John Cena is right, let’s not deprive ourselves

If you consider “eating healthy” or “being on a diet” as restricting yourself from certain foods, John Cena and I would like to change that. Well, I haven’t consulted John Cena or ever met him, but he definitely has a program out there right now that messages EXACTLY what I try to message. Recently, he […]

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When Life Shuts You Down (damage control included)

I haven’t worked out in 4 weeks, or if I did workout, it wasn’t a full session. I haven’t cooked or meal prepped for 3 weeks and my dishwasher didn’t get ran once. And I ate two miniature birthday cakes over the past 2 weeks. My life got crazy; my house is sold and I […]

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Opinion: IIFYM

A few weeks ago on my Facebook page, I asked what people would like to know more about in regards to nutrition.  One of my very disciplined and fit friends threw out the topic of IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros).  As an excited and newly certified nutrition coach, I welcomed researching this topic and […]

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Calming the Calorie Count

Last year, my friend asked me to ask my boyfriend Matt, how many calories she should be eating every day.  Matt is my main squeeze but he also has his degree in Exercise Science and is a seasoned personal trainer…so I asked him.  And he basically told me that he can’t make a recommendation without knowing […]

I Dare You To Be Food Weird

Good Morning! It has been a LONG time since I’ve sat down to write.  I have been off the map, the radar system, the whole shabam.  I’ve been absent from my blog, BUT — not absent from working out and eating well. I’ve simply been adjusting.  And I only write when I’m inspired and feel […]

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Snackaholic Nutrition Tricks

Hello.  My name is Melissa and I am a Snackaholic. All jokes aside, this is true.  My nutrition sabotage always occurs within my snacking habits, as full meals are typically pristine from a nutritional standpoint.  Nonetheless, the lil’ wee in-between hours when I snack…that is where the damage occurs. When I say damage, I mean […]

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Orange Brandy Strawberries

Good Morning!  I hope you have enjoyed your 4th of July weekend thus far!  This really is an amazing country, and we should certainly celebrate living here.  Not sure if you indulged, imbibed or decided to lay low, but I  hope it’s been great.  I was in charge of a dessert this weekend….and I was […]