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Do It Your Way and Lose Weight

By: Maria Amado These days, immediate solutions are a must. Need to deposit a check? Use an online banking portal. Looking for love? Swipe on a dating app. Hungry? Drive to a fast food spot. But oftentimes, these quick fixes aren’t smart or healthy. The reality is, there is no magic pill we can take to lose weight immediately –– we have to listen to our bodies and put in hard work. Just ask Melanie Yozwiak. Her courage and determination helped transform her life. “I walked into a doctor’s office to get my knees checked, and the first thing out of his mouth was that I needed to lo...
Jamie Mitchell
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GOLO Friendly Restaurant and Quick Service/Fast Food Options

Yes, you can eat out on GOLO!! This time of year, eating out is not only more common but sometimes unavoidable. Want some tips on where to go and what to eat when you get there? Keep reading… Many times, local (non-chain) restaurants will serve healthier options, so always keep that in mind, but in order to assist our customers, we have scoured the menus of popular restaurants to come up with some decent dining out options. Keep in mind that not all of these meals are going to be perfect and whenever you eat in a restaurant, you are going to consume excess sodium but we have listed bel...
Eden Covington
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Guest Blog- My GOLO Journey

This is my GOLO story so far.......... So, I was always a big girl. After I had kids it just never came off. I always said oh it is baby fat it will fall off eventually but nope it just kept on coming on. I suffer from anxiety and depression so I don't really think that helped much with my weight problems. When my oldest son was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy I was thrown into a horrible depression. All I wanted to do was lay around, eat. and feel sorry for myself.  When you hear your only child has a life-threatening disease there is no cure for you kind of lose your mind fo...
Amber Myers
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Guest Blog- Stairs to Success

There’s no shortcut to success—sometimes you just have to take the stairs. That’s what happened to Karen, an operating room caregiver, after receiving an emergency call two floors above her. When the entire team took off, she was forced to stand by the elevator. As her health declined over the years, she could no longer run up the stairs. “My clothes, my body, my attitude, and my ability to take the stairs—these things told me all I needed to know. After years of scales and weigh-ins and all that, it was more than enough.” She started GOLO in December 2018, not as a New Year’s resoluti...
Eden Covington
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Yoga Misconceptions

If you are looking to create more space in your body and mind, lose weight and inches, and build strength and flexibility then yoga might be something worth looking into. It is a low impact workout that has many benefits. Yoga, in Sanskrit, mean “to unite or to join”. Bringing together your body, mind and spirit is the whole purpose of the yoga practice. There are a variety of different styles of yoga a person can practice. One of the most well-known yoga teachers, T. K. V. Desikachar, said “It is not that the person needs to accommodate him or herself to yoga, but rather the yoga practi...
Jennifer Brooks
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Green Mac & Cheese

If you’re like me, someone who isn’t the biggest fan of veggies but knows how important they are, then you are going to love this recipe! This recipe gives you the comforting taste of mac and cheese while also providing added nutrition with the hidden veggies! Besides the green color, you would never know they are there. Green Mac & Cheese Makes 8 servings Serving size: ½ cup Each serving contains: 1 protein, 1 carb, ½ veg, ½ fat Ingredients: 4 cups fresh spinach, packed ½ cup fresh parsley 1 ¾  cups whole milk 1 tbsp. sea salt 4 cups elbow macaroni 2 Tbsp. butter 2 Tbsp...
Cecelia Tacconelli
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Real vs. Fake Bone Broth

Bone Broth – What is it and should I use it? You may have heard the hype about bone broth lately as it has been getting lots of media attention. You might have been inclined to try it, or have even started using it regularly. But are you getting the true version with all the health benefits or the commercial version that may not be as good for you? Real, traditional bone broth is made by slow simmering bones to extract amino acids, collagen and minerals into the broth. It has a sort of gelatin-like texture to it when refrigerated, and cannot be stored at room temperature because there ...
Jennifer Brooks
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What are clean ingredients?

A frequent term you may hear from the GOLO staff is “clean ingredients.” What exactly does this mean? A clean ingredient label is one that has the least amount of ingredients possible. It also means simple ingredients (ones that you can recognize and pronounce). There should be no highly processed ingredients AND the ingredients should be from natural sources. Don’t be fooled by a food product that states that it’s “natural,” because that food product could very well still be processed, which is why it is important to ALWAYS check your ingredients labels. The good news is that GOLO t...
Jennifer Brooks
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Can you have popcorn on GOLO?

Popcorn is acceptable on GOLO! It is considered a carb so you would want to pair it with a protein (like a handful of nuts) or a fat (1 Tbsp. coconut oil is good or 1 tsp. butter). We suggest air popped and not microwave (lots of nasty chemicals hang out in that bag). The serving size is 1-2 cups popped. Try some of these ideas! Add a dusting of cinnamon for a sweet treat Add olive oil, basil, parsley, garlic powder and Parmesan for an Italian taste Add chili powder for some spice Add nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor Mix your nuts in with your popcorn to make your own trail m...
Eden Covington
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