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9 Surprising Food Myths Debunked

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The idea for this article began with tacos. We were having dinner one night and my husband was pouring hot sauce onto his tacos and I thought about the fact that I heard about hot, spicy foods boosting your metabolism. Was this true or just a food myth? And I’m a food geek, so of course, all of these other food myths started running through my mind. Is eating at night really bad? Is brown rice really better for you? […]

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The 9 Best Vegan Protein Powders You Will Absolutely Love

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Protein powders are a tasty, convenient way to help ensure that you get your daily intake of protein. But, it can sometimes be tricky to find a protein powder that is dairy-free and gluten-free. So, I wanted to put together this list of the nine best vegan protein powders to make it easy for you to find one that you love! Since I often talk about Beachbody workouts I’m asked if I use Beachbody’s Vegan Shakeology. However, I have never […]

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Your Guide to Meal Planning for a Healthy Week

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Do you want to eat healthier while saving time and money? Then all you need to get started is this guide to meal planning for a healthy week! When I asked an amazing group of women, “What keeps you from eating healthy foods?”, the majority said they don’t have the time or the energy to shop for and prepare healthy foods. And believe me, I get it. We are all so busy with work, family, and all the things that […]

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The Best Essential Oils for a Cough

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A cough is one of the most frustrating parts of having a cold because it can linger on for a long time. Since my family has been using elderberry syrup we haven’t been sick (knock on wood!). But, since I’ve been using essential oils in place of traditional medicine for things like a cold, I wanted to know all about the best essential oils for a cough. What I found is that there are a few great options! What Exactly […]

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Why Tiger Nuts Are the Healthy Food You’ll Want to Eat Today

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Hi there! So last week I wrote about elimination diets for Hashimoto’s. There have been ups and downs with following an elimination diet, but one benefit is that I have found a couple of new foods that I LOVE! One of them is tiger nuts. I had never even heard of tiger nuts and now they are one of my go-to foods for snacks and baking. It’s definitely a healthy food you’ll want to eat today! I came across tiger […]

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The Truth About the Best Diet for Hashimoto’s

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Struggling with symptoms of this autoimmune condition? Try this diet for Hashimoto’s to calm inflammation and start feeling better. So, you may be thinking, what the heck, Kat? You just wrote about intuitive eating and now you’re on a DIET? Yes, I know, but it’s not what you think. As you may have read in my previous post, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in October of 2015. This is an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid. And food sensitivities […]

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A Simple Way to Get Started with Intuitive Eating

A Simple Way to Get Started with Intuitive Eating

I was thinking this morning about how I got started with intuitive eating. It has been a slow process, but one that is changing my life for the better. Don’t get me wrong, I do sometimes get triggered when someone mentions a diet they’re on or when someone talks about how much weight they have lost. However, I can now quickly return to a way of thinking about health and food that is better for my overall well-being. Today I’d […]

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21 Day Fix Real Time Review and Tracking Sheets

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Every winter my motivation to workout seems to not be as strong as it is the rest of the year. Maybe it’s just natural for people to want to hibernate in the winter and not move as much. But, I do not want to lose the progress that I have worked hard for. So, I chose to start a new workout program called 21 Day Fix Real Time with my accountability group. Accountability groups are a great way to keep […]

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Powerful Intuitive Eating Strategies to Cope with Stress Eating

Do you eat when you’re feeling stressed? Do you identify as a stress eater? Well you are definitely not alone. What you might not realize is that hunger and eating are perfectly normal responses to stress. In this post, you will learn why we eat when we are stressed. You will also discover how to cope with stress eating based on intuitive eating strategies. Why You May Turn to Food When You’re Stressed Eating when stressed does not mean that […]

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Elderberry Syrup Vs. Bone Broth: Which is the Best Food to Boost Your Immunity?

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could get through cold and flu season without getting sick? Yes! Well it’s cold and flu season here in Ohio. So, I have been thinking about ways to build up my family’s immune system. Because no one wants to be sick during the Holidays! What I’ve been doing is diffusing purifying essential oils and sipping on bone broth. We all know that bone broth is the go-to choice when you need an immune system […]

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