6 Supposedly Healthy Foods You Should Be Avoiding

The thing about the food and fitness industry is, marketing and advertising goes farther than science.  It’s a sad reality, and is one of the reason so many people are quick to fall for gimmicks, nutrition labeling etc.  Just today I went grocery shopping and was baffled at how the industry charges more or hides poison in their labeling.  Here were the top 6 offenders that stood out to me today.

  1. Fit and Active brand popcorn versus the generic brand popcorn:  Fit and Active brand was almost a dollar more expensive and when you compare the labels…the EXACT same thing.  Just because something is labeled fit and active or something along those lines does not necessarily make it any better.
  2. Sugar: A bunch of BS, and WORSE for you! Your brain gets the same stimulation only instead of being natural, it’s synthetic, can mess up insulin regulation, and most are metabolized in to carcinogens…cancer causing agents.  Go for REAL sugar, avoid the sugar alcohol.  Even in moderation, real sugar is better than fake.  Same goes for regular vs diet sodas
  3. Arctic Zero Ice Cream:  People love it because it is low calorie, has minimal protein, but just like sugar free labels are ridded with sugar alcohols.  Limit sugar alcohols as much as possible (generally anything that ends in “ol” ie. sorbitol, erythritol, maltitol)
  4. Low Fat anything:  Your body NEEDS healthy fats.  Low fat labels are usually a guise for companies to add sugars and MORE sugar alcohols in order to make the food tastier since removing fat makes food less appetizing. Whole fat is totally OK!
  5. Organic Tostitos:  While the ingredients may be “cleaner” they have more sodium and do in my opinion more harm because people consume more of it thinking it’s healthier.
  6. Organic Granola: uhmmmm 36g of sugar per serving and only 8g of protein? what?! READ your labels!! Ideally there will be no added sugar.

Learn more about the best online fitness program which includes comprehensive programs focused on shifting towards healthier eating habits, staying fit, and building a better booty. You’ll also find a variety of fitness apparel to help get you that extra motivation to take your goals to another level. Contact me today to learn more about the best fitness programs available to get your body in gear.

Day 19: Share a Recipe with June Produce

Totally skipped yesterday.  I chose to enjoy Father’s day and be more in the moment, which is a rare thing for me.  I don’t usually unplug from client communication.

But today I am supposed to share a recipe using June produce, but I am not sure what’s specifically June produce, so here’s a recipe!

Antioxidant Toast
•Ingredients: 2 Slices of Ezekial Toast, 1 TBSP Salted Crunchy Peanut Butter, 1/2 banana, 2 Strawberries, Chia Seeds
•Directions:
1. Toast Bread Slices
2. Spread 1 TBSP of Peanut Butter
3. Slice up 🍓 and 🍌
4. Sprinkle 1 TSP of Chia Seeds
5. 54g Carbs, 10g Fat, 14g Pro

For another 25 snack recipes for only $2.99 download my snack like letler digital recipe book by clicking here

I chose to share this recipe as it is the most popular recipe from my @snacklikeletler recipe instagram that actually contains more lunch and dinner recipes than snacks. This recipe totaled up a whopping 769 likes and 22 comments as my newest page so that was pretty exciting! Click here to follow!

Learn more about the best online fitness program which includes comprehensive programs focused on shifting towards healthier eating habits, staying fit, and building a better booty. You’ll also find a variety of fitness apparel to help get you that extra motivation to take your goals to another level. Contact me today to learn more about the best fitness programs available to get your body in gear.

Spring Cleaning: Episode 8

While we were looking for houses we decided to look at the higher end of our approved budget so that we could get a 3/2.5.  Our logic behind it is that we did not want to get a 2/2 which is what we actually needed and then 5-6 years from now need to transition into a larger place and not be able to for whatever reason, or if we had an accident, etc.  So in the meantime with the spare 3rd room we turned it into Xavier’s Mancave/Office which is coming in handy while he’s doing his MBA.

This room had the least amount of change!

We completely tore down the closet hangers as they were rotting, and we have an empty closet for now.  We also got rid of the bi fold doors.

IMG_2031

we also changed out ALL of the mismatched ugly knobs and switched them out to matching more modern knobs throughout the upstairs.

IMG_2709

mancave after

The end results:

  • We repainted the room with a fresh coat of white
  • changed out the curtains for Zebra Blinds
  • Changed the bi fold doors to more modern glass sliding doors (not pictured) done by My dad and My Husband
  • Added in a light because before it was lit through lamps.  This task was also done by my father.
  • Th Bookshelf, Chair, and Desk were all given to us!
  • The carpet was one Xavier chose and was given to us as a wedding gift
  • My Dog’s bed was also a wedding gift

Even though this month is dedicated to our DIY’s you can still:

Learn more about the best online fitness program which includes comprehensive programs focused on shifting towards healthier eating habits, staying fit, and building a better booty. You’ll also find a variety of fitness apparel to help get you that extra motivation to take your goals to another level. Contact me today to learn more about the best fitness programs available to get your body in gear.

Spring Cleaning: Episode 7

Of all the rooms in the house, may office is definitely the one that to date (until we redo the kitchen) has seen the biggest make over!

This is the picture that was taken for realtor.com, but what you don’t see are the 3D butterflies, bees, and dragon flies glued to the wall.

IMG_2111

So here’s what we did!

office before

  1. We removed the carpet and placed the same laminate that we had matched from the hallway and another room (next blog) for our master bedroom and now my office.
  2. We removed all of the 3D figurines and then painted on 4 thick coats of eggshell ultra white paint to remove the previous paint job
  3. We got rid of the awful curtains and added the more updated zebra blinds
  4. and then of course, turned it into my home office, we are definitely not in need of re-creating another nursery.

Even though this month is dedicated to our DIY’s you can still:

Learn more about the best online fitness program which includes comprehensive programs focused on shifting towards healthier eating habits, staying fit, and building a better booty. You’ll also find a variety of fitness apparel to help get you that extra motivation to take your goals to another level. Contact me today to learn more about the best fitness programs available to get your body in gear.

Spring Cleaning: Episode 6

Nowadays houses come with a living room and formal dining room.  Let’s be real, how many times a year does the formal dining room get used? Unless, you’re my mom…maybe you get to 2-3x a year.

So as someone with an online fitness business who also does Personal Training from my home 15-20 hours a week, what did we do with the original living room space? We turned it into a gym!

Before it was a gym, this is how the people we bought the house from, had their living room set up.  My preferred taste is more modern, a lot of white, grays, silvers, etc.

IMG_2109

So we painted over the red and yellow walls, tore down the red curtains, and eventually we will be redoing the floors, but for now our DIY project turned out like this:

I purchased all of my equipment from either amazon, walmart, or bforce bands.  Got a few machines as a gift.  And put down the flooring myself!  I got the flooring from Walmart, rather inexpensive and definitely gets the job done! Easy to clean and maintain.   Eventually I will invest in a more “professional” floor, but for now this one is holding up great!

Even though this month is dedicated to our DIY’s you can still:

Learn more about the best online fitness program which includes comprehensive programs focused on shifting towards healthier eating habits, staying fit, and building a better booty. You’ll also find a variety of fitness apparel to help get you that extra motivation to take your goals to another level. Contact me today to learn more about the best fitness programs available to get your body in gear.

Spring Cleaning: Episode 5

In this blog I wanted to show you guys how the smallest details make a huge difference.

In our hallway all we did was

  • Paint a new coat of white which my husband and I did
  • Change out the old lights for more modern LEDs, which my Dad did
  • Get rid of the bi-fold doors and change it for mirrored sliding doors which my Dad and my husband didIMG_3581

This Project only took a weekend and made a HUGE difference.  As you can see we also got rid of the wooden cover and switched it out for some modern Zebra blinds to allow for natural light to come in.

The next big project, was NOT a DIY, and something we originally wanted to postpone to save ourselves a nice little chunk of money to put elsewhere into the house.  However, when your insurance makes it mandatory and you need those shutter credit savings, you end up having to get it done.  So here you’ll see that we painted the entranced and hired Windoor Impact to give us a new modern impact door.  All of our others windows came with accordion shutters…thank GOD.

IMG_5053

Even though this month is dedicated to our DIY’s you can still:

Learn more about the best online fitness program which includes comprehensive programs focused on shifting towards healthier eating habits, staying fit, and building a better booty. You’ll also find a variety of fitness apparel to help get you that extra motivation to take your goals to another level. Contact me today to learn more about the best fitness programs available to get your body in gear.

Spring Cleaning Episode 4

While my husband and I were working on the master bedroom, my dad was simultaneously re-doing the entire closet.

Unfortunately I did not get a true before picture as our carpet used to have grimy rails and shelves along with the same carpet the bedroom had.  The picture I took was taken after my dad had patched up and sanded down all of the unevenness from patched up holes that were improperly down.  Once he fixed the old holes, he fixed the holes that happened during the demolition of the previous closet.

So my dad fixed the holes, painted the closet to match the room, installed the new system from closet maid, and I painted the baseboards.  Below is our finished product:

 

Even though this month is dedicated to our DIY’s you can still:

Learn more about the best online fitness program which includes comprehensive programs focused on shifting towards healthier eating habits, staying fit, and building a better booty. You’ll also find a variety of fitness apparel to help get you that extra motivation to take your goals to another level. Contact me today to learn more about the best fitness programs available to get your body in gear.