just ate whatever and whenever. I rarely ate three…

  • Home

    Can’t or don’t like to cook? No problem!

    Some people find that their lives are too busy to meal prep. The good news is that with GOLO you don’t have to be a chef in order to lose weight. You can cook simple basic foods, or get fancy and cook recipes, OR as seen here – don’t cook anything at all! Pictured below is about 1 week’s worth of GOLO-friendly food. You can combine these items together to make every meal with no cooking required at all! AND it wasn’t all that expensive either. It was definitely more than what I usually spend (you pay more for pre-prepped foods) but all of this listed here cost $77.

    Comments Off on Can’t or don’t like to cook? No problem!
  • Home

    How Safe are Plant Protein Powders?

    By Dr. Roopa Chari, M.D. What are Plant Protein Powders? Most plant protein powders come from plants (such as soybeans, peas, rice, hemp, potatoes or pumpkin seeds), eggs or milk (including casein or whey protein). The amount of protein per scoop can vary from 10 to 30 grams. Supplements used for building muscle usually contain more protein and supplements used for weight loss contain less protein. Overall, there are three main processes to turn the types of plants mentioned above into a protein powder: 1. High heat There are different processes that use high temperature to make protein powder from plants. The problem is the heat destroys the healthy nutrients in…

  • Home

    Weight Loss Surgery is Not the Only Answer

    We all know losing weight is not easy –– but it was particularly hard for Cynthia, who suffered from feelings of hopelessness due to her weight and as her health started becoming an issue as well, she knew something had to give. In her own words: “The older I got, the harder it was for me to lose weight. Eventually, I couldn’t lose at all even with starving myself, I was stuck.”  After countless diets and medical appointments, the word “surgery” started to pop up more and more. Although the doctors seemed to think this was an option, she knew that this was not what she wanted. Gastric bypass and other…

    Comments Off on Weight Loss Surgery is Not the Only Answer