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September 2018

5 Ways To Avoid Gaining Weight As a Single Woman

By |2018-09-25T15:10:12+00:00September 25th, 2018|exercise, Fit and Curvy, nutrition, Uncategorized|

You're single and loving it, or maybe not. You're going out with your girls, sitting on the couch watching TV, going on trips, working longer hours, and going out on dates with "potentials".  Many of my girls lose weight when single and many gain weight while single. Whether you're single or not, of course it [...]

8 Reasons Why You Should Workout While Pregnant

By |2018-09-25T12:30:02+00:00September 17th, 2018|exercise, Fit and Curvy|

Working Out Pregnant You always want to consult with a physician prior to working out while pregnant. The general rule is if you were working out prior to becoming pregnant you can workout during pregnancy at a lower intensity. As a certified personal trainer with a degree in body mechanics I have trained several women [...]

Ways To Eat Veggies For Breakfast

By |2018-09-25T12:24:55+00:00September 14th, 2018|Healthy Snacks, nutrition|

It's common knowledge that three to five serving of fruits and vegetables are recommended every day. So, you have a salad for lunch and make a side for dinner, but what about breakfast? If you're someone who only eats three times a day, it's nearly impossible to get the suggested servings throughout your day. Furthermore, [...]

August 2018

Cacao Recipes

By |2018-09-25T12:34:00+00:00August 8th, 2018|Fit and Curvy, Healthy Food Stamp Monday's=No Hamburger Helper, nutrition|

1. Chocolate Banana Smoothie Mix together a banana, cacao powder, and your milk of choice (I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk) for a delicious smoothie that tastes so rich it'll feel indulgent. Add in stevia or your sweetener of choice to taste. *Add in peanut butter for a thicker consistency, healthy fats, and even more [...]

June 2018

The Chocolate You Should Be Eating

By |2018-06-04T17:23:46+00:00June 4th, 2018|Better bad foods, Fit and Curvy, nutrition, training|

You certainly know that chocolate is a high-calorie food item. You may know that it contains antioxidants, and the darker the variety the better. However, what I bet you don't know is that chocolate has an abundant amount of health benefits and should be included in a healthy diet... in its purest form that is. Cacao [...]

April 2018

5 Kitchen Essentials You Didn’t Know You Needed

By |2018-09-25T13:04:37+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Healthy Food Stamp Monday's=No Hamburger Helper, nutrition|

A coffee maker. A good skillet. A sharp knife and good cutting board. There are certain kitchen utensils that everyone just knows they need. They make cooking easier, safer, and all around better. They're the first things you buy when moving into a new place or find yourself becoming an adult. They're simply essential. However, what everyone doesn't know [...]

March 2018

Dieting Hacks: 3 Ways to Curb Your Sweet Tooth

By |2018-03-25T16:42:56+00:00March 25th, 2018|Better bad foods, Fit and Curvy, nutrition|

It's no secret that dieting is hard. Sure, we all know to eat lean meat, consume plenty of fruits and vegetables, and to limit starchy carbs and processed foods. However, we're all human, and sometimes we can't help but to crave those sweet, sweet indulgences. When those cravings hit, and you just have to give in but [...]

Meal Prep: Freezer Friendly Breakfasts

By |2018-03-20T16:00:10+00:00March 21st, 2018|Fit and Curvy, Healthy Recipes, nutrition, preventing diabetes|

Between showering, getting dressed, getting yourself and maybe your kids out the door, mornings can be extremely hectic, and nutrition often flies out the window. Who has time to make breakfast when you slept through your alarm and are late for work? In these instances, many people find themselves reaching for high-sugar breakfast bars, running [...]

February 2018

Spring Break Body: Tips to Staying on Track During Vacation

By |2018-02-25T17:15:44+00:00February 25th, 2018|exercise, Fit and Curvy, nutrition, training|

At this point in the year, winter seems as if it will never end. People everywhere are working on their summer bodies, desperate for an escape from the cold, and with Spring Break on the way their wishes may soon become a reality. However, what do you do when you finally manage to get away [...]

Eat More For Less: Starchy Carbs Edition

By |2018-02-25T17:08:08+00:00February 25th, 2018|Healthy Foodstamps, nutrition, Uncategorized|

Carbs are the body's preferred energy source. They provide structure for our cells and work to keep us healthy, focused, and full. Yet, as the saying goes, too much of a good thing can be bad, and carbs are usually the first thing we cut when trying to lose weight. Keep in mind that carbs [...]

Sauce Swaps: Easy Ways to Lighten Calories Without Losing Flavor

By |2018-02-12T14:14:01+00:00February 12th, 2018|Better bad foods, Fit and Curvy, nutrition|

From barbecue sauce and ketchup, to cheese dip and ranch sauce, we all have our go-to condiments. They compliment nearly everything and add flavor to otherwise bland meals. So, it's no surprise that we LOVE our sauces and spreads, but what we don't always love are all the calories that come with them, especially when [...]

Are Salads Ruining your Diet?

By |2018-02-12T14:08:45+00:00February 12th, 2018|Fit and Curvy, Healthy Food Stamp Monday's=No Hamburger Helper, nutrition, Uncategorized|

Everyone knows that the best part of salads are the toppings, right? I mean, otherwise you’re just eating a big bowl of greens…Yum? However, while they may taste great, deep-fried meats, bacon, croutons, and dressings can all add exorbitant amounts of carbs, fats, and unwanted calories to a meal you thought was healthy. In fact, [...]

January 2018

How to Eat More for Less: Oatmeal Edition

By |2018-01-31T11:10:10+00:00January 31st, 2018|Healthy Recipes, Healthy Snacks, nutrition, preventing diabetes|

It's no secret that being on a diet, or trying to lose weight involves eating less food and often feeling a certain level of hunger. However, it doesn't have to be this way! You can easily eat the same amounts of food while consuming less calories, staying full, and crushing your goals, and you can [...]

The Reason You’re Not Making Progress

By |2018-01-31T11:10:10+00:00January 26th, 2018|exercise|

Do you ever find that you just cannot seem to lose weight? Your diet is in-check. You’re following your workout routine, getting eight hours of sleep every night, and staying hydrated. However, that stubborn pudge above your jeans just won’t budge! So, what gives? You’re doing everything right, yet you just can’t lose weight, or [...]

Dinner in a Pinch

By |2018-01-31T11:10:11+00:00January 18th, 2018|Healthy Recipes, nutrition, preventing diabetes|

It’s late. You’re hungry, and you forgot to go grocery shopping. You could order in, but you’d prefer to save both your wallet and your waistline by eating something at home, but what? After all, chip crumbs and a couple pieces of fruit hardly count as a meal. Being a full-time college student, I know [...]

Have Your Veggies, and Enjoy Them, Too!

By |2018-01-31T11:10:11+00:00January 9th, 2018|nutrition, Uncategorized|

We all know the importance of consuming a variety of vegetables every day. However, if truth be told, we don’t always love their taste. It’s time to stop holding your nose to force down a Brussel sprout or avoiding vegetables altogether. Instead, amplify your health and reap the benefits of vegetables while also (gasp) enjoying [...]

Should Eggs be Avoided?

By |2018-01-31T11:10:11+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Healthy Food Stamp Monday's=No Hamburger Helper, nutrition, preventing diabetes|

Eggs. Are they good? Are they bad? What about cholesterol? In today’s world, there is so much controversy regarding nearly every type of food choice, it’s hard to know what to actually eat. However, don’t let marketing scams and false advertisements scare you from consuming truly healthy foods….starting with eggs! Classified as a “perfect food” [...]

December 2017

7 Reasons Why You Need The New Nutribullet Nutrient Extractor in Your Life

By |2018-01-31T11:10:11+00:00December 28th, 2017|exercise, nutrition|

You have probably used tons of different products in the past for your favorite smoothies, soups, and drinks. This Nutribullet Balance is so much more than any product they had to call it a Nutrient Extractor. When I first used it, I fell in love. I simply opened the box, took out the few simple [...]

Carrot Ginger Soup Using My NutriBullet Nutrient Extractor.

By |2018-01-31T11:10:12+00:00December 27th, 2017|exercise, Fit and Curvy, Healthy Snacks, nutrition|

As a vegan, I love any product that will allow me to consume all the nutrients I can from my fruits and vegetables and my NutriBullet Balance nutrient extractor allows me to do just that. It connects via Bluetooth to the user-friendly NutriBullet Balance app that you will be amazed by. It takes the guesswork out [...]