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Wild Orange Essential Oil Snack Idea

OK Moms, it’s snack time and what do you grab? Walk away from the Gold Fish and try this yummy, healthy treat today. My kids LOVE apples with Wild Orange in their lunches or after school. It’s completely refreshing, energizing, and helps shift to a positive mood because of the doTERRA Wild Orange oil in it. Try it and tell me what you think!   🍊 Why I Love Wild Orange 🍊 It’s great for mood (not that we ladies are every moody),

10 Tips to Lose Weight & Pulverize the Plateau

You looked in the mirror today and the thought ran through your head, “Man I really need to trim down around the edges.”   Maybe you’ve been hitting the gym extra hard lately or you’ve stayed consistent with your BURSTClub workouts but for some reason, you just aren’t seeing the results you want.   So what can you do?   You probably know a handful of things you could do, but I’m talking about doing things that are healthy and can be maintained over a lifetime. 

How Many Calories Are Burned After Exercise?

Did you know that an effective workout can continue to burn calories long after your workout is complete?  Notice I said, “Effective.”  There are many types of workouts you can do but some have been proven to create a bigger “after-burn” than others, largely due to the intensity of the exercise and the amount of recovery required by the body.   That is why we love burst training so much.  It is efficient with your time, yet extremely effective at creating a

3 Secrets to Staying Fit without Killing Yourself

Every Club has it’s rules.   But BURSTClub is a different kind of club.  Our standard and keys are not to be confused with rules or laws.   A rule often generates thoughts and feelings of fear, guilt, and the need to perform: “If I follow this rule, I am good. If I break it, I am bad.”   As my husband and I speak to groups around the country, we are shocked at how much guilt and

Dark Chocolate Protein Truffles

I recently posted this recipe on our other blog, but it was so yummy I wanted to share it with all of our BURSTClub readers.  I hope you will get brave and try it!  Don’t be afraid of the avocado or dates in this recipe!  The avocado gives it a creamy, mousse texture and the you won’t even know there are dates sweetening these truffles! If you’re like me, a sucker for dark chocolate, you’ll love

4 Harmful Things to Avoid in Your Protein Shake | Plus 20 Free Recipes!

Here are 20 of my favorite smoothie recipes for you! These recipes are simple.  Just pick your base.  Choose your add-in.  Then blend.   It’s important as you pull out your blender (hopefully there is not dust on it) to make your smoothies that you are choosing the right protein.   Nathan and I searched high and low for a protein that we could add to our smoothies that we could trust to help us and not harm us.     How could

What Does a Healthy Diet Look Like?

I get asked all the time about what my view is on healthy eating.  Should I cut out all bread from my diet?  Is it OK to eat meat?   Does having a piece of cheese kill your diet?   WHAT DO I EAT??   Have you asked that questions?   Are you frustrated with trying to figure it all out – 3 times a day?  I feel your pain.  It can get downright overwhelming at times to have to plan meals and snacks.  

6 Ways to Pack More Protein in Your Smoothies

So you want to lose weight or get in better shape.  What is one of the first things  you hear?   Eat more protein!   Adding more protein to your daily diet can be beneficial for several reasons.   But primarily, protein helps your body repair and rebuild at the cellular level.  When you consume more protein, you supply muscle tissue with the fuel it needs to build more lean muscle.   How well your metabolism works directly correlates to how much lean muscle you have. 

Add Protein to Your Day with this Easy Recipe

If you are a cereal, toast, or oatmeal lover, do you ever find that an hour to two after you eat you are ravenous for more? Maybe you feel guilty that you are hungry so soon after just eating! Well, I have good news for you.  With this simple fix you can sail through your morning more productive and focused, not to mention less ravenous. Starting your day off with only simple carbohydrates is like waking up a “sleeping giant.”  And from

Is Fast Food Really Cheaper Than Healthy Food?

What about the actual costs of fast food?  Though fast food may seem inexpensive, those Value Menu items add up and actually cost more than real, ALIVE food.  In Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser outlines just how much money is being spent on convenience: In 1970, Americans spent about $6 billion on fast food; in 2000, they spent more than $110 billion.  Americans now spend more money on fast food than on higher education, personal computers, computer software, or new cars.