Friday, January 29, 2016

Quick reminder! Save on organic food (expires soon!)

Happy Weekend!

Before you spend any more time grocery shopping, you've got to check out my new favorite organic and non-GMO online shop.

Get a free month membership and 25% off your first order here.

I'm not a fan of signing up for things without trying them first, that is why I love this offer.

You can try this membership club one month, experience the savings and then decide if you'd like to continue.

The way they work is similar to big warehouses like Costco and Sam's, but better, because all the products are non-GMO! 

I love partnering with companies like these because they are making organic food more affordable and helping families in need. 

Enjoy the big savings this weekend! It's time to stock up on your favorite organic and non-GMO foods.



P.S. This 25% off coupon expires soon, so I hope you take advantage of it! I just stocked up on more organic almond butter, tea and shampoo :) 






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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Run from these buns!

Thankfully, I can't remember the last time I ate a burger from one of these fast food places, but I'd go back in time and knock it out of my hands now if I could!

Enjoy this brand new investigation and please spread the word.

Could this be the real reason that so many people feel better after they stop eating bread?  



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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Please don't shoot me!

Sorry. Someone had to do it.

I know some of you don't want to know this, but you need to know.

I dissected a very popular cookie – you know, the ones you can't help but buy when those cute little girls come to your door.

Yep. Those.

Read the brand new investigation here. The reactions are all over the place!

If you know someone eating these, please share this post with them. 

Knowledge is power.



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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Get In Before Midnight... We are waiting for you!

You don't have to do this alone. 

Eating healthy isn't easy. Especially with all of the marketing that food companies do and the additives they use that can make you addicted - it can be really hard to stick with a healthy eating plan. 

When I started eating unprocessed organic food it took me some time to adjust and to figure out how to navigate the grocery store and how to prepare meals that are not only healthy but also delicious enough to keep me from craving the processed food that I used to eat. I am sure that many of you can relate! 

Yet, once I started surrounding myself with people who shared the same goals as me, everything changed. It became so much easier to make the right choices. I've found that having a community that has your back and will hold you accountable is so important to being successful! 

Jennifer is a perfect example of what can happen when you start to take back control of your food. If you are looking to stop letting the food industry highjack your taste buds, and lose weight and feel great, Jennifer will give you some serious motivation!

I have created this community of people just like you that are living an organic lifestyle and are there to support you every step of the way, and I want you to join us! All of the details about how you can join this community are right here

When you join, you will also get a Monthly Meal Schedule along with new recipes, Starter Guide, and Pantry List – tons of information to help you and your family save time and be the healthiest you can be!

This Sunday, I'll be holding an exclusive webinar with all of my Eating Guide members so everyone can talk to me one-on-one, ask questions, and get support – and if you can't make it, don't worry, we'll have more in the future that you can either watch at your own convenience or join live. These meetings are my favorite part of this program!

If you want to be a part of it, just make sure to join the program by January 20th, Midnight (PST) tonight.

I've also added some new features to the program to help keep you accountable that I think everyone will be excited about! 






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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Special (Time Sensitive) Announcement!

This Sunday at 1pm EST. I am holding a special live webinar for and I want you to be a part of it.

If you need help with any of the following, we are going to cover these topics:

  • Cravings that prevent you from looking your best
  • Bad advice that can sabotage your weight loss goals
  • How to stop stressing about what to buy and what to make
  • Help with daily habits, meal planning and prep-ahead ideas
  • Accountability to help you stay on track

In order to be included this live session, please join my Eating Guide Program here by Midnight PST Wednesday, January 20th.

One of the perks of being a Food Babe Eating Guide member is spending time together! I love live sessions with this community because we get to spend time troubleshooting, helping each other and figuring out all the ins and outs of this lifestyle.

Many years ago, when I first started discovering the truth about the food industry and experimenting with a new organic lifestyle – I felt alone. I was the only person in my family that cared, my friends certainly didn't eat this way and I had to figure out where to shop, what to buy, and what to make.

I didn't have a lot of local resources either. I didn't have a community for support.

Now things are so different. You've found me and I've found you – and it's made all the difference!

Sign up here and then look out for a special email Thursday!












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Monday, January 18, 2016

Do You Know About Bioregional Eating?

Posted: 18 Jan 2016 02:53 PM PST

Eating bioregionally is gaining in popularity. Here's what you need to know, including how it differs from the locavore moment.
Growing local has its merits, but a growing movement suggests perhaps we need to let the region dictate what we grow locally. (Photo: Arina P Habich/Shutterstock)
There's a growing trend in sustainable food that sort of fine tunes locavorism. Sourcing from within bioregions is the one of the big food trends for 2016, according to Forbes, and although eating bioregionally has a lot in common with locavorism, it's not the same. What are bioregions and how can paying attention to them help us eat and live more sustainably? Here's a primer.

What are Bioregions?

A bioregion is a "geographical area with a unique combination of plants, animals, geology, climate and water features." When it comes to growing and raising food, each bioregion will have foods that it can naturally sustain and foods that it cannot.

Bioregional Eating vs. Locavorism

I have neighbors here in New Jersey who have a lemon tree in their house. They are avid vegetable gardeners and grow seasonally in both their backyard and a plot in a community garden. They certainly do their part to support the locavore movement. That lemon tree is something completely different, though. The climate where we live doesn't support citrus, so the tree is purely for fun. The number of lemons the tree produces may never equal or surpass the amount of money it costs to buy and sustain the tree, and the resources used to make sure it thrives are considerable.

I mention this not to put down my neighbors. In fact, I would love a lemon tree in my home. It would be fun to pick a fresh lemon each time I needed one, but I've established that my enthusiasm for growing my own food doesn't match my enthusiasm for eating it. So I mention this as an example of how growing locally isn't always sustainable.

Food that comes straight from your backyard has been hailed by many as the holy grail of sustainable eating for about a decade now. It's the ideal that resonated with me when I began my personal blog about eating local in the South Jersey/Philadelphia region. What I've come to learn along the way, though, is that eating sustainably is much more complicated than buying everything I possibly can from within a 100-mile radius.

Tomatoes grown in a hot house during every season may be local, but the practice isn't necessarily in keeping with bioregionalism. (Photo: Tree of Life/Shutterstock)

As with the lemon tree example, just because it can be grown locally doesn't mean it should be grown locally, especially when you take sustainability into consideration. My friends' lemon tree barely makes a dent, but large-scale production of foods that a bioregion doesn't naturally support can make a big dent in un-sustainability. Take for instance, energy-intensive hot houses that grow tomatoes out of season that are sold within the region. Are the tomatoes local? Yes. Are they sustainable? It gets more complicated then, doesn't it? They may (or may not) be more sustainable than a tomato grown in a warm region and shipped across country. Both methods of obtaining a tomato in the winter months in a place where they won't grow naturally use a lot of energy.

The concept of eating bioregionally seems to fine tune locavorism. Eating a locally grown hot house tomato in February is not eating bioregionally; eating a farm- or garden-grown tomato in July is. To truly eat bioregionally, we should forgo all fresh tomatoes once they're out of season.

Bioregionalism Beyond Food

This concept is easy to grasp when it comes to food, but it goes beyond that.

Your food bioregion may contain several towns, more than one state, and even more than one country. Part of bioregionalism is the idea of basing our political borders on nature. When you do that, you can see how it could get complicated fast. Instead of several different local, state or even national governments existing within one bioregion, there would be one political government within its natural borders. If we arranged "political structures around ecological regions and the cultures within them," argues Rachael Stoeve in Yes magazine, there would be sustainability in many areas of life.

There's a whole other blog post to write about that aspect, but it's interesting to look at the food concept with that broader scope. The decisions made about the resources within a bioregion would be more likely to benefit the environment and the people than corporations and those with a financial interest. That's something to chew on.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

See the new revealing ingredient pics now!

I've got a major update for you with new pictures of what's exactly in Boar's Head meat. The feedback on this investigation has been intense. So many of you have reached out to me personally and thanked me for this information. Likewise, many of you voiced your opinion on Boar's Head Facebook page and let them know that you were disappointed in their ingredients and that you hope they improve their products.

This simple act unleashed a bloodbath by Pro-Industry trolls. While I am on the front lines, willing to take one for the team and let my name be dragged through the mud (including experiencing some threatening situations) – many of you also have been insulted, called horrible names, and personally attacked for simply asking Boar's Head to be more transparent about their ingredients and remove additives from their deli meats that have been linked to health issues.

After posting this new information last night, Boar's Head decided to start moderating their Facebook page and deleted most of the abusive posts (thank you!), but also deleted all legitimate customer concerns and feedback about their meat. You can now see only praise for the company that is coming from an astroturf Facebook page that is run by an anonymous profile. If you've left a comment about their ingredients and don't see it on their Facebook page - try calling them at 1-800-352-6277 to get your voice heard. 

I continue to be appalled at the "people" trying to stop this transparency and removal of artificial ingredients in our food. All you have to do is ask yourself – who would want their meat colored with artificial caramel color linked to cancer? The answer to that question, is exactly who you think it is. Don't let this PR spin machine stop you from sharing the truth.

We all deserve to know what we are putting in our bodies. And with that – new ingredient information about Boar's Head is finally being revealed thanks to a courageous reader!

Thank you to everyone out there that isn't afraid to share the truth!

See the revealing pictures here. The ingredients speak for themselves.



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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ingredients NOT to eat in 2016.

Whenever I enter a conventional grocery store, I get heart palpitations. You might think I am kidding about this, but I am not. My body gets heated, my face starts to scowl and I end up saying "WTF" about 18 times before I leave the store.

You'd think by now, I would have my emotions under control – but I don't and I think that's why I am so passionate about fixing this food system. And I know you are too because you keep emailing, commenting and alerting me of all messed up things you are seeing out there and I can't thank you enough!

This investigation is one that you have been asking for, so here it is…

Read this before you ever stand in line at the deli counter again.

These ingredients are definitely ones you don't want to be eating in 2016 to stay healthy or get the body you deserve.

If you know someone buying this misleading product, please share this post with them. You can simply just forward them this email or copy the link on Facebook or Instagram – sharing is making huge changes in the food industry (here's proof if you don't believe me!).



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Friday, January 1, 2016

Look what YOU did :)

Good Morning 2016! As I celebrate this new year, I can't help but reflect on all that we accomplished in 2015 so I had to document it.

We made history together and this is just the beginning. You were part of all these major changes the food industry made – please take a moment, and just see how insane this list is. (I am smiling ear to ear as I see it myself!)

It truly has taken hundreds of food activists and consumer interest groups, along with all of us working together, sharing investigations and petitions with our friends and families, to spread this good food movement like wildfire.

These companies know that we won't back down, and that we are looking to them to keep improving their products. It certainly seems that some additives that have been mainstays in processed food for decades will soon be out of our food for good.

Read the brand new post here.

This is a really exciting time! 

Sending lots of love to you in this happy new year, 





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