Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is not some magic potion. Even though the internets would have you believe otherwise.... Drinking it will not automatically help you lose weight. Because, if it was that simple, we’ll all be drinking it by the bottle.

But, it can be a tool to help with your weight loss. And it has a ton of other health benefits.

First, let’s go over how, and how often, you should be drinking ACV
1-2 Teaspoons w/ 8 Ounces of Water. 2-3x A Day 10-15 Minutes Before MealsSome add Honey, or Lemon. Some add it to their tea. 
So, what are the Benefits of drinking ACV? Here, we'll focus just on the health benefits of using it regularly. There's also home, beauty, and other benefits of having ACV around.


Helps stomach issues (upset stomach / diarrhea)Can help sooth a sore throatClears a stuffy noseHelps relieve muscle soreness & fatigueHelps lower CholesteralHelp get rid of bad breatheHelps boost energy**Helps control blood sugar levelsStrengthens …

Podcast Episode 2: Becoming A Vegetarian

In Episode 2 of the 1 Life 1 You Podcast, I'm talking about my experience with switching to becoming Vegetarian.

The hows, whys, positives, negatives, and support from people.

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Reviewing Aldi’s New Vegan Hotdogs & Italian Sausage

Our "first bite" review of Aldis new vegetarian & vegan products. We tried out the meatless italian sausage and hot dogs. 
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5 Tips For Running In The Cold

WINTER IS COMING (....its here already)

And sticking to an outdoor running plan/schedule can become more and more difficult as the winter months move along.

I wanted to share some tips for running in the cold.

1. Warmup Inside
Spending a few minutes warming up before your run can help a lot! Do a few bodyweight moves that will get your heart rate up, and your blood flowing. Jumping Jacks, Burpees, & High Knees are all solid choices

2. Dress For The End Of Your Run
Nothing worse than dressing super warm for a cold weather run, then being overly hot mid way through. What are you going to do with the extra jackets, and second layer of pants you have on? You know how your body feels during and at the end of you run. Dress for that

3. Invest In Cold Weather Gear
Tights, shirts, hats, gloves, underwear. Look into buying some running gear made specifically for cold weather. Key things to look for are Wind Resistant, Water Proof, Moisture Wicking.

4. With Snow, Stick To Main Roads
When it sn…


Oats has to be on the top on my list for favorite carbs. They are super cheap. Super healthy. And they can be mixed with a ton of stuff.

I’ll rattle of a bunch of the benefits of oats, then I’ll share some ways to fit them into your diet.

Some Benefits of Oats: High in fiber Good source of protein Reduces bad cholesterol Reduce type 2 diabetes risk Controls blood pressure Loads of B1, Magnesium, & Zinc Helps with weight loss Ton of Iron Good Carbs = Good Energy Boost immunity Good for the heart 100% natural
Quick notes:
Do not buy the quick, microwave packs of oatmeal
Do not buy the flavored oatmeal
When making oatmeal, do not add sugar!

Calorie & Macro Breakdown (Approx.):
150 Calories
27g Carbs
2g Fat
5g Protein
4g Fiber

How I get oats into my diet daily:
Protein Shakes: I take a 1/4 cup of dry oats and put them right into the blender with all my other ingredients. Mixes well!

Granola substitute for my yogurt: I eat yogurt often (plain, greek!), and I usually add, some oats, …

Podcast Episode 1: 20 Ways To Burn More Calories

I did a podcast!! 

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Vegan Mac & Cheese Recipe

I saw this recipe on Pinterest (search: vegan mac & cheese) the other day, and decided to try it out. Here's the ingredients and instructions for everything.I think it came out pretty good, and will definitely make it again. 
INGREDIENTS 10 ounces dried macaroni (or about 2⅔ cups)1 cup peeled/diced yellow potatoes (or russets)¼ cup peeled/diced carrots¾ cup water½ cup raw cashews¼ cup coconut milk2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes1 tablespoon lemon juice¾ to 1 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)¼ teaspoon garlic powder1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)1 pinch paprika*The recipe called for 1/3 cup of diced onions, but I didn’t use it in my recipe*

Instructions Soak cashews in water for about 20 minutes.Cook macaroni according to package instructionsDrain, and set aside.Bring several cups of water to boil in a small pot. Place chopped potatoes, carrots, and in the boiling water, and cook for about 10-15 minutes. Chopped the veggies small so they will get softer fasterWhen veggies …