7 Simple Swaps for a Healthier Cup of Coffee

You might benefit from one (or all) of these 7 simple swaps for a healthier cup of coffee if you are you a “coffee with your creamer” kind of person. Coffee can be a healthy part of a nutritious lifestyle if consumed in moderation. What you put in your coffee makes the biggest nutritional difference. […]

Seven Guidelines for Clean Eating

You’ve heard me throw around the phrase “clean eating” a few times. So, what exactly is clean eating? And is it just another diet that will leave me feeling like a failure because I can’t keep up with the “rules” and restrictions? Learn what clean eating is and is not, plus seven guidelines to follow in your pursuit towards clean eating, here. 

7 Simple Ways to Conquer Sweet Cravings Once and For All

FitLiving Eats by Carly Paige - Sweet Treats Recipe Roundup - sweet cravings featured

Do you have a raging sweet tooth that you wish would just go away? Maybe you feel discouraged because when there’s sweets in the room, you have zero self control. I get it. I’ve been there (and am still there sometimes). Your sweet cravings can be like a mosquito buzzing around that just won’t go […]

10 Simple Ways to Take Control of Your Health NOW

In my most recent contributor post for Best Kept Self, I identified 10 simple ways to take control of your health now. Recognizing the need for change is one thing, but knowing the first place to start can oftentimes be overwhelming! These tips range from nutrition advice, to movement, to bringing your mental and emotional […]

{Guest Post} My Journey to Living a Paleo Lifestyle: Everyday Grace

paleo chicken sandwich

Good morning FitLiving readers! My name is Kristen and I blog over at Everyday Grace where you can find posts about my life in Denver, delicious recipes and all things in between. Today, I am taking over Carly’s space on the web and she’s taking over mine! My mantra my whole life regarding food was, “I […]

4 Ways to Find a Healthy Life Balance + Balance Bar Giveaway

Disclosure: As a Balance Bar Insider, I received a gift card to buy Balance bare bars. All opinions are my own. Between work, family, social commitments, and everything in between, it can be hard to achieve the right balance in life to be able to do it all, and do it well. Want to know […]

The Number on the Scale Does not Define You

I recently ran across an article titled “5 things the scale won’t tell you” that I think should be plastered on every gym and fitness boutique wall, and every mirror in the women’s bathrooms to serve as a reminder that the scale is not the ultimate measure of health. I can’t tell you how many times as a personal trainer I heard complaints that clients were not seeing the results they wanted purely based upon the number of the scale. Here’s the thing – the scale is just one tool of many used to document a person’s weight loss journey or overall health. Yet, many of us look to the scale as the ultimate authority. Read more, here.

Why Runners (and Those Who Engage in Regular Activity) Can’t Eat Whatever They Want

How many times have you heard someone say, “I __________ so I can eat?” I’ve heard it numerous times, and I’ve even seen this infamous slogan on t-shirts, bumper stickers, mugs, you name it. I admit – I’m even guilty of believing it, too. When I was in high school, I would stop by 7-eleven most afternoons after cross country practice and get a Cuban sandwich on the way home (what can I say, they were delightful!). I know I’m not the only one. Many people use the day’s run, spin class, or exercise class as an excuse to indulge in a luscious piece of moist chocolate cake, an extra glass of wine, or the choice of Alfredo sauce over a light tomato sauce. Learn more, here.