Take Control of Your Cravings with Junk Food Funk

Do you feel sluggish, experience frequent headaches, crave unhealthy foods, have lackluster skin, suffer from poor sleep or find it difficult to lose weight? If you answered “yes” to any of these, you may have fallen into a Junk Food Funk.

At one time, I would have answered “yes” to all of the above questions. Although I was exercising regularly, I didn’t feel healthy. It wasn’t until I realized that the junk I consumed was keeping me from living my best life that I began to search for ways to make a change. I felt held back by excess weight, exhaustion, headaches, brain fog and many other symptoms that I simply couldn’t explain.

At first, I didn’t really know how to describe how I felt. I visited my doctor several times and, although I could list off my symptoms, I couldn’t really explain the overall feeling I was having. After some time I realized that the best way to summarize all the symptoms I was having was to tell the doctor I felt as if I was in a “funk” or “funked up.”

So what is this so-called funk? For me, the funk was tied to being out of balance and teetering on what could easily turn into a full-blown health crisis.

If you feel “funked up” or like you’re in a “funk” maybe its time to take action. Put yourself first and give your body the attention and caring it needs but doing a junk food detox. Even a short 3, 5 or 7-day junk food detox can dramatically change how you feel—allowing for increased energy, more stable moods, deeper sleep, and fewer cravings.

By ditching junk food, you’ll even look better with clearer skin, brighter eyes, and fewer wrinkles, along with countless other benefits. My newest book Junk Food Funk provides you everything you need to succeed with a junk food detox and take back control of your cravings and your life.

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I’m Back! Here’s Where I’ve Been…

As you may have noticed, I’ve taken a short break from my blog. It wasn’t intentional; I just had several things all come to fruition at the exact same time. Sometimes that’s how life works. Sometimes you have ample time to work, play, etc. and then all of a sudden you have three or four things that all happen at the same time and the convergence can seem nearly impossible—but somehow it has to get done.

Over the past few months, I had a book manuscript due, a large 5-day festival (that I started and manage) take place, several articles due and I launched a local food magazine.

Why I bit off so much, I don’t know but somehow it all got done. My new book, Junk Food Funk: the 3, 5 and 7-Day Junk Food Detox for Weight Loss and Better Health, had a successful launch in September and is now available through Shape magazine or on Amazon.com. The St. Pete Wine & Food Festival took place at the beginning of November. The 5-day festival which included a Charity Wine Pairing Dinner, a Tacos and Tequila Festival, a Craft Beer Festival and a 2-day Wine & Food Grand Tasting was a huge success. In addition to that, I wrote several articles for Shape.com and Fitness.com while at the same time launching LocalsDISH, a local food and lifestyle magazine in Tampa Bay.

I know all the above may sound like an excuse for my social media hiatus, but I truly have never been so busy in all my life. Just trying to keep up and still be a great mom (my number 1 goal) was utterly exhausting.

I do however apologize for the silence and hope to get back on track, as I love sharing with all of you!

I have included some photos from the past few months and promise to share more about my new book in my next post.

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Warm Blackberry Yogurt Bowl

This may look like a healthy, power breakfast (which it definitely can be), but I tend to enjoy this Warm Blackberry Yogurt Bowl as an after dinner treat. There’s something so sweet and satisfying about warm blackberries over chilled yogurt. With the addition of bananas and sliced almonds, this is a delicious dessert that you can enjoy without any guilt.

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  1. Warm blackberries in microwave safe bowl for approximately 20-30 seconds.
  2. Place yogurt in a single serve bowl and stir in honey (optional). Top with warm blackberries, banana, and almonds.
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Avocado & Egg

This breakfast (or snack) has 4 ingredients, which makes it SO easy to make any day of the week. The best part about it is that the the avocado and egg have so much yummy flavor on their own that you don’t need much else to make it delicious and satisfying.

Although it seems like a breakfast dish, I think it’s a good snack option for that afternoon lull; and the kids love it as a tasty treat after school.

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  1. Preheat over to 425°F.
  2. To allow room for the egg, scoop out an additional tablespoon or two from the center of each avocado half.
  3. Place avocado on a small packing dish lined with parchment paper and crack an egg into each half.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until egg whites have set and yolk is still runny.
  5. Remove from oven and add salt and pepper.
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