About

Kimberly Roberto

Kimberly Roberto

My name is Kimberly Roberto and I am a wife, mother of three, and a co-business owner with my husband of a chiropractic/wellness clinic.  I have always had a passion for cooking but have now infused a passion for nutrition.  I come from a place of common sense and practicality.  I have made many nutritional changes for may family and know what works for us.  My hope is to inspire other people to research for themselves, to take control of their health, and have fun doing it.  

I am currently pursuing a degree in holistic nutrition as I couldn’t see myself sitting through a “regular” nutrition course.  After all, many nutritionists still recommend margarine for goodness sake!  So I work, manage 3 children (and a husband), manage a household, and still make shopping, cooking, and nutrition a priority in my family.

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of something related to nutrition that I want to share or get off my chest.  I hope that I will have people email me, ask questions, not believe a word I say and do their own research, and just plain get inspired to make changes to their diet.

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14 responses to “About

  1. Kimberly….we’ve been using coconut, olive oil and grapeseed oil as cooking oils, but I’ve recently come across avocado oil. While i know avocado is an acceptable food on the ML Advanced plan, can it be added to the acceptable cooking oils? I’ve read that it has a very high smoke point, and assume that this means it would work in place of coconut oil in high heat cooking.

    Can you confirm any or all of this?

    Thanks!

    Dr. Steve

    p.s. – just had a taste of the decadent chocolate cake. As a person who dislikes the texture of beans and won’t eat them despite their health benefits, I fully expected to HATE this cake. I couldn’t imagine black beans being chocolaty….Boy….how WRONG I was….DELICIOUS!!

    • Yes, avocado oil is acceptable. You want to make sure you buy it in a dark container because it actually contains chlorophyll and shouldn’t be exposed to sun/light. This also gives it a greenish tint so some people don’t like to cook their food with it because it can end up looking green.

      Glad you liked the cake.

  2. Hi, I’m not really sure if I’m sending this message correctly…I am having trouble with getting my 5 year old daughter to eat the healthy lunches that I prepare for her to take to school. I am in desperate need of some great and tasty ideas. I have got to get her off of the school lunches! HELP!!!

  3. Talk to me about Agave nectar… is it Advanced Plan approved?
    Also, if I find a recipe that is “gluten free” is that also Advanced Plan approved?
    You’re awesome! Thanks!

    • Agave Nectar is not approved. Although it has a lower glycemic index, it still does spike blood sugar. The idea of the Advanced Plan is to not elevate blood sugar at all. The other thing you have to worry about with agave is that it is often highly processed and some of it is byproducts from corn syrup – just labeled agave.

      With regards to “gluten free”, unfortunately that does not equal sugar free. The majority of “gluten free” products are high sugar products. You will see them filled with cane sugar, rice flour, brown rice syrup, etc. It is buyer beware for sure. “Gluten Free” has become a marketing tactic rather than a health indication.

      Hope this helps!
      Kim

  4. Kim:
    I just recently (two weeks ago) embarked on a Maximized Living lifestyle. I have so much energy (filled AND fuelled!). I started a small blog (www.inspiredmaximizedliving.blogspot.com) to journal my experience and…. I have a question. If we eat beef, it should be grass-fed…. so then does it make sense that we can include goat’s milk cheese on the advanced plan since goat’s are grass-fed?

    Thank you for your time! Love your recipes…. I will be making lots of them and blogging about it 🙂

    • Yes, goats milk cheese is fine and you are right, goats are usually grass fed. Ideally you want to get local goats milk & cheese but it is a better bet when buying at a store than cow’s milk cheeses.

  5. Hi Kim,
    Thanks so much for all of the wonderful recipes! I have been on the Advanced Plan for 3 months now, and love finding new recipes to keep my family interested in this healthy way of eating. How long do you typically suggest people stay on the Advanced Plan? I don’t necessarily want to come off of it, but I’m curious as to when “healing” typically takes place. The MLNP book says that once hormones are healed, I should be able to go 5 hours without eating, but I rarely can go more than 3 (unless I have a huge omelet for breakfast, that might get me 4). I snack on nuts, hard boiled eggs, cheese, etc. typically 2-3 hours after breakfast and again after lunch. I’d love to not be hungry anymore, but I am! Is that an indication that my hormone levels are still off?
    By the way, I also have been doing MaxT3 for well over a year, and love it 🙂 Thanks for all you do!

    • Unfortunately, the answer is: “it depends”. Everyone is different and everyone’s body responds differently. My typical answer to the question, “How long do I need to stay on the Advanced Plan?” is “As long as it takes for you to reach your health goals.” As far as eating goes, it is true that you should be able to have 3 meals a day and not feel like you are starving. You will need to make sure you are eating enough fat and protein at those meals though. If you are in good health and are comfortable with your weight, it is no problem to have a snack here and there. Hormones are tricky so it may take a while to get them regulated. It sounds like you are doing a great job so keep up the good work and be patient. I’m so glad you like MaxT3 – it has gotten me in the best shape of my life at age 43 🙂

  6. Hi,
    I noticed you had a link for Amazon Food and Essentials Store. On there it listed some different types of noodles. Are they advanced plan approved and do you have any recipes you would recommend? It mentioned to not make them like spaghetti since it won’t taste very good.

    • Yes, they are advanced plan approved in moderation. I typically use them in stir-fry or pad thai with lots of veggies. I haven’t ever tried them in place of spaghetti- I use spaghetti squash or ribboned zucchini for that.

  7. What are your rules as far as sharing your recipes on another blog?

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