Why I Don’t Prescribe Meal Plans

Just a reminder that my first book, The Savior’s Heart: Lessons of Truth From The Gospel of Mark is now available for purchase here! Ordering your signed copy through my site helps cover the costs it took for publication—and supports my work in the cost of publishing future books too! I have many ideas on…

New Reverse Dieting Program!

Please hear me: We are not meant to live in a calorie deficit indefinitely!! It just isn’t sustainable. If you haven’t reach your goal weight, but have seen your progress stall out, reverse dieting can be a method by which you fire your metabolism back up before resuming your diet. It is also a great…

#MacroFriendlyMondays — Mom’s Holiday Spice Pear Sauce!

It’s that time of year when #PumpkinEverything is making its way around the ‘gram and the blogosphere. I’m here to throw a different holiday treat in the mix! This is my mom’s recipe for homemade pear sauce (I’m sharing with permission). It’s a lot like applesauce, but has the spice of the season and uses…

#MacroFriendlyMondays — Smoked Salmon Rice Cakes!

This week’s post for a #MacroFriendlyMondays isn’t so much a recipe as it is a quick and easy meal or snack idea (#MinimalistMealPrep). This has been my go-to breakfast when I’m feeling snacky, rather than wanting a full meal. You can customize to meet your macro needs by splitting either 1 or 2 ounces of…

What Is #Moderation365?

So what exactly is #Moderation365? Put simply it’s the process used to unlearn the on-again off-again diet culture mentality that keep us from:1️⃣ Living our most free and abundant life so that we can focus on our God-given purpose.2️⃣ Making real progress with implementing our healthy habits. It’s finding #FoodFreedom in a way that is…

#MacroFriendlyMondays — Green Bean Fries—Two ways!

An entire 14oz bag of green beans is only 150 calories! This is great if you are a #VolumeEater like me! I have them almost nightly as a side with dinner. Roasted green beans are 💯! Method: Steam in the microwave per package (6 minutes for me), drain, then spread on a baking sheet lined…

Diets Don’t Work, So What Does?

Dieting doesn’t work. Besides the fact that it teaches you to deprive and restrict (which eventually leads to a rebound loss of control and food obsession), it also keeps you dependent on a system or coach for success. Following rules doesn’t allow you to feel comfortable or confident. It doesn’t enable you to trust yourself…

How To Track Gourmet Cookies

Update to add: I now have a PDX Cookie Company affiliate code for you guys! Use “CookieGains” for 10% off your order! After my PDX Cookie Co and Waffle Queen Wookie reviews, I had several requests to explain how I track gourmet cookies when they don’t have any nutrition info provided. As I mentioned in…

How I Use #DessertEveryDay As One Of My Nutrition #SuccessStrategies

Ladies, Listen Up! Eat The Dessert! 🍪🍫🍩🧁🍨 Whatever food you truly love and enjoy, you can get to a place where you work it in. Whether it’s sweets or salty snacks, don’t avoid foods you love. Life is too short to not enjoy yourself and it will actually help you make more progress to include…

#GiveMe30HabitProject 09.01.2020 {#Moderation365}

Welcome to the 21st habit in the #GiveMe30HabitProject!! See this post for all the details and backstory! This month’s habit is to dip your toe in the water and see what it’s like to practice #Moderation365! The challenge this month is to pick one thing that would make your nutrition a little more enjoyable and incorporate it…

#MacroFriendlyMonday — PB&J Protein Clouds!

This recipe couldn’t be any easier! You only need three ingredients for the protein clouds plus toppings of choice. The clouds are essentially a meringue, but not cooked until completely dry. 🥣 Ingredients:1️⃣ 6 egg whites (best if you use real eggs, as carton kind don’t stay as puffy)2️⃣ 1 tsp cream of tartar3️⃣ Sweetener…