Living in Balance.

Isn't Fat Bad for Me? May 2015

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Are you loving this weather as much as I am? I'm so excited to be out in the yard, growing vegetables and berries. It's so rewarding to go out and pick a salad right out of the back yard. Yum!

I have some exciting news! I'm launching my first 3 month Group Program. It is set to start in June. Keep reading for details and more great info.

Have a great day!

Live Well,

Lori DuBois

Dietary fat: is it good or bad?

Both. You see, not all fats are created equal.

The Skinny on Fats

Heavily processed, hydrogenated "trans" fats used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, and contribute to behavior problems. They can also lead to weight gain, skin breakouts, high blood pressure, and liver strain.

That said, our bodies need fat for insulation, vitamin and mineral absorption, and to protect our organs. High-quality fats can steady our metabolism, keep hormone levels even, nourish our skin, hair, and nails, and provide lubrication to keep the body functioning fluidly.

Where to Find Healthy Fats

Avocados, olives, and coconuts are great sources of healthy fat, along with wild salmon and omega-3 rich organic eggs.
Whole nuts and seeds, and their butters like almond butter or tahini
Look for the highest-quality organic oils when shopping. Words to look for: organic, first-pressed, cold- pressed, extra-virgin, and unrefined. Avoid expeller-pressed, refined, and solvent extracted.
How to Use Healthy Fats:

For cooking at high temperatures (stir frying and baking), try butter, ghee (clarified butter), or coconut oil
When sautéing foods, try organic extra virgin olive oil.
Oils like flaxseed, sesame, toasted sesame, walnut, and pumpkin seed are best used unheated in sauces or dressings.

Try this delicious easy recipe:

Avocado Dip
Prep Time: 3 minutes

Makes 1 cup

1 large peeled and pitted avocado
2/3 cup plain yogurt, goat yogurt, coconut yogurt, or almond yogurt

1 diced tomato
a squirt of lemon or lime juice
dash or two of cayenne pepper
sea salt and black pepper

Mash avocado with a fork until very smooth.

Add yogurt, tomato, cayenne. Blend until smooth. This may be done in a food processor, in a blender, or

with a fork.

Add sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste.

Serve chilled with mixed raw vegetables.

Tip: Best made a maximum of 1 hour before serving.

For more great recipes click here.

Upcoming Events
Join me for a 10 Day Sugar Detox. June 4, 2015
Let's work together to Detox from Sugar. Detoxing from Sugar will:

Activate your body's natural ability to burn fat and lose weight.
Balance insulin and blood sugar levels, stop food cravings, create effortless appetite control, debug your digestive system, burn more calories and reset your metabolism.
We will work together to break free from addiction to sugar, carbs and processed foods, which will regulate hormones and rid your system of the hidden inflammation that is sabotaging your health and waistline.

This course is designed to support you and get you started on permanently changing the way you eat so that you no longer have to struggle with weight loss and symptoms in your body that are caused by the foods you are eating. During these 10 days we will meet on a Conference call 6 times and you will have email and Facebook support to help you through. You will receive recipes, handouts, a shopping list and guidance on exactly what you need to accomplish this 10 day detox.

Sign up today. under the events tab.

Upcoming Lectures

Got the Sugar Blues?

Come join me for a free lecture on Saturday, June 13th from 4:00-5:00 pm at
Satya Yoga. Located inside Slate Salon and Spa.
601 Dayton St Edmonds, WA 98026
Space is limited, so please text, register and your name, to 206-354-1866

3 month group program begins June 1st.
Please fill out a Health History form and email it back to me. Once I receive your form I will contact you to schedule your complimentary consultation to see if a 3 month Group Coaching program is right for you.

For more info click on 3 month Group Program

Are you curious about how to choose whole nutritious foods? Would you like help being as healthy as you can? Let's talk! Schedule an initial complimentary consultation with me today-or pass this offer on to someone you care about!


I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I learned about more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized "roadmap to health" that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.

Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching.