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Why I Chose To Go Organic

 

I used to think that buying organic meant you had to have dreads, dress like a hippie and drive a VW van. Though I have made it known that I would love to own a VW van, that is about the only thing in this misconception that I am attracted to. Over time, as I have studied nutrition, I have begun to see value in buying certain products Organic. I slowly began to make the switch and have noticed a difference in taste and quality of these products. Today I would like to walk you through some of the information that swayed me in this direction. Continue reading

Changing the Face of Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

 

As an experienced endurance athlete, I’ve been around long enough to see a shift from our traditional athletic diet to a newer trend in increased healthy fat consumption, while minimizing carbohydrate intake. The traditional endurance athlete diet mainly consisted of a high percentage of carbohydrates, moderately high protein intake and a less of an importance on consuming healthy fats. This goes hand in hand with the idea of “carbo loading” before endurance events. I have been noticing a shift from the traditional endurance fueling to a more high fat, low carbohydrate approach such as a more Paleo, Primal, or on the extreme end, the Ketogenic diet. Continue reading

Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

 

I have been obsessing over cauliflower fried rice for months! I’ve decided it’s time to share the recipe with you! Not only do I love the taste, I also love the vibrant colors. This is day two of a 30 day nutrition reset I am doing for myself. I’ll be posting recipes that fit the paleo/keto/whole30 lifestyle. If that’s your jam, stay tuned! Moving on to the nutrition packed cauliflower fried rice! Continue reading

3 Tips for Balancing Your Hormones

 

This is a topic I am passionate about! I spent years on a hormone roller coaster and I still actively work at keeping my body balanced. Our hormones play a part in every aspect of our health and they don’t get the credit they deserve. It’s time to give them some love! I’ve covered this topic many times before so rather than getting in too deep I want to offer a few tips to get you moving in the right direction. Continue reading

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