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Episode 74: Hormone Imbalances, Troubleshooting Digestion, Protein Recommendations, Sweeteners, and More! podcast tips Nov 27, 2020

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In this episode, we dive into common questions surrounding sweeteners, how to improve digestion,...

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Common Mistakes When Tracking Macros blog fat loss tips Sep 27, 2020

In the last post, we chatted all about tracking macros and why it can be beneficial in helping you reach your goals.

Quick recap on why tracking your food can be helpful:

  • Creates structure, direction, and ultimately more control
  • Makes you aware of your eating habits and how those habits...
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Do I Need To Track Macros To Lose Weight? blog fat loss tips Sep 19, 2020

I get this question A LOT...

Do I need to track macros to lose weight?

First of all, what are macros?

Macros, short for macronutrients, are the carbs, fats, and protein that make up food and provide energy for our bodies.

Breakdown:

  • 1g Protein = 4 calories
  • 1g Carb = 4 calories
  • 1g Fat = 9...
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The Ultimate Protein Cheat Sheet blog fat loss tips Aug 22, 2020

Last week, I shared with you my recommendations for calculating how much protein you need based on your specific goals, age, circumstances, etc.

If you missed it, check out this blog post.

Now that you know how much protein you should be consuming, let's chat about where...

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How Much Protein Should I Eat? blog fat loss lifestyle tips Aug 15, 2020

I get this question ALL the time:

How much protein should I be eating?

Well, the cool thing about protein is that no matter what 'type of diet' you are following (unless it's a low-protein diet which I personally wouldn't recommend to anyone unless there was a certain medical reason for it),...

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Basics For Building Muscle blog fat loss lifestyle tips Aug 06, 2020

What are the BASICS FOR BUILDING MUSCLE?  

To start, is it possible to build muscle and lose body fat at the same time (AKA body recomposition)? 

General Answer: yes... BUT, there are different factors and scenarios to consider when talking about body recomp so it does...

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Enjoying Vacation WITHOUT Feeling Guilty blog fat loss lifestyle tips Jul 23, 2020

I went on vacation in Miami the week before last and enjoyed lots of sunshine, Cuban coffee, and yummy food

One of the biggest takeaways from the trip was the ability to enjoy foods that I wouldn't normally eat and not feel guilty about it AT ALL  

This used to always be a...

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…And Then I Ate My Feelings blog fat loss lifestyle tips Feb 13, 2020

Emotional Eating and How to Get Control of It.

We’ve all been there. A particularly stressful day, a bad break-up, a deadline looming, and you find yourself elbow deep in your comfort food of choice. For me, it used to be ice cream. No matter what I was dealing with, I always knew I had two...

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[FREE GUIDE] The Ultimate Hunger Hacks! blog fat loss keto basics lifestyle tips Feb 07, 2020

I'm SO excited to share this new resource with you!! 

One of the things I've personally struggled with over the years is having a severe night-time snacking habit. 

I've tried countless ways to get rid of the habit by focusing on something else like taking a bath, reading, or...

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What I Put In My Coffee +Why blog breakfast lifestyle tips Jan 28, 2020

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what I put in my coffee in the morning (and why).

So, I figured I’d lay everything out for you in this post.

First, the actual coffee I drink... Purity

Purity Coffee is the highest quality coffee I’ve found on the market thus...

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Fat Loss: The Hierarchy Of Importance blog fat loss keto for women tips Jan 16, 2020

Have you ever heard the saying: “Don’t major in the minor”?

This saying has stuck with me for a few years now and it’s one of those things that I see A LOT of people doing when it comes to trying to lose weight or change their body composition.

When it comes to fat loss,...

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Kabocha Extract: The Best Kept Secret in Keto-Sweeteners? blog desserts tips Jan 09, 2020

It’s incredible how many options are out there when it comes to sugar substitutes. While it’s not hard to find one that’s keto-friendly, it can be pretty difficult to find one that you actually enjoy.

Whether it’s an unpleasant aftertaste, a weird cooling-effect, or...

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