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Micro-stressors: The Silent Stress Majorly Impacting Your Mental Health


I want you to love the way that you look and feel and to finally get the results that you want and that you deserve. That is why we are tackling stress today! Specifically, a sneaky kind of stress called micro-stress.

Stress is probably one of the factors preventing you from getting the results that you want. When you're stressed it's easy to feel like you don't have any extra time or energy in order to fit in a workout or to make healthy, nourishing food options. On top of that, st…

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Why You Don't Need More Discipline and Willpower

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I continue to hear a lack of discipline and willpower as the excuse for why people aren't able to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here's the thing: You're not going to magically wake up one day with this new-found discipline and willpower. The good news is, you don't need to! That's not what you need to have a healthy lifestyle. It sounds pretty miserable if you have to resist everything you love in order to be healthy. That's not healthy!

Here's what you actually need instead of disc…

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Not Just For Diabetics!


Wohoo, I'm so excited about today's topic. We're talking about an amazingly powerful tool that the majority of Americans could be benefiting from and yet it's currently severely underutilized: continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)!


Right now continuous glucose monitoring is mainly used for diabetics, and that's a mistake. Waiting until you're a diabetic to use a CGM is like waiting until your house is on fire and then going out to buy a smoke detector and extinguisher. I'm going t…

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Skinny Watermelon Lime Margarita (or Mocktail)

The gorgeous warm weather in North Carolina is here! To celebrate, I'm sharing one of my favorite fun drink: a skinny watermelon lime margarita (or mocktail). This is the perfect beverage to enjoy this week for Cinco de Mayo.



Frozen margaritas are fun but they come with a whopping dose of sugar and can have more calories than your dinner. Not so fun fact: Did you know that triple sec contains 10.9 grams of sugar and 225 calories per serving?! And that's before the margarita mix is added. What …

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Why You're Stuck And The Transformation You Can Have!


Let's talk about why you're stuck in a cycle of wanting to make healthy changes, and yet you keep turning to pizza, packaged food, sweets, or out of control snacking. Then we'll focus on the amazing transformation that's possible for you and how to get there!


Right now, you want to make healthy changes. And you probably know that there's healthy food that you do enjoy. You also know it does feel really good when you're eating that food. So why do you keep turning to the options …

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What You Should Know About Intermittent Fasting Heath Claims

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I want you to get the results you want in your body without being confused about all of the options out there. Today we're talking about what's going on behind the amazing headlines and health claims of intermittent fasting (IF). I want you to be able to decide if IF is truly something you want to experiment with or if there are better options.


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There's a difference between what's statistically significant versus actually significant to you.


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How I Went From Hating to Loving Yoga


Lots of people think that healthy living has always come easy to me. They assume that I'm just naturally small, I've always loved working out and eating healthy, and that I'm naturally flexible. Totally not true! I actually hated yoga for a very long time and was completely inflexible. Today I'm sharing the path I took from hating to loving yoga. You could be next! ;-)

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Ready to start your yoga journey? Here are a few resources to get you jumpstarted:

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3 Things Missing From Intermittent Fasting Studies

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There's no shortage of studies or headlines proclaiming the benefits of intermittent fasting. A quick Google search will leave you believing that's absolutely the answer to all your health woes. While there are absolutely appealing potential benefits of IF, there's still a lot we need to learn. Today we're talking about 3 things that I wish were addressed more with the studies being done on intermittent fasting (IF). (For the video version, skip to the end!)


1. Happiness levels

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How To Become A Runner (Even If You Hate It)

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It's easy to think that those crazy people who just bound out the door for a run at 5 in the morning were born with that kind of enthusiasm. But that's typically not true! I fell in love with running after high school when I realized you don't actually have to feel like you are dying the entire time. Today I'm sharing my journey and some tips to help you get jumpstarted.

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My Top Tips To Start Running


Slow Down

Seriously! You can slow down. You don't hav…

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Why Our Society and Food System Are Messed Up

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Our society has a messed up relationship with food and it's setting you up to fail. Let's talk about why you're stuck in this cycle of having low energy, not loving the way you feel in your body, and feeling like the only way out is to have a ton of self-discipline and willpower. Okay? (For the video version, scroll to the end of this post.)


Right now, you are constantly bombarded with two contradicting messages:

  1. Food is a reward, enjoyment, and how we connect with others.

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