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Homemade Protein Bars

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On days that I’m running errands, in a rush, or just need a quick grab & go meal or snack option, my “emergency” stock of homemade protein bars (or sometimes store bought!), in my pantry, purse, and yes, even my car, are life savers! Not all protein bars are created equally, though. In fact, some bars have just as much sugar (or even more!) than a candy bar. If you’re wondering how to tell if ...[Read More]

Omega 3 Benefits: How to Fight Fat with Fatty Acids

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Before we talk about Omega 3 benefits, you should read Best Supplements for Women: 5 Favorite Fat Loss Supplements. Once you’ve read the post you know that when it comes to the best weight loss supplements for women, NOTHING replaces the big rocks of: Training Nutrition Balanced Metabolic Hormones With that said, if you have these first pieces of the puzzle in place and still need some w ...[Read More]

Lessons Learned: 7 Things 2017 Taught Me

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Four years ago I thought it would be neat to share with you some of the top lessons learned that year. In 2013, I shared the top 13 things I learned, and in 2014, I shared the top 14 things I learned. I had a serious case of #mombrain and completely spaced on the lesson learned list in 2015, but brought back the tradition last year. (You can read that post here). I’ve shared before that I don ...[Read More]

5 Simple Ways to Get in Shape for the New Year

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  New Year’s is a time for committing yourself to new goals- whether that be to finally get in shape or to find simple ways to make staying in shape sustainable . . . leading a healthier lifestyle and committing to living your best life is a wonderful pursuit. But the truth is most New Year’s fitness resolutions are a letdown. Statistics show half of you will have already given up on yo ...[Read More]

Healthy Bedtime Snacks

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We all know the importance of sleep! Your body burns fat, regenerates your cells, and slows the effects of aging while you sleep! Sleep has been referred to as the hormonal reset button for your body. And what happens when you don’t get quality sleep?  Your fat burning hormones become a disaster! Lack of sleep elevates our cortisol levels and stress hormones, causing our bodies to S ...[Read More]

5 Tips for Holiday Portion Control

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Holiday portion control–those can seem like a string of bad words if we aren’t careful. The holidays (aka the FEASTING SEASON) are filled with festive parties that often include large quantities of delicious food. And, of course, the holidays are a wonderful time to “eat, drink, and be merry,” but if you want to celebrate the season without wrecking your fitness or fat loss ...[Read More]

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain: Tips & Tricks

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Avoiding holiday weight gain may seem like a Christmas miracle, but with just a few simple and smart strategies in place, you really CAN avoid packing on the extra pounds this holiday season! Don’t get me wrong, I believe the holidays should be celebrated. Everything–including holiday indulgences–can be enjoyed in moderation. But if you’re looking for some simple ways to manage th ...[Read More]

Ditch the Diet: Are You a Diet Perfectionist?

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Are you a diet perfectionist?   I work with women all the time who struggle with this area of perfectionism.  As a “recovering” diet perfectionist, this struggle is near and dear to my heart.   Generally, a diet perfectionist sees great results and feels completely in control for a few weeks or months. And then…the real struggle starts. Whether it’s a stressful job, big life ch ...[Read More]

Ditch the Diet: 5 Simple Strategies for Reframing Your Food Mindset

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In this post, we talked about distorted thinking patterns and signs you may need to think about reframing your food mindset.  The challenge is to address negative or unhelpful thoughts by reframing them into positive and more realistic ways of thinking about food. But this often proves much easier said than done. Even if you recognize your distorted thinking about food, many women find i ...[Read More]

Ditch the Diet: 9 Signs You Need to Re-Think Your Thinking About Food

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Developing a healthy relationship with food goes far beyond what you’re putting on your plate.   For many women, nutrition struggles begin before they even take a bite. Your thoughts about food impact your relationship with food, so part of finding food freedom means fixing your food mindset. Today we’ll take some time to develop awareness of your thoughts without judgement. Recognizing how y ...[Read More]