Are You Lean or Fat? A Case for Ditching Body Composition Scales.

I had a really interesting experience at the gym the other day. A client at the gym came in for a ‘bod-pod’ analysis. Essentially, a body composition measurement tool that would tell her the percentage of her body that is fat mass vs. lean mass. It’s considered one of the gold standards in body composition…

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How to Cook for Different Tastes at the Same Table.

[Welcome back to the blog my sister, Nicki! As always, Nicki is here to serve up (pun intended) some fab suggestions for all things food related. A frequent question I get from people is, “How do I get my partner/kids on board with my new healthier eating habits?”. Below, Nicki has 5 common dinner ideas…

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Berry and Walnut Pancakes (Grain & Dairy Free)

I’ve been testing many a pancake lately, all for your benefit of course 😉 It can be tough to get the right consistency for gluten free or grain-free pancakes, and thus many test runs were necessary. Fine by me! I finally have this recipe down and it’s time to share with you. These pancakes would…

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Why You Should Eat A Burger And Fries On A Tuesday Afternoon.

You know what’s pretty damn freeing? Choosing to eat a burger and fries on a Tuesday afternoon for lunch. Not a Friday or Saturday night, because it’s the weekend. No, but because it was lunchtime, and I wanted one, and Tuesday is just a day. Eating this burger and fries means nothing to me, which…

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Just Do You.

Paleo. Calorie counting. Metabolic resistance training. Cardio. High carb vs. no carb. Intermittent fasting. Habit building. Short workouts vs. long. Heavy weights. Tracey Anderson. Ugh! What method are you supposed to choose? There’s a million and one opinions on the “best” ways to achieve health in this industry. (Side note: Health is relative, and I’d…

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Want A Strong Core? Get Aligned.

Alignment is pretty damn important for all of us. Especially so, if you have chronic aches and pains, if you’ve had a pregnancy, are pregnant, have a child, and/or are carrying, lifting, or nursing said child. Want to say sayonara to your lower back and neck pain? Want to heal your Diastasis Recti? Want a…

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Wordless Wednesday: A Look Into My Life Lately.

Wordless Wednesday is back in 2014! This is the first edition since my move to Calgary, and a whole bunch of new stuff has been going on in my world. I’ve wrapped up the move and what’s been happening in my life lately: 1. Moving. Sucked big time. Obvs, I had a box just for…

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When Can I Plank, Crunch, and V-sit Again Postpartum?

This is a frequent conversation with my pre and postnatal gals. They know that crunching, planking, jackknifing and the like are not effective core training exercises to be doing early on postpartum (or for some, maybe ever…). They know these exercises are not ‘healing-promoting’ for a Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA), the connective tissue of the…

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Healthy Eating On The Cheap(er).

Organic. Grass-fed. Local. Sprouted. Farms. Clean fifteen. Sustainable. Whole. Raw. Unprocessed. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could eat in a way that jives with these words all the time? A diet fully and wholly of the best quality foods we could get our hands on. For health and for taste. I’m not here to…

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The New Body Movement.

The New Body Movement. Spoiler alert: this has nothing to do with exercise, or working out, or the next best thing in the fitness industry.  Really, it has very little to do with moving your body at all. Thigh gaps. Bikini bridges. Fat shaming. “What’s your excuse?”, and the like. Ladies, let’s go! (…terrible timing…

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