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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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Fast Food

Healthy Choices at Fast Food Chains

Let’s face it- you’re probably going to have to eat at a fast food restaurant at some point in your life, despite your best efforts not to. 😉 The trick to not throw in the towel and give up completely, you can make a healthy choice at pretty much any restaurant if you choose to.

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Social Pressure Diet
Grilled Shrimp & Avocado Salad

5 Exciting Salads for the Spring

The warm weather is finally here (!!!) and it’s time to get out and have fun! 🙂 …This does not mean that it’s time to get complacent with your eating habits. If you’re like me the last thing you want to do on a sunny day is slave away in the kitchen. Salads are the

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american eating habits

Are Americans Eating Better?

I came across this article the other day in the Washington Post and just had to say something about it. I know many of the nutrition bloggers and experts will look at this and tear it apart. Personally I am happy to see anything that promotes healthy eating for kids. it’s a great first step,

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how to prepare your home for healthy eating

How to Prepare Your Home For Healthy Eating

We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat” and there is definite truth to that. The foods we choice to eat will provide our bodies with the building blocks for our all of our body’s systems. What you eat will determine the health of your bones, heart, brain, and joints so make sure

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healthy cooking

Making Healthy Cooking a Priority

I remember husband’s first offshore trip in 2009 mostly because it was when I realized how much I didn’t know about grocery shopping and cooking. Growing up my family was incredibly busy and we almost never ate meals in the home. My mother, sister and I all took dance lessons so we were at the

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new for 2014

New for 2014!

December is by far my favorite month. I love the excitement of the holidays and the energy of the approaching new year! I know I have been quiet for the past week or so on my blog, but it is only because I have been hard at work preparing programs to help people in the

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habits to keep you young

Are Your Habits Making You Older or Keeping You Young?

Why is it that some people age gracefully while others don’t? Genetics and family history are an undeniable contributing factor, but I believe that our overall lifestyle plays a major role as well. I have always been fascinated by the subject of longevity, which is what lead me to study Exercise Science & Health Promotion.

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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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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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how to have a good day

How To Have a Good Day

Yesterday was a great day. There was nothing particularly special about it, but it was productive, I had a ton of energy and was generally happy. According to this TED talk by Shawn Achor, our brains operate 31% better when we are happy. Being happy will also reduce the stress hormone cortisol which has a huge positive

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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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How-to-eat-healthy

Make Healthy Eating Easier

For the past 3 years it was super easy for me to eat healthy after all, I worked for a company that sold pre packaged healthy meals. This did however place me at a handicap when it came to helping people who were not located next to one of our stores. Since going out on

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