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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).…

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    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…

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    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.

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    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…

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    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…

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    Breaking Bad Habits

    Habits can be one of the biggest hurdles to overcome when on a weight loss journey. If you are just starting out or if you find yourself stumbling, old habits could be the culprit. Read on to find out how to break these habits and finally achieve your goals. English writer Samuel Johnson once said, “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken.” We all have habits- good ones and bad ones. Let’s talk about the bad ones. If you know something is bad for you, why is it so tough to stop?  Habits develop when something that you enjoy…

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    Grilled Pizza

    Ever tried cooking pizza on a grill? If you haven’t, you are in for a real treat! GOLO Grilled Pizza Makes 5 Mini Pizzas Ingredients  1 Tbsp Instant Yeast  1 Cup Warm Water  2 Tbsp Honey  2 Tbsp Olive Oil, plus a little extra for brushing  1 tsp Sea Salt  2 ½ Cup Whole Wheat Flour  Optional Toppings o Tomato Sauce o Hummus o Grilled Vegetables o Grilled Chicken o Cheese (Mozzarella, Feta) Directions Preheat the grill to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl mix the Yeast and warm Water together, let sit for 5 minutes until bubbly. Add Honey, 2 Tbsp Olive…

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    “Thanks to GOLO, I found my waistline!” – Rory Lee

    I was booked on a TV commercial shoot for GOLO, with one of the production companies I work with. I had no idea what the product was or who the people coming into the makeup studio would be. As each person came in and sat down, I began hearing about the incredible transformations they had undergone! Their stories were so uplifting. Truly LIFE-CHANGING! Their confidence was boosted, and their health revolutionized! Some of these folks had gotten rid of half their body weight! This got my attention. After listening to the real life testimonials and looking into the natural ingredients of the product, I decided to give it a try.…

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