The Simple Secret to Cooking Like a Chef

No, you don’t need the white button-up getup and chef’s hat, nor do you need five million hours of intensive kitchen prep to make restaurant-worthy meals. Drum roll please….. the secret’s in the sauce! Having an arsenal of just a few special sauces will turn any plain chicken breast or fish fillet into an amazingly delicious dinner. Believe me, when […]

Are Dairy Products Good Decisions?

Dairy products are produced from milk and are a source of simple carbohydrates. There are healthy dairy choices and unhealthy dairy choices. Let’s learn the difference between the two. Most milk products, organic and conventional, have the potential to create mucus and inflammation. Lactase and Casein Some people have a low tolerance for milk because they lack intestinal lactase, an […]

How to Navigate an Unsupportive Partner

  How to Navigate an Unsupportive Partner   The first thing to keep in mind when navigating the following situations is that your partner has been your partner in crime sometimes for many years. You may have binged together, fallen off the wagon together, and now all that is about to shatter with this new way of eating. Ways you […]

The Birth of “I Got This”

  January 16th at 12:51pm a Good Decisioner on day 15 of her 30-Day No Sugar Challenge journey wanted to quit.   She had previously lost all the weight she wanted to lose, she experienced it: The energy, lightness of being, and the sheer joy of weightlessness. Until life had some major bumps and she plunged into the sugar to […]

Deglamorizing Sugar

So often I see commercials of people enjoying sweet sugary treats. An ad for sugar depicts a young girl with frosting on her finger, her eyes practically rolling back into her head. Another ad for ice cream depicts a woman escaping chaos in the background as she closes her eyes and sighs.   Is Sugar A Drug? Is Sugar a […]

The Root Cause of Addictions

The Root Cause of Addictions   Trauma   Trauma is defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience in which the person’s ability to deal with the experience is overwhelmed. This can be a one-time experience or a repetitive or enduring condition. Traumatic experiences may include mental, psychological, and physical trauma.   Almost all of us have experienced trauma at […]

How to Tell If You Are Sensitive to Certain Foods

Good Decisions Recommends dairy only for those individuals who tolerate it. Some people do really well with dairy and it does not increase mucus or inflammation in the body. For those individuals, dairy is quite healthy and has many benefits to be enjoyed. For other individuals, when they consume dairy mucus immediately builds in the throat and nose area indicating […]

The 30 Day No Sugar Challenge Guidelines

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Foundation of The Good Decisions Most of the Time Lifestyle The No Sugar Challenge is the heart of the Good Decisions…Most of the Time lifestyle. There are no portion restrictions or recommended amounts—only the requirement to eat only wholesome, natural, real foods. The No Sugar Challenge is hypoallergenic in nature and an elimination diet of sorts, designed to […]

How to Soak Grains and Legumes

How to Soak Grains and Legumes Properly When you soak a grain in warm water, you initiate the sprouting process. This activates phytase, the enzymes within the seed that break down phytic acid. Phytase also partially breaks down proteins, such as gluten, into simpler components. This breakdown makes them easier to digest and the nutrients more likely to be absorbed […]