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? Think you might be overtraining but not sure what to do? 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…

If you’re curious about the Bean Protocol, this episode is for you! I cover what it’s all about and answer some frequently asked questions. Basically, I get right to it with Bean Protocol FAQs!  I’ve done the Bean Protocol for 2 weeks now, so I share my personal experience and then get into some specific details about the protocol and how it works. I share some background about Karen Hurd as well as how and…

A flashback Friday episode where I share old-school CNC-style life updates. Today’s Topics include: ▪️An update on the mold inspection at our house. Spoiler: thankfully we *seem* to be mold-free. ▪️An update on the brand NEW SMS 2.0 fitness program. Thanks so much to the awesome beta testers and their positive feedback! Keep your eyes out for this program launching SOON! ▪️Quinn updates including starting soccer and jiujitsu. Summer seems like we might be back…

We are having a mold inspection at our home this morning. You can’t heal from mold if you are living in an environment with it. LISTEN HERE   Tough love pep talk You want to lose weight, but are you willing to do what’s needed to lose weight?⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Really, are you?⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ It’s time for a little tough love.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ If you’re not willing to…⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Track Macros⁠⁠ Meal Prep⁠⁠ Get Sleep⁠⁠ Drink Water⁠…

LISTEN HERE   10 reasons you’re not losing weight: ⁠⁠You’re stressed⁠⁠ You’re not getting enough sleep⁠⁠ You’ve been on a diet forever⁠⁠ You don’t spend long enough in maintenance⁠⁠ You are not getting enough movement during the day⁠⁠ You’re overtraining⁠⁠ You are only doing cardio⁠⁠ You’re eating too much-processed food⁠⁠ You’re estimating how much you’re eating⁠⁠ Your hormones/thyroid/gut health are out of whack⁠⁠⁠⁠ Lots of factors influence weight loss… and they’re usually not the ones…

If you haven’t lost weight on the scale, but your measurements are down, then what you’re doing IS working!⁠⁠ LISTEN HERE ⁠⁠ Let me be frank. The scale is a ridiculous way to measure success.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Yes, it can help you monitor progress. But it’s just one of many tracking tools and it’s certainly not the best tool available.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Oftentimes, fat loss happens, and body composition changes, but the scale stays the exact same….

Welcome to the next edition of The Friday 5! You’re in for a treat with five new favorites. You can watch the video episode below.  The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution This product is super affordable as far as skincare goes. It’s only $8! I think I’ve talked about it before, but I had to mention it again. It’s a 10-minute exfoliating peeling solution – the kind that feels like you’re ripping…

Should you use the scale?⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ This one is tricky.⁠⁠ LISTEN HERE ⁠⁠ How I overcame my obsession with the scale While I believe the scale can be a great tool for monitoring progress and daily weight fluctuations, it’s really important to remember that it is just a tool.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Meaning, use it, but don’t abuse it. Or better yet, don’t let it abuse you.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ If the scale triggers you, makes you think negative…

Are you ready to diet?⁠⁠   EP28: LISTEN HERE ⁠⁠ Most women diet longer than they need to which causes weight loss plateaus, wonky metabolisms, and damaged hormones.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ But, if any of the following are true, and you’re ready to drop a few pounds by getting on a healthy ‘diet’ or cut phase, you can!⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Here’s how to know if you’re ready for a diet:⁠⁠ You’ve spent 4-6+ months eating at maintenance or…

I started the Bean Protocol to help with acne, mold detox, and ulcerative colitis, so I’m sharing some details about my personal experience.  Watch the video below or listen to the podcast episode.   Check out these Instagram accounts for Bean Protocol resources: @paleomg @uniquehammond http://www.karenhurd.com/ ***** If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and subscribe so you never have to miss an episode! Comments and questions can be sent to info@carrotsncake.com, and…

I’m all about iced coffee and gut health! LISTEN HERE Here’s what I add to my morning tumbler: SBI Protect Powder (bovine immunoglobulin) Organic MCT Oil SFH Strong (creatine + l-glutamine) Green Banana Flour Vital Proteins Collagen *** Be sure to consult with your doctor before add any supplements to your routine. — If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and subscribe so you never have to miss an episode! Comments and questions…

Welcome to this morning’s iced coffee date! I’m so glad you’re here! Let’s dive into macro and mindset! LISTEN HERE This morning we’re talking about top macro (and mindset) mistakes and how to overcome them. Mistake #1: Being obsessed with your macro goals No matter how much you try, you’ll never be perfect at counting your macros. Being consistently good vs. occasionally perfect will set you up for success. Both in macros and in a…

Good morning and happy Hump Day! Welcome to our morning iced coffee date! LISTEN HERE ▪️Future of the podcast ▪️Comparison syndrome + fixed mindset ▪️Mold testing ▪️Mold protocol ▪️Quinn and Mumma days ▪️Nutrisense update ▪️Affordable jeans Try Nutrisense and save $25 with code carrotsncake 1822 Skinny Jeans ***** If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and subscribe so you never have to miss an episode! Comments and questions can be sent to info@carrotsncake.com,…

Welcome to our 1st morning iced coffee date! LISTEN HERE  Quick health update and gut-thyroid connection When to adjust your macros Tips for adjusting your macros Hello from Murphy ***** If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and subscribe so you never have to miss an episode! Comments and questions can be sent to info@carrotsncake.com, and please join the Carrots ‘N’ Cake Community Group on Facebook. Follow me on Instagram @carrotsncake Subscribe for…

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