All posts by Melissa McAllister

How to Save Hundreds on Groceries Each Year…My Foolproof Tips!!

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If you want to save hundreds on groceries, there’s not just one thing you need to do…it’s a combination of AT LEAST 20 different strategies and considerations!     Survey says…The average American family spends $150 a week on groceries. The average American INDIVIDUAL spends about 11% of their income on groceries/eating out. But certainly, […]

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Romaine Mania! What’s Up with the Romaine Lettuce Recall?

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Is it just me, or does it seem like recalls are happening more often lately?? I know the romaine lettuce recall is scary, but please “romaine” calm… So today’s topic: E. coli! Why does it seem to target our fave foods (and restaurants)? And how do we REALLY know when it’s safe to eat romaine […]

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How Long Should My HIIT Intervals Be?

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Are you new to HIIT, and wondering “How long should my HIIT intervals be?”     It’s a tough question for beginners. And it’s one I’ve been thinking about, since I recently wrapped up filming Transform:20 with Shaun T!! You could call Transform:20 HIIT…Like you can probably guess, it’s 20 minutes a day, 6x a […]

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Can Metabolism Be “Fast” or “Slow”? (Ultimate Metabolism Booster)

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“I have a slow metabolism. His is really fast so he can eat whatever he wants…What’s a good metabolism booster for me??” We’re all used to hearing about “fast” and “slow” metabolisms, without really questioning the science behind the concept… Much like the Food Pyramid, it’s something we accept as folk wisdom, even if it’s […]

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Is Not Exercising Bad?…It’s WORSE Than Smoking!

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Is not exercising bad? Um, we all know the answer to that question. But many of us who haven’t been doing it like we should might be morbidly interested in knowing…HOW MUCH damage has been done? “Give it to me straight, doc! How bad is it?”     Well, that of course depends on other […]

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Monk Fruit: Finally a NATURAL Sweetener?

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If I mention monk fruit, your first thought is probably “What the heck is that?” Well hopefully, it’s your new best friend, because it’s a GREAT substitute for sugar!     I wrote an article a while back about how BAD sugar is for your health. To recap, sugar sends signals to store fat everywhere. Especially […]

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How to Become More Extroverted…Is It Even Possible for an Introvert?

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Some of us who consider ourselves introverts wonder how to become more extroverted. “Introverts” vs. “extroverts”…this way of dividing people up has gotten pretty popular in the last few years. The truth is actually a bit more complicated — you can’t really divide everyone up into Type A and B, Felix or Oscar, extrovert and introvert. That […]

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Chocolate is Good for You?? Some of My Favorite Sweet Treats!

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It turns out, chocolate is good for you!     …Actually, that’s a little bit misleading, sorry…But you’ve already probably heard that dark chocolate is healthy. That’s because pure cocoa contains nutrients called “flavanols,” the strongest of which is epicatechin, an antioxidant! So more cocoa = more nutrients, and it also of course = darker […]

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What If Intermittent Fasting DOESN’T Work? (You’re Probably Doing it Wrong)

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I saw a blog post recently…obviously I’m not going to name names, but the author asked, “What If Intermittent Fasting Doesn’t Work?” That would be a fair question, if they’d used science to refute the evidence that IF lowers your total cholesterol and your blood pressure, or that being in the fasted state causes mass fat […]

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Keto Smoothie Recipes: How Do You Lose the Sugar, but Keep the Sweet?

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Do you love smoothies as much as I do? Are you running out of high-fat low-carb options? I’ve got your keto smoothie recipes right here!   Let’s say you grab a smoothie that SOUNDS healthy, like a strawberry banana smoothie, while you’re on the go. Let’s say it’s from McDonalds… Well, I’m sorry to tell […]

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