The Best Keto Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

The Best Keto Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

I am sure you have heard all about Bulletproof Coffee by now. And if not, no worries, I will fill you in.

I must admit, when I first heard the idea of what it contained I was not too sure it was going to be right for me. After all, I loved to drink my coffee black and any time I had ever tried to add anything to my cup it tasted awful. But, I decided to give this whole BPC thing a try.

So, what is Bulletproof Coffee?

This coffee, many times referred to as BPC, is a high fat coffee. I may help you reduce hunger, bump up your energy, and boost your brain power. Adding bulletproof coffee to your morning routine is the perfect solution to feeling energized. It can also keep you feeling satisfied and ready to take on the day ahead.

How do you Make Bulletproof Coffee?

The first time I tried BPS I was like “eww no thanks”. But I continued to experiment with variations that I saw floating around on the internet. Then finally BAM I found the BPC Recipe that actually tastes amazing and I never looked back.

My personal favorite recipe for this came from my friends over at Perfect Keto!

It combines:

  • 2 cups of freshly brewed hot coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of grass-fed butter
  • 1 scoop Perfect Keto MCT Powder (and if you use the Chocolate or Vanilla instead of unflavored it can give a whole new taste to your BPC)
  • 1 teaspoon ceylon cinnamon
  • Optional ingredients include:
    • Keto Collagen Powder (which as you may know by now I swear by using collagen as part of your keto diet)
    • 1teaspoon of of Himalayan sea salt
    • Maca powder
    • Stevia for added sweetness (well I do not use stevia – I actually use Swerve instead as I am not a fan of stevia)

You can see the full recipe (and even grab a printable version) and read more about the amazing benefits of this morning cup o’ joe by clicking here.

So tell me, how do you drink your bulletproof coffee?

My name is Sue and I am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Ketogenic Living Specialist and Amare Global Wellness Partner. Coaching others is my passion. I want to be the change and help others take back control of their health and happiness!

Natural Low Carb Sweetener Conversion Chart

Natural Low Carb Sweetener Conversion Chart

Are you wanting to make some Keto sweet treats? Do you know how to switch that recipe over to a natural low carb sweetener? Well, look no further than this handy dandy natural low carb sweetener conversion chart!

Why do you need this chart?

Most often I hear people asking how much to use of their preferred sweetener. They find a recipe they love and want to make, only to realize they are unsure how to make it ketogenic. The difficult part is knowing how much of your preferred natural low carb sweetener to use to replace what you see on the recipe. Each sweetener has it’s own unique flavor and sweetness level. That is why it is important to know the conversions. You want to make sure your foods are not too sweet, but at the same time they stay sweet enough to make your recipe turn out right.

Enter the Low Carb Sweetener Conversion Chart

Then it happens, that amazing looking photo of food we must try pops up. Consequently, we have all turned to Google to gather this information. Or maybe even asked people in the Facebook group for help. As a result, the time you spend trying to look up that information can be frustrating, especially if you just want to make a 90 second mug cake. No one wants to takes 30 minutes to look up how to sweeten it right!

Here is a chart I made to help make it easy to figure the proper conversions for the sweetener of your choice.

Natural Low Carb Sweetener Conversion Chart - Slender Suzie - Elevacity Elepreneur - Happy Coffee Smart Hot Chocolate

There are plenty of options out there that are ketogenic friendly. Sometimes it takes some trial and error to find the one you like the best. This chart should prove to be very useful when you begin to get comfortable using the sweetener of your choice.

Keep it Keto my friends ~ we can totally do this!

Do you have any other natural sweeteners you have converted? Share your info below!

My name is Sue and I am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Ketogenic Living Specialist and Amare Global Wellness Partner. Coaching others is my passion. I want to be the change and help others take back control of their health and happiness!

Using Supplements to Maximize your Ketogenic Diet

Using Supplements to Maximize your Ketogenic Diet

Do you need to use supplements when following keto?

Unless you live under a rock, I’m sure you know that the Keto Diet is huge right now (for good reason).  As a result, that most likely explains why you are reading this HAHA!

Undeniably, supplements and use of products is one of the things many people who do Keto cannot seem to agree upon. But this still leaves the question, can you or should you supplements when following the ketogenic way of eating?

The short answer here is while they are not mandatory Y-E-S, yes you should use them.

Science shows unquestionably that the ketogenic diet is an effective way to lower blood sugar in diabetes. In addition, it can control insulin resistance and optimize cholesterol. One of the most common questions we get from people is how to utilize supplements to further reap the benefits of a carbohydrate-restricted diet.

On a ketogenic diet, you are specifically cutting carbohydrates and sugar. Once your body is in a state of ketosis, it is then relying on fat for energy. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, not exactly. When your body runs on a high carb intake and you take that away, then it is possible you might experience what is known as the keto flu.. Undoubtedly it subsides, however until then your body feels achy and you are fatigued and irritable.

There is really no right or wrong here.  Do what works best for YOU.  No one should judge anyone else on what options work best for them . We are all unique and as a result we should do what we feel accelerates and enhances our journey.

So, what supplements are best?

I have found some supplements that undeniably help me on my keto journey. They got me through the dreaded keto flu with minimal to no discomfort and I want to share them with you so you can try them out for yourself. Plus, they are risk free too because they have a 30 day money back guarantee.  I personally use these products and that is why I am sharing them with you.

Click here to view my full list of recommended Keto Products (list updated regularly).

 

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My name is Sue and I am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Ketogenic Living Specialist and Amare Global Wellness Partner. Coaching others is my passion. I want to be the change and help others take back control of their health and happiness!

Keep It Simple When Starting Keto

Keep It Simple When Starting Keto

I keep seeing a flurry of posts about how expensive and difficult starting a keto diet is and I want to offer an alternative thought: Keep it simple when starting keto!

This is easy. Seriously easy, but only if you want it to be however. For the first two weeks keep your diet simple. Keep your net carbs under 20 and don’t worry about calories (for now)! Just eat until you are full and eat simple food.

Forget the fat bombs, ketogenic bread and brownies…

Put way the Pinterest…

Let your body adjust to bacon and eggs at breakfast, to roasted pork and salad with ranch at lunch, to steak or chicken thighs and asparagus or broccoli coated in butter at night.

Again, with beverages when starting keto,, drink broth and Powerade zero. Add Himalayan salts to water or drink pickle juice. Do whatever keeps your salts and electrolytes up through the day. Make sure to take your supplements regularly every single day.

If your hungry eat more fat – pickles and cream cheese in a slice of ham, tiny handful of macadamia nuts… and find something to distract yourself.

What is the best advice for starting keto?

Spend two weeks really devouring (reading) all things keto and once you have adapted and are two weeks in… look closer at your macros and then start deciding which path to take (so many keto paths!) You can get tons of CORRECT information my joining my Facebook Keto Success group by clicking here.

If you need help on where to begin you can download my free 3 Day Keto Kick Start and Weekly Meal Plans where all of the leg work on what to eat when starting keto has been done for you.

I promise the weight will drop off. Promise!

Your budget will be lower because your going to have a simple diet. Your ten pounds gone will be incentive. And, in addition to that, you will have the answers to all of your questions from the two weeks of research!

It’s magic!

My name is Sue and I am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Ketogenic Living Specialist and Amare Global Wellness Partner. Coaching others is my passion. I want to be the change and help others take back control of their health and happiness!

Handling Holiday Carbs on the Ketogenic Diet

Handling Holiday Carbs on the Ketogenic Diet

As I scroll through my social media, I find myself yelling at the screen “just eat the damn carbs already”!

Yes, I am a Certified Ketogenic Living Coach. It is my job to help teach others how to live a ketogenic lifestyle. However, despite my background and training, it gets exhausting seeing posts like these every time holiday rolls around:

  • “Who all cheated today”
  • “I fell off the wagon”
  • “Oh my gosh, I feel so guilty”

I am a member of several groups on Facebook that help people with keto eating (I even run a large keto group of my own). I have been hearing/reading comments like this all day from people who didn’t follow their chosen way of eating of low carb or keto on Christmas Day.

Here is my input about the holiday carbs:

Life is too short, my friends!

We lost a child who we never had the opportunity to spend any holidays with. Not one. My grandmother spent every holiday for as long as I can remember in her kitchen. She would bake pies and cookies, turkey and mashed potatoes with stuffing and all the trimmings. Our family would gather around the table and enjoy the food and each other. But, she is gone now due to her battle with cancer. So, I carried on her traditions with my own children.

To me it isn’t cheating. It’s family time and I feel zero percent upset or guilty enjoying our traditions, including the foods. My family won’t be around forever. I know that all too well. So, I have no intentions on missing out on those irreplaceable moments for a few pounds of weight loss.

Just like food is an addiction, similarly so is obsessing over Christmas dinner. All I’ve seen for days is people obsessing over what they can/can’t eat due to carbs and who is upset after what carbs they did end up eating. To me all some have done is ruin their own holiday obsessing over this.  What you are doing is really equivalent to people fighting eating disorders.

So, what should you do about the carbs?

You will never get these memories of holidays with your loved ones back. To center your world around what food is or isn’t on the table instead of those who surround you on Christmas or any other holiday or special occasion needs to STOP! Quit being so obsessive over the holiday meals with your loved ones and just eat the damn carbs and enjoy what time you have with them!!!

When the presents are all opened and the table has been cleared, and you have spent that precious time with your loved ones, then you can get right back on track with a simple keto kick start plan and successfully resume ketosis in a day or two.

My name is Sue and I am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Ketogenic Living Specialist and Amare Global Wellness Partner. Coaching others is my passion. I want to be the change and help others take back control of their health and happiness!

The Truth About Why I Quit Plexus

The Truth About Why I Quit Plexus

There is NO easy way to share this, so here goes….  I QUIT PLEXUS…but hear me out on this one.

I severed my ambassadorship with Plexus….

I was having an awful experience with the sponsors that I was under when I first joined.  My direct sponsor was terminated for being unethical in her business (trying to cross recruit to another company while still earning her Plexus income). Then I reached out for help to my other uplines, Alyssa and Angel (they were Diamonds before being terminated and moving to TruVision) and I figured they could help me since I was in their direct downline only to be told I “had to be doing something wrong” or that I was “a negative person” no matter what questions I asked them.  I needed and begged for help.

I hate to admit it but I let other’s people’s negativity into my head and my heart and I quit something I loved to do because of it.

Some days I still ask myself “What the heck was I thinking letting those negative people influence me that way?!?”  and feel sad that I let them influence me that way. But you know what? I wouldn’t say my time away when I quit Plexus was totally useless and here is why: I needed a wake up call. I needed to learn that I cannot let the attitudes of anyone else effect me and my happiness or get in the way of my goals like I had allowed them to do before. I needed time to grow and mature and learn.

Anyway, I won’t get into the rest of the nitty gritty details. We don’t need to go there.

I tried going back to Plexus under a new upline in January 2017. The Ease capsules and some magnesium helped me get past a bad case of plantar fasciitis within two weeks.  For that I am grateful. But when it comes to weight loss, the products just didn’t have any effect for me. I was also no longer earning any commissions (some months I did get enough to pay for my own products but that was it) as most people who tried the products were also not seeing results. You will hear most Ambassadors say “it’s a health products and weight loss is a side effect” – but let’s get real here….  most people are looking for a way to lose weight that actually works!!!  (and in reality if you lose weight and get to a healthy number your other health issues can also clear up in the process).

I also took into consideration the amount of money per month I was paying.  When you take the “recommended products” of Plexus Slim, ProBio5, BioCleanse, VitalBiome and XFactorPlus I was paying a total of $184.35 per month at Ambassador cost (which equals $237.75 retail).  But, more importantly PLEXUS IS NOT KETO FRIENDLY!

Their products have ingredients like rice flour, brown rice flour, brown rice syrup, sunflower oil, soy, soy lechithin and fruit juice.  These ingredients can have an effect on blood sugar levels and insulin response.

As I became more and more serious about what goes into my body and pursuing my ketogenic coaching certification I realized Plexus was not the right choice for me.

So yes, then I quit Plexus a second time.

I also discovered the most AMAZING new company that is focused on mental wellness and overall health (you can click here to learn more about my amazing new company). I’m feeling like my soul is once again on fire!  I am once again so excited about what I am doing and the progress I am making that people can hear it even through my Facebook posts, and when I talk to them on the phone or in person they all tell me that my excitement is so contagious they have to be part of that.

And now…  the new chapter in my journey begins!

 

My name is Sue and I am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Ketogenic Living Specialist and Amare Global Wellness Partner. Coaching others is my passion. I want to be the change and help others take back control of their health and happiness!