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Beware the Pumpkin Spice Latte!!

Beware the Pumpkin Spice Latte!!

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We’re getting right into the heart of pumpkin season.

For many, that means one thing: the Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Every fall Starbucks rolls out one of their most beloved coffee drinks ever.

And they are pretty tasty.

But…

Coming in at around 50 grams of sugar, the Pumpkin Spice Latte isn’t going to be making any health drink lists.

REAL pumpkin, on the other hand, is full of healthy nutrients.

For one, it’s very high in Vitamin A. This vitamin plays a big role in promoting the health of your eyes, and guarding against macular degeneration.

Pumpkin also contains a good amount of Vitamin C. What better way to boost your immune system and prepare for cold season that with the ultimate Fall fruit (did you even know pumpkin was a fruit?)

Want to show your skin some extra love? Pumpkin is chock full of carotenoids (these are the organic pigments that give pumpkin its color.) They work as antioxidants that can support skin rejuvenation.

Pumpkin is full of magnesium, and potassium. These minerals are great for heart health, and they’re also easy to not get enough of in our diet.

And to top it all off, pumpkin has a ton of fiber, so you can feel full on a small amount of calories. It’s a tasty option for a super-healthy side dish.

Like we said at the beginning, unfortunately the famous Pumpkin Spic Latte doens’t deliver any of pumpkin’s nutritonal benefits.

But in the spirit of the season, we wanted to supply you with a much healthier -and just as delicious – pumpkin treat!

Behold, the Keto Pumpkin Donut with Coconut Butter Glaze

INGREDIENTS
-1/2 C pumpkin puree
-1/4 cup heavy cream
-4 eggs
-2 tbsp coconut oil
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 tsp vanilla liquid stevia
-1/2 C coconut flour
-1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
-1 tsp baking powder
-1/4 tsp baking soda
-1/2 cup granulated Erythritol
-1/8 tsp salt
-2 scoops Organisource Collagen Peptides

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Combine pumpkin purée, heavy cream, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and stevia.
2. In a separate bowl combine coconut flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, erythritrol, salt, and collagen.
3. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet. Grease donut pan and bake at 350 for 15 – 18 mins.
4. For coconut butter glaze, simply melt coconut butter and add in vanilla stevia with a shake or two of pumpkin spice (both to taste!) and drizzle over warm donuts.

You won’t believe how delicious these are.

It will feel like you’re totally wrecking your diet, but you won’t be.

Enjoy pumpkin season the Organisource way, make a batch of these decadent donuts today!

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The Hunger Games: Stop Killing Yourself to Losing Weight

The Hunger Games: Stop Killing Yourself to Losing Weight

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No one likes feeling hungry.

The need for food is the most hardwired biological drive; it’s goes back to the earliest humans and their need to survive.

But then again…

Our cave ancestors didn’t have the option of hitting up the Wendy’s that’s right around the corner.

Or the thousands of processed items we can get at any grocery store/gas station/shopping mall, etc.

So while hunger was once a vital indicator that food was needed thousands of years ago,

Today it might just be a symptom of boredom, depression, or even addiction.

Our relationship to food has TOTALLY changed.

And this is why losing weight can be so difficult.

Because no matter what diet you go on,

If your goal is to drop some pounds, you are going to have to get used to some level.

There’s no getting around it.

If this wasn’t true, than everybody would be walking around at their ideal weight. It’s easy to see that this is not the case.

Here are a few tips to help you deal with hunger that might help:

  1. Eat slower. Try to be a bit more mindful when you eat. SLOW DOWN. If you’re shoveling a meal down while watching TV or looking at your phone, it’s very possible that you’re missing the early signs of being full. Chew your food a bit longer, this not only can help you enjoy it more, but it goes a long way in helping the digestive process.
  2. Drink more water. You already know how important it is to get enough H2O. A lot of the times when we think, “Hey, I could go for a snack,” we’re actually in the early stages of dehydration. When you first notice that you’re hungry, drink some water and see what happens.
  3. Consider your “Why.” Say you just finished your dinner on a new diet plan and your kinda like, “Is that IT?” Tell yourself WHY you’re embarking on this journey. Maybe you want to make sure you’re healthy and be active with your kids. Maybe you want to finally fit into that smaller size. Whatever it is, keep reminding yourself that nothing that’s awesome and worth having comes easily.
  4. Put veggies into play. You can eat as much celery as you want. Literally. Other green and leafy vegetables are similar in their ability to eat huge amounts without worrying about bowing your daily calories. Of course, this doesn’t mean you can drown them in ranch, but at least it’s it’s a good option.

Turn hunger into your opponent. When those thoughts of “just have one little piece of cake” start rearing their ugly heads, smack them down!

Think of how fortunate you are to live in a culture in which you DON’T have to worry about not having enough food. There are millions of people around the world that don’t have that luxury.

The point is you can redefine your relationship to hunger while losing weight.

Will it be a bit uncomfortable at times?

Yes.

But will it get easier as you have one little success over it after another.

Yup. You better believe it.

And if you cave in sometimes, don’t beat yourself up. Just get back on track and keep moving forward.

Life tends to work out best when we don’t treat it like a sprint.

It’s a marathon. 

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Did We Find the Best Diet Ever?

Did We Find the Best Diet Ever?

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Today we’d like to tell you about a new diet program. It’s the best ever!

You can eat as much as you want!

You can eat whatever you want!

And you’ll lose about 10 lbs a week!!!!

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EVERY DAY IS A CHEAT DAY!!!
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Full disclosure: **we are being totally sarcastic here and in no way endorse this**

Here’s the point:

“New” diets will be making clever marketers rich forever.

Before regulators starting putting a halt to certain methods of advertising, you would actually see stuff like the beginning of this email.

But there are still questionable programs out there.

So what IS the best diet?

It’s the one that works for YOU.

Keto worked for us. It’s big right now, and for good reason. An over-reliance on sugar has proven to be disastrous for a ton of people.

It wasn’t that long ago that fat was considered a “killer” and had to be avoided at all costs.

Luckily, today we know better.

But does that mean no one should have any carbs?

Not necessarily.

Again, there are WAY too many variables in each person’s metabolic equation to make any kind of blanket statement.

The moral of the story:

Discover the foods that work best for you. It may take a little trial and error.

And always take people’s — even “experts” — advice with a grain of salt.

But not too big a grain of salt…

…because sodium is bad 😉

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Mans Best Friend. And Your Number 1 Health Coach.

Mans Best Friend. And Your Number 1 Health Coach.

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Say hello to one of the best “health coaches” around…

No, this isn’t a joke!

It turns out that studies show that owning pets can increase your health, but this especially applies to dogs.

A few years ago, there was a study conducted in the Czech Republic about heart disease.

Guess what the most amount of people with the LEAST history of heart disease all had in common?

Yup. They all had pups!

But that’s not all.

That study was published by the Mayo Clinic and was set to re-evaluate the participants every 5 years to check in on them up through the year 2030.

The most recent evaluation consisted of 1,769 people, none of whom had any history of heart disease.

Regardless of age, education level, or sex, the pet owners showed superior health to those who didn’t have any pets, with dog owners showing even more!

Dog owners were found to be:

  • More physically active
  • Geared towards better diets
  • In possession of better blood glucose levels

Obviously, dogs are more active animals. Even when we’re feeling lazy, they’re not about to let us forget about their walks!

So if you’re looking for a live-in personal trainer who won’t pressure you to sign up for expensive training packages, the answer could be as close as your nearest shelter or pet store…

…just don’t follow their diet plans.

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Secrets Of The World’s Healthiest People

Secrets Of The World’s Healthiest People

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It just makes sense to follow in the footsteps of people that have achieved what we want to achieve, doesn’t it?

There’s rarely a time when you need to completely reinvent the wheel, so to speak.

Why would you?

Why not just look at successful people (whatever that means to you) and see what they’re doing? Then you can incorporate it into your own awesome sauce.

And living the longest, most active, and happiest life is no exception.

In his book, “The Blue Zone,” author Dam Buettner found locations around the world where people lived the longest and experienced the best health.

You can check out the book for all of the specifics, but we wanted to share with you one of the main concepts:

It’s not just about diet.

Or lifestyle.

Or stress.

The real secret?

It’s about everything…and everything in moderation.

Buettner distilled 9 characteristics that each of the location seemed to have in common. They are:

  1. Regular physical activity. No need to be doing Spartan races, 10Ks, or tough mudders (unless those are your jam.) Just moving around regularly makes a world of difference.
  2. Purpose: People who end up in the game of life for the long haul tend to be passionate about something. It fuels a zest for living so every day isn’t just a copy of the one before. What’s your passion?
  3. Stress reduction. People in the Blue Zone aren’t working 50 hour weeks or trying to “hack” multi-tasking while at a stop light! Relax!
  4. Moderate caloric intake. Who doesn’t love to pig out sometimes? (Thanksgiving, anyone?) But if you’re regularly eating until you’re stuffed, you’re making your body work overtime to process all that food. Try eating most meals only until you’re satisfied, not to where you’re unconscious on the couch.
  5. Plant-based diet. People in the Blue Zone are not rabid carnivores. Their diets typically consist heavily of beans and fresh vegetables.
  6. Pro-alcohol. Ok, before you bust out the drinking games, let’s put this in perspective. Blue Zoners like those in the Mediterranean consume regular, BUT MODERATE, amounts of wine.
  7. Spirituality/Religion. Faith in a higher power can help us through trying times and also develop a wonder at how miraculous the universe is. This is very personal, and whatever resonates with you is what’s best!
  8. Family life. People who live the longest, even in what some of us would consider “poor” countries have strong bonds within a tight-knit family structure.
  9. Social life. Don’t like your family? No worries! You can choose a new one by finding friends that become your tribe.

Everything in moderation, balance is crucial.

We hear these phrases all the time.

But maybe we could be doing more to live them instead of just repeating them…

Stay balanced!

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