Buttery Mashed Potato(less)es | 3 Ingredients, 25 Minutes

cauliflowermashedpotatoesI got really excited about this one because this looks and tastes exactly like mashed potatoes.  Seriously.  I experimented with this on a Friday night and ended up eating an entire head of cauliflower for dinner, and I don’t even really like cauliflower.  You can use this recipe as a side with any dinner wherein mashed potatoes would fit……and feel great knowing that you ate vegetables instead of starchy carbs.  Win win in my book. Continue reading “Buttery Mashed Potato(less)es | 3 Ingredients, 25 Minutes” »

Should You Take Fat Burners?

Nope.

Fat burners may help you lose a few pounds in the beginning, but they usually lead to adrenal fatigue.  This means that your cortisol levels will be chronically elevated, causing you to feel exhausted and wired most of the time.

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Elevated cortisol levels eventually lead to decreased immune functioning, salt cravings, increased appetite, and more abdominal fat.  This basically means that you’ll be wearing two pairs of Spanx, fighting a cold, and eating Baked Lays while wondering why those fat burners aren’t working anymore. Continue reading “Should You Take Fat Burners?” »

The Best Garlic Coconut Chicken Recipe | 8 Ingredients, 25 Minutes

 

This garlic coconut chicken will rock your world.  I make a batch of it almost every week because it is the healthiest, fastest, tastiest, most fantasmic chicken ever.  You could make new friends with this chicken, I’m telling you.  All you need is about 8 ingredients and 25 minutes.  Your welcome.

*I’m making this short and sweet.  Be aware that I just “eyeball” the amounts and throw this stuff in because I don’t have the patience for measuring ingredients.  I’m simply guestimating the amounts below.

Ingredients: Continue reading “The Best Garlic Coconut Chicken Recipe | 8 Ingredients, 25 Minutes” »

Ten Reasons to Quit Dieting Forever | Females, Hormones, and Intermittent Fasting

Have you ever been on a diet?  I’m sure you have.  Haven’t we all?  The older I get, the more convinced I become that dieting will soon be an archaic term.  They never work in the long run and nearly always do more harm than good.
The effects are different in women.

In fact, females are more sensitive to the physical stress imposed by dieting and Intermittent Fasting (IF).  We experience problems with circadian rhythm, hormonal balance, and adrenal fatigue pretty quickly.  If you’ve ever laid awake at night feeling rather jacked up and hungry or “wired but tired,” you know what I’m talking about here.

Here are ten big reasons to quit dieting and start thinking differently about getting healthier.  Believe me, your adrenals, ovaries, and brain will all thank you for it.

1.  Increased ghrelin.   Severe food restriction (consuming 500-800 calories per day) causes an increase in ghrelin, better known as the “hungry hormone.”  This hormone is the reason for your ravenous drive through the Chic-Fil-A window after an exam, a sleepless night, or an emotionally stressful week. WORSE:  This effect does not end when you stop dieting.  It can go on for up to a year after you stop food restriction. Continue reading “Ten Reasons to Quit Dieting Forever | Females, Hormones, and Intermittent Fasting” »

It Only Takes One New Piece of Information to Change Your Life.

This week, MaverickMom.com was featured in the Boca Raton Observer April 2013 issue in a story about mom bloggers.  It was a real honor to be included in this article, and I would like to thank The Boca Raton Observer for their consideration and time.  Here is a screen shot of the article at a glance:

The Boca Raton Observer April 2013 Women's Issue

The Boca Raton Observer
April 2013
Women’s Issue

 

My purpose is to empower people, particularly women, with health related information.  The more information you have, the better life gets.

It only takes one new piece of information to change your entire life.  ONE.  Often times, the biggest problems in life can be solved with one small change.  We usually assume that bigger problems call for bigger, more complicated solutions, but this isn’t true at all.   One seemingly small solution can radically change your entire life, and new solutions arise from new information.  My hope is that you find some of that here, and that you use it to make positive changes in your life and in your health.

That’s all from Lighthouse Point for today, folks.  I am both honored and humbled that you have visited MaverickMom.com and hope that you will return soon.  Tomorrow, I swear I will tell you all of the reasons I eat butter in the mornings.  Swear.