Diet | Holly Legare
Chiara and Holly-208Hi, I'm Holly! Certified Nutrition Coach & Personal Trainer, and welcome to my blog! If you’re looking to get fit & healthy you’ve come to the right place! This blog is all about sharing my best strategies, recipes and workouts for healthy living.

I believe that healthy living is a choice and we have the power and responsibility to choose healthy habits every day. My mission is to provide useful, and practical information to promote healthy living. I work to teach my clients eating and exercise habits that are sustainable for life.
"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."

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What's the deal with artificial sweeteners?

What’s the Deal With Artificial Sweeteners?

We have all heard some scary facts about the intake of sugar and the risk for obesity, diabetes, and other lifestyle related diseases. So many people turn to artificial sweeteners and diet foods in an attempt to make a healthy choice- but is it really healthier? A quick google search for any of these artificial

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Bikini ready abs

How to Get Beach Worthy Abs

For many of us, abs are the holy grail of fitness. Having abs requires dedication to your eating and exercise habits over a long period of time- but it is possible. While having a shredded stomach like you see in the fitness magazines requires another level of commitment, having a lean midsection is the mark

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Time to start that diet
Winter Kale Salad

Winter Kale Salad

The people who can most successfully lose weight and maintain a healthy life style are foodies. When it comes to healthy eating, people who know how to cook and make ingredients taste good have a distinct advantage over those who can’t. Edward Ugel, I’m With Fatty: Losing Fifty Pounds in Fifty Miserable Weeks, 2010 The best

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Tips for a Healthy Holiday

5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday

Americans gain on average of 5 lbs between Thanksgiving and the New Years holiday. To fully appreciate the negative impact this can have, read the previous post on how fat cells work. Fortunately, this trend is avoidable with a little mindfulness. Below I have outlined a few ideas to help keep you on track this time of year.

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planning for nutrition success

How to Plan for Nutrition Success

Essential Kitchen Tools Besides the obvious dishes and utensils, make sure you have the following on hand to prepare & store your healthy meals. A Chef’s knife & paring knife Storage containers (at least 3 large & 3 small containers, plastic is OK but glass Pyrex is my personal choice) Cutting board (at least 2

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How to read nutrition labels

Reading Nutrition Labels

Today I am going to give you some quick tips on reading nutrition labels. While far from being perfect, the nutrition label is a great way to begin educating yourself about the foods you eat.  I believe it is best to get the majority of our meals from minimally processed foods like lean meats and

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super food

Super Foods to Include in Your Diet

The term “super foods” is used to describe foods that are exceptionally high in nutritional content and many have also been recognized for their anti-inflammatory / anti cancer properties. It would be wise to include as many of these foods in your diet as often as possible while removing the junk foods, as I discussed

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healthy eating at home

Preparing Your Home For Healthy Eating

The first step to eating healthy is to decide to do so, but the second (and perhaps most important) step is to prepare your house for success. Foods to toss out: Chips & crackers Chocolates or candy Soda/pop/sweetened drinks Alcohol, especially flavored/sweetened mixed drinks Instant foods like cake mixes and mashed potatoes Margarine and other

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16 healthy on the go items you can find at CVS

16 Healthy On the Go items found at CVS

Healthy eating requires planning and preparation, but we’ve all had days when we were forced to eat out & weren’t prepared for it. Today as I passed by a CVS I decided to wander around to see what healthy options there were to eat on the go. To my delight, I found that it is

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foods you should buy organic

12 Foods You Should Buy Organic

When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle eating real, whole foods is of top priority. A healthy diet includes an abundance of fresh vegetables, lean meats, fruits, and heart healthy fats. When it comes to choosing your foods at the grocery store it is important to remember that quality does matter.  After all, the

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sports nutrition

Eating Right for Sports Performance

Performing well during physical activity comes down to eating right every day. Without a solid foundation of nutritious food, the results of your exercise efforts will be limited. Below are some guidelines to help fuel your body right! Eat clean Focus on real foods that are loaded with vitamins and minerals as opposed to highly

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what to do when you fall off the wagon

What To Do When You “Fall Off The Wagon”

Have you ever “fallen off the wagon” with your diet & exercise program? I have….and I know that there are a number of reasons for why we can get derailed the biggest mistake I make is aiming for perfection. Below you will find some strategies for getting back on track. Start with your next meal: Don’t

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