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Whether it’s 1:1 or group online nutrition coaching, individualized functional testing, or at-home fitness programs, the Carrots ‘N’ Cake Lifestyle is all about reaching your goals in a healthy, sustainable way. Using macros and functional nutrition, I help women attain vitality and balance while achieving their unique body composition goals. Are you ready to step into your healthiest self? Then I invite you to join the CNC community and choose your own adventure below.

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Does more exercise automatically equals better results? Nope, not true. I learned this the hard way. Just last week, I recorded a podcast episode about my experience with overtraining and how it affected my hormones, thyroid, and weight loss efforts. Well, *technically*, I GAINED weight by doing too much high-intensity exercise during a really stressful time in my life. LISTEN HERE. In a separate episode, I talk about my current fitness routine (as well as…

In this episode, I share a personal story as well as some advice for making strength training more fun! LISTEN HERE Ok, strength training *can be* boring.⁠ ⁠ There, I said it.⁠ ⁠ If you find it monotonous, it’s time to think about things differently. ⁠ ⁠ Does this sound familiar? ⁠ ⁠ When you first started strength training, your goals was to get into strength training… learn how to do, feel confident in your…

Strength training *can be* boring.⁠ ⁠ There, I said it.⁠ ⁠ If you find it monotonous, it’s time to think about things differently. ⁠ ⁠ Does this sound familiar? ⁠ ⁠ When you first started strength training, your goals was to get into strength training… learn how to do, feel confident in your abilities, and see results. ⁠ ⁠ You’ve likely achieved those goals, so that’s probably why it doesn’t seem as exciting now, which…

Welcome to this next edition of the Friday 5! I’m especially excited for this week’s round-up. Read or watch the latest Friday 5 below. 1. Athleta Bikinis I wanted to upgrade my Target bathing suits – they were feeling a bit flimsy – so I tried some from Athleta and I think I am a fan. I’m going to take them on vacation and test them out. I got two black tops and two black…

In this episode, I share my current nutrition and fitness “framework.” I put framework in quotes because it is not a strict/black and white approach and changes from day-to-day depending on how I feel, my schedule, etc. But I thought sharing this information might be helpful to others, so I wanted a way to summarize what I’m doing now since I’m feeling so good! I hope my story gives you some ideas for your own…

How much is too much exercise? LISTEN HERE  ⁠⁠ Some symptoms of overtraining are obvious, others not so much. Many women (myself included) mistake overtraining symptoms as a result of other things or ignore them all together thinking it’s “normal.” ⁠⁠   ⁠⁠ The most common symptoms of overtraining include: ⁠⁠ insomnia ⁠⁠ fatigue⁠⁠ headaches⁠⁠ weight gain, especially around midsection ⁠⁠ moodiness or irritability⁠⁠ change in the menstrual cycle⁠⁠ hair loss ⁠⁠ numbness or tingling…

I’ve done the Bean Protocol for 2 weeks now, so I’m sharing my experience as well as some frequently asked questions. Who is Karen Hurd? How does the Bean Protocol work? How do you prevent gas and bloating? What kinds of beans should you eat? Are some beans better than others? Is it okay to eat the beans with fat? Is the Bean Protocol good for IBD? LISTEN HERE ***** If you enjoyed this episode,…

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