Recommendations

I created this resource page to list recommended products, and companies that I love and use. This will help you easily find exactly what you need to crush your goals all in one place. 

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 keto diet essentials

Perfect Keto Nootropic- Perfect Keto Nootropic is my secret weapon to support my Keto lifestyle. Unlike similar products, Perfect Keto has zero carbs, zero fillers, and zero sugars… so basically no junk. It's jam packed with Ketones, herbs, MCTs and collagen. Exogenous Ketones will help you reap the benefits of Ketosis faster, avoid “keto flu” symptoms and give you more energy for workouts. I mix it with coffee and a little splash of heavy cream every morning. No blender required. Read The 5 Benefits of Exogenous Ketones.

Perfect Keto MCT Oil- MCT Oil (Medium chain triglycerides) are unique fatty acids found naturally in coconut oil. These fats are quickly absorbed and converted into ketone bodies in your liver, support healthy brain function, mental clarity and a lasting energy boost. MCT oil should be part of your diet whether you are on Keto or just striving to live a healthy life. I usually take a tablespoon shot of MCT each morning (it’s tasteless) or add it to fat bomb recipes. Read my Full MCT Oil Review

Fat For Fuel- Fat For Fuel was basically my Keto Diet manual when I first started following a Keto diet. The book really helps you understand why Keto is a revolutionary diet to combat cancer, boost brain power, and the amazing effects it can have on your energy. Dr. Mercola explains everything you need to know from what foods to eat, what apps he recommends to track your daily intake, Keto MACROS and really everything you need to successfully start and maintain a Keto lifestyle. I highly recommend reading Fat for Fuel by Dr. Joseph Mercola

Perfect Keto Collagen Powder- Collagen is best know for rebuilding skin, nails, hair, and joints, but also is great for digestion, energy and detoxification. Many other protein supplements that are animal-based such as whey, which is the most common protein powder actually causes a lot of inflammation in your body. Collagen on the other hand is well-tolerated by the body and is made the same way bone broth is made. I typically drink Keto Collagen Powder in my morning coffee or mix with almond milk before workouts. Check my full review + How to use collagen

Hi-Lyte- When you are in ketosis your body doesn’t retain as much water, so it’s really important to stay hydrated to avoid the Keto Flu, however, I felt like no matter how much water I drank I was still feeling dehydrated. I started using Hi-Lyte which is a liquid electrolyte concentrate that I add to my water each morning. Unlike similar products, it’s made of all-natural sea minerals, no calories, no sugar, no artificial flavors, vegan, Non-GMO, Keto diet approved and made in the USA. 

 keto approved ingredients

Pork Panko- Pork Panko is the best low carb alternative to breadcrumbs. Ideal for breading fried chicken, or any recipe that calls for breadcrumbs. Simply substitute 1 to 1 in any recipe for breadcrumbs. Here is my favorite Pork Panko Recipe Keto Fried Chicken Tenders Chick-Fil-A Copycat Recipe

Lakanto Monkfruit 1:1 Sugar Substitute- Classic, Brown Sugar and Powdered Sugar options. Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener is the only zero calorie, zero glycemic sweetener that is just like sugar without the aftertaste like swerve and other artificial sweeteners.  It is made from Monk Fruit, a naturally occurring sugar alcohol. Lakanto is non-GMO, NO Maltodextrin, NO Artificial flavoring, Vegan and Keto friendly. Try my favorite dessert using Lakanto The Best Keto Fudge Brownies

Lakanto Sugar-Free Maple Syrup- With Lakanto Sugar Free Syrup you can still enjoy your favorite breakfast without all the sugar. This syrup tastes, smells and looks like real maple syrup and can be used for baking, pancakes, bacon whatever you want with only 1 net carb per serving, sugar-free and all natural. Lakanto Maple flavored syrup goes perfectly with these Low Carb Coconut Flour Pancakes

Lakanto Liquid Monkfruit Sweetener- Lakanto Liquid Monkfruit Sweeteners are the perfect and convenient way to sweeten your hot or cold coffee and tea without a bitter aftertaste! Comes in a small bottle so I have one at home and one in the center consul of my car at all times! 

NOW Real Food Raw Almond Flour- Now Food Almond Flour is 100% pure, unblanched, gluten-free, and low in carbs, making it a healthy, and tasty alternative to bleached white flour. Here is my favorite recipe using Now Food Almond Flour Easy Keto No-Bake Cheesecake Bites

NOW Real Food Coconut Flour- Now Food Coconut Flour is the perfect replacement for processed, grain-based flours. It's Gluten free and nut free for those with allergies. This Coconut Flour is dried, defatted coconut meat and ground into a fine powder. Try out this Keto Coconut Shrimp Recipe

 gym gear

Curves Workout Leggings- Curves Leggings are seriously the best! I understand the struggles of finding the perfect pair of leggings. These are NOT see through #squatproof and most options have pockets to hold your cell phone, which is ah-mazing! Curves are super durable for working out, but also comfortable enough to lounge around. Visit The Curves Shop and check all the styles and colors they offer. Use code MERMAID at checkout for a discount.

Perfect Peach Bundle- Perfect Peach Athletics offers a bundle pack with a foam pad for hip thrusts or squats, and an ankle strap attachment for cable machines. The foam pad is a thick, pillow-like pad so you can add weight to your lifts without the pain of the bar digging into your hip bones or back of your neck. The ankle strap is what I use to do cable kickbacks #bootygains

#fitchickbody.co Resistance Bands - #fitchickbody.co Resistance Bands can be used in the gym, at home, vacation, anywhere to help you build perfect glutes. I use my bands on every leg and glute workout to warm up and add extra resistance through out my workout. Each resistance band offers a different level of resistance so you can progress to different bands as you see improvements. 

Qalo Silicone Rings - Qalo Wedding rings are one of the first things I ordered after getting engaged because I was terrified of messing up my engagement ring and it was really uncomfortable to lift with it on too. The silicone rings are made for an active lifestyle, much safer and so much more comfortable while you're working out.

G-loves Wrist Wraps - G-love Wrist Wraps are great for lifting, yoga, and Hiit circuits with a lot of push-ups, burpees and other exercises that put pressure on your wrists and hands to protect the tendons and muscles of your hands, wrist, and forearms. Plus G-love has the cutest designs and are pretty inexpensive. Use Code MERMAID at checkout for a discount.

Power Guidance Pull Up Bands - Power Guidance Pull Up Bands are what I use to do assisted pull-ups. When I first started using them I couldn't do any pull-ups on my own and the bands really helped me build strength and work on my form. Whether you are an athlete or just starting out I highly recommend these bands. They have different strengths and a chart that helps you figure out what strength band you should start out with. 

Power systems Resistance Band- Power System resistance bands are the best equipment for full body exercises, light weight high rep exercises and easy to carry. The Red color band (medium) will likely be enough. I use these regularly during my workouts and love do sets to failure at the end of workouts.

Versa GripsVersa Grips are something you should consider once you start lifting much heavier. You don't want to rely on these all the time because you want to improve your own grip strength, but Versa Grips Protect your hands from nerve damage  and allow you to use the intended muscles to lift heavier by alleviating some of the strain on your grip

G-Love Workout Gloves- I don't personally wear gloves when I lift anymore because I take pride in my calluses on my hands #gymrat, however, I know a lot of ladies would prefer to keep their hands soft and callus free. G-love workout gloves are the best quality made from hi-tech neoprene to be lightweight, breathable, and quick drying and it's a bonus that they have the prettiest designs! Use code MERMAID at checkout.

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Soul CBD Oil- Soul CBD Oil is an all natural solution for pain, anxiety, inflammation, sleep, digestion, and overall health to thrive in your daily life. It's 100% THC free and all Soul CBD products are produced in a food grade, GMP-compliant facility, and are tested by third parties for safety and quality. I refuse to be treated for my anxiety through pharmaceutical drugs, so when I discovered CBD oil it was a complete life changer. PS  I love the peppermint flavor

 personal development recommendations

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be- Girl Wash Your Face is such a good read! After the first chapter I started it over, went out an bought a journal so I could take notes of things I know I’d want to remember. Rachel is so raw and real as she shares the lies she’s told herself that left her feeling stressed and unworthy and exactly how she over came them. I feel like every women can relate to her stories. Girl Wash Your face is a must read.

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life- You are a Badass is a fun how to guide. Jen’s laid back yet “for real” attitude really made me feel like a badass, like I achieve greatness. If you have been doubting yourself and need a little slap in the face You Are a Badass is a great book

She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur- This book seriously pushed me to put some ideas I have been contemplating into action and that's when my online business took off! Carrie offers great guidance to get clear on your business vision, move past the fears and doubts, create your brand and stay focused. . . and so much more! If you are a female entrepreneur or have had an idea of becoming one you have to grab She Means Business.

The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday CourageThe 5 Second Rule is a pretty simple concept, but it’s actually really effective and I’m able to implement it on a regular basis to stop thinking about doing things and just do them! I listened to it on audible and I felt like I was friends with Mel Robins but the end of the book.