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."
Seasonal Fall Foods

Fat Burning Superfoods for Fall

The fall months are like another January to me. It’s a fresh start. Summer is coming to a close and it’s time to get everything back on track. The autumn weather also brings some of my favorite flavors into season. Eating seasonally will give you the opportunity to try new things and keep your healthy

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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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Beginner workout

Weight Lifting For Beginners

Going to the gym can be very intimidating, especially if you’re just starting out, and even more so for women. It took me YEAR to feel comfortable working out in the gym. When you’re just getting started, there is this intense fear that everyone is looking at you and scrutinizing what you are doing- but

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fat loss supplements

3 Supplements to Help You Burn Fat

Almost everyone at some point in their life will be looking to lose a few pounds. Sometimes weight loss efforts are driven by a health scare or sudden wake up call, and other times you just want to look good for your upcoming vacation. Regardless of your motivation, it’s always nice to know how to

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What's THAT doing in my food?

Find Out What’s Really in The Food You’re Eating

You’re a typical American trying to do your best to eat healthy and help your family do the same. While browsing the grocery store aisle, you decide to pick up a box of Shredded Wheat Cereal. “I know I am suppose to eat whole grains….” you think to yourself. “..and this cereal even has blueberries!

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Reasons to Love fish oil

How to Buy the Right Fish Oil

Fish oil has been popular supplement for heart health but many people still don’t really understand it. This post will explain everything you need to know about the health benefits fish oil has to offer and how to make an informed choice when purchasing the supplement. 5 Reasons to Take Your Fish Oil Daily 1.

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How to Prevent Diabetes

How to Prevent Type II Diabetes

Last year a co-worker got married and a group of the employees attended the wedding together (note: we all worked for a health food store). During dinner my husband noticed the 3 of us (unbeknownst to us) staring across the room with SHOCK on our faces. He glanced over to see an overweight little girl

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Bikini ready abs

How to Get Beach Worthy Abs

For many of us, abs are the holy grail of fitness. Having abs requires dedication to your eating and exercise habits over a long period of time- but it is possible. While having a shredded stomach like you see in the fitness magazines requires another level of commitment, having a lean midsection is the mark

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Ways to Get Healthy This Year

How to Know When It’s Time to Take a Break

Let’s face it, there are days when the last thing you want to do is workout. Yes- even I have those days, and most of the time you just get your butt to the gym. 🙂 But sometimes you should rest, and with exercise extremes like Crossfit and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) becoming more

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Exercises for low back pain

Exercises for Low Back Pain

Have you ever woken up from a restful night’s sleep only to feel an unexplained aching pain in your low back? Low-back pain is one of the most common complaints among adults in the United States and is one of the top reasons people miss work according to the Center for Disease Control. Back pain

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Social Pressure Diet

How to Survive Social Pressure When You’re on a Diet

Summer is approaching and the back yard BBQ is fired up. You’ve worked hard for a month or two to build your healthy habits and gain traction towards your goals and you’re about to throw your hands up in defeat as the ice cream tub is being passed in front of you for the 3rd

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Time to start that diet
healthy cocktails

Healthier Cocktail Hours

Enjoying the pool side cocktail is one of summer’s great pleasures, but it is no secret that alcohol can make you gain unwanted body fat FAST! If you are aggressively working towards a weight loss goal (for example the 24 Day Challenge) I advise eliminating alcohol completely. Short term and aggressive goals call for such

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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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