Weight Loss

The key to weight loss is feeding your body! Our bodies have two programed mechanisms called feast or famine. When we stop feeding our bodies with whole foods our bodies go into famine mode, thus holding onto all our fat that is stored up.

Most Americans are starving. When we fill our bodies with low nutrient foods such as dairy, meats, eggs, processed starches and sugar our cells are literally starving for nutrients. This leaves us deficient in essential vitamins and minerals because our cells now have to try and pull these vital nutrients from our organs, bones and bloodstream. When we fill our bodies with raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and seeds our bodies are able to go into feast mode and therefore it lets go of the unwanted fat. You will also notice that you will be eating much more than ever before and losing the weight without even having to try. By feeding our bodies high nutrient foods it is able to release toxins that it has been holding onto for years, making you a happier and healthier human being. Did you also know that consuming hot herbs such as cayenne pepper and ginger root can help you lose weight? They do this by boosting the level of hydrochloric acid your stomach makes, which then helps your body break down and utilize food more efficiently.

There are new diets created everyday to try and help people lose weight. The problem with most of these diets is that they are not concentrating on the whole body, there for leaving it malnourished. When you are trying to lose weight there are healthy ways and a damaging ways to go about it. One of the most damaging ways to go about losing weight is by exercising first without changing your diet. Doing this can damage your heart! You always want to change your diet first, then you can implement exercising into your daily routine. If you would like help in creating a personalized nutritional, herbal and exercise program contact me at utaherbalist@gmail.com to set up a consultation today. Here is a recipe to get you started on your vitalist way of life!

Sarah Dobson

Certified Herbalist

Nutritional Herbalist

Reiki Master, Teacher


Vegan Ginger Melon Sorbet


1 Cantaloupe (3 to 3 ½ pounds) cut into cubes or balls

¼ Cup raw honey

1 ½ Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 Tablespoons freshly grated ginger root

2-3 sprigs of fresh spearmint leaves

How to create:
Combine the melon, honey and lemon juice in the blender and puree until smooth. Add ginger root and blend. Place the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. Remove from freezer and allow to thaw a bit and then return to the blender and blend again until smooth. Repeat this process again one more time. Serve and garnish with mint leaves.

You can also go to the articles page and find more of my healthy vegan recipes…..Enjoy!

ginger melon sorbet pic



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