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Have you ever felt like a fraud in what you do for a living? I have. I do. Right now. Three days ago I had surgery to remove my breast implants that I got when I was 22 years old. I made this decision because I believe they were causing various health problems I’ve been experiencing, and autoimmune issues I’ve been having in the past few years. Leading up to the surgery… Read More

If you’ve ever watched my stories on social media, you’ve probably seen pictures of the food I eat in a day. I realize these stories are not the most exciting thing to watch about my day, and by no means do I feel like anyone really cares what I eat lol… BUT, as a nutritionist/trainer, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is “What should I eat?” or “What do… Read More

A rainy afternoon in, with the kiddo, calls for a sweet treat. πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§ We didn’t feel like baking, so we made edible β€œcookie dough”. Easy to make, yummy, and good for us too. πŸ˜‹ πŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺ Edible Collagen Cookie Dough β€’ 2 Tbsp cashew butter β€’ 2 scoops collagen (I used Ancient Nutrition vanilla for me and chocolate for the kiddo https://store.draxe.com/products/collagen-protein ) β€’ 1/2 Tbsp coconut flour β€’ Coconut milk to desired… Read More

I had a few ripe bananas that needed to be used, so kiddo and I decided to make banana bread. πŸ˜‹ 🍌 It’s gluten free, with very little added sugar, but it’s super moist and delish! 😁🍌 The topping makes it ooey gooey, as you can see in the next pic. Banana Walnut Bread with Butter Pecan Crust 🍌 For the bread: 3 ripe bananas 3 eggs (I used Happy Egg) 1/4… Read More

I am often told I don’t look my age. Most people guess me to be in my late 20s or early 30s when they first meet me. They’re surprised to find out that I am actually the ripe old age of 40. I’m not complaining about this one bit! πŸ™‚ Nope, I’m trying to hold onto my youth just as much as the next person, but I try not to obsess or… Read More

As a personal trainer I’m often asked what type of exercise is the best one to do for weight loss. The answer I give is often surprising, as well as somewhat frustrating, to those asking me this question. So, what is the best type of exercise? The type of exercise you will stick with. For a world that wants to be told exactly what to do in black or white, right or… Read More

When trying to lose weight, most people simply rely on the scale as a way to track progress. But, the scale is not a very effective way of tracking progress. Body composition (body fat vs lean body mass) is much more important that what the scale says. A reduction in body fat, not body weight, is what you should be focusing on… to track this there are several methods that will tell… Read More

Hi. My name is Stacie, and I am a sugar addict. The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, right? πŸ˜‰ People who know me today may be surprised by this admittance, but it is absolutely true. Blame it on my Danish heritage, or something else completely, but sugar has definitely been one of my drugs of choice throughout my lifetime. The more decadent and sugary something was, the… Read More

We’ve all heard the expression “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” Well, my response to that is “It’s a good thing people aren’t dogs.” πŸ˜‰ Making a change is hard. We all know this… but, why is this? Is it that the new behaviors we’d like to incorporate are that much more difficult than our current behaviors? No, it’s just that they are unfamiliar to us. We tell ourselves that… Read More

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day. A day that brings to light an often taboo topic of conditions such as depression, anxiety, etc. Since I believe that true health goes beyond what you put on your plate, or what you do in the gym, I thought I would share my experience in this topic. I am not a licensed counselor or therapist, but I am a health coach… and this is a… Read More