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Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank

What’s the biggest barrier you face to healthy eating? To many, the biggest barrier is cost. I don’t know about you, but I think that produce and other nutritious foods are way over-priced. When you fill your cart with chips, candy, and frozen dinners, you’re in the clear. Fill your cart with nuts, fruits, veggies, and organic meats, you have to …

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Coffee Break Anyone?

I’m an avid coffee drinker- usually. When I say avid, I mean at least 2-3 cups a day. Sometimes black, sometimes with cream, sugar, whipped cream, you name it.  This week, I started a new cleanse that will last 21 days. Here’s the kicker: NO COFFEE. Say what!? Yeah..I’m not entirely thrilled about this and yesterday’s pounding headache had me …

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Healthy Hacks

When you hear the word “healthy eating”, what pops into your mind? Steamed broccoli, bland chicken, & fruit? Or maybe your mind automatically thinks eating healthy is some kind of crazy, fad diet. However, this isn’t always the case. Healthy eating isn’t black and white. But it’s more important than you may think. Having a nutritious diet boosts energy levels, …

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The 80/20 Lifestyle Explained & Why I LOVE It.

80/20 lifestyle

First thing’s first. The 80/20 lifestyle is NOT a diet – it’s healthy eating behaviors incorporated into one’s daily routine or lifestyle. Some have gone as far to say that it is the key to sustainable weight loss or weight management. The main focus? Balance & Moderation. So what is the 80/20 lifestyle? It’s actually a pretty simple concept. 80% …

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Kombucha- Your New Fermented Friend

If you don’t already know, fermented foods are great for you. Meaning, foods that have been through a process of lactofermentation, which means natural bacteria feed on the sugar and starch in the food creating lactic acid. As a result, this process preserves the food, and creates beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics. Simply put, fermenting …

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Healthy While On The Go

Living in the north east, three words that can describe most of the population is “on the go” and “in a rush”. The lifestyles that a lot of people live can come in the way of reaching fitness and nutrition goals. Here are three tips to remember when you will be on the go all day and need to avoid …

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Kabocha Squash: The Squash You Didn’t Know You Were Missing

Several years ago, I was perusing through the isles of the local natural foods store when I came across an odd looking vegetable in the produce section. It looked like a cross between a pumpkin and an acorn squash. Upon closer examination of this UFO (unidentified food object), I learned that it was called a Kabocha squash. Always up for …

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6 Quick and Easy Ways to Make you Feel Healthier

Do you ever go through your day wishing that there was an easier way to make healthy choices? With all the fitness gurus on Instagram and celebrity’s always bragging about their latest posh diet, it can feel like nothing you do will ever be good enough! Have no fear – there are a couple of simple AND easy healthy choices …

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Sick this winter? Eat yourself healthy!

As February goes on the winter blues are still in full force, and it’s likely you will get sick at some point. Winter is the breeding ground for germs and sickness but keeping yourself healthy long-term is not found in the medicine cabinet. It’s time to stock up on foods and drinks to get you back to being you again! …

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My Kinda Sandwich

I’m sitting in class the other night and my stomach starts rumbling. Of course, seeing as I barely made it to class on time, stopping for food was a bit out of the question. As I’m suffering through the beginning stages of being HANGRY, I look over and what do I see?.. Someone indulging in a giant sandwich. This wasn’t …

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