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Total foodie.
Chef's daughter.
Future dietitian.
Finding the balance between what tastes good and is good for you.

(You can read more about me and my weight loss journey by clicking on the links above!)

Struggles

So I’m home this weekend, which is always a lovely treat. However, I have the worst willpower ever. I eat well at school because I don’t buy junk food. But my parents’ house is stocked with chips and cookies galore. Then there’s my boyfriend who loves to eat out all the time. Every time I come home, I gain significant weight.

Over the past couple month (since the last time I was home) I’ve dropped about 9 lbs (holla!). So now I have to put my willpower to the test. Gotta figure it out anyway, since I’ll be moving back in with my parents in May. Here’s hoping for a fun weekend where I can find a heathy balance!

15 hours ago
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Not as pretty as this girl’s, but seriously tasty. I’ve made this a couple times, with slight variations and I could just lick the plate. Ok, I actually did this time. Don’t judge. But I love the creamy goat cheese mixed in with the cooked down greens and tomatoes. 

Not as pretty as this girl’s, but seriously tasty. I’ve made this a couple times, with slight variations and I could just lick the plate. Ok, I actually did this time. Don’t judge. But I love the creamy goat cheese mixed in with the cooked down greens and tomatoes. 

3 days ago
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That moment when you get home from the gym and just need food…thank goodness for rotisserie chicken and fresh fruits and veggies.

That moment when you get home from the gym and just need food…thank goodness for rotisserie chicken and fresh fruits and veggies.

1 week ago
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fitspiration-pictures:

A little Fitspiration for your @Healthhabits - September 08, 2014 at 12:58PM http://ift.tt/1lNFHnk

fitspiration-pictures:

A little Fitspiration for your @Healthhabits - September 08, 2014 at 12:58PM http://ift.tt/1lNFHnk

1 week ago
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Been a busy bee today. Church, meal prepping for the week, homework, and the CRAZIEST bosu class. I just about died. But in the good way. 

Breakfast: Eggs + goat cheese & chocolate yogurt + chia seeds

Lunch: Baked chicken, leftover spiced sweet potatoes, & broccoli

Post-workout: Protein shake (skim milk + chia seeds + chocolate protein powder + peanut butter…shake shake shake…side note, I’m totally behind the curve on this, but I just got a blender bottle and I’m totally in love with it haha. Other side note, I’m also on a chia seed kick.)

Snack: Grapes, plum & peach slices + almonds & macadamia nuts

Finally, I made another frittata to have for breakfast this week. This time it’s loaded with baby bella mushrooms, spinach, onion, tomato and my favorite, goat cheese. Mmm mmm good!

Ready to take on a new week! 

1 week ago
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Ignoring the fact that I burned my poor little pepitas and still munching away. A tasty little mixture of peanuts, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, salt, and cayenne pepper.

Ignoring the fact that I burned my poor little pepitas and still munching away. A tasty little mixture of peanuts, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, salt, and cayenne pepper.

1 week ago
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Dreams Do Come True :)

So completely random and off topic…I’m FREAKING out because I’m going to Harry Potter World in October! On my birthday. My bf convinced his mom to take us and the whole family to Orlando. And for her, it’s go big or go home. But what I am most excited about is she’s taking us to Discovery Cove so I can swim with DOLPHINS! Ahhhh. That’s only like my biggest dream ever.

Ok, end freak out.  

But seriously. Dolphins. 

2 weeks ago
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Homeboy sent me this picture this morning. He had taken it at ihop after we went stand up paddle boarding. 
He told me that he loved it and that I looked so pretty.
Meanwhile I’m over here thinking how unkempt I look and focusing on the bags under my eyes…Now there is something wrong with that! We are so quick to tear ourselves apart. I immediately wanted to at least put a filter on it to try and give it some life. 
And yet he just sees the girl he loves and her natural beauty. 
Gotta work on that self love <3 

Homeboy sent me this picture this morning. He had taken it at ihop after we went stand up paddle boarding. 

He told me that he loved it and that I looked so pretty.

Meanwhile I’m over here thinking how unkempt I look and focusing on the bags under my eyes…Now there is something wrong with that! We are so quick to tear ourselves apart. I immediately wanted to at least put a filter on it to try and give it some life. 

And yet he just sees the girl he loves and her natural beauty. 

Gotta work on that self love <3 

3 days ago
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It&#8217;s a raging Saturday night in my apartment&#8230;but somehow I&#8217;m having fun figuring out what to tube feed my fictitious patient :) guess I&#8217;m in the right program!

It’s a raging Saturday night in my apartment…but somehow I’m having fun figuring out what to tube feed my fictitious patient :) guess I’m in the right program!

6 days ago
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wtf

Overheard a young male undergrad say, “You know what the key to weight loss is?? Don’t be an *expletive* moron and eat a reasonable portion.”

a) I suppose there’s no reason for me to finish my masters in nutrition or take the RD exam then if it’s that simple. 

b) Please do the world a favor and shut up.

Obviously that is a major part of weight loss. But there’s more to it than that. And the hatefulness with which he said it just drives me crazy. People. 

1 week ago
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Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas from the Sprouted Kitchen. 
I made this, and it was delicious. Now I&#8217;m dreaming of autumn, and all the wonders that come with it. 

Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas from the Sprouted Kitchen. 

I made this, and it was delicious. Now I’m dreaming of autumn, and all the wonders that come with it. 

1 week ago
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Lameeeee

Gym CLOSED because of the football game? Whaaaaaaat? 

I love me some football, but seriously guys. Come on. 

1 week ago
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Walking to class + kickboxing/weight training + walking home = STARVING
I walked in the door and immediately heated up the oven. Roasted myself some broccoli and tomatoes. Made a quick southwest chicken salad and popped it on an english muffin.
Food has never tasted so good ;) 

Walking to class + kickboxing/weight training + walking home = STARVING

I walked in the door and immediately heated up the oven. Roasted myself some broccoli and tomatoes. Made a quick southwest chicken salad and popped it on an english muffin.

Food has never tasted so good ;) 

2 weeks ago
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