Archive for November, 2013

November 30, 2013

THANKSGIVING OVERDOSE? UNDO THE DAMAGE!

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If you started the holidays with good intentions, but couldn’t stop yourself from feasting, don’t panic. It happens to the best of us. Don’t start going on a crazy crash diet or go to any type of extreme measures. There is hope! Here are my top tips to getting rid of the bloat and loosening up tight pants.

  1. Get back on your regular foods. Instead of eating Thanksgiving leftovers for the next few days, this will only add to the bloat and weight gain, go back to eating your regular foods you were eating back before the holiday.
  2. Choose healthier food choices. We all know that most holiday foods are high in fat, sodium, and calories which cause inflammation to our bodies. By eating real whole foods with anti-inflammatory properties like fruits and veggies, you will start losing the water weight and bloat within no time.
  3. Drink more water. You…

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November 27, 2013

Holistic Holiday Nourishment

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‘Tis the season to pick up an inspiring, captivating book about 100 successful, goal-oriented women who overcome hurtful, heartbreaking and, in my case, life-threatening obstacles to achieve their personal and professional goals. Aspiring toward a position of influence is the driving force behind most young ladies who compete in pageants. In chapter 45 of the new book, Real Talk, Real Women, I discuss the ups and downs of competition and how entering a stressful environment with a foundation of self-esteem and confidence is imperative. Without first defining who you are and what you stand for, competition can consume you like a hungry lion, without mercy.

ImageLearning how to properly nourish my body propelled me into a healthier level of, well… life, quicker than I could say, “super foods!” I’ve never looked back.  Now, although I’m still fine-tuning my internal domestic goddess status, I enjoy creating healthy alternatives to some recipes. With a little creativity, I think I’ve created a good mix of healthy and favorite holiday fare for my family. Here are two dishes I’ll be making this Thanksgiving, and I’d like to share them with you. Tweet me @LaceyWPruett and let me know how yours turn out. It’ll be like we’re celebrating Thanksgiving together, from a far.

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Roasted Cauliflower with Fresh Herbs and Parmesan 

Ingredients

            12 cups cauliflower florets (about 2 heads)

            1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

            1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

            2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

            2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon

            3 garlic cloves, minced

            1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

            2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

            1/2 teaspoon salt

            1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

Preheat oven to 450°.

Place cauliflower in a large roasting pan or jelly-roll pan. Drizzle with oil; toss well to coat. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes or until tender and browned, stirring every 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley, thyme, tarragon, and garlic. Bake 5 minutes. Combine cauliflower mixture, cheese, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; toss well to combine.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples

Ingredients

            1/2 cup diced apple

            8 ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered

            2 tablespoons apple cider

            2 teaspoons olive oil

            1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme

            1/4 teaspoon salt

            1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Combine apple and Brussels sprouts in an 11 x 7–inch baking dish. Add apple cider, olive oil, minced fresh thyme, salt, and freshly ground black pepper; toss well. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until sprouts are tender.

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On stage during swimsuit competition at the 2012 Mrs. United States Pageant in Las Vegas, NV.

It wasn’t until I ran for Mrs. Texas United States title that I felt I was a healthy pageant competitor. I guess it worked to, because I won the title on my first try, and went on to place 4th runner up at the Mrs. United States pageant. Learning to nourish my body, mind, and spirit is probably my greatest educational experience to date, as without it, I may not be alive. This was the motivation behind obtaining my certification as a holistic wellness coach. I want to continue helping other young women understand the importance of looking inward to achieve overall beauty and success. It was also my main motivation behind leaving my 12-year corporate career to pursue a full-time career as a spokesperson for health and wellness. Now, I joyfully remind people that: “Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels.” It’s not that food is the enemy, but in a world consumed by emotional eating and corrupt body image, it’s a kind reminder that no food item can fill an emotional void or need. Being mindful of this fact is one of the healthiest ways to celebrate the holiday season.

For more about my story and perspective on the healthy side of competition, check out the book at http://www.realtalkrealwomen.net/lacey-pruett/ and order your own copy this December on Amazon.com. Pre-sale opportunities and digital copies are available now at the link above.  Happy healthy holidays! Lacey

November 25, 2013

THE HEALTHY HOUSEWIVES WEEKEND WRAP UP

Healthy Housewives support the Margarita Ball Dallas!

Healthy Housewives support the Margarita Ball Dallas!

I wanted to share some deets and pics with you guys about our fun filled week last week. 🙂

A couple months ago Brittany Madrid from Barre Be Fit asked me if I wanted to pair up with her and Dish to throw a Healthy dinner party. I thought that was an AMAZING way to spread the health and fitness love to people who were interested in getting together. We love meeting new people and sharing our health and fitness tips with others, plus we get to learn a few things along the way too.

Healthy Housewives and Barre Be Fit

Healthy Housewives and Barre Be Fit

So last Thursday we threw our very first Healthy Dish dinner party at Dish Restaurant. We started the menu of with a lean green salad, the main course offered a vegan and a meateater choice, and for the sweet ending was fresh cut strawberries paired with champagne sorbet. It was light, refreshing, and perfect for the occasion.

Our HH approved menu

Our HH approved menu

Due to the wicked weather that night (and we Texans freak out if we hear severe thunderstorm), our turnout wasn’t as big as the RSVP list. But that was ok; we had a great time getting to know the people that came out for this. I met some new faces and ran into old friends. It was a pleasure running into Marqui Williams, she is a distributor for SunWarrior, a vegan protein powder supplement company. I met her at my women’s entrepreneur group. You guys should check her out. She ROCKS!

Marqui and I at the Healthy Dish event

Marqui and I at the Healthy Dish event

It was a fun event even though the weather was extremely chili. I don’t know about you but I am already looking forward to spring. I only like cold weather if I am skiing! Not much fun to be cold otherwise.

Then on Saturday, we went to a charity event called the Margarita Ball (a charity event for children). We had a HUGE group of good friends and some new faces ready to get down and dance. The event is held every November that collect toys and donations for children. Last year they collected 10,000 toys! That is so awesome that they do that. Their silent auctions is also one of the largest in Texas, they had over 600 items valued at $800,000! They also had a band on one floor, a DJ on another floor, and a casino. There were lots to do for sure that night. We had danced, socialized, and of course, LOTS OF PICTURES!

Dinner with friends before the ball.

Dinner with friends before the ball.

This is my one day a year where I get dressed up in a GORGEOUS gown. I went with a gold Nicole Miller dress. It was very old Hollywood. I was inspired to do my makeup and hair like Veronica Lake. I have to say that I did a very good job on myself. I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off because my hair/make up people were super busy that day. My advice for when you are in a pinch, look at youtube videos. That is what I did for my make up/hair.

My old Hollywood glam look the night of the ball

My old Hollywood glam look the night of the ball

The night was a hit! Can’t go wrong with meeting new friends, hanging with good friends, and donating to charity.

Then last night my client Madison Plott competed in the Miss Teen Oklahoma pageant. She placed 4th runner up! So proud of how hard she worked for this. Can’t wait for her next pageant! She is one determined little lady!

So proud of my client Madison! GORGEOUS!!

So proud of my client Madison! GORGEOUS!!

So what is next for us? A smell a healthy holiday party!

Thanks for reading and I hope you guys have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Marzia

November 25, 2013

Show Your “Creature Love”

Meet Clove, my new "adoption"!

Here’s Clove, my “adopted” turkey–isn’t he handsome?

Do you feel called to do more this Thanksgiving than go meatless? I’m right there with you. Here’s where Thanksgiving becomes bittersweet for me—a special meal with loved ones is a precious idea, but the sacrifice demanded of our creatures is too much for me to bear. So, what’s a tender-hearted vegetarian to do to help our animal friends this time of year? Why, adopt a turkey, of course!

Farm Sanctuary

You guys, I am THRILLED to sponsor a turkey this year through the advocacy group Farm Sanctuary. For almost 30 years now, Farm Sanctuary’s efforts to rescue and shelter abused and neglected farm animals, improve the terrible conditions for animals on factory farms, provide community outreach, encourage awareness, educate institutions, and influence compassionate legislation have helped ease (but not erase) the suffering of these animals. Their mission completely resonated with me: To protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living.

Now, I am not vegan (yet), but I am a passionate vegetarian and lover of all animals, so you can imagine my delight at finding that I could “adopt” a turkey already living at one of the three sanctuaries. For $30, I now have a dapper new turkey friend named Clove (that’s him above), and my donation goes to rescue animals and care for Clove and all of the other creatures at his home. And if I’m ever in Northern California, I can go visit Clove and his friends at the sanctuary, though I would physically pass out with joy if I ever had the chance to do this!

Want to Help?

If you feel called to spread the love of the season to our winged and furry friends, there are so many ways you can help. All it takes is a few keystrokes on Google and away you go.  But if you need a quick, fun, and heartachingly sweet option, do what I did and check out the Adopt-a-Turkey program through Farm Sanctuary. You can sponsor a single turkey, two turkeys, or a whole flock (7 turkeys)! Need a sweet gift idea? Delight your friends and family with a sponsorship of one of this year’s special group of turkeys, and Farm Sanctuary will send each of your recipients a picture and certificate of their special bird and his or her story.

And the love doesn’t stop there. Even after the holiday season has passed, Farm Sanctuary and many other advocacy groups have programs to educate people on compassionate living, eating, and advocacy for all animals. My sweet friend and fellow animal lover Lacey and I have often commiserated about how we can do more for the animals that share our planet, and frankly, the odds of affecting a huge change are very disheartening. But we must do what we can, when we can, however much we can. I’ll leave you with one of my favorite poems, which is a guiding light in my occasional despair and an inspiration in all my other days.

Be blessed and much love, Brooke

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November 25, 2013

Surviving Thanksgiving (as a Healthy Vegetarian)

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Happy Monday, Friends! Brooke here. Thanksgiving is just around the corner . . . so close I can taste it (but not the turkey, of course!). A day devoted to gratitude, love, and sharing a delicious meal is a beautiful one, appealing to our better natures and reminding us to give thanks for our blessings. Plus, every now and then, a much better cook than you ends up doing most the cooking for everyone—jackpot!!

You may wonder how vegetarians manage to find a square meal during such a meat-centric holiday as Thanksgiving. Never fear! We veggies are a creative and resourceful lot, accustomed to finding our own way around buffet tables and family gatherings. When one chooses to take a road less traveled, one must rely on oneself for rations and supplies. As many vegetarians or vegans already know, you cannot expect your family and friends, no matter how loving, to cater to you alone when Thanksgiving dinner is served.  So help them out, ok?

Be a Gracious Guest

  • Ask your host or hostess what you can bring to dinner. Simply asking what you can do to help may relieve an enormous amount of pressure for your dinner planner. There’s a very good chance she’s been concerned about your meatless meal. And if you make your offer even before she asks you about your dietary preferences, you may become her favorite dinner guest ever!
  • Bring a healthy, veggie-friendly dish of your own. I would suggest doing this, even if your host tells you to just bring yourself and your appetite. This is a win-win for everyone involved: 1) you will actually have something clean to eat if you discover everything at the table is spiked with chicken stock or other “natural flavors” (more common than you think); 2) your impeccable manners will be noted and appreciated—you may even get an invite back next year; and 3) you can prove to any naysayers (usually these are family members) that your clean, compassionate food is much more delicious than the wallpaper paste that they all suspect it tastes like. Go ahead—wow ‘em!
  • Eat a snack beforehand. If the big meal is hours away and your stomach’s already growling, be sure to eat a little snack to tide you over. You don’t want your healthy eating to be destroyed when your plunging blood sugar drives you to fall crazily upon the sweet potato casserole! A nice green juice or smoothie plus some nuts or trail mix are excellent options—the veggies and fruit lift your energy while the protein and healthy fat in the nuts help fill you up and slow down that appetite. Another idea is Greek yogurt mixed with fresh berries and nuts or a protein shake with almond milk and a piece of fruit, such as a banana, grapes, or apple. This plan also works for weddings and other functions, where the promise of food is vaguely (cruelly) dangled sometime after the main event.
  • Be smart when you fill your plate. Mindful portion control (and healthy snacking ahead of time) is the key to avoiding the dreaded holiday food binge. Help yourself generously to green salad (and less generously to the dressing), steamed or sautéed vegetables, greens (if not cooked in meat stock), and the relish dish. Ah, what memories . . . the relish dish and I have become indifferent friends over the years. “Oh, look—something I can eat. Raw broccoli and carrots again . . . yippee.” You need more fuel than just green veggies, so have a moderate helping of quinoa or couscous if they’re around (maybe they will be, since you brought them!), rice, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, or stuffing if it’s meat- and meat stock-free (that’s a big if, usually). As for dessert, go ahead and enjoy a slice of your favorite pie. It’s Thanksgiving after all, people. Live a little! If you’ve been eating clean in your everyday life, you can handle a little holiday fun. Just keep your helpings in control, enjoy, and don’t feel guilty. The Stepmill will be waiting for you when you get back home.
  • Grin and bear it. If all else fails and you arrive at dinner without a meat-free or healthy fallback, do the best you can and do it with a BIG smile. Be kind and gracious if anyone voices concerns on your behalf—you don’t want to ruin dinner, do you? “Are you kidding? These green beans are amazing! And this cornbread is delish!” See? It’s easy.

May you always run out of time before you finish counting your blessings,

Brooke

November 21, 2013

Yuck! My Child has head lice! Yuck! I said it.

Hey parents, Kathy here. This week’s blog is not on a great healthy recipe or fun fashion tip.  Its the dreaded elementary school nightmare…head lice.  My story started about two weeks ago, my daughter was scratching her head like crazy.  I checked her head which was pretty easy because at 6 she still doesn’t have much hair and found no lice and no nits.  Nits are lice eggs that look little whitish gray bulbs and attach on the  hair shaft usually behind the ears and along the hairline. I thought she just had dry scalp from the change in weather and put coconut oil on her scalp. We did this for a week but she continued to scratch her head so hard she had scabs. I checked again and again and still no sign of lice and no eggs.

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After going on a Girl Scout camp-out another mother reported her daughter had a few nits in her hair and wanted to let all the moms know so we could treat our daughters.  I went to my local drug store to buy some RID or Nix and planned to treat my daughter that evening. After reading the ingredients on the box,  I decided I better research them before putting them on my child’s head.  With a quick Google search I found out the chemicals in those treatments are pesticides, insecticides and neurotoxins.  Many of the chemicals have been deemed illegal for livestock and pets yet here they are sold in a box to treat children as young as 6 months.  You can imagine with repeated use, this would not be good for a developing baby, child or even adult for that matter. Its frustrating and confusing to realize the treatment is far worse than the lice.

Now that I have that off my chest, don’t despair I found there are several other brands of lice removal products such as Quit Nits and Fairy Tales  that are made from non-toxic, non-chemical pesticides.  You may have to go to a few drugstores or maybe a Whole Foods to find the product but its worth it.  I treated my daughter and me with Quit Nits.  We applied a solution which smelled amazing  and slept in shower caps overnight which were provided with the kit.  In the morning we both had the softest, best smelling hair ever.  And after combing my daughter’s hair with the comb provided I found 2 dead bugs. Yuk!

My take away for you, if your child’s head is itching so bad so has scabs from scratching, treat her even if you don’t see anything they are probably there! My sweet girl suffered longer than she needed to and we may have unknowingly passed it on to other kids.  Secondly, don’t buy the brand your parents used on you as a child there are safer non-toxic products out there! 

Helpful Tips and Links

  • Machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens and other items that the infested person wore or used during and before treatment using the hot water.
  • Items that are not washable should be sealed in a plastic bag and stored for two weeks.
  • Replace or soak combs and brushes in hot water for 15 minutes.
  • Vacuum the floor and furniture, particularly where the infested person sat or lay. 
  • Note, the risk of getting infested by a louse that has fallen onto a rug or carpet or furniture is very small. Head lice survive less than one to two days if they fall off a person and cannot feed; nits cannot hatch and usually die within a week.

Quit Nits http://www.quitnits.us

Fairy Tales http://www.fairytaleshaircare.com/?gclid=CPqmoLSb9roCFUVp7AodsmEATA

http://www.publicintegrity.org/2011/09/06/6123/crawling-issue-head-lice-treatments-worse-pest-itself

November 20, 2013

Holiday Travel Smarts

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My nieces and nephews are always a welcomed sight, and always keep me on my toes!

‘Tis the season to travel to loved ones. It’s also historically the season that leaves us prone to germs, fatigue, weight gain, and illness.

Do you know what nature’s antibiotic is? Oregano Oil!

The research is in: those who enjoy the Mediterranean diet live longer, healthier lives. A recent study found that the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of obesity, heart disease, hypertension, cancer…even Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Nature has a phenomenal way of producing natural food sources imperative to maintaining health and vitality.

And since I cannot pick up and move to Greece for close access to these beneficial mediterranean foods and lifestyle, I improvise and partner with quality companies who bring such healthy goodness to me. As part of the holistic lifestyle I maintain and in nutritional guidelines I follow, a product called ImmuneCleanse stays in my purse as a daily shield against unwelcome bacteria, fungus, yeast, parasites and viruses. (I know right, ew!) It helps alleviate pain, fight infection, and the regeneration of liver cells. I don’t leave home without it, and if you ever looked in my purse or clutch, you’d see the small bottle in there! Five drops of the potent combination of essential and beneficial oils is all you need.

Did you know that chronic inflammation is the major precursor to virtually all illnesses, including heart disease? By reducing the amount of swelling and pain associated with inflammation in your body, you nurture an environment of health, vitality, and wellness.

I discuss these and other powerful health warriors to support a life of wellness and vitality in a webinar coming soon to your computer. If you’re interested in learning more about orthomolecular nutrition and why I have partnered with LectroLife Technologies to nourish my cells and support my holistic lifestyle, message me at: lectrofit@gmail.com or through the Healthy Housewives website.

ImageIn the mean time, here are some of my favorite travel tips to help you stay well this holiday season. ‘Tis the season to be jolly friends and healthy people are the jolliest people.

1. Pack a snack bag: I enjoy convenient, nourishing bars for quick fuel, Spark drink packets, almonds, and a separate trail blend (pistachios, sunflower seeds, cranberries, almonds, and cashews.) Don’t fall prey to the carb-heavy, fat-laden options most available in airports and during flights.

2. DAILY activity. Yes you can! Most of us don’t work out as aggressively as needed to justify a “day off.” With so many activity options, there’s something for every body and every day! If I have a particularly aggressive workout one day, I’ll choose to perfect my Yoga skills the next day, then maybe a long, mind-clearing run the following day. So many factors dictate how I can move my body on a given day, but the important thing is to move. your. body. for at least 30 minutes a day.

3. Watch the booze! Expect to lose water with every alcoholic beverage you consume. Further, expect to consume excess salt and sugar, as you dehydrate yourself. I’m not saying, don’t drink, but I am saying, be smart! I’m also reminding you to chug-a-lug water. One glass per alcoholic beverage during the event and one full glass before bedtime. (If you have a small bladder, make your full glass of water the last thing you consume one hour prior to bedtime, so you have time for it to “run its course.”

4. Hydrate often! Travel sucks the water out of you, so its even more important to drink lots of water while on the road or in the air. I travel with one empty water bottle and one full one, so I can refill on demand. If I am flying, I empty both before security and refill afterward. I also have a ‘shaker’ for my Spark drink when needed. During the flight, I only order water. It just doesn’t make sense to me to order a sugary, caffeinated, or alcoholic beverage when I know I’ll be sitting for a while.

5. Protein for breakfast–always! My go-to food is the good old fashioned egg. If you’re Vegan, I hear steel cut oats with nuts and berries in it is the way to go. Starting your day off with quality protein helps you out in several ways: boosts your metabolism, satisfies you for longer, and gives you sustained energy to tackle the day. In my experience, if I start my day with a protein-rich breakfast, I make better food choices the rest of the day.

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You don’t have to feel stressed, overworked, and tired over the holidays. This is the season of blessings and joy! Would you like to experience the holidays as you were meant to experience them–with a body full of energy and celebration? Join me as I discuss a collection of research data and experience of over 30 years in the health and wellness industry.

Be well, friends and have a blessed, healthy holiday.  —Lacey

November 18, 2013

Thank you for your support through this time in my life…..

I hadn’t really planned on making a public announcement, but I guess I need to since I make my life so public. First and foremost, the Healthy Housewives is about more than just being a wife. We are all in different places in our lives…some married, some not, some with children, some without…its more about women empowering women as we go through the phases of our lives. 

First and foremost, I am not perfect. I have never claimed to be. I don’t want your sympathy, I don’t want your condolences. If you choose to unfollow me or not like me as a person, than unfortunately I cannot stop that. Again, I am not perfect and have made MORE than my share of mistakes. I am willing to take ownership of that. 

With that being said I am a mother of two beautiful children who no matter what, I will raise to the best of my ability, hoping to raise them to not repeat the mistakes that I have made and those that I cannot take back. 

Unfortunately you can’t turn back time. You can’t undo wrongs. All you can do is MOVE FORWARD. And that is what I am doing.

After 15 years of ups and downs, twists and turns my husband and I have decided to part ways. Why we are parting ways doesn’t matter. Whether you want to speculate, or fall victim to creating a “scandal”, because that’s what humans love to do, is up to you. I wish him the best in his life, because he deserves it. We will continue to raise our children who will be loved by two parents. If you fall victim to the gossip train, I cannot control that. All I can say is thank you for your continued support. 

Thanks HH fans,

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November 13, 2013

Made to Crave

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Yes, Made to Crave is a book by one of my favorite authors, Lysa Turkeurst, and no, this is not a book review.  I haven’t completely finished the book, so I can’t spoil it for you, but it is a book that discusses how women want to be healthy, yet are tempted by strong cravings from time-to-time. Furthermore, it’s spiritual empowerment that can grow inner strength against our caving to cravings.  Sounds amazing, right? I’m not too proud to admit that some days, all I want is sugar, sugar, and maybe a side of icing. I’m pretty health-minded, and most days I fuel my body for success and energy, but there are still “those days.”

As I read along Lisa’s journey, I was inspired to build strength in my own mind, which then took me on a journey to find out why we crave what we crave. What does it really mean when I crave sugar, or salt, or pastries, or meat, or starchy carbs? What I found is that it’s usually a deficit in my body that causes the cravings. Aside from emotional imbalance, if my body is lacking somewhere, it’ll send masked signals to my brain that I want something I really don’t. Not very nice, right? The good news is that through mental strength work, spiritual growth, and emotional stamina, we don’t have to cower to our cravings any longer.

I’d like to equip you with some of the facts I found during my research about cravings, with hope that it helps you along your journey toward a healthier lifestyle.

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Sugar cravings = Chromium, Carbon, Phosphorus deficit

Solution: consume fresh fruit, meats, eggs, dairy, cheese, raisins, sweet potatoes, nuts, or seeds

Starchy Carb cravings = Nitrogene deficit

Solution: consume high protein foods, fatty fish, nuts, beans, or chia seeds

Salty Cravings = Chloride and Silicon deficit

Solution: consume fatty fish, goat milk (yuck), cashews, nuts, and seeds

Chocolate Cravings = Magnesium deficit

Solution: consume nuts, seeds, veggies, and fruits

I realize there may be other cravings out there, but these are the most popular I hear about from clients and from my own personal battles. For more information on the subject, consider reading Made to Crave or visiting www.foodaddictioninstitute.org.

As always, I believe the more educated we are about how to properly and holistically care for our bodies, the healthier we will be all around. We were made for that, too!  Lacey Pruett

November 11, 2013

ARE YOU THE NEXT HEALTHY HOUSEWIVES COVERGIRL?

Are you the next Healthy Housewives covergirl?

Are you the next Healthy Housewives covergirl?

 

HAPPY 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY HEALTHY HOUSEWIVES!

 Two years ago today I launched the Healthy Housewives brand. Reflecting on the past 2 years, we have changed so much! Our whole team has changed, the look and feel of the covergirl testimonials have changed, and who we are and what we are about has changed. But all for the better!

I have learned so much through the past 2 years that I am proud of how far I have come. It just keeps getting better and better every year. My mission in the beginning was to share my health and fitness knowledge to educate others since I had a fan base when I competed. I got emails from women wanting to know what I eat, what do I do to workout, about products, health, beauty, and my gym fashion. So I decided to create a website that had all things healthy! That is how I came up with Healthy Housewives. Read story here: http://www.healthyhousewives.com/testimonial20.html

My vision not only was to have a website that offered information on all things healthy, but a reality show was what I really set my BIG goals to. Now, I wasn’t sure how and when this was going to happen, but I was going to do all in my power to make it happen. As a fitness trainer for 10 years, I train individuals or groups. But I wanted to reach a larger platform and change the world. That was my ultimate goal.

I have been working day on and day out to make this dream a reality. You will have to stay tuned in 2014 to see if I made that happen. 😀

But the whole point of my brand is to empower people on living an organic holistic lifestyle to the best of their ability. It is to keep the public informed on products, news, and to motivate.

As a gift to you out there, we are going to have an HH fan be our December 2013 covergirl! Yep, that’s right! You could be the next covergirl! You could grace the past covergirls here: http://www.healthyhousewives.com/testimonials.html

Here is the deets:

1. Send your story and 4-5 high resolution image to covergirl@healthyhousewives.com

2. Please include 4-5 pictures. 1 headshot and 3-4 bodyshots. We will pick what bodyshot will be the cover.

3. A 4-5 paragraph story on your health journey and why you should be the next covergirl.

We will feature it Dec 1, 2013.

This is your chance to be on a cover to motivate women like yourself!

Your in Health,

Marzia