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7 Post-Workout Vegan Meal Ideas

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7 post-workout vegan meal ideas to refuel your body and soul. Okay, so I haven't talked about it much on the blog but, like, food is my favourite thing. I love to cook, I like enjoying food, and trying new flavours! And because I love cooking (and eating haha) I'm constantly looking for new vegan meal ideas. When I started working out more aggressively, I realized that what I ate before and after my workouts is pretty important. When I wasn't fuelling properly I was getting sluggish mid-workout, and then weak and sleepy if I didn't eat properly afterwards. So…
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When Anxiety And Depression Threaten Your Fitness Goals

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Anxiety and depression are the worst. There's really no other way to say it. Mental illness effects every single aspect of one's life. It affects how you see yourself, your physiology and how you experience the world around you. And if you're a chronic sufferer (like me!), managing your anxiety and depression takes up a large part of your day-to-day. So, this is a little bit of a self-serving post. Yes, I want to share what helps me and hopefully help others. But also, I'm hoping this post connects me with other women who have chronic anxiety and depression and…
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10 Steps To Setting Achievable Fitness Goals

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Setting fitness goals can be a challenge of you've never done it successfully before. Weight-loss, regardless of how much you have to lose, takes hard work, patience and dedication. Which is something that is easy to say but much more difficult to do. Because even with the best of intentions, without a concrete plan, reaching weight-loss and/or fitness goals can be extremely difficult. Or most likely, impossible. Think about it. How many times have you heard of someone reaching a fitness or weight-loss goal without a plan in place? Most people set a number in their head that they want…
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5 Ways To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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Nothing ruins the holidays faster than holiday weight gain. Especially if you're currently in the middle of your weight loss journey. For most people, the holidays mean being surrounded food and lots of it! For me, this used to be a source of stress during the holidays. Or even worse, I wouldn't stress and I would indulge and 'worry' about it in January. Which is kind of a negative way to enter the New Year, I think. But it really doesn't have to be that way! Like anything in life, with a little bit of planning, holiday weight gain doesn't…
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How to get back on track after a food binge

How To Get Back On Track After A Food Binge

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A food binge doesn't need to be a game ender. If you struggle with binge and emotional eating then this post is for you! I've talked about changing my relationship with food in another post but I only lightly touched the topic of emotional eating. Emotional eating was (and in many ways still is) the biggest hurdle in my health journey. My inability to control how I used food was always my downfall. And there was the terrible habit of letting a single food binge equal automatic failure. I used to think that a food binge meant that I had…
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6 Plant-Based Smoothies to fuel your run

6 Plant-Based Smoothie Recipes To Fuel Your Run

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A homemade smoothie is a great way to fuel your workout. When I first started running, I'll be honest, I wasn't nourishing myself correctly before my workouts. I often talk about overcoming food negativity¬†both online and off, but I still have several bad food habits I'm working to overcome. One of those negative food habits was not eating in the morning. And the second I started primarily working out in the AM, this became a big deal Now, I've never really been a fan of eating in the morning. I can't really explain it other than to say it feels…
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5 Ways To Change Your Relationship With Food

5 Ways To Change Your Relationship With Food

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Changing my relationship with food is an ongoing process. When I talk to other people about health and fitness, food is always the biggest pain point. Many of us who live in a western culture tend to have a deformed relationship with food. Although when I think about it, even that statement isn't entirely true. It's more like we have bizarre relationships with food-like products. Because, when was the last time you heard someone talk about their out of control stir-fry addiction? And I've never heard anyone berate themselves because they went back for that second serving of saut√©ed vegetables.…
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My Story: My Healthy Lifestyle Journey

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My journey toward a healthy lifestyle began 2 years ago. I've been both looking forward to and equally dreading writing this blog post. But seeing as my weight-loss story is a big part of how this blog came to be, it seems only right that I should share the story early on. Like many people who have lost a lot of weight (50+ pounds), my story has less to do with calories input and output. Rather, my story is about discovering a healthy lifestyle that not only benefited my body but also my mind and soul. If you've checked out…
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5 Easy Ways To Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

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***This post contains affiliate links. For more information please disclosures.*** Many people struggle with eating enough fruits and vegetables. If you are used to eating a largely meat-based diet, adapting to a plant-based diet can be strange at first. I'll be honest, training your palate to enjoy all the different tasting vegetables can be a challenge. But not to worry because I am here to help you out! Plant-based or not, if you are looking to include more fruits and vegetables into your diet, you have come to the right place! Eating more fruits and vegetables doesn't have to be…
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