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  1. My Thrive Market Must Have’s!

    While we should primarily be eating mostly fresh produce, organic meats, and complex carbs it’s unrealistic to expect yourself to go completely cold turkey from all of your favorites: cookies, crackers, and pasta so I have provided you with a list of healthier alternatives from Thrive Market – an online shopping supermarket that gives you wholesale prices on some of your favorite healthy products!  Get 25% off your first order by following the link HERE  Healthier... Read More

  2. 10 Steps to Healing Your Gut

    For the past few months I’ve experience severe digestive distress, worse than any other time in my life.  After much agony I decided I need to learn more about the digestive system to and get to the bottom of my issues. Did you know you’re supposed to have two bowel movements a day? Gross I know, but it’s important that you know this because your colon health is of the UPMOST... Read More

  3. 5 Easy Steps to Meal Prep for 2+ Weeks in One Day!

    Have you ever heard the saying “fail to prepare, prepare to fail“?  If you have tried to adapt a healthier lifestyle I am sure you know this statement to be very true.  We go into our morning with the best of intentions, we think “I am going to make healthy choices today no matter what!” and then as the day goes on we get more and more tired, temptation is around... Read More

  4. Build Your Own Smoothie

    there is no “one perfect smoothie fits all”, what ingredients are important for one person may not be as necessary for another.  With all the different recipes out there it can be confusing to know what you should be using and what isn’t a “must have”.  To help clear up some of the confusion I’ve made this handy “how to” guide for building your own smoothie!  Check out all the fun, different ingredients... Read More

  5. Kimchi Breakfast Fried Rice

    If you read my previous post on how to decrease belly bloat you might be scratching your head wondering “what the heck is kimchi and why should I add it into my diet?”  Kimchi (pronounced Kim-Chee) is a korean delicacy made of fermented vegetables and spices – the fermentation process is what makes this stuff fantastic for a healthy digestive system which is why it is such a great addition to anyone’s diet... Read More

  6. How Going Veggie Changed My Life

    How I Became a “Pesca-tarian” Growing up I was the biggest meat eater you’d ever meet.  Cheeseburgers were a large part of my diet, as a matter of fact my favorite after school “snack” was a McDonald’s quarter pounder cheeseburger and my go-to lunch was Campbell’s Chunky steak and potato soup.  I remember my high school sweetheart’s sister being a vegetarian so there wasn’t a whole lot of meat being... Read More

  7. My Favorite All Natural Beauty Products!

    Nowadays beauty products are loaded with all sorts of chemicals and fillers that may make you look pretty on the outside but can be doing serious damage to your body on the inside not to mention many of these chemicalized products are SERIOUSLY harmful to the environment!  Switch out the junk with these better for you products! 1. Frank’s Body Scrub: A coffee based skin rub that rubs you the... Read More

  8. Putting Pen to Paper: How Journaling Can Help You Lose Weight

    You may be asking yourself, “how can journaling possibly help me get my butt into shape?” Well research shows that keeping a food journal doesn’t only help with weight loss, it turbo charges it! A study by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine took 1,685 overweight or obese U.S. adults aged 25 and older and had them keep a food diary for 6 months.  During these six months the participants were encouraged to eat healthy... Read More

  9. My Traveling Essentials

    When I travel I have a few “must have” items that I rely on to keep me healthy and happy for the duration of the trip.  Stock up on these awesome goodies before your next vacation so you can feel prepared to make healthy choices!   1. My Water Bottle.  I can’t stress enough the importance of staying hydrated while you are on vacation, especially if you are going to... Read More

  10. 5 Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling

    Vacations are supposed to be your chance to get some much needed relaxation and a time to enjoy being with your family and friends – but for many of us being outside of our normal routine can become stressful and overloading. For me vacations used to be bittersweet, I was excited to get away from everyday life – but I was always so worked up over the idea that I would... Read More