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One Simple Way To Eat More Calories & Lose Weight

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One Simple Way To Eat More Calories & Lose Weight

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Did you know that you can actually eat MORE food and lose weight?

Perhaps that doesn’t sound quite right to you, since you’ve heard over and over again that you have to limit your calories if you want to lose weight and reach your health goals. 
But consider this one question: Has focusing on limiting calories ever brought you the long term success you deserve?
One of the main reasons that counting calories doesn’t work long term is that keeping up with all those numbers is just too difficult to maintain, is not livable, and certainly is not enjoyable.

The thing you must remember is that limiting calories really has nothing to do with getting proper nutrients to your cells in order for them to function at their full potential. 

And, making sure that your cells have what they require is a critical key to losing weight, reversing disease, and getting your life back again.
Jarrod and I have lost weight and kept it off for years and years without ever…counting…calories. And, we’re here to encourage you that achieving a healthy body and a healthy weight without counting calories is not only possible, but also quite enjoyable! 
That’s why we’ve continued this way of living year after year, and will continue it for a lifetime.
Now, in case this is your first time meeting us, we’ll let you in on a little secret: When we eat food, it absolutely has to taste good! And, we intentionally eat foods that set us up for success, because we love how great our bodies feel after we’ve eaten them.
We simply don’t ever miss what we call “food hangovers.”
You know that horrible feeling you get after you’ve eaten a meal that’s incredibly bad for you and your body literally rebels. You end up paying for that one meal and really wishing that you’d chosen something different…something better.
And then, there’s the long term inflammation that leads to aches and pains. No, we don’t miss any of those things.

Imagine how surprised you would be if you were actually eating more and the pounds were not only coming off, but you were also truly enjoying your food and feeling better with each passing day.

Well, this is exactly what happens when you know how to immediately replace the foods that are sabotaging your health with delicious new ones that taste incredible and actually promote healing.
But today, we are not just talking about delicious replacements!!

Get this….. even if you change nothing else and start doing just this one simple thing we’re about to share with you, you will most likely still lose weight!

It has been scientifically studied and shown to be true that increasing calories by adding certain foods can actually improve your health!
Did you catch that? Don’t miss it! There is a way for you to eat more and lose weight!
And one of the wonderful foods you need to eat more of for this to happen is beans.

In one such research study, overweight participants were divided into 2 groups.
The first group was instructed to eat the same way they normally did…they changed nothing. The only thing they did differently was add 5 cups of legumes to their diet per week. So, they actually increased their caloric intake.
The other group was instructed to change nothing except to cut 500 calories from their diet.
And you know what happened?

The group that ate MORE food by adding 5 cups of legumes per week to their diet lost weight, had improved blood sugar regulation, and decreased their cholesterol! They improved their health and weight by eating more!

We don’t want you to miss this, it’s that important! Notice that the participants who ate more didn’t just lose weight…and that should never be your goal. Do you see it? Even better than the weight lost, their health showed incredible improvements!
You see, the quality of your food is super important for determining how well your body is able to function. This is so much more important for your health than keeping up with all…those..numbers.
SO much more important!
So, if your goal is to improve your health, one simple step you should start with right now is to get more beans into your life, stat!
Now here’s a shopping tip for you: When you’re purchasing your beans, be keenly aware of the actual ingredients on the label, no matter how “healthy” the label makes the product appear! Most canned varieties use cans that are lined with harmful chemicals or contain additives that may sabotage your journey to health.
Why not pick up some dried beans instead? They’re very inexpensive and super simple to prepare. Don’t even add meat. They will still taste amazing! (And that’s coming from a southern girl who grew up on meat laden beans. Trust me, without the meat I could eat bowl after bowl. Seriously, they are just that good!)
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Super Simple Homemade Beans


Cooking homemade beans is super simple and eating them is a great way to boost your health and to lose weight. The flavor is so incredible, you will never want to eat canned beans again! 😉 


3 Pound Dried Beans of your choice
Filtered Water
1 Large Sweet Yellow Onion
4-5 Cloves Fresh Garlic
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
Himalayan Pink Salt To Taste
Bay Leaf (optional)
Smoked Paprika (optional)


  • Simply rinse your beans well and remove any rocks or discolored beans
  • Cover the beans with filtered water (water level should be at least 5 inches about the level of the beans) and soak them in the water overnight for the greatest health benefit.
  • In the morning, completely drain the water from the beans, transfer beans to your cooking pot, and add fresh filtered water to cover them. (The water should be about 2 inches above the beans.)
  • Add 1 large onion cut into halves, fresh garlic, and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Add 1-2 bay leaves (optional)
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon Smokey Paprika if you enjoy a bit of a “meaty” flavor in your beans.
  • Then simply cover and keep the beans at a low boil (gentle simmer) until they are tender.
  • Once the beans are done, add Himalayan Pink Salt and more fresh black pepper to taste. (If you add salt before cooking you may end up with beans that are a bit too firm, so it’s best to wait until they are done to add it.)


1 pound of dried beans = about 5 cups of cooked beans.

That’s it! Easy Peasy!

There are so many ways to get more beans into your life. So as a busy mom, I completely appreciate how well they store in the freezer.  Making them in large batches and portioning them out into the freezer makes future meals such a snap.  With 4 children, we are all about time savers around here!
Some of our favorite ways to use beans are in soups, stews, salads, food bowls, veggie burgers, wraps, dips, and healthy burritos.
Just let your imagination run wild! 😉
Tonight we are having homemade Vegan Black Bean Chili, and I can’t wait. 

Now, it’s time for you to find new and delicious ways to get more beans into your life.

This is one very simple and effective way to lose weight and, more importantly, to fight disease. By doing this, you set yourself up for the long term success you deserve! 

Comment below to let us know how you’re going to get more beans into your life, so you can get healthy and start shedding some pounds!
And, if you’re looking for a yummy Mexican appetizer or topping that goes well with vegan chili or bean soup, be sure to check out this Simple Salsa Recipe

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