Chiara and Holly-208 Hi, 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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Healthy Entertaining the Mediterranean Way

The Mediterranean Diet has long been praised for helping to decrease the risk of heart disease, depression and dementia when compared to the standard American diet. In recent years it has taken a backseat in the media to the new kids on the block like the Paleo Diet but it still offers a great option

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Pineapple tomato mahi mahi

Taste the Caribbean with this Mahi Mahi Recipe

Last week I was lucky enough to be able to take time for a little rest & relaxation in the caribbean. We visited Hondorus, Belize and Cozumel Mexico. As native a Floridan, I have an appetite for fresh seafood and it was so nice to enjoy fresh fish and lobster while away. This mahi mahi

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Sautéed Grouper with Tomato-Avocado Salsa

Sautéed Grouper with Tomato-Avocado Salsa by Emeals

Are you bored of your own cooking? I can relate, I was so bored of my own cooking a few months ago. Luckily, I came across Emeals, a meal planning service that will provide you with a new weekly meal plan and grocery shopping list according to your chosen diet for as little as $5

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The best & worst foods for longevity

The Best & Worst Foods for Longevity

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the seemingly conflicting fitness and nutrition information out there? Health is a hot topic these days and it seems that you cannot log into Facebook without seeing an article on diet or exercise pass through your feed. It’s great that people are interested, but pure information outside of the

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Metabolism Boosting foods for 2015

Metabolism Boosting Foods for 2015

Happy New Year to you! Did you know that about half of the adults in the United States made a new years resolution last year? Not surprisingly, 3 of the top 10 resolutions had to do with improving ones’ health, with the #1 resolution being to lose weight. As you know, there is no magic

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Holiday Protein Shake

Holiday Themed Protein Shakes

Yesterday after my workout I opened the pantry, saw a can of pumpkin puree and decided to see what it would taste like in a protein shake. To my delight, it was amazing– & it inspired me to search for more ways to get the flavors of the season without the calories. Below I have listed 4 protein shake

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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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