Guacamole + Strength Training | What's Up Weekly with Diane Sanfilippo

Guacamole & Strength Training | What’s Up Weekly with Diane | February 1st, 2017

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Here's what was up last week!

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Cook with me! Basic 4 Guacamole

Here's a recipe you will make time and time again because it's:

(1) super simple
(2) cheaper (& way fresher) than the premade, store-bought kind
(3) delicious and nutritious
(4) 21-Day Sugar Detox approved (as long as you are dipping veggies!)

This recipe is a great base. If you decide you want to make a “fancier” version, you can use this recipe as a starting point for any variation you decide to create!

In fact, you can see just how easy it is by watching me make a fresh batch >

Basic 4 Guacamole | Diane Sanfilippo | The 21-Day Sugar Detox

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Super Bowl Recipe Round-up

While watching football may or may not be your thing, I know we all want some delicious party food to enjoy this Super Bowl Sunday.

Search no further, I've got a delicious Super Bowl Recipe Roundup to share so you plan a delicious menu!

Diane Sanfilippo's Superbowl Recipe Roundup

Grab these awesome 50+ recipes here >

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My Current Strength Training Program

Ohmygosh. I can’t believe the floodgate that I’ve opened by sharing video clips of some of my workouts lately. I think the question about my current workouts has quickly become the #1 thing you all are asking for, so I finally sat down to write this out.

Please know this: the point of this post is not necessarily to have you go sign up for the exact program I am following!

I’m going to give you context here, explain where I came from and how I landed on the program I’m doing now, and all of this matters – a lot!

Read all about my current strength training program >

Strength Training Program | Diane Sanfilippo

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Balanced Bites Podcast Episode #280 – Muscle Building with Jen Sinkler & Kourtney Thomas


1. News and updates from Diane [1:30]
2. Introducing our guests; Jen Sinkler and Kourtney Thomas [3:56]
3. Something I’m digging: self care [9:56]
4. Strength training and women [19:53]
5. Myths of cardiovascular training [24:32]
6. Differences in strength versus cardio training [31:30]
7. Training for aesthetics [40:32]
8. Hypertrophy training [49:41]
9. What hypertrophy training looks like [57:59]
10. The Bigness Project [1:04:12]

Tune in or read more here >

Balanced Bites Podcast | Diane Sanfilippo & Liz Wolfe

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Purchase My Premade, Organic Balanced Bites Spices!

The Balanced Bites Spices are on sale exclusively over at!

All of these blends are also available in the pages of Practical Paleo, 2nd Edition. If you don't want to buy them, you are welcome to make them. If you need them all nightshade-free, you are welcome to make them until we release a pack of exclusively nightshade-free blends (anticipated this spring). If you need salt-free, well, you know what I'm going to say… recipes, make them salt-free. Done.

But if you want this to be an easy-button to tasty food in your kitchen every day of the week, then here you go.

They are sold in two different 4-packs or a full set of 8-pack, and eventually, they will be sold individually. All ingredient details are on the Kasandrinos website.

Buy the Balanced Bites Spices Now >



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New on the 21DSD Blog

 21DSD Recipe Roundup | Salmon

21-Day Sugar Detox Recipe Roundup | Salmon

Not sure how to cook this flavorful fish? Try fresh or canned salmon in one of these recipes!

Get the 8 recipes here >

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Highlights from Instagram

YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS STEAK!!! 🙌🏻On repeat at our house is some sort of grass fed steak (this is a bavette cut from @stemplecreek but we also love hangar) dry-rubbed with #BBspices Coffee BBQ, and grilled 3.5-4 minutes per side over high heat. See more as well as my entire dinner plate from tonight in my current IG story. 😍🔥🙌🏻 . BB spices are available for sale now – tap the link in my bio and link right from my website! . 👁‍🗨HOW TO VIEW AN IG STORY: Tap on the person's profile name, then on their photo when it has a colored circle around it. ⏸To PAUSE a photo, tap and hold anywhere on the screen. ⏩To SKIP or FF ahead, tap on the very right side of the screen. ⏪To REPLAY or RW something, tap the very left side of the screen. ▶️To RE-WATCH the whole thing, go back to the profile and tap on their photo which will now have a grey circle around it indicating that there is a current story but you've viewed it already. 🕔Stories only live for 24 hours from the posting of each part. . #paleo #practicalpaleo #healthy #cowsthatwerehugged #keto

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I can't even. #harpermills 😂😍❤#comfycone

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I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING… . Diane, I already have that book… How different can it be?! What’s different about it?! Why would I need or want that when I have the original? What’s a second edition anyway? . I have to be honest with you guys, because that’s the only way I can be… I actually re-wrote this entire book. Start-to-finish every word that was in the first book was reconsidered and much of it was re-written and re-organized – and expanded upon – to make it a much better book than it ever was. . It’s not that the original isn’t or wasn’t great, but it truly wasn’t my best anymore. And I always want you to have MY BEST. . You guys ask a lot of great questions all the time – here on IG, on FB, on my blog. And, the truth is that 99.9% of the questions you are asking are answered in this new edition of the book. . To me, it is a BRAND NEW BOOK. Because it took me as long to re-write it as it did to write it in the first place. It’s also entirely re-designed and re-imagined to make the flow and structure much easier to understand. I have re-written everything to answer all of your questions BETTER than I ever did before. There are so many new FAQs in there, you guys would seriously not believe how much pure value I pack into the pages of this book. . There is no fluff, no filler, and barely even any chapter dividers because, heck, they take up valuable page space that I really couldn’t let go of — I had too much REAL content to give you. It’s not a knock at other books AT ALL, but most have at least 20-30 pages of nothingness taken up by dividers — I’m trying to help you see what I mean when I say that this book is SO RICH. . Look, I am NEVER one to tell you that you need to buy anything from me. I am not here to sell you this book, I AM here to empower you regarding your health, nutrition, & life. And, when I tell you that this book is going to help you do just that, I hope that you understand that I mean what I say 100%. . I re-wrote this for YOU. I didn’t make it a new, separate book because I didn’t want to confuse your friends/family when you said to them to get “Practical Paleo.” I wanted it to be just ONE resource still & forever. 👇🏻cont'd in comments

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This is a completely gratuitous selfie because it's Sunday and I did my hair. And I love it. . My curling iron is linked on my favorites page of my website (link in my bio). I'm not wearing makeup here but there is a filter on this photo #honesty and if you look closely I've got a pimple next to my mouth anyway 🤣 . Hair cut & color by @whitneywarfield Brows by @browistry Lashes by @backstageglamourstudios . If any of these fun vanity upkeep habits of mine upset you because you “don't like that I do them,” or you “didn't expect them of me.” It's okay with me, carry on without a comment. I don't do those things to please you, I enjoy them for myself and they make my life easier. ❤ But none of them are Paleo and it's okay with me. My life, my face/head, my choices. 😘 . #microblading #lashextensions #ilovemyselfwithorwithoutthem

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