Hungry? Jump It Out!

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.

Hello, hello! How’s your Monday going so far?

I just got back from running a bunch of errands. I’m doing a big photo shoot for the recipes that I developed for the Almond Board of California on Wednesday, so I went out to buy some last-minute props and supplies. Tomorrow, I’m shopping for groceries and then cooking a few of the recipes ahead of time. Basically, Wednesday is going to be nuts (pun intended)! I’ve put some much work into these recipes and photo shoot, I just want everything to go well, ya know? I always put so much pressure on myself for these types of things, but I feel like I am really organized with this project (I’ve made so many lists and timelines), so I hope everything goes well!

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FYI: My photos and recipes will be on CNC in the coming weeks. They’re slimmed-down, comfort foods using almonds and various almond ingredients. I can’t wait to share them with you guys!!

Ok, let’s get to some of my eats for the day!


Decaf almond milk latte


Sorry-looking, but delicious two-ingredient pancake with almond butter, chia seeds, and a glass of OJ

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Dried white nectarines

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Annie’s mac & cheese with steamed spinach and roasted Brussels sprouts

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Piña colada coconut milk yogurt with a side of pug creeper

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I saw this little tidbit in Health (January/February 2014) the other day and thought it was really interesting:

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Exercise with up-and-down motions makes you less hungry? Say what?!

I read this little article early last week, so I took note of how I felt after my CrossFit workouts (jumping verses not jumping). Overall, I can’t really say that I noticed a big difference in my hunger, but there was one particular box jump workout where I didn’t get hungry for awhile afterward. Perhaps related?

Questions of the Day

How do you deal with big projects?

Are you someone who puts a lot of pressure on yourself?

Have you ever noticed that up-and-down workouts make you less hungry?

P.S. If you are free tomorrow afternoon, please join me for a Google Hangout about how to keep weight off for good! Some of my favorite blogger friends will be joining me too!



  1. In September my siblings and I put on a big birthday bash (approximately 80 people) for my parents and I was the “project manager.” I have six siblings so tried to make sure everyone had something they were in charge of. I had an excel spreadsheet with ALOT of tabs to keep track of every little detail. It was nuts but it worked! Party a big success. Not sure I would volunteer to do that again any time soon though LOL

    Good luck with your photo shoot! You will be awesome as usual 🙂

  2. I did a boot camp class this morning (at 5:45, ughhh) which involved jumping rope for 90 seconds in between each block of work. Although I was starving afterwards, I have noticed my hunger levels have been pretty low throughout the day. Wonder if the two really are related? Interesting!

  3. Good luck on the photo shoot. I am sure it will rock! 🙂
    Mmmm….I love almond milk lattes. I find that WF brand vanilla unsweetened produces the best froth!

  4. I *wish* I was good with making lists/timelines for big projects! I’m more of a procratinate then fly by the seat of your pants/work better under pressure type of gal. 🙂

    With that being said – I’m sure your project will work out wonderfully!

  5. I look forward to those almond recipes! I don’t know about up and down movements but anytime I do a super intense or super long workouts I don’t feel very hungry for awhile afterwards.

  6. I put way too much pressure on myself – so much so that I psych myself out! Are you taking the photos yourself? Do you have a daylight lamp/light? We’re having nothing but dark dull mornings at the moment, pain in the bum for food photography! Looking forward to the recipes -just bake almond flour cookies this afternoon!

  7. Just like you I put a lot of pressure on myself! I like everything to be perfect and organized. Leading up to the project I am making timelines and to-do list like crazy! When you run you go up and down and I always feel less hungry after a long run but if I am doing a weight workout I am starving after! That is really interesting!

  8. I LOVE almond butter – especially on pumpkin pancakes – I am addicted to your pumpkin pancake recipe. Can’t wait to try your almond recipes.

    Preparation is key for any big project. Breaking things down in small steps or actions helps…. thus I do not feel overwhelmed.

  9. I just got a few new pretty notebooks for making lists! I am currently making lots of lists for Annabelle’s first birthday party.

    Don’t stress, everything will be wonderful as usual! I can’t wait to see your recipes. 🙂

    I find that I am hungry after a workout, no matter what type!

  10. I actually think that jumping workouts make me *more* hungry – not immediately after, as with any workout for me, but they’re tougher and I think because I burn more calories/use more energy, I’m hungry for more after!

  11. If I plan ahead and don’t procrastinate, I feel much better about big projects! I definitely put a lot of pressure on myself 🙂 I think finishing my thesis taught me how to plan ahead for large projects!

  12. I am notorious for putting a lot of pressure on myself, but I have found that with big projects I just have to sit down and get it organized and then I can accomplish it. I am big on organization and when things aren’t organized I feel out of whack and that is when I tend to get overwhelmed.

  13. Can’t wait to see the recipes! I definitely put a lot of pressure on myself and after the project or task is completed, I always say I’m not going to do that again, but I continue to do it, ugh!

    That’s interesting about the jumping workouts making one feel more hungry. I haven’t noticed that before. I’ll have to keep that in mind when I can do box jumps and double unders again!

  14. what i find funny is running makes me not want to eat for hours. any other exercise-weight lifting, hiit, videos, or especially walking- makes me starving after. so weird…

  15. I do notice with CrossFit that when WODs are chippers or FGB-style workouts, I’m generally not that hungry even though I go after work and before dinner, but after heavy strength WODs (back squats, deadlifts, cleans), I am FAMISHED and can’t get food into me fast enough! Love it.

  16. I’m terrible and always put pressure on myself over the smallest things!

    I can’t say if jumping up and down (box jumps) make me less hungry. I haven’t noticed at least.

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