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6 Things You Need To Know About Setting Goals + My Goal For 2018

You’re scrolling through your social media feed and you see a picture of a woman with perfect abs and a headline that goes something like this, “How This Fitness Blogger Lost 50 Pounds By Transforming Her Lifestyle”. Obviously you click through, looking for the simple thing she did to look that good (even I click through sometimes out of sheer curiosity). But here’s the thing, those articles make the transformation…

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Everything You Need To Know About Tofu

By Nikki Nies, MS,RD,LD, Contributing Blogger If you’re scared of soy or don’t know what to do with tofu, then you may be surprised to learn that a recent survey found that 45% of consumers actively seek out products that contain soy. Tofu is no longer just for Asian or ethnic cuisine. Personally, tofu has helped me embrace the flexitarian lifestyle of eating more plants and has made #MeatlessMondays a…

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Nutrition/ Recipes

Swap Out These Foods For A Healthier BBQ

Disclosure: I work with the Wonderful company to help people make healthy choices. All opinions are my own. What’s better than a backyard BBQ with all of your favorite summer foods? I’d say nothing! The only problem is that loading your plate with burgers, sides, desserts and a glass of wine can really add up to a hefty amount of calories. Now, I’m all for indulging every once in a…

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30 Day Healthy Living Challenge/ Nutrition

30 Day Healthy Living Challenge: Week 3- Let’s Talk About Gut Health

One of the biggest trends to hit the nutrition world in recent years is the study of gut health. As a matter of fact, the microbiome and probiotics are definitely on trend to become two of the biggest nutrition topics of 2017 (you heard it here first). That’s why I’m filling you in on the basics about gut health, what you need to know and how to keep your gut…

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Nutrition/ Recipes

5 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About California Almonds

Disclosure: I was provided with free travel and accommodations to the California Almond Orchard experience. I was not additionally compensated for my time.  Think about this question for 30 seconds. Where did the almonds in your pantry come from? If your answer is Trader Joe’s or the local supermarket, then this post is for you. Up until about two weeks ago,  I had not considered much about almonds other than their wonderful nutrient composition.  If someone asked me,…

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