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Coconut Rice with Brussel Sprouts

This has been hands down one of my favorite (vegan) recipes. Cooking the rice in coconut milk is a GAME CHANGER. This recipe comes from Jeanine Donofrio’s cookbook, “The Love and Lemons Cookbook,” which I highly recommend. This dish is filling and offers up an incredible flavor profile, while also providing lots of great nutritional

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Eating and Exercising for Weight Loss

Keto? Paleo? Whole 30? HCLF? Atkins? The amount of readily accessible, ready for download and/or purchase, diets is overwhelming. There is SO much (conflicting) information, he said, she said, and pure NONsense that even experienced athletes and fitness enthusiasts can easily get lost in the worldwide web. Preface Let’s set a few parameters before going

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Travis Marunde: My Story

  In 2010 I weighed 280 lbs.  Despite my efforts to be healthier and lose weight, spending hours in the gym multiple days a week and trying to “eat better”, nothing was working. I wasn’t seeing any results.  I was discouraged.  Being so unhealthy and so far from where I wanted to be, I started

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Food, Wellness and the Mind, Body and Spirit with Annette Brausch

A Fitness Guide: Pt. 1 – Your Why

“Where do I start” is one of the most commonly heard phrases surrounding fitness, health, and weight loss. People have motivation and inspiration but, no real direction or set goals. We see thousands of success stories on instagram and little to no stories or photos on the COUNTLESS failures, setbacks and mishaps. The beautiful inspiration

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Whole 30 Wedge Salad / Dressing

Josh Hollin: “I weighed 350lbs and I was super intimidated by CrossFit”

I first heard of CrossFit when I started experimenting with the paleo diet, back in 2012. At that time, I weighed 350lbs and I was super intimidated by CrossFit and never thought I would actually end up doing it… Fast forward three years later to 2015. I was able to lose over 50lbs just by including some

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Green Tea for GAINS??

Most of us associate green tea with quiet, peaceful practices. Yogis, monks, Japanese elders and grandmothers worldwide are common culprits but, what about everyone else? Well I’m here to tell you that green tea, especially matcha, offers up a LOAD of additional benefits, from helping prevent cancer, to increasing your gains. Check it out… First, let’s go

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Whole30 Avocado Tost

With the new year in full effect, many of us have volunteered for challenging resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions in the health and fitness world is some form of “diet.” While we like to encourage a lifestyle change (not temporary food changes) Whole30 is actually a little more like a diet – designed

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6 Ways to Save Time and Money Grocery Shopping

Healthy eating begins with what you bring into your home as options to use. It’s simple for someone to tell you to pick the right foods, but when you go into the grocery store, farmer’s market, co-op, etc, it’s important to go in with a plan. Below are some easy ways to make grocery shopping

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