Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Read this before you ever eat chicken again...

If you eat chicken, I have a very special post for you today, and if you don't eat chicken – I bet you know someone who does! So please share this with them!

Hint – To avoid buying diseased looking chickens, choosing organic is not enough.

Read the brand new post here.


***Need a little spring cleaning from the inside out? This is a great 3-day reset to get the job done and get those taste buds under control. My juice recipes are strategically designed to have less sugar than typical recipes and will help deliver an abundance of nutrients to your body fast. Try the Food Babe 3-Day Juice Fast with a buddy, for the ultimate motivation and success! Click here to hear how my first juice fast went!***







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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

They lost our trust, will this get it back? (More major news!)

There is a BIG revolution happening! Not one, but two major food companies announced yesterday they will start labeling GMOs.

Mars and Kellogg's – along with General Mills and Campbell's have all decided to do what's right. They've lost a lot of our trust and continuing to be on the wrong side of the GMO transparency debate is not good for business.

It took a long road to get here but the snowball effect is underway and we've got a major food movement happening in this country. I am incredibly proud to be part of it with all of you. I can't wait to see who is next!

It's my birthday today and I'm spending the day reflecting on all we have accomplished together. We changed dozens of multi-billion dollar corporations and we are impacting so many lives for the better – there is nothing more in the world that I would rather do and I am so grateful for all the support, love and encouragement I get from you – Thank you!!!!

In other news – Smoothie weather is upon us, which has got me taking out my blender more and more. It's the ultimate fast food, which I love when things get busy around here. There's no excuse to hit the drive thru, when you can have a real food smoothie in 5 mins that can help with skin issues, inflammation, depression and more!

Try the brand new recipe here!



P.S. Want to see me dance? Catch up on my impromptu celebration last night on Periscope, it's available until about 7pm EST tonight. Make sure to follow and turn on notifications for many more celebrations to come!





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Friday, March 18, 2016

WOW. I can't even believe it!


I am smiling ear to ear right now. What a happy Friday it is!

I just shared some breaking food news on Instagram - go check it out. Please let me know who you think is next, tag a friend and spread the word! 

So excited to be part of this movement with you. 

We are winning! Our voices are being heard loud and clear. 

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


***Don't forget to follow me on Instagram for more important health news***









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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Big Announcement!

When I look back at all that has happened in the last year, I am astounded. Especially when you look at where I started.

For most of my life I lived in what felt like a foreign body – the food and chemicals I was eating were not serving my health, my weight, or my beauty. I suffered a myriad of health issues that kept me on several prescription drugs just to cope – now I'm on zero.

It's almost been 5 years since starting this blog to share what I have learned and investigated along the way, and so much has happened to change the food industry forever.

I have a big announcement that's new on the blog about my book that came out last year.

Head over there to read all about it now.



P.S. If you will be in southern California this week for Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, I'll be doing two book signings! The first 100 people at each signing will receive a free copy of The Food Babe Way!

  1. Friday, March 11th at 1:00 PM, Back To The Roots (booth #3013)
  2. Saturday, March 12th at 1:00 PM, Nutiva (booth #2420)

I hope to see you there!























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Friday, March 4, 2016

Final Reminder + Breaking reactions!

I know it's Friday night, but I just had to share this feedback with you!

We are already getting reactions from new members of the 7-Day Sugar Detox Program - Just to give you a glimpse of what's inside, here's what some members are saying in the Sugar Detox Forum:

"I am very excited to be joining the Food Babe Army in a different fashion now via this sugar detox program. I have always struggled with sugar cravings to the point I feel like I am going to DIE if I cannot get enough sugar in quick enough!! I have downloaded all of the guides and recipes. I am very impressed with what the 40 bucks got us!... I believe that this program is well thought out, put together and doable already!"

"I just signed up for the 7 Day Sugar Detox Program. I've been a sugar addict my whole life! I know this will be hard for me, but I'm hopeful this program will help me get a handle on my sugar addiction!"

"I want to give my kids a love of exercise and true knowledge about food."

"My husband and I are starting this program together tomorrow. It is amazing to see how much sugar sneaks in our diets in unexpected places."

"I'm nervous and excited to do this detox. I've never watched what I ate nor cared what was in it until I noticed how unhealthy I was becoming. I won't lie I am a huge sugar fan. I love all things sweet, which isn't good because I can tell it's taking a toll on my body. I'm only 29 and I feel older. My skin looks dull and tired, I have hormonal acne because my hormones are all over the place. I never have much energy. My mind is always in a fog and I have about 10 lbs I want to lose but can't. I'm not sure if this is all due to my sugar intake but I think it's a perfect place to start. I want to get back to a healthier me and a happier me."

"My lifestyle is fairly healthy but lately I have been noticing a lot of environmental allergy flare-ups along with crazy food cravings for salty and crunchy things. I have hypothyroid, and WANT to fix my condition with food. Because I know I won't be happy popping the pills for rest of my life. This detox might be my first step in right direction. I am soooo looking forward to this. My husband is also going to be my buddy in this program. I just downloaded all the guides and I am so ready to get started on this journey with you all."

A one-time cost of $39.99 (ending tonight at midnight) gets you all of this:

  • Access for life. You can start anytime you like - next week, next month, this summer - the choice is yours.
  • 7-Day Sugar Detox Intro Guide with all the facts you need to know about what sugar does to the body and why this detox is so life-changing.
  • 7-Day Sugar Detox Plan that will explain exactly what you will be eating during the detox, where to find strategies to reduce your sugar cravings, and how to spot all the hidden sugars that might be lurking in your pantry and life!
  • Two sets of Sugar Detox recipes for 7 days. Whether you are a vegan, gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian or a meat eater, I've got you covered. Easy to prepare, delicious real-food breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes that are free of grains and refined sugar, along with a schedule and shopping lists.
  • If you don't like to cook or can't prepare all of the recipes, we give you suggested dining out options at popular chain restaurants that you can incorporate into your detox.
  • An "After The Detox" guide that will help you to carefully adjust your body back to a regular diet and will show you the best way to still enjoy sweets without sabotaging your health.
  • A detailed Food Journal to help hold yourself accountable and keep yourself on track.
  • Exclusive Instructional Videos where I personally walk you through the program, give you advice for when nighttime sugar cravings hit, and provide info on healthier sugar swaps to make your detox a piece of cake!
  • Private Member-only Forum where you will find support from the Food Babe team and other members that are also in the 7-Day Sugar Detox.
  • All the guides are downloadable and ready to view on your smartphone, computer or ipad instantly.

Sign up tonight and take this weekend to familiarize yourself with the materials, watch the videos and then plan a time to get started - maybe you ask a friend or get your whole family on board too.

We'll be waiting for you in the forum to cheer you on!



P.S. Remember, the $39.99 one-time enrollment fee goes up to $125 dollars after midnight tonight (Friday, March 4, 2016) - so get over there fast! You can start the detox anytime you like but you need to sign up tonight to get this special deal.














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Last chance - ends at midnight tonight.

Just a quick reminder that today is the very last day you can join our new Sugar Detox Program at a special introductory price.

Even if you can't start right away, no worries! After you join, you'll have access to the entire program, the guides, recipes, meal plans, videos and the forum, for life - so you can start any time that is convenient for you. But, you do need to get in now to save money (over 50%!), because the introductory price expires tonight at midnight.

This program gives you all of the tools you need to finally kick the sugar habit, and I'd love for you to join us!

Join The Food Babe 7-Day Sugar Detox Program - Watch the video here.

We don't want you to do this alone - so you'll have access to an exclusive Sugar Detox Forum, where you can interact with other people who are also on the program. This is a great place to ask questions and cheer each other on! When you surround yourself with people who share the same goals and help to keep you accountable, you will be successful.

If you have any doubts about what this program can do for you, just read all the details here.

Remember this is an online program, everything is downloadable to your smart phone, computer or ipad instantly. You don't have to wait for the postal service to deliver your package and it doesn't matter where you are in the world, you can join us now.

See you there!



P.S. Remember, the $39.99 one-time enrollment fee goes up to $125 dollars after midnight. I don't want you to miss this! Come on over and sign up here.







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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Goes away tomorrow!

I know from personal experience how changing your diet can transform your life. Pretty much everyone can agree that processed food and sugar are diet killers, and do nothing good for the body, yet sugar seems to control our lives and many of us struggle with uncontrollable cravings and mood swings that make it seem impossible to stop.

But it is very possible! Many people have done it and have seen their health soar (and the pounds melt off) as a result! There is no reason why you can't do this too.

"I have eliminated sugar from my diet - and the cravings have gone away - may be difficult for the 1st 2 to 3 days but anyone can do it!  I have gone from 200 lbs down to 158 and have maintained that for 6 months and am still on the road to bettering my overall health with exercise and healthy clean eating." - Cindy

"I am a 57 year old male. Over a nine month period my Triglyceride level went from 740 down to 147 when I minimized sugar and cholesterol intake. I also lost 35 pounds." -  Larry

"Last year my wife and I watched the documentary on Netflix called "Fed Up," we were disgusted on what we saw. We immediately cut back on sugar along with the kids. I lost 10 pounds and my wife lost 8 pounds in a matter of 3 weeks (our habits like working out did not change)." - Doug

"I stopped eating refined sugar over a year ago. It was through a lot of prayer and knowing how much sugar could affect my future. I am a seven year breast cancer survivor and I didn't want to live in fear anymore of it coming back. I had to take hold of my life by taking ahold of my health."  - Amy

"About two months ago we decided to get serious and eliminate as much sugar from our diet as possible…  my wife's blood pressure is down to averaging 115 over 65. Her blood sugar is back to normal. I just had my annual physical last week and everything was perfect. My cholesterol was down to 129 and I have more energy than when I retired 25 years ago. Oh yes, we are in our eighties and realize it is not too late to maintain good health, as we plan to live long past 100." - Charles

What these Food Babe readers have done is something amazing for their health, and this could be you! It's not easy to break away from sugar, but I want to help. With the new 7-Day Sugar Detox Program, I give you all of the tools you need to make this very important lifestyle change.

Check out all that's included in the program here - the guides, the videos, the recipes, the private forum - all designed to make it as simple as possible for you!

The introductory price for this program expires at midnight tomorrow - Friday, March 4, 2016. It's time to get in now - I don't want you to miss this opportunity!

Join us here.







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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Don't Put Sugar In Your Coffee - Here's why....

I was casually reading CNN the other day and came across this alarming news -

"A drink you buy at Starbucks could contain up to 25 teaspoons of sugar per serving, according to a new report by British campaign group Action on Sugar. That's three times the amount of sugar in one can of Coke, and more than three times the maximum adult daily intake recommended by the American Heart Association".

Whoa! One Starbucks drink can equal three cans of Coke! That blew my mind.

Of course we've always known that their lattes and macchiatos contain sugar (along with other additives that I've written extensively about), but how much do we consider the amount of sugar we are sipping down every time we have one of these hot drinks? How many people drink them daily?

They further reported...

"When you are consuming sugar in hot drinks, it's easy to drink a large volume of liquid in a short time, and any sugar it contains is very rapidly absorbed into the body. It would, for example, be much harder to consume the same amount of sugar if it was in the form of rice. It's one of the particular problems with sugary hot drinks."

They go on to explain what happens to your body after you drink a sugary hot coffee drink…

"you have a spike in sugar levels in the blood -- and as everyone knows, what goes up must come down. The pancreas releases lots of insulin in response. A very high rise and rapid fall of sugar in the bloodstream may be bad for health - it may put you at risk… of laying down of fat under the skin and, more worryingly, in the guts, liver and pancreas."

If you drink coffee, lattes, or drinks from Starbucks (or other coffee chains) often, this is one area where sugar can creep into your diet in a major way, promoting health problems.

I knew that the chronic amount of sugar in our diets is a real issue for so many of us, including myself. That's why I created The Food Babe 7-Day Sugar Detox Program, which is designed to help you kick the sugar habit and will show you healthier ways to enjoy sweets and treats after the detox is over.

To give you a preview of the type of information that this program has to offer - I wanted to share the best ways to sweeten coffee without refined sugar.

Next time you reach for the sugar bowl, try stirring one of these in your coffee instead. I've tried all these substitutes and they work - I haven't had to put sugar in my coffee since!

  • Cinnamon - Adding cinnamon to your coffee adds a hint of sweetness and also provides the immune system with a boost, which we can all use in the morning!
  • Nut Milk, Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream or Organic Cream - Coconut is naturally sweet and will sweeten your coffee without refined sugar. What I like to do is add my homemade coconut milk to a milk frother before adding it to my coffee (and then topping it with cinnamon). The frother really helps to add creaminess - you'll never miss the dairy creamers with all that added sugar!  
  • Unsweetened Cocoa or Cocao Powder - The chocolate mixed with the coffee enhances the subtle notes in the beans that you may not have noticed before. Cacao has also been shown to provide important antioxidants which can increase the overall quality of your morning coffee.
  • Vanilla Extract or Almond Extract - It's naturally sweet on its own and is an amazing way to wean yourself off of using added sugar or sweeteners. Just stir in a couple drops.
  • Grass-fed butter + Coconut oil - While adding butter to your coffee may sound odd to you, the effect of adding a healthy fat such as coconut oil to your coffee is that it creates a fullness and helps with energy levels. Grass-fed butter and coconut oil will add natural creaminess especially when you blend it into your coffee with a hand blender (don't just stir it in).

With these tips, you will be dropping the sugar in your coffee in no time!  If you need this type of advice and support, you will love going through the Sugar Detox with us. I can't wait to meet you in the private forum. 



P.S. There's only 2 more days to lock in the introductory price the 7-Day Sugar Detox Program (more than 50% off)! Even if you can't start it immediately, now is the time to join to save. You'll receive lifetime access to everything the program has to offer, so you can start whenever you like. Join us now before Friday ends!











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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Did you eat this today?

Last week, I challenged you to start keeping track of all of the sugar in your diet and to send me the results - here are some of the responses I received:


Coffee w. creamer - 10g sugar

part of a bagel - 6g


Valentine's candy - 28g


Tortellini with marinara sauce - 8g

orange - 9g

tea w/ honey - 34


Hamburger on bun with ketchup - 6g

sweet tea - 6 g

green beans - 2g

TOTAL - 109g

WOW!  I'm shocked." - Leslie

"Out of curiosity I counted my simple, what I thought was healthy, Organic Vanilla yogurt, Organic honey, & GF Chex granola breakfast.... wait for it.... 66 grams of sugar!!!!!!!!!  What the???? Had NO idea! Never gave it a thought. Thank you! I think." - Brooke

"I was averaging about 45 grams of sugar a day, then today at work someone brought a ginormous gift basket of a variety of cookies (chocolate chip walnut, peanut butter, oatmeal, etc.). While I was still full from breakfast I was fine at turning it down. Then when lunch time hit and we were all on break I fought in my head back and forth and decided to let myself have one. Cuz I was hungry. And didn't have any food with me. They were convenient, free, everyone was eating them, they looked, smelled, and tasted delicious, "I've been so good for so long," etc. etc. I was done for. I ended up having 3 more. And then felt sick afterwards. Today my sugar count is at 105 grams. It's crazy how addicting sugar and white flour is. And how slippery that slope is." - Tristan

Can you relate?

I've been tracking my own sugar intake over the past couple months, and it's been a real wake up call! I've learned that no matter how healthy your diet is, sugar always seems to find a way to creep in.

Here are 10 examples of "healthy" foods that are actually loaded with sugar, just to show you how easy it is for all of us to fall into these hidden sugar traps. You probably have some of these foods in your fridge or pantry right now!

Read the new post here.

The food industry knows what happens to your brain when you eat sugar and how addicting it is - and that is how they get us hooked!

You know the feeling when you eat something sweet and delicious and then what seems like a few minutes later you start craving another treat? Doesn't it feel like sometimes you aren't satisfied and no matter what you eat it's just not hitting the spot?

When you eat sugar, you light up the reward center in your brain that makes you feel euphoric - it's like being on a drug! But it quickly wears off and your brain wants more of that feeling and tells you to eat more sugar...

This is a cycle that's really hard to stop, but breaking free from sugar is soooo worth it because the effect it can have on your life is enormous! That is why I created a program to help us detox from all of this sugar and I've made it easy, fun, and foolproof!

Join the 7-Day Sugar Detox for a limited-time introductory price here (expires Friday, March 4th at Midnight PST).  

My team and I are also here to support you every step of the way. Let's do this!



P.S. If you've already joined, don't forget to come on over to the forum and introduce yourself, I'm excited to interact with you in this private setting so we can cheer each other on!





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