Micronutrients: What Are They And Why Do We Need Them?

According to Merriam-Webster, micronutrients are a chemical element or substance (such as calcium or vitamin C) that is essential in minute amounts to the growth and health of a living organism. As opposed to their big sibling macronutrient: a chemical element or substance (such as potassium or protein) that is essential in relatively large amounts…

5 Tricks To Drink More Water

Exactly how much water we need to drink per day remains up for debate. What isn’t up for debate is that we need water. Like, a lot of it. How much you need depends on your health, activity level, body size, and a whole handful of other factors. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine…

My Must-Have Favorites

I am the epitome of brand loyalty when it comes to products I love. When I find something that makes my life easier, tastier, or comfier – you bet your bottom dollar I’m obsessing over it and telling all of my friends. Instagram is littered with sponsored content and influencers smiling next to teeth whiteners…

4 Reasons You’re Not Losing Fat

Good morning beautiful people! Today I have an extra special treat brought to you by my good friend Christy. Christy has her B.A. in Movement and Exercise Science and Marketing. She’s a certified personal trainer and health/fitness blogger. Follow her here: @Christye.livefit Today she shares with us 4 reasons you might not be seeing the…

Guilt Free Chocolate Mug Cake

You know those nights where you’re craving something yummy like really, really bad? This is the recipe for those nights — or any night… or every night? Be ready to be amazed. Ingredients: 1 ripe banana 1 tbsp. cocoa powder 1 egg 2-3 sliced strawberries Peanut butter – 1 tbsp. Water Instructions: Blend together banana,…

Taco Breakfast Scramble

Breakfast is my thang, but ya’ll already knew that. Why do I have a love affair with the first (and best!) meal of the day? Because there are so many options: waffles, pancakes, eggs, toast, burritos, bowls, oatmeal, cereal, fruit, yogurt, etc. The list could go on and on. My ideal breakfast is full of…

KISS: The Only Diet Advice You’ll Ever Need

Keep it simple, silly. (The true acronym actually uses “stupid” but ya’ll aren’t stupid.) When it comes to nutrition, and health in general, we love to overcomplicate: juice cleanses, fad diets, meal replacement shakes, intricate food tracking, IIFYM, fasting, skinny teas… you get the picture. For some, these may be the answer. For most, they’re…

Unwrapped Egg Rolls

I. Love. Egg. Rolls. And I cannot lie. However, my belly doesn’t love fried foods. So that usually results in me skipping out on the glorious goodness that is the fried egg roll. NOT ANYMORE. This recipe changed my life. It’s a new staple in my meal prep routine and I thought I’d share it with…

Best Friend Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again. Your tummy has been sufficiently stuffed with turkey and all of the toppings and it’s time to start thinking about *gasp* Christmas! Honestly, I couldn’t be more jolly, I mean joyful. Shopping for your best friend can be difficult. The girl deserves the world but you can’t exactly afford…