Guiltless Cookie Dough Muffins

Isn’t it amazing when you can find a recipe that tastes yummy without wrecking your goals?  These guiltless cookie dough muffins do the trick on the days when you really want to indulge but don’t want to send your day of healthy eating into the tank.  These are also a great snack for the kiddos. …

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Crockpot Alert: mouth-watering shredded beef

As a busy mom, I’m always looking for simple kitchen solutions.  And we know the meat seems to take the most time to prepare and cook.  After being bored with my beef recipes, I decided to play around in the kitchen.  The family feedback was, “Yum!” and “When can we eat this again?”  I’d say…

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Three Ways to Get the Midsection You LOVE! (It’s not what you think)

The midsection.  This is probably the most talked about, most examined, most desired, most exploited part of the female body.  As someone who works with hundreds of women, I can say, without a doubt, that their midsection is often their most ‘troubled area.’  Today, I’m sharing with you some secrets, so I hope you are…

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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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