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7 Reasons Your AREN'T Losing Weight

Dec 18, 2018

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You might expect a post like this to be filled with the typical "you're eating too much," "your workouts aren't effective," "you aren't taking the right supplements." But honestly, in my 7 years of experience as a trainer, those have not been the true reasons for stalled (or never started) weight loss.

In this post, I'm going to outline the biggest underlying culprits preventing you from reaching your health and fitness goals, I'm going to give you some basic tools you can start using today to begin making...

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Guilt Free Brownie Recipe!

Dec 13, 2018

I'm telling you right now, you are going to look at the ingredients in this recipe and think, That's it... Kat's gone off the deep end. 

But I swear to you, these brownies are delicious, fudge-y, soft, and decadent. You would never think they were actually healthy for you.

Don't believe me? Give them a shot!

Ingredients

  • 1 15-oz. can reduced sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 c coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 c cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp...
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Conquering Sugar Cravings for Good

Dec 12, 2018

Sugar cravings. The two words that can ignite fear in the fiercest of dieters, the fitness warriors, the health fanatics. 

Sugar cravings. The destroyer of weight loss goals, the seemingly insurmountable desire for sweetness, the ever present frustration and saboteur of all things healthy.  

Sugar cravings. Are they possible to truly beat? Or will we face this foe forever?

Let's find out...

I'm sure you've heard the study that explains how sugar is just as, if not more addictive than cocaine. Which means the battle to...

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Do You Need This Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie??

Dec 07, 2018
 

If you follow me on Instagram, you may recognize this video about the heavy metal detox smoothie I just discovered from Medical Medium, Anthony William. 

But I wanted to come on the blog today and expand a bit on the importance of detoxing, specifically from heavy metals. 

5 Reasons to Detox from Heavy Metals

1. Viruses and bacteria feed on heavy metals.

I don't think I need to explain why this is bad. We want to support our body in fighting these unwanted invaders, not feed them a gourmet meal. 

2. They put a huge burden on...

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The Secret About Your "Trouble Zones" They Aren't Telling You

Dec 03, 2018

"I always have this poochy belly..."

"I hate my thick thighs..."

"By butt is too big..."

"I wish my arms looked more defined..."

We all have that one area of our body that drives us nuts and, of course, it always seems like the most stubborn body part to tone, tighten, or taunt into submission. 

Why? Why is there such a thing as a "trouble zone?" And is there anything to be done about it?

Well, while there are a million DVD's and workout programs out there titled things like Chiseled Abs, Thigh Slimmer, and Burn Off That...

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Whole30 Dill Zoodles with Baked Salmon

Nov 30, 2018

I'm a girl of habit and can get in the same food routine very easily. So it makes me exceptionally happy when I venture out, try a new recipe, and love it enough to add it to my "regulars" list.

This Whole30 baked salmon and dill zoodles recipe, which I found on theorganicdietition.com, can be served hot as a "pasta" dish or cold as a salad, and tastes just as good either way.

It's very bright and zesty in flavor and has a beautiful mix of textures. Bon appetit!

Ingredients

2 large zucchini, spirilized or shredded into noodles (I...

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5 Ways to Know if You're on the "Right" Diet

Nov 29, 2018

I can't tell you how many times I've been asked the question, "What's the 'best' diet??"

And I'm willing to bet, in the midst of the hailstorm of information out there, you've asked yourself that very same question. 

I too have been in that spot, tearing my hair out trying to decipher truth from fiction as I hear a million different things from a million different experts.

Which is why I wanted to write today's post, to help you decipher the diet that is best for you. Because, as I've told you before, what works for one person...

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The 10 Holiday Health Commandments

Nov 20, 2018

Because sometimes you just need some simple guidelines to fall back on...

  1. Thou shalt treat thy body the way it deserves to be treated.
  2. Thou shalt not go back for seconds.
  3. Thou shalt move daily.
  4. Honor thy veggies and thy fruits. 6 servings per day to be exact.
  5. Though shalt not covet sugar and alcohol.
  6. Though shalt drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily.
  7. Though shalt not kill... the entire pie. Watch those portions ;)
  8. Though shalt bring the joy.
  9. Thou shalt not steal from thy sleepy time.
  10. ...
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Holiday Pounds: 5 Tips to Keeping Them in Your Luggage and Off The Scale

Nov 13, 2018
 

As the busiest travel day of the year approaches, I know staying on track to reach your weight loss goals can pose a challenge. It feels like you have less control of your food, your schedule, and let's be honest, your will power. 

But I have to tell you, it isn't as difficult as it seems when you have a plan. I once had a client site traveling as her biggest barrier to weight loss as her job shipped her around the country two weeks out of the month. Often times she was staying in small towns without a lot of options.

However,...

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5 Fixes for Chronic Low Energy

Nov 08, 2018
 

Want to listen instead of read? Click play above. 

It seems the ever present assumption... as you get older, you get more run down, more tired, more stressed, and there's really not much you can do about it. It's called "adulting" right?

Even I fell into this trap for a few years. It struck me early, hitting hardest in my early twenties. I constantly felt tired; I couldn't even fathom the idea of waking up without an alarm, let alone waking up feeling energized for the day ahead. I assumed, as many do, that it was just the ever growing...

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