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Healthy Ice Cube Chocolates - Recipe

Skinny chocolate snacks
2 tbs almond milk
1/4 tsp pure raw stevia (I use THM brand)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 scoop protein powder (I use whey isolate)
1/4 c Cocoa unsweet
1/2 c coconut oil
Put in ice cube trays, pop one out when you 'need' one

(can add a little raw peanut butter, or other toppings to create as well!)

Submitted by Laurie Delk

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John Jubilee Fudge Recipe

desert fudge recipe Nov 15, 2013

Here is our amazing Jubilee Fudge Recipe…ENJOY!

1 cup extra virgin coconut oil

1 cup cocoa powder

1 cup honey

Lower calorie version and still very tasty is:

1 cup extra virgin coconut oil

1 cup cocoa powder

3/4 cup Splenda granulated

1/4 cup Honey

Melt oil in sauce pan, then whisk in cocoa powder. Stir in the honey (and splenda if using the low calorie recipe). Heat on low to medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Pour into a 9x13 pan and place in the freezer. Once frozen, cut into small size rectangles and continue to store in the freezer. ENJOY!

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Andy Hyde - Transformer Testimonial

THIS IS NOT A DIET!!! This is truly a transformation. I have been heavy my whole life and have been on diets since I was a kid. I have tried most everything out there that I thought was safe and that would not harm my body. As John said 97% of diets fail. I’m living proof. Did I loose weight? Sure, did I gain it back? You betcha. 

When I found John I was doing the Medifast diet. I was losing weight but felt bad. I was weak. I had no energy. I was constantly craving food. When I heard John on the radio it sounded to good to be true but I decided to check it out. My first meeting with John I was skeptical but it made sense. I took my wife with me. She too was wanting to diet and wanted to try NutriSystem. Well, long story short we decide to try. I had just received a shipment of Medifast food which I returned the next day. 

We started seeing results pretty quick. We were losing weight and getting toned. My wife had an injury about a week into the program. I called...

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Chicken, Green Beans, Squash - Recipe

Sent in by one of our lovely Transformers, Vanessa Beard. If you have a recipe we would love to know about it. You can simply add a comment below and let John know!

What’s for Dinner: 
4 ounce chicken breast

1 thin slice skim swiss or provolone cheese

salsa

summer squash

green beans

bell pepper 

onion baby bella mushroom

salt, pepper, garlic and seasonings

coconut oil

In skillet coat with coconut oil add chicken breast, salt and cook till nearly done. Add cheese and salsa, your choose of mild, medium or hot. 

Continue cooking on stove top or place in oven till cheese melts and thoroughly  cooked, about 10 minutes. 

In another skillet melt coconut oil and add squash, red onion, pepper, ( I like the yellow or orange) garlic powder and seasonings you like, sauté. 

In another, add coconut oil, add green beans, mushrooms, salt, seasonings and sauté .

Enjoy with a glass of green tea

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Steve Henegar Testimonial

One exciting thing that has happened since I’ve been on the program, When I got dressed last Sunday, I discovered there is now room between me and the waistband on my pants.  Before I started I had to suck my gut in to get them fastened.  Then the top of the waistband rolled out because of the dunlop disease.

One of my goals was for my belt buckle to face forward and not face the floor.  I’ve just about reached that goal.  Still got a lot of fat so the next goal if for my children to be able to take me shopping for new clothes.  I may have to resort to suspenders before that happens though.

Another exciting thing is my blood sugar is down about 30 points on average.  I’ve completely dropped one medicine and may be able to convince my doctor to drop another dangerous one when I visit him this month.  My goal here is to completely get rid of all my meds.  The one medicine I’ve dropped will more then cover the cost of the...

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Chicken Broccoli Pizza Casserole

FAST N EASY YUMMY CHICKEN/BROCCOLI PIZZA CASSEROLE

1 bag organic chicken breast diced
1 block 1/3 fat cream cheese
1 block 8oz mozzarella cheese
1 jar low sugar healthy marinara (I use Newmans Own)
1 bag organic froz broccoli florets
several shakes garlic and italian seasoning

Spray pan w coconut oil
heat oven to 350
layer chicken on bottom, then broccoli, then pour marinara over all, then dice both cheeses and spread all over it - then sprinkle seasonings on top
cook 40-45 min
Take out - stir and serve

#LowCarb #LowFat #GlutenFree #Healthy

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The Egg In Basket - Recipe

This recipe was sent in by one of our lovely transformers, Vanessa Beard. It’s JJT approved and it’s 200 calories! You can let us know what you think about this recipe commenting below! Have you made it, what do you think, will you try it? 

The Egg In Basket
1 piece Rudi sprouted multigrain 

1 egg

Spread coconut oil on both sides of bread , cut out center for egg, crack egg in hole and fry in skillet. ( if you don’t like them runny , bust yolk). Enjoy. This with a piece of center cut bacon and cantaloupe = 200 calories.

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Top 10 Foods for Healthy Hair

Salmon for Shine 
Fish like salmon, sardines, and mackerel are packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Your body can't make these healthy fats, so you have to get them from food or supplements. They help protect you from disease, but your body also needs them to grow hair and keep it shiny and full.

Grow With Greek Yogurt
It’s packed with protein, the building block of your locks. Greek yogurt also has an ingredient that helps with blood flow to your scalp and hair growth. It’s called vitamin B5 (known as pantothenic acid) and may even help against hair thinning and loss. You may recognize pantothenic acid as an ingredient on your hair and skincare product labels.

Spinach to Battle Brittle Hair
Like so many dark green leafy vegetables, spinach is full of amazing nutrients. It has tons of vitamin A, plus iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C. These work together for a healthy scalp and mane. They keep your hair moisturized so it doesn't break. Want to mix it up a...

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What does 200 calories look like?

Some foods as you know have significantly more calories than others. Here is an informative article that shows some photos of foods and portion sizes to give you a visual idea of what 200 calories looks like. Based on these pictures which foods would you eat?

Celery                                                      Mini Peppers
1425 grams = 200 Calories                  740 grams = 200 Calories

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Muscle Mass - Dr Sean Silvernagel M.D.

One of the things people often over look in fitness, especially as we age, is the importance of maintaining muscle mass. Everyone wants to lose fat. We have developed an entire industry around that concept, but the critical role muscle plays to that effect is often lost in the process. As we age, our body starts to lose muscle mass, a process called sarcopenia. This usually starts in our 40’s and tends to accelerate with age. It varies from person to person and depends a bit upon how much muscle one has to start with. Regardless, muscle mass is slowly lost with time.   

So what’s the significance of this? Let’s start at the metabolic level. The number one determining factor of an individual’s basal metabolic rate is their lean muscle mass. We all know muscle burns a lot of calories during exercise, but when we are at rest, muscle still continues to burn calories as it works to maintain its size and integrity. This is the combustible engine of your...

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