Matching Face Mask and Keychain Bag Perfect for Dog Walking

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Here’s a super cute face mask and bag set that’s perfect for running errands, walking the dog, going to the gym, etc. It would also make a nice gift for your favorite pet sitter, postal carrier, neighbor or teacher. Grab some sets NOW and stash them away as stocking stuffers for Christmas.

Never forget your face mask again because it’s in the matching bag! ($9.99-$10.99 + free shipping for the set.)

The little bag is stylish, functional, and above all, versatile. It’s a go-anywhere bag; the perfect wallet, ID holder, purse companion, and key-chain accessory. Whether you are carrying in a purse, clipping to your pants, or hooking it to your keys, it’s a great way to stay organized while out and about. I’m going to stash a couple of poop bags and some dog treats in it and attach it to Daisy’s leash!

Several really pretty and fashionable designs are available HERE from the brand Southern Grace. The customer reviews are excellent. too. The silver or black sequin face mask and bag sets would be great for attending a wedding, New Year’s Eve party or other formal/dressy event. Visit this page to view all 16 colors and styles.

HUGE Giveaway: $100 Chewy Gift Card + Furbo Dog Camera + Dog DNA Test Kit + GPS Dog Tracker

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Dog Lovers, Don’t Miss The Embark Scratch ‘N Sniff Giveaway!

Enter to win the ultimate dog lover’s package including a Furbo dog camera, FitBark fitness tracker, $100 Chewy gift card, and an Embark Breed + Health dog DNA test kit. Enter by 11:59 PDT 10/15/2020. See Official Rules for details.

One winner will win:

  • Furbo Dog Camera
  • FitBark GPS Dog Tracker
  • $100 Chewy gift card
  • Embark Breed + Health Kit
  • Click HERE to enter. Good Luck!

Always Eat After 7 PM Book Review Wrap Up

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Over the past several weeks, I’ve been trying out the diet plan in the book Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion.

If you missed the previous updates, you can read them here:

I’ve had several weeks to review the book, try out the plan and recipes since receiving my review copy, and overall I’m pleased. The plan is easy to follow and you can eat more carbs than some of my previous diets have allowed. I really enjoyed trying out some new recipes and there are still lots more that I’ve bookmarked. Braised Cuban Flank Steak is next on my list!

I’ve lost about 7 pounds so far which might seem slow to some of you, but is great for me. I find from experience that if I lose weight too quickly, I just put it back on again. I’ve been looking for something that I can stick to long-term. This book includes sample meal plans, menus and food lists along with the recipes, so there is plenty here to keep me going.

What makes this diet different than others is that we’ve been traditionally taught to avoid carbs, have an early dinner, and never eat before bed. But the fact is, the latest scientific research shows us this earlier model is not the most ideal.

In addition to not avoiding all carbs, a couple of things that make the diet do-able are: the overall variety of food choices, and that it doesn’t require eating breakfast (I don’t do breakfast, except for brunch on special occasion).

From the book:

 “Fact is, most diets are extremely narrow with regard to food choices and variety, and many even limit entire macronutrients altogether over the course of the entire program (think low-carb and low-fat diets). Three months with no carbs? No thanks. Such practices not only are entirely unnecessary, but make for a miserable, unsustainable experience.”

and

“Those who ate breakfast ended up eating about 260 calories more a day, the review found. Those who skipped breakfast were about one pound lighter than those who ate breakfast. These findings led the researchers to conclude that eating breakfast isn’t necessarily a good strategy for losing weight. The science isn’t really there. Breakfast could very well be the least important meal of the day.”

The Always Eat After 7 PM plan consists of: The 14-day Acceleration Phase to kick-start the program and see rapid results, The Main Phase where you’ll learn exactly which foods to eat when in order to achieve your weight-loss goals, and The Lifestyle Phase to keep the weight off for good.

 

If you’d like to try it for yourself, Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion is now available to purchase. Learn more about the book and how to purchase here.

Shop Safely with Curbside Pickup for Father’s Day Gifts and Pet Supplies

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We all know that shopping online is the safest way to maintain social distancing during the current coronavirus outbreak, but that isn’t always possible. Maybe your dog’s brand of pet food is sold out online or there is a shipping delay. Or perhaps you just want to pick up some last minute birthday gifts or supplies for your favorite fur kid. And if you’ve waited til now to shop for Father’s Day gifts, then this is also a great solution.

Whatever the reason, the next best thing to online shopping for pet supplies and gifts right now is curbside-pickup. That’s where you order online from a local store near you and then go pick it up when you receive the email or text that lets you know your order is ready. When you arrive, you stay in your car and just pop the trunk while someone from the store brings your order out to you. It allows you to safely get what you need the same day as you order. It also helps keep store employees safer as well by reducing the amount of people inside the store, and you can take your dog for a car ride as a bonus!

Two really easy shopping options for curbside pickup are Petco and Target.

Here’s the scoop + current deals:

  • Use this link for Petco to order online for Curbside Pickup and get 10% OFF your order.
  • (photo note: we recommend dogs only ride in back seat for safety of pets and people)

Can Eating Dessert Help You Lose Weight?

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At first glance, there’s no way something this delicious-looking could be healthy—right? Wrong. It’s one of the recipes from Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight. It’s the new diet book I’m following, and you can get caught up by reading my earlier updates here and here.

Things I love about this rule-breaking diet include the recipe ideas and the easy to follow meal planning. Desserts and even bedtime snacks are included and encouraged!

The No Bake Salted Caramel Bars are one of my favorite treats from the book and are made with some smart and healthy ingredients.

The coconut oil and coconut flour offer a naturally occurring source of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), a type of fat that your body can easily absorb and burn as energy, which may aid weight loss, and the pecans add an extra boost of healthy fats, plant-based protein, and fiber. Raw nuts have also been associated with reduced risk of heart disease and even deaths associated with cancer and diabetes. This combination of healthy fats will keep blood sugar at bay before bed (or any time of day), keeping the body in a fat burning environment. The book and recipes have introduced me to some new ingredients, including Swerve, which is a sugar replacement with zero net carbs.

Learning when and what to eat has helped me on the path to achieving my goals to lose some pounds and gain some energy. The most challenging times to curb hunger are just before bed and in the morning. By following the Always Eat After 7PM program, you have the most willpower to stay on the diet because you are eating during the hours when you are most hungry. This also puts you into both intermittent fasting increasing testosterone and your metabolism, while putting you into ketosis.

In addition to the recipes and food lists, the book goes into the science behind eating and dieting. According to the book, “Specific higher-carbohydrate foods (including berries and cherries) support your fat-burning metabolism while you sleep, providing your body with a steady stream of fuel throughout the night. The trick is knowing how to combine them with other evening and pre-bedtime fat-burning foods to fuel your metabolism as you sleep.”

If you want to check it out, Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion is now available to purchase. Learn more about the book and how to purchase here.