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Smart Snacking

Smart Snacking

Can snacking be a part of a healthy lifestyle? YES. I believe that snacking has gotten a bad rap over the years and if done the right way, can be an asset to a healthy lifestyle! Smart snacking can help keep energy levels up and boost metabolism throughout the day. Everyone and every body is different when it comes to…

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Watermelon

Spotlight on Summer Produce: Watermelon

If there were a mascot for summer, I’m certain that watermelon would be it. When this sweet, juicy fruit hits the local grocery stores, you know that hot summer days, barbeques and fireworks are ahead. For a long time, watermelon has been underrated as a sweet, tasty summertime fruit, made of not much more than sugar and water. However, this…

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Lemons

8 Foods to De-Bloat for Summer

There’s never a good time to feel bloated, but if there were, these hot summer months would definitely not be it. Bloating and abdominal discomfort aren’t limited to the occasional holiday feast and could strike at the most inopportune times. So whether you’re about to slip into that swimsuit you’ve been working so hard to look great in or just…

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mango salsa

Simple Summer Pineapple Mango Salsa (Served Two Ways!)

There’s nothing better than a recipe you can make once and use multiple ways. This simple and fresh pineapple mango salsa is one of the most versatile recipes to have on hand, whether you’re craving a light and refreshing snack, need a nutritious topping for taco night, or looking for the perfect dish to bring to a backyard barbeque. This…

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Hydration

Healthy Hydration During These HOT Summer Months

Did you know that your body is made up of about 60% water? It’s no wonder why we are constantly bombarded with messages of why and how to stay hydrated, especially during these HOT summer months! I’ve got to be honest. It can be difficult for me to reach my daily quota of water some days, and it turns out,…

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A mother and her daughter are flexing their muscles outside at the park after a workout.

Start ‘Em Young!

“Do as I say, not as I do.” Have you ever said those words to your kids, or heard them from your parents? Kids see everything and want to do everything you do… well until they are about 16 ;). Watching is how we all learn and grow. Growing up, Mom worked out to The Firm tapes and I always…

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Superfoods

The Truth Behind the “Superfoods” Mentality

You may have seen the term “superfood” listed on a food label or in the latest wellness article that gets sent to your inbox daily, but what does it really mean? And are these foods actually that powerful? According to the dictionary, the term “superfood” means that it is a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for one’s health…

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Grocery Story

How to Navigate the Grocery Store Like a Healthy Pro

The grocery store haul. Do you love it or hate it? For me, stepping foot in a grocery store is like going to the nearest department store. I immediately get mesmerized by all of the fresh produce and foods, as if I was looking at racks of gorgeous pieces of clothes. I know I might be one of a few…

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Intervals

Fall in Love with Intervals

There are lots of reasons why I love intervals. Intervals aren’t just for running. In fact, you can train intervals using body weight, stairs, cycling and rowing. Some of the reasons I love interval training are below, plus a few ideas for workouts that can be done within 15-20 minutes. You could use this as a full workout for the…

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Mason Jar Salads

How to Build the Ultimate Mason Jar Salad

If you’re part of the Body Transformation Program, then you already know about my love for mason jar salads, but for everyone else, listen up. I’ve got the solution to your lunchtime woes! Do you find yourself looking at the clock and wondering how it’s already lunchtime most days? Chances are, you might not have anything prepared and you find…

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