Favorite Supplements and Food

Craving Cocoa, by Metabolic Effect, is the first performance-based cocoa powder specifically designed to help control diet-induced hunger and cravings. When it comes to long-term success with body change, it all boils down to being able to control the natural elevations in hunger and cravings that come any time you change your diet or exercise regime. It is naive to assume willpower can overcome these powerful sensations.

As experts in metabolism that have worked with tens of thousands of individuals all over the globe, brothers and Drs. Jade & Keoni Teta have been working on the hunger and craving problem for almost a decade.

Through their research, they came up with a unique blend of ingredients that seemed to almost completely reduce diet-induced hunger and cravings. The major constituent of the formulation is cocoa powder. Cocoa powder is one of the richest sources of bioactive compounds that can alter brain chemistry to bolster mood, reduce hunger and combat cravings.

Craving Cocoa uses some of the most well-researched soluble fibers on the market to “trick the metabolism” into thinking it has eaten. This causes the release of key metabolic hormones like GLP-1 to suppress hunger and positively regulate the metabolism.

Use Craving Cocoa as many times a day as you like. Take before meals, between meals, after meals or anytime you experience a craving. For best results and for proper mixture of the fiber, blending is highly recommended.

Momsanity Fruit Punch BCAA powder is my favorite BCAA supplement. I use BCAA’s when I workout fasted. BCAA’s have also been shown clinically to help with cravings. My clients and I have found this to be true! What I like best is that this particular product is sweetened with natural sweeteners instead of sucralose or another artificial sweetener.

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From the manufacturer: “Looking for an All Natural BCAA Powder? Then look no further. Our BCAA Powder will not disappoint. Not only is it all natural with only the finest ingredients and an ideal 3:1:1 ratio of leucine, valine, and isoleucine, it also tastes amazing. Can you say no more artificial after taste?

Designed By Moms For Moms. We know how busy life can be with kids. That’s why we designed this convenient BCAA powder that can be used to assist in fat-loss before workouts, after workouts, when cravings hit, or any time to help energize your day.”

Having a protein shake is a non-negotiable meal for me each day! Not only do they feel indulgent (READ: Healthy Milkshake!), but they are full of protein to keep my hunger and cravings in check. SCORE!

Muscle Feast is new to my life, and I LOVE it! It’s the first protein powder that my husband and I BOTH love! You can find it HERE.

Note: Be sure to find the Muscle Feast that is sweetened with stevia. THIS ONE is the right one, but when surfing the web you might find the wrong one.

Having a protein shake is a non-negotiable meal for me each day! Not only do they feel indulgent (READ: Healthy Milkshake!), but they are full of protein to keep my hunger and cravings in check. SCORE!

About Time Whey in Chocolate Peanut Butter is my all time favorite protein powder. 🙂 You can find it HERE.

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Now Neptune Krill Oil, 1000 mg is my fish oil of choice. 🙂

From the manufacturer: “Neptune Krill Oil (NKO) is known for its unique fatty acid (FA) profile, as well as for its rich antioxidant content. NKO’s balanced fatty acid content includes not only EPA and DHA, the crucial Omega-3 , but Omega-9 and phospholipids, as well. NKO is a rich source of Astaxanthin, a powerful immune-supporting antioxidant. Clinical studies have shown that NKO can support joint comfort, healthy blood lipid levels, and may reduce symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome.* This 1,000 mg Krill Oil product is an enteric coated, odor controlled softgel to make it easier to tolerate for those who may experience nausea or reflux from fish oils. Neptune Krill Oil is manufactured under strict quality control standards. It is tested to be free of potentially harmful levels of contaminants (i.e. mercury, heavy metals, PCB, dioxins, and other contaminants).”

This Biotrust Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie is undeniably the healthiest, most delicious high protein cookie EVER created! It’s Jill approved as well is KID approved. 🙂 Great ingredients, great cookie, from a great company!

From the manufacturer: “Outrageously Delicious & Amazingly Healthy!

  • 12 Grams of Time-Released Protein Per Cookie
  • Proteins are Certified Hormone & Antibiotic Free
  • Made with Natural Ingredients
  • No Artificial Sweeteners or Colors
  • Free from Gluten, Soy Protein, Trans Fat, non-GMO
  • 6g of Fiber Per Cookie

For some, whey protein doesn’t sit right with their digestive tract. If that’s you, you’ll need to find a non-soy plant based powder.

My favorite plant protein powder is PlantFusion in Chocolate or Unflavored (so I can flavor it however I please). This protein powder mixes well and isn’t as gritty as some other plant protein powders. It’s vegan, gluten free, non-GMO, has many organic ingredients, and is free of all the major food allergens.

From the manufacturer: “PlanetFusion provides energy for working muscles and supports muscle growth. Contains 3.4g of L-glutamine to support lean body mass, immune function and GI health. Is low in fat and has only 4g of carbs per serving. Contains 21-22g of protein to support lean body mass.”

Pamela’s (gluten-free/wheat-free) baking and pancake mix has been a great addition to our pantry. I’m able to cook gluten-free treats like pancakes, waffles, and biscuits. You can find one recipe I made with it HERE – Gluten Free Blueberry Drop Biscuits. They were kid-approved!

From the manufacturer: “Create light and fluffy pancakes and waffles, as well as delicious breads, cakes and muffins and savory entrees with Pamela’s (gluten-free/wheat-free) baking and pancake mix. It’s also a great substitute for flour.”

Equal Exchange Organic Baking Cocoa is delicious in protein shakes, oat bran, and Greek yogurt. I especially love using it as a CRAVINGS BUSTER by putting 1-2 Tbsp in 8 oz. of hot water with a splash of almond milk and stevia to taste! Enjoy!

From the manufacturer: “Our delicious organic fairly traded cocoa baking powder is perfect for brownies, cakes, cookies and countless desserts. The small scale growers of the CONACADO cooperative carefully cultivate their cacao trees with gentle, shade-grown, chemical-free farming methods. This creates the natural environment preferred by cacao trees as well as native wildlife and migratory birds. Then the co-op selects the best beans for special post-harvest processing, and processes the beans into powder.”

PB2 is a peanut flour that is delicious added to protein shakes, Greek yogurt, or even peanut butter protein waffles! You get the peanut butter flavor without a high amount of fat. Yummm!

From the manufacturer: “85% less fat calories than traditional peanut butter. No additives. All natural. Savor the secret of PB2. Superior quality peanuts are first slow roasted then pressed to remove the fat and oil. The result is an exquisitely natural roasted peanut butter flavor that’s deliciously rich in taste, easy to enjoy and wonderfully healthy.”

Barlean’s Organic Oils Greens (Chocolate Silk) is a delicious green’s powder that is chocolate flavored. I know, it sounds too good to be true, but trust me on this! This powder is KID APPROVED! My boys love it as chocolate milk and hot chocolate. My husband and I add it to shakes, oat bran, and things like Greek yogurt. So delicious!

From the manufacturer:

  • Delicious chocolate flavor made with 100% natural cocoa powder
  • More than 50 super foods and supplements
  • Zero sugar sweetened with all-natural stevia leaf extract

Sweet Leaf Vanilla Stevia Drops are a delicious addition to you pantry. I personally like it in Greek yogurt making it have a yogurt parfait taste. 🙂

From the manufacturer: “All natural, zero calories. SweetLeaf liquid stevia with all natural flavors is convenient and easy to use. As a supplement, add nutritious stevia to water, tea, coffee, milk, sparkling water, protein shakes, plain yogurt or anything else you can imagine. Zero carbohydrates. Zero glycemic index. (This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease).”

  • Natural flavors with sweet stevia
  • Only a penny per drop
  • Zero calories and zero carbs
  • Safe for diabetics
  • Can be used in almost anything

English Toffee Stevia Drops are a delicious addition to you pantry. I LOVE the toffee flavored drops in my craving buster cocoa drink (1-2 Tbsp of cocoa in hot water, add a splash of almond milk and sweeten with stevia). It’s extra delicious!

From the manufacturer: “All natural, zero calories. SweetLeaf liquid stevia with all natural flavors is convenient and easy to use. As a supplement, add nutritious stevia to water, tea, coffee, milk, sparkling water, protein shakes, plain yogurt or anything else you can imagine. Zero carbohydrates. Zero glycemic index. (This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease).”

  • Natural flavors with sweet stevia
  • Only a penny per drop
  • Zero calories and zero carbs
  • Safe for diabetics
  • Can be used in almost anything

Kal Pure Stevia powder is my go-to stevia powder to sweeten EVERY thing from my protein shakes, oat bran, plain Greek yogurt, and hot cocoa.

From the manufacturer: “No unpleasant aftertaste and no calories. The steviosides should not adversely affect blood glucose levels in most individuals. Kal Pure Stevia comes in a convenient shaker and also includes a scoop.  It makes a tasty addition to coffee, teas, cereals and other foods.”

Greens+ Raw Superfood “Advanced Multi Raw” is a supplement I use to help fill in any gaps in my nutrition. It’s not real tasty (haha 😉 ) so I actually mix it with MRM Natural Reload BCAAs in watermelon flavor pre-workout.

From the manufacturer:

The human body is a complex network of millions and millions of cells. In every cell thousands of chemical reactions are continually taking place. These reactions depend upon a diet rich in vitamins minerals and enzymes. When properly supplied these cells produce loads of energy and give the body an abundance of vitality endurance and strength. However being that the modern American diet is high in fat cholesterol and sugar we are actually depleting the body of these essential nutrients. Superfoods like those found in Greens Plus help to support the body’s cells for optimum energy superior well-being and peak performance. 100% soy, gluten, and dairy-free. Non-GMO. Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement Simply mix 1 scoop of Advanced Multi with 8 oz of cold water or your favorite beverage. Shake briskly in a blender bottle.

  • Increases Energy Levels
  • Supports the Immune System
  • Enhances Mental Accuity
  • Cleanses the Digestive System
  • Balances the Body’s pH

Vitex (or chaste tree extract) is a supplement I use to keep my female cycle regular. This has been a struggle for me in the past, but since adding Vitex about 8 years ago, it has resolved itself.  Of course this is my own experience, but it’s inexpensive and worth a try if your cycle isn’t regular and your doctor approves.

From the manufacturer: “Vitex (Chaste Tree) by Nature’s Way is a traditional woman’s dietary supplement. It is widely used to promote overall health and balance in a woman’s cycle. Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement take 1 capsule, two or three times daily for eight to twelve weeks. Thereafter take 1 capsule daily. Vitex works gently. Best results obtained with continuous long-term use – Or as directed by your healthcare professional.”

Rhodiola Rosea is an adaptogen that I use to increase my energy and stamina during the day. It’s also been shown to have a calming effect by lowering cortisol levels in the body. I love having more natural choices!

Here is a great article on the benefits – 4 Ways Rhodiola Could Change Your Life

From the manufacturer: “Rhodiola an adaptogen comes from Arctic regions and has been shown to increase energy physical endurance and well-being.”

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