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."

Tag : weight-loss

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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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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success quote

Choosing an Attitude for Success

The new year is here, and it is the beginning of the first full week. Did you make any resolutions or commitments to yourself? If you were feeling less than inspired in the midst of your christmas cookie sugar coma have no fear. 🙂 It’s never to late to get a new start. Health and

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starting an exercise program

How to Start an Exercise Program

Unless you live under a rock, it is likely that you have heard exercise is good for you. Unfortunately, the demands of modern life keep most Americans from reaching even the minimum requirement to keep us healthy. According to the CDC, only 49% of Americans are currently meeting the requirements of 30 minutes of moderate activity

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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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cardio

Maximize Your Cardio Exercise Results

Cardiorespiratory exercise has long been the darling of the medical community and a hallmark for a healthy lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean that you enjoy it. Sure some people manage to find an enjoyable element in waking up at 5am for a run, but most of us hate the idea of spending hours of the week running,

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How to Make Exercise Fun

How To Make Exercise Fun

Exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise does not always have to be the highlight of your day. It’s true that at some point you have to “stuck it up” and get it over with, but your overall mindset towards exercise should be positive because you should be doing something that you enjoy. Common Exercise

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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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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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