Thinking of Running Made Me Fat(ter)

For the longest time, I wanted desperately to change my body.  I was tired, grumpy, lethargic, camera-shy, isolated, and more.  It seemed that my entire Facebook news feed contained exciting posts about running.  “Come run with me!” people would write.  “I just completed 2.25 miles” their apps would update.  Media was full of running ads,…

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Do you eat clean? Are you Paleo? Do you 21DSD? Stop the insanity!

As a fat loss coach, a woman, and an observer, there are a few questions I hear, see, and read every day.  And, sadly, these questions lead to binge eating, rebound weight-gain, and a distorted viewpoint of what a healthy or fat loss diet should entail.  Do you eat clean?  Are you Paleo?  Do you…

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Perfection No Longer Lives Here (part 1)

I’ve written this at least 100 times in my head.  “What will they think?”  What if I’m the only one who feels this way?”  “What if people don’t like me after reading it?”  I was so afraid that this blog post wouldn’t be perfect.  Then I knew I had to write it.  Because perfection no…

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3-Ingredient Pulled Pork

Oh, don’t you love the days when you throw something in the crockpot and come home to a wonderful smell and a super simple dinner?  This Simple Pulled Pork recipe doesn’t disappoint.  With only 3 ingredients, it takes less than 5 minutes to set up and about the same amount of time to get onto…

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Guilt-Free Cookies? Get the recipe HERE.

So I’ve been in the house ALL day with kids because of snow and ice. I will be completely honest when I say I was wanting some cookies *somekindabad* (yes, that is one word). I dug around in the pantry and fridge and put together these little yummies. They are mom AND kid-approved. I bet…

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The Soup Recipe EVERYONE Loves!

This soup is a true crowd-pleaser, and it’s soooo yummy!  It takes about 30-40 minutes to prep and the prepare, but it’s worth it.  I have found that it actually tastes better the next day because the flavors have blended more.   As a result, I usually make it ahead of time, pitch it in the…

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Got cravings? Kill them with this simple recipe!

Cravings…we ALL get them! I know we often think that our bellies are telling us to dive right on into that bowl of ice cream. But cravings actually come from the head.  That may seem crazy, but chemicals in the brain, like dopamine and seratonin, are what regulate our cravings AND our ability to control…

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How to decrease sugar for Lent (or any time!)

Give up sugar for Lent!

Sugar seems to be a popular “thing” to give up for Lent this year (like most years).  Even though I don’t practice Lent, cutting back on sugar is a great segue into a healthier lifestyle!  Not only does sugar make it more difficult to regulate your blood sugar and promote the storage of fat, but…

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