Could magnesium deficiency be sabotaging your weight loss efforts? Learn why magnesium is so important, if you are deficient, and how you can get it.

Are you magnesium deficient? Okay, so maybe you’re wondering what that even means!!

When I lost 90 pounds six years ago, I had changed my eating habits and became much more active. But even adding in healthy foods and more water, I was still suffering with constipation and other gut issues. When I searched for a possible cause, the one thing that kept popping up was “magnesium deficiency!”

So are you magnesium deficient? The answer is, PROBABLY!

What does magnesium do?

* helps strengthen our bones by allowing us to absorb calcium better
* promotes more restful sleep
* helps regulate blood pressure
* helps with constipation
* aids in weight loss
* and much, much more.

What are the symptoms of magnesium deficiency?

* insomnia
* irritability
* anxiety
* infertility
* PMS symptoms
* headaches
* allergies
* constipation
* thyroid issues
* and many more.

How can you get more magnesium?

* you can apply it topically
* you can ingest it

Watch the video above for some important tips about adding magnesium to your diet.


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Clean Eating Pizza Sauce

by Jen on May 25, 2015

Pizza night just got tastier and healthier! This simple clean eating pizza sauce is full of flavour and perfect in any recipe that calls for pasta sauce.

Clean Eating Pizza Sauce. Pizza night just got healthier and tastier. Use this sauce on any recipe that calls for pasta sauce. | The Fit Housewife

If you know me, you know I LOVE pizza! It’s my all-time favourite meal. So I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to try making my own pizza sauce.

After looking at the nutrition label on some pizza sauce jars, I think I should make my own from now on! Some store-bought pizza sauces have a lot of sodium in them, over 400mg per 1/4 cup! And then the added sugar and a few other ingredients I can barely pronounce.

I actually thought making your own sauce involved hours in the kitchen, standing by the stove, and simmering your sauce all day long. Perhaps I’ve seen too many commercials where some Italian grandmother is doing that, “Just like grandma used to make!”

Well move over nonna, I’ve got news for you — making your own sauce is so simple, even my kids could do it! And I love this sauce because it’s full of clean eating ingredients. No white sugar or salt to be found!

And of course, it’s kid-approved!¬†I asked my middle son to try it for ya’ll because he’s the picky one around here. So if he likes it, you’ll definitely like it!!

The next time you have family pizza night, I highly recommend you try making this sauce instead of buying it at the store. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. And shhhh…don’t tell nonna your secret ūüėČ

Clean Eating Pizza Sauce | The Fit Housewife


Clean Eating Pizza Sauce


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2-1/2 cups

Serving Size: 1/4 cup


  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced red onions
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 can (5.5 oz) no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp each dried basil and rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp coconut palm sugar


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a saucepan. Add onions and garlic. Cook and stir until onions are softened, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and mix well. Bring sauce to a boil (you might want to wear an apron for this so you don't get tomato splashing all over your nice shirt - just sayin')
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  4. Cool before using.
  5. **Keeps for one week in an airtight container in the refrigerator. May be frozen for up to two months.


21 Day Fix (per serving): 1/4 purple

© Jennifer Gacek and The Fit Housewife, 2015. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jennifer Gacek and The Fit Housewife with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


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Free *Sneak Peek* – What Does a Beachbody Coach Do?

May 21, 2015

Are you wondering what a Beachbody Coach does? Find out in my upcoming FREE 5 Day *Sneak Peek* into coaching!   If you know my story, then you’re probably familiar with my journey.¬†Being 90 pounds overweight, juggling 3 very young boys, and going from a working-out-of-the-home woman to a stay-at-home mom was a huge change¬†for […]

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Free Clean Eating Meal Plan

May 18, 2015

Save time, save money, and stay on track with your healthy eating! Grab this week‚Äôs FREE clean eating meal plan for some healthy recipe ideas the whole family will enjoy.   Monday: Oven BBQ Chicken Thighs with Rice and Asparagus Tuesday: Orange BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Salad Wednesday: Skinny Broccoli & Cheese Soup Thursday: Healthy […]

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Can I Become A Beachbody Coach Just For The Discount?

May 14, 2015

Can you become a Beachbody Coach just for the discount? YES!! You can enjoy¬†the 25% coach discount without ever coaching anyone! Do you enjoy Beachbody at home workouts? Or maybe you love the nutrition that Shakeology offers. Whatever Beachbody products you enjoy, you can start to receive 25% OFF any Beachbody product TODAY! Why Join […]

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Orange BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

May 11, 2015

A simple weeknight dinner that is bursting with flavour and full of clean eating ingredients! One of my kid’s favourite things to eat is a rotisserie chicken. They love it so much, that we usually have one once a week! When you eat it that much though, you tend to get bored of just a […]

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The Truth About Stretch Marks, Loose Skin, and Belly Bloat

May 7, 2015

Do you have stretch marks, loose skin, and/or belly bloat?¬†Find answers here to your most common questions about getting a flat belly! Probably THE most common question I get is: “How can I get a flat belly?” Today, I’m going to get REAL with you. For all those fellow moms out there who have stretch […]

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How To Make Any Recipe 21 Day Fix Approved

May 4, 2015

Do you have a favourite recipe but you’re not sure it fits into the 21 Day Fix plan? Here’s how to make ANY recipe 21 Day Fix Approved! I get so many messages from people asking me if there is a “secret” formula to figuring out if a recipe is 21 Day Fix approved. I […]

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I’m Exercising and Eating Clean, But I’m Not Losing Weight!

April 30, 2015

Do you exercise and eat clean but still don’t lose weight? If so, read on…. I get SO many messages and emails from people telling me that they are exercising and eating healthy, but they still aren’t seeing results. They ask me, what is the “one thing” they are¬†doing wrong?! First, I need to ask […]

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Free Clean Eating Meal Plan

April 26, 2015

Save time, save money, and stay on track with your healthy eating! Grab this week‚Äôs FREE clean eating meal plan for some healthy recipe ideas the whole family will enjoy.   Monday:¬†Healthy Beef Noodle Salad Tuesday:¬†Healthy Turkey Pasta Bake with salad Wednesday:¬†Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken with your favourite vegetable Thursday:¬†Healthy Mojito Chicken with rice (optional) […]

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