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Dinner is steamed broccoli and snow peas tossed in soy sauce and a little sriracha, plus some chicken drumsticks I marinated in garlic, soy sauce, honey and sriracha #overallhealth #foodfreedom #foodisfuel #foodisfood #intuitiveeating


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Green beans! Cooked in coconut oil seasoned with nutritional yeast, garlic, onion powder, mineral salt and black pepper


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Hubby did good! We haven’t used the BBQ much but tonight he made these AMAZINGLY delish @buyranchdirect ribs! I don’t know all he seasoned them with but I do know he slathered on some @bonesuckinsauce at the end. We needed more ....too good to stop eating - but maybe that’s a good thing! I roasted broccolini and cauliflower ...then put the cauliflower in my vitamix and whipped it up to a perfect caulimash 😋 And that’s what’s for dinner! .
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#heresmyfood #eeeeeats #paleoeats #foodfreedom #bbq #healthydinner #foodblogeats #foodwithapurpose #cocospaleokitchen


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Truth? I used to feel guilty for taking a break.
Yep. My policy was no work nights off, and you stayed up until it’s finished.  I’d convince myself that if I just pushed a ‘littttttle’ harder it would make ALL the difference. …like it was flippin' life or death if I didn’t hit publish on my blog on time?! 🤦🏼‍♀️ If there was blank space in my calendar, I’d fill every gap.
I’d cancel on holiday plans, and wouldn’t even chat with a friend for 2-minutes.
I mean, forget it! I had ‘things to do’. But did I really?
Or was I just trying to ‘fill myself up’ with external distractions so I didn’t have to face the REAL stuff that was bubbling within me.
And before this happened with work...it was with food.
Being structured with food gave me a ‘sense' of control…
It made me feel like no matter what went on in my life I could at least stay on top of that one thing!
But the truth is, we actually don’t have control over shit.
End of the day life is going to do what it wants to do, no matter how hard you try to manipulate the situation.
And when it really comes down to it… are you even enjoying this controlling ride you’re on anyways?
Because from where I’m sat… giving yourself the space to take a night off work to enjoy a movie in the park with your doggy while eating @fourallicecream peach sherbet is far more fun than sticking to a meal plan or working yourself towards exhaustion. 🍧😋 If you put yourself in a box, how will you ever have enough room for cartwheels? 🤸🏼‍♂️ You feel me? 😘👌🏼


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Feeling like the shell of a person today post-Disneyland & also post full week of adventuring with my little sister visiting from Oregon! We've been super GO GO GO during her trip, so a day spent vegging out, watching Grey's Anatomy, & eating this delicious skillet dish was in order
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It's super easy to whip up AND it's a great way to use up any veggies that are on their last leg. Here's how I made it 👉
I finely diced up some sweet potatoes (to help them cook faster) and added them to a large, greased skillet with all the other leftover veggies in my fridge: chopped bell peppers, red onion, and mushrooms. Then I added a little "UMPH" with a sprinkle of basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper. I cooked the veggies over medium-high heat until they were soft and tender. For a source of protein/fat, I added a fried egg on top
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Anyone else love hanging out with your siblings? Comment below & tell me what meals you love to eat together!! 👇


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Fritz told me Chipotle is having a bogo deal this weekend and asked if I wanted to go. I thought about it and had a major #nsv. While I'm super grateful to have Chipotle as an emergency #whole30 meal, I've come to realize I'd rather eat my own food 99% of the time. Exceptions are sushi, the occasional five guys (which I prefer to bring home and healthify), and vacations. Other than that, I'm much happier eating my own veggieful creations. Better tasting, better for us, and way cheaper. Tonight I made roasted plantains, seasoned peppers and onions, saucy #grassfed taco beef from @butcher_box in a #homemade sauce, fresh guac and a small green salad served with 2 salsas and @sietefoods #dairyfree cashew white queso. Better than any nacho cheese I've had, it's actually real food and it tastes amazing.
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#paleo #paleolifestyle #lowcarb #realfood #whole30meals #iamwhole30 #foodfreedom #delicious #homemade #realfood #nourished #wellfed #grateful #dinner #yum


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We are as compatible as sweet potato chips and avocado dip - inseparable like bruschetta on chicken - capable of dining differently yet still together. We'd be two peas in a pod but we don't eat those 😜

#Whole30 #Day24 #6MoreDays #BruschettaChicken #SweetPotatoChips #AvocadoDip #FoodFreedom #ILoveYouForever #LoveHeals


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High schooler approved lunch! My oldest started high school last week and I have been working with him to find a healthy lunch that isn't 'embarrassing'. Did you know that lunch could embarrass you?! We are currently eating mostly paleo and trying hard to stick to that and I think we finally found a winning combo! I think the chocolate helps ease the lunch packing pain. :) #foodgram #instafood #foodie #igfood #food #cleaneating #healthyeating #eatclean #foody #vscofood #fitnessfood #itstartswithfood #foodfreedom #cleaneats #healthyeating #lunchbox #backtoschool #glutenfree #grainfree #dairyfree #fitmom #fitfam #instafitness #instafit #fitness #weightloss #paleo #teen #momofteens #larabar #lacroix


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There was this one night (out of the 90 I spent alone, learning, living out dreams) while I was in Europe that made me believe in God - almost

I sat writhing on a dirty, hostel bathroom floor in pain. It felt like a velociraptor was trying to claw its way out of my stomach. If I didn’t know better I’d have thought my appendix was bursting. But I knew better because it happened before roughly one time each year for the past three years. I like to think of it as the gift that never stops giving. Sender? Anorexia.

I won’t bore you with the details of my digestive issues. What you should know is that in that moment - that moment of the most pain I’ve ever experienced - including the time my belly ring was almost ripped from my flesh and the time I split my lip open on the playground. In that moment of excruciating pain I started to pray to a god I don’t believe in. And I regretted every time I let anorexia live within my bones

It’s not worth it. It’s not worth it. It’s not worth it

So if you’re tempted to start dieting, counting calories or macros, throwing up just a few times, or any other form of disordered behavior- don’t. If you’re trapped within it already- seek help. Signed, a girl who would give anything to take back the pain


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Deep S supper: Wild Salmon on a bed of wilted spinach salad. If I feel I need anything else tonight, I'll have a piece of skinny chocolate...but I'm full right now! -

Dressing made with 1/2 cup olive oil, 3 rashers of bacon, pinch each of garlic and onion powder, a squirt of soy aminos, and a couple Tbsps of apple cider vinegar - I crisped the bacon and broke it up into bits. I added all other ingredients just to warm the dressing and poured it over the spinach and tossed.
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My afternoon snack was a piece of skinny chocolate and an iced coffee. When I started supper I was really hungry, so I had a piece of all natural sausage -
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#trimhealthymama #thm #lovemyfood #smeal #ssupper #deeps #livingwithgrace #fuelcycle #foodfreedom


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Always gotta have that CRUNCH factor - even in my taco bowls 👌
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These JALAPEÑO LIME @eatskinnysticks STICKS make the perfect wholesome crunchy topping - or you can just eat them straight outta the bag. No judgment here. ✋😛
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These cute little sticks are non-GMO, gluten-free, and pack some nutrients with healthy fats and protein, thanks to the quinoa + chia seeds. They’re definitely going to be making an appearance in the kiddos’ lunches - and mine. 😋
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WHAT WENT DOWN:
• chopped romaine lettuce
• diced sautéed chicken breasts, seasoned with cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, + pink salt
• pinto beans
• sprouted brown rice
@eatskinnysticks jalapeño lime sticks (which you can now find at @walmart, along with a few other tasty flavahhhs 🙌)
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It’s been a good day today. ☺️ Now I’m headed to bed to chill with B for a min and binge watch OITNB.
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Goodnight, loves!
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We had last minute change in plans that meant the kids and I needed to grab dinner. @chickfila for the win. My kids, well the older ones, got to burn some energy at the indoor play area and we got relatively healthy fast food. I had a kids meal with grilled nuggets and a side salad with Italian dressing. I had Chick-fil-A sauce with my fries because I always think it’s worth it. If i could make my own paleo version I would be in heaven. Um.... maybe I should work on that. I heard it’s a combination on BBQ ranch and honey mustard. Something to think about.
For exercise today I walked around the local botanical gardens. I got my cbd pills today. I’ll be posting more about that soon. Hope you all had a great Wednesday! Let me know in the comments below what you do when you find yourself away from home unexpectedly at dinner time. 🙂
#foodfreedom #youareenough #momlife #heartattacksurvivor #doyourbest #strokesurvivor #fitmom #lifestylenotadiet #whole30fff #notwhole30 #paleo #chickfila #paleoish


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My coworker’s husband brought us Chick-fil-a Chick-n minis for breakfast. So that means I need to balance it out with a Whole30 dinner
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Made the Fajita Beef Skillet from Fast + Easy cookbook
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#whole30 #whole30life #whole30recipes #whole30journey #whole30compliant #dairyfree #grainfree #glutenfree #fooddiary #foodfreedom #eatrealfood


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Good eats from start to finish, and some nice @cakebreadcellars Chardonnay to go with our #kingpin #flavor #foodtodiefor 👌🏼 @shycellars WE LOVE YOU❤️


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Smoked salmon bowl paired with @swisseusa Lecithin to promote healthy fat burning for all the healthy fats I consume 😜🥗💕✔️ #nutritionist #fatburning #eatfatlosefat #whatieat


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School starts tomorrow! Which means meal prepping and planning is in full swing. I have a pretty standard rotation that we go through for breakfasts and dinners during the school year.
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First up is a family favorite! Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins from @therealfoodrds These are the right balance of carbs and healthy fats to keep the kiddos full and focused during their day. They are #grainfree #dairyfree and #paleofriendly .
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Each of my munchkins will get 2-3 if these with some breakfast sausage in the morning for protein. I have to ration them out otherwise they will be gone in minutes. #tryitout #foodfreedom


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Sharing a full day of eating for #lgsistersunite! These days I’m all about eating meals that are FAST to make, but also healthy and somewhat budget friendly #momlife. We buy most of our food in bulk to help cut costs and I try and utilize left overs as much as possible to help with convenience and saving $!! All of these meals took <10 minutes to make and are made with real, whole, foods. They might not be the most exciting, but I hope they can give you some ideas of how you can eat healthy, even if life is crazy right now! 🍍 Breakfast: green smoothie (pineapple, banana, spinach, plant based protein, coconut milk and flaxseed)
🍌Snack: kodiak cake muffins (not the whole plate! 😂) I make a big batch of these and then put them in the freezer for a quick snack!
🥪Lunch: crockpot barbacoa from @msrachelhollis cookbook. Sooo good and versatile! (We’ve eaten this as burrito bowls and tacos already this week!) I used pork instead of beef, topped with bbq sauce and a vinegar based coleslaw (bc mayo = 😝)
🍿Snack: skinny pop 🥗Dinner: Mediterranean salad kit from Costco topped with shredded chicken that I meal prepped in the crockpot earlier this week. This is a go to quick and easy meal for us! We have enough for left overs tomorrow 👍🏻 Comment if you want any recipes and I will send them to you! 😘


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Want an easy #InstantPot recipe that you can enjoy for dinner tonight and then in your lunch at work tomorrow (lefties are king when you're away for lunches!)? This RECIPE for HURRIED LAMB CURRY is perfect just for that. Find the recipe link in my bio and let me know if you make it!
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feeling a little under the weather so i’m loading up on all the veggies this week (and avoiding sugar as much as possible) to prevent it from getting worse! i love traveling & being busy, but i sure don’t enjoy when it all catches up to me at once 🤒 .
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stir-fry meals are one of my favorite ways to get tons of veggies, protein and healthy fats in one setting! plus, you can make them a million different ways and they take very little time to do once you get the hang of it 💯 .
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on my plate 🍽️: grilled chicken, sweet potato, bell pepper, broccoli, kale, avocado, chia seeds, and a pasture-raised scrambled egg all tossed in some extra virgin olive oil. purrrrfection 🐱 now...... i’m going to sleep before 9pm. no shame lol. happy hump day! 🐪 .
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#healthandkellness #easydinnerrecipes #stirfry #greens #glutenfree #dairyfree #detox #fiber #fabfour #quickrecipes #paleo #chickenstirfry #humpday #nutrition #healthcoach #foodie #cleaneats #atlanta #eatrealfood #wellness #onedayatatime #girlboss #eatwhatyoulove #foodfreedom #atlantablogger #brookhaven #sandysprings #dinner #balance


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Repost from main insta account for Elyse Metelka Nutrition @elysemetelkanutrition. This is especially important for athletes and skaters to remember!
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Well said words in memory of the very wise cooking icon Julia Child on her birthday today. Julia was right when she said fat provides flavor to foods. Fats serve many essential functions in food and also in our bodies. Not only does fat give foods flavor, but it also gives food texture making foods doughy, flakey, or creamy. While in the body, fat performs many vital functions that keep us alive. Fat functions in building cells in our body, helps to keep us feeling full, provides us with energy, carries and helps absorb vitamins, insulates our body to keep us warm, aids in brain development, the nervous system, and in controlling inflammation, as well as so many other important functions. All foods fit, including those with fat! Remember fat is just another nutrient your body needs to function.
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#elysemetelkanutrition #theskatingdietitian #juliachild #fat #fats #nutrient #nutrients #macronutrients #nutrition #nutritiontips #nutritionadvice #health #flavor #cooking #food #eat #foodfreedom #fuelyourbody #foodisfuel #feedyourbody #allfoodsfit #antidiet #balancedeating #sportsnutrition #edrecovery #nutritionist #registereddietitian #dietitian #wellnesswednesday #wisewords


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L A S T day with this view then it’s back to creating #whole30 & #foodfreedom recipes! 👌🏼🏄🏼‍♂️🌴 📷 @ohohoh_oreilly ( #happyhusband )


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Ever have a hard time deciding between bacon cheeseburgers and pizza? Tough decision, right? Tonight we’re making the ultimate compromise combining our favorite cheeseburger fixin‘s and ready-to-make pizza crust. The combo is a huge win. After using bacon jam to replace pizza sauce I may never go back.
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#recipeontheblog
#Foodgawker #foodfreedom #goodmoodfood #healthyfood #huffposttaste #mindfulliving #eatwholefoods @tastespotting @cleaneatz @the_daily_bite_ #thedailybite #baconjam #pizza #hothoney #barringtonil #365barrington #heinens


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Anyone want to join me at the beach with this dessert charcuterie board?? 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️ I’ve been all about the fruit this season, because for the past few summers, I haven’t been able to eat much of it due to elimination diets. I teamed up with @kitchfix to round out this platter with their granola bars and clusters, and believe it or not, everything on here is made with paleo ingredients! Where would you take this platter of noms??
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#bbgcommunity #foodgawker #foodshare #foodblogger #foodfreedom #goodmoodfood #strongnotskinny #iamwellandgood #fitfoodie #cleaneats #feedfeed #buzzfeast #buzzfeedfood #f52grams #realfood #organicfood #whole30fff #glutenfree #bbg #wholedailylife #healthyfood #eatforabs #paleo #instafood #huffposttaste #fuelyourbody #gloobyfood #nourish #mindbodygram #wholedailylifecharcuterie


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We’ve always struggled with making turkey lettuce wraps flavorful and Whole30 compliant, but not anymore! Throw some ground Sichuan peppercorns in them and they’re delicious! These lettuce wraps were delicious and easy cleanup! Love a good one pan meal. These included turkey, bell pepper, onion, green onion, shishito peppers, crushed red pepper, coconut aminos garlic and ginger. #whole30day4


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Comfort food at its finest right here 💯 and it only took me 20 minutes to prep🙌🏼.
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Spaghetti squash “pasta” bowl
1 small spaghetti squash I cooked in my instant pot whole on high pressure for 15 minutes. I then let cool, cut in half, scooped out seeds, and put back in instant pot for another 5 minutes on high pressure.
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1 lb @buyranchdirect ground turkey sausage
1 zucchini
1/3 cup diced red onion
1 red bell pepper chopped
1 Tbsp @fourthandheart California garlic ghee
1 cup @cucinaantica maranera sauce
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Heat pan with ghee and sauté onions, add sausage and cook until no longer pink (5-7 minutes). Add in zucchini, cilantro, and red bell pepper, and cook another 5 minutes. Add sauce, mix, and add to spaghetti squash.
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Hike some mountains, eat some ‘za 🏔️🍕#AllTheTriangles

The exhaustion is real and I have limited room in my noggin’ for witty captions and inspirational verbiage right now, BUT I did want to say... holy shit. The human body is super neat. MY HUMAN BODY is SUPER NEAT. I’m thankful today for my ability to climb, my ability to explore, and my ability to see. Life is great when you decide to let go of the bullshit and live it. ⠀

More thoughts later, friends. What are you thankful for today?


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Are you more of a eat the same ol thing everyday type of person or a get bored SUPER easily type of person? I used to literally be able to eat the same meals daily without hesitation. Now, I really make an effort to switch things up each week (can’t say that about this breakfast though 😂). .
But for real, giving your body a variety of nutrients is so important in helping all the systems in your body to function optimally. This is why I recommend 1. Taking a high quality/properly dosed multi vitamin to always cover your bases and 2. Eating a variety of whole foods! Fruits, veggies, grains, nuts, oils, meats etc. .
This is also a great way to explore what types of foods your body does & doesn’t like. People get so caught up in figuring out what’s ‘good’ & what’s ‘bad’. Hey. Maybe take a step back and let YOUR body figure that out 😊
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Eat wholesome foods, balance your meals, take notes on how ya feel 📝✔️#makenutritionsimpleagain
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#balancedmeal #breakfast #healthybreakfast #toast #gluten #healthyrecipe #healthyliving #nutritiontips #iam1stphorm #foodfreedom #nutrients #healthyfat #intuitiveeating


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You CAN make yummy things. I used to think that all these pretty dishes took extreme skill, time, and crazy ingredients. Now I know better! 🌿🥗

Protein salads are perfect for lunches, and do well sitting in the fridge marinating in all the herbs and spices. Here is a kale caesar chicken salad. I’m planning on bringing it along to a birthday celebration tomorrow because who doesn’t love birthday salads?! 💚

Add dressing to cooked shredded chicken and shredded kale, broccoli and cabbage. Make it easy and grab a bag of @traderjoes Cruciferous Crunch Collection.
The dressing is:
2/3 cup mayo-I always use @primalkitchenfoods mayo made with avocado oil. It’s @whole30approved and sugar free 👌🏻
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp dijon mustard
2 tsp coconut aminos
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
Dash of garlic powder
2 tsp anchovy paste •
You can add nuts, dried fruits, and extra veggies like onions and carrots to a protein salad. My tuna salad is crazy full of color, stay tuned for that coming up! Pop a scoop onto greens, next to veggies or in a baked potato to enjoy quick meals all week long! •
#bestplateever #whole30approved #foodfreedom #feedfeed #healthyeats #mealprep #proteinsalad #makesmewhole #yummyeats #kalecaesar #chickensalad #primalkitchen


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okkkk this veggie and mozzarella panini was amazing!!! 😍😍 /
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~ Lets talk about my thought process behind ordering this: I’ve been going through a huge wrap phase so I assumed all day that I would get a wrap when I went out tonight. When I got to dinner, pretty hungry, none of the wraps sounded that great to me. I debated on getting a salad but I knew that really wouldn’t satisfy me... down to the last second I spotted this panini on the menu. I ordered and ate no questions asked and no second thoughts 🙌🏻 It was delicious but I came home and needed a little something more, some cookies n cream ice cream did the final trick!!🍦 /
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~ no added meat for protein, did not eat the salad bc I didn’t feel like it, didn’t ask for whole wheat bread, don’t feel guilty for eating a sandwich at a restaurant, no exercise will be done, did not try and suppress my craving for ice cream 💥❤️💥❤️💥❤️💥❤️
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#hypothalamicamenorrhea #healthyeating #triathlete #wellnessjourney #joyfulmovement #intuitivemovement #intuitiveeating #recoveryisworthit #realtalk #runner #hypothalamicamenorrhearecovery #foodie #foodporn #foodfreedom #carbs #antidiet #haes #selflove #mentalhealth


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“B”LT + avocado toast grilled cheese after a day at the beach #food #tasty #foodporn #foodgasm #foodfreedom #yum #yummy #foodie #grilledcheese #comfortfood #vegetarian


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Keeping it easy and seasonal. Miller's Amish rotisserie chicken thighs, local heirloom watermelon and cucumbers and organic strawberries.
#paleo #eatseasonal #lchf
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#lowercarb #jerf #fitfood #ketoish #healthychoices #healthyfoodshare #fatfueled #eatyourveggies #eatrealfood #glutenfree #grainfree #realfood #fitover40 #celiac #cleaneating #whole30alumni #foodfreedom #eeeeeats #intuitiveeating


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Another thing I take for granted: Barry & I’s first car we got together and that we were able to pay off together 💕

Thinking back, Barry use to have an 88 Oldsmobile. Yup. Gray with stars in the Celling (aka staples 😂) but it left us sitting more then once, and once we moved into our house, it was one repair after another consistently! We were blessed to pull into the parking lot as this was coming off the truck that day and it was meant to be!
You drive something every day but you sometimes have to sit and think how truly blessed and thankful you are that you can get from one place to another! 💜 getting an oil change before we leave next week! ✌️ .
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#antidiet #fatforfuel #husbandandwife #lchf #picoftheday #beyondthescale #loveyourslelf #outerbanks #marriageworks #foodfreedom #follow #gymworkout #manifesting #gymselfie #coffeelover #bodypositive #saltlife #godsgrace #intuitivelifestyle #bingeeatingrecovery #ketosis #intuitiveeating #girlsthatlift #keto #positiveenergy #blondehighlights #marriedlife #obx #igfitfam


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Instant protein cookie dough gets me through in a pinch.
What's your go to snack?
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#trimhealthytable #trimhealthymama #thm #foodfreedom #foodfreedomcoach #thm #proteinsnack #cookiedough #suagrfree


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It’s that time again! Cheers to #WinningWednesday 🍾🍾
I believe in celebrating every victory- no matter how big or small. 🥂
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Every Wednesday I’m sharing WINS from the Crunches Then Cocktails community...
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Today I want to celebrate a client who dropped 12 pounds in 4 months and shared this:
“I’m NOT DIETING AT ALL! I’m just working out, staying active, eating what I want, AND LOVING the way I feel. I’m also not craving things like sweets or junk food anymore. I’ll eat something here or there, but not much and I think it’s because I’m not worrying about it anymore.” ✨
Can I get an AMEN?!! 👏👏
We are so terrified to give ourselves permission around food for fear of “overdoing it” and eating nothing but junk... but that’s not actually how it works! Deprivation is what actually sets us up to binge or to want to go bananas with junk food! ✨
So proud when I see women stepping into the lives they are meant to live. FREE from dieting and LOVING the way they feel. Cheers to THAT! 🥂✨☺️ #battletobalance #crunchesthencocktails #foodfreedom #peaceoutdiet


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3️⃣ things I would tell my younger self

1️⃣ Time flies

Its so cliche, but so true

Whatever you want to do, start TODAY

That body you’ve always wanted is going to take soooooo much longer than you think it will

Same with starting a business

There will be hiccups and up’s and down’s, but the most important part is to get started and take a small step every single day

No perfection, just progress

It all eventually adds up

2️⃣ Get help

Drop the ego/pride

Seek out mentors/coaches/people you look up to and people who are a few steps ahead of where you want to be and really listen and take in their advice instead of trying to figure it all out on your own

Looking back, you made more progress with a fitness coach in your first 6 months with him than you did in literally 4 years worth of trying to do it on your own

But hey, you live and you learn

3️⃣ No regrets

You have ONE life on planet Earth

And you’re capable of so much more than you think

Take some risks and go chase your dreams!

I’m curious, what is one of yours? ⬇️

For link to apply for 1:1 online fitness coaching, link to apply in bio!
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#weightlose #iifym #weightlossmotivation #fitnesstransformation #flexibledieting #paleodiet #onlinecoach #summerbody #healthyish #fatlossjourney #dietplan #workoutroutine #quickworkout #workoutoftheday #corporateamerica #entrepreneurlife #foodfreedom #gettingfitagain #beginnerworkout #absworkout #changingmylife #healthyandhappy #asianamerican #1stphorm #gymshark #entreprenuers #busybusy #businessowners #moneymoney #humpday🐫


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My wish for you is that you can learn and find a way of eating and moving so you never have to “diet” and “exercise” again. For you to build the habits and mindset that allow you to enjoy food and fun and just LIVE your fullest life while also enjoying great health, longevity, and a body you’re proud to inhabit. Yes, you can enjoy seasons where you “turn up” your fitness dial and make fewer indulgences and I’m certainly not knocking anyone actively chasing big body, performance, or health goals (it’s my job to help people with these goals!), but if every other thought you experience is centered around your diet, what food is “good” or “bad,” or how much you need to workout to “earn” a reward, then something’s gotta give. It’s time for a change. If you’ve been a slave to the diet rollercoaster and are looking for a ticket off, please DM me. Establishing a fit body and mind through lifestyle change and building sustainable habits (NOT strict dieting) is my wheelhouse and you are the exact kind of person that I love to serve. 💕
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#foodfreedom #ditchyourdiet #nomoreyoyoing #loveyourlifestyle #loveyourlifestyle #nutritioncoach #lifestylechange #mindsetmatters


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Amen! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Burgers are pretty freakin’ great 😋 but so is a delicious bowl of zoodles and shrimp, so it’s all about balance and variety. If you limit yourself to only grilled chicken, egg whites and kale, because you want to eat healthier, chances are it won’t last 😏
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Create healthy habits to nourish your body 🧘🏻‍♀️ instead of restrictions that punish. One of the many reasons I have fallen in love with the 2B Mindset, a non-diet approach to weight loss, is that you are taught to look at burgers, ice cream and wine as treats...not “cheats”. There’s no reason to beat ourselves up for loosening the reigns and eating these foods from time to time.
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So, next time something a little “silly” catches your eye, if ya really want it, go for it! And enjoy it! 🍔🍦🍫 Food Freedom is not a myth 😉...and right about now I have 🍔 brain, so where’s the beef???!! 🤣🤣
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#weightlosstips #treatnotcheat #nomorediets #foodfreedom #weightlossjourney #burgersicecreamwine #ohmy #burgerbrain


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top shelf dinner tonight 😍 mini burgers with @thymeandjoy thousand island dressing, baked oven fries with @primalkitchenfoods ketchup and roasted broccoli tossed with @thenewprimal bbq sauce (you MUST try this!!) #whole30


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“My whole mind is 100% consumed by numbers - calories, weight. And is that any way to live? No. I should be enjoying my life. I can’t waste any more of my life letting this disorder win. I will get my life back”. .
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Yesterday marked exactly four years since I was checked into inpatient eating disorder treatment for the second time. Four years ago I wrote these words in my journal. Four years ago i didn’t think i’d live to see this day. Four years have gone by and I can honestly say I am the happiest, healthiest I have ever been. I DID get my life back. I’m not here to say “look at what I’ve been through” I’m here to say - I got through it, AND YOU CAN TOO. .
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I promise you - whatever it is, whatever darkness you’re going through, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. you have a purpose. you have meaning. and you will find it✨


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Wellness Wednesday Tip: Did you know watermelon is 92% water and carrots are 87%?? Water makes up at least 60% of our body weight and needs to be replenished each day from what we drink and eat. Staying hydrated improves mood concentration, energy levels and helps our body function at peak performance! Fluid needs vary based on body size physical activity and temperature. I try to drink at least half my body weight in water or by selecting fluid rich foods such as berries, tomatoes, broccoli, pasta and quinoa. What are your favorite hydration ideas either from foods or drinks!? .......
#wellnesswednesday #wellbeing #corporatelife #corporatewellness #guckenheimerusa #eeeeeats #hydration #rdeats #lunchideas #holistichealth #bossbabe #positivity #dietitian #nutritionist #cafelife #foodisfuel #planetbaseddiet #foodfreedom #veganeats #bestlife #healthylifestyle #health #wellness #fitness #stayfit #livecolorfully #weightlossjourney #selfcare #tiuteam #workflow


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New post time! Over on the blog I am sharing my tips for eating out with a food allergy or intolerance that I have cobbled together over my lifetime of living with a food allergy.
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Food has a much bigger role in our lives than just providing macro- and micronutrients, so I feel it is really important to find that balance between staying safe and comfortable and ENJOYING eating.
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I also want to hear from you if you have any other tips that have been helpful for you!
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Head to the post via the link in my bio


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Once upon a time I cared what others thought about my clothes, body, material possessions, intellect, car -- you name it.
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Once upon a time I had an eating disorder, counted every calorie, over-exercised, depended on fat burners & diuretics and picked myself apart in the mirror daily.
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Once upon a time I dropped out of high school with a 1.87 GPA and attempted to go into the nursing profession (knowing what I know now, I'm glad I didn't) - up until my mom developed schizophrenia and bipolar, leaving me the guardian of my then three year old sister. I was in school, waiting tables at night and could barely take care of myself.
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Once upon a time I jumped from relationship to relationship, thinking other people should make me happy.
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Phew, I’m glad that’s all behind me!
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Over the last eight years I'VE COMPLETELY TRANSFORMED my thoughts, beliefs, actions, habits, environment, confidence, health, friends --- everything.
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If things didn't change, guess what, I'd still be: unhealthy, unhappy, unsatisfied and unfulfilled.
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I dare you to change something RIGHT NOW: the way you eat, your friends, your job, your relationship, your environment, what you do in your spare time.
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Just one lil bitty thing.
Can you do it?
Most importantly, will you do it?
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I currently have two spots open for 1:1 Coaching.
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IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU:
- are stuck when it comes to health and loving your body and self
- are only giving it 60% when you know you could be doing more
- are doing everything right (so you think) but nothing’s clicking
- deserve more happiness, confidence and better health
- would get further ahead if you were surrounding by like-minded, positive people constantly - need guidance, clarity and support...
REACH OUT TO ME.
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I used to feel the same pain daily for years - it’s no way to live.
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Message me. I’d love to help you step into your most awesomest healthiest body, self and life. .
- Christina Dennis 💫💜🦋


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Do You Have People In Your Life That Believe In You 100% And Push You ? These Two Gems!
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I can’t even tell you the love I have for the two other people in this picture, @landonpoburan and @laurapoburan , they believe in and push me to get better weekly!
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You have to have the right people in your life, that push you and have full faith in you even when you feel in the dumps, or questions things.
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Having those kind of people in your life that not only understand where you are, but get where you want to go and help you get there are HUGE!
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When you think about it, this is exactly why people have coaches, they see the potential in you even when you may not see it in yourself.
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They keep you accountable to the big goals you set, and help you lay out the plan to get there in a way that works for you. That’s exactly why my mentor and coach is @jasonphillips_in3
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These people in your life, mentors and coaches are the difference between reaching your goals or remaining in the same place feeling unhappy, confused and frustarted about why you’re not seeing results.
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Are you ready to go all in on yourself and tired of feeling uncomfortable in your own skin, confused and frustrated with your lack of results ?
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Do you want  someone who 100% believes in you and will map out the path to your goals based on your needs and lifestyle ? Click the link in my bio and you’ll find a coaching app to fill out.
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The desire to lose weight or be thin doesn’t go away overnight! We’ve believed for years and decades that thinness will equate to health, happiness, success, fitting in, worthiness, being enough, lovable, in control, etc. It’s completely normal to still have these thoughts, don’t beat yourself up when you need more compassion!
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With practice and support you will get better at:
▪️Detecting the triggers and what’s actually underneath it
▪️Understand why it’s easier to think about weight loss than what’s actually going on
▪️Challenging these thoughts
▪️Giving yourself compassion
▪️Being aware that it’s just a thought - it’s not a fact, and you don’t have to believe every thought you have.
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Some things to keep in mind:
▫️These thoughts will reduce in frequency and intensity.
▫️Down the line they will just be signals that something is going on in your life that needs attention - and it’s not about your body.
▫️Most people in this place have enough evidence to prove that diets didn’t work long term for them (did you gain the weight back, plus some?)
▫️They may also remember when they lost the weight they weren’t truly happy, it seems to never be enough.
▫️Some were at their unhealthiest at their lowest weight even if it’s not considered underweight - consider how it affected your relationships, social life, and most importantly your mental health.
▫️When we are dieting or struggling with eating disorders, our life becomes very restricted.
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You can still make peace with food and your body and still think you want to or need to lose weight. However, weight loss can not be the goal of intuitive eating because it won’t work that way, that’s just another diet. The more you learn and practice the concepts of IE and HAES this mindset will shift.


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I was majorly productive today and crossed so much off my To Do List (I even got a work out in 🙌🏻). So tonight, I decided to be a little fancy and make a @tribalifoods Mediterranean burger topped with a slice of tomato and spoonful of homemade guacamole. I hate to admit it but I was a bit skeptical about frozen burger patties but oh my gosh, these are amazing!! They are filled with so much flavor and don’t have that “freezer” taste at all. This is definitely a freezer must-have on days I don’t feel like making a huge dinner. ⭐️⭐️
Happy Wednesday, friends!


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...and about a million other things too! Binge eating is FAR more mental than what you can see with your naked eye. I remember it honestly being a complete mind f*ck, questioning myself like, "is this struggle I'm dealing with even real?.." It didn't matter what size my body was, the mental hell was STILL there and the smaller I got the louder and stronger the impulses to binge eat got.⠀
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I want to encourage you if you're in the middle of fighting binge & emotional eating right now - for starters understand you are not alone. The craziest thing started to happen when I opened up about my binge eating...people I had known my ENTIRE life told me they did too. People I would have never EVER thought could even understand what I was going through also struggled with binge eating.⠀
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Secondly, know that you are NOT broken, messed up, or a mistake...you simply have neurons firing together in your brain than need to be re-directed, reprogrammed. Imagine your brain like software. Software get's glitches, errors and has to be reprogramed on occasion to work correctly. This is really ALL it is...a little programming issue and it is FIXABLE! 110% reprogrammable! Good news, right?!
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If you need support, don’t ever hesitate to reach out! I am here for you, shoot me an email: hello@conquerbingeeating.com
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Lastly, will you do me a big favor and tag a woman you love who needs this encouragement! Thank you sister! I appreciate you and believe in you deeply.⠀
Xo! #Shevolve #Conquer


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First time making the Succulent Barbacoa Beef (THT). Definitely hubby approved! Barbacoa Beef tacos (S), on Flatout wraps, for the win!!! #thm #trimhealthymama #thmcoach #trimhealthymamacoach #foodfreedom #whatifyoucould #wls #wlsjourney #weightlosssurgery #newfoundHope #GraceFilledHope #extrahotsauceplease


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You know what I love about this food freedom group I’m in? I get to eat ALL of this for #dinner tonight! 🤗 That’s a lot of #food! And it’s all #yummy goodness!! Packed with protein and veggies and guacamole!! And I still get to eat my fruit!! 🤗 #foodfreedom #proteinpacked #veggies #fruit #loveit #thankful @halegram that’s pretty isn’t it? Thank you for all you are teaching me!! #priceless


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Sparkling kombucha instead of drowning myself in a real mojito because it's been #thatkindaday #kombucha #mojito #sparkling #paleo #foodfreedom #lifeafterwhole30 #whole30alumni #keto #lchf #glutenfree


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Easy but delicious #lowfodmap dinner tonight! Chicken salad with mayo, red grapes, and a low FODMAP serving of chopped almonds (watch your serving size with almonds if you're on low FODMAP! Only 12 grams is low FODMAP), served on gluten free bread with lots of spinach and a side of carrots + corn chips. Easy to whip up, but still so good. 😋 I'm in the home stretch with low FODMAP - I start the reintroduction phase next week. I've notice a significant improvement in my symptoms, which I'm very grateful for - I can't wait to start reintroducing some new foods, though! 😁


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basically strawberry cheesecake ice cream🍦 because ice cream is always a good idea😎
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|| @juliesorganic vanilla ice cream topped with organic strawberries + crumbled graham crackers || 🍓
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nothing like a big bowl of ice cream to give me all the feels! ice cream has always been one of my favorite desserts🙌🏻 have a great wednesday💃🏼
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I guess it takes a good therapy session to realize (and re realize) you can't make others happy unless you yourself are happy.
#selfcareisnotselfish #foodfreedom #whole30happiness


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BBQ Rub 🍗
You’ll fall instantly in love with my BBQ rub; perfect for chicken, steak, even veggies on the grill! Smokey, spicy with a hint of sweet 😋 Trying this out for your Labor Day Weekend BBQ to kickstart your #SeptemberWhole30 ? Make sure you tag me so I can drool over the BBQ goodness 😍


2 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Pinch of cayenne


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This salad from my birthday dinner on Monday was amazing! So much good stuff crammed in here. I always prefer to get the dressing on the side {blue cheese in this one 🤗}. This way I have the option to control how much dressing actually ends up on my salad.
Rather than loading my fork up with salad and dunking it in the dressing, I like to dip my fork in the dressing and then load up on all that goodness.
I think I used less than half of the dressing for my salad because of this.
I don't count calories, macros or points. And while I maybe could have stopped eating a bit sooner than I did, I still felt totally fine about my choices. I didn't stress about it, or the fact that I got dessert. I felt good about my dinner, and a lot of it has to do with mindful eating.
If you've never practiced this before, it's definitely worth checking out. I have a much better relationship with food than I ever have in the past.
Some days are still a little hard, but no where near where they used to be.
If you want to start practicing mindful eating and letting go of your food fears, then click the link in my bio for the Mindful Living Journal.
You'll learn all of the steps and practices for finding a better relationship with food without a diet.
Go check it out now!
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#salad #avocado #chicken #tomato #lunch #foodasmedicine #veggies #vegetables #foodfreedom #dinner #nutrientdense #eatwelllivewell #mindfuleating #intuitiveeating #healthyfood #healthyeating #vegetarian #intuitive #intuition #empath #guidance #cleaneating #healthyliving #healthychoices #healthylifestyle #weightloss #slimmingworld


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HAVE YOU TRIED GOING DAIRY FREE???
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Because I have! And I still am actually! But does that mean you should too?? Nope. Here’s why:
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The best dietary advice out there is to eat the foods that make your body feel amazing and thrive! So why don’t I eat dairy?? Because it makes me feel groggy and is terrible for my digestion. Can’t relate?? Then don’t cut it out!
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Listen, I get it. I’ve read all those articles too about the next greatest superfoods and the foods that make you fat and most of it is kinda BS.
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I once stopped eating grapes because an article told me they were making me fat.... grapes and I are friends again after we talked out our differences and realized it may have been the abundant amount of chocolate instead 😂.
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THE POINT IS the best way to find out what foods should or should not be in your diet is by paying closer attention to how you feel after you eat it! Have a suspicion or are interested to see if something isn’t agreeing with you?? Take it out for a while and see how you feel.
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There’s so much out there limiting what we should eat that we’ve stopped listening to our bodies and started trusting google.
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Ps. In case google told you this too- you probably don’t have cancer 😥👨🏻💻
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#healthcoaching #dairyfreelife #diaya #foodfreedom #selflovewarrior #bodypositive #bodyconfidence #fitnessmadefun #snackideas #balanceddiet #emotionaleatingcoach #emotionaleating #bingeeating


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Have to vs Get to

I HAVE to wake up multiple times in the middle of the night to feed the baby. I have to walk the dog first thing in the morning. I have to go back to work in 5 weeks. I have to pay my bills. I have to workout.

I GET to wake up in the middle of the night to feed my sweet baby boy 💙I get to walk my loving dog first thing as the sun is rising ☀️I get to go to work and pay my bills to care for my lovely growing family 👪 I get to move my body in ways that feel good and give me energy to enjoy life 🚴🏼‍♀️

See the difference? Are you living with more Have Tos or Get Tos? Change your mindset, change your life. ✨💫⭐️

#mindset #healthcoachcarey #livehealthylivehappy #healthateverysize #postpartumjourney


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Quinoa is prettty cool because it is a vegetarian source of a COMPLETE protein (contains all essential amino acids). It’s also great for heart health, gut health, and bone health💯
On my plate: sautéed kale + quinoa cooked in vegetable broth + homemade pesto + sweet potato + avocado✨


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Summer weather is back on the East Coast today full force.This Soba Salad really hit the sweet spot in the heat🌞🤗
👉organic baby lettuce, radishes, grape tomatoes, avocado, roasted goldbar squash, roasted broccoli, red bells and baby bellas, tofu, soba noodles with thai sweet chili sauce, evoo, soy sauce and everything but the bagel seasoning.
The soba noodles were a hit with those kiddos...🌠
Are you staying cool??


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Smashing all the “rules” I arbitrarily created for myself. Like you can’t cut your hair, you can’t wear the cute, round, hipster glasses, your face will look fat. Thanks @liingoeyewear eyewear for making my eyeballs’ dreams come true! I’ve always wanted to mix it up with my glasses (even though I have to wear contacts to work) and now I can in an affordable way! Prescription lenses are always free!🎊 Hmm what will be next, I’ve always dreamed of pink glasses or clear ones 🤔 🤓 .
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#eeeeeats #foodblogger #paleo #glutenfree #autoimmunedisease #hashimotos #motivation #jerf #healthyeating #whole30alumni #lifeafterwhole30 #foodphotography #foodie #healthyfoodporn
#weightloss #goaldigger #jerf #eatclean #fitfam #goalgetter #whole30alumni #wwphilly #foodfreedom #wwbride #flexibledieting


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using the last week of summer as an excuse to try out new restaurants with my friends. miss you already @izzokat


poke bowl: salmon, tuna🍣, mushrooms 🍄, arugula, cucumber, onion, seaweed , microgreens, chives, ginger, + probably more veggies that i can’t remember. if i could, i would eat this bowl over and over and over. #freshbakeddaly


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To change your life for the BETTER, focus on what you can ADD to it, instead of taking anything away. Examples:
🥦 Add MORE vegetables instead of taking any food away. 🏃🏽‍♀️ Add MORE movement, instead of taking away rest.
👭 Add MORE time with friends & family, instead of taking away social outings.
🖤 Add MORE self-love practices, instead of taking fat off your body.
🔄Most of these are a mindset switch🔄
It doesn’t mean you won’t, by chance, maybe lose some body fat. But it could also mean you might gain some!
Either way, this is about having a purpose & a focus on POSITIVE reasons for change, rather than putting yourself down. Positive does not equal weight loss. Positive equals getting to live in a well-functioning body🙌🏼
We have been taught by diet culture that we NEED weight management when the truth is your body already knows how to regulate your weight. It doesn’t need your help. All it needs is for you to listen to & respect it💕


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Nourishment? Is more than drinking lemon water, or putting on a face mask, or eating fruits high in antioxidants.

It can be letting yourself eat a piece of that chocolate cake that you've been telling yourself is off limits for the past 5 years. Or getting a salad from the cafeteria at work. It can be just listening to yourself.

Nourishment can also have nothing to do with food - and everything to do with time, comfort, and satisfaction.

Some things that I find nourishing:
- potting new plants
- sunlight
- a cup of coffee with cream and sugar
- walking the ocean on a misty morning

Diet culture takes over and creates a space were we obsess over food and our bodies in every waking moment. Reminding us that we need to eat certain foods at certain times or that are arms need to look a certain way when we pose in a picture.

Food is just food. Just like drinking water, is just water. Or getting to bed at a certain time, is just a bed time.

The more you give yourself permission to do something, the more the guilt and obsession will cease.





#intuitiveeating #HAES #edrecovery #antidiet #antidietproject #riotsnotdiets #losehatenotweight #balancednotclean #bodypositive #healthateverysize #nourishnotpunish #lifebeyonddieting #foodpsychpod #christyharrison #emmadarpino #emmadarpinophotography #foodfreedom #mindfullness #mindbodygram #bodykindness #summer #intuitiveeating #IE #community #nourishment


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Roasted veggies for din for the win🤩 I roasted sweet potato discs & cauliflower for 40 min (flip 20 min through) at 400. At 20 minutes left, I added the cauliflower + zucchini + tomatoes. This combo was perfect for a nice summer night (topped post pic with guac + EBTB of course)
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#dinner deets 👉🏼 sweet potato discs + spinach + roasted cauliflower + zucchini + tomatoes topped with @traderjoes guac 🥑
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