The Ultimate Guide to Quickly Sculpting an Envious Booty

Other than providing a cushion to when you sit and making your jeans look better, your butt serves a purpose. Your butt is the powerhouse of your body. It’s the driving force that carries you up an endless flight of stairs and assists you when you lift your adorable child up off the floor.

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13 Reasons why Diets Don't Work

13 Reasons why Diets Don't Work

Want to lose weight? Then don't go on a diet! 

I know I know...you just want to lose a few pounds for your upcoming vacation or maybe you want to shed some weight for the wedding. We all have our reasons as to why we want to lose weight.

This is the definitive guide to why you should not diet but avoid diets like the plague.

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Top 7 summer nutritional trends for busy moms

Top 7 summer nutritional trends for busy moms

Top 7 summer nutritional trends for busy moms: School is out and the pool is open. Temperatures are rising, but so are your responsibilities as a mom. Summer is upon us and as a mom, you now have less time than ever to maintain normal eating habits (okay, maybe much less than you care to admit). But there’s no judgment here. I’m a mom and I can appreciate how hectic summer schedules can be.

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What’s the difference between losing a love handle and losing some water?

What’s the difference between losing a love handle and losing some water?

Losing fat, losing weight…what’s the difference as long as the number on the scale is moving in the right direction! Right?! Well, no…that’s not right. There is a big difference between losing fat and losing weight.

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Diastasis recti: how do you know if you have it and how do you heal it?

Diastasis recti: how do you know if you have it and how do you heal it?

After reading all about diastasis recti, I’m sure you’re left with one question: “How do I know if I have diastasis recti?” Thankfully you can conduct an easy assessment on yourself to know if you have it and how severe it might be.

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Fat-free and getting fatter: the fat-free craze

Fat-free and getting fatter: the fat-free craze

Oh, the fat-free craze. It all began in the 1980s and 90s. Fat became our #1 enemy and the fat-free craze (or "low-fat"  craze) began. And truthfully, I find that many still buy into this today. It is still ingrained into the minds of many. 

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The importance of reading labels

The importance of reading labels

If I could stress one thing to you, it would be the importance of reading labels before you buy a product. Yes, even on the so-called health brands or that jar of peanut butter. If you have peanut butter in your fridge or pantry go grab it because we will look at that in a minute! 

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6 steps to getting toned arms for women

6 steps to getting toned arms for women

You want your arms to move when they're flexed - not when the wind blows. Jiggling, sagging, drooping - these are all undesirable characteristics especially when it comes to our arms, ladies.

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How sleep affects your weight

How sleep affects your weight

Our relationship with sleep changes as we age. As a child, you avoided sleep. Although it was the time in life you required the most of it, taking naps and going to bed were the dreaded moments of the day as a child.

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Round up of my favorite bars

Round up of my favorite bars

Often times granola bars/protein bars are filled with sugars, additives and what.is.that ingredients. I am very picky about what bars I eat and only keep a few around at a time for those busy grab and go days when I am in a pinch.

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Why women should lift heavy

Why women should lift heavy

Most women aren't trying to obtain Hulk-like physique from their efforts in the gym (and I'm right there with ya!). And so many women continue to follow the old adage that lifting heavy will make you bulky so they resort to lifting light weight with high reps. Because as we’ve all been told, “Lifting heavy is for bulking up and lifting light with high reps is for toning,” right?

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Diastasis recti: How many women get it? And how do you prevent it?

Diastasis recti: How many women get it? And how do you prevent it?

I have good news and I have not-so-good news. Let’s get the not-so-good news out of the way: diastasis recti is more common than you might think. According to WebMD, about two-thirds of pregnant women will experience it.

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Diastasis Recti: What causes it?

Diastasis Recti: What causes it?

Diastasis recti occurs when the uterus begins pushing against the abdominal wall. The pressure of the uterus along with the pregnancy hormones cause the midline tissue to widen and become thinner resulting in softened connective tissue. Diastasis recti is most common after pregnancy when the woman’s abdominal wall is soft.

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Diastasis Recti: What is it exactly?

Diastasis Recti: What is it exactly?

I discovered I had diastasis recti with our second baby girl. As soon as I discovered it, I went to work trying to repair it. I have to admit that I’ve allowed life to get in the way of my DR exercises the past several months. I’ve made some great progress, but I have a little ways to go before it’s gone completely.

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My family is gluten free not because it's trendy: Part 1

My family is gluten free not because it's trendy: Part 1

This is the start of a three part blog series I am going to be writing about gluten. I am going to share my family's story (my husband's in particular), tell you what this mysterious stuff called gluten really is, and what gluten does to our bodies.

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Part 2: What is gluten intolerance anyways?

Part 2: What is gluten intolerance anyways?

Gluten intolerance can be a tricky thing to diagnose. When I discuss the issue with people, I often hear, "Oh, yeah. My friend's daughter is celiac. She throws up immediately when she eats anything with gluten in it...is that what you're talking about?"

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