Will The REAL Brandye Dague Please Stand Up

Just B Healthy & Fit

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It’s time to get back to B (me).  I began blogging, over a year ago, with Empower Network.  I was told over and over to blog about what I’m passionate about and tie it together with the Empower Network opportunity, BUT…

Rather than be coachable (the main ingredient to success) and Just Be B…I basically became a copy cat of what other people, in the business, were passionate about because in my head it was more “in line” with Empower Network (EN)products.  Again, Dave Wood, founder of EN, and other leaders continued to teach to blog about my passion/s.  Eventually, I became “burned-out” because I wasn’t staying true to myself.  But now I’m getting Back To B!

Just B Healthy & Fit…The REAL Brandye Dague

A little background on B…

In 2009 I received my personal training certification.  That same year I gave birth to my daughter and three months later began working in a private 1-on-1 studio, training clients.  My mission of, helping others Just B Healthy & Fit, began!  The B in Just B Healthy & Fit has 2 meanings:

1.  Be

2.  Brandye

Close friends tend to call me B and know me to Be healthy & fit.  My passion is helping others create a healthy & fit lifestyle so, there it was; Just B (me) helping others to Just B Healthy & Fit.


In 2012, I was introduced to BeachBody.


It made sense that I become a BeachBody coach of course; however, the only product I was really interested in was Shakeology.  I was so impressed with the healthy ingredients and benefits of Shakeology that I signed up immediately!  It’s convnient, super healthy and breaks down to $4.00/day…rather than spend money destroying their health and diminishing their workout efforts my clients now had something quick, delicious and nutritious to replace the fast food drive-thru, Yay!


Empower Network

A few months after joining BeachBody, Empower Network caught my attention.  I went All In!  Long story short I did not build my business the way I was coached to do so…why?  I’m not sure…?  Even when I began realizing I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to be doing I continued doing what I wasn’t supposed to be doing – do you see how insane that sounds?  I was frustrated, overwhelmed and feeling guilty for being neglectful (in many areas of my life).  Over the past few months I have been off the radar, recuperating physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, financially, relationally (is that a word? lol).  Many areas of my life suffered as a result of not being coachable, but now I’m getting Back To B! (refer to the first paragraph)  


There are 4 rules of success in business and in personal affairs:

1.  Show Up

2.  Be Coachable

3.  Recruit

4.  Follow Up    

more on this later…

Just B Healthy & Fit to Just B Healthy & Wealthy

The focus of this blog will now focus on health & wealth!  More so on health, fitness and nutrition, but as I incorporate wealth building concepts you’ll begin to see a pattern of teaching that is basically interchangeable between the two.  As I coach you to becoming healthy and wealthy I will be using the same concepts but with different wording.  All in all health and wealth is nothing but a letter change from a H to a W…the same principles used to get healthy can be used to get wealthy and vice versa ;)


Will The REAL Brandye Dague Please Stand Up 

Yes!  This site is going to get very “all over the place” and that’s so me – lol.  In time it will all come together the important thing is that I “START THE CLOCK” vs putting things off because everything is not perfect.  

“Perfection paralyses”   ~Marshall Sylver; Million Dollar Television Network – GO NOW to sign up for a free account — make money just watching/listening, no selling or buying of anything!   

I do not plan to rid of all the past content on this blog mainly because it wouldn’t be the best way to spend my time, plus, there’s a lot of good mindset training here.  Nothing changes until the mind changes.  However, understand that some of the links or fill in boxes may no longer be available.  

Just B Educated…Know the TRUTH!

My part in your journey toward health & wealth is to supply the knowledge, education, leadership, coaching, motivation and inspiration; your part is applying what you learn.

Ignorance IS expensive and my passion revolves around exposing the hidden TRUTH…

that means these conversations (blogs) ARE going to be UNcomfortable.


The content presented on this page will not always agree with mainstream media, in fact MOST of it will not. 

It’s been said that the best way to keep a population under control is to keep them in fear, uneducated, sick and diseased.  I ain’t goin’ down like that and I’m inviting whoever is ready to rise up and take your place in making this world a better place!  I believe health equals wealth and I’m passionate about exposing the hidden TRUTH in these areas.

We’ve all been created with purpose, but we lose sight of our purpose by running around doing things outside our passion.  Are you ready to Just B You?  If so, stay tuned…


I threw a lot at you in this post; here’s a recap:

My personal FaceBook page - meet me, friend me, message me

Just B Healthy & Fit FaceBook fan page – read, comment, engage in activities

Empower Network - all the tools you need to master blogging and online marketing

My EN Blog – Example of what you get when you get the blog (comes set up and ready to go!)

BeachBody:  free account,  join/coach/shop 

(I gotta admit, as of now <June 2014> my activity on the coaching side of BeachBody is not where my focus is)

Shakeology – (this is where my focus is with BeachBody)

Million Dollar Television Network - FREE mindset training that pays you just to watch/listen!


Yes, I’m kinda all over the place but that’s part of me being me…learn to love yourself!








swamp water

Just in…studies show that swamp water is now beneficial for the drinking BUT…


I’m talking about the swamp water that my friend and business associate, Lisa McClain, is referring to when she sees me drinking my morning smoothie – lol

swamp water

You gotta admit there is a resemblance – but only in color…they are very different otherwise!  


32oz Swamp Water Recipe aka Green Smoothie Recipe

This is a starter recipe; it’s what I used in the beginning.  It comes from a gal named Grace (don’t know her, but gotta give credit where credit is due) posted in a blog back in 2011:

4-5 Kale leaves

4 cups baby spinach

2 cups water

1 tbs flaxseed oil (helps your body absorb the nutrients in the greens, plus all sorts of other hair, skin, and nails benefits)

1 cup berries

1 banana

1 kiwi

You can really use any kinds of fruit, I (this is Grace talking) sometimes use raw beets and carrots, too. Sometimes you have to ease into it by using more fruit, but after a while, I think psychologically my body gets excited for the good stuff, and the taste of greens is just fresh and delicious.

Happy blending!

Ok, me talking now…This is the very first recipe I used when I was first introduced to “swamp water” aka Green Smoothie aka Blended Salads.  The first thing I noticed and the first thing folks tell me they notice when taking on my Green Smoothie challenge is the boost of energy it provides.  To that I say goodbye coffee, red bull and whatever else stimulants folks say they need for energy.  How ’bout something that gives energy without compromising your health!  

Check out these other “Swamp Water” Benefits!

  • stronger 
  • cleaner running body – yea you finally pooped!  You’re cleaning out the swamp inside – lol
  • white teeth
  • clear skin
  • better vision
  • more flexible
You could sit down and eat all these foods used in the above recipe but who has the time these days – lol.  Plus, with one smoothie your sure to get your fruits and veggies serving in for the whole day, and anything else you eat is just a bonus!


Interestingly, I’ve had folks tell me this is too much work.  If this is you, no worries I have something just as good if not better because all the ingredients are organic, non-GMO and come from primitive lands where the soil has not been tainted by modern day agriculture.



There are many ways to prepare Shakeology; in a shaker cup with some (non-dairy) milk is the easiest and fastest way; however, my favorite way is in a blender with a frozen banana, natural peanut butter and plain, quick oats for those days I need it to tide me over longer than usual.


As you can see Shakeology comes in that swamp water color you know and love – lol



Protein Powder


A macro-nutrient that EVERYBODY needs.  Beyond its well known reputation for building muscle, protein also builds new cells, tissues, enzymes, antibodies and hormones and energizes, increases stamina and supports a healthy weight!


Plant based is becoming more and more of a popular statement in regards to ultimate health. The main problem with animal protein, just as with plant-based protein, is the source of where it’s coming from.  Man nor animal can thrive when eating genetically modified plant-based food, hence is one reason why factory farmed animals are not an adequate source of nutrition for those who desire optimum health.  The following video gives many more reasons…  

WARNING: beginning of video is hard to watch…it gets happier toward the end, please watch in its entirety.  


Whey and egg protein, the two sources of animal protein used in animal-based protein powders, ARE coming from factory farmed animals unless stated otherwise.  For instance, whey protein powders should be labeled something like:  “From cows that graze on organic grass pastures.”  To ensure avoiding your dollars being used in favor of factory farming use a plant-based protein powder instead.  :)  (But buyer beware; not all plant-based protein sources are alike). 

The days of having to have meat (animal protein) in every meal is becoming questionable.  The belief that we will not get enough protein without meat/animal sources has been embedded into our brains thanks to the meat and dairy industry, who by the way profit right along side the pharmaceutical companies in regards to sickness and disease. There is much scientific documentation that supports the idea of an all raw, organic and non-GMO plant-based eating regimen as being the best way for bodies to thrive!  I know there is much controversy over this and I’ve yet to make my own concrete decisions regarding vegetarianism/vegan, but one thing I am sure of…buying and eating factory farmed animals is detrimental to all.  



Again, you’re looking for raw, organic and non-GMO options.  Without each of these present there’s a good chance you’re buying pesticide laden, toxic forming, GMO junk food.  

Another important aspect is, is it a complete protein?  Without adequate amino acids your body will take from other areas, such as muscle, to make up for the lack.  


  • Amaranth
  • Buckwheat
  • Chia Seeds
  • Ezekiel Bread
  • Flax Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soy Beans

 Once again, you’re looking for raw, organic and non-GMO options.  Without each of these present there’s a good chance you’re buying pesticide laden, toxic forming, GMO junk food.  

So, by now you’re probably asking – how does this girl do it…how does she find and afford organic and non-GMO options???



Shakeology’s vegan (non-animal) Proprietary Super-Protein Blend contains some of the examples listed above along with super-fruit antioxidant blend for fighting off free radicals, super-green phytonutrient blend for detoxification, adaptogen blend for immune support, stress protection and balanced endocrine system and pre and probiotic digestive enzyme blend to increase nutrient absorption, regularity and digestion improvment.

Shakeology is a powerful superfood formula that will give you energy, reduce cravings, maintain healthy body weight and support your immune system for $4/day.  How much are you now spending on food that is decreasing your energy, increasing your cravings and body weight and jacking your immune system???   


There is SO much more Shakeology does ethically, economically and environmentally…it’s a purchase you can feel good about inside and out!



Crusty Parmesan Herb Zucchini Bites
Parmesan Herb Zucchini

I’m not much of a zucchini fan; However, I’m impressed by the taste of these!

I give these 2 thumbs up…

1 thumb for the ease of preparation & 1 thumb for the taste! 


  • 4 medium, fresh zucchini, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh rosemary & thyme, minced
  • smidge of olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F, lightly brush both sizes of the zucchini with olive oil and place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  2. Mix cheese and herbs together in a small bowl and sprinkle over the zucchini along with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes and place under the broiler for the last 3-5 minutes until cheese is crispy and browned.  (courtesy of accordingtoelle.com)

Click the pic below for information on a quick and easy meal that takes even less time to prepare…It’s The Healthiest Meal In A Glass.  Affordable, Nutritious and Delicious.  A superb alternative to the fast food drive-thru or to late night eating.  

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Trim Empty Carbs From Your Diet While Whittling Away Your Waistline.

-Muscle & Fitness June 2014, pg 134

spaghetti squash

Lately I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen and I must say things are going well, especially after years of being told, more than once by different people, to just stay out of the kitchen (okay so I’m capable of burning water – lol).  

Give this dish – Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce – an A+…give me one as well cuz I done did good with this one :)  

This is the second dish, out of 5, from Muscle & Fitness’ June 2014 “The Replacements” article.  All about smart swaps for reducing carbs in popular dishes. By swapping out spaghetti with spaghetti squash you slash 33 grams per cup!

It’s like eating spaghetti

minus the carb overload AND what spaghetti squash lacks in carbs it makes up for in vitamin C, which can improve muscle recovery and immune health.  

To Just B Healthy & Fit you must eat healthy, in addition to, getting fit.


Nutrition factors:

  • 423 cals
  • 14g fat
  • 32g protein
  • 47g carbs

What you’ll need:

  • 2 medium-sized spaghetti squash, but I used 1 and it made A LOT.
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil or canola oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef – I used 100% grass-fed, organic.  See why here
  • 1 26oz jar herb-flavored pasta sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese – I used fresh, it’s SO delicious and doesn’t contain the added ingredients that are in the can.

How to make:

  1. Slice squash in half; remove seeds.  Place halves in dish or on a plate flesh side down.  Cover with paper towel.  Microwave on high 8-12 minutes or until tender (if you’re like me & don’t own a microwave use a neighbors…that’s what I did because I don’t know what the equivalent oven time & temp would be.  If you know please leave in comments below – thanks).  Let stand 5 minutes, then scrape clean (it comes out in stands – like sghetti).  
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.  Add onion, garlic and red bell pepper; cook 2-4 minutes (I did 3 minutes :) )  Remove vegetables and put ground beef in pan – cook until browned (about 5 minutes).  Return veggies to pan with sauce.  
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes.  Serve strands topped with meat sauce and garnish with Parmesan cheese. 


Please post your results, modifications, opinions, comments, critiques, similar recipe, etc., and your questions for anything that may be unclear to you, below or on my FaceBook fan page (Just B Healthy & Fit)…while you’re there please “like” my page, I’ll gladly return the favor ;)

Interested in a power packed, clean, quick and easy meal that doesn’t take much time, thought or effort…SHAKEOLOGY – The Healthiest Meal In A Glass.


 Being that I’m a BeachBody coach (distributor of Shakeology) some may think my opinion of it is based on compensation; FoodFacts.com, unrelated to BeachBody, provides health scores for different products…click HERE to see what they said about Shakeology!



The recommendations above include both Animal and Plant-Based foods. On the animal side of things, I recommend staying far away from Intensive farming, Factory farming, or any mass production of animals (and crops). Take a look at the video below to see why…they are as far removed from nature and natural systems as you can get.  

WARNING: video contains footage of animal cruelty The goal of Factory farming is to produce as much of a product as quickly as possible.  It’s all about production…the land and the animals in these systems are strained to the utmost. Choose Sustainable/Organic farming instead; it works with nature rather than against it. 


Raw, Ripe, Organic, Fresh, In Season and Locally Grown is BEST.

Shakeology: The Best Ingredients On Planet Earth

Eating all-natural foods—along with Shakeology—will change your life. ~Dr. Shahab Mokhtare

Dollar for dollar, Shakeology is probably the world’s greatest value in nutrition.  




What parking lot are you “flying-thru”?  Rather than spending $4 or more dollars a day destroying your health and your waistline try Shakeology!  It actually FEEDS your body, providing the nutrition it “hungers” for.





Trim Empty Carbs From Your Diet While Whittling Away Your Waistline.

-Muscle & Fitness June 2014, pg 126

Portobello Pizza

If you knew me at all you’d know this is something amazing…me in the kitchen cooking, lol.  Seriously though, I’ve been told, MORE THAN ONCE, to stay out of the kitchen.  But I did it! I made something cool and actually tasted good! Lol

I’ve picked up plenty of magazines, books, articles, etc that have amazing recipes inside, but until now never seemed to prepare any of them.  I’ve not been much of a “cook” in times past, but recently I’ve taken an interest in preparing meals!  In my post “Will the REAL Brandye Dague Please Stand Up” I state my journey back to me :)

Obviously, to Just B Healthy & Fit you must eat healthy, in addition to, getting fit.

I came across this portobello mushroom pizza recipe in the June 2014 issue of Muscle & Fitness. The article is titled”The Replacement” it’s all about food swaps that cut out high carb calories (stay tuned for more recipes from this article!). Here is an opportunity to enjoy all those great pizza flavors without the side effects that come with eating wheat!  Yay!  By replacing pizza crust with portobello mushroom you cut out 19g of carbs!


Nutrition factors:

  • 407 cals
  • 22g fat
  • 25g protein
  • 30g carbs

What you’ll need:

  • 4 large portobello mushrooms
  • 1c marinara sauce
  • 2c spinach
  • 1c grated part-skim mozzarella cheese (I used BelGioioso FRESH mozzarella)
  • 1tsp olive oil
  • 1/3c chopped olives (I used black & kalamata)
  • 1/4c fresh basil, torn

How to make:

  • Preheat oven 375. Remove mushroom stems and scrape out the dark gills under the mushroom caps with a spoon. Lightly coat caps with oil.
  • Make 4 small aluminum foil circles (actually squares); place on baking sheet with caps top-side down on foil (prevents sogginess). Bake 10 min.
  • Remove from oven (drain excess liquid) spread sauce. Top in this order: spinach, cheese, olives. Bake another 7min, or until cheese is melted. Garnish with basil & serve!


Please post your results, modifications, opinions, comments, critiques, similar recipe, etc., and your questions for anything that may be unclear to you, below or on my FaceBook fan page (Just B Healthy & Fit)…while you’re there please “like” my page, I’ll gladly return the favor ;)


Interested in a power packed, clean, quick and easy meal that doesn’t take much time, thought or effort…SHAKEOLOGY – The Healthiest Meal In A Glass.


Being that I’m a BeachBody coach (distributor of Shakeology) some may think my opinion of it is based on compensation; click HERE for an unbiased, Shakeology, review.



Every morning at 8:30am my phone alarm goes off & reminds me

and my 4 year old, who loves to read it:

Speak Life

 That’s the title of my alarm.

And then we proceed to say:

speak life

Proverbs 18:21:

The power of the tongue is life and death— those who love to talk will eat what it produces.

What is the 1st thing you’re “producing” in yourself every morning?


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building a success network

Above, is a simple statement that “reinforces the importance of building a success network.”

~The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

As an entrepreneur or even in our personal lives, learning to rely on others is vital to our success.

Although, this blog series is focused on the business side I want to provide you a personal example…

My sister, who prior to April 1, 2008, was living a life of prostitution, addiction and hopelessness.  I love listening to her testimony when she talks about the day she cried out to God saying,

GOD!  PLEASE, kill me or save me, because I don’t wanna live another day like this.   ~Angel Dague

On April 1, 2008 she was arrested.  Although, this is not what she had in mind, God had heard her prayer and began getting her around a Success Network!   A group of people who encouraged, supported and genuinely cared about her success.  Today, she speaks to both youth and adults, giving her testimony, inspiring the youth to be cautious of their decisions and to give hope to anyone who is where she’s been.  So, my point here is a success network is vital for both business and personal ventures.

SIDE NOTE:  Telling some of my sisters story has brought tears and gratefulness and awareness of doing my part to get her story out there.  You can expect a blog post on this soon :)  Please leave a comment in the section below if hearing her story is something you’d be interested in hearing or seeing.

A Success Network Is A Vital Resource

success network is made up of partners, professionals, employees, mentors and peers.  Each who can provide:

  • Knowledge
  • Insight
  • Accountability
  • Support

according to their experiences, resources, skill set and talents.  Being introduced to the right person/people can make a huge impact in both your business (and personal life).

Allow me to introduce you to our success network – CLICK HERE

On the flip side, building a success network is a challenge for many.  There are many self-limiting beliefs that keep us from moving out of our comfort zone into all we are destined to become.  Building a network is one of those limiting beliefs; however, it’s one of the most important.  

When it comes to knowledge and know how, there’s no better resource than a success network!

And the good news is, anyone CAN do it!

Join our success network – CLICK HERE

Creating a success network does not require your to have ivy league credentials or privileged access to an inner circle of elites.  With the invention of the internet, social media sites and the vast array of online opportunities, it seems almost impossible to not encounter and build a network of individuals who share similar dreams and goals as you.

Other entrepreneurs are almost always willing to share their insight because many have come from a very humble background and they themselves had mentors who guided them.

While the mentorship of experienced entrepreneurs is one of the most valuable resources one can acquire, sadly, internal and external fears, as well as, pride stop many from taking advantage of such resources.

Ready to move past your fear? – CLICK HERE

A Success Network Can Help Eliminate Limiting Beliefs

Fear, pride, poverty mindset and the like, all fall under the category of limiting beliefs.  These deceitful titles cause people to make decisions based on assumptions and misunderstood beliefs.  Think about it…how many times has fear, pride or poverty of mindset brought you success?  Knowing this we still tend to operate in the same way.

success network


It’s not what you know, but who you know, is such a true statement.

Let’s use the example of youth vs adult. I laugh every time I realize my parents actually knew what they were talking about back when I thought I knew it all…it’s not what you know, but who you know – lol  I don’t even want to think about where I’d be if my parents had not been there to guide me through my misguided assumptions and beliefs.  Simplifying it even more, how many of us would be walking today or pooping on the potty if those who raised us had not loved us through our limiting beliefs?  Had we been left to our own assumptions and beliefs we still be crawling around in diapers – lol.

When it comes to knowledge and know how, there’s no better source than a success network!

Misguided assumptions and false beliefs, as an adult, can, in a way, keep us crawling around full of poop -lol

Our Success Network Is A Mind Changer

A Life Changer

A World Changer!

The best way to change your life is to change your mind.  Creating lifestyle freedom positions you to do more and help more.  A mind full of fear, pride, unforgiveness, poverty of mindset will not allow you to fulfill what you were created for.  

Shoot, if Jesus had walked around fearful we’d all be going to hell, because what He was created to do would not have been fulfilled.  The world is missing out on all you have to offer when you refuse to step out of your comfort zone.  In some case,s the world is even burdened by you not fulfilling your purpose.  

I have presented the opportunity to join our success network several times in this post.  An opportunity to create a life by design, fulfilling all your passions, goals, dreams.  However, I am aware that some are not yet ready to break free.  

Remember the children of Israel…after 400 years of poverty and slavery in Egypt, they were set free; yet, many longed to go back because what they were accustomed to, familiar with and used to seemed easier or better than the unknown.  In many cases, the unknown IS what we’d be striving for if we knew better.  

I say all that to say this, whether you are ready to join our success network or not it’s wise to:

Be observing constantly.  Stay open minded.  Be eager to learn and improve.   ~John Wooden

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