{Quick} Vegan Meal Prep

Posted March 28, 2017 in vegan meal plan, vegan meal prep, real food detox and 4 more

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You have the best intentions all day to come home and make a healthy, homemade meal. But work ended up being crazy stressful, and you're exhausted. So you get take out or eat chips and guac with a glass of wine for dinner. 

Trust me, I know how this plays out. I don't know how many times I've eaten tortilla chips and guac or eggs and toast for dinner because I was exhausted and didn't feel like cooking. 

Eating a lazy meal on occasion isn't a big deal, but when it's a habit you're most likely not getting the nutrition that your body needs. This could lead to low energy, weight gain and more. 

Creating a meal planning and meal prepping routine will set you up for success throughout the week, and make eating healthy easy even on busy days.

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Weekend Recap {March 23-26, 2017} - Spring Break

Posted March 27, 2017 in Weekend Recap, yoga, meal prep and 6 more

I'm back to work after a glorious four-day weekend. Last week was spring break, and work was painfully slow. So I took last minute vacation days on Thursday and Friday with no plans!

It was the best thing ever to have a long weekend without having to travel somewhere or have a million things to do. I ended up enjoying slow mornings, working on my health coaching business, taking my online business classes, hanging out with my niece, drinking a lot of coffee and eating delicious food.

I'll give you a condensed recap with the highlights since I did a lot of things...

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Guided 5-Day Real Food Detox

Posted March 21, 2017 in Guided 5-Day Real Food Detox, spring detox, cleanse and 3 more

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How many times have you started a diet, detox or cleanse with big goals to lose weight and get back on track with healthy eating only to give up because you felt deprived and restricted?

A detox or cleanse can be a great way to set a foundation for eating healthy, nourishing, whole foods. But it can be frustrating and overwhelming to know exactly how to choose a detox, stick to it and actually create lasting success. 

I'm here to help guide you through a spring detox! 

Spring is the perfect time to detox. It's a season of renewal and rebirth. It's a great time to let go of things that are no longer serving you, and make room for new beginnings and growth. 

Detoxing your body of foods and drinks that are making you feel tired, bloated and moody, and have caused you to gain weight will allow you to go into spring feeling light, energized and motivated. 

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My Top 4 Foods for Daily Detox

Posted March 16, 2017 in daily detox, detoxifying foods, detox and 4 more

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I've been on a journey to balance my hormones to eliminate hormonal headaches and migraines, improve my energy and lose some extra weight my body has been holding onto. 

Working closely with my functional medicine doctor, I've made some dietary changes (eliminating dairy) and some lifestyle changes (getting off birth control and adding supplements to my daily routine). My hormonal migraines have been completely eliminated and my energy has increased so much. 

I recently had my six-month appointment to go over my blood work results, and I learned that my estrogen levels are still high (which is causing some PMS symptoms) and my liver enzymes are high. So I've been increasing the amount of detoxifying foods in my diet to assist my liver in its cleansing process. 

While I've added more detoxifying foods into my diet for a very specific reason, everyone can benefit from increasing the amount of cleansing foods in their daily diet. 

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Why You Should Ditch Cheat Days

Posted March 14, 2017 in cheat days, health coaching, weight loss and 2 more

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You've probably seen the images on social media of a giant greasy burger and fries or a big piece of cake covered in buttercream frosting with the caption, "Cheat Day!" Or maybe you've been out with a friend and she declares that it's her cheat day so she can order whatever she wants. 

What is a cheat day? It's basically a day that you're allowed "cheat" on your diet and eat whatever you want. As a health coach, the terms cheat day or cheat meal make me cringe. 

Why?

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Weekend Recap {March 10-12, 2017}

Posted March 13, 2017

Happy Monday after springing ahead for Daylight Savings Time! 

I love springing ahead because of the extra sunlight in the evenings, but the mornings feel a bit rough for the first few weeks. I actually forgot to set my alarm for this morning, and I woke up at 8 a.m. (I'm supposed to be at work at 8 a.m.). It was definitely a rushed morning, so I'll be needing some extra coffee today.

My weekend was very productive. I know it sounds boring, but sometimes these weekends have to happen. 

Here's a look at my meals, workouts and what I did over the weekend...

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