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Sometimes weight gain is a good thing.

The top left photo was taken in February 2019 when I was.. -Running and working out A LOT -Eating super low carb -Eating very little protein I felt like crap. I had very little energy during my workouts and felt sick halfway through disc golf tournaments to the point that I almost dropped out. Middle […]

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Where are my cereal lovers??

I deprived myself of cereal for YEARS when I thought carbs were bad. I look back and can’t believe it. Why would I NOT eat something that I love so much? Oh, that’s right… because the “low carb” diet was (still is) such a trendy fad. And SO many people believe it is the key […]

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Invest in yourself

Invest in yourself. Literally. Today, I decided to spend a decent chunk of money on the future of my nutrition coaching career by enrolling in G-Transformation Academy’s four-month Macro Mentorship certification program. It’s scary because it feels like a pretty big investment up front, but I know that what I will learn will be invaluable […]

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I’m calling this a glow up! 

I’m calling this a glow up! Left photo (2007): I was trying to eat “healthy” but didn’t really know what that meant. I would binge eat, feel horrible about myself then starve myself the next day to “make up for it.” Right photo (2021): I eat a balance of carbs, fat and protein and I […]

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Cheat Day Design’s two-ingredient bagels

My husband and baker extraordinaire is making a batch of protein-packed, two-ingredient bagels this morning! They are so dingdang easy and delicious, it’s silly. Ingredients: Plain Greek yogurt Self-rising flour Toppings like ‘Everything But the Bagel’ seasoning you see here are optional Nutrition for one bagel (we tripled the recipe then made 16 smaller bagels) […]

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Think twice before joining a weight loss challenge

I’m sure you’ve seen those 8-week “lose a ton of weight” challenges promoted on Instagram and Facebook. In this video, I talk about why you should think twice before joining one and why I don’t run them as part of my nutrition coaching business.

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Happy National Girls & Women in Sports Day!

Happy National Girls & Women in Sports Day! The first sport I was ever involved with was gymnastics around age 5, then I started competitive swim team at age 6. From there, I played basketball, baseball, tennis, softball, ball golf, jazz, tap and ballet ballet dancing, competitive cheerleading and soccer. And yes, cheerleading is a […]

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Why do we binge eat?

Binging…why do we do it?   I have vivid memories of my sophomore year of college when I lived with two roommates. I would wait for them to leave and then I’d binge eat their snacks. Sorry, MJ and Megan, I owe you snacks! These are pretty painful memories for me because I felt out […]

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Getting enough protein without tracking your food

Sometimes when life gets a bit more stressful than usual, in our case that would be my husband battling covid and me trying to fend it off, it’s okay to deprioritize some things. Even though my health and nutrition is always a top priority, I am giving my brain a rest and not tracking my […]

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Have you tried the Brookie-O Oreos yet?!?

Has anyone tried the new Brookie-O Oreos yet?!? OMG they are so good. Are you surprised that I, a nutrition coach, would eat these? Hear me out… Restrictive diets, like when you cut out: Carbs Fat Processed foods Sugar are NOT sustainable long term. You know when you cut out sugar for a month and […]

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