Breaking Down The Science

The Break Nutrition website reads “Break Nutrition is about replacing diet and more broadly lifestyle myths with up to date information suitable for taking you from theory to practice.”  This website is another information bonanza!

They also host the Break Nutrition podcast on the website or in the iTunes app where mind blowing discussions (my mind at least) on the science of nutrition.

Truly fascinating.

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Thrive Market

I have done the math.  Unless you have an irreversible addiction to Amazon Prime 2-day shipping, I suggest checking out Thrive Market.  If you maximize the $20 discount on your first 3 orders you have recouped the membership fee, plus the first 30 days is a free trial.  Having only a moderate addiction to Amazon Prime (smile) I broke out a spreadsheet and did a comparison on a number of items

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Recipe: Easy Coconut Pumpkin Goodness

The change is weather inspired this recipe (along with the mega supply of pumpkin I got at Costco).  This is a super quick and easy recipe to satisfy pumpkin and coconut cravings.

Easy Coconut Pumpkin Goodness (6 servings)


  • Equal parts full fat coconut milk and puréed pumpkin
  • Stevia to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Salt to taste/enhance sweetness (sounds weird but do not skip)

Stir/mix ingredients and chill.

Ingredients I used:

  • 1 can (13.5 ounce/400 mL) Whole Foods coconut milk
  • 1 can Libby’s pumpkin purée
  • Vanilla flavored liquid stevia
  • About 1 teaspoon sea salt

The consistency after chilling is like a thick cream.

Add other flavorings and spices as desired such as lemon, nutmeg or cinnamon.

easy coconut goodness nutrition facts with coconut milk

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Observations Round 16 – Labor Day and Mindset

My 16-month mark falls on the Labor Day holiday and I am inspired to explore the meaning of the word labor and how it is connected to my journey.  As a verb, labor means to work hard; make great effort.  Synonyms for labor are grind away, struggle, strive, exert oneself.  I would say that labor is the perfect word to describe actions needed to build a strong mindset.  Laboring on mindset, working hard on what I believe it takes to achieve my goals has been a game changer.  Mindset, I am continuing to learn, is the cornerstone of my journey.

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