Cruising Through Thursday

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Hey, there! 😎

I can’t believe it’s already Thursday afternoon! Holy moly! This week has flown by! I also can’t believe that I’m getting on a plane again tomorrow morning. (I’m heading to New York City to run the More Half Marathon as part of the Thomas Bagel Thins team.) I just got home from DC!


After breakfast, I got my yoga on at Downward Dog Yoga. I took a Level 1, Yoga Foundations class, but I was the only person in attendance, so the instructor tailored the practice a little bit. We did a lot of strength and core work, but I also got a good stretch. My hamstrings and hips, in particular, were screaming for mercy!

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For lunch, I enjoyed a salad with greens, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions. On the side, I had some sweet potato fries and a bunch of Kashi TLC crackers.

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I <3 sweet potato fries.

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After lunch, I wanted something sweet, so I whipped a smoothie. In the mix: frozen banana, oats, plain yogurt, almond milk, coconut butter, and flaxseeds.

I always want something sweet to eat after lunch (and dinner), so I balance my meals with these sweet treats. Today, for instance, lunch was light and carby, so I made sure that my smoothie was packed with protein and healthy fats to satisfy me.

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Smoothies never used to fill me up, but now they are my go-to meal (or snack). I find that if I add the right ingredients (i.e. protein, fat, whole grains) to my smoothies, they are incredibly satisfying and keep me full for hours.

Here are some of my favorites:

  • Cooked whole grains (oats, bulgur, wheat berries, barley, quinoa, etc.)
  • Protein powder 
  • Nut butters
  • Greek yogurt
  • Coconut Butter 
  • Frozen bananas <”” more filling that ice


I received this question in my email inbox the other day:

Do you know how to enter/copy an excel table into blogspot? Or take a table from a webpage and put it in blogspot? I am trying to post some of my food diary entries on my blog page, but don’t know how to go about it. Any suggestions?

I use Jing when I want to add a table (like I do for my treadmill workouts) or capture an imagine for my blog. Jing captures anything you see on your computer screen, as an image or short video, and lets you share it (just like the image below).


Once you download Jing onto your computer, you can use it to grab images right off your computer to include (upload) in your blog posts, including tables, spreadsheets, logos, maps, images, etc. It’s pretty cool! I use it all of the time!

I have three back-to-back calls this afternoon! Gah!

I hope you’re cruising through your Thursday!



  1. I always want something sweet after lunch and dinner also! Usually I finish lunch with fruit of some kind and at night I usually have a Lara bar or something like that.

  2. i love when I am the only one at yoga! it’s a free personal class! I especially only feel brave enough to make “requests” when it’s just me…unless I’ve been going to the same place forever 😉

  3. Thanks for the Jing info. I tried to post my intervals from the treadmill yesterday and the table in my post is a complete mess! I swear, you always have such great timing!!

  4. I’ve never considered adding oats or nut butters to a smoothie but it does make sense. I love making smoothies (love my Blendtec!) but like you, I find that they don’t always fill me up. Thanks for the tip!

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