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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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 […]

Mild Curried Vegetables & Sweet Potatoes

Hello! I hope you all are having a great week!  Per the request of some of my Facebook friends, I am going to share a recipe that is PACKED with nutritional density and deliciousness.  It is a revised version of a recipe found in Dr. Johnny Bowden’s book, 150 Healthiest Crock Pot Recipes. Before I […]

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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 […]