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Fueling the Fire – Part 3: #MEStrength

Disclaimer: I received a MEStrength Sample Box to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

This is Part 3 of a three-part series.
Find Part 1 here.
Find Part 2 here.

Certainly, by now, if you are an avid reader, I don’t have to tell you that I’m a sugar free runner. That said, I can tell you that 90% of the food and drink items geared towards runners contain sugar. And loads of it.

Fueling the Fire – Part 1: #UCAN Superstarch

Disclaimer: I received Generation UCAN SuperStarch Packets to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

This is Part 1 of a three-part series.
Find Part 2 here.
Find Part 3 here.

One of the many benefits of being fat adapted is having your wits about you as you greet the final few miles of an endurance event. I’m still in awe, that as I look around me at the end of a marathon, so many runners are more than whooped. They look scared, exhausted, disheveled, and emotionally spent. Of course, I understand. The marathon IS an endurance event. It is not easy and it is not for the faint of heart. Just toeing the line means you are made of something, of which the typical human who doesn’t run, is not.

#FACLW – Miracle Noodle Ambrosia #Recipe

When I was a kid, my mom used to make this amazing, sweet, dessert salad that she’d bring to picnics, cook outs, family gatherings, what have you.

It was my ultimate favorite.

She taught me how to make it when I was about 8 years old because you didn’t need to cook anything. You just needed to open a few cans of fruit and measure out simple ingredients. The dish was called Ambrosia, or One Cup Salad, since basically, you used one cup of each of the ingredients.

#FACLW – Low Carb White Chicken Chili #Recipe

Low Carb White Chicken Chili #recipe

Sometimes I stumble upon something so amazing, I must pat myself on the back. This recipe kind of came together on a whim. White Chicken Chili has always been a favorite, but add in the beans, and the white (or brown) rice, and suddenly you’ve also added an unnecessary sugar rush. In my quest to continue the low carb/high fat lifestyle and share the health with the rest of the family, I had an idea to fit this recipe back into the rotation.

Back to Basics: Losing the Sugar

It is the age old question. Why are we, as Americans, so freakin’ unhealthy? What has changed in our evolution that has caused the majority of us to become obese, stressed, fatigued, sick and food addicted? Where did it start, and how the heck do we end it?

There are many theories out there. Just google it.

Now, I’m not obese, nor have I ever been. But I have struggled with weight issues in the past. And I have struggled with anxiety and depression stemming mainly from sleep deprivation. I have also suffered with IBS and severe gut aches in the past that have downright debilitated me. By the end of the day, I’d be laying in bed, belly down, trying to relieve the severe bloating and pain I’d get after dinner. And it wasn’t just once in a while, but almost every night.