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if you have to cheat, then break up

It could be a specific diet with laid out meals. Or following a personal ideology of "good" and "bad" foods. Or rigidly counting calories. Or really just any eating plan that controls your food decisions. My guess is day after day of eating only "clean" foods and adhering to strict rules, that diet is going… Continue reading if you have to cheat, then break up

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the best diet for 2018

There's the raw vegan diet, Whole30, paleo, Weight Watchers, ketogenic, alkaline, If It Fits Your Macros, the baby food diet, and literally thousands more. So which is the best to begin your 2018 with? I think it's interesting how many diets there are. You'd think that if a diet was so incredible and powerful, there'd… Continue reading the best diet for 2018

eats, Uncategorized

bake-over: how to spruce up a boxed cake mix

My favorite thing to do for my friends' birthdays is to bake them a cake. Selfishly, it gives me an excuse to bake. But I truly love the whole tradition of lighting candles, singing happy birthday, and then cutting into a big cake and passing out all the delicious pieces. Life is busy though and… Continue reading bake-over: how to spruce up a boxed cake mix

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kale + cranberry turkey stuffed acorn squash

This past week was full of 40 degree days, cloudy skies, and drizzling rain. You know the kind of weather that makes you want to throw on sweatpants and a sweatshirt and lay on the couch all day? Well, that's exactly what I did this past Saturday. I tidied up my home, caught up on… Continue reading kale + cranberry turkey stuffed acorn squash

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“don’t say that about my friend”

I have so many brilliant women in my life. And each of these women is different from one another. They have their own life experiences that have formed and shaped them into who they are together. And although each is beautifully unique, there is one consistent behavior of just about every woman I have ever… Continue reading “don’t say that about my friend”

nutrition thoughts

do I want to be healthy or be skinny?

Go ahead and look inward and ask yourself: Do I want to be healthy or be skinny? Personally, I can't remember a time in my own life where I would have answered that I would genuinely rather be healthy than be skinny up until 2 years ago. It was music to my ears when someone told… Continue reading do I want to be healthy or be skinny?


pumpkin maple scones

Happy first day of fall! Hands down, fall is my favorite season. Fall encourages community - from football tailgates, to Thanksgiving potlucks, to catching up with a good friend over a pumpkin spice latte. Not to mention, fall is just one big build up to Christmas Day!! So on this scorching 91°F "fall" day, I… Continue reading pumpkin maple scones