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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."
salmon cakes

Healthy Recipe: Salmon Cakes

Today I would like to share one of my favorite “go-to” recipes. Is it simple, quick, cost effective & most of all, HEALTHY. The salmon cake recipe is from the Practical Paleo cookbook by Diane Sanfilippo and can also made with canned crab for a bit of variety. The recipe yields 4 small cakes and can

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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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how fat cells work

How Fat Cells Work

Body fat is important to have because it keeps us warm, cushions our organs and provides a back up source of energy in case of famine. Normally we only “make” fat cells at 2 points in our lives: in the 3rd trimester when we are still in our mother’s womb, and during puberty. However, when we continuously

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Quick Breakfast Ideas

Quick Breakfast Ideas

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, nonetheless it can be hard to find the time to prepare it. My favorite “quick” breakfast ideas Boiled Eggs & Greens drink Egg White & Vegetable Omelet Protein Oatmeal Option 1 (on the left): 2 boiled eggs Greens plus (can add small

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Healthy Recipe: Stuffed Bell Peppers

As I continue to reach out to my friends and family, the most common request I am getting is for quick & healthy food options. I can relate as I am a pretty lazy cook myself, but I have learned that in about the time it takes to watch a TV show I can cook 1 meal in

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eating healthy when dining out

Eating Healthy When Dining Out

Eating out has become part of the American culture and for many of us, it is part of our daily routine. Most of us need about 2000 to 2500 calories per day to maintain our weight. However, with restaurant meals averaging well over 1000 calories a meal, it is easy to see how quickly this habit

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Quick Workout

Need A Quick Workout? Try This!

Have you ever felt like you’re too busy to workout? As I reach out to my friends and family for writing topics, this seems to be a common problem that people have. We’ve all been there, but you shouldn’t let your busy schedule take away from your time for yourself. If you do not make working

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how to beat food cravings

How to Beat Food Cravings

Have you ever started your day off with good intentions only to sabotage yourself with a candy bar, cookie, or bag of chips? I’ve been there & it sucks! Being a former sugar addict myself, I have learned the importance of regulating my blood sugar throughout the day to control my sweet tooth. “There are two

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lasting weight loss

The “Secret” To Lasting Weight Loss

As a Fitness & Nutrition Coach my biggest goal is to get people to understand that there is no magic bullet when it comes to weight loss. Think about it for a second, how many people do you know have regained the weight they lost after a diet? Diet’s don’t work for the long term

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carbohydrates explained

Carbohydrates Explained

Do you feel sluggish after lunch? Or maybe you need to lose weight? If so, you may have been told to “watch your carbs.” While there is truth to this statement, I find that this oversimplification leaves most people confused about what they should & shouldn’t eat. Today I aim to clarify the misconceptions about

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How Fit is Your Life?

How Fit is Your Life?

We have all heard the saying “use it or lose it” and when it comes to our bodies, this statement is SO TRUE. For the past 6 years I have met with people who have realized that they “lost it” and are trying desperately to get it back. In my first strength and conditioning class in

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Welcome to My First Blog Post!

I would like to start off with explaining why I am blogging & the events that have lead up to this point. For those of you who do not know me well, I will start by saying that the last few months have been a whirlwind. My husband [Aaron] and I have been working Dave

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