• We all agree that fruits, veggies, and lean meats are healthy. But what about everything else? It’s time to figure out what's actually "healthy" food!
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    Is That Healthy? What’s Actually Healthy Food

    We all agree that fruits, veggies, and lean meats are actually healthy food. But what about other things? Granola bars, fruit leather, salad dressings… all these foods have been recently “exposed” as being full of sugar and salt, but masquerading as health foods. If you’re like me, keeping up with all these healthy-not-healthy foods is exhausting, especially since I stopped dieting. It’s time to figure out what are actually “healthy” foods! My Definition of Healthy In order to be actually healthy, a food has to satisfy a need. It can meet your physical requirements of carbs, protein, fats, and calories. And it can do something else at the same time:…

  • Have you failed every diet you've gone on? I stopped dieting, and I've never been happier. Learn why diets don't work, and why to stop hurting yourself!
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    Why I Stopped Dieting, and Why You Should Too

    I stopped dieting! I know what you might be thinking: she’s obviously not at a healthy weight. Or: wow, how freeing that must be! You’re right. I’m by no means thin, and I feel so much freer not worrying about calories, macros, and exercise. Read on to learn why I stopped dieting, how it’s affected my life, and whether you should stop dieting, too. Yes, I have lost weight before. But… You can read my post about when I started trying to lose 100 pounds and when I lost 25 pounds. If I’ve lost weight before, why would I stop? Well, I just can’t seem to lose more weight without…

  • Binged during the holidays? Find out how to get back to healthy eating after the holidays, put the past behind you, and forgive yourself.
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    Get Back to Healthy Eating After the Holidays

    Months of celebrations and holiday parties are almost over! But did your eating habits get out of control? Perhaps you found yourself having a few more ‘cheat’ days than you planned. Or maybe your cheat day turned into a cheat month! Whatever happened, learn how to get back to healthy eating after the holidays with these tips! Put the Past Behind You What’s done is done! There’s nothing you can do to change what happened these last few months. No way to go back in time, no penance you can pay, no punishment you can subject yourself to, that will make your slip-up disappear. It sounds obvious, but sometimes our…

  • Figuring out if you’re feeding your toddler portion sizes that are right for them is really difficult! Read for examples of healthy meals and portions. | Fulfill & Thrive
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    Proper Preschooler and Toddler Portion Sizes

    Figuring out if you’re feeding your toddler portion sizes that are right for them is really difficult! They’re such small little people, but they’re active all day… Don’t worry. I’ve done the research for you! Read on to find our the correct toddler portion sizes and some examples of what you can feed your toddler or preschooler. I made a worksheet to go along with this post, just for you! Head over to my Resource Library to print it out. If you haven’t yet, sign up right here! What Your Child Needs Every toddler or preschooler is different, so toddler portion sizes can vary a bit. If your kid is…

  • Are you struggling to find a cooking schedule that works for your family's long days? Check out ours, and my tips for how to make it work for your family!
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    The Cooking Schedule I Use for Our Long, Busy Days

    With my husband working so many hours to support our family, our cooking schedule is a bit unconventional during the week. If I’m being honest, it does get old, cooking two dinners five nights a week. But it has to be done, and I’m glad we get the weekend together. If you’re struggling to cook for your family, I hope you’ll get some insights from our cooking schedule, and learn from my tips at the end of the post! How I Cook for Our Schedule Our general weekday schedule looks like this. My husband leaves for work at 5am. I wake up around 6:30 and Emma around 7:30. I stay…