Quick Fixes to Protein Shake Problems

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Isn’t it the worst when you whip up a protein shake and it totally does not make you moan? Too slushy, not rich enough, not tart enough, too sweet, and kind of blah are common protein shake problems, but not to worry! With a few little tweaks…

Healthy Eating Hacks From a Personal Trainer

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When it comes to eating healthy, it's all about prep. When you have a plan, you are a million times more likely to stay on track. Whether you're a clean eating devotee or strictly making your macros work, it's so easy to get derailed and say…

Why I Changed My Mind About Protein Powders

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Not long ago I turned up my nose at the mere thought of a protein powder. After all, they were unnatural, icky tasting, blended gross, and did not so nice things to my digestion. Plus, who wants to pay a bajillion dollars for a  tub of mystery…

The Skinny on Soy

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What’s the scoop with soy? Food labels tout being soy-free as a major benefit, yet  green juicing yogis are loving all over their tofu. What’s a protein shake enthusiast to do when it comes to soy milk and soy protein? After all, for…

What to Eat Pre & Post Workout

Roses are Red. Violets are Blue. I Love Food. And I Bet You Do Too :) Okay, below is my answer to your questions about what to eat pre and post workout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEvwaSwOPgw What is your pre and post workout…

How & Why You Should Try Tracking Your Tracking Macros

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Last week I published a blog about the 3 Things I Would Have Done Differently Before My First Bikini Competition. I mentioned that if I had to do it all over again, I would have started tracking macronutrients much sooner. I wholeheartedly believe in eating real food first, but making sure I was consuming the proper proportions of macronutrients helped me see the changes in my physique that I was looking for. Some of you asked what a macronutrient is, and how and why you should try tracking it? I created a video to give you the skinny on how tracking macros can help you change your physique…

3 Simple Steps To Portable, Organic Salad Dressing

I grew up under a healthy influence.We ate lots of fruits and veggies.My mom worked out and she made sure we had our greens.Yet, I also grew up in a confusing time nutrition and diet wise.My mom counted calories when I was a kid to maintain…

The Recipe that Horrified Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan

I have a little daily routine. Awaken before the birds, 20 minutes of mindless laptop/coffee/breakfast time in my worn purple bathrobe, hi-ho, hi-ho, off to work I go. I return in the late morning for a midday break, so as I prep and eat…

Have You Ever Had a Kale Massage?

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I know this sounds like the craziest thing ever, but recently one of my clients said she HAD to tell me about a kale massage. What?! I mean, I love kale and its popularity, but a cruciferous massage sounds a little gimicky. ;) I had visions…

My 20 Day Breakup

I screwed up my gut. Again. You see, the gut is a delicate little sucker that needs a lot of TLC. It can be high maintenance. Well, maybe not high-maintenance, but it certainly doesn't like a lot of assaults thrown its way. Mess with it…