Month: May 2019

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3 Delicious Healthy Smoothie Recipes to Make for Breakfast This Summer

Smoothies are my favorite thing to have for breakfast in the spring and summer. They’re so easy to make and they taste SO good. My favorite thing to do is to prep them quickly the night before work & leave them in the fridge overnight. Then I can just walk straight out the door in the AM with smoothie in hand! If you need some more tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle with a 9-5 job, you can listen to this episode of my podcast where I chat all about it HERE! Here’s 3 recipes that I absolutely love: (P.S. if you want to add a protein powder to any of these, go for it! I have made them both ways, but I haven’t used protein powder in a while.) 1. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie 3/4 cup Frozen Strawberries 1/3 cup Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt 1 tbsp Cacao Powder 2 Ice Cubes Optional: 2 tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt (I do this for added protein to keep me full) Fill the rest of the blender …

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The Amazing CC Cream That Protects Your Skin From Fine Lines, Wrinkles, and Brown Spots!

I absolutely love testing out new makeup products. Finding something new that you’re obsessed with is so fun. And if you know me, you know I’ve tried a lottttt of products. Like a lot. So I’m going to start a new series on this blog where I highlight one product I’ve tried and tell you all my thoughts. Today’s star: IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream. Have you ever felt like there’s no good way to protect your skin from the sun while wearing makeup? Same. I always felt like it was a take your pick situation: foundation or sunscreen. A lot of the foundations that I’ve seen that have SPF literally have like SPF 15. At that point you might as well be wearing no SPF. This is why I love the IT Cosmetics CC Cream. You finally get to do both! It has SPF 50 (yaaaaas) so it’s actually protecting your skin from sun damage. But it also looks amazing on the skin which is so rare for an SPF 50 …

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2 Obvious Signs That Show You’re Not Consuming Enough Protein to Transform Your Body

Is protein really that important? Here’s the short answer: Yes. But is it also over hyped sometimes? Yes again! There are tons of benefits to getting adequate protein in our diet. Protein blunts hunger, prevents weight gain, helps prevent extreme swings in energy levels & mood, improves body composition (when paired with weight lifting), and more! I won’t explain all of the benefits in depth (because we’ll be here forever & start to get bored), but I will explain 2 benefits that I think are super important. If you’re a newbie to macros or just want to learn some healthy macronutrient recommendations from me, listen to the podcast episode where I chat all about that HERE! My Experience With Low Protein Last spring/summer I significantly decreased my protein intake while I was testing out a plant based diet. This took a serious toll on my body. I really wanted it to work for me but unfortunately it just didn’t. (I can do a post dedicated to plant based protein vs. animal based protein if anyone …

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Which of These 10 Concealers Is Best For You?

Finding the perfect concealer for your skin can be tricky. I’ve always resorted to YouTube to watch reviews of concealers to get an idea of what I might like. But sometimes a concealer that a YouTuber swears by doesn’t work the best for me! I’m sure you’ve experienced that too- so frustrating. That’s because everyone has unique skin needs. For reference: I look for concealers that cover my dark circles, last for hours, don’t exaggerate fine lines/creases, and look as skin-like as possible. Easy, right? Lol. Learn more about how to apply your makeup flawlessly HERE! To make this selection process easier for you, I’m going rate some of the most hyped concealers out there on a scale of 1-5 for those attributes that I look for. That way you can decide based on what matters to you most! Morphe Fluidity Full Coverage Concealer– $9 Coverage: 5/5 Staying Power: 5/5 Anti-Creasing: 5/5 Skin-Like Finish: 5/5 Overall Thoughts: This concealer is amazing. It’s somehow lightweight and full coverage at the same time. BUT it has a …

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These 14 Unhealthy Ingredients Are Hiding In Your Nutrition Labels

I’ve chatted a lot on my podcast about the different approaches to “living a healthy lifestyle” I’ve tested out. There are so many different diets and mindsets I’ve felt like I needed to adopt in order to truly be healthy! (which is bogus btw, there is no one way). Listen to the podcast where I explain my experience with counting calories & tracking macros HERE, or the podcast where I chat through what happened to me when I tried intermittent fasting HERE! The most recent fad I got sucked into was “clean eating.” I’ll own it, I was a total label snob for a hot sec. If the label on a package of food had 1g of an ingredient that I didn’t consider “clean” I’d cringe and put it back on the shelf. In my defense, I was trying to do everything I could to fix my skin (see my hormonal acne podcast episode HERE). BUT, also not in my defense, I took it way too overboard & became too obsessed with it. This is …

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How To Manage That Gross Natural Deodorant “Detox” Period

Wondering why tf everyone is suddenly so obsessed with natural deodorant? I was too. As a professional hypochondriac, I’m honestly surprised I didn’t hear about it sooner (giving my girliefriend Lauren all the credit for opening my eyes to this one!!!) Why People Are So Concerned: To sum it all up quickly, the main ingredient that prevents your armpits from getting gross & sweaty in traditional deodorant is aluminum. Aluminum has been claimed to be linked to breast cancer, Alzheimer’s & just general toxicity. Most traditional deodorants also have parabens in them, which have also been claimed to cause the same types of issues. As with everything I share with you guys, I want to be as unbiased as possible. I’m never trying to force my opinions on anyone- I’m only trying to let you know both sides of the story so you can make an informed decision for yourself! #you #do #you #honey #boo. So I did some brief research on the topic and read results of some trials that tested this claim. To …

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A Quick Beginner’s Guide to Macronutrients (Carbs, Fats & Protein)

I recently posted a podcast where I discussed all things macro nutrients: what carbs, fats, and protein even are, why they’re important, how much of each macronutrient you should be eating, my experience with counting calories and tracking macros, and more! If you haven’t listened to that yet- catch up quickly HERE! For those of you who have already listened to it, I thought it would be helpful to list out some more examples of macros & give you guys a visual of calculating macros so you can always refer back to it if you forget. First, let’s start by listing out some healthy examples of each macro (I have an extended list in the food guide of The Healthy Lifestyle Project): Carbohydrates: Fruits- Berries, Apples, Oranges, Grapefruit, Bananas Vegetables- Asparagus, Broccoli, Kale, Leafy Greens, Green Beans, Zucchini, Squash Grains- Brown Rice, Quinoa, Farro, Chickpea Pasta, Ezekiel Bread, Oats Fats: Avocado Nuts & Seeds- Almonds, Walnuts, Macadamia Nuts, Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds Oils & Spreads- Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Nut Butters, Hummus Proteins: Organic, Cage-Free …

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You Need These 9 Eyeshadow Palettes In Your Collection ASAP

Eyeshadow is easily one of my favorite makeup products. The way you apply your eyeshadow & the colors you choose can completely transform your face. It’s amazing. If you need some extra help in the eyeshadow department, I go super in depth on application steps in this video: I have gone through maybe 365 million eyeshadow palettes in the past 10 years, so I know a thing or two about eyeshadows that are actually worth the money. Here’s what I’d recommend: Best Bang for Your Buck Palettes: Morphe x Jaclyn Hill If you don’t have this, what are you doing?! It’s easily the best bang for your buck. The quality is unbelievable- amazing pigment, so blendable, a solid color selection & it’s only $38 for 35 shadows. It doesn’t get better girlies. Morphe 35F This palette is perfect for those of you that love shimmers. I personally wish it had another row of mattes, but all of the shadows are super pigmented & there’s a wide range of colors in the shimmer section. This is …

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5 Insanely Tasty & Healthy Date Bite Recipes

Are you one of those people that finishes dinner and immediately opens the cupboard for “just a bite of something sweet”? SAME. This is the perfect recipe for us. Date bites are easy to make, tasty af and the best part: they’re dairy free, gluten free & refined sugar free! Yes, yes and yes. This isn’t one of those blogs that’s going to make you read a 12 paragraph novel before I actually give you the recipes, so let’s just get straight to it. How to Make Date Bites All you do is throw the ingredients for each recipe into a food processor or blender & pulse/blend for a few seconds. The consistency will be a little bit different for each recipe (some will be wetter than others if they have fresh fruit in them bc water). After you blend, take the mixture from the blender and roll it into bite sized balls. Easy as that! Each of these recipes makes 6-8 date bites. Chocolate Peanut Butter Hazelnut 1/2 cup Dates 1/2 cup Chopped Hazelnuts …