Fitness, Food, healthy living

What I Want You To Know About Proteins

Fun Fact: Your Body can only utilize 25-35 grams of protein per meal. Amino AcidsAmino acids are the building blocks of proteins, and proteins are the building blocks of our muscles. There are 20 amino acids, but the human body can only produce 11 (plants can make them all), so we have to get the… Continue reading What I Want You To Know About Proteins

Fitness, Food, healthy living

What I Want You To Know About Carbs

Check out the video below, or read it all here...it's everything I want my clients to know about carbohydrates. Fun Fact: Veggies and Fruits are carbs. So when someone says they are on a low carb diet and eat nothing but veggies and fruits, that doesn't really make sense (and it's a huge pet peeve… Continue reading What I Want You To Know About Carbs

Fitness, healthy living

How to Use the My Fitness Pal App to Achieve Your Goals

This app is a must-download for everyone who has fitness goals this year. I use it with all of my clients because let's face it, you cannot out-exercise a bad diet. Your diet (diet meaning what you eat in a day not an extreme fad you hopped on) directly affects how your body functions throughout… Continue reading How to Use the My Fitness Pal App to Achieve Your Goals

healthy living, Pregnancy, That Crunchy Life

All-Natural Pregnancy Whipped Belly Butter Recipe

With only four ingredients, this simple yet effective belly butter was my go-to during my third pregnancy! It should be noted that whether you get stretch marks or not is largely due to your genetics and your diet (think: collagen). But there is nothing wrong with rubbing on some lotion for your dry, stretching skin.… Continue reading All-Natural Pregnancy Whipped Belly Butter Recipe

Environment, Family, Fitness, healthy living, Lifestyle

Four Areas to Focus Your New Year’s Goals

It's that time of year again to make New Year's Resolutions. If you are already thinking "why would I set goals that I won't even be able to keep," you need to read on! Of course it can be hard for anyone to keep a goal for an ENTIRE year, but here are some tricks.… Continue reading Four Areas to Focus Your New Year’s Goals

Family, Food, healthy living

The Vitamins I Take During Pregnancy

As soon as Matt gave me the go ahead on trying, I started preparing my body for Pregnancy. While most doctors recommend a prenatal for all women of child-bearing age, our bodies require significant amounts of nutrients to grow little brains. I read a lot from Dave and Lana Asprey's book, The Better Baby Book,… Continue reading The Vitamins I Take During Pregnancy

healthy living, Pregnancy

Activated Charcoal During Pregnancy

Would you drink black water? I first read about the benefits of Activated Charcoal in the book, "The Better Baby Book" by Dave and Lana Asprey. The main takeaway about activated charcoal was that this  black powder stops the absorption of heavy metals in your body, which can cause a plethora of DNA changes in… Continue reading Activated Charcoal During Pregnancy