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Month: June 2016

Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof Coffee

We started making “fatty coffee” with just coconut oil several months ago. However, when we decided when we would start trying to conceive another child, we changed to Bulletproof coffee with grass-fed butter, brain octane oil, and coconut oil blended. Full disclosure though, we sometimes use bulletproof coffee beans and sometimes we do not. This past weekend, we were invited by a co-worker of Brendon’s to come to Chicago. For fun, I googled “Bulletproof Coffee Chicago”, and I was able…

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The Marathon of Pregnancy

The Marathon of Pregnancy

How to stay a strong runner, maintain a healthy pregnancy, and succeed at a natural childbirth… When I got pregnant with my son, Noah, I grieved the loss of my running abilities for a short while. For the first weeks, I felt sick, tired, and could barely maintain a pace that was two minutes slower than my marathon race pace. I figured it was all downhill from there. However, I quickly shifted my mindset to look at pregnancy as a…

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Best Cheap, Romantic Date Idea: Date Night In with Some Bulletproof “Get Some” Custard

Best Cheap, Romantic Date Idea: Date Night In with Some Bulletproof “Get Some” Custard

This past weekend, Brendon and I used our Saturday date night to go to Whole Foods, purchase some amazing ingredients, and make a delicious meal of some recipes we have been wanting to try. We like this because we still spend less than going out to dinner and have fun in the kitchen together. It is a cheap date idea and actually allows us more time to be romantic. We made beef tartare, baked asparagus with shallots, and Bulletproof “get…

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Easy, Quick, Healthy Dinner Recipe: Loaded Lamb Burgers and Asparagus

Easy, Quick, Healthy Dinner Recipe: Loaded Lamb Burgers and Asparagus

I love going into the summer season for the warm weather, getting to grill some delicious food, and the fresh, eye-popping produce in the grocery store. I mean, look at that asparagus! Brendon and I love burgers, but in shifting more to a real food diet, we are skipping the buns lately. This offers a great opportunity to top your burger with even more delicious toppings and a flavorful sauce. Think about it – these flavors will pop even more…

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How to Improve Your Fertility: My Preconception Diet for Baby #1 in 2014

How to Improve Your Fertility: My Preconception Diet for Baby #1 in 2014

In September 2014, we decided that we wanted to start trying to get pregnant that December. Through God’s grace, we were able to conceive our son, Noah, on the first try, and now, we have a thriving, strong dude. In the three months between September and December, I used that preconception time to “clean up my diet” and get my body ready for pregnancy. Looking back almost two years ago, I see what I would do again, what I wouldn’t…

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Our Experiment with “Get Some Ice Cream” and How Eating Healthy Fats Can Improve Your Hormones

Our Experiment with “Get Some Ice Cream” and How Eating Healthy Fats Can Improve Your Hormones

Once Noah turns 9 months old, we plan on trying to conceive our second child together. Fertility and conception are things to be taken seriously in my opinion, and since I had a child less than a year ago and am breastfeeding, I want to do everything I can to balance my hormones and have micro-nutrient reserves to make having a healthy child possible. I am a huge fan of Dave Asprey, Founder and CEO of Bulletproof. I also loved…

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