ORGANIC- YAY OR NAY?

According to Huffington Post, Conventional foods differ from organics in several ways, including the use of chemical versus natural fertilizers (i.e., compost) to feed soil and plants. Conventional farmers also use synthetic herbicides to manage weeds, while organic farmers use environmentally generated plant-killing compounds. Therefore, organic produce has significantly fewer pesticide residues than conventional produce.

Organic certification requires that farmers and handlers document their processes and get inspected EVERY YEAR. Organic on-site inspections account for every component of the operation, including, but not limited to, seed sources, soil conditions, crop health, weed and pest management, water systems, inputs, contamination and commingling risks and prevention, and record-keeping. Tracing organic products from start to finish is part of the USDA organic promise. The USDA organic regulations also ban the use of food additives, processing aids, and fortifying agents found in conventional foods, like artificial sweeteners and coloring, preservatives and monosodium glutamate. Can I get an Amen?

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COUNTING COLORS, NOT CALORIES.

A diet plan is a very important part of your weight loss/ fitness journey. I want to share with you a nutrition & portion control method that I have been implementing as of the past 6 months & had amazing results with.This “Counting Colors not calories” is a way to organize your meals, to keep motivated & stay on track with reaching your goals. It is structured yet not too restrictive to stop you from enjoying the foods you enjoy most. It can be altered to fit any type of schedule: no matter how busy you are and can be modified to work for the whole family. No more cooking multiple meals, weighing foods or eating chicken & broccoli for every meal!

So, lets break this down. Think about the macro nutrients that you eat on the daily: protein, fat & carbs. Now think about the micro nutrients you need also: fiber in the form of vegetables, sugars in the form of fruits & essential oils/fat from nuts & seeds too! Overwhelmed yet? No need, I have don’t the hard work for you! How about if I told you I have broken these food groups down into a color AND made them the container the perfect portion/serving size also!

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Memorial Day Cook Out.

WARM DIJON ROAST POTATO SALAD RECIPE.

*serves 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5lb Private Selection Petite Medley Gourmet Potatoes, quartered
  • 3 tbsp EVOO
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 6 slices turkey bacon, chopped and cooked
  • salt & pepper for seasoning

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Spray baking paper/ oven tray with cooking spray
  3. Toss potatoes in 2 tbsp EVOO, salt & pepper and place in preheated oven for 30-45minutes or until golden  brown
  4. Combine left over EVOO, lemon juice, dijon mustard & thyme into a medium size mixing bowl and stir until combined. Add extra salt and pepper if desired
  5. Remove potatoes from oven and add to mixing bowl, toss until potatoes are evenly coated in mustard mix
  6. Add in bacon pieces and addition thyme/chives in wanted
  7. Serve whilst warm & enjoy

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:
*NOTE THESE ARE NOT INCLUDED IN ABOVE MACROS

  • grilled ANYTHING: salmon, fish, steak, chicken or pork
  • toss through a green spring salad
  • serve along side your favorite homemade burger
  • makes for a great Super Bowl snack too!
RECIPE STOLEN FROM KROGER.COM

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The Ripple Effect.

I’m so EXCITED about my next collaboration with @krogerco & @ripplefoods. In the last 12 months I’ve really restricted my dairy intake as it disagreed with my stomach, leaving me to feel bloated & irritable. 🍦Thanks to Ripple Nutritious Pea Milk, I can now enjoy their product as a smart and delicious alternative to use anywhere I’d typically enjoy milk: in my protein shakes, in coffee, or in a recipe! And nope… no bloat!💃🏻👙
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Ripple milk is free from the top eight allergens, full of protein…and the best part? It tastes delicious.👌🏽Like for real, it’s smooth, rich & creamy. I actually drank it from the container! Can’t wait to share my NICE CREAM RECIPE with you, using this product!
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Workout-doors!

There is quantifiable research suggesting that outdoor exercise provides greater benefits than sweating indoors.💪🏼In one study (https://doi.org/10.1021/es102947t), researchers found that exercising outdoors “was associated with greater feelings of revitalization, increased energy and positive engagement, together with decreases in tension, confusion, anger and depression.😊👧🏻

Participants also reported greater enjoyment and satisfaction with outdoor activity.” .
So, the next time it’s an absolutely gorgeous day outside (like it was today in Ohio!) & you’re dreading being stuck in the gym, take your workout outside instead.☀️It felt AHMAZING!

Transformation Tuesday

“There is no substitute for hard work. Always be humble & hungry.”– Dwayne Johnson
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Not every part of your journey will be enjoyable. But be present for every single step of the journey… because IT WILL BE WORTH IT!
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So proud of @jeep_fit for not only slaying her own fitness goals by losing crazy amounts of weight & inches this year, but for the way she has inspired her mom, friends & so many others to kickstart their own fitness journeys too!

FINAL CALL!

April is here & summer☀️is just around the corner (sorta) but…we don’t want to wait for the sun to shine to get our bodies in their ultimate shape! Now I’m not saying to let yourself go in the winter, but if you’re anything like me, I like to be a little leaner when it’s swim suit season!👙🏖
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If you’re feeling a little less than your best & wanting to feel more confident in your own skin, let’s do this already! I have a 21 day “Summer Lovin” challenge starting on the 16th which you can totally jump in on OR a 4 week “SPRING FLING” starting on the 23rd!🏆
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🚨LAST CALL for either of these challenges groups. You will get access to 1 on 1 coaching, daily workouts, check-ins, motivation, 30 day supply of superfood shake, portion control containers (see my story!) customized meal plans and all the delicious recipes you’ll need.🌯Workouts are customized for you and your goals so don’t let any of your excuses hold you back! I got you!😘
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🎟💌CONTACT ME or CLICK HERE for more info!

SNEAK PEEK INTO COACHING!

Guess what? You have a brand new week ahead of you. Although we have the opportunity to start fresh every minute of every day, sometimes Monday’s just seem like the ideal time!🆕▶️So if you’ve been waiting for a chance to press reset, start over or just start… it is go time!💪🏼🏆Let’s commit to eating a little better, choosing a little wiser, speaking a little nicer, moving a little more & loving ourselves a little bit extra!

💕HAPPY MONDAY & happy DAY ONE to all! Ready for something completely new? My team & I are hosting a sneak peek into coaching so if you’ve ever been curious as to what I do & how I earn money for working out, CONTACT ME so I can send you the link!👩🏻‍💻It is online & completely free with no strings attached so don’t be shy!