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."
Are Alkaline Foods Good For Your Health

Are Alkaline Foods Good for Your Health?

Have you heard of someone treating an illness with fruit and vegetables? Or seen any juice fast or heard someone preach the benefits of a vegan diet? Today I would like discuss something that all of these diets have in common: A focus on nutrient dense, alkaline forming foods. First, let’s have a little review

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Trying Out for the Texans Cheerleading Team

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? The first thing I wanted to be was a trapeze artist. I had this VHS tape of the first Cirque du Soleil that I would watch on a daily basis. My favorite act of the circus was a family of

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Fat Burning Circuit Workout

5 Fat Burning Exercises (you can do anywhere)

Sort on time to workout? No more excuses! Regardless of whether or not you have time or equipment you can always fit in a quick workout. “Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backwards, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their

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Food Allergy

Food Allergies: 7 Foods to Watch Out For

Ever wake up after a night of indulgences to an upset stomach? How about puffy eyelids? Bloating? Stuffiness? Have you ever stopped to consider that the foods you’re eating are the culprit? According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans

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Decoding the Glycemic Index

Decoding the Glycemic Index

It is likely that you have heard of the Glycemic Index and it is equally likely that you are confused about it. 🙂 The Glycemic Index (GI) is an indicator of how much a food raises your blood sugar when compared to a benchmark (pure glucose, which has a measurement of 100). The GI only

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Get off the couch and into the gym

5 Quotes to Get You Off the Couch & Into the Gym

Some days the last thing I want to do is workout. Everyone has those days, and it’s important to follow through regardless of how you feel. In fact, I think that it is these very moments that define who we are. The practice of daily of exercise can be a discipline that strengthens our character

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5 Foods That Make You Fat

5 Foods That Make You Fat

It amazes me how many weight loss gimmicks there are out there. The irony of course is that it takes much more time and energy to yo-yo back and forth on a diet than it does to make healthy choices in the first place. Gain 10lb. Lose 10lb. Gain 15lb. Lose 12lb. On and on

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Homemade Protein Bar

Chocolate Almond Protein Bars

To me, there is nothing more frustrating than being hungry and not having anything healthy available. Because of this, I have learned to always be prepared by having protein bars, shakes and other quick snacks on hand. The problem with most protein bars is that they are little more than a candy bar with protein

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The Secret to Drinking More Water

My Secret to Drinking More Water

Did you know that the human body loses 2 liters of water every day? Did you know that thirst is one of the LAST signals our body gives us when we are dehydrated? Did you know that caffeine (the world’s drug of choice) actually dehydrates our body, requiring us to consume EVEN MORE water to

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Lean, Sexy Arm Workout

Exercises for Lean, Sexy Arms

After the popularity of my post last week on How to Get Great Legs, I decided to do a follow up with a post highlighting upper body exercises. Arms have been real struggle for me. I have always had strong legs (from years in the dance studio), but upper body strength was another story and

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How to Get Great Legs

How to Get Great Legs

Our legs are the most important part of our body. They support us throughout our day and contain the majority of the muscle mass in our bodies. Keeping these muscles strong and balanced will not only help you to look great, but will also boost your metabolism and keep you more active as you age.

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Burn More Fat: Add Protein to Your Diet

Burn More Fat: 6 Ways to Add Protein to Your Diet

It has been said that abs are made in the kitchen and I couldn’t agree more. Exercise is essential for shaping our bodies, but it is nutrition that really determines what our body looks like particularly in our midsection. Adequate dietary protein is the key ingredient for stimulating the metabolism and is where you should

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5 numbers to remember for your health

5 Numbers to Remember for Your Health

Everyone knows that it is important to take care of your health, but I understand how overwhelming it can be to keep track of everything. There are many numbers in addition to the ones I will discuss here that can be tracked, but I chose these 3 measurements because they are easy to measure. Your

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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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