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Protein Packed Smoothie Bowl

Great news! I have your new favorite breakfast! It’s fast, versatile, and full of flavor. Bonus – it’ll keep you full all the way till lunch. Ingredients: 1 scoop protein powder (I used Tone It Up chocolate plant-based) ¼ small banana, frozen 1.5 ounces frozen blueberries 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk 1/3 cup frozen cauliflower… Continue reading Protein Packed Smoothie Bowl

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Wellness Wednesday. Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

Usually writing pours out of every one of my pores. Whether it’s a light-hearted blog post or a highly technical press release. Interesting or bland. Writing comes naturally for me. Except this post. This is difficult to share. However since it is Eating Disorder Awareness Week and I know just how many women (even some… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday. Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

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Protein-Packed Green Cakes

I’ve decided life is too short to eat the same ol’ boring breakfast every day. I’ve also decided to quit thinking about food as inherently “good” or “bad.” If you’ve ever prepped for a show or tried to adopt the mentality of “eating clean” you’re well aware of the stigma that exists in the fitness… Continue reading Protein-Packed Green Cakes

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Ooey Gooey Paleo Pumkin Brownies 

If your mouth isn’t watering already, I don’t know what to even do with you.  Can we just take a moment to ask how the EFF is it nearly 2017?! I just don’t even know where the time is going!!  Now I feel like there is some unofficial/unspoken rule of thumb that all foodie lovers… Continue reading Ooey Gooey Paleo Pumkin Brownies 

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What I Wish I Could Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

I recently came across a snippet of Victoria Beckman’s British Vogue interview in which she penned a letter to her 18-year-old self. I found the article heartwarming – and it got me thinking. What would I say to my 18-year-old, college-bound, spitfire self? I know you’re not the thinnest. I know you wish your hips were… Continue reading What I Wish I Could Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

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3 Ways to Release the Guilt Associated with Eating

How’s that for a sexy title?! If I haven’t lost you already, thanks for sticking with me!! I’ve talked high-level on my blog about suffering from an eating disorder as a teen and young adult and I’ve talked extensively about the dangerous eating habits I willingly subjected myself to during contest prep for my first… Continue reading 3 Ways to Release the Guilt Associated with Eating

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Quit Being Such A Bitch to Yourself

The other day I encountered the biggest bitch. I’m talking Bitch with a capital B. She stared me straight in the eyes and said: “You’re fat.” She poked and prodded at me. She contorted my body in the most unsuspecting ways – judging and criticizing. She pointed out that my once chiseled lower abdomen was… Continue reading Quit Being Such A Bitch to Yourself