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How Meditating Changed My Life (Even Though I Hated It)

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Don't think meditating is for you? I get you! I was like that for 30+ years. :-) If you're like me, you have either completely dismissed it as something you're not even interested in OR you tried it but "couldn't do it" because your mind was racing.


But it turns out you don't need to have a calm, clear mind to experience the benefits of meditating. In fact, if you're having a tough time clearing your mind, that's a sign meditating is exactly what you need right now! Today I'm sh…

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This is Healthy?! Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole

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Are you feeling torn between wanting to start fresh and eat super healthy but also just wanting to eat all the warm, cheesy comfort food? I see you. How about we accomplish both? I've been keeping this cheesy spaghetti squash casserole recipe from you guys for a little while now. I think you'll find it worth the wait.


Really, you're getting a 2-for-1 today. You're getting a crowd-pleasing casserole recipe that makes amazing leftovers and even freezes well. You're also getting a …

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Are Smoothies Derailing Your Health Goals?

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Let's talk about smoothies! Starting your day with a smoothie seems like an uber healthy way to start your day, right? Maybe... But it also might be one of the factors preventing you from achieving your health goals. Today I'm sharing 2 reasons why your smoothie is hurting your health goals and 3 ways to use smoothies to fuel your day for success.

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The Top 2 Reasons Smoothies Might Be Derailing Your Health Efforts:


1. You're missing out on chewing.

Chew…

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Think I Always Ate Super Healthy? Guess Again!

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So many people assume that I’ve always loved eating super healthy and that I could eat whatever I want and still be small. That’s actually not true! I know exactly what it’s like being used to foods like Eggos and Pop Tarts for breakfast, Cheez-its for snacks, and chicken fingers and french fries for dinner out. I also remember the first time I actually started looking at food labels - yikes.


It’s easy to assume that people who look like they effortlessly maintain a healthy life…

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10 Minute Dinners When You've Done Zero Prep

One common misconception and excuse I hear a lot is that eating healthy takes more time. Likely that comes from the idea that you have to be spending hours meal prepping in order to turn to healthy options, but that’s totally not true. If meal prepping is something you enjoy, fantastic! But for a lot of my clients, they’re busy and need fast nourishing options to turn to without spending a ton of time in the kitchen. I completely get that!


I’m balancing two careers that I love, but that…

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The Simple But Powerful Exercise For Finding Balance

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Balance (n): a condition in which elements are equal or in the correct proportions. Balance is that elusive thing we're always aiming for to help us stay afloat and steady in the craziness of life. But the thing about finding balance is that it's a journey not a destination. Even if you stand still, new waves will challenge you. And just like walking on a tight rope, with each new step we take through life we need to work to find a new balance. That's why balance in our lives is someth…

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Why The U.S. Dietary Guidelines Are Messed Up

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This is the kind of news I wish I didn't have to share, but I do. I wish that dietary guidelines were simple and created with the sole purpose of making it easier for you to be healthy. Unfortunately, it's a lot more complicated than that. I'm giving you a glimpse of how the U.S. Dietary Guidelines are created. This is just one example of why you may be trying to follow all the rules and recommendations and yet you're still not getting the results you want.


I can't emphasize thi…

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What You Need To Know About Elimination Diets

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Welcome to another Thriving Thursdays with Amelia! Today we're talking about elimination diets. Diets like Whole30 are really popular, especially this time of year. And while they can be a really powerful tool, often they're not used to their full potential or in the proper way to really help create a healthy relationship with your body and mind. That's why in this video, I talk about what an elimination diet is, whether an elimination diet might be right for you, and what an eliminati…

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The Single Most Important (And Easy) Swap To Achieve The Body You Want


How does this sound? Eat as much food as you want, feel totally satisfied, feel confident and comfortable in your body, and achieve the results you want. Too good to be true? Not at all. It's absolutely possible! There's just one small catch, you need (get) to eat real (delicious) food instead of the fake stuff. Today I'm sharing a study that demonstrates the dramatic impact swapping out highly processed food for more nourishing real food will have on your overall health and goals.

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How To Make Your Resolutions Actually Happen

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Happy New Year! We made it! Sayonara, 2020. Helloooo, 2021 - you beautiful opportunity for a fresh start. I love the feeling of a new year. It's the perfect time to take a moment to reflect on the past year, where you are, and where you want to be. I want this to be the year you make your goals a reality. That's the topic of today's video!

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What successes did you have in 2020?


Before diving into goals for the new year, think about what things went well in …

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