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21DSD – Week 1

Week 1 of my 21 Day Sugar Detox was a success! Overall I have felt a huge improvement in my energy level, which was my main goal to begin with. I usually hit a wall mid-afternoon in the office, always looking for a 3pm pick me up of coffee, tea or treat. This week I […]

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21DSD – Day 2

Day 2 – I am most definitely a morning person, which I feel is rare, at least for someone my age. I cannot sleep in, but I also have trouble staying up late. Unless of course something super fun is going on – then count me in! Upon waking up in the morning, I like […]

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21DSD – Day 1

So first off, I’ll admit this isn’t technically day 1 for me… I was basically eating sugar free during my two week trip to BC. This is day one of following the 21DSD Meal Plan! So if I don’t seem to be going through the usual struggles – that may be why. The 21DSD has […]

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I’m Feeling Paleo

I’m back! I’ve taken a little break… I tried macro tracking for a while, then became a hermit as a result. Counting every last gram did not work for me. (Well it worked physically, but not so much emotionally.) Personally, I find that tracking/counting macros/calories led me to have an unhealthy relationship with food. I […]

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Creamy Coconut Shrimp

For lunches this week I tried out a recipe from The Healthy Foodie. I just discovered her blog, and I was overwhelmed with amazing recipes I wanted to try! My first attempt was Creamy Coconut Shrimp over Zucchini Pasta. The secret to this creamy sauce is cauliflower, and o-m-g, it was delicious! It may not […]

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Shake & Bake Baby!

I tried out my first recipe from my new cook book Beyond Bacon. I have literally never cooked a pork chop, because my only memory of them are the super dried out tasteless chops that my mom cooked only a handful of times through out my life (sorry to put you on blast Momma!) My […]

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Birthday Weekend Treats

My parents had me over for a birthday dinner this weekend. We had chinese/thai food for dinner, and then my mom made me this lovely chocolate cake! It was so dense and moist almost like a brownie, the picture on the right is definitely my second piece – YUM! Although this cake was gluten free, […]

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August Goals

August 1st – HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Today marks a new month, which means fresh start. Let’s make some goals!┬áThese are my goals for the month. Hoping that sharing them on here will help me to stick with it! Buy my produce organic from the farmer’s market Yoga at least once a week Run at […]

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Tips for Setting & Achieving Goals

Goals are a great motivator by giving us something to work towards. They also provide satisfaction and accomplishment through achievement of said goals. They help to keep us focused and on track. Broad goals aren’t as effective as more specific ones. For example, if your goal is to ‘be healthy’ that is very hard to […]

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PWO Pumpkin Cookie with Chia Hazelnut Icing

Day 1 of my PWO Cookie Sandwich challenge. Behold the Pumpkin Cookie with Chia Hazelnut Icing! This was very light and fluffy, yet quite satisfying. I would suggest eating this right away though. Warm cookie + Cool icing = great combo. I only made a enough for this portion, so I have no left overs […]

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