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Question: "Are vegetarian lentil burgers lower in calories than beef burgers?" -Kelsey


Answer: While calories are a popular measure of healthy-or-not, I encourage you to explore how well the food keeps you satiated as opposed to just looking at calories! Every body reacts differently to foods; some bodies enjoy more protein, some do better with less protein and more complex carbs. That is up to you and your body to find out!

To figure this out: eat both foods in question slowly and on totally separate days. See how the foods feel as you eat; how quickly are you filling up, do you feel energized, sated, queezy, tired? 30 minutes later check in again; tired, nauseous, light, energized? Two hours later; hungry, sleepy, sick, bloated? This simple check in can tell you exactly what foods work well for your body and you can use it as a measure to determine how to eat in general.


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Celery Tips & Tricks!

Celery is an AMAZING food with so many health benefits. Here are some ways I look to incorporate celery into my diet:

Celery juice mixed with aloe Vera juice. I had some seriously dry skin at the start of this season. I used this combo to help me rehydrate and acclimate to the weather change!

Make your own homemade celery juice! This is one of my favorite ways to get my daily nutrients.  All you need is organic celery and a juicer! I find it way more cost-efficient than hitting the juice shop. Sometimes I like to add extras like lemon and ginger. Ginger is especially great for cold and flu season

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Wine About It

Who else loves wine!! If you didn’t know, I host a weekly Facebook live called, Wine About It at @BasicallyItMeals where I take questions and cover a topic you are interested in!

The advice you get gives you a clear next step and teaches you how to easily implement healthy changes in your life. Did I mention there’s wine? Ya, we get to drink wine together, too! I’m live every Thursday at 5:30 pm Central so I hope to see you there!

Check out last week's episode here!

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