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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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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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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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Runners

The Basics of Nutrition for Runners

Spring is here which means race season has officially begun! There’s nothing more exhilarating than seeing all of your hard work from training pay off when you cross the finish line on race day. Am I right? Whether you are running a 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon, what you choose to fuel your body with during training and on…

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Smoothie Bowl

Why I Opt for Smoothie Bowls Any Time of the Day

Can I fill you in on a little secret of mine? Smoothies are my saving grace when it comes to meeting my daily quota (and more) of nutrients. They are a nutritional goldmine when you think about the variety of foods and nutrients that can be added to one glass! But you know what’s even better than a smoothie? A…

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