My Top 10 Favorite Healthy Summertime Snacks

I loooooove snacks. I always find myself munching on things in order to keep from being hungry between meals. And because I’m always snacking, it’s easy to just grab whatever is around to satisfy my hunger. But over the years, I’ve found that grabbing just anything can backfire on my health and fitness goals. And I always seem to grab the sweet stuff. So, I’ve learned to be prepared as much as possible and try my best to have my favorite snacks in the house or in my purse. Now that summer’s here and swimsuit season is in full effect, I’m snacking a little bit smarter and lighter. Continue reading →

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Five Reasons to Love (And Use) Coconut Oil

I am always somewhat skeptical when I first learn about a new healthy trend that starts to form. I try and do some research first before I jump on the bandwagon to spread the word and even more research before I try it myself. That was definitely the case when coconut oil started to get really popular on the fitness and health scene. I just kept thinking “Coconut oil? Really?” But, as it really started to pick up steam and folks started raving about it, I sort of gave in. Continue reading →

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