Category: health and wellness

No Refined Sugar Challenge

Sugar has always been an issue for me. Despite knowing it’s harmful effects I always seem to slowly add it back into my life. Try as I might, my sugar tooth always seems to get the best of me. While I tend to go straight for the sugar laden candy, many people suffer from sugar

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Constant Communication: How to Unplug

Between our smart watches, smart phones, Alexa’s and computers we are never not plugged in. I remember the days when there was one phone line that people had to take turns using and that same phone line was used to connect to dial up internet. *inserts screeching dial up tone – you know the one

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Pregnancy Weight Gain

I have officially reached my second trimester! A few things I have noticed already: More Energy Less Cravings General feeling of normalness It definitely feels nice to be onto the next portion of the pregnancy, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel a bit guilty/discouraged about the weight I have gained

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Fatty Coffee

If you aren’t a breakfast person, or if you are trying to avoid protein and carbs in the AM then a fatty coffee could be quite beneficial for you. High quality fats in your morning coffee will keep you alert and will help to curb your cravings. I use grass fed heavy cream and MCT

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First Trimester Woes: So Freaken Tired All The Time

How can I function like a real life human being if I am always so tired? I ask myself this on a weekly basis. I know I am not the only person to feel this way when going through pregnancy. ย So how does someone like myself and many others, work a full time job, exercise,

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First Trimester: Plan on not planning

As a health coach and overall wellness enthusiast I had a certain idea of how I would be as a pregnant person. I imagined I would stick to a very strict diet, continue with my regular workout routine, sleep 9 hours a night and glow like an angel from the heavens! What’s that quote? If

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Coconut Oil : Winter Fixes

We cook with it, we eat it and we even rub it on our bodies. Coconut oil is super versatile and has come in handy over these cold winter months. Here is how I have been using it lately. Hair Care:ย Between the below freezing temps and the casual coloring my hair is prone to breaking

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Good Craving’s 8 Favorite Things: Holiday Gifting

Spotify : Buy someone the gift of music with a paid subscription to Spotify. I made the wise decision to pay for commercial free / endless skip’s subscription. It is so worth it. Not to mention T Swift’s latest album is streaming on there now. Vital Proteinsย : I am always using collagen peptides in my

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Thanksgiving Day Eating Tips

Happy Thanksgiving! This is the holiday where families and friends come together to share a meal and express what they are thankful for. The traditional Thanksgiving meal has been slightly enhanced over the years and at least in my experience there is always way too much food and aside from the Turkey there is a

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