My Top Tips for Dealing with Outdoor Allergies

My Top Tips for Dealing with Outdoor Allergies

Over the years I’ve taken over the counter medications to help fight my symptoms, but it’s typical for me to have a bit of a stuffy nose or scratchy throat now and then.

One of my big rules is that clothes that I ride in or wear to the barn must go into a hamper in a room other than the bedroom. I want those allergens to stay as far away from me as possible.

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Bulletproof Coffee: The What, Why, & How

Bulletproof Coffee: The What, Why, & How

First off, realize that cortisol is your stress hormone and that caffeine is a stimulant. Your cortisol levels naturally spike in the morning—that’s how/why you wake up.

When you have too much cortisol in your body and then add caffeine on top of it, it can send you into the “fight or flight” response. Have you ever felt anxious or jittery after your morning cup of coffee? This may very well be the reason. On top of this, the quick spike in cortisol may also cause your blood sugar to crash, which may affect your hunger and energy throughout the rest of the day.

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My Favorite Supplements for Managing Blood Sugar

My Favorite Supplements for Managing Blood Sugar

When it comes to my daily routine, I’m focused on two major points: Keeping my blood sugar steady throughout the day and reducing inflammation.

With the help of a few supplements and by adjusting my nutrition, I’ve successfully increased my insulin sensitivity and no longer have to take a medication called Metformin to do this for me.

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Why I Don't Believe in the 1200 Calorie Di

Why I Don't Believe in the 1200 Calorie Di

We’ve all been there.

You look in the mirror one day and decide to finally do something about those few pesky pounds you’ve added on since last summer.

Determined to shed the weight quickly, you download a weight loss app and it sets up a plan of 1200 calories per day. You head to the grocery store and find the low calorie section….

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My Go-To Chocolate Protein Shake

My Go-To Chocolate Protein Shake

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to get in some extra protein, I recommend experimenting with protein shakes. They are quick to throw together and are super versatile. By adjusting just a few ingredients, you can make them fit any day of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss food cycle.

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Rustic Italian Meatloaf Recipe from That Healthy Friend

Rustic Italian Meatloaf Recipe from That Healthy Friend

I am SO thrilled to share this recipe today from my friend Laura Noonan of That Healthy Friend. Laura and I met on Jenna Kutcher’s Goal Digger Podcast Insiders Facebook group (say that 10 times fast...whoa!) when she posted asking for guest bloggers for her site!(PS, if you’re not in that Facebook group, you need to join! Click here to be added!)! Once we got to talking, we realized that we have a lot of things in common! Boom! Instant friendship!

Laura and I both have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and we are both passionate about educating other women on how to improve their symptoms and balance their hormones naturally by making healthy swaps in their meals and around their homes.

Earlier this week on her blog, I shared about intermittent fasting and how it can help you BURN FAT! Basically, it’s the bomb….but if you know me, you already know that! To read my blog post, click here.

Without further ado, here is Laura’s twist on a classic….meatloaf!

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