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Sweet Tooth Snacking

Sweet Tooth?! We attract who we are and I most certainly have a big sweet tooth… SO it’s not wonder one of the questions I get asked about most often is how to tackle a sweet tooth when you have health and fitness GOALS.

Do I think you should give sweets up forever?! Absolutely not. In fact, I learned the more I tell myself I CAN’T have something the more I want it. Instead I CHOOSE to be smart about my cravings.

Some of my favorites… 
➡️Greek Yogurt (go for plain and sweeten with stevia, cinnamon, cocoa powder, or fruit), top with fruit or freeze dried fruit for a crunch.
➡️Tea. I always ask myself if I’m hungry OR just wanting something sweet. If I am absolutely not hungry, I will try my best to avoid an extra snack. Instead I have something like cinnamon or peppermint tea, Kombucha, OR a seltzer water (like la croix or even zevia). This will keep me occupied and out of the kitchen.
➡️Sweet Potatoes. Whenever I want something carby and filling, I always go to sweet potatoes. They’re packed with fiber and nutrients so I know they’ll keep me fuller than something like a gluten free bread. You can even top with with cinnamon, coconut or almond butter for even more of a treat.
➡️Frozen Grapes. Just try it! They’re so good and take a while to eat because they’re frozen. Just be mindful of portion control with these. Sugar is still sugar and it can be easy to overdo.
➡️Craving Ice Cream? There are so many ways to create a healthier choice that won’t totally derail you from your goals. My favorite… make Nice Cream! Blend frozen bananas to an ice cream consistency. Give it a little extra staying powder by blending in a scoop of protein or topping with almond butter (the protein and healthy fat will help slow down digestion).
➡️Dark Chocolate. If you really want chocolate, have chocolate. But be smart about it. There are so many options now that are dark chocolate or Stevia sweetened (I like Lily’s Chocolate) so you won’t get as big of a sugar spike. It’s still sugar, but keep it to a serving and satisfy your craving.

What about you?! Do you have a sweet tooth or salty tooth?! What are you favorite ways to crush the cravings?

 

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Change your MINDSET

I have to work out today….
Correction: I GET TO workout today. 💖

I talk to so many ladies who say they just can’t find the motivation to workout. One thing I’ve found though is practicing GRATITUDE in any situation can almost always be a solution.

What if you stopped looking at fitness as a chore?
Instead saw it as a privilege.
Something AMAZING your body is capable of doing each and every day. 

Today you get to workout. You get to increase endorphins, feel more positive, improve your health, and move your body in a way that not everyone is capable of.

Will you take advantage of that?! 💪

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Gratitude

FREEDOM. 🙌
When I started coaching I 110% doubted that I would be successful. I was shy, insecure, and quite honestly not in a great place with my own health and fitness.
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But there was something in my HEART that kept me working towards my goals💕
I did ALL the trainings.
Watched ALL the videos.
Worked my booty off.
Guess what happened?! Yesterday while cleaning out my inbox something caught my eye. It was my “vision” I had written from a coach training group.
Back then, I remember feeling CRAZY writing it and secretly thinking it would never happen.
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TODAY I read it in disbelief as I have checked off goal after goal on my list. 
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I get to write this post from North Carolina. Yup, you read that right, I was able to up and MOVE for a month to explore a new area.
I can still get my work done.
Sophie’s still with me.🐶
And you better believe I already found a gym. 🤸‍♀️
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Because that’s what freedom is for me. It’s not having the fanciest car. Being a million dollar earner. Or living the most glamorous life.
It’s simple things. Freedom of time. Freedom of place. Teaching women to love their bodies. And getting paid for it.
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Plus, I get to help other women do the same, and most have become some of my closest friends. Feeling extra GRATEFUL today and just wanted to share. If you ever wonder what it is I do or how you can do it too, just ask! I’m always just a message away. You deserve this too. 👯

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Operation Eat More Veggies.

Why?
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Not only are vegetables packed with nutritional benefits, they’re super high in volume so you can eat ALL the food. 🍴🍴🍴
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Here’s an example:
You could choose to eat 1 cup of rice for 170 calories that you’ll probably burn through pretty quickly thanks to the 38 grams of carbs and limited fiber.
OR
You can fill up on many cups of cooked cauliflower rice for way less than 170 calories. You’ll also feel more satisfied because it’s packed with fiber so you’ll digest it nice and slow.
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And little secret… it doesn’t taste like vegetables. I am the pickiest eater ever and I love it! It takes on the flavor of whatever you cook it with so you won’t even notice you’re not eating actual rice.
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Who’s tried cauliflower rice?! Love it or hate? 

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