There’s nothing sexy…

about cod.

It’s kind of boring.  Just a plain white fish.

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Just me and some cod

But cod is amazing for you.  And super versatile.  

And the fact that it’s boring is actually a good thing.
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Want to feel more energetic and productive?

Do I even need to ask?  I think we all do!

Because being happy, healthy and hot isn’t just about looking good, it’s about feeling amazing!  If you look great and feel like crap, what’s the point?

So if you want to have sustained energy, productivity, and mental clarity, go read this book.

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That’s not a halo over my head, it’s the reflection of my ring light 😉

I’m talking about Headstrongby Dave Asprey.

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Music and makeup are two of my favorite things…

because they’re both fun and constantly changing.

In the music department, I’m still completely obsessed with “24K Magic.”  Cannot get enough!  Also totally into “Fake Love” by Drake.  And “Bad Things” by Machine Gun Kelly.

As far as makeup, it’s no secret that I love everything I’ve tried from 100% Pure.  This company produces organic cosmetics, skin care and bath products that are super effective and happen to smell amazing.

With the winter weather, I’ve switched a few things around in my cute VS makeup bag.

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But before I go any further, if you don’t have time to read this whole post, and you want to take advantage of some amazing freebies from 100% Pure, just click here:

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The smell of cinnamon coming from the oven…

and a warm mug of Javazen in my hands.  Sounds like the perfect happy, healthy and hot winter afternoon!

If you’re wondering what’s in the oven, it’s snickerdoodles, made with a recipe that I just came up with.

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I ❤️  beanies.  And cookies.  And coffee.

These aren’t just any snickerdoodle.  They are grain free, dairy free and high in protein.  They still contain sugar (coconut palm sugar to be exact) so you don’t want to go crazy on them.  I would qualify these as a primal and paleo-friendly treat.

I based this recipe on a recipe for flourless peanut butter cookies that I cut out of the newspaper years ago.  Boy, that takes me back in time…now everything is right on my phone!  A few tweaks here, a few tweaks there, and I had the perfect snickerdoodle.

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Can you really eat fat and get thin?

I think so.

And so does Mark Hyman, who wrote Eat Fat, Get Thin and The Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook, which was just released a few weeks ago.

Mark Hyman, MD is the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and founder and director of the Ultra Wellness Center.  He was also a speaker at IIN, where I studied nutrition, and I have been a fan of his ever since.

Dr. Hyman has helped thousands of patients lose weight quickly and sustainably by adding more high quality fat to their diets, and cutting out processed, refined carbs.  He emphasizes real, whole foods, like avocados, grass fed beef, coconut oil and a wide variety of fruits and veggies.

So, should you read The Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook?

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I read it!

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Pimped Guacamole…

is what caught my attention.  I mean, don’t we all want to pimp up our guac?

The Paleo Primer:  A Second Helping is loaded with recipes like Pimped Guac.  Quick, easy, amazing for you, and with fun, catchy names.  I was hooked the first time I paged through this new book from Primal Blueprint Publishing.

This book is a follow up to The Paleo Primer:  A Jump-Start Guide to Losing Body Fat and Living Primally, which I have not read (yet!)

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Keris Marsden and Matt Whitmore, the authors, have a fresh, fun approach to healthy eating.  It doesn’t hurt that she is gorgeous and he is a totally hot.  And wearing a sleeveless shirt in most of the pics.

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Halloween doesn’t have to be scary!

I’m not talking about haunted houses, or scary movies, or the crazy displays in those seasonal Halloween shops.  I love all that stuff!  Although I have to admit this whole clown situation has me a little freaked out.

I’m talking about the aisles full of Halloween candy in practically every store you go into this time of year.  There is something so appealing about fun size candy bars in seasonal packaging. You buy some for the trick or treaters, or to put in a cute jar on your kitchen counter, and end up eating it all yourself.  And feeling crappy.

Been there, done that.  But the jar did look really cute!

So that’s the scary part of Halloween…dealing with all the candy.

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