Talking Beauty with Sarah Fragoso + Cookbook GIVEAWAY! (Closed)

Talking Beauty with Sarah Fragoso + Cookbook GIVEAWAY! (Closed)

Everyday Paleo

Hey every­one! Today I have an awe­some inter­view with Sarah Fragoso, author of the super pop­u­lar Every­day Paleo web­site and Every­day Paleo cook­book. She is one of my favorite paleo folks – she’s a work­ing, trav­el­ing, super busy mum of 3 boys and main­tains a fan­tas­tic diet and exer­cise rou­tine for her­self and her fam­i­ly. Her cook­book is also an excel­lent tool for any­one want­i­ng to fol­low an Epic Beau­ty Guide-style diet for clear skin, since her recipes are quick and tasty.

Annnnd…we’re giv­ing away a copy of her cook­book! Keep read­ing…

1. Your cook­book is a favorite in my house­hold col­lec­tion. How long did it take you com­pile this tome and what was your favorite part of cre­at­ing it?
It took me almost a year to cre­ate and com­pile Every­day Paleo.  My favorite part of cre­at­ing it was the sim­ple fact that this was a fam­i­ly project.  My hus­band and my chil­dren were all extreme­ly involved, inter­est­ed, and hon­est through­out the process and I could not have done it with­out their lov­ing sup­port.

2. If you could pick one recipe from Every­day Paleo, which one would you say is your favorite?
My per­son­al favorite would have to be the Steak Chile Rel­lenos but my fam­i­lies absolute favorite is hands down the Every­day Meat­loaf.

Sarah Fragoso Before Paleo & After Paleo

Sarah Before & After — Doesn’t She Look Awe­some?

3. You have three adorable sons and are in great shape. Could you tell us how you got fit post-preg­nan­cy?
Chang­ing my eat­ing habits was num­ber one in my phys­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion. For fit­ness I worked out twice a week at Nor­cal Strength and Con­di­tion­ing under the guid­ance of Robb Wolf and his amaz­ing wife Nicki Vio­let­ti. I fell so in love with the gym that I even­tu­al­ly became a train­er myself and con­tin­ue to work at the gym a few hours a week despite my busy sched­ule of tak­ing care of a fam­i­ly, man­ag­ing my blog, and writ­ing books. I have learned over the years that if you are not fit, you are bro­ken. I lift heavy weights, sprint, and work on mobil­i­ty and gym­nas­tics. My fit­ness rou­tine is not that com­pli­cat­ed and I spend less then three hours a week in the gym.

4. Since going paleo, have you noticed any ben­e­fits to your phys­i­cal appear­ance (skin, hair, etc.)?
Yes!! I have noticed improve­ment over­all in my skin, hair and nails. My hair grows so much faster and I notice that I need less prod­ucts than before on both my hair and skin!

5. How has your skin and hair care reg­i­men changed since going paleo?
I have great­ly min­i­mized what I use for my skin and hair care reg­i­men. I used to use sev­er­al dif­fer­ent prod­ucts and nev­er real­ly loved my skin or my hair but with all the good fats in my diet, I have noticed that my skin is clear­er and no longer dry and my hair is eas­ier to man­age. Bet­ter skin and hair is an amaz­ing ben­e­fit to eat­ing paleo.

6. What are the “must-haves” in your skin care arse­nal?
Must haves in include Dr. Bonner’s Mag­ic soap which is sim­ply a blend of coconut oil, jojoba, and hemp oil.  I use this to wash my face. Coconut oil is my favorite skin care pro­duct. I use it as a night­ly mois­tur­iz­er on my face and I use it to remove my eye make­up. I even put it in my hair before I go to bed now and then as a leave in con­di­tion­er. I swear by Arbon­ne cos­met­ics for my make­up.  I love that it looks nat­u­ral and I trust the ingre­di­ents. That’s real­ly all I use! It’s great to not have so much clut­ter in my bath­room and less prod­ucts equals less waste and it’s cost effec­tive!

7. Any plans for a sec­ond book or cook­book?
I’m cur­rent­ly work­ing on a children’s sto­ry book called Paleo Pals: Jim­my and the Car­rot Rock­et Ship that will be released Feb­ru­ary 7th.  It’s a fic­tion­al sto­ry about three super hero chil­dren known as the Paleo Pals who trav­el the land help­ing chil­dren who are not all that excit­ed about eat­ing paleo. This book will be a resource for par­ents who are strug­gling to tran­si­tion their chil­dren over to a paleo lifestyle. I am also work­ing on a cook­book that will fol­low up the Paleo Pals children’s book with a May release date. The cook­book will be the Paleo Pals Cook­book and although geared towards chil­dren it will be filled with real food recipes that the entire fam­i­ly will enjoy! Both books are cur­rent­ly avail­able for pre-order on Ama­zon.

How to Get a FREE Copy of Sarah’s Cookbook, “Everyday Paleo”

1. Leave a com­ment on this post. Include your favorite grain-free recipe OR how cer­tain foods and/or eat­ing healthy in gen­er­al has helped you.

2. One win­ner will be cho­sen on Novem­ber 23rd (day before Thanks­giv­ing, woohoo!). Entries are open to every­one world­wide.

~Steph  x


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